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Filed Under: Law | Politics | Recognition | Trust
Mohegan Tribe supports re-election of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (04/20)
The Democrat garnered a reputation as an Indian fighter during his tenure as attorney general in Connecticut.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign (04/17)
The winner of the April 21 vote -- either Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye -- will be sworn into office next month, putting an end to an unusual election season.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe council meeting ends in shouting match (04/16)
The meeting was the first since the passing of Chairman Michael Jandreau, who died on April 3 after leading the tribe for 36 years.

Filed Under: Politics
President of Rosebud Sioux Tribe removed after ethics hearing (04/16)
The council voted unanimously to remove Cyril Scott and barred him from running for office in the future.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Former police chief runs for mayor in Rapid City (04/15)
Mayor Sam Kooiker has a new opponent in the mayoral race; he is the former Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Candidates to debate on tribal college campus (04/15)
Mayor Sam Kooiker and Candidate Steve Allender, have agreed to a Native Sun News mayoral debate and Oglala Lakota College has been chosen as the sight to host the event.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election (04/14)
Tribal members will go the polls on April 21 and choose a new leader: Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye.

Filed Under: National | Politics
First woman to lead Mississippi Choctaws opens re-election bid (04/13)
Phyliss J. Anderson made history when she was elected chief in 2010.

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: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation presidential election still on tap despite meddling (04/13)
An election official said the vote will proceed as planned even as a new referendum regarding language fluency has already been scheduled.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribe in North Dakota puts a hold on oil refinery (04/09)
'Wishing you a Happy Easter!' the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara Nation said in a March 31 announcement of a $1,000 gift to each enrolled tribal member.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics | Trust
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul targeted BIA and IHS (04/08)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) wanted to eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs altogether and cut the Indian Health Service budget in half.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Winnebago Tribe holds election next month to fill vacant seats (04/07)
Three seats are open following the resignation of Chairman John Blackhawk and two other council members.

Filed Under: National
Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday (04/06)
Michael Jandreau was hailed as a promoter of economic development and stability on the reservation.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Sports
Former leader of Paiute Tribe to appeal removal over NFL gifts (04/06)
Gari Lafferty now insists she did nothing wrong despite acknowledging she may have violated the tribe's ethics rules by accepting a free trip to Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation presidential candidates call for April 21 election (04/02)
Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye say the Navajo people should be able to choose their next leader as originally planned.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Chairman of Winnebago Tribe quits as council exodus continues (04/02)
John Blackhawk led the tribe for nearly 20 years during an unprecedented era of growth and opportunity.

Filed Under: Law | National | Opinion
Navajo Nation leaders object to presidential election on April 21 (04/01)
The executive and legislative branches are lashing out at the judiciary as the saga continues.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Judge tells Mackinac Tribe to submit federal recognition petition (04/01)
The Michigan-based tribe wants to follow the Indian Reorganization Act and form a government.

Filed Under: Politics
Eastern Cherokee Chief Michell Hicks won't pursue a fourth term (04/01)
Five candidates have filed to run for leader of North Carolina's only federally-recognized tribe.

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