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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues
Two landmark tribal justice laws have made a significant impact in Indian Country in the last six years and key members of Congress are looking to build on those gains.
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.
Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack
Clayton Denny (Chippewa Cree) is recovering in Montana after suffering serious injuries in a race-related incident in neighboring Wyoming.
Red Lake Nation News: Elders honored at sixth annual gathering Red Lake Nation News: Elders honored at sixth annual gathering
Red Lake Elders 55 and older came not only from reservation communities, but from Bois Forte, White Earth and Leech Lake, Duluth and the Twin Cities.
Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotline Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotline
Sometime this year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline expects to take the first call at a hotline created specifically to respond to tribal victims.
Another 63 reservations added to Cobell land buy-back efforts Another 63 reservations added to Cobell land buy-back efforts
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put more than $742.3 million into the hands of individual Indians as it restores fractionated interests to tribal governments.
NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference
The reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority of the National American Indian Housing Council.
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.
Lakota Country Times: Search continues for missing Native men Lakota Country Times: Search continues for missing Native men
Three young Lakota men have gone missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Brandon Ecoffey: Democrat Bernie Sanders puts the people first Brandon Ecoffey: Democrat Bernie Sanders puts the people first
If real change is to ever come to Indian Country, it will not come packaged by the political elites who stand to benefit from the status-quo.
Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquor Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquor
The election was due to take place on Tuesday but a protest convinced the tribal council to pull the plug.
Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants
The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.
Isleta Pueblo set to change blood quantum standard after vote Isleta Pueblo set to change blood quantum standard after vote
Tribal members voted to lower the standard from 1/2 to 1/4 Isleta blood but some challenges have been filed.
Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017 Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017
As the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people, we’re ready to move to a venue with partners who share our goals and values and support our traditions and cultures.
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River girl earns perfect attendance Native Sun News: Cheyenne River girl earns perfect attendance
For four straight school years, Tracelyn Strand, 10, (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) has been to school on time and has not missed a single day.
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities
Clearly, the Original Nations existing north of the international boundary between Canada and the United States do not consider their treaties to be 'treaties of surrender.'
Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other
The government has underfunded us and degraded our rights to the land and the glory it brings when influenced with our spirituality and connection to it.

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