Charges dismissed against trio of Passamaquoddy fishermen (August 13, 2013)

Charges were dismissed against three members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine who were accused of violating state fishing laws.

Nez Perce Tribe hopes litigation blocks second megaload truck (August 13, 2013)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho hopes a lawsuit in federal court will prevent a second megaload shipment from coming through the reservation.

NPR: Ombudsman finds flaws in Indian Child Welfare Act series (August 13, 2013)

The ombudsman for National Public Radio released an 80-page report that uncovered flaws with a series on the Indian Child Welfare Act in South Dakota.

KTCS: Tribes strengthening culture with annual Canoe Journey (August 13, 2013)

KCTS9 reports on this year's Paddle to Quinault, which drew 89 canoes and thousands of participants.

Editorial: Debate over Indian mascots far from over in Oregon (August 13, 2013)

Newspaper says veto of Indian mascot bill won't end debate in Oregon.

Albert Bender: Anti-Indian sentiment persists in South Dakota (August 13, 2013)

Albert Bender says South Dakota deserves reputation as a historically hostile state for tribes and tribal people.

NPR: Native designers work with Paul Frank after powwow flap (August 13, 2013)

Four Native designers collaborated with Paul Frank, a partnership that arose after the company threw a powwow theme party last year:

Fond du Lac Band eager to participate in Cobell land buybacks (August 13, 2013)

The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota is eager to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

BIA extends comment period on federal recognition proposal (August 13, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on a proposal to change the federal recognition process.

New York sues online lender operated by Cheyenne River man (August 13, 2013)

The state of New York filed suit on Monday against an Internet loan firm operated by a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Oglala Sioux Tribe opens polls for referendum on alcohol sales (August 13, 2013)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota opens the polls this morning for a referendum to legalize alcohol on the reservation.

Peter d'Errico: Historian tackled bias in study of Native people (August 13, 2013)

Peter d'Errico shares the passing of a professor who challenged racial and cultural biases in the field of anthropology.

Steve Russell: Open letter to non-Indian couple in ICWA feud (August 13, 2013)

Steve Russell talks to the non-Indian couple that wants to adopt Veronica Brown, a three-year-old citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Trace DeMeyer: Indian identity was erased with my adoption (August 13, 2013)

Trace DeMeyer, the author of One Small Sacrifice: A Memoir: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects, reflects on her life as an Indian adoptee.

Native Sun News: Shoni Schimmel visits tribes in South Dakota (August 13, 2013)

Shoni Schimmel, along with her mother and father, traveled to South Dakota to share her story with Native Americans who were inspired by her and her sister during the Women’s NCAA Basketball Championships.

Native Sun News: Early voting centers on reservations on hold (August 13, 2013)

The South Dakota Board of Elections had decided not to endorse the idea of using federal funds to establish voting sites in the Native American communities.

Cherokee Nation father out on bond as custody dispute rages (August 13, 2013)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has ordered the arrest of Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation whose daughter is the subject of an increasingly contentious custody and adoption dispute.