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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate ready to exercise VAWA jurisdiction (05/22)
The tribe has reached an agreement to house certain inmates in a North Dakota county jail.

Grande Ronde Tribes await decision on flying flag at high school (05/22)
The school board has come up a flag policy -- seen as a first step towards a decision -- but it was apparently developed without tribal consultation.

DOJ proposes bill to improve access to voting in Indian Country (05/22)
The Tribal Equal Access to Voting Act requires states and local governments to place polling locations on reservations and in Alaska Native villages.

Lakota Country Times: Newspaper takes home a slew of awards (05/22)
Throughout the course of 2015 there have been some major changes at Lakota Country Times.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne student receives top honor (05/22)
Although she was happy to mark the end of a three year journey leading to a second master’s degree in education, Alvera Cook didn’t realize until the May 9, 2015 commencement ceremonies that she was selected as the Outstanding Graduate Student.

Haskell University announces cuts to troubled athletics program (05/21)
The football program will be suspended for the upcoming season and four of 10 sports are due to be eliminated.

School apologizes for teaching song about brutal Indian mission (05/21)
A young man from the Wukchumni Tribe refused to sing the words to 'Twenty-One Missions' out loud.

Heroin blamed for crash near Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's school (05/21)
The tribe declared a war on substance abuse and heroin has been of particular concern.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds field hearing in Oklahoma (05/21)
Sen. James Lankford (R), a new member of the Senate, will chair the hearing in Anadarko.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to honor Civil War veterans (05/21)
The Marquette Regional History Center is hosting an event titled Remembering and Honoring the Civil War Ogichidaa.

Judge won't require school to allow eagle feather at graduation (05/21)
Hayden Layne Griffith is graduating from high school in Oklahoma today and will likely have to walk without her eagle feather.

Pokagon Band to file land-into-trust application at housing site (05/21)
The tribe plans to build 74 houses on a 57-acre site Hartford Township, Michigan.

Coquille Tribe hosts National Indian Timber Symposium in June (05/21)
The Intertribal Timber Council organizes the annual event, set for June 8-1 at the Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park in Oregon.

Lakota Country Times: NAIHC presents honor for lifetime service (05/21)
The National American Indian Housing Council presented Paul Iron Cloud with the 2015 George Nelson Outstanding Lifetime Service Award.

NCAIED set to return to DC with Reservation Economic Summit (05/20)
The second RES DC takes place June 15-18 and will include a rally at the U.S. Capitol.

Indian schools go without fixes while military schools see $5B (05/20)
Indian school construction ground to a halt during the Bush administration but the effort appears to be back on track as lawmakers from both parties put focus on the issue.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (05/20)
Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse (05/20)
Sweat lodges are a part of the recovery program at Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona.

Indian student in federal court over right to wear eagle feather (05/20)
Hayden Layne Griffith is due to graduate tomorrow and has been told she can't wear an eagle feather in her cap.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe hosts Violence Against Women Act training (05/20)
The Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training was held in conjunction with the Bureau of Indian Affairs earlier this month.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux fighter set for new matches (05/20)
Despite coming off a tough loss, Pine Ridge’s David 'Bull Dawg' Michaud has been resigned by the Ultimate Fighting Championship to a new four-fight deal.

Apology sought for treatment of tribes at grizzly bear meeting (05/20)
James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced to stop addressing federal officials at a recent public meeting.

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux elder stars in forthcoming film (05/20)
Neither Wolf nor Dog was shot on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and stars Lakota elder David Beautiful Bald Eagle.

Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide (05/20)
Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, citizens of Pine Ridge reservation have turned to an unlikely ally, crowdfunding.

Energy Department announces new director of Indian office (05/19)
Chris Deschene is best known as the Navajo Nation presidential candidate who was ordered off the ballot last year.

Oglala Sioux chef working on plans for restaurant and truck (05/19)
Sean Sherman, better known as The Sioux Chef, has been busy since the launch of his catering business in Minnesota.

Rosebud Sioux student to wear eagle plume for graduation (05/19)
School officials initially balked at the request but the student's sister and other Native students came to her defense.

Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation (05/19)
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.

Police officers on Navajo Nation often go out on patrol alone (05/19)
The tribe only has 30 officers on duty at any one time to serve a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students (05/19)
John Herrington spent 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes in space as part of a 2002 mission to the International Space Station.

Native Sun News: Program helps offenders rebuild their lives (05/19)
In the eight years that the Health & Human Services’ Rebound Program has been helping those trying to reintegrate into society after a stint in jail or prison, more than 800 people have benefited from their services.

Native caucus upset with Democrats in hot Senate campaign (05/19)
The California Democratic Party Native American Caucus has 'deep concerns' about Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding (05/19)
The largest rural water project in North America was originally intended to provide clean drinking water to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation by piping water from the Missouri river to reservation residents.

Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline (05/19)
People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

United South and Eastern Tribes open meeting in Connecticut (05/18)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is hosting the semi-annual meeting on its reservation.

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