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Eastern Cherokees consider disenrollment law for drug dealers (December 9, 2015)

The tribal council debated a resolution that could lead to banishment or disenrollment of members who are convicted of dealing drugs.

Ho-Chunk Nation still moving cautiously after vote on marijuana (December 9, 2015)

Tribal members embraced the concept in a non-binding referendum but the tribe's attorney general is warning of potentially negative consequences.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe works on new law enforcement deal (December 9, 2015)

The memorandum of understanding with the town of Mashpee would address policing issues on trust lands.

Suquamish Tribe debuts second marijuana outlet in Washington (December 9, 2015)

The tribe is imposing the same 37 percent tax as the state as well as an additional 8.2 percent tax on sales of marijuana at the Agate Dreams store.

Native Sun News: Non-Indian cleared for death of Crow Creek wife (December 9, 2015)

Despite a Davison County coroner’s report declaring Janie McDougal’s cause of death a homicide, a jury made up of nine white men and three white women found her husband not guilty of first-degree murder.

American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)

'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'

Photos: Edward Curtis documented Indian life at turn of century (December 9, 2015)

Princess Angeline, who was the eldest daughter of Chief Sealth, was the the subject of first Curtis photo in 1896.

Government shutdown looms as Congress nears budget deadline (December 9, 2015)

A shutdown would put 71 percent of employees at the Interior Department -- home to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Special Trustee -- on furlough.

Mark Trahant: Climate change will be costly for tribal communities (December 9, 2015)

What if we could vote on the choices ahead? What if climate change (and the alternative courses) could be presented on a ballot?

Tim Fontaine: Native people seeking action and justice in Canada (December 9, 2015)

Canada has held more such public inquiries than any other Commonwealth country, though few hav dealt with issues that specifically affect indigenous peoples.

Lakota Country Times: Fired tribal cop cleared in tasering incident (December 9, 2015)

It took a federal jury two full days to return a not-guilty verdict in the trial of former Oglala Sioux Tribal Police officer, Rebecca Sotherland.

Native Sun News Editorial: Holding the story on tribal college drama (December 9, 2015)

When calls came into the office of Native Sun News that the President of Oglala Lakota College, Tom Short Bull had been suspended there was a lot of chatter that we should run with the story.

James Giago Davies: Opening up your aboriginal mind to new ideas (December 9, 2015)

This weekend some serious stuff happened on Facebook that wasn’t so funny. Angry 'Natives' were posting in a group for 'Indigenous People,' and they were especially angry at White people over Thanksgiving.

Ruth Hopkins: Native woman leads inquiry into our missing sisters (December 9, 2015)

Jody’s Kwak'wala name is Puglaas, meaning 'Woman Born to Noble People.' Besides her education and experience, she will bring a fresh, new perspective to her post.