Obama nominates Diane Humetewa, Hopi, as a federal judge (September 19, 2013)

President Barack Obama has nominated Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe, to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.

Editorial: Cherokee Nation an 'economic dynamo' in Oklahoma (September 19, 2013)

Newspaper praises Cherokee Nation as economic powerhouse and a good neighbor in Oklahoma.

IHS tells clinics to expand access to emergency contraception (September 19, 2013)

The Indian Health Service is expanding access to emergency contraception.

Canada rejects call to review violence against Native women (September 19, 2013)

The Canadian government is rejecting a recommendation to conduct a comprehensive review of violence against Native women.

Gun Lake Tribe gets zoning change for new government center (September 19, 2013)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, plans to build a new government center.

Mark Trahant: Republicans are willing to destroy IHS system (September 19, 2013)

Some Republicans, True Believers, are bent on using the budget process to rewrite the Affordable Care Act -- and that proposal would be catastrophic for the Indian health system.

Oneida Nation schedules election to dissolve economic entity (September 19, 2013)

Members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will be voting whether to dissolve the tribe's economic development entity.

Tribes and Alaska Natives help promote health care insurance (September 19, 2013)

Tribes and Alaska Natives are helping promote health care insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

Designation recognizes tribal significance of Mount St. Helens (September 19, 2013)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is hailing the inclusion of Mount St. Helens on the National Register of Historic Places.

NPR: Oklahoma tribes continue talks to settle water rights suit (September 19, 2013)

The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation are still discussing a possible settlement to their water rights lawsuit in Oklahoma.

Closing arguments in murders of children on Spirit Lake Nation (September 19, 2013)

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a man who is accused of murdering two children on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.

WyoFile: BIA questioned for management of irrigation system (September 19, 2013)

WyoFile reports on the difference between an irrigation system managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and one managed by others.

BIA extends comments for Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid (September 19, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on land-into-trust application for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.

Chastity Bedonie, Navajo attorney, passes away at age of 39 (September 19, 2013)

Chastity Bedonie, a member of the Navajo Nation who worked at the Interior Department, died on Sunday.

Amy Stretten: Racist 'Indian' mascots don't belong in schools (September 19, 2013)

Amy Stretten, a member of the Chickahominy Tribe, shares her experience with an Indian mascot at her high school.

Gabe Galanda: Protecting tribal sovereignty from its enemies (September 19, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses how to protect tribal sovereignty from its greatest enemy -- state government.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe starts water rights team (September 19, 2013)

Beside the foothills of the He Sapa (Black Hills) the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes, the Oglala Sioux Tribe committed to creating a water rights team.