Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds field hearing in Wyoming (April 1, 2015)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) heard from tribal leaders, law enforcement and other witnesses about drugs in Indian Country.
Chickasaw Nation sets walk to raise awareness of sexual assault (April 1, 2015)
The seventh annual Stomp Out Sexual Assault Walk takes place April 11 in Ada, Oklahoma.
Hoopa Valley Tribe sees setback as fire destroys housing agency (April 1, 2015)
Chairwoman Danielle Vigil-Masten said the loss of the Hoopa Housing Authority building would cause a disruption in services.
The agency is working on getting the data back online after it mysteriously disappeared sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday.
The executive and legislative branches are lashing out at the judiciary as the saga continues.
The Michigan-based tribe wants to follow the Indian Reorganization Act and form a government.
Shingle Springs Band to conduct sound tests for shooting range (April 1, 2015)
The tests will take several months so the tribe won't be rushing the project amid local concerns.
Pamunkey Tribe refutes criticism of federal recognition petition (April 1, 2015)
An opposition group submitted a letter just last week even though the comment period closed in September 2014.
Non-Indian businesses asked to vacate properties in California (April 1, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't directly involved and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians doesn't own the properties in question.
Paiute Tribe moves to oust leader for accepting NFL team's gifts (April 1, 2015)
Chairwoman Gari Lafferty accepted a free trip to Washington, D.C., and is feeling the fallout.
Eastern Cherokee Chief Michell Hicks won't pursue a fourth term (April 1, 2015)
Five candidates have filed to run for leader of North Carolina's only federally-recognized tribe.
South Dakota authorities quiet on ruling in landmark ICWA case (April 1, 2015)
A National Public Radio investigation prompted a public outcry but a federal judge's decision has officials declining to comment.
The Interior Department understandably wants to ensure that its standards for oil and gas operations conducted on public land, which haven’t been updated in decades, reflect the reality of the fracking boom and allay concerns about water contamination near well sites.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine project (April 1, 2015)
A company that wants to be the first to mine for uranium in South Dakota’s underground water table omitted any mention of the Oglala Sioux tribal government’s staunch legal battle against the proposal.
Mary Grayson: Cherokee Nation race loses only female candidate (April 1, 2015)
Could it have been her credentials and years of experience in tribal governance that caused the only female candidate running in 2015 for Chief of the Cherokee Nation to suddenly, and without warning, drop out.
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5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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