Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts signed three reservation proclamations for the Minnesota tribe.
Spouse of Navajo Nation lawmaker remains in jail as trial opens (March 17, 2016)
Delegate Mel R. Begay allegedly steered more than $30,000 to relatives, including his wife, Mitzi Begay, who has been jailed for refusing to answer questions.
Hundreds march in support of Puyallup woman killed by police officer (March 17, 2016)
Jacqueline Salyers was shot and killed by a police officer in Tacoma, Washington, and her family is still seeking answers.
Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs promises to inspect all schools (March 17, 2016)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts vowed to take action after a report uncovered alarming conditions that put Indian children at risk.
Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years (March 17, 2016)
The California tribe has enjoyed tremendous success, largely due to its gaming facility, but local opposition to housing, cultural and other projects remains strong.
Democrat Bernie Sanders heads to Navajo Nation for town hall (March 17, 2016)
The candidate has been paying a lot of attention to Arizona ahead of the presidential primary on March 22.
Chair of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe calls for action on court nominee (March 17, 2016)
Senate Republicans are refusing to consider Merrick Garland as Indian Country awaits decisions in cases that affect tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction and protections for Native women.
DOI cancels lease on sacred Blackfeet Nation lands in Montana (March 17, 2016)
The decision came after a federal judge ordered the Obama administration to take action withing 24 hours of a court hearing.
Alarms raised as another Indian leader in Honduras is murdered (March 17, 2016)
Police said the shooting of Nelson Garcia, 38, was not connected to the murder of Berta Cáceres but the U.S. Embassy described his death as an 'assassination.'
Bureau of Indian Affairs places sacred site in Black Hills in trust (March 17, 2016)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe raised $9 million to purchase 2,022 acres are Pe' Sla in South Dakota.
Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll even more people amid big fight (March 17, 2016)
The Washington tribe has apparently added 40 more people to the list of 306 who are already facing removal.
James Giago Davies: Follow what our Lakota ancestors wanted (March 17, 2016)
For untold centuries, the historical Lakota moved through an ever changing world filled with threatening enemies and life altering realities.
Dave Archambault: Sacred tree takes root for Indian education (March 17, 2016)
Black Elk said that perhaps there is a root of the Sacred Tree that still lives.
Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand again in murder trial (March 17, 2016)
In U.S. District Court in Eastern Washington, former Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall was asked about the friendly nature of his business relationship with James Henrikson and Sarah Creveling, including trips to Las Vegas and Dallas.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump means bad news for Indian Country (March 17, 2016)
It’s a fair assumption that President Trump will be no friend of Indians generally and tribal sovereignty particularly.
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