Audio from House subcommittee hearing on five tribal measures (July 29, 2014)
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw: Music festival outlaws faux headdresses (July 29, 2014)
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw interviews Bass Coast communications manager about the music festival's decision to ban faux headdresses.
The company also makes a t-shirt that pokes fun of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
Former employee sentenced for theft from Chippewa Cree Tribe (July 29, 2014)
A former director of the Rocky Boy's Wellness Center was found guilty of diverting more than $26,000 for his own use.
BIA holds final in-person meeting on federal recognition reform (July 29, 2014)
Two more public meetings and two more tribal consultations will be held over the phone.
Another member of Miccosukee Tribe killed in fatal car accident (July 29, 2014)
The accident occurred on the same highway where two tribal members died last month.
Review: 'Unreal City' exploits coal from Hopi and Navajo tribes (July 29, 2014)
A favorable review of Unreal City, a book about coal mining on the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
WyoFile: Tribes depend on Medicaid funding for health services (July 29, 2014)
Gregory Nickerson reports on efforts by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe to increase Medicaid enrollment.
Steven Newcomb: UN perpetuates dominance of Native peoples (July 29, 2014)
Steven Newcomb questions whether an upcoming meeting to discuss the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will keep Native people under a system of dominance.
The Washington Post again calls for the retirement of the local NFL team's racist mascot.
House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (July 29, 2014)
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.
In 2013, Congress enacted a law that allows tribes to request disaster declarations directly from FEMA.
Native Sun News: Native nations unite on uranium mine cleanup (July 29, 2014)
Almost half the uranium extracted in the United States was mined and milled in and around the Navajo Indian Reservation.
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