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Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries (August 18, 2015)

The Seminole Nation completed its cemetery in November 2014 and the Ponca Tribe is completing work on its cemetery.

Chitimacha Tribe announces O'Neil Darden as new chairman (August 18, 2015)

O'Neil Darden, a newcomer to tribal politics, was elected to serve a two-year term.

Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes (August 18, 2015)

The need for Alaska’s tribes to be able to place their fee lands into trust to improve governance is huge.

Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana (August 18, 2015)

Merely attending a meeting on marijuana might get your tribe a call from the media.

Chukchansi Tribe confirms IRS summons into economic arm (August 18, 2015)

The head of Chukchansi Inc. also sits on the tribal council and Chairman Reggie Lewis wants him suspended from office.

White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug (August 18, 2015)

Tribes in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, have all but declared a war on a drug that is affecting newborns.

Opinion: Church's apology not enough for some Native people (August 18, 2015)

Valenten Lopez: 'How can Pope Francis and the Catholic Church speak or act with moral authority when they know that they have mistreated the indigenous people?'

Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero (August 18, 2015)

Elizabeth Peratrovich is remembered today for her role in the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.

Dermot Cole: Native men still seeking justice after 18 years (August 18, 2015)

There are those who believe the Native men were wrongly convicted, that racism had a lot to do with it and white men would have never been convicted in similar circumstances.

Kickapoo Tribe accuses former longtime chairman of breach (August 18, 2015)

Steve Cadue, who led the tribe for much of the past 30 years, was removed from office in January amid budget concerns.

Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (August 18, 2015)

The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.

Research confirms Native use of sweetgrass as bug repellent (August 18, 2015)

The sacred plant was effective at keeping mosquitoes away and is comparable to commercially-available sprays.

NFL team won't give up racist name in exchange for stadium (August 18, 2015)

Preliminary talks are underway for potential sites in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., but the team's president said the racist mascot isn't on the table.

Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide (August 18, 2015)

Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.

Tara Houska: Native people more likely to be shot by police (August 18, 2015)

Ma-hi-vist Goodblanket. Corey Kanosh. Allen Locke. Paul Castaway. Sarah Lee Circle Bear. Do any of these names sound familiar?

Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (August 18, 2015)

Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift.

Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap (August 18, 2015)

Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.