The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Cronkite News: Navajo man convicted as teen wins resentencing (April 12, 2016)
A federal appeals court ordered a resentencing Monday for a Navajo Nation man who was sentenced to life without parole for murder and conspiracy to murder in 2002, when he was just 16 years old.
Final brief sent to Supreme Court in Indian blood and race case (April 12, 2016)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community who is serving a lengthy prison sentence is hoping the nation's highest court won't see him as an 'Indian.'
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital (April 12, 2016)
The facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been suffering from problems for more than five years.
Togiak Tribe banishes two brothers for alleged drug trafficking (April 12, 2016)
The tribe sent letters to local air carriers, urging them not to allow the men to travel to the the village.
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (April 12, 2016)
In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.
The scholarship is seeded with proceeds from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Comedian Ralphie May forced to postpone or cancel more shows (April 12, 2016)
Outcry over an old routine that employed stereotypes of Indian people has put the comic on the defensive in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Backer of Republican Donald Trump described Indians as 'filthy' (April 12, 2016)
Two supporters of the leading GOP candidate expressed some interesting views about their tribal neighbors.
Mark Trahant: Another big year for Native American candidates (April 12, 2016)
It’s tempting to see 2016 as a record year for Native American political candidates.
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking (April 12, 2016)
Some tribes and tribal activists support a ban on the controversial energy-processing technique but others want to be able to regulate it.
Lakota Country Times: Teenager's anti-suicide movement grows (April 12, 2016)
Suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been a hot topic for decades as many have lost their battle with the disease.
Mario Gonzalez: Clearing up misunderstanding in Black Hills case (April 12, 2016)
The $102 million award from a court case and a $44 million award from the Indian Claims Commission have now grown with interest to approximately $1.3 billion.
Clara Caufield: Cheyenne chief brought people back to homeland (April 12, 2016)
One hundred and thirty seven years ago, on a cold spring day during the first week of April, 114 Northern Cheyenne, the survivors of a once mighty warrior nation, came home to Montana.
Native Sun News: Alex White Plume weighs next move on hemp (April 12, 2016)
After living under the watchful eye of the federal government for the last 15 years, the trailblazing Pine Ridge hemp farmer can finally breathe a measure of relief.
Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacre (April 12, 2016)
When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from the white landowner, James Czywczynski, I knew there would be tongues wagging, heads nodding, and even some hints of hate.
Ray Cook: Calling out to visionaries and doers in Indian Country (April 12, 2016)
Every one of our writers are either civilians or players in NDN politics and social issues.
Steven Newcomb: Church fails to address doctrine of domination (April 12, 2016)
The Catholic Church lacks an Original Nations’ historical perspective about the domination found in the papal decrees of the fifteenth century.
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