Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems (January 28, 2016)
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare found serious problems at hospitals on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, both in South Dakota.
Blackfeet Nation asks county to establish satellite voting office (January 28, 2016)
An office in Heart Butte would save residents from making a two-hour round trip to the Pondera county seat.
Oglala Sioux Tribe might ask membership about legal marijuana (January 28, 2016)
A fellow South Dakota tribe ran into serious obstacles after legalizing the drug on its reservation.
Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)
Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.
Fond du Lac Band looking to restore wild elk to the reservation (January 28, 2016)
The animals were once plentiful in Minnesota but their numbers fell significantly due to excessive hunting.
Operator of Passamaquoddy Tribe wastewater plant sentenced (January 28, 2016)
The tribe helped investigate the incident in which an estimated 96,000 gallons of raw sewage were released into the ground in a residential neighborhood.
Puyallup Tribe signs marijuana compact with Washington state (January 28, 2016)
The tribe is the third to sign an agreement with the state and is planning to open a marijuana testing facility in Fife.
Editorial: Stop using every opportunity to battle Chumash Tribe (January 28, 2016)
Think of the Chumash as the solid wall, and opposing neighbors as the head-bangers. The end result is inevitable, an immutable law of physics.
Two Arizona tribes help IHS break ground on long-awaited clinic (January 28, 2016)
The clinic at the Fort Yuma Service Unit is housed in a building that dates to 1852.
Sycuan Band converts tennis club into museum and cultural center (January 28, 2016)
The cultural center and museum will house the tribe's artifacts and share the tribe's history.
Alaska tribes share in $940 million Ramah contract support settlement (January 28, 2016)
Of the $100 million going to tribes and tribal organizations in Alaska, the Tanana Chiefs Conference will receive nearly $11.8 million, the largest amount in the state.
Meredith Simons: Playing Indian is an old tradition in Hollywood (January 28, 2016)
Despite decades of protests over racially inappropriate casting, and the recent protests over the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees, filmmakers continue to cast white actors as minority characters on a depressingly regular basis.
Leader of armed takeover tells followers to leave federal refuge (January 28, 2016)
Even as the group dwindled, Burns Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Charlotte Rodrique expressed concerns about the occupation.
Native Sun News: The brotherhood of Indian Country bull riders (January 28, 2016)
After the last round at the Indian National Finals, Marshall Herman, a young Sioux bull fighter, emerged from the coliseum, met by his mother Melissa Byrne, who noticed tears on his cheeks.
Steven Newcomb: Federal refuge belongs to Burns Paiute Tribe (January 28, 2016)
The mainstream media, however, is unlikely to ever acknowledge that to this day the lands in question are still Northern Paiute Nation territory.
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha (January 28, 2016)
Tearing down a historical monument or renaming a building will be significant only if it grows from learning about history.
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