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Bill to create new Indian education agency draws Democratic fire (May 11, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved a bill to reform the Bureau of Indian Education amid objections about funding levels.

Education Secretary John King headed to Pine Ridge Reservation (May 11, 2016)

The leader of the Department of Education will visit two schools on the reservation to learn more about issues affecting Indian students.

Bureau of Indian Affairs reports progress in inspections at schools (May 11, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to inspect all 180 institutions by August 31, or close to the start of the new school year.

Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (May 11, 2016)

The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.

Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract (May 11, 2016)

Christopher Chavez, a member of the Navajo Nation, had a subcontract to work with the Southern Ute Growth Fund, the tribe's business arm.

Navajo Nation family warns of efforts to capitalize on girl's death (May 11, 2016)

Family members are asking anyone who wishes to raise funds to contact them directly or to donate to the Ashlynn Mike Memorial Benefit Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

Kevin Washburn: Empower tribes to prosecute reservation crime (May 11, 2016)

The remnants of colonization are strong. It will take years to undo. But the solution to this problem is tribal self-governance.

Supreme Court pick puts some Indian law cases on questionnaire (May 11, 2016)

Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals participated in a contract support costs case that was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in January.

Mark Trahant: Reinventing democracy with Indian Country's help (May 11, 2016)

We have many more citizens than some of the territories that do have participate in Republican and Democratic primaries.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report (May 11, 2016)

Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.

Lakota Country Times: New group rekindles ancient tribal alliance (May 11, 2016)

The Lakota, Nakota, Dakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people have stood by each other for centuries.

Native Sun News: Youth run 500 miles to protest new oil pipeline (May 11, 2016)

A youth relay run to raise awareness about oil pipeline dangers was one of several key events during the last week of April 2016 generated by the threat of more toxic spills in Nebraska, North and South Dakota.

National tribal judge group questions firing in disenrollment case (May 11, 2016)

Leaders of the Nooksack Tribe fired their chief judge after she ruled against the tribal council.

David Wilkins: Native people choose different political allegiances (May 11, 2016)

A profound, inherent level of diversity is a hallmark of our collective Native nations.