Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems (April 19, 2016)

A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.

Navajo Nation lawmaker loses seat after conviction in fund case (April 19, 2016)

Mel R. Begay was found guilty of misusing a tribal discretionary fund but is planning to appeal.

Penobscot Nation files notice of appeal in river ownership dispute (April 19, 2016)

A federal judge said the reservation includes the islands that lie within the Penobscot River but rejected the tribe's claim to ownership of the water itself.

Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care (April 19, 2016)

American Indians face alarming oral health disparities, with rates of decay in children triple that of any population in the United States.

Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth (April 19, 2016)

Giigawaabamin, George. I will dance your regalia and I will remember every step is a prayer.

Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress (April 19, 2016)

Let’s measure how American Indians and Alaska Natives are investing in our our candidates, in our future, in ourselves.

Turtle Talk: Commentary on oral argument in Supreme Court case (April 19, 2016)

Professor Matthew Fletcher of Turtle Talk offers some commentary on the oral argument in US v. Bryant.

Man from Muckleshoot Tribe charged with second-degree murder (April 19, 2016)

Russell Ward, 34, is accused of striking and killing 44-year-old Reachella Partman last month in Auburn, Washington.

Lynn Valbuena wins another term as leader of San Manuel Band (April 19, 2016)

The California tribe also elected Sabrina Nakhjavanpour as treasurer and Larry Hernandez as a member-at-large.

Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (April 19, 2016)

Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.

Rep. Pearce takes veterans tribute from Isleta Pueblo to Thailand (April 19, 2016)

The tribute from the New Mexico tribe includes a bear that symbolizes strength and courage and an arrowhead to represent the field of battle.

Brandon Ecoffey: Tribes continue battle against energy pipelines (April 19, 2016)

For close to a decade Lakota people have been prepared to lay their lives on the line to protect the water that sustains us.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe upset by Keystone Pipeline spill (April 19, 2016)

Members of a clean-up crew, many dressed in hazmat style suits, remain onsite and continue to move soil contaminated by up this month’s 16,000-plus gallon oil spill from an underground ruptured oil pipeline near Freeman, South Dakota.

Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (April 19, 2016)

Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.

Clara Caufield: Some Northern Cheyenne leaders shirk their duties (April 19, 2016)

Why should we have to demand that our council members take the time to meet and talk to us, fulfilling a basic duty?

Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock (April 19, 2016)

Grassroots supporters of traditional Navajo resisters to relocation called for members of the public to immediately contact authorities to stop the confiscation of impounded livestock.

Ruth Hopkins: Native women still undergoing forced sterilization (April 19, 2016)

We are still here, fighting. We are still being killed. They are still defiling us.