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Gathering scheduled in June at site of former BIA insane asylum Gathering scheduled in June at site of former BIA insane asylum (04/29)
Some 121 tribal members are buried at the site of the Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum in South Dakota.
Mescalero Apache woman to compete for Miss United States Mescalero Apache woman to compete for Miss United States (04/29)
Vanessa Hernandez, who works at her tribe's Inn of the Mountain Gods, was crowned Miss New Mexico.
John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate (04/29)
The actor refused to accept that tribes have been treated unfairly in a 1971 interview that was quoted during debate on a bill that would have designated John Wayne Day in California.
Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (04/29)
The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.
Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (04/29)
A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (04/29)
The bill does not affect federal or state 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.
Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (04/29)
Oglala Lakota College student Tada Vargas (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) was crowned Miss AIHEC for her dedication to education and culture.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues Indian Health Service over 'crisis' in care Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues Indian Health Service over 'crisis' in care (04/28)
Since the emergency room on the hospital shut down in December, six people have died while seeking urgent care at facilities far from the reservation.
Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse (04/28)
The North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force brings tribal, federal, state and local officials together to address substance abuse issues.
Muckleshoot Tribe to host $50K 'Gold Cup' for Indian relay racing Muckleshoot Tribe to host $50K 'Gold Cup' for Indian relay racing (04/28)
The season opener for the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association circuit takes place June 10-12 at the tribally-owned Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington.
Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (04/28)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (04/28)
The bills address Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health care and a New Mexico tribe.
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (04/28)
The 33rd annual event is billed as the largest powwow and Native cultural exhibition in North America.
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (04/28)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe to debut justice center Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe to debut justice center (04/28)
For many years the Oglala Sioux tribal corrections department operated with almost no resources and tiny facilities.
Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (04/28)
Taxpayers have 30 days to comment on a liability agreement that would reduce their costs by $10 million for the ongoing Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Gilt Edge Mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne district official fired from tribal job Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne district official fired from tribal job (04/28)
When Justin FourHorns was elected by his peers as the District Chairman of the Muddy District, Northern Cheyenne reservation; he was enthused about that opportunity.
Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (04/27)
The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) does something simple but it could lead to big economic development gains for Native communities across the nation.
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (04/27)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.
Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon (04/27)
Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.
Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act (04/27)
A grassroots group called Common Sense Cannabis has been advocating for marijuana as a health aide on the reservation.
Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal (04/27)
H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.
Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse (04/27)
Chairman Floyd Azure is promising to take more action to address drug abuse in the wake of Kenzley Olson's death.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton moving closer to nominations Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton moving closer to nominations (04/27)
Democrat Hillary Clinton has all but secured her party's nomination while Republican Donald Trump is getting closer to his goal.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition (04/27)
One Lakota artist is beginning to reap the benefits of over twenty years of work having landed the cover of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Magazine.
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe aims to stop pipeline Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe aims to stop pipeline (04/27)
Volunteers at a spirit camp erected here to block the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has met their demand for scheduling public hearings on the project in Indian Country.
Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers (04/26)
The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board in Louisiana reversed course after hearing from tribal leaders and members who were upset about the policy against eagle feathers
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant (04/26)
The money will be used to study the link between tribal food policy and community health.
Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project (04/26)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to issue a decision that would determine whether the Gateway Pacific Terminal moves forward.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Army Corps to discuss oil pipeline Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Army Corps to discuss oil pipeline (04/26)
The tribe is worried about potential spills and other environmental impacts of the $3.8 billion pipeline Dakota Access Pipeline.
Pine Ridge man sentenced for burning down ex-partner's trailer Pine Ridge man sentenced for burning down ex-partner's trailer (04/26)
Duane Benson pleaded guilty to arson but has not been charged in connection with the death of Jessie Waters.
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case (04/26)
Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is one of the oldest pending cases on the high court's docket.
Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal (04/26)
The Washington team is hoping to capitalize on a victory won by a band from Oregon known as The Slants, a name that's disparaging to Asian people.
Lakota Country Times: Sacred site in limbo due to state appeal Lakota Country Times: Sacred site in limbo due to state appeal (04/26)
The objection to the land-into-trust application by Gov. Daugaard has been met with stiff backlash from tribal leaders including Standing Rock Sioux Tribal President Dave Archambault Jr.
Native Sun News: Bar seeks to build closer to sacred Bear Butte Native Sun News: Bar seeks to build closer to sacred Bear Butte (04/26)
After the self-proclaimed “World’s Largest Biker Bar” burned down in September, co-owner Michael Ballard is looking to rebuild and expand his Full Throttle Saloon business closer to Bear Butte National Historic Landmark.

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