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Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Mashable: Oglala Sioux man still pushing MazaCoin currency (09/18)
Payu Harris developed the MazaCoin as a form of digital currency that he wanted the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to adopt.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Is independence in the future for tribal nations? (09/17)
What’s the difference in the self-rule of Scotland to that of Hawaii? Or Alaska? Or Nunavut? Or even Navajo?

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ten reasons why every Native person should vote (09/15)
There are reasons to vote. Examples big and small that show how we can make a difference

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Northern Arapaho Tribe withdraws from joint Wind River council (09/11)
Arapaho leaders called the move a historic step for its sovereignty.

Filed Under: Opinion
DaShanne Stokes: US must stop interfering with sovereign tribes (09/08)
DaShanne Stokes the U.S. Constitution has been 'grossly misinterpreted' to authorize Congressional authority over tribal nations.

Filed Under: Opinion
Rudolph Ryser: Indigenous nations need leverage to bring change (08/28)
Rudolph Ryser explores the realities of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

Filed Under: Opinion
James Mills: Non-Indian firm helps tribes create stronger nations (08/25)
James Mills, the owner of Creating Stronger Nations, responds to criticism from professor David E. Wilkins about non-Indian companies auditing tribal enrollment records.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Tribes paying outsiders to audit their membership (08/12)
Professor David E. Wilkins questions the use of outside companies to provide audits of tribal membership records.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Native nations don't have a true seat at table (08/08)
Steven Newcomb continues to raise questions about the upcoming session of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Filed Under: Opinion
Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath Tribes (08/07)
Don Gentry, the chairman of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, explains the need for S.2379, the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Native Americans shackled in poverty by federal policy (07/31)
Writer wants to know why the first Americans aren't enjoying the wealth from their lands.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: EPA exploits tribes by recognizing their sovereignty (07/30)
Writer discusses Environmental Protection Agency decision to treat the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe as states under the Clean Air Act.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Oglala Sioux Tribe could benefit from new currency (07/22)
Writer says the MazaCoin, a digital currency, could boost the economy for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Editorial: A landmark decision for tribal sovereignty in Alaska (07/21)
Newspaper comments on decision that recognizes tribal court authority in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Supreme Court sides with tribe in child welfare dispute (07/18)
Decision affirms tribal court jurisdiction in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Opinion: Native Americans get stake in Native Hawaiian status (07/16)
Writer connects Interior Department effort to revise the federal recognition process with discussions about Native Hawaiian sovereignty.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian Country is a system of schizophrenia (07/16)
Steven Newcomb reflects on President Barack Obama and his visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Strengthening sovereignty by addressing immunity (06/24)
Ryan Seelau and Ian Record discuss what tribes can do to ensure the U.S. Supreme Court victory in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community isn't short-lived.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cynthia Iyall: Billy Frank will be heard for generations to come (06/16)
Cynthia Iyall, the chairwoman of the Nisqually Tribe of Washington, pays tribute to the late Billy Frank Jr.

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