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Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants
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 Lac Courte Oreilles leader delivers State of the Tribes address
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 Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe still pushing for marijuana resort
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 Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands
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 Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco
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 Rosebud Sioux Tribe frustrated by treatment from HHS agencies
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 Native Sun News: Lakota elders debate tribal marriage traditions
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 Matthew Fletcher: Tribes couldn't count on Justice Antonin Scalia's vote
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 Mary Annette Pember: Native family battles the addiction spirit
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 President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court
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 Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refuge
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 Steve Inskeep: Donald Trump channels renowned Indian fighter
Students of history will recognize that Mr. Trump is an Andrew Jackson man.
Vince Two Eagles: Our ancestors knew how to manage forestland Vince Two Eagles: Our ancestors knew how to manage forestland
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 Lakota Country Times: Native women vulnerable to sex trafficking
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 Mark Trahant: Native candidate in Arizona wins key endorsement
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 David Wilkins: Justice Antonin Scalia's anti-Indian track record
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.

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