Guilty pleas and sentences for Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption (April 20, 2015)
The former president of Stone Child College and her husband pleaded guilty to federal income tax fraud.
Applications available for Cobell settlement scholarship funds (April 20, 2015)
Applications are due June 1 and scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming fall semester
Tribes seek access to criminal system in child placement cases (April 20, 2015)
The state of Washington will no longer provide criminal background check information to tribes.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing (April 20, 2015)
The committee will take up S.710 to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act. The hearing focuses on road safety in Indian Country.
St. Croix Band debate over marijuana leads to restraining order (April 20, 2015)
Aimee Awonohopay said a fellow council member yelled and put his hand on her at a tribal meeting.
National Park Service proposes rule for tribal gathering of plants (April 20, 2015)
Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants and plant parts in national parks and monuments.
Widower of Wilma Mankiller 'excited' about Woman on 20s effort (April 20, 2015)
Charlie Soap said he was surprised when he found out his late wife was among four finalists to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
Opinion: Media ignores tribal ownership of our water in Arizona (April 20, 2015)
In many articles published this year and last about drought and potential water shortages in Arizona, particularly involving the Colorado River, there's one thing the writers constantly omit.
Shingle Springs Band scales back outdoor shooting range plans (April 20, 2015)
The tribe will only install about six or seven shooting lanes and restrict the gun range to members and their guests.
Matt Remle: Disenrollment is a tool of colonialism and conquest (April 20, 2015)
The United States began planting the seeds of disenrollment during the Indian removal and allotment eras, in furtherance of indigenous land dispossession and assimilation.
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Wisconsin treaty rights (April 20, 2015)
The state interferes with the treaty rights of Ojibwe tribes by barring members from hunting deer at night on ceded lands.
Swinomish Tribe pledges to offset losses in local property taxes (April 20, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have affirmed that state and local governments cannot impose taxes on Indian land.
Distributor brings beef produced on reservations to the market (April 20, 2015)
Labatt Food Service of Texas is on a mission to bring Native American beef to the masses.
Gyasi Ross releases spoken word album 'Isskootsik' on May 12 (April 20, 2015)
The attorney and author is adding another title to his resume: recording artist.
Steven Newcomb: Tribal sovereignty or original independence? (April 20, 2015)
To this day we are rightfully free of the colonizers’ imposed words and ideas of domination. It’s just many of us have not yet grasped and acted on this critical point.
House subcommittee to hold hearing on BIA recognition reform (April 20, 2015)
The title of the hearing appears to point to a sinister motive for the reforms being considered by the Obama administration.
Mohegan Tribe supports re-election of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (April 20, 2015)
The Democrat garnered a reputation as an Indian fighter during his tenure as attorney general in Connecticut.
Column: Telling the truth about the Ramapough Lunaape Nation (April 20, 2015)
On a low-lying bank of the Ramapo River are the tribal ceremonial grounds and long house of Ramapough Lunaape people.
John Guenther: Tribes should not allow marijuana on their land (April 20, 2015)
With heightened acceptance more and more youth are abusing the drug. Eventually drug laws will be enforced and an entire industry will come tumbling down.
Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide (April 20, 2015)
On a cold morning in February, three grassroots organizations met on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to discuss the continuing suicide epidemic impacting Lakota children.
Native Sun News: County addresses spiritual needs of inmates (April 20, 2015)
In the Pennington County jail, Pansy Hawk Wing donates her time to serve on the Religious Advisory Committee and in the Native American Spiritual Program.
Dolph Hatfield: A conversation about NFL team's racist mascot (April 20, 2015)
Joseph Bennett, an African American gentleman in his early 60’s, was sitting in his usual seat, wearing his customary Indian headdress and burgundy Washington team jacket with its 'Redskin' emblems.
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5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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