Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July (June 30, 2014)
Hearings scheduled on five bills, Cobell land buy-back program, Indian gaming and natural disasters.
Former White Earth Nation chairman Darrell Wadena laid to rest (June 30, 2014)
The former leader owed the tribe more than $730,000 in restitution.
Gyasi Ross: What happens after Washington team drops name? (June 30, 2014)
Gyasi Ross says eliminating the Washington NFL team's mascot will be a short-lived victory unless Native communities address their problems at home.
Opinion: Federal agency decides what is offensive to Americans (June 30, 2014)
Writer criticizes federal agency that handles trademarks for issuing a decision about trademarks.
Democrats hoping to capture Alaska Native vote in Senate race (June 30, 2014)
Democrats are putting 130 people to work in five field offices across the state.
Auction house in France goes ahead with sale of tribal property (June 30, 2014)
The U.S. Embassy said tribal representatives should have been allowed to look at the items prior to their sale.
Walt Lamar: Tribes must develop long-term solutions for drugs (June 30, 2014)
Walt Lamar discusses how tribes can develop collaborative approaches to drug problems on their reservations.
Native Sun News: Marcella LeBeau honored during Obama visit (June 30, 2014)
A mere 20 years after the US granted citizenship to the first Americans, a young Mniconjou woman left her reservation in South Dakota and joined the Army Nurse Corps during World War II
Remains of 12,600-year-old Native toddler reburied in Montana (June 30, 2014)
Elders from Montana tribes help lay one of their ancient relatives to rest again.
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe's court system in shambles (June 30, 2014)
Even though the tribal members voted for a separation of powers, the court system is still experiencing 'bullying' by our legislators.
Tim Giago: Tea Party continues its cowardly path in US politics (June 30, 2014)
By assuming the name of a group of cowardly white men who tried to place the blame of their criminal actions on the Indian people the Tea Party has proven that they have a one-sided view of American history.
Opinion: IRS issues guidance on tribal general welfare exclusion (June 30, 2014)
Attorneys discuss new guidance from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the Application of the General Welfare Exclusion to Indian Tribal Government Programs That Provide Benefits to Tribal Members.
Alaska officials claim the state recognizes tribal protection orders despite the exclusion of Alaska tribes from the Violence Against Women Act.
Ruth Hopkins: Sioux leaders to meet with Obama for Black Hills (June 30, 2014)
Ruth Hopkins explains the significance of the Black Hills and previews upcoming talks with President Barack Obama.
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