Little Traverse Bay Bands sue state over reservation boundary (January 26, 2016)
The lawsuit asks Michigan to recognize the boundaries of a reservation that was set aside by the 1855 Treaty of Detroit.
Alaska tribe claims victory in dispute over transportation funding (January 26, 2016)
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes can't be sued without its consent, much to the disappointment of the Douglas Indian Association.
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes (January 26, 2016)
The bill also includes tax breaks for businesses on reservations and directs a portion of the state's community college levy to tribal colleges.
Navajo Nation Council opens without usual speech by president (January 26, 2016)
President Russell Begaye wasn't able to deliver the State of the Nation address, which would have been the second of his administration.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Family seeks justice for death (January 26, 2016)
Juan Lira Jr., 44, was hit by a car on September 8, 2015 as he was walking in Clinton, Oklahoma. He died at the scene.
Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices (January 26, 2016)
So many of our people (both reservation and urban) drive pickup trucks and the price at the pump becomes a daily worry.
Crow Tribe puts some employees on furlough due to coal decline (January 26, 2016)
The tribe was expecting as much as $2.8 million in royalty payments but ended up receiving just $1.6 million.
Burns Paiute Tribe asks DOJ to end occupation of ancestral land (January 26, 2016)
The armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon began on January 2.
Supreme Court again opens door for juvenile murder defendants (January 26, 2016)
The decision came as President Barack Obama banned the placement of juvenile offenders in solitary confinement in federal prisons.
BIE schools compete for five spots on new priority construction list (January 26, 2016)
Seven of the 10 finalists are on the Navajo Nation, home to the largest number of worst condition schools.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe invites youth to stickball clinic and exhibition (January 26, 2016)
Members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas will play an exhibition and teach the youth how to play the sport, which dates back hundreds of years.
Ronald Mann: Supreme Court case might hurt tribes in the future (January 26, 2016)
The case presents the latest installment of a longstanding dispute over the obligation of the federal government to make payments to the numerous Native American tribes affected by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
James Giago Davies: Honoring the pain and suffering of Lakota people (January 26, 2016)
When you turn your back on the flag, you dishonor yourself, but when you can’t bring yourself to cover your heart it is because you honor what has been lost, all the pain and suffering of Lakota people for over a century, all the pain and suffering of my relatives and friends.
Kyle Mays: Michigan city's water crisis impacts Native people too (January 26, 2016)
I am outraged because the people of Flint don’t have access to a basic human right: clean water.
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5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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