Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.
A foster family in California has begun claiming to incorporate 'Native American culture into their lives' as part of an attempt to keep the girl from living with her relatives.
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band files claim for back pay (July 11, 2016)
George Wickliffe is seeking $1,432.58 for the 24 days of work prior to his impeachment in May 2016.
Leaders of the Akiachak Native Community will meet to go over an inventory of their lands.
The justice system on many reservations is a disaster thanks to our desire to respect 'tribal sovereignty.'
Tom Beck: Tribal water rights deal boosts economy in Montana (July 11, 2016)
In addition to the water right certainty the compact provides, its ratification would mean significant investment in our state’s economy.
This disparaging, dehumanizing language towards American Indians was put in the Declaration deliberately and for a reason that still resounds.
Delphine Red Shirt: Taking a stronger stance on our water rights (July 11, 2016)
Most tribes on the North American continent view water as sacred, steam in sweat baths as important for good health, and everything associated with water as gifts Wakan Tanka has given us.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe eyes land claim talks (July 11, 2016)
A letter from Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele to President Barack Obama regarding the Black Hills land claim has surfaced and has left many wondering.
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Clara Caufield: Helping the Cheyenne people tell our own story (July 11, 2016)
I think the Chiefs are right. It is high time to tell more of our own stories.
Tim Giago: Cancer is claiming far too many lives on Pine Ridge (July 11, 2016)
I began to wonder what it was on the Pine Ridge Reservation that caused all of these wonderful people to come down with cancer and die so young.
Rosita Worl: The Ancient One is a member of our Native family (July 11, 2016)
The Bring the Ancient One Home Act is a unique opportunity for Congress to enforce existing law, correct the mistakes of the past twenty years and weave an important thread of Native American history back into our modern lives.
What this really comes down to is this: a few hardcore and racist Fighting Sioux nickname fans just can’t stand to let American Indians 'win one.'
Marc Simmons: Navajo Nation remains a subject of much study (July 11, 2016)
It is doubtful that any other group of Natives in our country has been the subject of more books.
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (July 11, 2016)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.
House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup (July 11, 2016)
A controversial land-into-trust bill, a commission for Native youth and tourism initiative are on the agenda.
House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill (July 11, 2016)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) introduced the bill in June 2016 and it has bipartisan support.
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