NPR: DOJ to assert greater role in Indian Child Welfare Act cases (December 8, 2014)

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice will take action to prevent the 'unnecessary and illegal removal' of Indian children from Indian homes.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation seeing success with brand of olive oil (December 8, 2014)

The Seka Hills brand is now used in more than 200 restaurants and is sold at specialty shops and farmers markets.

Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill (December 8, 2014)

The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.

Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page defense bill includes land deals for Olgoonik Corporation and Sealaska.

Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract (December 8, 2014)

Former director Keith Moore and former chief of staff Brian Drapeaux were singled out in an Office of Inspector General report.

Helen Danser: Indians represent vital part of Kentucky's history (December 8, 2014)

The chair of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission calls attention to the state's Indian heritage.

Defense bill approves transfer of military site to Ho-Chunk Nation (December 8, 2014)

The tribe has been trying to acquire land at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant since 1997.

Tribes warned about misspending of federal health care money (December 8, 2014)

The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services is taking a close look at tribal spending.

Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute (December 8, 2014)

The justices won't let a county in New York file a late petition in a foreclosure case.

Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes (December 8, 2014)

Federal recognition would acknowledge and protect the identities of the tribes.

Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.

PBS: Interview with Secretary Jewell on BIE school reform plans (December 8, 2014)

The leader of the Interior Department discusses challenges facing Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Column: School on Pine Ridge Reservation is a 'beacon of hope' (December 8, 2014)

New York Times columnist urges readers to support an Indian school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Opinion: No sacred Apache lands in swap for copper mine project (December 8, 2014)

Writer at conservative publication claims no sacred sites will be transferred for the Resolution Copper mining project in Arizona.

Steve Russell: DOJ in no position to lecture local law enforcement (December 8, 2014)

Either the FBI legend extends to infallibility or Attorney General Eric Holder is in no position to lecture state prosecutors about their reluctance to bring their own officers to book.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans log cabin project (December 8, 2014)

If Llevando “Cowboy” Fisher, Northern Cheyenne Tribal President has his way; by next spring at least four tribal members will be building log cabins on the Reservation.