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Quapaw Tribe interested in cultivating marijuana for medical uses (01/30)
Agriculture is already a key part of the Quapaw economy.

Company claims harassment after racial incident at hockey game (01/30)
Facebook users continue to leave negative comments for Eagle Sales, a beer distributor.

DOI signs land buy-back cooperative agreements with two tribes (01/30)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas are the latest to join the land consolidation program.

Eastern Cherokees still working to improve dangerous highway (01/30)
Two people died in October 2013 along a busy stretch of US 441 that leads into the reservation.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes declare war on methamphetamine (01/30)
Tribal leaders say drug cartels are targeting their members due to inadequate law enforcement.

Mark Anthony Rolo: Declaration of war against Keystone Pipeline (01/30)
Just outside Winner, South Dakota, on sparsely populated land, sits a small camp made up of two Army tents and a few teepees, surrounded by 1,500-pound hay bales that protect against the prairie’s raging winter winds.

Senate passes bill to approve controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (01/30)
An amendment to require tribal consultation wasn't even put up for a vote.

Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mine (01/30)
Uranium mining in the southern Black Hills compromises water supplies, according to expert testimony by Oglala Lakota College Department Co-Chair Hannan LaGarry.

First Nations Experience to grow with $6M from San Manuel Band (01/29)
The FNX TV station's daily viewership is 120,000 households

Seneca Nation doesn't foresee taking action on legal marijuana (01/29)
The tribe's top attorney is studying the issue but doesn't anticipate major changes in the near future.

Criminal charges possible over mistreatment of Indian students (01/29)
One suspect has been identified and assault, hate crime and child abuse charges might be filed.

Native Sun News: Alcohol a common factor in Rapid City murders (01/29)
The three murders involving Native Americans in Rapid City this past year were all alcohol related

College basketball player proud to serve as Native role model (01/28)
Bronson Koenig, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, is becoming a motivational speaker for Native youth.

Police investigate treatment of Oglala youth at hockey game (01/28)
A group of men yelled racial remarks and threw beer on students and staff members.

House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (01/28)
Republicans adopted a reorganization that adds Insular Affairs to the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

Native Sun News: Native youth take stand against Keystone bid (01/28)
Students from the Todd County Alternative High School are standing proud in protest against the KXL pipeline at the intersection of Highways 18 and 83 in Mission on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.

Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit (01/28)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association urged President Barack Obama to veto any legislation in favor of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and to reject the Canadian company’s application for a Presidential Permit.

Osage Nation expects to see $7.4M in Cobell consolidation offers (01/27)
The offers will go out to nearly 700 landowners, The Osage News reported.

Fort Peck Tribes moving towards full legalization of marijuana (01/27)
The issue could be put to voters before the end of the year, a tribal council member said.

The Atlantic: Native people wary of DNA tests and genetic studies (01/27)
The genetic sequencing company 23andMe recently tapped into its vast bank of data to release a study on genetic origins, producing the biggest genetic profile of the U.S. ever conducted.

First-ever conference to focus on marijuana in Indian Country (01/27)
Robert Odawi Porter, an attorney and former president of the Seneca Nation, is a co-organizer of the February 27 event.

Senate Democrats delay vote on Keystone XL Pipeline measure (01/27)
Republicans tried to cut off debate and move the bill towards final passage.

Native Sun News: Lummi Nation seeks halt to coal export project (01/27)
The tribe asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a building permit for what otherwise would become North America’s largest coal export terminal.

Native Sun News: Chair of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts report (01/27)
The report accuses Lower Brule tribal officials of diverting $25 million in public funding into a 'black hole.'

GOP leader outlines agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee (01/26)
Indian Country can expect hearings on energy development, government waste, irrigation projects and juvenile justice.

Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case (01/26)
Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.

Navajo Nation Council delegate does double duty as metalhead (01/26)
When Edmund Yazzie isn't working on legislation he's playing drums for a popular band on the reservation.

Obama to seek stronger protections for wildlife refuge in Alaska (01/26)
The proposal drew immediate condemnation from the state's Congressional delegation.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation mourns passing of Gary Mitchell (01/26)
Mitchell, who was the chairman of the gaming commission, spent 28 years in service to his people.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux man calls on US to honor its word (01/26)
Sitting in his house on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, Gerald 'Jump' Big Crow looks out his window and sees the deplorable conditions that prevail on his reservation.

Native Sun News: North Dakota takes on impacts of energy boom (01/26)
A golden sunset behind the Killdeer Mountains glows with more luminosity than a Karl Bodmer landscape, tinting the clouds pink in the waning light of a wintery evening.

IRS placed $664K in tax liens on leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (01/23)
An attorney for the tribe said the issue, dating back to 1994, has been resolved.

Fire in 1865 destroyed Smithsonian collection of Indian portraits (01/23)
More than 250 historic portraits were destroyed on January 24, 1865.

Oglala Sioux medicine man dies awaiting trial in sexual abuse case (01/23)
Charles Chipps was 67 years old. He was accused of abusing young girls.

Native Sun News: Montana basketball legend gives back to youth (01/23)
In Indian Country, basketball is king and the players who serve that master are often treated like royalty and as local legends.

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