Officer investigated for 'drunk uneducated animals' comment (September 18, 2014)
The officer posted derogatory comments about Native people on Facebook.
NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill (September 18, 2014)
The educational session comes amid a renewed focus on treaty rights in the nation's capital.
Native Sun News: US Senate candidates debate Native issues (September 18, 2014)
The only debate held in western South Dakota went off without a hitch with three candidates all vying for a crucial senate seat being left open by the retirement of longtime lawmaker Tim Johnson.
Mashable: Oglala Sioux man still pushing MazaCoin currency (September 18, 2014)
Payu Harris developed the MazaCoin as a form of digital currency that he wanted the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to adopt.
Norbert Hill: It's past time to drop the Washington NFL mascot (September 18, 2014)
Norbert Hill Jr., a member of the Oneida Nation, discusses the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
9th Circuit rules against Chemehuevi Tribe in land deed case (September 18, 2014)
The court says land conveyances cannot be made without the consent of Congress.
Winnebago attorney joins BIA as deputy assistant secretary (September 18, 2014)
Ann Marie Downes will oversee the Office of Self-Governance, the Office of Indian Gaming and the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.
Rep. Daines praises House action on tribal general welfare bill (September 18, 2014)
The Montana Republican said the measure will help tribes provide general welfare services to their people without fear of audits and enforcement actions from the IRS.
Sen. Walsh welcomes arrival of last Cobell settlement payout (September 18, 2014)
Walsh had co-sponsored a bill to speed up the release of the checks.
Student newspaper punished over refusal to print the R-word (September 18, 2014)
The paper's student co-editor was suspended for a month and the faculty adviser was suspended for two days.
Peter d'Errico: Connecting mascots to racism and termination (September 18, 2014)
Peter d'Errico discusses the links between racist mascots and the treatment of Native people.
Opinion: Eliminating NFL team's racist mascot is just the start (September 18, 2014)
Writer says the debate over the Washington NFL team's racist mascot should lead to a discussion of other issues facing Indian Country.
Cobell settlement checks landing in Indian Country mailboxes (September 18, 2014)
From $869 to several thousand dollars, the checks are arriving across the country.
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