House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (September 12, 2016)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (September 12, 2016)
Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.
Bill to repeal 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws on agenda (September 12, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up S.2796, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act.
Matthew Fletcher: Obama joins tribes on the right side of history (September 12, 2016)
Indian tribes and their people often speak about taking history into consideration in making important decisions.
Democracy Now: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe creates 'awakening' with #NoDAPL movement (September 12, 2016)
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II about the stunning developments in the #NoDAPL fight.
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe returns allies of late chairman to power (September 12, 2016)
The South Dakota has suffered from toil ever since the passing of its longtime chairman, Michael Jandreau.
Cherokee Nation sends six veterans on third annual Warrior Flight to DC (September 12, 2016)
Two veterans from World War II and four from the Korean War will visit memorials and monuments in the nation's capital.
Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award (September 12, 2016)
Bryan Akipa (Sisseton Wahpeton), Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) and Theresa Secord (Penobscot) are National Heritage Fellows.
Steve Russell: Anonymous makes appearance in #NoDAPL fight (September 12, 2016)
Anonymous has come down on the side of the people standing in the way of the Black Snake….because a person in a Guy Fawkes mask says so.
Gun Lake Tribe selects Scott Sprague to serve as new chairman (September 12, 2016)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has undergone some major leadership changes this year.
Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)
The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.
House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills (September 12, 2016)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are moving closer to becoming law.
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL movement forces long overdue debate (September 12, 2016)
We need to make sure that water is treated as the nation’s most important natural resource. Water is life. That’s not politics.
Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retention (September 12, 2016)
There is one subject we don’t hear much about from elected officials or those who aspire to be elected: the preservation of our tribal languages.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe reinstates suspended councilor (September 12, 2016)
After an hours-long hearing before the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, Wakpamni District Tribal Council Representative, Jackie Siers, was reinstated after being suspended in early August.
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (September 12, 2016)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.
Liz Perez Halperin: Why this warrior stands up for Standing Rock (September 12, 2016)
We Native Americans have suffered to protect the land the U.S. government and big oil is now trying to destroy.
Donna Loring: Maine's mistreament of tribes goes back centuries (September 12, 2016)
We as Wabanki Tribes in Maine live behind a White Curtain of poverty, bigotry and isolation from the rest of Indian Country.
Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans (September 12, 2016)
Currently America’s Native People are living in a time that’s granted them some prosperity despite a history of oppression.
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