Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (July 22, 2016)
The 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival will go ahead as planned on August 20 but without the customary salmon lunch.
Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law (July 22, 2016)
Tribes supported H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, because it promises dramatic changes to the federal government's trust management structure.
New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts Act (July 22, 2016)
The Oklahoma law leaves out members of state recognized tribes.
NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC (July 22, 2016)
Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2018 and the memorial could be completed in time for Veterans Day in 2020.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (July 22, 2016)
At least 11 people -- all under of the age of 35 -- died after overdosing on opioids and two more deaths have been linked to drugs.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence (July 22, 2016)
Julyamsh is being held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds after a one-year hiatus.
Blackfeet Nation swears in leaders and looks to a new future (July 22, 2016)
The tribal council in its current form would no longer exist under a new constitution that's being considered on the Montana reservation.
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (July 22, 2016)
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump promises a world with no treaties (July 22, 2016)
An extraordinary promise to break treaties. That’s the haunting metaphor from Donald Trump’s Republican acceptance speech.
André Cramblit: Police officer shootings seem far too common (July 22, 2016)
I have been pulled over and ticketed for no better reason than Driving While Indian
Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire' (July 22, 2016)
The documentary focuses on drugs on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.
The new rule requires state court systems and state welfare agencies to determine whether a child is Indian and whether ICWA applies to their proceedings.
Tribes sent representatives and some tribal citizens were there too but Indian Country was missing from the big picture.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer (July 22, 2016)
Several tribal citizens of all ages braved a hot summer day and walked from the Billy Mills Hall to the pow-wow grounds to acknowledged Native American Cancer Awareness Month.
James Giago Davies: Police officers get away with 'kill option' (July 22, 2016)
When cops choose the kill option, when other options were reasonably available, they are not soldiers protecting our country, they are bullies murdering citizens.
Native Sun News: Appeal delays release of Keepseagle checks (July 22, 2016)
Keepseagle claimants who were hoping to receive a supplemental payment of $21,275 sometime this summer will have to wait for the outcome of an appeal filed by the ex-husband of one of the lead plaintiffs.
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5 Narragansett Tribe plans lawsuit after being denied role in contested pipeline
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