Two charged for murder of man at Ohkay Owingeh in New Mexico (July 13, 2015)
Benjamin Youngbear, who went missing in May, was found dead on the reservation. Two non-Indians have been charged for his murder.
Bill John Baker: Health care is top priority for Cherokee Nation (July 13, 2015)
The most important issue for our future, bar none, is access to quality health care.
The Ukiah Daily Journal is running a six-part exclusive series on the tribe's new operation.
Monique Vondall-Rieke: Conservative group's faulty ICWA report (July 13, 2015)
The report by the Goldwater Institute fails to mention that keeping American Indian children in foster care is a multi-billion dollar business for state human service agencies.
Navajo Nation woman drives truck to deliver water to the people (July 13, 2015)
One-third of the 50,000 households on the reservation don't have regular access to clean water.
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.
House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures (July 13, 2015)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on juvenile justice (July 13, 2015)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, is concerned about 'alarming' issues facing young Native Americans.
Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy (July 13, 2015)
Hamilton Seymour, age 15, introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week.
Ex-judge for Menominee Nation sentenced for child pornography (July 13, 2015)
Joseph H. Martin will serve five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge in the case.
Chairman Mickey Gemmill called the raid 'appalling' and said federal authorities knew about the medicinal marijuana operation.
President Barack Obama to make another trip to Indian Country (July 13, 2015)
Chief Gary Batton, the newly-elected leader of the Choctaw Nation, said he will be honored to welcome the president to tribal territory in Oklahoma.
UNITY brings large group of Native youth to the nation's capital (July 13, 2015)
More than 1,800 young Native Americans are in Washington, D.C, for the 39th annual United National Indian Tribal Youth conference.
Lakota Country Times: Name board caves to non-Native pressure (July 13, 2015)
The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names voted to recommend that Harney Peak should not be renamed
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River woman's star quilt off to NMAI (July 13, 2015)
She was just 12 years old when she made her first star quilt. Now at 28, one of her beautifully handcrafted signature star quilts will grace the walls of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian.
Editorial: Every place had a Lakota name before settlers arrived (July 13, 2015)
The suggestion by Basil Brave Heart that the name of Harney Peak be changed to Black Elk Peak has brought out the worst form of bigotry.
Gyasi Ross: Pope Francis issues apology to indigenous peoples (July 13, 2015)
It’s hard enough to admit that I was wrong when I leave the gas tank on empty; imagine asking for forgiveness for genocide, racism, slavery and religious bigotry.
Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands (July 13, 2015)
Since the beginning of time, Indian tribes and individually-owned Indian lands have been treated much like open range laws in the early years of ranching.
Andrea Smith doesn’t know the struggle. She invented her own.
In the 1990s, Andrea Smith sought me out as a Cherokee genealogist, on two separate occasions, to see if she had any connections
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