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Land buy-back hits milestone with over $500M in purchases (06/26)
More than 24,000 landowners have benefited from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations so far.

Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (06/26)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.

Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (06/26)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is planning a $250 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Bethel, Alaska.

Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (06/26)
The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.

North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (06/26)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.

University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man (06/26)
One mural shows a shirtless Indian man, with his back turned, kneeling by a noose. Two White stand next to him with guns.

Lakota Country Times: Few answers about mine on Pine Ridge (06/26)
Two weeks ago a meeting was held in a vacant office space in downtown Rapid City.

Native Sun News: Project brings economic hope to Pine Ridge (06/26)
'Poverty ends today on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation' was the proclamation made by Thunder Valley’s program Director Nick Tilson.

Blackfeet Nation to honor Sen. Tester for sacred site support (06/25)
The tribe is trying to protect the Badger-Two Medicine Area from energy development.

Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption continues with more charges (06/25)
A businessman whose firm received $10.6 million in federal funds is accused of bribing the tribe's roads director in exchange for a contract.

Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

City moves to name street in honor of late activist Billy Frank (06/25)
Indian Street in Bellingham will likely be changed to Billy Frank Jr. Street after city council members endorsed the idea.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts youth camp (06/25)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe provided a day filled with activities and prizes geared to the young people of the reservation communities.

Native Sun News: County resists name change for sacred peak (06/25)
Whether to change the name of Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga was on the floor of the Pennington County Commissioner’s last week.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe shares details of marijuana grow (06/24)
The tribe is working with Monarch America, a cannabis development firm that includes Robert Shepherd, the former chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

Ho-Chunk Nation opens doors to apartment facility for veterans (06/24)
The $1.5 million, 11,000-square-foot building provides 10 units for veterans who need help with housing, job training and other services.

Tribes awarded grants to assist veterans with housing and jobs (06/24)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe received $200,000 and the Nez Perce Tribe received $154,356.

Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer (06/24)
Sharon Bryant was the first woman to lead the tribe. She was 54.

Tribes tread new ground in states without marriage equality laws (06/24)
The Tlingit and Haida Tribes has had trouble getting its laws recognized by the state of Alaska.

White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (06/24)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.

Seneca Nation welcomes change to offensive name of city park (06/24)
The 60-acre park will now be known as Unity Island, an inspiration from a Seneca word.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe nursing home on track (06/24)
The OST Nursing Home is on track, taking shape at its site south of Whiteclay, taking advantage of the construction season.

Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming (06/24)
The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila named a high-profile, world-class advocate of nuclear power and its raw material, uranium, to chair the board of directors.

Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades (06/23)
Chairman Colley Billie remembers drinking straight from the Everglades before it became contaminated by agricultural runoff and other development.

Muckleshoot Tribe hosts season opener for Indian horse races (06/23)
The Carlson team team from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana took home the top prize in the Indian relay.

Cherokee Nation starts work on tribal headquarters expansion (06/23)
The W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah will see the addition of a second floor to accommodate more employees and visitors.

South Dakota official claims non-Indians can't use marijuana (06/23)
Attorney General Marty Jackley believes the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe can't legalize the drug for non-Indian consumers.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe plants new garden (06/23)
Community members took the first step toward food sovereignty on the Rosebud Reservation and planted a variety of vegetables in a one acre garden.

Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (06/23)
A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.

Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (06/23)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.

Pine Ridge Reservation school receives $218K for youth suicide (06/23)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared an emergency in response to a large number of suicide and suicide attempts among youth.

Chippewa Cree Tribe faces additional review of federal funding (06/23)
At least 18 people on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana have been caught stealing and auditors are worried about fraud.

Native Sun News: Oglala Lakota College celebrates a milestone (06/23)
When the graduating class in Social Work from the He Sapa Campus of Oglala Lakota College were asked what they wanted for their graduation ceremony, they said caps and gowns and Black Hills gold rings.

Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing (06/22)
President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Chairman Darrell Seki will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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