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Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants (February 17, 2016)

Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.

Lac Courte Oreilles leader delivers State of the Tribes address (February 17, 2016)

Chairman Wayne 'Mic' Isham discussed education, environmental protection, economic development and stereotypes as he called for greater cooperation between tribes and the state.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe still pushing for marijuana resort (February 17, 2016)

The efforts face questions at the state and federal level but council member Kenneth Weston said the tribe isn't giving up.

Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands (February 17, 2016)

Former chairman Lance Gumbs said about 3,500 acres on Long Island were taken by fraudulent means in 1859.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco (February 17, 2016)

The state of Michigan claims the cigarettes, which were manufactured by a company based on a First Nation in Canada, didn't bear state tax stamps.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe frustrated by treatment from HHS agencies (February 17, 2016)

The tribe isn't happy with the level of communication from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service and the Indian Health Service.

Native Sun News: Lakota elders debate tribal marriage traditions (February 17, 2016)

Several elders from the Oglala Sioux Tribe questioned a memo that made same sex marriage legal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, arguing that it is not traditional.

Matthew Fletcher: Tribes couldn't count on Justice Antonin Scalia's vote (February 17, 2016)

Justice Scalia voted in favor of tribal interests 16.2 percent of the time — I count 8 1/2 votes in favor, and 52 1/2 votes against.

Mary Annette Pember: Native family battles the addiction spirit (February 17, 2016)

Sex trafficking survivors are not picture-perfect victims and that simple fact creates extraordinary obstacles to rehabilitation and sobriety.

President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court (February 17, 2016)

The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia presents a historic opportunity to reshape the high court's impact in Indian Country.

Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refuge (February 17, 2016)

The trenches were large and at least one of them was found to contain human feces, according to a document filed in federal court.

Steve Inskeep: Donald Trump channels renowned Indian fighter (February 17, 2016)

Students of history will recognize that Mr. Trump is an Andrew Jackson man.

Vince Two Eagles: Our ancestors knew how to manage forestland (February 17, 2016)

When I started this column several years back I wanted to share information about the development and contributions of Native peoples to dispel the notion that Native people were ignorant, backward, savages.

Lakota Country Times: Native women vulnerable to sex trafficking (February 17, 2016)

Human trafficking is a real problem in South Dakota and Native American women are some of the most vulnerable.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate in Arizona wins key endorsement (February 17, 2016)

Victoria Steele, who is a Seneca, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

David Wilkins: Justice Antonin Scalia's anti-Indian track record (February 17, 2016)

Justice Scalia’s Indian Law opinions between 1986-2016 both reaffirmed federal superiority over Native peoples and also dramatically elevated state power vis-a-vis tribal governments in most of the opinions he wrote or joined.