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Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker meets with tribes and youth (July 31, 2015)

When Secretary Pritzker declared that the Department of Commerce is 'open for business,' she meant that this agency would be on the side of all businesses across our country – including Native Americans.

Pacific Northwest tribes 'very worried' about future of salmon (July 31, 2015)

Drought conditions, climate change and disease are threatening the existence of one of the most important tribal food items.

Alaska to recognize tribal domestic violence protection orders (July 31, 2015)

Attorney General Craig Richards issued a formal opinion that said the orders to not have to be entered into the state system to be valid.

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Indian Affairs holds first meeting (July 31, 2015)

Six lawmakers and four tribal leaders largely focused on education for their first meeting at the state capitol in Phoenix.

Muscogee Nation activist dangled from bridge to stop oil ship (July 31, 2015)

Marty Aranaydo came down from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, after spending nearly 40 hours there in protest of energy development.

Tribes caught off-guard with mandate from Affordable Care Act (July 31, 2015)

The Crow Tribe is facing a $1.5 million fine unless it provides health coverage to all of its governmental employees.

Federal murder charges laid for shooting on Crow Reservation (July 31, 2015)

An 18-year-old non-Indian man is accused of killing a couple who was trying to help him after he ran out of gas.

Alex White Plume asks court for permission to plant hemp crop (July 31, 2015)

Former U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon wants tribes to be treated the same as states when it comes to legalized hemp.

Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution (July 31, 2015)

Residents of the reservation blame asthma, respiration illnesses and other health problems on the Reid Gardner Generating Station in Nevada.

Isleta Pueblo welcomes Secretary Sally Jewell for school event (July 31, 2015)

The tribe plans to emphasize culture and language by taking control of the elementary school on the reservation.

Lakota Country Times: Group seeks to boost Pine Ridge tourism (July 31, 2015)

Millions of people visit South Dakota's numerous attractions every year but most bypass the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe keeps people in dark (July 31, 2015)

Staff of the Northern Cheyenne Finance Department might be feeling a little nervous after Treasurer Adam Spang was summoned to a meeting to be advised of an impending vote for his removal.

Native Sun News: Rapid City mayor denies claim of retaliation (July 31, 2015)

The newly-elected mayor cut the proposed $40,000 budget of previous years for publishing the City Council Meeting minutes in the Native Sun News.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Rapid City mayor's year of retaliation (July 31, 2015)

As a privately owned newspaper, wholly dependent on subscriptions and advertising sales, we knew running a story exposing racist remarks and actions by Rapid City mayoral candidate Steve Allender, could prove costly.

Brandon Ecoffey: Rapid City continues with tradition of racism (July 31, 2015)

The city that once played home to land snatchers and race baiting newspaper men in the mid to late 1800’s has continued on with its legacy of welcoming outright racism.