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Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (May 16, 2016)

The committee will take testimony on bills to expand tribal jurisdiction, reauthorize the Tribal Law and Order Act and address leasing issues for a New Mexico tribe.

Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region (May 16, 2016)

The leader of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and South Dakota's Congressional delegation aren't convinced of the agency's new improvement agreements.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native bills (May 16, 2016)

Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to benefit Alaska Native heath and another to help Native youth.

University starts discussion on seal that excludes Native people (May 16, 2016)

The symbol features Spanish and European figures with weapons. Native people are missing.

Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle (May 16, 2016)

The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.

Former council member from Makah Nation sentenced for theft (May 16, 2016)

Ryland Chad Bowechop admitted that he used a tribal credit card for about $30,000 in personal expenses.

Native-African man beaten in race-related incident in Wyoming (May 16, 2016)

Clayton Denny, a 25-year-old veterans of the U.S. Marines, was attacked by two men but Wyoming does not have a hate crimes statute.

Review: Louise Erdrich weaves complex Indian story in 'LaRose' (May 16, 2016)

Louise Erdrich's latest novel asks a deceptively simple question: Can a person 'do the worst thing possible and still be loved'?

Mark Trahant: Media misses the story on Bernie Sanders in Indian Country (May 16, 2016)

You have to give Bernie Sanders credit for elevating American Indian and Alaska Native issues.

Leon Thompson: Bernie Sanders is fighting to protect Native rights (May 16, 2016)

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a politician even talk about Indians let alone include them in his race for President.

Editorial: End the cycle of violence against Native women and girls (May 16, 2016)

The incidence of domestic violence and sexual abuse visited upon Native American women and children, especially those who live on tribal lands, is staggering.

Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute (May 16, 2016)

It's been 161 days since the justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Carolyn Pease-Lopez: Work together to protect sacred Crow land (May 16, 2016)

Land managers and citizens alike must see beyond the boundaries we’ve drawn on the maps, and manage the Pryors as a valued, sacred whole.

David Shorter: Images of indigenous people go missing in media (May 16, 2016)

What causes the Internet to lack respectful images of Native people using technology?

Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars (May 16, 2016)

The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.

Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoples (May 16, 2016)

While I am opposed to a statue to Balboa, at a minimum the House of Spain, the Spanish crown, and the Spanish government ought to support a statue to Balboa that depicts slain Indians—women, children, and men—including those torn apart by dogs.

Native Sun News: Denise Juneau campaigns in Cheyenne country (May 16, 2016)

Denise Juneau, the first Native woman in Montana to be twice elected to a state-wide executive position, is challenging Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke for the state's Congressional seat.

Tim Giago: The Lakota Times owes its beginning to a helpful 'Pug' (May 16, 2016)

I was working as a reporter for the Rapid City Journal when my former schoolmate, Melvin “Dickie” Brewer, and his wife Alma approached me about starting a newspaper on the Pine Ridge Reservation.