Senate measure extends federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe (November 17, 2015)

The tribe has been seeking recognition for more than a century and a termination-era law poses a major hurdle.

Colville Tribes expect to see $13.3M from Ramah settlement (November 17, 2015)

The payment would cover the shortfalls -- otherwise known as contract support costs -- from the tribe's self-determination contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Plea deal entered in Chippewa Cree Tribe online lending case (November 17, 2015)

Neal Rosette and Billi Anne Morsette are admitting to bribery, theft and income tax charges and have agreed to repay the tribe a total of $1.2 million.

Patrick Sullivan: New Carcieri bill invites even more litigation (November 17, 2015)

A closer look at S.1879, a bill introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Hilary Bricken: DOJ sending mixed signals on tribal marijuana (November 17, 2015)

In 2014, the Department of Justice issued an enforcement memo addressing how Native American tribes should go about marijuana legalization.

White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom (November 17, 2015)

Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three education bills (November 17, 2015)

The bills address a wide range of issues affecting public schools, Bureau of Indian Education schools, tribal colleges, Native language grants and teacher recruitment.

Landowners on Lummi Nation see $4M in Cobell buyback offers (November 17, 2015)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put nearly $721 million in the hands of individual Indians over the last two years.

Mary Pember: Four Directions Clinic provides critical services (November 17, 2015)

The Four Directions Clinic is the first Indian Health Service facility of its kind offering not only reproductive health services but also a full range of services for victims of sexual assault.

Jon Antelope: Being Native isn't always easy on our own land (November 17, 2015)

Living cheap is hard enough, but it is harder still in small-town Utah when your Mormon welfare dries up completely.

Warm Springs Tribes schedule referendum on legal marijuana (November 17, 2015)

An economic study predicted $173 million in net profits over seven years from a commercial marijuana facility.

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe brings Thanksgiving to the table (November 17, 2015)

The eatery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., features items like wild elk stew, smoked bison and pumpkin pie.

Ryan Jackson: Tribes oppose Klamath Basin water legislation (November 17, 2015)

The chairman of the Hoopa Valley Tribe explains why S.133, the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act, doesn't have much support in Indian Country.

Lakota Country Times: Interest growing in solar at Pine Ridge (November 17, 2015)

Lakota Solar Enterprise brought 15 students to the Pine Ridge Reservation to learn about installing a solar array and tying it into existing services.

Clara Caufield: Veterans celebrated by Crow and Cheyenne (November 17, 2015)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe observes many holidays, but none as important as Veteran’s Day.

Native Sun News: Trading post manager retires after 28 years (November 17, 2015)

After nearly three decades and countless memories, Sioux Trading Post Manager, Michael Lekberg of Prairie Edge Trading Co. and Galleries in downtown Rapid City is retiring.