Rep. McCollum urges tribes to 'adopt' all members of Congress (January 14, 2016)
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus notes there are more than enough tribes to cover all 535 lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Eastern Cherokee defendants seek dismissal of pay raise lawsuit (January 14, 2016)
Members of the tribal council voted to give themselves raises of more than $10,000 and made them retroactive to 2010 so even former leaders got more money.
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill (January 14, 2016)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, goes beyond a clean fix of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
BIA allocates $45M to replace two aging Navajo Nation schools (January 14, 2016)
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited the reservation to announce the long overdue funding commitment.
Chumash Tribe asks county to enter land-into-trust agreement (January 14, 2016)
The deal would be enforceable in court with a limited waiver of the tribe's sovereign immunity.
Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name (January 14, 2016)
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.
Yakama Nation teacher works to keep Ichishkin language alive (January 14, 2016)
Greg Sutterlict of the Heritage University Language Center in Washington is teaching the language to a new generation.
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court considers Omaha Tribe dispute (January 14, 2016)
The Supreme Court is now being asked to define what happens to Indian lands after Congress agreed to let settlers occupy lands within an Indian reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen joins American Indian College Fund (January 14, 2016)
The American Indian College Fund has recruited one of Indian Country’s rising stars as Native Arts & Energy Infrastructure Project Manager.
Vi Waln: The only way to get ahead in life is through education (January 14, 2016)
An educated Lakota can be on the same intelligence level as anyone else in this world.
James Parker Shield: Frybread and the demise of Native culture (January 14, 2016)
Please don't let fry-bread become an early indicator of our Native culture's demise
Native Sun News: Keystone XL bid roars back to life with lawsuit (January 14, 2016)
No sooner had tribal and other land-based people decried South Dakota’s permit renewal for TransCanada Corp.’s now defunct Keystone XL Pipeline than did the company announce it will sue for $15 billion of taxpayers’ money.
Leo Killsback: 'The Revenant' treats Indians fairly on the screen (January 14, 2016)
The Revenant sets a new bar in filmmaking as it achieves what most films fail to do—it fairly represents Indians.
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