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September 26, 2003
Column: It's not Indians, but Indians with money (09/26)
BIA nominee Anderson not so famous beyond BBQ (09/26)
Editorial: Interior is out of time on trust reform (09/26)
Lamberth lays out future of Indian trust reform (09/26)
Opinion: Few cared about Indians before gaming (09/26)
NPS considers designation for Navajo Long Walk (09/26)
Lamberth recognizes tribal role in Cobell lawsuit (09/26)
N.M. school halts work due to discovery of remains (09/26)
Bill would terminate out-of-state sovereign rights (09/26)
Agreement for popular Navajo fair finalized (09/26)
Spirit Walk for language preservation ends in D.C. (09/26)
Daschle and governor to host reconciliation summit (09/26)
Janklow set to enter plea on manslaughter charge (09/26)
Urban reserve concerns dominate debate in Man. (09/26)
First Nations chief seeks $1.9M to rebuild office (09/26)
Narragansett Tribe awarded grant for health center (09/26)
Non-Indian tribal college student denied federal aid (09/26)
Potawatomi descendants walking Trail of Death (09/26)
Md. governor rejects recogniton of Piscataway Tribe (09/26)
More tribal spending on Calif. recall disclosed (09/26)
Feinstein wants DOI to hold off land-into-trust (09/26)
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'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear

Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.

'He's protecting us': Pine Ridge family adopts coyote

The coyote pup came to the family in a box, all curled up and quiet, so quiet.

U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school

The military is reaching out to Indian Country to help identify tribal youth who died while attending the infamous Carlisle boarding school.

Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change

Citizens of the Quapaw Tribe didn't just re-elect their longtime leader when they went to the polls, they chose a new way to refer to themselves.

Tim Giago: The church taught us that our ancestors were sinners

Making a saint of the Lakota holy man Black Elk won't change the brutal history of the Catholic Church.

Mark Charles: Our country has a long history of White supremacy

The United States of America is White supremacist, racist and sexist because of our foundations.

YES! Magazine: Schools offer sensitive care for Native students

Students in Native communities are disproportionately affected by trauma.

Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country

Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.

'I have it on my fireplace': New York governor took eagle feather

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is promising to do something about an eagle feather he said his family took without permission.

Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project

The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.

Santa Ysabel Band loses decision in online bingo betting dispute

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has hit a dead end with its short-lived online gaming business.

Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations

The National Indian Gaming Commission is suspending regulations that were once the subject of considerable controversy.

Celeste Liddle: Comedian makes fun of Indigenous women and gets away with it

Racially and sexually objectifying Aboriginal women reflects a long practice in Australia and abroad.

Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry

"This isn't your average neighborhood cannabis store," the Tulalip Tribes said of their new venture in Washington state.

'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.

'It brings all these teams together': Native basketball builds bridges

The Native American Basketball Invitational is about more than just rez ball.

'Win-loss is still pretty bad': Tribes falter at Supreme Court

The highest court in the land holds legal power over tribal nations, but it lacks knowledge of tribal law.

'She doesn't share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory

A Republican descendant of immigrants claims his indigenous opponent is not from around here.

Cherokee scientist Mary Ross finally gains widespread attention

Mary Golda Ross, the great-great granddaughter of a Cherokee chief, was the first Native woman to work as an aerospace engineer.

Southern Ute elder Sage Remington passes on at the age of 76

Sage Douglas Remington, who was known for his political and cultural activism, passed away on July 31, 2018.

Offensive? Parody 'Caucasians' t-shirt draws strong reactions

An African American business owner is getting death threats after exposing the hypocrisy of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court

An attorney who has defeated tribes in a slew of precedent-setting cases could see his influence spread across Indian Country.

Seminole Tribe joins growing movement against plastic straws

Patrons at the six casinos owned by the Seminole Tribe will no longer be using plastic straws.

Jicarilla Apache Nation leaders targeted over financial losses

Some citizens of the Jicarilla Apache Nation want to know why their leaders haven't taken action to address embezzlement of tribal funds.

Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates

Sharice Davids, a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, won the Democratic primary for a Congressional seat in Kansas.

Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives

The Winnebago Tribe's efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.

Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs until the end of the month to complete its work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit

The non-Indian power structure in a Utah county is slowly being dismantled.

Native advocates challenge Trump administration's royalty policy committee

A coalition that includes Native advocate groups is suing the Trump administration over an advisory committee they say is stacked in favor of the energy industry.

News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress

A criminal indictment of a fellow lawmaker is putting Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, back in the news.

Prime Minister vows to immerse newborn daughter in Māori language and culture

The leader of New Zealand is vowing to ensure her newborn daughter learns the Māori language and understands Māori culture.

Lytton Band agrees to permanent ban on gaming as homelands bill awaits action

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has agreed to a permanent ban on gaming on any land acquired in Sonoma County in California.

Ak-Chin Indian Community highlights culture and tradition at new restaurant

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has debuted another component of an ongoing casino expansion project.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues casino expansion work

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is adding a conference center, a new hotel and more to its flagship gaming facility in North Carolina.

A 'banana republic' no more? Nooksack Tribe claims turnaround on disenrollment drama

The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of ousted citizens.

Arne Vainio: Young people belong to us and we need to support them
It might be that quiet kid in the back of the classroom or it might be a long distance runner.
'She made me feel dumb and trashy': Women attacked for making choices
Women who receive abortions and the doctors that provide the service have frequently come under attack.
'There's really no trust': Hopes for immigration reform fade away
Just days after President Trump threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not act on immigration reform, Congress went on recess.
White Earth Nation citizen shot and killed by police officers
William "Billy" James Hughes, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is the latest Native person to die at the hands of police.
Appeals court won't rule on challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act

A federal appeals court has turned away a closely-watched conservative challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Native fashion designer Patricia Michaels suffers setback with flood
Patricia Michaels is trying to get back on her feet after losing much of her work in a flood.
'Get off my land': Pala Reservation woman accused of attacking elderly people
A visit to the Pala Casino in southern California led to elder abuse and a secret drug lab, authorities said.
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation welcomes visitors to water park
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is hosting a grand opening for the 4 Bears Water Park in North Dakota.
'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier
The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.
'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation
After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
Tim Giago: Racism is still acceptable in some media outlets
Many newspapers, including the one in Rapid City, South Dakota, have continued to use the R-word even though they know it is an insult.
Yankton Sioux Tribe tackles meth problem on the reservation
Meth has found a home in Indian Country and a drive through any reservation reveals the evidence of heavy drug abuse.
James Giago Davies: Wounded people love the wrong way
Wounded parents unintentionally teach their children to love each other the wrong way.
Blackfeet Nation discusses land issues at United Nations
The Blackfeet Nation is an innovator in indigenous planning efforts.