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White House to host first-ever Native youth conference on July 9 (4/24)
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe fires casino manager (4/24)
Lakota Country Times: Timothy Standing Soldier passes on at 54 (4/24)
Mark Trahant: Invest in our Native youth for long-term success (4/24)
James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions (4/24)
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must act on legal marijuana (4/24)
Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (4/24)
White House Blog: Recognizing tribal Climate Action Champions (4/24)
House subcommittee looks at poor conditions at Indian schools (4/24)
Navajo actress was put in darker makeup for Adam Sandler film (4/24)
Eastern Cherokee group plans lawsuit over tribal council raises (4/24)
Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine (4/24)
Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (4/24)
ICT interview with confirmed NIGC Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri (4/24)
Dave Palermo: Tribes in California assert right to Internet poker (4/24)
Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakers (4/24)
Pojoaque Pueblo places casino manager on administrative leave (4/24)
White Earth Nation promotes tribal members in casino positions (4/24)
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux student vies for Miss Indian World (4/23)
Lakota Country Times: Tribal citizens named to education board (4/23)
Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country (4/23)
Dana Lone Elk: Lakota people still carry on fight of Crazy Horse (4/23)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes bill to renew NAHASDA (4/23)
BIA faces fire over latest reforms to federal recognition process (4/23)
Opinion: First Lady brings truth with remarks about Native youth (4/23)
Incoming leader of Navajo Nation stresses importance of youth (4/23)
Native actors storm off set of Adam Sandler film in New Mexico (4/23)
Marijuana seen as new frontier in tribal economic development (4/23)
Senate approves anti-trafficking measure with tribal provisions (4/23)
Interview with Gyasi Ross about spoken word release Isskootsik (4/23)
Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site (4/23)
Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd (4/23)
Burns Paiute Tribe investigates fire that destroyed two bulidings (4/23)
Kaibab Paiute Tribe welcomes designation as 1st dark sky nation (4/23)
University of Minnesota sees surge in Native student enrollment (4/23)
Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (4/23)
Editorial: Maine governor fails to treat sovereign tribes as equals (4/23)
Brazil to host inaugural World Indigenous Games this September (4/23)
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation probes woman's death at casino (4/23)
Tohono O'odham Nation vows defense for off-reservation casino (4/23)
Seminole Tribe talks with lawmakers about Class III casino deal (4/23)
Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (4/23)
Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy (4/22)
Native Sun News: Lakota rodeo legend Howard Hunter passes on (4/22)
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation language programs are working (4/22)
White House Blog: Improving the lives of Native American youth (4/22)
Bob Gough: Indigenous people most affected by climate change (4/22)
Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism (4/22)
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee on transportation (4/22)
Navajo Nation voters choose Russell Begaye as next president (4/22)
Appeals court sides with Indian inmate in religious rights case (4/22)
Kashia Band interested in timber not marijuana on new lands (4/22)
Kaw Nation to return to ancestral land in Kansas for ceremony (4/22)
Moapa Band to host Further Future music festival next month (4/22)
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (4/22)
Interview with Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe's new chief of police (4/22)
Senate set to vote on long delayed attorney general nomination (4/22)
Editorial: Gulf of Mexico remains at risk after huge 2010 oil spill (4/22)
City reaffirms support for Tohono O'odham Nation urban casino (4/22)
Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (4/22)
Nisqually Tribe welcomes public to non-smoking area at casino (4/22)
Northern Arapaho Tribe on track for debut of casino expansion (4/22)
Mashantucket Tribe plans grand opening for casino outlet mall (4/22)
Native Sun News: Tensions rise over Keystone XL proceedings (4/21)
Winona LaDuke: Ojibwe people return to our sacred homeland (4/21)
Donna Loring: Being Native in Maine means living with racism (4/21)
Steve Russell: The broken myths of race and racial supremacy (4/21)
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees take environment seriously (4/21)
Harlan McKosato: Unprecedented Navajo Nation election cycle (4/21)
Navajo Nation voters finally head to the polls after last hiccup (4/21)
Navajo Nation president mourns passing of Elouise Chicharello (4/21)
US Sentencing Commission looks at Indian Country disparities (4/21)
BIA submits federal recognition rule to White House for review (4/21)
Colville Tribes schedule June 13 referendum on legal marijuana (4/21)
Santa Rosa Band enters deal to grow marijuana on reservation (4/21)
Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issues (4/21)
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comment on disenrollment case (4/21)
Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation (4/21)
Professor receives Pulitzer Prize for book about Mandan Tribe (4/21)
Puerto Rico putting more focus on indigenous history of island (4/21)
Research finds antibiotic resistance in remote Yanomami Tribe (4/21)
Mohegan Tribe announces plans for $5B casino in South Korea (4/21)
Bill for more tribally-operated casinos advances in Connecticut (4/21)
Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (4/21)
Oneida Nation to announce opening date of new gaming facility (4/21)
Eastern Cherokees schedule another job fair for $110M casino (4/21)
Native Sun News: County addresses spiritual needs of inmates (4/20)
Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide (4/20)
Applications available for Cobell settlement scholarship funds (4/20)
Matt Remle: Disenrollment is a tool of colonialism and conquest (4/20)
Steven Newcomb: Tribal sovereignty or original independence? (4/20)
John Guenther: Tribes should not allow marijuana on their land (4/20)
Dolph Hatfield: A conversation about NFL team's racist mascot (4/20)
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Wisconsin treaty rights (4/20)
House subcommittee to hold hearing on BIA recognition reform (4/20)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing (4/20)
National Park Service proposes rule for tribal gathering of plants (4/20)
St. Croix Band debate over marijuana leads to restraining order (4/20)
Husband of late Wilma Mankiller 'excited' for Woman on 20s bid (4/20)
Swinomish Tribe pledges to offset losses in local property taxes (4/20)
Shingle Springs Band scales back outdoor shooting range plans (4/20)
Gyasi Ross releases spoken word album 'Isskootsik' on May 12 (4/20)
Tribes seek access to criminal system in child placement cases (4/20)
Mohegan Tribe supports re-election of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (4/20)
Distributor brings beef produced on reservations to the market (4/20)
Guilty pleas and sentences for Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption (4/20)
Opinion: Media ignores tribal ownership of our water in Arizona (4/20)
Column: Telling the truth about the Ramapough Lunaape Nation (4/20)
Fort Silll Apache Tribe continues push for casino in New Mexico (4/20)
Nooksack Tribe can't pay back $15M loan for struggling casino (4/20)
Woman from Mashantucket Tribe loses casino per capita ruling (4/20)
Editorial: Tohono O'odham Nation drops 'rogue casino' on state (4/20)
Native Sun News: A ride-along with a South Dakota county sheriff (4/17)
Lakota Country Times: Sen. Tester pushes for tribal college funds (4/17)
Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations (4/17)
Brandon Ecoffey: Vincent Brewer was a family man and a cowboy (4/17)
Delphine Red Shirt: Restoring our sacred peak to its original name (4/17)
Clara Caufield: A faithful servant to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe (4/17)
Steve Russell: Shocking students with the truth about US history (4/17)
Sunnie Clahchischiligi: Get on board with Ho-Chunk Nation player (4/17)
Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign (4/17)
Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge (4/17)
Colorado lawmaker continues tradition of bolo ties on Capitol Hill (4/17)
Editorial: End discrimination against Native Americans in Michigan (4/17)
Editorial: Virginia's tribes need federal recognition from Congress (4/17)
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (4/17)
Arizona agency threatens to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (4/17)
Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (4/17)
Mohegan Tribe's casino enterprise named one of best employers (4/17)
Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal (4/16)
Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (4/16)
Doug George-Kanentiio: Death rituals among the Mohawk people (4/16)
James Giago Davies: Just another crazy breed Lakota in the IHS (4/16)
Karin Eagle: UNITY media summit draws people to reservation (4/16)
Walt Lamar: Addicts in Indian Country turning to spiked heroin (4/16)
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (4/16)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up tribal labor measure (4/16)
Sen. Barrasso highlights 100 days of work on Indian legislation (4/16)
Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (4/16)
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe council meeting ends in shouting match (4/16)
Manitoba agrees to pay funeral bill for murdered Native woman (4/16)
New York City approves marker where Indian slaves were sold (4/16)
President of Rosebud Sioux Tribe removed after ethics hearing (4/16)
Colorado House approves bill to restrict use of Indian mascots (4/16)
Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition (4/16)
Senate votes to confirm Jonodev Chaudhuri as leader of NIGC (4/16)
Letter raises legal issues for new tribal casinos in Connecticut (4/16)
Mohegan Tribe went to South Korea to discuss potential casino (4/16)
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (4/16)
Colville Tribes plan ceremonial debut of $68M casino next month (4/16)
Rincon Band contributes $9.5M to highway projects near casino (4/16)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district endorses marijuana (4/15)
Native Sun News: Candidates to debate on tribal college campus (4/15)
Native Sun News: Former police chief runs for Rapid City mayor (4/15)
Mark Trahant: Millions of Native Americans wait on health care (4/15)
Dana Lone Elk: Francis Pumpkin Seed always had a bright smile (4/15)
Stephen Pevar: Tribes and families fight back with ICWA lawsuit (4/15)
Paul Moorehead: Tribes need greater control of their own lands (4/15)
Obama to visit city near Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation in May (4/15)
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes host honoring for Suzan Shown Harjo (4/15)
DOI issues $10.5M in offers on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (4/15)
Navajo Nation signs buy-back cooperative agreement with DOI (4/15)
Indian arts organization seeks replacement for top executive (4/15)
National Park Service releases eight grants for NAGPRA efforts (4/15)
Bill introduced in Senate to support placing woman on $20 bill (4/15)
Judge Judy chooses reservation school for graduation speech (4/15)
Museum named after famed Pueblo woman artist closes doors (4/15)
Quick justice for assault of woman on Chitimacha Reservation (4/15)
WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe (4/15)
Editorial: Agua Caliente Band can help ease tensions over land (4/15)
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (4/15)
Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino (4/15)
Seminole Tribe faces complaints over business deals at casino (4/15)
New Mexico gaming compact includes self-exclusion provision (4/15)
Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino odds look slimmer (4/15)
Native Sun News: County sheriff seeks more Native employees (4/14)
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (4/14)
Albert Bender: A landmark victory for Indian Child Welfare Act (4/14)
Charles Kader: Mohawk people living through a new border war (4/14)
Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music fests (4/14)
Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election (4/14)
Lawsuit seeks information on remarks at Indian law conference (4/14)
DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State (4/14)
Bois Forte Band set to recover sacred items uncovered in 1920s (4/14)
Connecticut tribes support state's efforts against online lenders (4/14)
Mohegan Tribe announces another entry into restaurant industry (4/14)
Vote delayed on bill to restrict use of Indian mascots in Colorado (4/14)
Nisqually Tribe construction business involved in fatal accident (4/14)
Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure (4/14)
Review: Beauty over context in museum exhibition on Plains art (4/14)
Defendants in Chukchansi Tribe casino case file civil rights claims (4/14)
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (4/14)
Tribes in New Mexico send new Class III gaming compact to BIA (4/14)
Oneida Nation delays debut of casino with 'Wizard of Oz' theme (4/14)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe sets job fairs for $28M casino expansion (4/14)
Native Sun News: Troubled reservation school work back on track (4/13)
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (4/13)
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on three tribal bills (4/13)
Menominee Nation woman hired as executive director for NAIHC (4/13)
Mary Pember: Activists protest opening day for Cleveland team (4/13)
Sheldon Wolfchild: Return land promised to Dakota descendants (4/13)
Steve Russell: Shocking students with the truth about US history (4/13)
Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination (4/13)
Marc Simmons: The legend of the White chief among the Apache (4/13)
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (4/13)
Navajo Nation presidential election still on tap despite meddling (4/13)
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (4/13)
Column: Michael Jandreau was 'giant' to many in Indian Country (4/13)
Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue for US Capitol (4/13)
First woman to lead Mississippi Choctaws opens re-election bid (4/13)
Editorial: Tribal online lending operations deserve state scrutiny (4/13)
Yanomami Tribe buries blood samples studied without consent (4/13)
Judge affirms state jurisdiction in Chukchansi Tribe casino case (4/13)
Tribal casino market in California regains footing after downturn (4/13)
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (4/13)
Opinion: Tribal gaming facilities contribute to Arizona economy (4/13)
Opinion: Oneida Nation casino grows without state interference (4/13)
Opinion: More tribal casinos aren't right answer for Connecticut (4/13)
Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation (4/10)
Editorial: Political correctness dishonors traditional chiefs of old (4/10)
Gyasi Ross: Interview with fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail (4/10)
Brooke Shunatona: Don't make mistake by wearing headdress (4/10)
Steven Newcomb: How use of 'indigenous' benefits colonizers (4/10)
Mourners pay tribute to late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (4/10)
Leader of Hopi Tribe sues over sales of sacred items in France (4/10)
Benefit ride set for Navajo Nation police officer injured on duty (4/10)
City bars decorations on statue of rodeo star Jackson Sundown (4/10)
Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe plans roundup of horses (4/10)
Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case (4/10)
Elder of Southern Ute Tribe teaches language in public school (4/10)
Havasupai Tribe still trying to regain control of domain names (4/10)
Grande Ronde Tribes celebrate grand opening for food pantry (4/10)
Chukchansi Tribe lays off top casino executives and regulators (4/10)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe finalizing $27M casino expansion plan (4/10)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans challenge over veto of horse race bill (4/10)
Opinion: Connecticut tribes scramble to protect casino empire (4/10)
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