Morongo Band to debut first tribally-owned Taco Bell next week (January 27, 2015)
The tribe is the majority owner of the establishment, which is located on the reservation and right off a busy interstate.
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (January 27, 2015)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.
City leaders to work closely with Shakopee Tribe on road project (January 27, 2015)
The project will impact tribal property and will connect to another road that leads directly to the reservation.
Osage Nation expects to see $7.4M in Cobell consolidation offers (January 27, 2015)
The offers will go out to nearly 700 landowners, The Osage News reported.
Fort Peck Tribes moving towards full legalization of marijuana (January 27, 2015)
The issue could be put to voters before the end of the year, a tribal council member said.
The Atlantic: Native people wary of DNA tests and genetic studies (January 27, 2015)
The genetic sequencing company 23andMe recently tapped into its vast bank of data to release a study on genetic origins, producing the biggest genetic profile of the U.S. ever conducted.
8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case (January 27, 2015)
Wesley Eugene Brooks said a chemical dependency treatment program conflicted with his beliefs.
Miccosukee Tribe wins decision in dispute over fees paid to court (January 27, 2015)
A non-Indian man must reimburse $72,000 to the tribe after losing a lawsuit.
County files appeal over Chumash Tribe land-into-trust decision (January 27, 2015)
The tribe plans to use a 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.
First-ever conference to focus on marijuana in Indian Country (January 27, 2015)
Robert Odawi Porter, an attorney and former president of the Seneca Nation, is a co-organizer of the February 27 event.
Editorial: Wildlife refuge in Alaska deserves stronger protections (January 27, 2015)
Wilderness designation is the highest level of protection the government can confer on public land. It would bar commercial development of any kind.
Senate Democrats delay vote on Keystone XL Pipeline measure (January 27, 2015)
Republicans tried to cut off debate and move the bill towards final passage.
Isadore Boni: An Apache AIDS survivor completes first marathon (January 27, 2015)
In June 2014, I decided to train for my first full marathon of twenty-six point two miles. I knew it would be difficult.
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation seeks halt to coal export project (January 27, 2015)
The tribe asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a building permit for what otherwise would become North America’s largest coal export terminal.
Native Sun News: Chair of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts report (January 27, 2015)
The report accuses Lower Brule tribal officials of diverting $25 million in public funding into a 'black hole.'
Jennifer Denetdale: Film glosses over violence in border towns (January 27, 2015)
The film follows three Navajo characters looking for meaningful lives in a town that borders the Navajo Nation.
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