Albert Bender: UN official hears Indian child welfare concerns (October 30, 2013)

United Nations Human Rights Officer Giorgia Passarelli went to South Dakota to hear concerns about the removal of Indian children from Indian homes.

Tribes in Washington being consulted about return of artifacts (October 30, 2013)

The Port of Seattle, Washington, is consulting two tribes about the return of artifacts taken from a historic village.

More criminal cases filed in thefts from Chippewa Cree Tribe (October 30, 2013)

Two new criminal cases, plus a third involving a previously indicted person, have been filed in connection with thefts from the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana.

Tribes reach partial settlement with FTC over online lenders (October 30, 2013)

The Miami Nation and the Modoc Tribe reached a partial settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over their online lending businesses.

Osage Nation Congress sets special session to discuss report (October 30, 2013)

The Congress of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma will hold a special session next month to consider removal proceedings against Chief John Red Eagle.

Hopi Tribe schedules primary election for chairman, vice chair (October 30, 2013)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will hold a primary election on November 5 for the chairman and vice chairman posts.

Judge restricts authority of St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's officers (October 30, 2013)

Police officers from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe do not have the authority to arrest people beyond reservation borders, a New York judge ruled.

Lummi Nation hails BIA backing of land-into-trust application (October 30, 2013)

The Lummi Nation of Washington won approval of its land-into-trust application.

Cocopah Tribe terminates its police chief after fatal shooting (October 30, 2013)

The Cocopah Tribe of Arizona fired its police chief, who remains hospitalized following a fatal shooting incident.

Editorial: Idaho tribes set the record straight on federal lands (October 30, 2013)

Newspaper says Idaho tribes play a role in the future of land management issues in the state.

Harlan McKosato: Debating the creation of Native Americans (October 30, 2013)

Harlan McKosato looks at some big questions surrounding the origins of the first Americans.

Blackfeet Nation leader continues to dispute federal charges (October 30, 2013)

A council member for the Blackfeet Nation of Montana who has been indicted in federal court will ask a judge to dismiss the charges.

Washington team owner reiterates position on racist mascot (October 30, 2013)

The owner of the Washington professional team has no plans to eliminate the racist mascot despite waves of criticism.

Senate Democrats set vote on nominee for seat on DC Circuit (October 30, 2013)

Democrats in the Senate are planning a vote on the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett for a seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Native man in running for state governor (October 30, 2013)

So goes Alaska, goes Indian Country? This is an old political expression -- one that I just made up.

Walt Lamar: Get behind the American Indian Graduate Center (October 30, 2013)

Walt Lamar urges tribes to get involved with the American Indian Graduate Center.

David Michaud: Getting hungry, but ready to go into next fight (October 30, 2013)

As I write this column I am currently two weeks out from weigh-ins. When the paper comes out it will be nine days from weigh-ins, 10 days until fight night. T