Chairman of Yurok Tribe resigns after just three months in post (March 15, 2016)
James Dunlap stepped down after other leaders from the northern California tribe found out about his past.
Cronkite News: Apache leader welcomes listing at sacred Oak Flat (March 15, 2016)
Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month – but while they won the battle, they haven’t won the war.
United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourney (March 15, 2016)
After an 11-hour drive from North Dakota to Kansas, the Lady Thunderbirds are ready for their first game in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas (March 15, 2016)
Tammy Beauvais, a Mohawk fashion designer, and Leo Arcand, a Cree sculptor, created works that were presented to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.
Rare quiver and arrow from 1800s donated to museum in Alaska (March 15, 2016)
The Alutiiq quiver, which is made out of red cedar, and arrow were handed down through a family for generations.
Alaska Native man charged for incident along Iditarod race trail (March 15, 2016)
Arnold Demoski, 26, said he ran into the sled teams by accident after a night of drinking. He offered an apology after hearing that one dog died and others were injured.
Non-Indian official decries effort to protect sacred lands in Utah (March 15, 2016)
The non-Indian power structure in San Juan County, Utah, is one of the driving forces against the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes (March 15, 2016)
The four Columbia River treaty tribes lost prime fishing sites due to the construction of dams between the 1930s through the 1970s.
BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe (March 15, 2016)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will no longer have to seek approval for every business site lease.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks must reclaim powerful names (March 15, 2016)
When we abandon our aboriginal names we lose much of our power.
Fond du Lac Band sees $3.8M in offers from Cobell land buy-back (March 15, 2016)
More than 3,200 landowners received offers to sell their fractional interests on the reservation.
Senate confirms John King as leader of Department of Education (March 15, 2016)
The new Secretary of Education addressed tribal leaders at the National Congress of American Indians winter session in February.
Gina McCarthy: Flint water crisis puts attention on justice issues (March 15, 2016)
It’s tragic that it took a disaster of this scale for this issue to get the attention it deserves. Now let’s do something about it.
Editorial: Scales of justice often lean wrong way for Indian people (March 15, 2016)
In the end a ruling that can take away the sovereignty of all Indian Nations is hanging by just one vote.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe blasts grizzly bear decision (March 15, 2016)
The US Fish and Wildlife has announced its proposed rule to strip Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s grizzly bears that despite formal objections submitted by some fifty tribes and the Assembly of First Nations.
Steven Newcomb: Code of domination killed activist Berta Caceres (March 15, 2016)
What is it that has caused the disappearance of so much of the languages and cultural patterns of Original Nations and Peoples, and has resulted in the disappearance of so many Original Nations and Peoples themselves?
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