Lower Brule Sioux Tribe council meeting ends in shouting match (April 16, 2015)
The meeting was the first since the passing of Chairman Michael Jandreau, who died on April 3 after leading the tribe for 36 years.
Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition (April 16, 2015)
Another year, another effort by the tribe go gain federal status through an act of Congress.
Manitoba agrees to pay funeral bill for murdered Native woman (April 16, 2015)
Angela Poorman, 29, was murdered in Winnipeg last December. Her case remains unsolved.
President of Rosebud Sioux Tribe removed after ethics hearing (April 16, 2015)
The council voted unanimously to remove Cyril Scott and barred him from running for office in the future.
Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (April 16, 2015)
The state issued emergency regulations to make it easier for Native families and tribes to join child welfare cases.
Colorado House approves bill to restrict use of Indian mascots (April 16, 2015)
The bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Sen. Barrasso highlights 100 days of work on Indian legislation (April 16, 2015)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held nine hearings, including two on reservations, and has advanced nearly a dozen bills since the start of the 114th Congress.
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (April 16, 2015)
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians will be extended for two years under a bill that is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Death rituals among the Mohawk people (April 16, 2015)
As Iroquois (Onkweh) we are taught our souls are not of this earth but originated in another dimension to which we return when our time on this land is completed.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up tribal labor measure (April 16, 2015)
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act treats tribes and their enterprises in the same manner as states and local governments when it comes to federal labor law.
New York City approves marker where Indian slaves were sold (April 16, 2015)
The market in lower Manhattan opened in 1711 and slaves were sold there until 1726.
Walt Lamar: Addicts in Indian Country turning to spiked heroin (April 16, 2015)
As prescription drugs have become harder to obtain and harder to get a high from, opioid addicts have been turning to heroin, both in Indian Country and throughout the nation.
Karin Eagle: UNITY media summit draws people to reservation (April 16, 2015)
Following the official announcement of the UNITY media summit set for May 2 in Allen, South Dakota, there has been a huge response from both near and far
Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (April 16, 2015)
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.
James Giago Davies: Just another crazy breed Lakota in the IHS (April 16, 2015)
Every honest hearted person keeps two lists, the things they do well, and the things they don’t do well.
Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal (April 16, 2015)
Calling it 'historic,' Senator Steve Daines, (R-Mont.), chaired a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Crow Reservation on April 8.
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