USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)

United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.

Former Sen. Campbell raises funds for veterans memorial in DC (December 8, 2015)

The Korean War veteran is one of the co-chairs of the advisory committee for the memorial that will be located at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

DOI schedules listening session for Cobell Land Buy-Back Program (December 8, 2015)

The session will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 3, 2016.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of former leader Leonard Haskie (December 8, 2015)

Leonard Haskie was the first person to hold the title of president as part of a restructuring of the tribal government into separate branches.

Trial wraps up into brutal murders of Navajo men in New Mexico (December 8, 2015)

Alison Gorman, 44, and Kee Thompson, 45, were beaten so badly in July 2014 that authorities in Albuquerque said their bodies were unrecognizable.

Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national television (December 8, 2015)

If the team today had the name 'darky,' a word that Eleanor Roosevelt used in formal writing in the 1930s — in the same decade “Redskins” became a football franchise — there’s no chance the team would keep the name, no chance fans would sing a song with that name

Members of Narragansett Tribe protest ouster of council leaders (December 8, 2015)

Six council members who won election more than a year ago were removed from office last week.

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court takes up tribal jurisdiction case (December 8, 2015)

Even if the Supreme Court does what Dollar General asks of it, that decision will be quickly, and maybe even hilariously, irrelevant as soon as it is announced. Nonmembers and tribes will shrug, and go back to what they were doing before.

House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (December 8, 2015)

H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.

Lakota Country Times: Blackfeet Nation wins ruling for sacred site (December 8, 2015)

Senator John Tester joined activists in celebration of the Department of Interior’s recent decision to cancel an oil and gas lease in an area of Glacier National Park that is held sacred to the Blackfeet Nation.

Delphine Red Shirt: Our Indian contributions to medicine and food (December 8, 2015)

The truth is that any immigrant coming from any part of the world, including Europe, Africa, or Asia should know these things so that every Thanksgiving, they celebrate along with their mashed potatoes, these important facts.

Native Sun News: Building homes with solar energy at Pine Ridge (December 8, 2015)

Paul Shields, son Leonard Peltier and father of three girls, has been building a house here on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since August, hoping to move from his old FEMA trailer and provide a warm home for his family at the beginning of 2016.

James Mills: First Nation finally regains control over membership (December 8, 2015)

Since 1986, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Band in British Columbia has been working on taking control of their membership.