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Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on schools Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on schools
Bureau of Indian Education Director Charles Roessel offered a strong defense of the Obama administration's efforts to restructure the agency.
Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk
Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.
Tennessee groups file civil rights suit over recognition status Tennessee groups file civil rights suit over recognition status
The Remnant Yuchi Nation, the Tanasi Tribe and the United Eastern Lenape Tribe are seeking more than $60 million in damages.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe issues statement on marijuana Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe issues statement on marijuana
The tribe has not legalized marijuana or hemp but the idea alone is already generating opposition.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes Pueblo land measure Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes Pueblo land measure
The Albuquerque Indian School Act requires the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 11 acres in trust for the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico.
11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case 11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case
A federal judge blocked the state from imposing utility and rental taxes on the reservation.
Chumash Tribe reaches fire services agreement with county Chumash Tribe reaches fire services agreement with county
The tribe will pay for a new firefighter paramedic position and a $1.6 million ladder truck.
FBI broke rules in probe into Keystone XL Pipeline opponents FBI broke rules in probe into Keystone XL Pipeline opponents
Agents failed to secure permission from top officials as they investigated a group called Tar Sands Blockade.
Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of  Navajo Nation Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation
It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.
Witness list for House subcommittee land-into-trust hearing Witness list for House subcommittee land-into-trust hearing
Congress authorized the land-into-trust process in Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.
Sentence for theft of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe ceremonial pipe Sentence for theft of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe ceremonial pipe
James Short Bear went on a crime spree last year, stealing from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Postal Service.
Brandon Ecoffey: Evaluating our priorities in the Native media Brandon Ecoffey: Evaluating our priorities in the Native media
Over the past couple of years the Native news industry has increasingly become separated into two different camps.
Lakota Country Times: Tribal students win Gates scholarships Lakota Country Times: Tribal students win Gates scholarships
The official announcement was out on Friday, May 1 from the American Indian Graduate Program that 11 students in South Dakota had been selected for the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Native Sun News: Film tackles tribal recognition controversy Native Sun News: Film tackles tribal recognition controversy
As part of the folklore and community mythology in New York and New Jersey for many is the saying, 'Don’t go in to the mountains, because the ‘Jackson Whites’ will get you.'
Monique Vondall-Rieke: Indian victims still treated differently Monique Vondall-Rieke: Indian victims still treated differently
It is time, again, for us to band together to suggest ways to improve Indian Country justice at every level.

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