Audio from SCIA hearing for Cobell land consolidation program (December 11, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing this afternoon to discuss the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Audio from SCIA hearing for nomination of Vince Logan at OST (December 11, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing this afternoon for Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Monty Roessel named director for Bureau of Indian Education (December 11, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Education. finally has a new leader.

Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in Alberta (December 11, 2013)

Neil Young will perform four benefit shows in January for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta.

Wyoming plans appeal for tribal treatment of state designation (December 11, 2013)

The state of Wyoming plans to appeal the treatment as state designation for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

Laguna Pueblo woman starts bid for lt. governor in New Mexico (December 11, 2013)

Deb Haaland, a member of Laguna Pueblo, is seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in New Mexico.

Osage Nation criticizes regulation that allows for eagle deaths (December 11, 2013)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is criticizing a new regulation that allows companies to kill or harm eagles without penalty.

Shinnecock Nation elects new leaders under new constitution (December 11, 2013)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York elected a new slate of leaders on Tuesday under a new constitution.

Foundation bids on sacred property to repatriate to two tribes (December 11, 2013)

The Annenberg Foundation will return 24 sacred items to the Hopi Tribe and the San Carlos Apache Tribe after winning them in a controversial auction in France.

Jacqueline Keeler: Help put an end to racist mascots in sports (December 11, 2013)

Jacqueline Keeler, one of the organizers of No Native Mascots, on putting an end to the Washington football team's racist mascot.

Steve Russell: The power of organized and united Indian votes (December 11, 2013)

Steve Russell discusses the power of the Indian vote.

Former leader of Mashantucket Tribe files appeal in theft case (December 11, 2013)

Michael Thomas, the former chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, has filed a notice of appeal in his theft case.

Interview with Gyasi Ross on 'How to Say I Love You in Indian' (December 11, 2013)

Colorlines interviews author Gyasi Ross about his latest book, How to Say I Love You in Indian.

Arizona agency under fire for ignoring child abuse allegations (December 11, 2013)

Arizona's Child Protective Services is under fire for failing to investigating 6,554 allegations of child abuse over the last five years.

Bipartisan budget deal offers some relief from sequester cuts (December 11, 2013)

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) announced a budget deal on Tuesday that curbs some of the impact of sequestration.

Senate confirms nominee with Indian law experience to court (December 11, 2013)

The Senate voted 56 to 38 on Tuesday to confirm Patricia Ann Millett for a seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Native Sun News: Is there a place for the multi-sport athlete? (December 11, 2013)

What is better, to compete year-round in multiple athletic competitions or to focus all a child's energy on one sport?