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October 21, 2003
Cayuga Nation proposes land claim, tax settlement (10/21)
Hearing on BIA pick Anderson moved to new room (10/21)
Navajo Nation ordered to return seized property (10/21)
Alaska village considers hosting nuclear reactor (10/21)
Alaska Natives confront debates over legal status (10/21)
USET meeting for annual conference in Conn. (10/21)
Yellow Bird: The spirit of the ancient Rainy River (10/21)
Absentee Shawnee leader Edwards passes away (10/21)
Inquiry into Native teen's death extends testimony (10/21)
Grant seeks to improve kidney donation rates (10/21)
Navajo landowners question BIA agreement with company (10/21)
Opinion: Atlanta profits off 'offensive' team name (10/21)
Student working to improve Native health care (10/21)
Farmer rams tractor into car carrying tribe officials (10/21)
Totem pole used by school on way home to Alaska (10/21)
Muckleshoot family fights tribe over trust land lease (10/21)
Bolivia's Indians march to celebrate power (10/21)
Opinion: Calif. tribes on 'defensive' after recall (10/21)
Another vote set for Meskwaki Tribe leadership (10/21)
Calif. tribe, U.S. reject offer to setter water suit (10/21)
Genetic material from Pimas used in diabetes study (10/21)
Storm washes out highway to Makah Reservation (10/21)
BIA firefighter pleads guilty to setting major fire (10/21)
Tribes take part in talks to keep Klamath in spotlight (10/21)
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Supreme Court sides with tribal interests in sovereign immunity case
Supreme Court sides with tribal interests in sovereign immunity case
In a rare win for Indian Country, the nation's highest court has sided with tribal interests in a closely-watched sovereign immunity case.

Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests
Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests
The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House
Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House
Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat.

Mike Males: It's not schools that are dangerous for our children
Mike Males: It's not schools that are dangerous for our children
Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.

Tribes seek a seat at table as states look into sports betting
With a landmark Supreme Court decision on the books, tribes from California to Connecticut want to be at the table when it comes to sports betting.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel
Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.

James Giago Davies: One of these days we are going to actually read the book
James Giago Davies: One of these days we are going to actually read the book
In every Wasicu church, and on every reservation, are holy men who can’t even tell you what caused the sky to be blue or thunder to crackle.

Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer
Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer
The Hopi Tribe is looking to federal government to fulfill a long-overdue promise that's connected to a seemingly endless land dispute.

Lac du Flambeau Band awaits results of autopsy in search for missing man
Lac du Flambeau Band awaits results of autopsy in search for missing man
Family and friends are offering tributes to Antonio Roché, a 24-year-old Lac du Flambeau man who went missing earlier this month.

Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy
Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy
Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.

Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department
Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is helping out a new crew of firefighters in southern California.

Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting
Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Tribes lose out in funding bill includes money for Trump reorganization
Tribes lose out in funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes know little to nothing about.

Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act
Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act
A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people 'criminalized, detained and sent to prisons'
Indigenous people often 'criminalized, detained and sent to prisons'
A top United Nations official is finding commonalities among indigenous struggles throughout the Americas.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Keeping Indian Country oppressed seems be the norm today
Ivan Star Comes Out: Keeping Indian Country oppressed seems be the norm today
We are blindly forging ahead when we should be learning our history from the inside out.

Museum in Germany returns items stolen from Native graves in Alaska
Museum in Germany returns items stolen from Native graves in Alaska
A museum in Germany is returning items that were stolen from Native graves in Alaska to their rightful place.

'Talks have broken down': Shinnecock Nation seeks role in golf tournament
'Talks have broken down': Shinnecock Nation seeks role in golf tournament
The Shinnecock Nation is working to reach an agreement with the hosts of the U.S. Open, a popular golf tournament that is taking place on stolen land.

Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft
Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft
Apache activist Robert Roche, who appeared in an iconic photo confronting a baseball fan, faces prison time for stealing federal funds.

Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case
Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case
After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.

'It was a travesty': Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre
'It was a travesty': Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre
An unprecedented audio-visual art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre is traveling around South Dakota.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night
Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power
Most, if not all, elected officials supported constitutional reform during the elections, but now only a handful are still hard at it and willing to keep their promises.

Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing
Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing
TigerSwan, hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is trying to clear its name in North Dakota.

Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C
Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C
The Cherokee Nation is reducing hepatitis C among its citizens, reporting a 90 percent cure rate for those testing positive.

'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada
'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada
The Yerington Paiute Tribe and the Walker River Paiute Tribe are slamming a land transfer bill that was drafted without their input.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation goes to court to protect prayer camp
Ramapough Lunaape Nation goes to court to protect prayer camp
Citing a 'historical pattern and practice of harassment,' the Ramapough Lunaape Nation is trying to protect a prayer camp on ancestral land.

Mashantucket and Mohegan interested in pursuing casinos in Japan
Two tribes are looking to the Land of the Rising Sun as they explore opportunities beyond their homelands in Connecticut.

Police officer's rifle went off inside Suquamish Tribe's casino
Authorities are looking into an incident in which a police officer's rifle was inadvertently discharged at the casino owned by the Suquamish Tribe.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.

Bureau of Indian Education faces questions about safety and security
Are Bureau of Indian Education schools safe and secure? That's a question being posed on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls
Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling
Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression
Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression in Nebraska.

Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
The nation's highest court keeps asking the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key Indian policy positions.