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Appeals court poses tough questions in Alaska land-into-trust case (March 7, 2016)

For more than 40 years, nearly every Alaska tribe has been barred from following the land-into-trust process but the hold might be lifting soon.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on tribal budget (March 7, 2016)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, supports funding increases for self-determination, economic development, education, health care, housing and public safety.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation partners with Indian Health Service (March 7, 2016)

It was a historic achievement for the Cherokee Nation as the tribe negotiated, finalized and signed a Joint Venture Construction Program agreement with Indian Health Service.

Former Soboba Band chairman Robert Salgado passes on at age 73 (March 7, 2016)

Robert Salgado helped the southern California tribe emerge from destitute conditions but fell from grace after being indicted on bribery and tax evasion charges.

Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota (March 7, 2016)

Like a broken pipeline spilling sickness across the prairie, South Dakota lawmakers often pump out hateful legislation that marginalizes our most vulnerable citizens, including transgender youth.

Opinion: Decision signals victory in Indian Country taxation lawsuit (March 7, 2016)

Although this ruling does not finally decide the case, the court's reasoning indicates that it is likely to invalidate the tax when it does issue a final decision.

Five people charged for selling fraudulent Native artworks in Alaska (March 7, 2016)

In one case, a shop owners allegedly admitted that an item marketed as Native was produced by someone in Cambodia.

Young member of Tulalip Tribes indicted for role in Oregon standoff (March 7, 2016)

Eric Lee Flores, 22, apparently went back and forth between his reservation and the wildlife refuge in Oregon at the start of the 41-day occupation.

Agua Caliente Band citizen Tristan Milanovich answers fashion questions (March 7, 2016)

Tristan Milanovich, who splits her time between Palm Springs as an active member of the Agua Caliente Band and Los Angeles as a celebrity and freelance stylist, answers sartorial questions for Desert Magazine.

Russell Stevenson: Why we must support Indigenous People's Day (March 7, 2016)

Memorializing Indigenous People’s Day recognizes the price they paid for the Columbian presence in the New World.

Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders is paying attention to Indian Country (March 7, 2016)

Win or lose I expect Bernie Sanders will be someone who champions Indian Country issues in a new way from now on.

Lakota Country Times: Family brings attention to domestic violence (March 7, 2016)

Through an event designed to raise awareness about domestic violence the family of Jessie Waters, a murdered Oglala woman, has found a way to bring attention to a touchy subject.

James Giago Davies: Thoughts about Lakota athletes and education (March 7, 2016)

The challenge for the Lakota educator is to promote learning for its own sake, and not as a means to a basketball end, not even as a foundation for a job or career.

Native Sun News: Company fined for oil spills affecting reservations (March 7, 2016)

In two separate actions during the last week of February, the Environmental Protection Agency addressed Indian tribes’ environmental issues.

Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticides (March 7, 2016)

Over the last few years, many people—Native and non-Native—have risen up in opposition to the pesticide/GE companies and their harmful practices.

Grahame Russell: Indigenous activist was murdered for her beliefs (March 7, 2016)

Berta Caceres, a great Lenca woman from western Honduras, was assassinated early in the morning of March 3.