Bill Weems from Coeur d'Alene Tribe serves as mayor in Idaho (January 4, 2016)

The new mayor of Plummer plans to improve relations between the city and the tribe.

Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington (January 4, 2016)

Chairman Brian Cladoosby said the tribe was taking action in order to improve oral health care among Native Americans.

Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines (January 4, 2016)

Tigua Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, partnered with a winery in California to produce three wines that were given names in the Tigua language.

Red Lake Nation accepts $18.5M for taking of land by energy firm (January 4, 2016)

The tribe never gave its permission for the Lakehead Pipeline to cross its land and was never compensated until now.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015 (January 4, 2016)

Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo presents the Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards for 2015.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota hunters raise funds for good cause (January 4, 2016)

A group of Lakota hunters are doing their best to control the number of predators stalking livestock while inspiring others to take up the sport of predator calling.

Ex-monument official to apologize for theft of ancestral remains (January 4, 2016)

Thomas A. Munson will serve one year of probation and will be required to apologize to the 12 tribes associated with the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.

Armed group occupies wildlife refuge near reservation in Oregon (January 4, 2016)

The land in and around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was initially promised by treaty to the Burns Paiute Tribe before it was taken by the federal government.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota people must restore our work ethic (January 4, 2016)

Even as recently as the 1950s, Lakota people enjoyed a kind of independence which I don’t see today.

Native Sun News: Tim Giago to buy Wounded Knee massacre site (January 4, 2016)

The historic site of Wounded Knee is cold and quiet on this day that marks the 125th Anniversary of the massacre that happened on December 29, 1890.

ONAC: Church defends attempt to use marijuana in ceremonies (January 4, 2016)

We believe individuals who are healthy and at peace will contribute to the peace of their families, their nation and the world. Individuals who are incomplete, fearful, and hopeless do harm to themselves, others and all of society.

Steve Russell: Be proud of your mistakes as you make memories (January 4, 2016)

The memories you are making will contain regrets about what you didn’t know but as long as you are motivated to do the right thing, it will be possible for you to excuse your youthful mistakes.

Julianne Jennings: Black Indians face discrimination from within (January 4, 2016)

In my own personal experiences, I wasn’t black enough to qualify as a black Indian.

Steven Newcomb: Native law students kept under mind control (January 4, 2016)

Native students end up having their minds deeply influenced, and, to a great extent, controlled by ideas and arguments that non-Native lawyers, jurists, and scholars have developed for the specific purpose of controlling the very existence of our nations and peoples.

Donna Loring: Murder of Passamaquoddy elder deserves investigation (January 4, 2016)

November 14, 2015, marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of the beating death of Peter Francis a Passamaquoddy elder and World War II Veteran.

Stephanie Gutierrez: Reform HEARTH Act to boost sovereignty (January 4, 2016)

While the Act is intended to alleviate some of the delays and costs associated with the pre-existing federal regulatory scheme, it imposes even greater obstacles to effective energy development in Indian Country.