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Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding (04/22)
A trip to an Indian housing convention in Hawaii is stirring controversy among leaders of the North Carolina tribe.
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe returns Brandon Sazue to chairman's post Crow Creek Sioux Tribe returns Brandon Sazue to chairman's post (04/22)
Brandon Sazue previously served as chairman of the South Dakota tribe from 2008-2010 and again from 2012-2014.
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (04/21)
S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.
Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (04/21)
President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates will discuss the impacts of the Gold King Mine disaster on the reservation.
Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law (04/21)
S.2254 establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for restoration of land and water resources in abandoned hardrock mine states and on Indian land.
Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes (04/20)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) wants to make sure tribes aren't punished for developing their own cannabis laws and policies.
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (04/20)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'
Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all (04/20)
As president, Andrew Jackson led the forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands in the Southeast.
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (04/20)
An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.
Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe (04/20)
Attorney Joseph E. Schmitz was behind the case that made included outlandish assertions about the alleged influence of the 'Islamic Government' of Turkey in Indian Country.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York (04/20)
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton continue to lead in delegate counts but their rivals aren't letting up.
Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines (04/20)
After Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes railed for months against the Dakota Access Pipeline project, federal officials are responding to pleas for defense of water, cultural resources, and tribal sovereignty.
Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems (04/19)
A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.
Navajo Nation lawmaker loses seat after conviction in fund case Navajo Nation lawmaker loses seat after conviction in fund case (04/19)
Mel R. Begay was found guilty of misusing a tribal discretionary fund but is planning to appeal.
Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress (04/19)
Let’s measure how American Indians and Alaska Natives are investing in our our candidates, in our future, in ourselves.
Lynn Valbuena wins another term as leader of San Manuel Band Lynn Valbuena wins another term as leader of San Manuel Band (04/19)
The California tribe also elected Sabrina Nakhjavanpour as treasurer and Larry Hernandez as a member-at-large.
Rep. Pearce takes veterans tribute from Isleta Pueblo to Thailand Rep. Pearce takes veterans tribute from Isleta Pueblo to Thailand (04/19)
The tribute from the New Mexico tribe includes a bear that symbolizes strength and courage and an arrowhead to represent the field of battle.
Clara Caufield: Some Northern Cheyenne leaders shirk their duties Clara Caufield: Some Northern Cheyenne leaders shirk their duties (04/19)
Why should we have to demand that our council members take the time to meet and talk to us, fulfilling a basic duty?
California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again (04/18)
The Pala Band of Luiseño Indians is no longer the sole member of the organization.
Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket (04/18)
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.
Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds (04/18)
A Diné College official asked a Senate committee Wednesday to fund “vitally needed” construction at the school – money that Congress has approved three times already since 1971 but has never allocated.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations (04/18)
The US and the Native nations must be returned to the status and condition at which time the treaties were signed and enacted, by each nation, into law.
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New York Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New York (04/18)
Bernie Sanders could still win the day, but how many delegates will he earn?
Vi Waln: Voting in elections doesn't diminish your tribal citizenship Vi Waln: Voting in elections doesn't diminish your tribal citizenship (04/18)
Exercising your right to vote means you are taking an active role in determining who is elected to represent you.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala leader demands closure of IHS office Lakota Country Times: Oglala leader demands closure of IHS office (04/18)
Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Steele has called for the closure of the Indian Health Service's Aberdeen Area office as he has introduced massive recommendations for reform of healthcare on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog (04/15)
Director Mike Black admits latest budget request will not resolve a long-standing maintenance backlog of dams in Indian Country.
Census Bureau to conduct test counts on two reservations in 2017 Census Bureau to conduct test counts on two reservations in 2017 (04/15)
The counts will reach about 3,500 housing units on the Colville Reservation and another 2,900 units on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing in Arizona Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing in Arizona (04/15)
The hearing in Phoenix focuses on the Environmental Protection Agency and its dealings with tribes..
Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standard Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standard (04/15)
Prospective members would be required to be at least one-eighth Winnebago and at least one-fourth Indian.
Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders (04/15)
It’s easy to hurt other Natives when we don’t think much of Native people generally.
Lawmakers in Guatemala face complaint over 'stupid Indian' insult Lawmakers in Guatemala face complaint over 'stupid Indian' insult (04/15)
Estela Ventura, a government official, filed a complaint against lawmakers from the party of President Jimmy Morales.
Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes (04/14)
The Nevada Native Nations Land Act now awaits action in the House.
Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (04/14)
The Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act recognizes the 'inherent authority' of tribes to arrest and prosecute any person for drug related crimes, domestic violence against children and crimes committed against tribal law enforcement officers.
Mark Trahant: North Dakota draws even more Native political candidates Mark Trahant: North Dakota draws even more Native political candidates (04/14)
I’ve written before that you cannot get any more 'outsider' than running a Native American candidate.
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (04/14)
Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.

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