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BIA announces $1.75M in grants for tribal education programs (August 31, 2015)

Applications for he Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement Program and the Tribal Education Department Grant Program are due September 21.

Chair of Duwamish Tribe presses Secretary Jewell on recognition (August 31, 2015)

Chairwoman Cecile Hansen tracked the leader of the Interior Department to her home in Seattle, Washington.

Spirit Lake Nation declares state of emergency to fight drugs (August 31, 2015)

A resolution blames methamphetamine, prescription drugs and heroin for high rates of violent crime and high rates of child abuse and neglect.

Mississippi Choctaws elect Phyllis Anderson as chief once again (August 31, 2015)

Official results mean the first woman to lead the tribe will serve a second term in office.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers petition to legalize hemp (August 31, 2015)

Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent attorney and activist, is collecting signatures in hopes of forcing a reservation-wide vote on the issue.

Native boy lands role as son of Leonardo DiCaprio in new film (August 31, 2015)

Isaiah Tootoosis landed the role of Young Hawk in The Revenant after a 15-minute audition.

First Native woman Ashley Callingbull wins Mrs. Universe title (August 31, 2015)

The 25-year-old member of the Enoch Cree Nation stood out for focusing on her Native culture.

Pueblo water system held hostage by county in trespassing spat (August 31, 2015)

Officials in Santa Fe County are denying about $23 million for a regional water system that will benefit communities on and off the reservation.

Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the Arctic (August 31, 2015)

At the opening of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), I had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary young Alaskans who are taking important steps to make a meaningful impact on the future of their communities.

Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd (August 31, 2015)

The South Selkirk herd migrates through Kootenai territory and is down to just 14 animals.

More executives targeted in Chippewa Cree Tribe criminal probe (August 31, 2015)

Three executives disclosed the investigation as part of a civil lawsuit filed against them by the tribe.

Mary Annette Pember: Native women betrayed in violence fight (August 31, 2015)

Advocates for indigenous women are outraged by what they call Amnesty International’s betrayal of those caught in the murky world of sex trafficking.

Former Pokagon Band leader to leave Michigan civil rights post (August 31, 2015)

Matthew Wesaw was the first Native American to serve as director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Turtle Talk Poll: The enduring legacy of Supreme Court decision (August 31, 2015)

Although disenrollment wasn't really a word in 1978, the decision in Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez continues to be cited by courts that refuse to get involved in membership disputes.

Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (August 31, 2015)

The Obama administration will be under extreme scrutiny as lawmakers focus on the release of millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.

Fact Sheet: President Barack Obama in Alaska (August 31, 2015)

From White House: President Obama to Announce New Steps to Enhance Administration Collaboration with Alaska Natives, the State of Alaska, and Local Communities.

President Obama restores Alaska Native name of highest peak (August 31, 2015)

Excitement has been building for the president's extended trip to Alaska, which will include a historic visit to a Native village in the Arctic.

Opinion: Islamic extremists are making inroads on reservations (August 31, 2015)

In recent years, Muslims have made inroads onto Indian reservations.

Native Sun News: Lakota 57 parents seek counseling for incident (August 31, 2015)

Some American Horse School parents would like their children to receive the counseling they were promised following the Jan. 24 incident at the Rush Hockey Game in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: I remember I am alive and a survivor (August 31, 2015)

When I was growing up on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, there were many traumatic happenings in my little life and it seemed that no one really cared.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux counselor combats youth suicide (August 31, 2015)

Oglala Sioux tribal member Amanda Carlow brought home new hope and support for survivors of youth suicide when she returned from a weeklong symposium for mental health professionals in Oxford, England.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Blood quantum used to judge Indian people (August 31, 2015)

Blood quantum is perhaps the biggest determinant of Indian authenticity, but even those who are full blood can be deemed not real based on some stereotypes or legal definitions of what real Indians are.