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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm (05/01)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright is making the tribe's opposition to the pipeline clear following the passing of the late Michael Jandreau.

Tribes seek consultation on status of Yellowstone grizzly bear (05/01)
Tribes in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho are worried about the potential removal of the bear from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

Eastern Cherokee elder Jerry Wolfe proud of Beloved Man status (05/01)
The 90-year-old tribal member survived boarding school and World War II.

Northwest Indian College in Washington attracts NASA's attention (05/01)
The students are competing in NASA challenges against schools with bigger budgets and more resources.

Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing (05/01)
An opponent was so moved by the testimony of tribal members that he changed his position on the hunt.

Seminole Tribe secures listing for historic oak tree on reservation (05/01)
The Council Oak Tree was the site where tribal leaders formed their present-day government in 1957.

Change to Oglala Lakota County becomes official in South Dakota (05/01)
Voters on the Pine Ridge Reservation approved the name change last November.

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux man debuts tattoo shop (05/01)
The blending of indigenous cultural spirituality and modern art practices is becoming common place in many media forms.

Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles with high rate of suicide among youth (05/01)
Since December, nine young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation. There have been at least 103 attempts since then.

UNITY hosts 'Empower Your Lakota Story' event in South Dakota (04/30)
The regional media summit takes place Saturday, May 2, at the American Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Crow Tribe to use $1.2M grant to establish veterans cemetery (04/30)
The Apsaalooke Veterans Cemetery in Crow Agency ensures that tribal veterans will be buried close to home.

Navajo Nation's zoo helps provide eagle feathers to members (04/30)
Going through the National Eagle Repository takes years but the tribe is able to reduce the wait through a special program.

Interview with attorney about marijuana for tribes in Oklahoma (04/30)
Attorney Gerald L. Jackson: Although more than 20 states have legalized either medical or recreation marijuana use, marijuana is illegal in all of its forms under Oklahoma law.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud walk raises awareness of autism (04/30)
Elementary students were accompanied by their family members and school staff on a walk to bring awareness to autism on the Rosebud Reservation.

Native Sun News: Juvenile center offers services to Native youth (04/30)
The Juvenile Services Center, formerly Juvenile Detention Center, is more than just a facility for locking up our youth in Rapid City.

Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage could impact tribes (04/29)
The outcome may not force tribes to recognize same-sex marriage but it could put pressure on them to do so.

Youth from three tribes to explore ancestral Delaware homeland (04/29)
The Delaware Nation, the Delaware Tribe and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community are sending 15 youth to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Hoopa Valley Tribe maintains law against marijuana cultivation (04/29)
An effort to repeal the law that bans marijuana on the reservation failed at the polls after tribal youth and tribal officials spoke out against it.

Chippewa Cree Tribe ordered to pay $648K to ousted chairman (04/29)
Ken St. Marks has won three elections but has repeatedly faced retaliation from his fellow council members.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony (04/29)
Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.

Meskwaki Nation puts up $25K reward in case of missing woman (04/29)
Rita Janelle Papakee, a 41-year-old mother of four, was last seen by family on January 16.

Lakota Country Times: Great Plains tribes blast changes at BIE (04/29)
Representatives of the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Indian Education were met with robust and unified resistance from tribal leaders across the Great Plains region.

California weighs replacement of statue of Indian mission figure (04/29)
Junipero Serra has represented the state in the National Statuary Hall since 1931.

Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (04/28)
The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.

South Dakota defendants seek reconsideration in ICWA dispute (04/28)
A federal judge ruled that the state defendants violated the Indian Child Welfare Act by removing Indian children from their homes at alarming rates.

Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (04/28)
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fight (04/28)
The tribe is screening more people and introducing healthier foods as part of its effort to combat the disease.

Workshop on tribal marijuana to be held in Wisconsin on June 4 (04/28)
Robert Odawi Porter, an attorney and former president of the Seneca Nation, is organizing the new meeting.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe maintains strong stance on marijuana (04/28)
The tribe declared a war on substance abuse last year and isn't interested in legalizing marijuana for any purposes.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prepares for Cobell buy-back offers (04/28)
Offers are expected to go out to 8,000 landowners on one of the most highly fractionated reservations in the country.

Native Sun News: Tim Giago to discuss book on boarding school (04/28)
The former editor and publisher of Native Sun News will be a guest on Karl Gerke’s afternoon talk show on South Dakota Public Radio.

President Obama invites Native youth to White House on July 9 (04/27)
Some 800 youth are to be selected to participate in the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud (04/27)
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the authority of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe in December 2013 but the case has yet to be resolved in federal court.

Choctaw Nation citizens slam Vanilla Ice's shaky ancestry claim (04/27)
The actor and rapper is defending his participation in The Ridiculous Six by bringing up his alleged Indian heritage.

Oneida Nation faces questions over land-into-trust acquisitions (04/27)
The tribe lost its entire 65,400-acre reservation to allotment and has been slowly reacquiring the land.



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