Judge hears Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe election lawsuit (January 15, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over alleged election irregularities within the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.
Alleged gang member denies being asked to kill Tex Hall (January 15, 2014)
Tex Hall, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, was an alleged target of a murder-for-hire plot that authorities have linked to the booming energy industry in North Dakota.
Native teenager defends shirt as treaty rights statement (January 15, 2014)
A school in Saskatchewan says it won't stop a Native student from wearing a shirt that generated controversy.
Judge orders release of residential school abuse records (January 15, 2014)
The Canadian government has agreed to turn over files related to abuse at a residential school after a judge said the information should be released.
Judge dismisses case over Indian image on license plate (January 15, 2014)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the Indian image on the Oklahoma license plate.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, slams marriage ruling (January 15, 2014)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Cherokee Nation, is criticizing a federal judge who invalidated Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage.
Border town to beef up police presence for tribal payouts (January 15, 2014)
The police chief for a city near the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming plans to increase security measures to protect tribal members who will be receiving settlement money and other payouts.
Montana tribal members among those owed Cobell funds (January 15, 2014)
Over 1,600 members of two Montana tribes are among those owed money from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.
DOI announces two choices for Cobell scholarship board (January 15, 2014)
The Interior Department has chosen its two members for the board that will oversee the scholarship fund that was created by the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.
Sherry Treppa: BIA shouldn't intrude on internal matters (January 15, 2014)
Sherry Treppa, the chairwoman of the Habematolel Pomo Of Upper Lake, discusses Bureau of Indian Affairs intrusion into internal affairs of the California Valley Miwok Tribe.
Charles Trimble: Promise Zones pose challenge for tribes (January 15, 2014)
On Thursday, January 9th, President Obama spoke about how he plans to address challenges such as job creation, housing, law enforcement and education in the poorest communities.
Budget bill urges solution to contract support cost battle (January 15, 2014)
The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill urges the Obama administration to resolve a long-running contract support cost dispute by developing a plan and consulting with tribes.
Mark Trahant: No victory for anyone in federal budget bill (January 15, 2014)
This is the Budget of Meh. It better reflects a broken governance structure than it does true spending priorities.
Ivan Starr: Learning what it means to be a Lakota person (January 15, 2014)
I’ve alluded to this particular situation several times prior and I’m doing it again, 'Our educational system is in need of a major overhaul.'
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