Mississippi Choctaw leader takes office after election upheld (July 15, 2015)

Phyllis Anderson, who is the first woman to lead the tribe, defeated rival Beasley Denson in a June 30 election.

Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages (July 15, 2015)

The fishing boat was defaced with 'KKK' and 'White Power' messages.

California governor signs bill for Native language and culture (July 15, 2015)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians supported the bill to expand the use of language and culture in classrooms.

Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate (July 15, 2015)

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) introduced the Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act to exempt tribes from large fines.

Special Trustee Advisory Board to hold first meeting in August (July 15, 2015)

Special Trustee Vince Logan has selected nine people to advise him on trust reform efforts at the Interior Department.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in talks with state on marijuana (July 15, 2015)

Attorney General Marty Jackley continues to argue that non-Indians can't use marijuana in Indian Country.

Kickapoo Nation in Kansas getting ready for annual powwow (July 15, 2015)

The powwow includes a community dance, a youth basketball clinic and a walk/run.

Dan Walters: California lawmakers go too far on Indian issues (July 15, 2015)

The 2015 legislative session may – or may not – be otherwise memorable, but certainly will be known for symbolic gestures that drift into censorship.

North Dakota tribe starts drilling its own wells on reservation (July 15, 2015)

The tribe will be able to earn more revenues from the wells operated by Missouri River Resources.

Mescalero Apache Nation reopens pool after lengthy absence (July 15, 2015)

The tribe spent three months renovating a pool that had been closed for seven years.

Former NFL player arrested for a second time on reservation (July 15, 2015)

Donovan McNabb allegedly rear-ended a vehicle driven by a wife of a police officer on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.

Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama (July 15, 2015)

President Barack Obama will meet with Chief Gary Batton, sit down with Native youth and speak to tribal members.

Family and friends protest fatal police shooting of Indian man (July 15, 2015)

A surveillance video and a witness paint a different picture of the fatal shooting of Paul Castaway in Denver, Colorado.

Lakota Country Times: Valuable piece of Badlands up for sale (July 15, 2015)

A piece of land that contains one of the prettiest views in all of America has hit the sales block.

Native Sun News: Half-year marked by race-related incidents (July 15, 2015)

Native Sun News will continue to stay in the forefront of news reporting covering race relations throughout the rest of the year.

Yurok Tribe welcomes raid of marijuana farms on reservation (July 15, 2015)

Tribal, local and state authorities are shutting down 'dozens' of illegal farms in the area.

PEN interview with award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo (July 15, 2015)

PEN America guest editor Natalie Diaz talks to poet and musician Joy Harjo. A member of the Mvskoke Creek Nation, Harjo lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Nick Estes: Rainbow Gathering exploits the sacred Black Hills (July 15, 2015)

Many of us see the Rainbow gathering as engaging in cultural exploitation, and some of their activities as desecrating our holiest site by appropriating and practicing faux Native ceremonies and beliefs.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe (July 15, 2015)

The U.S.’s deteriorating relationship with Cuba paralleled its deteriorating relationship with Native nations.