Navajo Nation buys sacred masks from auction house in France (December 15, 2014)

Vice President Rex Lee Jim tried to stop the sale of the items but it went through as planned.

Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public (December 15, 2014)

The Yakama Nation is in court in hopes of preventing public tours at the sacred Rattlesnake Mountain.

VAWA jurisdiction provision poses special issue for Alaska tribes (December 15, 2014)

The law recognizes tribal authority over non-Indians in Indian Country -- a term that's been in dispute in Alaska for decades.

Column: Owner is the real 'obstacle' with Washington NFL team (December 15, 2014)

The true obstacle here is ownership, and when ownership is an immovable object, the fans are doomed.

Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (December 15, 2014)

The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona (December 15, 2014)

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) said the package represented the 'worst of Washington.'

Native Sun News: First Peoples Fund connects artists to economy (December 15, 2014)

Native American artists have traditionally been the keepers of indigenous history and the tellers of our original stories.

Ivan Star: Being Lakota is something that comes from the heart (December 15, 2014)

Active use of the language and involvement of culture are indispensable to what makes a person Lakota.

Alex Jacobs: Nuclear industry leaves mark on Native communities (December 15, 2014)

Mohawk poet discusses the nuclear industry's impact in New Mexico.