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Filed Under: Law | Politics
Cherokee Nation candidate emerges victorious in new election (07/28)
Keith Austin lost his council race by one vote in the general election but came out on top after the tribe's Supreme Court called for a new round of ballots.

Filed Under: Politics
Erica Pinto makes history as first woman leader of Jamul Village (07/28)
The new chairwoman joined the council back in 1994 at the young age of 22.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: The hypocrisy of race and Cherokee citizenship (07/28)
One of the whitest Indian nations by blood is now litigating to expel its black citizens, many of whom have more Cherokee blood than the white citizens so eager to see them expelled.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Press the Republican candidates on Indian issues (07/27)
What do you do with sixteen candidates? It’s a thorny problem for Republicans.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Rapid City mayor questions charge in beer-spilling incident (07/24)
Mayor Steve Allender blames 'social media' for stirring the pot in a closely-watched trial involving the mistreatment of Indian children.

Filed Under: Business
Calista Corporation chooses first woman as leader of board (07/24)
Margaret Pohjola was chosen by her fellow directors to serve as chairwoman for a one-year term.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally (07/23)
Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity (07/23)
Our children deserve to have people of integrity elected to the governing body of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Let’s not disappoint them.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Rapid City mayor retaliates against paper (07/23)
It appears that the Native Sun News endorsement of former mayor Sam Kooiker proved to be costly.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Navajo Nation voters ease language standard for candidates (07/22)
Turnout wasn't as strong as the recent presidential election but tribal members confirmed that they have a right to determine their own leaders.

Filed Under: Business | Law | Politics
Delaware Tribe won't pay contracts signed by former chief (07/20)
A new set of tribal leaders dismantled one of the tribe's businesses and fired all of its employees after winning an election last November.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Navajo Nation holds referendum on language fluency standard (07/20)
Tribal members will decide whether future presidential and vice presidential candidates must be fluent in the Navajo language.

Filed Under: Politics
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe reports results of council vote (07/17)
Jeromy Sullivan will serve a fourth, two-year term as leader of the Washington tribe.

Filed Under: Politics
John Warren to serve a full term as chairman of Pokagon Band (07/16)
Tribal voters also chose Mark Parrish as secretary, Matthew Wesaw and Becky Price as members-at-large, and Judy Winchester as elders representative.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw leader takes office after election upheld (07/15)
Phyllis Anderson, who is the first woman to lead the tribe, defeated rival Beasley Denson in a June 30 election.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Half-year marked by race-related incidents (07/15)
Native Sun News will continue to stay in the forefront of news reporting covering race relations throughout the rest of the year.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Menominee Nation schedules referendum on legal marijuana (07/14)
Tribal leaders believe marijuana could help improve the economy on Wisconsin's largest reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Health care is top priority for Cherokee Nation (07/13)
The most important issue for our future, bar none, is access to quality health care.

Filed Under: National | Politics
President Barack Obama to make another trip to Indian Country (07/13)
Chief Gary Batton, the newly-elected leader of the Choctaw Nation, said he will be honored to welcome the president to tribal territory in Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Politics
North Fork Rancheria picks Maryann McGovran to serve as chair (07/08)
Former longtime Elaine Bethel-Fink will now serve as vice chair of the California tribe.

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