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Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska symposium focuses on Native issues (May 5, 2015)

The symposium set for May 14-15 incorporates the commission’s Standing Bear Breakfast and will be informative for anyone concerned about the future wellbeing of Natives in the Great Plains.

Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school (May 5, 2015)

A dormitory supervisor who was sentenced to three years for abusing Native boys will have to serve eight years instead.

Restaurant apologizes for racial comment to Native filmmaker (May 5, 2015)

Laura Milliken was shocked when a server at a restaurant blamed a high rate of crime on Native people.

Judge won't dismiss Indian voting rights case in South Dakota (May 5, 2015)

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe want Jackson County to create a satellite voter registration office on the reservation.

School tells Indian student not to wear beaded graduation cap (May 5, 2015)

A young member of the Bishop Paiute Tribe of California wants to wear a cap that was beaded by her grandmother.

California Racial Mascots Act passes Assembly with 60-9 vote (May 5, 2015)

The bill applies to four schools that still use the racist 'Redskins' mascot.

Navajo Nation man enters guilty plea for fatal shooting in 2011 (May 5, 2015)

Philbert Rentz, 29, admitted to voluntary manslaughter and to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Quinault Nation hails dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership (May 5, 2015)

President Fawn Sharp affirmed that Lake Quinault 'undisputedly' lies within the boundaries of the reservation.

Air Force general resigns after comment about 'drunk' Indians (May 5, 2015)

The general said a photo of two officers made them look 'drunker than 10,000 Indians.'

Incoming president of Navajo Nation prepares for inauguration (May 5, 2015)

Russell Begaye will be sworn into office in a ceremony in Fort Defiance, Arizona, on May 12.

Isolated tribes in Amazon continue to face threats to existence (May 5, 2015)

One community is being blamed for a fatal attack while another battles an epidemic that has claimed the lives of at least four children.

Tulalip Tribes support ban on t-shirts deemed to be disruptive (May 5, 2015)

Some students were seen wearing t-shirts linked to the fatal October 2014 shooting at a local high school.

Acting chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe defends leadership (May 5, 2015)

Vice Chairman Kevin Wright assumed the tribe's top post shortly before the death of longtime Chairman Michael Jandreau.

Osage Nation adopts banishment for dangerous drug offenders (May 5, 2015)

People who are convicted of selling, manufacturing or distributing dangerous drugs now face a mandatory banishment of five years or more.

GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (May 5, 2015)

Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.

Opinion: Let's place a different Cherokee leader on the $20 bill (May 5, 2015)

John Ross deserves a prominent place on our currency. But that doesn’t mean Andrew Jackson should go completely.

Native actors not finding many roles in Hollywood productions (May 5, 2015)

Data from the Screen Actors Guild shows an extremely small number of options.

Lakota Country Times: Loan fund expands beyond reservation (May 5, 2015)

Lakota Funds has expanded their service area to increase opportunities for business ventures located within a 50-mile radius of the exterior boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News: Tribes keep up fight against Keystone XL plan (May 5, 2015)

The pipeline, dubbed the Black Snake by opponents, has given rise to spirit camps along its route, in which tipis are erected to support direct action and peaceful resistance, if permits are granted for construction across 1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.

Steven Newcomb: Debating our existence as 'tribes' or nations (May 5, 2015)

Were there 'tribes' existing here in our part of the world before the Christian Europeans invasively arrived with that word?