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Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation
A controversy that surfaced last summer has been revived with the fiscal year 2017 Interior appropriations measure.
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit
A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.
Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice
After years of pressure, the government has finally launched a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform
Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders.
Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home.
Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton
Chairman John Berrey said he's been a 'proud' Republican since 2002 but he won't be supporting Donald Trump.
Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country
The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.
Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard
Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.
Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws
Native scholars said the word was brought in by outsiders and is not an accurate description of their people.
Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team
The 30-year-old member of the Winnebago Tribe just signed with the Cleveland team.
Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old
A six-month-old boy suffered a seizure after a provider at the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, failed to consider his full medical history.
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.
Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot
Flawed polls cannot erase the overwhelming outcry from Native American communities.
Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee
Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, run-down brown building that will house a family-run business.
Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation
Tevin Tyon, Juan Lamont and Tyrell Wilson were apparently involved in a fatal accident while on their way to a gaming facility on the reservation.
Brandon Ecoffey: Pine Ridge unites for search of missing men Brandon Ecoffey: Pine Ridge unites for search of missing men
To see so many of our people willing to show caring and compassion for these families is uncommon in this day and age.
Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children
A consultation between several tribes and the Department of Defense resulted in a promise to financially support the disinterment of the remains of tribal children.
Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism
The recent survey by the Washington Post is a big deal. It affirms the pervasiveness of anti-Indian racism today.

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