House panel holds first hearing with Indian and Insular Affairs (March 18, 2015)
Obama administration officials presented the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (March 18, 2015)
Tribal representatives expressed strong support for S.710 but no one from the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified.
Red Cliff Band designates entire reservation as a wolf sanctuary (March 18, 2015)
The wolf, or ma’iingan in the Ojibwe language, is considered the brother of man.
Eastern Cherokees make changes to exercise VAWA authority (March 18, 2015)
The tribe is looking at its jury selection rules in order to arrest, prosecute and sentence non-Indian domestic violence offenders.
US Attorney in South Dakota chooses liaison to work with tribes (March 18, 2015)
Troy Morley is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.
Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects (March 18, 2015)
Of the 11 tribes that received funds, 10 will use the money for solar energy projects.
Editorial: Include all Washington tribes in public school curricula (March 18, 2015)
Lawmakers missed a great chance to do right by one of our region’s greatest tribes, the Chinook Indian Nation.
Suquamish Tribe reports results of election for council members (March 18, 2015)
Rich Purser, Sammy Mabe and Luther 'Jay' Mills won their election bids.
Column: Replace an Indian killer on $20 bill with Wilma Mankiller (March 18, 2015)
It’s not radical to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill.
Alaska requests more time to consider position in ICWA dispute (March 18, 2015)
The state's new leaders are still studying the case, which is being closely watched by tribes and the Department of Justice.
Montana tribe pays respects to late attorney Evelyn Stevenson (March 18, 2015)
Stevenson worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for more than 30 years and was known as an advocate for the Indian Child Welfare Act.
BIA schedules consultations and meetings for ICWA regulation (March 18, 2015)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the rule will ensure greater compliance by state courts and child welfare agencies.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe rounds up dogs in response to fatal attack (March 18, 2015)
Julia Charging Whirlwind, 49, was killed by a pack of dogs on Saturday morning.
Native Sun News: Ernestine Chasing Hawk takes over as editor (March 18, 2015)
Ernestine Chasing Hawk will be promoted to editor of the Native Sun News effective April 1
Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (March 18, 2015)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.
Native Sun News: Oil spill threatens North Dakota tribe's water (March 18, 2015)
It wasn’t until two years ago that the families in this rural community of 600 were able to connect to running supplies of drinking water.
Andre Cramblit: A journey continues after weight loss surgery (March 18, 2015)
Prior to my surgery I weighed 370 pounds and had a BMI of 55.
Steve Russell: Free speech protects jerks like NFL team owner (March 18, 2015)
'Redskins' is certainly immoral, and it’s scandalous that public disparaging of Native peoples is still practiced in 21st century.
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