Supreme Court declines NAGPRA case affecting Kumeyaay Nation (January 25, 2016)
A group of professors is trying to prevent the University of California from returning remains to the tribes.
Family continues search for Barona Band man missing nearly five months (January 25, 2016)
Elijah 'Bear' Diaz, 20, was last seen at his home in southern California on August 29, 2015.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation defends hiring of ex-chairman (January 25, 2016)
Michael Thomas was convicted of stealing from the tribe and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
Oneida Nation welcomes change to village seal regarded as racist (January 25, 2016)
The current symbol features the founder of Whitesboro, New York, with his hands on the shoulders of a man who is said to represent an Oneida person.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules business meeting (January 25, 2016)
Lawmakers will consider bills to settle the water rights of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California.
Senate committee reschedules IHS hearing and listening session (January 25, 2016)
A blizzard that battered the East Coast continues to impact activities on Capitol Hill.
Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court (January 25, 2016)
By a unanimous vote, the justices held that the tribe waited too long to pursue certain claims against the Indian Health Service.
Mary Louise Schumacher: Tribes rally for sacred sites in Wisconsin (January 25, 2016)
An incomparable aspect of our state's culture came under attack when a bill was proposed to make it easier for landowners to excavate and perhaps destroy surviving Indian mounds in Wisconsin.
Charles Schneider: Restore criminal jurisdiction to Meskwaki Tribe (January 25, 2016)
Senate File 2022 rescinds state jurisdiction, leaving the Meskwaki with jurisdiction over offenses committed by tribe members against tribe members on settlement territory.
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973 (January 25, 2016)
Soon there will be posters floating about and advertisements asking residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation to celebrate the 'Liberation' of Wounded Knee in February of 1973.
Stu Whitney: Rita Means still fighting for justice for Indian inmates (January 25, 2016)
A longtime advocate of fair sentencing and equal treatment for Native prisoners in South Dakota, Rita Means knows better than most how even the smallest of gestures can work wonders within these walls.
Marc Simmons: Geronimo never got to see homeland after capture (January 25, 2016)
The surrender of Geronimo in the late summer of 1886 brought to a close the long story of Apache wars in the Southwest.
Ivan Star Comes Out: A strange new Lakota language is emerging (January 25, 2016)
An ultimate requirement for Lakota language graduates should be that they speak the Lakota language capably.
Native Sun News: Rival teams from Pine Ridge battle on the court (January 25, 2016)
Little Wound's ten players gave it all they had, but they were visibly exhausted by the middle of the second period in their matchup against Red Cloud.
Duane Brayboy: Outsiders tried to wipe out Native gender identity (January 25, 2016)
Of all of the foreign life ways Indians held, one of the first the Europeans targeted for elimination was the Two Spirit tradition among Native American cultures.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Where's a White savior when you need one? (January 25, 2016)
The problem with white saviors isn’t necessarily that they’re paternalistic, or dumb, it’s mostly that they aren’t dependable.
John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country (January 25, 2016)
Last January, as the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I outlined an aggressive set of priorities.
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5 Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
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