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House committee passes Native American Children's Safety Act (03/27)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a home where foster children are placed.

Oneida Nation welcomes ruling backing land-into-trust request (03/27)
The tribe's application for more than 13,000 acres was the subject of a long-running dispute.

City extended contract to send treated sewage to sacred site (03/27)
A privately-owned ski areas uses treated wastewater to make fake snow in the San Francisco Peaks.

Another conviction from Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption probe (03/27)
A former Bureau of Land Management official is the latest to be ensnared in the ongoing case.

Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bid (03/26)
An anti-Indian group cited the Supreme Court ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of preventing the tribe reacquiring its ancestral lands.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's field hearing (03/26)
Tribal, federal and state representatives will share what they are doing to address the harmful effects of drugs in Indian Country.

Shingle Springs Band considered but rejected indoor gun range (03/26)
The tribe said the cost was too high but plans for an outdoor range are generating significant controversy.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (03/26)
Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota Nation Invitational stays in Rapid (03/26)
Last week the Lakota Nation Invitational board of directors voted unanimously to keep the four day cultural extravaganza in Rapid City.

Racist emails of former Montana federal judge to be preserved (03/26)
Richard Cebull sent 'hundreds' of racist messages, including some about Native Americans, but their contents haven't been publicly disclosed.

Native Sun News: Mayor of Rapid City addresses race relations (03/26)
Native Sun News sat down with Kooiker to discuss race relations, his management of recent racial incidents and the future of the city regarding Native American citizens.

Steven Newcomb: Native nations still under dominating process (03/26)
The Doctrine of Discovery has always been about Domination and Dehumanization

HHS urged to do more to help tribes with foster care programs (03/25)
Congress recognized tribal sovereignty in Title IV-E programs but only five tribes have been able to clear all the hurdles in the process.

Sen. Barrasso to chair field hearing on drugs in Indian Country (03/25)
Leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are expected to testify.

Bill for tribal marijuana compacts up for hearing in Washington (03/25)
Marijuana is legal for medicinal and recreational purposes in the state.

LTBB News: Michigan tribes come together for historic meeting (03/25)
On March 6, eight of the 12 federally recognized tribes in Michigan attended what has become a historic event.

Blood Tribe charges three in response to drug overdose deaths (03/24)
Two people died and one overdosed at a birthday party where the drug, known as Oxy 80, was used.

Trial opens into Cheyenne River Sioux man's 'KKK' surgical scars (03/24)
Vernon Traversie, 71, was the first witness in the civil rights trial.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri (03/24)
Congress has failed to enact a land-into-trust fix in the past six years.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (03/24)
The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.

House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (03/24)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Native Sun News: Tribe seeks boycott of Rapid City newspaper (03/24)
Mistakes in journalism are a daily and frequent occurrence; stories are retracted, apologies are often made.

Navajo Nation in mourning after officer slain in the line of duty (03/23)
Alex Yazzie, 42, was killed in a shootout with a domestic violence suspect. He had worked for the tribal police department for 14 years.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders April 21 presidential vote (03/23)
Candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye have been waiting for the election for months.

Woman from Rosebud Sioux Tribe still in mental health review (03/23)
Michelle Wounded Face, 24, accused of leaving her two daughters alone in a car on a freezing-cold day.

Boy from Seminole Tribe laid to rest amid child abuse claims (03/23)
Authorities say Ahizya Osceola, 3, died under suspicious circumstances in his father's home.

Agua Caliente Band wins first round in water rights litigation (03/23)
A trial will determine the extent of the rights that were set aside with the creation of the reservation in 1877.

Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe indicted for stealing (03/23)
Federal authorities say Thomas J. Schlicker stole more than $30,000 between 2008 and 2014.

Blood Tribe confirms 16 fatal overdoses from dangerous drug (03/23)
Four more overdoses -- including two that were fatal -- could drive the number up again.

Opinion: Huge tax advantages for marijuana in Indian Country (03/23)
Native American tribes are poised to move into the lucrative legal marijuana businesses.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe blames youth for arrests at event (03/23)
Local police responded to a 'large disturbance' at the tribe's 19th annual ball.

City in Michigan keeps collection of Indian items in basement (03/23)
The Con Foster Museum Collection reportedly includes 7,000 artifacts and may at one point have included ancestral remains.

Jay Daniels: States still trying to take Indian land and money (03/23)
It would probably be in our best interest to not close our eyes when negotiating with lawyers and politicians.

Judge approves disenrollment within Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (03/23)
Some 234 people -- 169 living and 65 deceased -- are being removed from the rolls.

Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (03/20)
Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.

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