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Senate committee delays action on Blackfeet Nation water rights (December 2, 2015)

Lawmakers hope to bring the bill back in January 2016 after addressing some concerns about the settlement.

Senate committee approves bill to reform land-into-trust process (December 2, 2015)

The normally bipartisan spirit on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was broken as lawmakers took action on a long-awaited Carcieri fix.

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in Omaha Tribe dispute (December 2, 2015)

The case will determine whether the village of Pender lies within reservation boundaries and whether non-Indian businesses must submit to the tribe's jurisdiction.

Triqui people flee homeland only to find even worse conditions (December 2, 2015)

About 15,000 tribal members live in Baja California, thousands of miles from Triqui territory in southern Mexico.

Eula Biss: Refusing to buy into the system that is 'Whiteness' (December 2, 2015)

Whiteness is not a kinship or a culture. White people are no more closely related to one another, genetically, than we are to black people.

Arrest made over threats against Indian and minority students (December 2, 2015)

A student at Western Washington University is being investigated under the state's hate crimes law for messages that were posted on a social media app.

BIA officers take children from Northern Cheyenne Reservation (December 2, 2015)

The boys were taken to the border of the reservation and given to their non-Indian father, who has custody rights.

House committee holds second hearing on federal recognition bill (December 2, 2015)

The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.

Mark Trahant: Republicans try to strip millions of dollars from IHS (December 2, 2015)

The Senate repeal bill will make health care an election issue. Again.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe caves to state on taxes (December 2, 2015)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has voluntarily caved in – allowing the state of Montana to collect taxes on gasoline and tobacco products on the reservation.

Native Sun News Editorial: 'Crusaders' is a dirty word to Islam (December 2, 2015)

In the 1950s a contest was held at Holy Rosary Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation to pick a mascot for the sports teams.

Steve Russell: Terrorist group views Native people as pagans (December 2, 2015)

The Caliphate recognizes no borders except the one between itself and the rest of the world. They are on a literal mission from God to rule the world.