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Oglala Sioux leader and educator Gerald One Feather passes on (08/22)
Gerald One Feather was the youngest president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a leader in the tribal college movement.

Indigenous Fine Arts Market kicks off big weekend in New Mexico (08/22)
More than 1,400 Native artists are showcasing their talents at two big markets this weekend as part of an annual ritual that draws more than 100,000 people to Santa Fe.

President of Navajo Nation bans smoking in executive buildings (08/22)
The executive order bars commercial tobacco in all interior spaces and within 25 feet of entrances, windows and ventilation systems

Three Indian artists selected as NEA's National Heritage Fellows (08/22)
A Mohawk basketweaver, an Odawa quillworker and an Omaha singer will be honored next month in Washington, D.C.

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (08/22)
Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.

Native Sun News: Indian farmers question Keepseagle attorneys (08/22)
The plaintiffs of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit that pitted the Native American farmers and ranchers against the United States Department of Agriculture are now questioning the reliability of their own counsel.

Kake Tribe returns to site of 1857 deadly attack in Washington (08/21)
Tribal ancestors went to Whidbey Island in August 1857 to take revenge for the deaths of 27 of their people a year earlier.

Secretary Jewell issues order and guidance on trust relationship (08/21)
Order will help Interior Department bureaus and offices carry out their responsibilities to tribes and individual Indians.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes see $7.4M for buyback (08/21)
Tribal members will finally see offers to sell their fractionated interests as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Native Sun News: DOJ backs tribes in ICWA case in South Dakota (08/21)
The Department of Justice filed a brief last week supporting the legal positions of several tribes and parents in their lawsuit against the state of South Dakota for its handlings of a specific part of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Still no word on Cobell payments as end of August approaches (08/20)
The final payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement remains in limbo.

Delaware Tribe to discuss plans for land with officials in Kansas (08/20)
The tribe owns about 90 acres near Lawrence but long-term plans haven't been determined.

Eyapaha Today: J. Waylon Miller leads Friends of Cesar Romero (08/20)
Friends of Cesar Romero is the one-man-band brain child of Rapid City’s own J.Waylon Miller, formally of The Reddmen fame

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe gears up for uranium battle (08/20)
As the Oglala Sioux Tribe prepared to testify against proposed foreign uranium mining and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, the mining proponent was facing a deadline for turning a chunk of its company over to a new Canadian business partner.

Oglala Sioux Tribe suspends officer who repeatedly used stun gun (08/19)
A video shot by onlookers indicates the officer used the gun more than 10 times on the man, who appeared to be intoxicated.

Native Sun News: Oglala man's business dealings under scrutiny (08/19)
Recent news reports surrounding the dealings of Raycen Raines has fueled speculation and rumors of what exactly the fairly new tribal member is up to.

Indian residents of city in Montana upset by supremacist fliers (08/18)
The group wants to form an all-White republic in the Northwest but vows to leave Indian Country alone.

Neil Young and Willie Nelson stage anti-Keystone benefit show (08/18)
The Harvest the Hope Concert will benefit Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy Indian Alliance.

Alaska Natives look to Obamacare to cover IHS budget shortfall (08/18)
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium are testing out a program that basically provides insurance for free.

Hundreds mourn death of six-year-old girl from Nooksack Tribe (08/18)
Jenise Wright was remembered as a happy, outgoing girl who was always smiling and eager to make friends.

KGOU: Cherokee man creates living map of indigenous nations (08/18)
KGOU talks to Cherokee map-maker Aaron Carapella about the motivation for his unique creations:

Native Sun News: GOP candidate rejects Senate debate at UTTC (08/18)
The long-awaited debate that will be held at the Rapid City Campus of the United Tribes Technical College has reached its final lineup.

Authorities link slaying of Salt River officer to Indian prison gang (08/15)
The tribal police force abruptly pulled out of an anti-gang task force earlier this month.

Agua Caliente Band enters agreement for housing development (08/15)
The project includes 126 houses on a mix of trust land and fee land.

Native Sun News: WEWIN to honor entrepreneur Karlene Hunter (08/15)
A Lakota woman has been selected for honoring by an organization that celebrates and honors Native women.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe hosts RES conference in October (08/14)
The event will bring tribal leaders, federal officials and business owners together to promote opportunity in Indian Country.

Radio: Hannahville Indian Community keeping its traditions alive (08/14)
Michigan Radio reports on the resurgence of Potawatomi culture within the Hannahville Indian Community.

San Carlos Apache Tribe looking to increase enrollment numbers (08/14)
Disenrollment is a controversial issue in Indian Country but one tribe is trying to go in the opposite direction in terms of enrollment.

Native Sun News: Indian parents to file discrimination complaint (08/14)
Two sets of Native American parents feel that their sons were discriminated against by the Post 22 American Legion baseball team.

Lakota activist Rosalie Little Thunder passes away at age of 64 (08/13)
Rosalie Little Thunder was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Slain six-year-old girl is daughter of woman from Nooksack Tribe (08/13)
A 17-year-old neighbor of the family will be charged as adult for the murder of the young girl.

Washington NFL team video features Indian Country supporters (08/13)
Fourteen people in the clip say they don't have a problem with the team's racist mascot.

Native Sun News: Women honored at Oglala Sioux Tribe powwow (08/13)
During three different honoring ceremonies at the 2014 Oglala Lakota Nation powwow and rodeo four Oglala women were honored for their hard work and dedication in different fields.

Tribes discuss concerns at energy review meeting in New Mexico (08/12)
The Obama administration is soliciting input from Indian Country for the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review.

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe teams up with state troopers at powwow (08/12)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota holds its 152nd annual powwow this weekend.

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