University of Minnesota sees surge in Native student enrollment (April 23, 2015)
The university is located on the site of a former boarding school and is required to waive tuition for eligible Native students.
Native actors storm off set of Adam Sandler film in New Mexico (April 23, 2015)
Outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly praised the actors for taking a stand against stereotypes in Hollywood.
Incoming leader of Navajo Nation stresses importance of youth (April 23, 2015)
Russell Begaye, who easily won the presidential election, hopes to lure young tribal members back to the reservation.
Kaibab Paiute Tribe welcomes designation as 1st dark sky nation (April 23, 2015)
The tribe has established quality outdoor lighting policy and rehabilitated existing lighting on its reservation on the Arizona-Utah border.
Burns Paiute Tribe investigates fire that destroyed two bulidings (April 23, 2015)
Fire crews were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to additional buildings at the tribal headquarters.
Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site (April 23, 2015)
The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.
Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd (April 23, 2015)
The last six months have proven quite productive for the herd -- nine calves have been born since April 8.
Lakota Country Times: Tribal citizens named to education board (April 23, 2015)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) announced members of the Native American Student Achievement Advisory Council.
Dana Lone Elk: Lakota people still carry on fight of Crazy Horse (April 23, 2015)
We don't need a statue for tourists to look at and take pictures by. Crazy Horse is in our heart and spirit.
Opinion: First Lady brings truth with remarks about Native youth (April 23, 2015)
Michelle Obama joins a short list of government public figures that have acknowledged the root causes of Native American struggles.
Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country (April 23, 2015)
A gentleman by the name of Randolph Holy-Day laid a question in front of me and asked for my view on it.
BIA faces fire over latest reforms to federal recognition process (April 23, 2015)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn faced criticism from tribal leaders and lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (April 23, 2015)
Lake Vermilion’s reputation as one of the state’s premier walleye lakes dodged a potential bullet this past week, thanks to the efforts of the Bois Forte Tribal Council.
Marijuana seen as new frontier in tribal economic development (April 23, 2015)
Tribes in California, Washington, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Arizona and Oklahoma have expressed interest in revising their laws and policies towards marijuana.
Editorial: Maine governor fails to treat sovereign tribes as equals (April 23, 2015)
There is a lot of work to be done to build a relationship of mutual trust, and the state has a responsibility to meet the tribes at least halfway.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes bill to renew NAHASDA (April 23, 2015)
The bill is now ready for consideration on the Senate floor, a significant step for a law that expired in September 2013.
Brazil to host inaugural World Indigenous Games this September (April 23, 2015)
Some 4,000 athletes representing 22 countries are expected to participate in the event.
Senate approves anti-trafficking measure with tribal provisions (April 23, 2015)
Tribes are eligible for grants from a new fund created by the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The bill awaits action in the House.
Interview with Gyasi Ross about spoken word release 'Isskootsik' (April 23, 2015)
An interview with attorney and author Gyasi Ross about his upcoming spoken world release.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux student vies for Miss Indian World (April 23, 2015)
One of this year’s Miss Indian World contestants offers to her Oglala Lakota Nation peers a ray of hope that life offers endless possibilities.
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