Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names (May 4, 2016)

The New York Times asked a group of scholars and commentators to weigh in on an issue that could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Former leader of Grand Traverse Band sentenced for sex crimes (May 4, 2016)

Derek Bailey will spend at least 25 years in prison after being sentenced in two different sexual abuse cases.

Nooksack Tribe fires judge and loses attorney in disenrollment crisis (May 4, 2016)

The Nooksack Tribe of Washington is going online in an attempt to fill two critical legal positions on the reservation.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas (May 4, 2016)

Native American groups and supporters band together to show their outrage at the continued destructive coal mining along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Bureau of Indian Affairs adds names to memorial for fallen officers (May 4, 2016)

The names of three officers who died in the line of duty in Indian Country are being added to the memorial.

Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes rule for burial assistance program (May 4, 2016)

Individual Indians can now seek assistance within 180 days of a loved one's passing instead of being forced to apply within 30 days.

Bureau of Indian Affairs updates list of federally recognized tribes (May 4, 2016)

The list now includes the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia, whose federal status was finalized shortly after the most recent update in January.

Blackfeet Nation to see $107M from Cobell land buy-back program (May 4, 2016)

Chairman Harry Barnes signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department to help facilitate purchases of fractionated interests from willing individual Indian landowners.

Navajo Nation in shock after arrest made in 11-year-old girl's death (May 4, 2016)

The tribe observed a moment of silence as prayer vigils were held in honor of Ashlynne Mike, who went missing on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

Jim Kent: Governor of South Dakota blissfully ignorant about tribes (May 4, 2016)

It’s been 200 years since a couple of white men traveled across the country referring to members of the Native American tribes they encountered as 'children' and advising them what would be in their best interests for their long-term future.

Democrat Bernie Sanders staying in race as last Republicans quit (May 4, 2016)

Donald Trump is all but certain to clinch the GOP nomination. Hillary Clinton remains in the lead on the Democratic side.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe assists veterans with housing (May 4, 2016)

For many veterans on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation it is quite difficult finding services designed to help them reintegrate into society.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Who made the decision to kill Anna Mae? (May 4, 2016)

Unbeknownst to Nova Scotia Native Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, who sought refuge in a Denver home to await her 'soul mate,' she had stumbled into a clique of Nawiziwin (jealous women) who would do anything to protect their own, even murder.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe pressed to hold school board election (May 4, 2016)

At the first Tribal Council meeting in May, Busby District Chairman Dana Eaglefeathers will once again request a school board election of community members for the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native issues seem like an afterthought for presidential candidates (May 4, 2016)

As a Native person my education cured me of whatever belief I had left in the American political system.

Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump sees Indian people going 'wild' (May 4, 2016)

I was sitting at home Friday when, in the background, I heard the ugly phrase leap out from the TV.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Delete 'off the reservation' from our discourse (May 4, 2016)

The term 'off the reservation' arose in the late-1800s, when Native Peoples were confined to reservations and when the federal 'Civilization Regulations' criminalized everything that made Native Peoples Native.