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Leader of Navajo Nation signs bill for higher tax on junk food (11/21)
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.

Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation (11/21)
Tribal members are still waiting to cast ballots and choose their next president.

Oglala Sioux Tribe rounds up dogs after deadly attack on girl (11/21)
Police Chief Ron Duke said addressing the dog problem will be priority for the tribal council.

Obamas welcome youth from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to DC (11/21)
The youth were greeted at the Oval Office and were treated to lunch by the president and the first lady.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux youth to join White House meet (11/21)
Last year a star freshman point guard inspired a reservation with a message of hope designed to prevent suicide.

ICT interview with DOI deputy secretary on Cobell buy-backs (11/21)
Michael Connor, the second-highest ranking official at DOI, discusses the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Dog attack blamed for death of eight-year-old girl at Pine Ridge (11/20)
The FBI is looking into the incident, the third dog attack in Indian Country this month.

Survey shows most Americans wouldn't use R-word in person (11/20)
Four in five said they would be uncomfortable calling a Native person by the term.

FBI opens background check database to tribal law agencies (11/20)
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is used to conduct checks on people who want to acquire firearms.

Smithsonian: Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 won't be forgotten (11/20)
A national historic site documents a 'crime scene' were upwards of 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho -- mainly women and children -- were murdered.

GAO report looks at tribal implementation of Adam Walsh Act (11/20)
Tribes are doing better at implementing sex offender registries than state governments, eight years after the bill became law.

Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (11/20)
Over the past 29 years, the tribe's donations have provided 1.3 million meals in southern California.

DOI issues status report on Cobell land consolidation program (11/20)
After a year, the program is seeing an improvement in acceptance rates and will be expanding to more reservations.

Greg Grey Cloud explains Lakota honor song after Senate vote (11/20)
Young activist was thanking the lawmakers who rejected a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman shot and killed by police (11/20)
An Oglala Sioux Tribal member and former resident of Pine Ridge was shot and killed by an officer of the Mitchell Police Department.

Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (11/19)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.

DOI official to give update on Cobell land consolidation program (11/19)
Some $225 million in transactions have been concluded since the effort started a year ago.

Sen. Heitkamp to host panel on child trauma in Indian Country (11/19)
Roundtable follows Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma.

Center for Native American Youth hosts panel discussion in DC (11/19)
Actor Chaske Spencer will share his story in hopes of addressing misperceptions of Native people.

Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone bill (11/19)
Greg Grey Cloud, who was wearing a headdress, started singing loudly and was forcefully removed from the Senate gallery.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists push for change (11/19)
Local tribal activists were disappointed, but not surprised when the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council took no action on their request to schedule a tribal vote on proposed amendments to the constitution.

MTPR: Native Americans urged to sign up for healthcare plans (11/18)
Native Americans who are eligible for the Indian Health Service are being encouraged to sign up for additional coverage at HealthCare.Gov.

Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (11/18)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.

DOJ task force calls for tribal jurisdiction in child abuse cases (11/18)
The Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence issues its report after a year of work.

Doug George-Kanentiio: NAMMYs promote Native musical talent (11/18)
The fifteenth Native American Music Awards, held at the Seneca Allegany Casino in New York, once again honored the best in Native music.

Native Sun News: Winona LaDuke addresses energy addiction (11/18)
Anishinaabe tribal member Winona LaDuke called for a 'transition from the tipi to the Tesla,' during a speaking engagement in the South Dakota state capital.

PRI: Exhibit tells story of Indian men sold into slavery in 1600s (11/17)
Squanto, who later greeted the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, had been captured and sold into slavery.

Woman from Eastern Shoshone Tribe dies after attack by dogs (11/17)
Deanne Lynn Coando, 40, was a mother and a grandmother.

ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at BIA (11/17)
Indian Country Today publishes part three of an interview with the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribal members in Arizona find easier route for birth certificates (11/17)
A new policy only requires two documents to show whether a tribal citizen was born in Arizona.

Wind River tribal judge presides over first same-sex marriage (11/17)
Saun and Renee Allen took their vows before family and friends at the tribal courthouse.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL Pipeline (11/17)
Rosebud President Cyril Scott said approval of the controversial project was an 'act of war against our people.'

Native Sun News: New food guide promotes tribal bison efforts (11/17)
Sustainable Harvest Alliance not only connects tribal bison ranchers with markets, it encourages environmental sustainability, humane livestock practices, and Native American cultural resilience.

S.E. Ruckman: Series on health care law and Indian Country (11/17)
Taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act and its impact in Indian Country.

Navajo Nation Council fails to override veto on language bill (11/14)
Tribal law requires candidates for president to be fluent in the Navajo language.

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