Final highlights from NCAI's winter session in Washington DC (March 14, 2014)

The National Congress of American Indians wrapped up its winter session in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

David Yeagley, Comanche activist, passes away at age of 62 (March 14, 2014)

David Yeagley, a self-styled Comanche conservative activist who was a thorn in the side of Indianz.Com and many of its message board users, died on Tuesday

Opinion: Federal recognition matters influenced by lobbyists (March 14, 2014)

Writer links opposition to federal recognition for the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut to lobbyists and groups funded by wealthy, unidentified backers.

Audio from House hearing on Alaska Native subsistence draft (March 14, 2014)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning on Alaska Native subsistence but no one from the state or the Obama administration showed up.

Senate approves bill that includes tribal child facility provision (March 14, 2014)

The Senate passed S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, on Thursday after a provision was added to help tribes with child care facilities.

Opinion: Federal government keeps Native people in poverty (March 14, 2014)

Shawn Regan of the Property and Environment Research Center explains how federal policies keep Native Americans in poverty.

Review: 'Xingu' shares history behind tribal preserve in Brazil (March 14, 2014)

Xingu shares the history behind the creation of the Xingu National Park in Brazil.

Researcher uncovers more missing or murdered Native women (March 14, 2014)

An independent researcher has uncovered more cases of missing or murdered Native women across Canada.

Judge questions handling of rape charges against Native teen (March 14, 2014)

A judge in Montana is criticizing the way prosecutors have handled a rape case against a Native teen.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to meet with tribes in Montana (March 14, 2014)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will meet with tribes in Montana this weekend as part of a tour with Sen. Jon Tester (D).

School officials leave Blackfeet Nation after Facebook threats (March 14, 2014)

Two public school officials on the Blackfeet Nation of Montana have left their jobs and the reservation after a former student allegedly posted threats on Facebook.

Civil rights complaint planned over mascots in Oregon schools (March 14, 2014)

An activist in Oregon plans to file a civil rights complaint with the Department of Education over the use of Indian mascots in public schools.

Rep. Capps opposes Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust measure (March 14, 2014)

Rep. Lois Capps (D-California) is opposing a bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes sue over water rights (March 14, 2014)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana filed suit in federal court to stop the adjudication of personal water rights cases on the reservation.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team headed to basketball finals (March 14, 2014)

For the third time in as many years the Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes basketball team is heading to the state tournament.

Native Sun News: Rosebud court asserts authority over utility (March 14, 2014)

Judge Sherman Marshall, Chief Judge of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, ruled last week that the tribe can exercise jurisdiction of Cherry Todd Electric.

Opinion: Nooksack Tribe engages in deadly disenrollment trend (March 14, 2014)

Writer discusses the removal of 306 people from the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Navajo Nation leaders speak out against 'disparaging' mascots (March 14, 2014)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are taking action against the use of disparaging names in sports.

Research ties Native Americans to indigenous people in Siberia (March 14, 2014)

Researchers who analyzed indigenous languages in the U.S., Canada and Siberia say their ancestors once lived together in the Bering Strait before migrating to their present locations.