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Energy Department announces new director of Indian office (May 19, 2015)

Chris Deschene is best known as the Navajo Nation presidential candidate who was ordered off the ballot last year.

Opinion: Protecting sacred places should matter to everyone (May 19, 2015)

Over the last 10 years, I have traveled around the world documenting the uniqueness of indigenous cultures and the universality of values that honor the sacred spiritual dimension of land and water.

Oglala Sioux chef working on plans for restaurant and truck (May 19, 2015)

Sean Sherman, better known as The Sioux Chef, has been busy since the launch of his catering business in Minnesota.

Rosebud Sioux student to wear eagle plume for graduation (May 19, 2015)

School officials initially balked at the request but the student's sister and other Native students came to her defense.

Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation (May 19, 2015)

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.

Police officers on Navajo Nation often go out on patrol alone (May 19, 2015)

The tribe only has 30 officers on duty at any one time to serve a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

George Tiger seeks re-election as leader of Muscogee Nation (May 19, 2015)

The chief was facing a removal petition but opponents failed to gather enough signatures to order an impeachment hearing.

Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students (May 19, 2015)

John Herrington spent 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes in space as part of a 2002 mission to the International Space Station.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signs agreement for burial sites (May 19, 2015)

The federal and state governments will consult with the tribe on projects that affect burial grounds and other important sites.

Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature (May 19, 2015)

Stephen Adkins is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Native Sun News: Program helps offenders rebuild their lives (May 19, 2015)

In the eight years that the Health & Human Services’ Rebound Program has been helping those trying to reintegrate into society after a stint in jail or prison, more than 800 people have benefited from their services.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on water rights (May 19, 2015)

Michael Connor, the deputy secretary of the Interior Department who has worked on several tribal settlements, is on the witness list.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation building for a brighter future (May 19, 2015)

Business is booming in the Cherokee Nation. What we didn’t expect was to what extent our economic footprint had grown—by more than 50 percent over the last four years.

Native caucus upset with Democrats in hot Senate campaign (May 19, 2015)

The California Democratic Party Native American Caucus has 'deep concerns' about Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding (May 19, 2015)

The largest rural water project in North America was originally intended to provide clean drinking water to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation by piping water from the Missouri river to reservation residents.

Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline (May 19, 2015)

People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fight (May 19, 2015)

Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population.

Mary Pember: Memories of racism come back in a police stop (May 19, 2015)

The public debate over police violence against unarmed black men has reminded me of the same police treatment of Native men and the palpable lack of public concern.