Leader of United Keetoowah Band faces impeachment hearing (May 12, 2016)

Two council members are accusing Chief George Wickliffe of misappropriating tribal funds, violating his oath of office and approving payments without approval.

Santa Clara Pueblo received small amount for city's use of land (May 12, 2016)

The New Mexico tribe received just $31,784 for letting the city of Espanola use its lands for water and sewer lines.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe hosts unique graduating class (May 12, 2016)

The tribe entered into a partnership with Nicolet College in Wisconsin to offer classes to employees.

Bernie Sanders promises to tackle inequality in Indian Country (May 12, 2016)

The Democratic presidential candidate earned an endorsement from John Yellow Bird Steele, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (May 12, 2016)

'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking quick action on bills (May 12, 2016)

In the last two months alone, the committee has sent 11 bills to the Senate floor.

South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site (May 12, 2016)

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is claiming that his remarks to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were 'his personal opinion' and were separate from the state's opposition to a land-into-trust application for a sacred site.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks halt to construction of pipeline (May 12, 2016)

Work on the Iowa portion of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline is due to start next week.

Blackfeet citizens want to join lawsuit over lease at sacred site (May 12, 2016)

The Montana tribe celebrated when the Interior Department canceled an energy lease in the Badger-Two Medicine Area but litigation is still pending in federal court.

Eastern Cherokees go free of debt after paying off $96M in loans (May 12, 2016)

The payment covers the costs associated with a new hospital and a new waste water treatment plant on the North Carolina reservation.

Chumash Tribe blasts lawmaker who opposes land-into-trust bill (May 12, 2016)

The newly elected leader of the tribe is taking aim at Rep. Lois Capps (D-California) after she endorsed a proposed marine sanctuary on ancestral Chumash land.

Albert Bender: Navajo woman gunned down by police officer in border town (May 12, 2016)

Who should be considered credible? Border town police who have a reputation for wantonly abusing and killing Native people?

Chitimacha Tribe cheers boaters for 20-mile race to reservation (May 12, 2016)

The Tour du Teche event starts in New Iberia and ends at the tribe's boat launch in Charenton, Louisiana.

Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plant (May 12, 2016)

The world's largest food company wants to tap into a local spring and market the water but tribal members say the project threatens their treaty rights and way of life.

Seven accused of defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe in bond scheme (May 12, 2016)

Federal authorities accused the defendants of cheating a tribal corporation and investors of more than $60 million.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe depends on its women (May 12, 2016)

There was only one appropriate column topic for last week – Mothers’ Day reflections, which should have been written in advance.

Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (May 12, 2016)

Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.

Native Sun News: Group provides housing to families of inmates (May 12, 2016)

Family Connection’s hospitality houses provide housing and facilities to support visiting families who may not be able to afford a local hotel/motel room or have family in Sioux Falls to stay during prison visits.