Thomas Perez: Youth on Wind River Reservation share high hopes (October 7, 2015)
High unemployment persists in Wind River, as it does in many tribal communities across the country.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe donates bottled water for city residents (October 7, 2015)
The 1,000 cases of bottled water will help residents in Flint who are dealing with a public health emergency.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (October 7, 2015)
S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, and H.R.487, a bill to benefit the Miami Nation, are considered non-controversial.
Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians (October 7, 2015)
The Tulalip Tribes and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe are finally bringing all domestic violence offenders to justice.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe challenges Indian education reforms (October 7, 2015)
The Blueprint for Reform was released on the same day as President Barack Obama's visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in neighboring North Dakota.
States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case (October 7, 2015)
The states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Michigan, Arizona and Alabama are supporting a non-Indian company whose manager is accused of abusing a minor member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Two indicted for death of Seminole Nation man who went missing (October 7, 2015)
Marshall Scott Dent was 27 years old when he went missing in December 2013. His body was found a month later.
Mohegan Tribe swears in four council members following election (October 7, 2015)
Incumbents Mark Brown, Thayne Hutchins Jr. and Cheryl Todd are being joined by newcomer Joe Smith. All will serve four-year terms.
Tribes in Amazon rainforest defend homelands from illegal loggers (October 7, 2015)
Indigenous activists have been murdered for speaking out against the invasion of their territory.
Congress approves land-into-trust bill for Pueblos in New Mexico (October 7, 2015)
The tribes have transformed the former Albuquerque Indian School into a cultural and economic hub in the state's most populous city.
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills (October 7, 2015)
One bill renames a wildlife refuge in Washington in honor of the late treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr.
Brandon Ecoffey: Powerful forces aim to keep out the Native vote (October 7, 2015)
To overcome these efforts against us and the expression of our political will, both tribal nations and local organizers must begin the effort now to make people aware of not only the importance of the Native vote but of the efforts being made to stifle it.
James Giago Davies: Embrace distance running in Indian Country (October 7, 2015)
Because there are so many gifted Indian basketball players, and because the game matters so much to Indian people, it is easy to lose sight of the sport in which Indians can and have excelled in, at a world class level—distance running.
Lakota Country Times: Tribes receive $940M in Ramah settlement (October 7, 2015)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is set to receive the largest amount of any tribe in the northern plains – just under $12.9 million for the contract support costs settlement.
Native Sun News: Rival teams meet on football field at Pine Ridge (October 7, 2015)
After Red Cloud handily defeated Pine Ridge 54-8 in high school football, Red Cloud Head Coach Tama I’atala shook hands with Pine Ridge rookie Head Coach Corey Shangreaux at midfield, offering praise for the effort the Thorpes had put out in the loss to their crosstown rival.
Stephen Corry: Tribal people displaced in the name of conservation (October 7, 2015)
Although many in the environmental movement remain unaware of its background, there is a direct historical link between eugenics and the American invention of 'preserving wilderness.'
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