Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (May 9, 2016)

Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to help Native veterans with health care services and another to update data used for the Johnson-O'Malley education program.

Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians (May 9, 2016)

The Department of Justice is accepting applications for a program that was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.

Library of Congress shines spotlight on Native writers in D.C. events (May 9, 2016)

Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover, Stephen Graham Jones, Deborah Miranda and Louise Erdrich are being featured.

President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal (May 9, 2016)

The new law does not change policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

Interior Department sends $6M in buy-back offers to landowners on Round Valley Reservation (May 9, 2016)

Recipients have 45 days – until June 24 -- to decide whether they will sell their fractionated interests.

Leech Lake Band to get new high school after long wait for funding (May 9, 2016)

For nearly 21 years, students at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School in Minnesota have been attending classes in structures that were never meant to house people.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump brings good news to Native candidates (May 9, 2016)

Let’s start with an understatement: Donald Trump is not the usual Republican Party nominee for president.

Puyallup Tribe welcomes World War II veteran home after 75 years (May 9, 2016)

Leonard R. Farron left home in 1942 to serve in World War II. He finally came back last week.

Indian candidates battle for Democratic nod in New Mexico district (May 9, 2016)

Sen. Benny Shendo from Jemez Pueblo is facing a primary challenge from Sandra Jeff, a member of the Navajo Nation.

Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business (May 9, 2016)

We’re committed to helping producers build strong farming and ranching communities, while helping them to manage their risks as they grow their business.

Lennie Jarratt: Bill offers more school choices for Indian students (May 9, 2016)

If passed, the Native American Education Opportunity Act would open up a new array of education opportunities for Native American children and would give them access to a quality education.

Paula Peters: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is best steward of land (May 9, 2016)

The question of whether to return land to the tribe has awakened very deep-rooted feelings of animosity, creating a divisive atmosphere not felt here in 40 years.

Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison (May 9, 2016)

Does Indian identity rest solely on a legal spectrum or should its primary identification rest in social, cultural, racial, and linguistic forms?

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project (May 9, 2016)

They may be at the early end of their careers, but someday we may be seeing a former Pine Ridge Reservation student on public TV or even hosting 'The Tonight Show.'

Vi Waln: Native Nation Rebuilders program helps strengthen tribal governments (May 9, 2016)

The Native Nation Rebuilders Fellowship targets tribal citizens residing in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota who have an interest in strengthening tribal governance.

James Giago Davies: How Lakota people can reclaim the Black Hills (May 9, 2016)

I realize there is no place on earth I love more than the Black Hills.

Native Sun News: Large biker bar inches closer to sacred Bear Butte (May 9, 2016)

County commissioners bestowed their blessing on the 'World’s Largest Biker Bar' over the objections of a Lakota grandmother and educator who said the action would allow development of an adult entertainment venue too close to the sacred site of Mato Paha.

Dean Chavers: Late Mississippi Choctaw chief Phillip Martin broke new ground for Indian Country (May 9, 2016)

When Chief Martin passed away on February 4, 2010, he left his tribe in the most successful position of almost any of the 567 tribes in the U.S.

Statement: End the domination and dehumanization of our nations (May 9, 2016)

A group of indigenous leaders just completed the The Long March to Rome to call for the formal repeal of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.

Mike Myers: Indian Health Service carries out cultural colonization (May 9, 2016)

It bothers me that I know that somewhere there are purportedly Indigenous folks collaborating with the Indian Health Service to develop this 'traditional healer' position.

Andre Cramblit: Taking care of the woman who keeps us together (May 9, 2016)

My Mom has always been the backbone of our family.

Steve Russell: Inconvenient truths about alcohol in Indian Country (May 9, 2016)

Maybe Indian nations labor under the delusion that Indians are different from other people—more docile—and so they will accept alcohol prohibition.