Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice (August 28, 2015)
The 1855 Treaty Authority hopes to provoke a court battle to confirm off-reservation harvesting rights.
Supreme Court Justice Thomas favors conservative leaning briefs (August 28, 2015)
A study looked a majority opinions issued by the high court and found a striking ideological overlap from a justice who has been hostile to Indian interests.
Opinion: Supreme Court should pass on Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (August 28, 2015)
The petition to move the remains of the greatest athlete this planet ever produced from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma is surely being examined this summer with a special level of intrigue by the justices and their inner circle.
County sheriff questions authority of tribal officers in New Mexico (August 28, 2015)
Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan doesn't think Ohkay Owingeh has authority to ticket non-Indians in tribal court.
Native executive wasn't surprised by 'No Natives please' rental ad (August 28, 2015)
Namerind Housing Corporation helps Native people find housing in a city where they often face discrimination.
County hopes to revive foreclosure lawsuit against Cayuga Nation (August 28, 2015)
The Supreme Court refused to entertain an appeal after the county's law firm missed a critical deadline.
Washington Supreme Court affirms legality of tribal gas compacts (August 28, 2015)
A non-Indian group disputed a provision that requires tax revenues to be shared with tribes.
Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level (August 28, 2015)
We need a lot of de-colonizing of our thinking, our perceptions, our relations and our actions leading to the re-assertion of Indigenous nations and civilizations.
Kyle Mays: Connections between Creole and Native communities (August 28, 2015)
If you scour the Internet, you can find numerous sites that celebrate being Creole, but they don’t usually cite a specific Indigenous community or tribe.
Simon Moya-Smith: A Republican slur on our indigenous relatives (August 28, 2015)
For years I’ve said it is ironic that the descendants of a continent across an ocean would have the audacity to refer to the southern indigenous people of this continent as 'illegal.'
Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (August 28, 2015)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.
Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers (August 28, 2015)
Water levels will affect the survival of salmon and other fish that play a key role in tribal culture.
Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden breaks ground (August 28, 2015)
The vision of having a place that immortalizes in bronze four iconic figures who left their indelible mark on Native history, medicine, religion, philosophy, art, law and public policy is one step closer to becoming a reality.
James Giago Davies: There's trouble brewing on the racist horizon (August 28, 2015)
Kids are ready to go back to school, football season about to kick off, it seems like just another late August, but something is brewing, something disturbing moves in a mysterious way.
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses Cobell deadline (August 28, 2015)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright announced that the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has missed the deadline for administering their Cobell Land Buy Back program.
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