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Filed Under: Education | National
White House to host first-ever Native youth conference on July 9 (04/24)
The White House Tribal Youth Gathering will take place July 9 in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (04/24)
The federal prosecutor from New York is the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

Filed Under: Opinion
White House Blog: Improving the lives of Native American youth (04/22)
Native youth shared stories about strengthening their communities through public service and community engagement.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate to vote on long-delayed Attorney General nomination (04/22)
If confirmed, Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

Filed Under: National
Widower of Wilma Mankiller 'excited' about Woman on 20s effort (04/20)
Charlie Soap said he was surprised when he found out his late wife was among four finalists to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (04/16)
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians will be extended for two years under a bill that is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Bill introduced in Senate to support placing a woman on $20 bill (04/15)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) said she was inspired by the Women on 20s campaign, which has named Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller as a potential candidate for the paper bill.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Obama to visit city near Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation in May (04/15)
The trip to South Dakota means the president will have visited all 50 states during his time in the Oval Office.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (04/13)
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.

Filed Under: National
Wilma Mankiller generates interest for Women on 20s campaign (04/08)
The late former leader of the Cherokee Nation inspired a generation of Native women and girls and her legacy is generating new interest.

Filed Under: Education | National
First Lady Obama speaks to Native youth at White House session (04/08)
The first lady said Native youth are working hard to succeed despite facing numerous obstacles that she traced to genocide, forced removal and the boarding school system.

Filed Under: National
First Lady Obama to deliver remarks at Native youth meeting (04/03)
The Creating Opportunity for Native Youth event is being held at the White House on April 8.

Filed Under: Law | National
US Attorneys named to lead DOJ Native American subcommittee (03/30)
Michael Cotter of Montana will serve as chair and Damon Martinez will serve as vice chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Racist emails of former Montana federal judge to be preserved (03/26)
Richard Cebull sent 'hundreds' of racist messages, including some about Native Americans, but their contents haven't been publicly disclosed.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations (03/16)
It became quickly clear that, as a new nation, America needed one voice in negotiations with both Indian nations and European empires in matters of war, peace and trade.

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White House Blog: Tribes make communities safer with VAWA (03/11)
Women in Native communities are victims of domestic violence at higher rates than the general population, and often at the hands of non-Indian men.

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Simon Moya-Smith: Rich privilege and rich old men in America (03/11)
Understanding the toxic, pickling effect of privilege can help you better comprehend thugs like Donald Trump, Dan Snyder, the Koch brothers and, lately, Rudolph Giuliani.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (03/09)
Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (03/05)
The Indigenous Environmental Network lauded President Barack Obama for heeding the call of the Oceti Sakowin in his veto of a congressional bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across treaty territory.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL measure (03/04)
The vote was 62 to 37 but it did not reach the two-thirds threshold required to override.

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