Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case (April 25, 2016)
Damien Zepeda, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, will continue to serve a lengthy prison sentence for a crime he committed in 2008.
Witness list for hearing on telecommunications in Indian Country (April 25, 2016)
The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe kept in dark about IHS emergency room contract (April 25, 2016)
Tribal officials weren't told about a request for outside help until the day before submissions were due.
Supreme Court posts audio from hearing in domestic violence case (April 25, 2016)
The hearing ran about 15 minutes shorter than the allotted hour because the justices had fewer questions than normal for both sides in the case.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (April 25, 2016)
Eight bills affecting Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health and a New Mexico tribe are on the agenda.
Mark Trahant: Political maps open doors for more Native candidates (April 25, 2016)
The more we vote, the more we change things. And we elect people like us, new voices, so that means those in power have a great deal to lose.
Cronkite News: Indian schools in Arizona going without inspections (April 25, 2016)
At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.
Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change (April 25, 2016)
Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project (April 25, 2016)
Jenny Irene Miller’s photography project will tell the world about LGBT Alaska Natives — shapeshifters, she says — including herself.
Delphine Red Shirt: Pendleton blankets help families say goodbye (April 25, 2016)
The Lakota belief is that when life gets hard on this earth, your relatives come for you.
Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument (April 25, 2016)
The borders on the white man's maps — counties, states, nations — matter little except to assign responsibilities.
Any white person whose ancestral relations trace to the American South now risks being characterized as having roots based on bigotry and undeserved privilege.
With the Indian Child Welfare Act facing a barrage of criticism and multiple lawsuits intended to undermine the law, the White House is stepping g forward to make sure that federal entities comply with it.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe overreacts to drug crisis (April 25, 2016)
While many responsible citizens welcome the advent of new laws, others believe they are punishing the greater number of law-abiding Cheyenne tribal members for the extreme actions of a few.
Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee (April 25, 2016)
The recent attempt to purchase Wounded Knee has been a source of great emotional reaction from those with personal, vested interest and those who continue to be abject voices for those opposed.
Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of wars (April 25, 2016)
Indians are human beings and the Noble Savage is as mythical as the subhuman cannibals the colonists made up to justify theft and rape and murder.
Steven Newcomb: Native vote push highlights effect of domination (April 25, 2016)
It has been a long- standing goal of the United States to put an end to any national consciousness of our Native nations, and replace it with the national consciousness of the United States.
Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in America (April 25, 2016)
The very foundation of all of these issues lies within the relentless racism now inherent in Western systems of governance and power.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince (April 25, 2016)
Travel well, Prince Rogers Nelson. You’ve changed a lot of lives (and caused a lot of babies to be born.)
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