Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (May 5, 2016)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates being left behind in big money race (May 5, 2016)

Shawn Redd and Carlyle Begay are counting on help from Navajo voters during the primary. But that’s a long shot for a couple of reasons.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band to prosecute non-Indians under VAWA (May 5, 2016)

The Michigan tribe adopted a domestic violence code in March to comply with the federal law.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation (May 5, 2016)

The tribe is still deciding what to do with the land but Chairman Darwin St. Clair said economic development was the goal.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (May 5, 2016)

Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the hearing will focus on a veterans health and the Johnson O’Malley program.

Study confirms high rate of violence against Native women and men (May 5, 2016)

The Department of Justice is making the case for restoring tribal jurisdiction with data that confirms Native women and Native men are more likely to be victimized by non-Natives.

Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom (May 5, 2016)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is pushing President Barack Obama to award the medal to the Blackfeet Nation woman who was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Gathering of Nations must find new venue after end of agreement with University of New Mexico (May 5, 2016)

The decision came just four days after the conclusion of the 33rd annual powwow that drew 100,000 people to Albuquerque.

Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar (May 5, 2016)

A bouncer testified that a bar manager yelled anti-Indian slurs at the two brothers and that Indian patrons were often denied entry at the Top Deck in Farmington.

Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death (May 5, 2016)

Speaker LoRenzo Bates said some accounts have included unnecessary details about Ashlynne's tragic passing.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe updates education code (May 5, 2016)

Tribal education staff plans to schedule other meetings with tribal citizens over the next several months to seek input, as well as volunteers, to assist with the update process.

Brandon Ecoffey: South Dakota governor's comments to Rosebud Sioux Tribe harken back to painful era (May 5, 2016)

At one point the federal government saw fit that all Indigenous people needed to be watched over by agency superintendents.

Ivan Star Comes Out: White domination in America is being threat (May 5, 2016)

Historically, this jingoistic patriotism was kept in check by the United States Constitution. Today, it is in the open.

Native Sun News: Group aims to bring positive change to Rapid City (May 5, 2016)

In February 2015, several powerful leaders of the Lakota community came together to discuss the escalating racial conflict in Rapid City, South Dakota, particularly involving police.

Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation commission examines gender violence (May 5, 2016)

Violence on tribal nations has its roots in colonization and it has taken new forms under capitalism and neoliberalism.