President Obama signs Grand Portage Band per capita bill into law (December 22, 2014)
The bill ensures that payments received in connection with a treaty settlement aren't subject to state or federal taxation.
Apache Messenger: Crowd protests copper mine on sacred lands (December 22, 2014)
Protesters lined the streets of Phoenix to show that the fight over Resolution Copper is not over.
Fatal Sisseton Wahpeton shootings blamed on domestic violence (December 22, 2014)
Four people died and one person was seriously injured in the November 22 incident.
Rapid City police department defends fatal shooting of Native man (December 22, 2014)
Allen Locke, 30, was killed a day after attending a police brutality march.
DOI orders leaders of Chippewa Cree Tribe to reinstate chairman (December 22, 2014)
Ken St. Marks has been cooperating with federal investigators in a wide-ranging corruption probe on the reservation.
Appeals court dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's land claim (December 22, 2014)
The tribe claimed that parts of its reservation were sold without federal approval.
Some South Dakota tribes said to be interested in legal marijuana (December 22, 2014)
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson wouldn't identify which tribes might legalize the drug.
Opinion: Water deal is great for Hualapai Tribe but not for county (December 22, 2014)
Supervisors in Movahe County explain why they oppose H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement.
Tim Giago: Remember the victims of massacre at Wounded Knee (December 22, 2014)
On December 29, 1890, the troops of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry slaughtered nearly 300 men, women and children at the Pine Ridge Reservation community of Wounded Knee.
Opinion: A solution for the Washington NFL team's racist mascot (December 22, 2014)
Few people have a greater sense of racial sensitivity than a man who once threatened a lawsuit against a local weekly, saying that a cover photograph of him bedecked with graffiti-like scribblings of a devil’s horns and a moustache and beard was an anti-semitic slur.
Harlan McKosato: It's time to bring Jim Thorpe home to Oklahoma (December 22, 2014)
After his death in April 1953 his third wife Patricia Askew Thorpe, a non-Indian, burst into Thorpe’s traditional Sac and Fox funeral wake with Oklahoma state troopers at her side.
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux teen serves as role model (December 22, 2014)
Sabrina chooses and continues to live a healthy, drug and alcohol free life and credits her participation in the Ateyapi Program for keeping her focused and balanced.
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