Bureau of Indian Affairs inches forward with school construction (April 11, 2016)
It's taken more than a decade but the Obama administration finally cleared the way for 10 new school campuses along with another deserving facility.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs weighs subpoena of EPA leader (April 11, 2016)
The committee has rarely exercised its subpoena powers but lawmakers are upset that the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't want to send a representative to an upcoming field hearing.
The committee will take testimony on bills affecting tribal courts, dam safety, tribal colleges, a tribal settlement and Alaska Native health facilities.
Richard Frost: Acoma Pueblo battles for control of its own story (April 11, 2016)
Acoma’s protest seems futile, a classic locking of the barn door after the horses are stolen.
Bill Coates: Accident claimed 9 lives on Tohono O'odham Nation (April 11, 2016)
Writer Bill Coates shares details about the tragic October 25, 1991, accident that claimed the lives of nine tribal members, ages 15 to 40, and caused injuries to others, including a four-year-old boy.
Indian Health Service sued for patient death in Great Plains Area (April 11, 2016)
Shiree Wilson, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, was only 24 years old when she died a week after giving birth at an Indian Health Service facility in North Dakota.
Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service creates crisis in Great Plains (April 11, 2016)
There is absolutely no excuse for hospitals not to reach basic benchmarks for providing proper health care.
Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region (April 11, 2016)
Yet another facility in the Great Plains Area stands to lose certification due to numerous deficiencies.
Former leader of Grand Traverse Band found guilty of sex crimes (April 11, 2016)
Derek Bailey faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years after being convicted of abusing a minor in Michigan.
Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River (April 11, 2016)
Another year cannot pass without action to improve living conditions and provide more housing for the people whose culture and heritage are at one with the majestic Columbia River.
Brandon Ecoffey: Indian Country struggles with meth epidemic (April 11, 2016)
Alcohol and Drugs have been part of the Pine Ridge Reservation for decades but the actions that our people are committing while on the drug are far more brazen and violent than what they used to be before the arrival of meth.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine' (April 11, 2016)
For Lakota people the plant referred to as 'Elk Medicine' was used traditionally in a multitude of ways including as a treatment for wounds, a source of naturally occurring antibiotics, and as a flavor for cooking.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education (April 11, 2016)
In the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, what we now call the reservation based community college system emerged and for many observers, proved to be one of the best ideas in Indian Education.
James Giago Davies: Honoring the best friend any Lakota ever had (April 11, 2016)
Shunka is what the Lakota call the dog. He’s been around a long time so long there is no historical record of his arrival.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rallies against meth (April 11, 2016)
Hundreds of people, including tribal leaders, tribal employees, community members and many students turned out to walk in Lame Deer as a means of protesting drug problems on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.
Stephen Fox: Hillary Clinton just isn't the right pick for president (April 11, 2016)
Bill and Hillary back in the White House just seem wrong, an unrepeatable part of the past, whereas Bernie Sanders speaks to the seasoned pacifist and idealist that I am.
Randall Akee: More support needed for lending in Indian Country (April 11, 2016)
Borrowing and access to capital is an important means by which most individuals and households are able to buy homes, automobiles and send their children (and themselves) to school.
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