Colville Tribes seat new leadership following death of chairman (July 15, 2016)
Michael Marchand will lead the Washington tribe following the unexpected passing of Jim Boyd i June 2016.
The tribe was a plaintiff in a case that forced the Bureau of Indian Affairs to open the land-into-trust process to Alaska.
The tribe will not use the 'Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation' name that has appeared on some documents and some versions of the seal.
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant program (July 15, 2016)
S.1443 updates the 477 Program that helps tribes consolidate employment, education and training-related grants.
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes (July 15, 2016)
The bills benefit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe seeks to disenroll as many as 16 people (July 15, 2016)
The tribe has a relatively small membership and a generous yearly per capita of $10,000 so the removals are being viewed with skepticism.
Native Sun News: Missing Lakota teen located after four months (July 15, 2016)
Mia Jesperson, 14, has been located after over four months of being reported as a runaway in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol and drug abuse hinder our people (July 15, 2016)
Why do Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants consume alcohol and drugs to excess? Is it because everybody else does it?
The Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge School for Girls is accepting applications for 6th and 7th grades and looks to start the school year on August 23, 2016.
I was driving home from a night of pow wow on a backcountry road late at night.
Gyasi Ross: Moving toward an indigenous model for peacemaking (July 15, 2016)
It may be time to look to the original people of this continent for some answers.
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5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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