Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Secretary Zinke announces another senior hire for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (September 13, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has filled another leadership position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs though it's not the top job at the agency.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Gun Lake Tribe mourns loss of former chair Leah Sprague-Fodor at age of 48 (September 13, 2017)

Leah Sprague-Fodor, a former chairperson of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, passed away on September 10.

Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands (September 13, 2017)

Author Daniel Duane discusses the forced removal of the original inhabitants of Yellowstone National Park in California.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems (September 13, 2017)

It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.

YES! Magazine: Ho-Chunk Nation takes lead in recognizing the rights of nature (September 13, 2017)

Indian Country could see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori and the Ho-Chunk Nation in achieving legal protection for natural entities, Kayla DeVault writes for YES! Magazine.

Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on 'high risk' list despite push for reforms (September 13, 2017)

Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.

Kenan Malik: Indigenous peoples face silence and romanticization in Australia (September 13, 2017)

The demand for recognition and a distinct Indigenous voice emerges from the historical denial of both in Australia, author Kenan Malik writes in The New York Times.

Columbus statue in New York City vandalized amid review of 'symbols of hate' (September 13, 2017)

A statue of Christopher Columbus, widely reviled as a symbol of genocide of indigenous peoples, was vandalized in New York City.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)

Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.

Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation (September 13, 2017)

The top three Indian Affairs officials at the Department of the Interior Interior were among the dozens told to change jobs by the Trump administration.

Native Sun News Today: Teton Times publisher nominated for Spirit of Dakota Award (September 13, 2017)

Avis Little Eagle, the publisher of the Teton Times based in McLaughlin, has been nominated for the Spirit of Dakota Award.

Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service (September 13, 2017)

Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls 'Medicare for all.'