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Blog: Internet lenders can longer hide behind tribal immunity (04/11)
The Federal Trade Commission says Internet lenders in Indian Country must comply with federal consumer protection laws.

NCAI and Oneida Nation welcome UN statement on racist name (04/11)
The National Congress of the American Indians and the Oneida Nation welcomed the involvement of the United Nations in the campaign against the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

Late Chickasaw Nation ambassador to join tribe's Hall of Fame (04/11)
The late Charles Blackwell will be inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letter (04/11)
A letter that ties the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is only a contingency, Vice Chairman Boyd Gourneau said.

KUOW: Billy Frank Jr. still fighting for salmon and treaty rights (04/11)
Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, is still fighting for salmon and treaty rights, decades after the fish wars in Washington.

Navajo Nation Council opposes 'disparaging' mascots in sports (04/11)
The Navajo Nation Council advanced a resolution that opposes the use of racist mascots in professional sports.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns (04/11)
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is leaving the Obama administration.

Native Sun News: Native advocates worried about cyberbullying (04/11)
Cyber bullying is on the rise across the country and many are concerned with the impact that it is having on Native American youth.

Lawmakers move quickly on bill to diminish reservation borders (04/10)
Wyoming's all-Republican Congressional delegation is moving quickly on a bill that would diminish the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation.

Radio: Tribes take over management of state parks in Oklahoma (04/10)
StateImpact Oklahoma checks in on the Osage Nation and the Chickasaw Nation to find out how they are managing state parks.

The Verge: Uranium mines leave toxic legacy on Navajo Nation (04/10)
A landmark settlement will bring $1 billion to the Navajo Nation to clean up abandoned uranium sites.

BIA announces approval of four tribal HEARTH Act applications (04/10)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced approvals of four more applications under the HEARTH Act.

Blog: Native Americans and Africans connected through slavery (04/10)
The Five Civilized Tribes -- Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and Seminole Nation -- held slaves within their territory.

Seminole Nation Code Talker Edmond Harjo passes away at 96 (04/10)
Edmond Andrew Harjo, last Code Talker from the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, died last week.

Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone XL (04/10)
Critics of TransCanada Corp.’s proposal to cross Lakota Territory with the Keystone XL Pipeline revealed a paper trail April 3, which exposed the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s disposition to cooperate with the project.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation objects to mediation for sales taxes (04/09)
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation questioned why the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is pursuing mediation over sales taxes.

Non-Indian woman drops ICWA case involving Cherokee Nation (04/09)
A non-Indian woman whose biological daughter was at the center of an Indian Child Welfare Act case has withdrawn a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the law.

Blog: Matika Wilbur continues photo journey through Indian Country (04/09)
Matika Wilbur (Tulalip / Swinomish) continues her effort to capture members of nearly every federally recognized tribe in the United States through her Project 562.

Native Sun News: Independent basketball grows in Indian Country (04/09)
The notoriety of the unique passion and style with which Native people play the sport of basketball has grown with the successes of college athletes like Jude and Shoni Schimmel.

Alaska lawmakers weigh Indian Law and Order Commission report (04/09)
The Alaska House House Community and Regional Affairs Committee held a second hearing into issues presented by the Indian Law and Order Commission.

Mark Trahant: Dueling budget proposals impact Indian programs (04/09)
All you need to know about the November election is found in dueling documents: Paul Ryan’s budget and the House Democratic alternative.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe saw victories on energy (04/09)
As summarized in the first parts of this series, in about two decades, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe achieved major victories related to area coal development.

Indian arts organization surprised by departure of top executive (04/08)
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts said it was open to talks with its former chief operating officer but neither side appears to be saying what led to the break.

Pamunkey Tribe observes anniversary of Pocahontas wedding (04/08)
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia participated in a re-enactment of the 1614 wedding between Pocahontas and English settler John Rolfe.

BIA and IHS hold another consultation on contract support costs (04/08)
The Obama administration has scheduled another tribal consultation session to talk about contract support costs and has extended a deadline for comments on the matter.


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