Appropriations bill includes boosts for Indian Country programs (June 1, 2016)

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hoping to get the troubled appropriations process back on track this year.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump pushes for more energy production (June 1, 2016)

There is probably no greater divide between Republicans and Democrats than on energy and climate issues.

Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water process (June 1, 2016)

Tribes no longer have to demonstrate that they in fact have the 'inherent' authority to regulate waters on their lands.

Indian Health Service asks tribes about community health aides (June 1, 2016)

A program that has proven successful in Alaska is poised to become a nationwide model.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe disenrollment fight appears to be over (June 1, 2016)

An attempt to remove 74 people from the rolls left one faction of the tribe on the losing end of a federal court decision.

Mescalero Apache Tribe hosts Gus Macker basketball tournament (June 1, 2016)

The event -- the first of its kind in Indian Country -- will be held June 25-26 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico.

Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition (June 1, 2016)

A sacred shield was pulled from the sale after Acoma Pueblo disclosed that it had been stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.

Study reveals some Native DNA in African American populations (June 1, 2016)

Researchers believe the mixing occurred during the early days of African slavery in the United States.

Review: Mass murders of California Indians in 'American Genocide' (June 1, 2016)

Thousands of California Indians were killed in massacres or murdered following the arrival of European settlers but was it genocide?

Mormon Church disputes tribal jurisdiction in Navajo abuse case (June 1, 2016)

The Mormon Church is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will settle the matter by ruling in a closely-watched jurisdiction case.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala elder honored for service in WWII (June 1, 2016)

Mention World War Two military pilots and the image of tough, daring men in leather jackets and goggles may come to mind.

Vi Waln: An education is the greatest weapon in today's society (June 1, 2016)

Things are very different now, but as Lakota people we have to honor what our ancestors sacrificed for us to be here.

James Giago Davies: Information sharing can free Lakota people (June 1, 2016)

We are wards of an oppressive state, and our shared sense of power and unity is mostly rhetoric.

Native Sun News: Mothers addicted to meth share their struggle (June 1, 2016)

When a mother becomes addicted to meth, the ones who suffer the most are their children and those family members who must endure the physical, emotional and financial violence associated with meth addiction.

Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past (June 1, 2016)

Many people have forgotten that one of the reasons the team and its fans no longer wear faux Indian outfits or sing broken-English warpath songs is because Native Americans have been protesting from the start.

Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide (June 1, 2016)

When the dust settles around the Washington Post poll and the social media uproar about 'redskin,' there will still be talk about—and some living—what it means to be Indigenous in the face of a corporate-state world.

Terese Mailhot: Elizabeth Warren is just as bad as Donald Trump (June 1, 2016)

So many Indigenous women I admire have come to the defense of Warren, and it feels ugly to say anything against them.