Officials claim Oklahoma owed $30M in Impact Aid for schools (October 1, 2014)

The state received $33.3 million last year but an official said that's only half of what's owed.

African-American lawmakers accuse Pamunkey Tribe of racism (October 1, 2014)

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the tribe's federal recognition due to a ban on inter-racial marriage.

BIA ends comment period on reform to federal recognition rule (October 1, 2014)

Officials from Connecticut are again asking the Obama administration to scrap the changes.

DOI puts another $1M from lands sales into Cobell scholarships (October 1, 2014)

The fund now boasts a balance of more than $4.5 million.

2nd Circuit rebuffs tribal online lenders in dispute with New York (October 1, 2014)

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians claim the state lacks authority over their businesses.

9th Circuit bars use of tribal conviction in domestic assault case (October 1, 2014)

A tribal court conviction can't be used to prove an Indian defendant is a repeat domestic violence offender if the defendant wasn't provided with an attorney.

Seneca Nation man launches campaign for mayor of Salamanca (October 1, 2014)

Michael Smith, a Democrat, hopes to be the first Seneca to lead a city that's entirely within reservation boundaries.

Cherokee Nation chief apologizes for attending live pigeon shoot (October 1, 2014)

Principal Chief Bill John Baker insisted he did not kill any birds during a live pigeon shoot for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma).

BLM struggles to manage wild horse population as herds grow (October 1, 2014)

Nearly 50,000 wild horses are in storage while another 48,000 roam on public lands.

FCC will consider petition to outlaw R-word on public airwaves (October 1, 2014)

A law professor is objecting to a license renewal for WWXX-FM, a Washington-area radio station whose controlling owner is Dan Snyder.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Telling the indigenous story with public art (October 1, 2014)

The First Nations Sculpture Garden in Rapid City, South Dakota, remembers the past of the indigenous peoples of this area.

Crystal Willcuts: A tribute to my mother who was lost to cancer (October 1, 2014)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Crystal Willcuts writes in honor of her mother.