IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid (October 1, 2015)

Grand Traverse County argued that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar barred the acquisition of about 159 acres.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation brings honor to us all (October 1, 2015)

The recently concluded World Indoor Lacrosse Championship has brought honor and pride to the Onondaga Nation and they deserved all of the allocates they received.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe reports strong interest in pot resort (October 1, 2015)

The 10,000 square-foot facility -- dubbed the first-ever marijuana resort in the United States -- is due to open December 31.

Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $30M from settlement (October 1, 2015)

The first scholarships -- totaling about $2 million -- are going out over the next several months to students representing more than 80 tribes.

DOJ audit slams handling of $70M in grants for Navajo Nation jails (October 1, 2015)

The tribe spent $38.6 million on one facility in Tuba City, Arizona, and $31.7 million on another in Kayenta, Arizona.

Republican Jeb Bush defends racist name of Washington NFL team (October 1, 2015)

The former Florida governor claimed tribes do not find the mascot offensive.

Authorities investigate deaths on Northern Cheyenne Reservation (October 1, 2015)

A 54-year-old man was struck by a car and a two-year-old girl died in two unrelated incidents in Lame Deer, Montana.

Heather Denkmire: State tries to take river from Penobscot Nation (October 1, 2015)

The white people are still breaking treaties and still trying to steal from the Indians.

Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule (October 1, 2015)

The ruling raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's rationale for asserting authority in Indian Country.

Ivan F. Star Comes Out: Tribes paid dearly for all that 'free' stuff (October 1, 2015)

Since 1492, among countless atrocities, indigenous people have had to tolerate some absurd imagery by the settlers.

Native Sun News: Lakota Code Talker captured Nazi flag in WWII (October 1, 2015)

When Garfield T. Brown volunteered for the Army in 1942, he did not realize he would play such a pivotal role in World War II and bring back an original flag of the Nazis.

Changes to Navajo Nation water rights settlement signed into law (October 1, 2015)

The changes are technical in nature but the tribe says they will help ensure water reaches thousands of homes on the reservation.

Native alumni at Dartmouth call for removal of Native program hire (October 1, 2015)

The Native American Alumni Association of Dartmouth College says questions about Susan Taffe Reed's heritage will hinder her ability to do her job.

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation secures transfer of IHS property (October 1, 2015)

An Alaska Native health corporation will move forward with a $250 million renovation and expansion thanks to a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama.

President Obama signs bill to fund government through December 11 (October 1, 2015)

A shutdown was averted but the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service won't be seeing any significant increases for the time being.