Wounded Warriors Family Support reaches out to tribal veterans (February 3, 2016)
Seven tribes have received vehicles to help veterans who need transportation and transition assistance on their reservations.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two water bills at meeting (February 3, 2016)
The business meeting marked the first time that the committee has advanced a tribal water settlement in five years
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course (February 3, 2016)
The tribe purchased the Sequoyah National Golf Club in 2014 and patrons are reporting happy experiences.
Choctaw Nation to break ground on new headquarters in March (February 3, 2016)
The 500,000 square-foot building in Durant, Oklahoma, will consolidate programs and services that are currently housed at about 30 different locations.
Federal judge dismisses Freedmen historical accounting lawsuit (February 3, 2016)
Leatrice Tanner-Brown, whose grandfather was a Freedman of the Cherokee Nation, failed to demonstrate standing in her case against the Interior Department.
Bernie Sanders won Democratic precinct on Meskwaki Reservation (February 3, 2016)
The state of Iowa as a whole narrowly went for Hillary Clinton but members of the Meskwaki Tribe overwhelmingly favored Bernie Sanders.
Mark Trahant: Self-determination should be on the table for presidential campaign (February 3, 2016)
My ideal? Presidential campaigns would focus on policy, not the politicians, and the first votes would be cast in states like Arizona, New Mexico, or even Montana, where issues that impact First Americans would get a full airing by all the campaigns.
4th Circuit won't recognize tribal authority in online lending case (February 3, 2016)
An arbitration agreement that subjected consumers to the laws of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe cannot be enforced, the court determined.
Native man from Canada faces charges for killing eagle in Nevada (February 3, 2016)
Authorities said Dana Morley McIvor had a recently killed eagle, a recently killed hawk, hawk parts and 124 eagle and hawk feathers in his vehicle.
Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case (February 3, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a tribe has six years from the time a claim for self-determination contract support costs first arises to present the claim to a governmental agency allegedly owing it reimbursement for those costs.
Indian Health Service makes changes ahead of big Senate hearing (February 3, 2016)
The Great Plains Area is getting a new acting director following years of complaints by tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota.
James Giago Davies: Only one candidate can help Indian Country (February 3, 2016)
Events happened in the 19th Century, beyond the war Lakota fought against the U.S. military, beyond even being rounded up and penned on desolate reservations, events that deeply resonate in our Lakota circumstance today.
Laura Waterman Wittstock: Horrors at facility for 'insane' Indians (February 3, 2016)
The perverse history of governmental-Lakota/Dakota relations took a more sinister turn when the Hiawatha Insane Asylum was built 10 years after Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890.
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