Oklahoma tribes might walk away from meeting over sales tax (March 13, 2014)
A highly anticipated meeting between the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and four tribes is in jeopardy.
Tex Hall: Tribe makes strides in creating economic opportunity (March 13, 2014)
Running a government and politics in general brings with it one’s fair share of detractors.
Lillian Sparks Robinson: ACA brings benefits to Indian Country (March 13, 2014)
Lillian Sparks Robison, the Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, explains how the Affordable Care Act benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Audio from SCIA's hearing on transportation in Indian Country (March 13, 2014)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning to discuss transportation issues in Indian Country.
Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill (March 13, 2014)
Alaska Native leaders will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify at a hearing on a subsistence bill.
VAWA advocate closes operation after DOJ questions funding (March 13, 2014)
A survivor of domestic violence has shut down her operation due to a loss of federal funds from the Department of Justice.
In These Times: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fights mines (March 13, 2014)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan is fighting mining activities on its treaty lands in Michigan.
Law Article: Tribal lenders win a partial victory in FTC litigation (March 13, 2014)
Attorneys provide an update in Federal Trade Commission v. AMG, a dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and tribal lenders.
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people left out of UNDRIP meet (March 13, 2014)
Steven Newcomb says indigenous people won't have much input into a document that is supposed to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Medill Reports: BIA budget ignores urban Indian organizations (March 13, 2014)
Urban Indian organizations wonder why they aren't seeing any federal funds in the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget.
Opinion: NFL must take a stand on racism and bigotry in names (March 13, 2014)
Writer calls for the eradication of a disparaging word that's also the name of the Washington professional football team.
Death of Red Lake Nation council member under investigation (March 13, 2014)
Tribal and federal authorities are investigating the death of a council member for the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota.
Column: Dirty shots taken at outgoing Seneca Nation president (March 13, 2014)
Columnist writes about dirty politics on the Seneca Nation in New York.
Editorial: Connecticut argues against its own recognized tribes (March 13, 2014)
Connecticut newspaper detects some hypocrisy in opposition to federal recognition reforms at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Highlights from Day 2 of NCAI winter session in Washington DC (March 13, 2014)
The National Congress of American Indians continued its winter session on Tuesday.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country embracing 2014 Winter Challenge (March 13, 2014)
Are you wondering why your friends and relatives in Indian Country are jumping into cold waters and putting it on Facebook and YouTube?
DOI addresses Carcieri land-into-trust decision in legal opinion (March 13, 2014)
The Interior Department released a long-awaited legal opinion on Wednesday that addresses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar
Court stops lawsuit over Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust bid (March 13, 2014)
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians can't be sued in state court for filing a land-into-trust application, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled.
White House cites threat to tribes in opposing water rights bill (March 13, 2014)
The White House is opposing H.R.3189, the Water Rights Protection Act, citing a threat to tribal rights.
Ivan Starr: The 'progress' that destroyed Indians destroys the globe (March 13, 2014)
Most people in this country hold the view that our Lakota ancestors were primitive and this includes some of the enrolled members of the new Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Native Sun News: South Dakota tribal IDs not always accepted (March 13, 2014)
The issue of whether or not a tribal identification card is a valid form of identification for banking purposes was dealt with by the Eighty-Six session of the South Dakota Legislature in 2011.
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