EPA backs water quality rules set by Northern Cheyenne Tribe (December 10, 2015)

The tribe and the state adopted standards to protect their rivers from wastewater produced during energy development.

Joy Harjo: A tribute to one of our beloved messengers John Trudell (December 10, 2015)

Poet and musician Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Nation, shares a tribute to the late John Trudell, who died on December 8, 2015, at the age of 69.

Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post (December 10, 2015)

As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.

Omnibus appropriations bill could block BIA recognition reforms (December 10, 2015)

Republicans in Congress have been trying to stop the Part 83 reforms that were finalized in June after more than two years of work.

Chief from Narragansett Tribe faces questions about residency (December 10, 2015)

Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas obtained a driver's license and registered to vote in Florida, according to an investigation by a Rhode Island station.

Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case a second time (December 10, 2015)

Attention is centering on comments from Justice Antonin Scalia, who argued that affirmative action ends up hurting minority students, a frequent claim made by conservative opponents.

Native men could be released from prison for 1997 murder case (December 10, 2015)

Marvin Roberts, George Frese, Eugene Vent and Kevin Pease -- also known as the Fairbanks Four -- were convicted of a murder they insist they did not commit.

Disputed leaders of small Alaska tribe refuse to vacate building (December 10, 2015)

The old tribal council has refused to cede control to a new slate of leaders who were elected in October 2012.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne grocery store hit by robbers (December 10, 2015)

The Lame Deer IGA store was recently robbed to the tune of many thousands of dollars (estimated at $50,000) in what could be a crippling event.

Native Sun News: First Native woman earns Duke master's degree (December 10, 2015)

Faith Begay of the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota is a very dynamic Native graduate student who earned her Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University.

Robert DesJarlait: Tribes come together for Minnesota NFL game (December 10, 2015)

On November 22, the Minnesota Vikings organization hosted a special halftime event at TCF Bank Stadium in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.

Guilty verdicts returned for brutal murders of Navajo Nation men (December 10, 2015)

Alex Rios, who was 18 at the time of the July 2014 incident, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Alison Gorman, 44, and Kee Thompson, 45.