Editorial: County stonewalling Chumash Tribe on development (June 26, 2015)
The U.S. Congress is trying to do something folks in Santa Barbara County have been unable to do — start a useful conversation between local governments.
Land buy-back hits milestone with over $500M in purchases (June 26, 2015)
More than 24,000 landowners have benefited from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations so far.
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (June 26, 2015)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (June 26, 2015)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.
Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (June 26, 2015)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is planning a $250 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Bethel, Alaska.
Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (June 26, 2015)
The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.
North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (June 26, 2015)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.
Sherman Alexie to release 'Thunder Boy Jr.' picture book in 2016 (June 26, 2015)
The book, to be released in May 2016, tells the story of a young boy with the same name as his father.
University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man (June 26, 2015)
One mural shows a shirtless Indian man, with his back turned, kneeling by a noose. Two White stand next to him with guns.
Lakota Country Times: Few answers about mine on Pine Ridge (June 26, 2015)
Two weeks ago a meeting was held in a vacant office space in downtown Rapid City.
Native Sun News: Project brings economic hope to Pine Ridge (June 26, 2015)
'Poverty ends today on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation' was the proclamation made by Thunder Valley’s program Director Nick Tilson.
Michael Connor: Making informed decisions for land buy-back (June 26, 2015)
This week, the Department of the Interior hit a significant milestone, paying more than $500 million to approximately 30,000 individual landowners through the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
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5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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