Council member of Grand Traverse Band accused of assault (May 11, 2015)
Derek Bailey is accused of sexually assaulting two victims, including one who was under the age of 13.
Mayoral hopeful denies being racist at debate in Rapid City (May 11, 2015)
Steve Allender, the former police chief, admitted that he made inappropriate comments on the job.
Deadline extended for White House Tribal Youth Gathering (May 11, 2015)
Native youth have until Friday to submit applications and become a part of the historic event in Washington, D.C.
Woman donates 200-acre Iowa farm to Rosebud Sioux Tribe (May 11, 2015)
Ella Jean Ray, who passed away in December at the age of 88, deeded the site to the tribe in her will.
Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management (May 11, 2015)
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.
BIA seeks comments about organization of California tribe (May 11, 2015)
A group on the Pinoleville Pomo Nation wants to organize under the provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act.
Gyasi Ross: Native moms will run the whole world someday (May 11, 2015)
Native mothers simply don’t give up. They can’t give up; not in their DNA.
Washington governor signs tribal marijuana agreement bill (May 11, 2015)
A handful of tribes have expressed interest in entering the marijuana industry in the state.
Opinion: Listen to Nez Perce Tribe on megaload shipments (May 11, 2015)
For over five years, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has worked to impose a terrible pet idea of his on the Nez Perce Tribe: to make U.S. 12 a high-and-wide corridor for football field-sized megaloads.
Marc Simmons: Spanish expedition led to battle in Nebraska (May 11, 2015)
To readers of colonial New Mexico history, the names Coronado, Espejo, Oñate, Vargas, Escalante and De Anza are quite familiar.
Column: Journalists travel to homeland of Oglala Sioux Tribe (May 11, 2015)
When journalists get the opportunity to share and collaborate with those they report on — to give something back rather than simply taking their photos or their statements — it can be life-changing.
Column: Stereotypes of Native people can't pass as humor (May 11, 2015)
Adam Sandler himself is proudly Jewish. Would he find it funny for a Jewish woman with an obscene name to urinate while lighting a menorah?
House subcommittee schedules hearing on land-into-trust (May 11, 2015)
The hearing will focus on the 'inadequate standards' of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (May 11, 2015)
A land-into-trust bill for the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and the Bureau of Indian Education are on the agenda this week.
After more than 130 years of existence, Haskell is experiencing extreme funding shortfalls and reducing the necessary funding to provide educational as well as student extracurricular activities, such as athletics.
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes eye role in wildlife management (May 11, 2015)
For too many years the state has spent significant resources litigating against a tribal say instead of listening.
Native Sun News: Native business celebrates grand opening (May 11, 2015)
Sage & Silver Americana Gallery and Boutique, a new, Native-owned women’s western boutique and art gallery, announced its grand opening celebration.
I used to be the rez chick, pushing a bundled baby down a gravel road with a stick to ward off dogs.
Stanley Heller: Still a ways to go on mascots in Connecticut (May 11, 2015)
There’s been some small progress in Connecticut in getting rid of Indian mascots, but not enough.
Roger Birdbear: Indian mineral owners cheated on royalties (May 11, 2015)
From misuse and misunderstanding of regulations and statute surrounding transportation deductions, poor application of valuation methods, and even to blatant disregard of basic contract law, mineral owners are losing out.
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