Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)

Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.

Chukchansi Tribe schedules election for three council positions (September 29, 2016)

The California tribe has gone through turmoil in recent years but is trying to put its leadership disputes to rest.

Seneca Nation prepares for tribal council election in November (September 29, 2016)

Todd Gates, Sally Snow and J.C. Seneca are running for president of the New York-based tribe.

Mary Annette Pember: Water protectors rounded up for praying (September 29, 2016)

Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is on the ground of the #NoDAPL movement.

Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal (September 29, 2016)

A settlement for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation is close to becoming law even though it has never been put to a hearing.

Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (September 29, 2016)

The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)

A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.

Dakota Access enlists big name law firm ahead of court hearing (September 29, 2016)

The backers of the controversial pipeline aren't leaving anything to chance as they prepare for the October 5 hearing.

Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills (September 29, 2016)

Lawmakers again failed to approve funding for Indian Country programs but averted a shutdown of the federal government.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Standards for tribal consultation with UNDRIP (September 29, 2016)

'Recall that it was this very administration that finally officially endorsed the Declaration, years after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly.'

Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills (September 29, 2016)

Basil Brave Heart – the warrior who had never killed a slave, the warrior who had never massacred women and children, the warrior who had never started a war – accepted a mission to take on the federal government.

Lakota Country Times: Powwow and Indian relay unite for big event in South Dakota (September 29, 2016)

Two of the fastest growing entertainment ventures in Indian Country are partnering to provide Rapid City with an unprecedented weekend of indigenous entertainment.

Dave Archambault Sr.: The roots of the battle at Standing Rock (September 29, 2016)

To understand the problem that the Standing Rock Sioux is having with the construction of a pipeline that is being built just 500 feet from their reservation boundary, one has to understand the roots of the disagreement.

Native Sun News Today: Meet the world's only Lakota magician (September 29, 2016)

Somewhere up the downtown Rapid City sidewalk, over the tops of parked cars, and under the jut of business signs and storefront awnings, the sound of a gentle flute draws you to a barefoot man, dark hair drawn back tight in a braid from an intelligent, reflective Lakota face.