Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing (June 22, 2015)
President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Chairman Darrell Seki will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
IHS requests public comment on LGBT issues in Indian Country (June 22, 2015)
A public meeting will be held sometime this summer as part of a new initiative to address the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Steven Newcomb: System of dominance thrust on our nations (June 22, 2015)
Nowhere in the text of the UNDRIP is the counter-argument made that nations and peoples called 'indigenous' have not been successfully conquered, but instead have been wrongfully forced to exist for centuries under unjust forms of domination.
David Walker: IHS fails to recognize and respond to oppression (June 22, 2015)
The Indian Health Service doesn’t acknowledge the reality of oppression within the lives of Native people.
Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru (June 22, 2015)
Representatives of four Quechua communities will build the Q’eswachaka Bridge on the National Mall.
Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservation (June 22, 2015)
Details are scarce but 18 people have been arrested on drug, firearms and other charges.
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (June 22, 2015)
The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.
Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care (June 22, 2015)
The Durant Democrat shares the final segment of an interview with the leader of the third-largest tribe in the United States.
Elizabeth Morris: More funding won't stop Indian child abuse (June 22, 2015)
Handing additional funding and control to corrupt tribal leaders is not the best way to help victims.
Authorities probe police officer shooting on Spirit Lake Nation (June 22, 2015)
Family and friends are looking for information following the death of Joe Charboneau last week.
Severe storm claims life of man from Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (June 22, 2015)
Storms struck the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation and the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation over the weekend.
Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman (June 22, 2015)
Duane Benson is facing a federal arson charge for an incident prior to the death of Jessie Waters on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Brit Bennett: Terrorism's roots reach deep into White America (June 22, 2015)
Media outlets have been reluctant to classify the Charleston shooting as terrorism, despite how eerily it echoes our country’s history of terrorism.
Chris Rickert: Wisconsin school made right call on racist images (June 22, 2015)
If a shirt featuring, say, Little Black Sambo can be considered a racially harassing 'disruption or distraction' then a shirt with the absurdly smiling face of the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo seems just as objectionable.
Editorial: Marijuana won't benefit Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (June 22, 2015)
Reservations should strongly consider what, exactly, they're getting into before legalizing marijuana growth and use.
Native Sun News: Crow Tribe collaborates on Bighorn rest area (June 22, 2015)
At the 139th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn Battle, thousands of visitors will throng to the third most popular tourist attraction in Montana.
Kevin Blackistone: NFL fans are guilty of cultural appropriation (June 22, 2015)
You want to pretend to be Native American? You want to pretend to be black? Then see what it’s like to be at the top of those misery statistics.
James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community (June 22, 2015)
Much of my life has been an underachieving waste, but where I succeeded—I have a family, three boys I love, and I tell them I love them every single day.
Dennis Olson: Head Start makes a difference in Indian Country (June 22, 2015)
I am among the 32 million Americans Head Start has served since its creation in 1965, and I can speak firsthand to the incredible difference early childhood education makes in a young life.
Maulian Smith: An ugly war over a racist school mascot in Maine (June 22, 2015)
Skowhegan stands alone with 'Indian' as their school mascot.
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