Choctaw Nation secures $60M in funding through Promise Zone (September 8, 2015)
President Barack Obama visited the tribe in July to tout the benefits of the anti-poverty initiative.
Native man spent 39 years seeking closure for mother's death (September 8, 2015)
Gary Wassaykeesic was 11 years old when he first confronted the man believed to be responsible for the death of his mother in 1976.
Member of Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe revives comic book hero (September 8, 2015)
Artist Jeffrey Veregge is part of the creative team behind the relaunch of Red Wolf by Marvel Comics.
Matika Wilbur almost done with photo journey of Indian Country (September 8, 2015)
The 31-year-old photographer has traveled more than 250,000 miles and taken thousands of pictures of tribal members across the nation.
Tribes taking it slow when it comes to legalization of marijuana (September 8, 2015)
Only two tribes -- the Pinoleville Pomo Nation and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe -- have taken concrete steps to grow and sell the drug.
Soboba Band holds 19th annual powwow from September 18-20 (September 8, 2015)
Thousands of participants and spectators are expected for a weekend of traditional games, bird singing and dances.
Colorado River Indian Tribes host film fest and frybread contest (September 8, 2015)
The film lineup includes the acclaimed Songs My Brother Taught Me. The frybread contest offers $1,000 in prize money.
Steve Russell: Native student hijacks anti-genocide lesson plan (September 8, 2015)
This column goes out to Chiitaanibah Johnson, who I don’t know but I feel like I know.
Grande Ronde Tribes take another shot at descendants of chief (September 8, 2015)
Not only are 86 people being removed from the tribe, they are facing contempt of court sanctions for speaking out about their plight.
Gabriel Galanda: Banish drug dealers but don't disenroll them (September 8, 2015)
Even the most horrid drug dealers in non-tribal society are not divested of their American citizenship and identity when convicted for drug dealing.
Bryan Newland: The racist foundation of Supreme Court rulings (September 8, 2015)
For the past four decades, the Supreme Court has relied on the assumption that courts run by Indians cannot possibly match their state and federal counterparts in the administration of equal justice.
AmeriCorps awards grants to tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma (September 8, 2015)
Tribes will use the money for environmental, heath, veterans and elder-youth programs.
Mark Trahant: The time is now for an Indian candidate in Arizona (September 8, 2015)
Arizona’s first congressional district is the nearest thing to an American Indian majority district in the United States.
Venezuela dispatches troops to territory of 'feared' Wayuu Tribe (September 8, 2015)
The government in Venezuela is cracking down on smuggling and immigration in a region near the border with Colombia.
House committee to hold first hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 8, 2015)
Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration's response to a disaster that affected two tribes and three states.
KHN: Getting the word out about Obamacare in Indian Country (September 8, 2015)
Health care advocates and government officials across the nation are trying to enroll as many Native Americans as possible in Obamacare.
Oil companies paid just $320K for years of pollution at Fort Peck (September 8, 2015)
Over 40 million gallons of energy production waste seeped into the groundwater system on the reservation in Montana.
Vince Two Eagles: Our tribal religions are still alive and flourishing (September 8, 2015)
God is Red by Vine Deloria is perhaps the definitive examination of the contrast of Native religious structures and practices with that of white America ever written.
Native Sun News: Fewer tribal members turning out for fire duty (September 8, 2015)
The national shortage of firefighters is troubling news to America.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux activist challenges uranium mine (September 8, 2015)
Expert witnesses for the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the grassroots Owe Aku debated with corporate counterparts over water quality and cultural preservation issues at stake in a 20-year permit-renewal to mine more uranium.
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