Civil rights complaint filed over repeated denial of honor song (September 16, 2014)

Indian students make up about 40 percent of the student body in the Chamberlain School District in South Dakota.

Police in Ontario investigate letter that threatens Native people (September 16, 2014)

The letter was described as 'very disturbing' as is being treated as a hate crime.

Serial killer sentenced to life term for murder of Native woman (September 16, 2014)

A serial killer was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Native woman and to three additional life sentences for three other murders.

House backs package to transfer federal land to Te-Moak Tribe (September 16, 2014)

The bill passed by a voice vote and it awaits action in the Senate.

Fort Belknap Tribe detained state game warden for trespassing (September 16, 2014)

The tribal council passed a resolution that bars fish and game officers from crossing the reservation without consent.

Sen. Cantwell to introduce bill to end NFL's tax-exempt status (September 16, 2014)

The lawmaker said she was taking action because the NFL has done little to address the racist name of the Washington franchise.

Donna Ennis: Don't let ethnic imposters take away our identity (September 16, 2014)

Donna Ennis explains why ethnic imposters need to be challenged in Indian Country.

Mohegan Tribe to open first Smashburger location in December (September 16, 2014)

The restaurant is part of the tribe's economic diversification effort.

DOI offers $9.4M for Cobell buy-backs on Umatilla Reservation (September 16, 2014)

The offers were made to nearly 1,800 landowners, who have until October 31 to respond.

Urban Indian population grows in Brazil's poorest neighborhoods (September 16, 2014)

Nearly a quarter of the nation's indigenous population now live in urban areas.

Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (September 16, 2014)

A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

House takes up bill to address tribal general welfare programs (September 16, 2014)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) said the bill promotes tribal self-determination and reliance without additional cost to the U.S. government.

Mark Charles: Trail of Tears sign points to much deeper problem (September 16, 2014)

Mark Charles says a sign poking fun at the Trail of Tears underscores systemic racism facing Native people.

Checks from final payment of Cobell settlement put in the mail (September 16, 2014)

Some $941.6 million will be reaching members of the Trust Administration Class in the next several days.

NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit (September 16, 2014)

The agenda includes Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, activist Suzan Shown Harjo and journalist Mark Trahant.

Native Sun News: Homeless students find support in Rapid City (September 16, 2014)

Despite the definition set forth by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2002, 'homeless children and youth' are more than what the term suggests.