Passamaquoddy Tribe suspends chief and restores vice chief (October 14, 2015)
The council took action against Chief Fred Moore III after he suspended Vice Chief Vera Francis. Now she's in charge of the tribe.
Judge won't force Fort Belknap Tribe to turn over documents (October 14, 2015)
A tribal member who is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for building a road through her property tried to bring the tribe's president into the dispute.
Ex-treasurer of Seattle Indian Services sentenced for theft (October 14, 2015)
Cindy Pederson, 56, admitted she stole nearly $14,000 to fund a gambling habit.
Big Lagoon Rancheria starts construction on fitness center (October 14, 2015)
The Club at Mill Creek in McKinleyville, California, will feature a juice bar, stationary bicycles, weightlifting equipment, locker rooms, steam rooms, a large multipurpose room and a swimming pool.
Further reason for concern in this case is the Amicus Brief filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supporting Dollar General’s claim they cannot be prosecuted under the tribal court system because they are non-Indian.
Mark Udall: Defend sacred waters from uranium development (October 14, 2015)
Today, four uranium mines operate within the watershed that drains directly into Grand Canyon National Park.
Republican Jeb Bush wants to repeal Indian health care law (October 14, 2015)
The Affordable Care Act includes a permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act that Republicans want to eliminate.
Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon (October 14, 2015)
Stopping uranium development is a major focus of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona.
Mike Myers: Restoring traditional forms of tribal government (October 14, 2015)
I just finished a road trip through Indian Country and had the chance to meet with a number of folks from five different Indigenous nations/tribes and they all had the same issue – how to reform their constitutions and get better government.
Jim Enote: Bears Ears worthy of status as national monument (October 14, 2015)
How many times have native peoples recommended the inclusion of long-term traditional knowledge as the primary rationale for managing and monitoring of federal lands?
Ruth Hopkins: Western science catches up to Native traditions (October 14, 2015)
Genetics is being used to map out the details of what our Native ancestors already knew: from microscopic bacteria to prairie sage; four legged beasties to two legged homo sapiens (humans), we are all related.
Lakota Country Times: Lakota Funds gains USDA loan approval (October 14, 2015)
Lakota Funds will now be able to provide up to $300,000 in capital for eligible Indian-owned agricultural businesses located on the Pine Ridge Reservation or within 50 miles of reservation boundaries.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school sees defeat on football field (October 14, 2015)
When you start the game against an always tough rival with your third string quarterback, and end the rain soaked, fumble plagued contest with your fourth string quarterback, expect the results to be disappointing.
Three charged for defacing Wampanoag site in Massachusetts (October 14, 2015)
A swastika and other offensive messages were spray painted on Profile Rock, a natural outcropping that is said to represent Massasoit, a Wampanoag leader.
Carolyn Lubenau: Snoqualmie Tribe aims to protect sacred site (October 14, 2015)
In honor of our ancestors and in honor of the generations yet to come, it is our responsibility to protect Snoqualmie Falls.
Non-Indians drop case over transfer of dam to Montana tribe (October 14, 2015)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes took control of the dam in September and the issue remains somewhat controversial.
Fort Peck Tribes honor Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2006 (October 14, 2015)
Michael Bell's family was presented with a flag and pins by tribal leaders, Navy officials and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana).
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