DOI considers process to recognize Native Hawaiian government (June 18, 2014)
Public meetings start next week and tribal consultation will take place later this summer.
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on two bills (June 18, 2014)
Bills would create and extend grant programs for Native languages.
Police investigate racial incident during Alaska Native festival (June 18, 2014)
A suspect grabbed an American flag from a Native veteran and yelled racial slurs, police said.
Senate Rules Committee sets hearing on Indian and rural voting (June 18, 2014)
Witnesses include Rhonda Whiting of Western Native Voice, a non-profit in Montana.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs observes 30th anniversary (June 18, 2014)
Committee's record since 1984 includes landmark pieces of legislation that have changed lives in Indian Country.
House Natural Resources Committee markup on two tribal bills (June 18, 2014)
The Nevada Native Nations Lands Act and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe - Fish Springs Ranch Settlement Act are on the agenda.
Energy firm promises to work with Native communities along the route.
Eight tribes would receive about 120,000 acres in trust.
Disputed leader of small Alaska tribe charged for stealing $56K (June 18, 2014)
Joann Polston is accused of stealing the money while serving as first chief and administrator.
Lumbee Tribe must repay nearly $445K in Indian housing funds (June 18, 2014)
Most of the money was spent on stipends for council members.
ICT interview with Sen. Walsh about delayed Cobell payments (June 18, 2014)
Bill seeks to distribute final payment and allow the investment of $1.9 billion land consolidation fund.
Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team (June 18, 2014)
Six young Native activists showed that the trademarks were disparaging.
Native Sun News: Lacrosse takes hold on Cheyenne River youth (June 18, 2014)
A town known for producing talented basketball players and wrestlers is beginning to pay attention to the sport of lacrosse.
Renee Holt: Planting the seeds of revolution with our education (June 18, 2014)
Renee Holt congratulates the Indian graduates of 2014 and urges them to continue their education.
Steve Russell says Indian nations have always had political allies.
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