BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements (August 20, 2015)
Tribal social services agencies will be able to go through the BIA to conduct checks on adults before placing children in a foster or temporary home.
Tulalip Tribes mourn deaths of four young people in accident (August 20, 2015)
A pickup crashed into a hatchery pond on the reservation and all four occupants drowned.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute (August 20, 2015)
More than 230 people -- including some who are deceased -- are facing removal from the Michigan tribe.
Three incumbents seek re-election for council of Mohegan Tribe (August 20, 2015)
The tribe typically does not disclose much about its elections.
Grand Traverse Band purchases interest in development project (August 20, 2015)
The tribe's economic development corporation invested in a retail, housing and commercial development in Acme, Michigan.
Indigenous marchers clash with officers and soldiers in Ecuador (August 20, 2015)
The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, the largest indigenous group in the country, is leading the call for protests.
South Dakota waits 13 years to arrest Crow Creek Sioux woman (August 20, 2015)
Attorney General Marty Jackley took credit for an arrest dating back to a criminal complaint filed in 2002 that itself was linked to an election-related crime in 1999.
DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act (August 20, 2015)
Tribes have been seeking access to national criminal information databases for years.
Lakota Country Times: Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack (August 20, 2015)
For most it would seem that keeping Native children with Native families is smart policy.
Dana Lone Elk: A hot bowl of Lakota soup makes your life better (August 20, 2015)
Even when it is 100 degrees out a hot bowl of soup will still fill you up and make life better.
Ivan Star: Teach our youth about traditional tribal government (August 20, 2015)
I have been hearing an occasional word or two among a small percentage of our young people regarding traditional government.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists seek overhaul (August 20, 2015)
For the past week, there has been more activity outside the Northern Cheyenne Tribal offices than inside.
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