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New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.
Column: Chester Nez served his country with Navajo language Column: Chester Nez served his country with Navajo language
Scrolling through my Facebook page March 29, the name Chester Nez rolled up on my screen. That name sounded so familiar.
Youth leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe charged with sexual abuse Youth leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe charged with sexual abuse
Kayla Muriel Brown, the reigning Miss Hoopa Valley, is accused of abusing a minor.
California Indian Legal Services announces new VAWA project California Indian Legal Services announces new VAWA project
The project will provide advocacy and legal services to domestic violence survivors in San Diego County.
Tribal courts seek greater access to state and federal systems Tribal courts seek greater access to state and federal systems
Tribes can access the National Instant Criminal Background Check System but can't submit data despite the requirements in the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation sees $195M in buyback offers Standing Rock Sioux Reservation sees $195M in buyback offers
The tribe is hosting four meetings next week to help landowners decide whether they want to sell their fractional interests.
Nebraska measure seeks to improve Indian Child Welfare Act Nebraska measure seeks to improve Indian Child Welfare Act
The bill creates stronger guidelines to ensure tribes and Indian families are notified and are given every opportunity to keep Indian children in their communities.
Federal bank to start center for Indian economic development Federal bank to start center for Indian economic development
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis expects to open the Center for Indian Country Development by the middle of the year.
Alaina Buffalo Spirit: Oppose coal for Northern Cheyenne Tribe Alaina Buffalo Spirit: Oppose coal for Northern Cheyenne Tribe
I agree that our people need to work to build our economy. But we won’t prosper from an industry that will destroy our land, water and plants.
Navajo Nation man headed to trial over fatal shooting in 2011 Navajo Nation man headed to trial over fatal shooting in 2011
Philbert Rentz has seen his case go to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals twice for a deadly shooting on the Utah portion of the reservation.
Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday
Michael Jandreau was hailed as a promoter of economic development and stability on the reservation.
Former leader of Paiute Tribe to appeal removal over NFL gifts Former leader of Paiute Tribe to appeal removal over NFL gifts
Gari Lafferty now insists she did nothing wrong despite acknowledging she may have violated the tribe's ethics rules by accepting a free trip to Washington, D.C.
Native Sun News: 'First Nations' park in Rapid City takes shape Native Sun News: 'First Nations' park in Rapid City takes shape
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, the visionary, imagined a place that would offer the community a chance to enjoy quiet contemplation on the contributions and achievements of notable Indians who left their indelible mark on American Indian history.
David Wilkins: Tribal leaders can't stay silent on disenrollment David Wilkins: Tribal leaders can't stay silent on disenrollment
Native leaders are hoping this infection will heal itself, but without the right medicine, in time, it will spread and cause profound harm to us all by finally crippling sovereignty.
Steven Newcomb: Challenge system of domination in Indian law Steven Newcomb: Challenge system of domination in Indian law
Part of the process of decolonization involves using the term domination to reference the United States and the U.S. federal Indian law and policy system.
Walt Lamar: Tribes weigh big issues with marijuana cultivation Walt Lamar: Tribes weigh big issues with marijuana cultivation
Since the Department of Justice's unexpected policy announcement in December regarding marijuana in Indian Country, many tribes are carefully considering the unintended consequences of addressing their approach to marijuana.

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