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Bureau of Indian Affairs slammed for safety conditions at schools Bureau of Indian Affairs slammed for safety conditions at schools
Indian students and staff are being placed in high-risk conditions as schools go without essential fixes, the Government Accountability Office reported.
House subcommittee to hear from tribes and tribal organizations House subcommittee to hear from tribes and tribal organizations
Dozens of tribal leaders and representatives of tribal organizations will present their funding priorities at four sessions this week.
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills
Three Indian bills are on the agenda: H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; H.R.2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; and H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing
The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.
Alaska Natives seek fair consideration of Supreme Court nominee Alaska Natives seek fair consideration of Supreme Court nominee
President Barack Obama is reportedly close to announcing his pick for the nation's highest court.
Jordan Wheeler: Justin Trudeau doesn't deserve Native headdress Jordan Wheeler: Justin Trudeau doesn't deserve Native headdress
This government is less than six months into its mandate. It hasn't done anything yet. Announcements are great but they're words, not actions.
Robert Jumper: Plenty to enjoy in the Eastern Cherokee outdoors Robert Jumper: Plenty to enjoy in the Eastern Cherokee outdoors
Put down your smartphone or tablet, or, better yet, leave those at home so you won’t be interrupted.
Anna Pulley: Tribes disenroll their own as more claim to be Indian Anna Pulley: Tribes disenroll their own as more claim to be Indian
The #StopDisenrollment campaign attempts to bring awareness to the sad irony of Natives imposing the government’s racial categories, which were created to oppress them, and using those same systems to disenfranchise their own people.
EJ Montini: Fritz Scholder was a genius who redefined 'Indian' art EJ Montini: Fritz Scholder was a genius who redefined 'Indian' art
Fritz Scholder was an art phenomenon and many of the pictures in the Phoenix show come from a time when he rocked that world.
Lorraine Loomis: Tribes in Washington face dwindling salmon runs Lorraine Loomis: Tribes in Washington face dwindling salmon runs
Every year we must wait and hope that enough fish return to feed our families and culture.
Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmon Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmon
The future of the tribes of the Pacific Northwest is inextricably linked to the salmon and steelhead, and we feel a moral obligation to protect and restore sufficient natural habitat to provide for our harvest needs.
Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions
The arrival of the horse on to the great plains put in to motion a series of historical incidents that led to the rise of one of the most powerful nations North America has ever known
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan
As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mobilizes to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is holding a webcast public hearing March 9-10 of its latest deliberations about the hazardous liquid project application.
Mark Trahant: Lac Courte Oreilles Band sees democracy in action Mark Trahant: Lac Courte Oreilles Band sees democracy in action
There is so much about this presidential election that appeals to voters’ base instincts: Ugly threats involving immigrants or Muslims; the school-yard shouting matches that replaced Republican debates and, especially concerning, the threats and violence found at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies.
Charles Trimble: Disgusted with the 2016 presidential campaigns Charles Trimble: Disgusted with the 2016 presidential campaigns
Growing more concerned and disgusted about the presidential campaign I thought that I should put my views in writing.
Mike Myers: Indigenous creation stories clash with Western views Mike Myers: Indigenous creation stories clash with Western views
You know how as we all go through life we have those a-ha moments, or epiphanies or revelations, whatever you want to call it.
Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech
Leonardo DiCaprio's speech touches a deep wound inflicted on Indigenous Peoples by the initial colonial invasions and reinflicted with every effort to extract more wealth from the Earth, squeeze more life out of people, and despoil what remains for those yet to come.
Harold Monteau: BIA can't terminate responsibility to disenrolled Harold Monteau: BIA can't terminate responsibility to disenrolled
The United States has figured out a very disingenuous (sly, if you will) way to bring about the disappearance of Indian Tribes by shirking its fiduciary duties under the guise of promoting 'Tribal Sovereignty.'

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