DOJ awards $97M in grants for public safety in Indian Country (September 16, 2015)
The money will help tribes boost law enforcement, improve tribal courts, combat violence against women, address substance abuse, assist youth and provide services to victims of crime.
Andre Cramblit: Seek the knowledge of traditional leadership (September 16, 2015)
Seek the knowledge and values of your own tribe to become the leaders that we need to enter the future.
Cherokee Nation Council adopts largest budget in tribal history (September 16, 2015)
The $767 million budget provides $35 million in increases for health, education and other programs.
Little Traverse Bay Bands confirm one gray wolf on reservation (September 16, 2015)
The animal, known as ma'iingan in the Odawa language, is considered a brother to man.
Osage Nation acquires three commercial properties for $272K (September 16, 2015)
Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said the purchases in downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma, made economic sense for the tribe.
Native women honored as White House Champions of Change (September 16, 2015)
Ashley McCray, a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, and Amanda Tachine, a member of the Navajo Nation, are making advances in the educational arena.
Angela Aleiss: San Carlos Apache Tribe battles for sacred site (September 16, 2015)
The debate over the Resolution Copper Mine has created a David vs. Goliath struggle, with the tiny San Carlos Apache Nation up against giants of the corporate and political world.
Officer won't face charges for death of Oglala man in Colorado (September 16, 2015)
Paul Castaway was shot and killed by a police officer in Denver, Colorado, on July 12. He was 35.
Pokagon Band works to protect ash trees from invasive species (September 16, 2015)
The trees have played an important role in tribal culture but they are being devastated by the Asian emerald ash borer.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation disputes link to bribery investigation (September 16, 2015)
A former city commissioner is accusing the tribe and its representatives of threatening to hurt his business.
Tribal leaders nominated for Women of Color Empowered award (September 16, 2015)
Meredith Parker of the Makah Nation and Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Nation are finalists in the Women and Money category.
Coquille Tribe to move ahead with long-delayed timber harvest (September 16, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge brought by environmental groups.
Clara Caufield: A rowdy Northern Cheyenne student grows up (September 16, 2015)
Since it is back to school time this column may be timely.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge players find silver lining in defeat (September 16, 2015)
Spearfish trounced the Thorpes 47-6, but that was not the story that mattered.
Julianne Jennings: Change comes to urban Indian powwow scene (September 16, 2015)
Is our culture becoming more Eurocentric? Have we lost our tradition and bought into the commercialization of pow wows?
202 630 8439 (THEZ)
Top Stories1. Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school
2. Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
3. House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
4. Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California
5. Arne Vainio: I wanted you to know you are loved and that I am bringing you home
MorePrevious: September 15, 2015
Next: September 17, 2015