Jury deliberates verdict in murders of two Spirit Lake children (September 20, 2013)

A federal jury is debating the fate of a man who is accused of murdering two children on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.

9th Circuit determines defendant doesn't meet 'Indian' status (September 20, 2013)

A defendant's tribal enrollment certificate isn't enough to prove he is an Indian for purposes of federal law, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Doug George-Kanentiio: How we removed the Saltine Warrior (September 20, 2013)

In August of that year I elected to enroll at Syracuse and found that the school had an identity problem.

NCAI to elect new president at annual convention next month (September 20, 2013)

The National Congress of American Indians will elect a new president at its annual convention next month.

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain: Race, blood quantum and Indians (September 20, 2013)

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, a writer from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, discusses race, blood quantum and tribal citizenship.

ICT interview with Loretta Tuell on stalled land-into-trust bill (September 20, 2013)

A bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar almost came up for a vote at the end of the 112th Congress.

Diane Humetewa earns praise as choice for federal judgeship (September 20, 2013)

Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, is winning praise as the first Native American woman to be nominated for a federal judgeship

Editorial: Republicans insult poor with attack on food stamps (September 20, 2013)

Republicans in the House pushed a bill that cuts billions of dollars from the food stamp program, a move The New York Times said would contribute to more poverty.

Keith Harper set for confirmation hearing to ambassador post (September 20, 2013)

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a nomination hearing for Keith Harper, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, for an ambassador-rank post.

Team to drop offensive mascot after human rights complaint (September 20, 2013)

A youth football team in Canada is dropping its offensive mascot after an Ojibwe man filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

IHS plans to offer emergency contraception without age limit (September 20, 2013)

The Indian Health Service is expanding access to emergency contraception but currently it will be limited to patients age 18 and over.

Dwanna Robertson: Native people still deal with overt racism (September 20, 2013)

With Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving approaching, Dwanna Robertson discusses overt racism inflicted on Native people.

Native Sun News: President of Oglala college quashes rumors (September 20, 2013)

Despite many rumors to the contrary Tom Short Bull, President of Oglala Lakota College, says that the college is not losing its accreditation and is not designated for probation.