Public high school gives up racist mascot in response to new law (February 11, 2016)
The Tulare Union High School is one of four schools required to phase out racist mascots, symbols and imagery by January 1, 2017.
Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood (February 11, 2016)
Josiah Wilson is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and is considered an "Indian" under Canadian law but his lack of Indian blood is keeping him off the court.
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe battles opponents at every turn (February 11, 2016)
We invite intelligent criticism — and therein lies the dilemma for tribal opponents.
Michael Marchand: Arrow Lakes people still fighting for our rights (February 11, 2016)
To make a long story short, the lands were so rich that Canada wanted them and took them. Arrow Lakes people were declared extinct and their lands confiscated.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racism (February 11, 2016)
The town of Whitesboro, New York, was founded when a white man named Hugh White was given land by the Oneidas as an act of generosity.
Man pleads guilty for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation (February 11, 2016)
Wallace Rice, 23, admitted that he sold .75 grams of the drug to an undercover federal agent.
Native activists ask Obama to help with liquor sales in Whiteclay (February 11, 2016)
Four liquor establishments in the small Nebraska village sell nearly 4 million cans of beer a year, primarily to Native Americans.
South Dakota lawmakers kill bill to support return of land to tribes (February 11, 2016)
Rep. Shawn Bordeaux (D), a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, spoke in favor of a resolution that called for 'full and fair compensation' to the Sioux Nation.
Paskenta Band donates $125K to buy new vehicle for firefighters (February 11, 2016)
The Corning Fire Station 12 in Tehama County, California, serves the tribal and local community.
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation creates $1.2M endowment at ASU (February 11, 2016)
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Endowment benefits Native students at ASU's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Brandon Ecoffey: Treaties guaranteed health care for our people (February 11, 2016)
The Medicaid expansion debate in South Dakota is incredibly intriguing when looked at from the perspective of tribal nations.
Lakota Country Times: Missing Oglala Sioux woman found dead (February 11, 2016)
Tragic news spread across the Pine Ridge Reservation with the discovery of a young woman’s body. Emily Blue Bird, 24, had been missing since January 2, 2016.
Fort Independence Indian Community cheated by former partner (February 11, 2016)
Gregory J. Chmielewski admitted that he stole $7.3 million from a business he established with the California tribe.
Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business (February 11, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe admitted it acted as a front for Scott Tucker and Timothy Muir, two men charged with running an illegal $2 billion lending enterprise.
Colville Tribes issue citation for death of rare owl on reservation (February 11, 2016)
The unidentified tribal member could be forced to pay a $5,000 fine in connection with the shooting of the northern hawk-owl.
Armed occupation of wildlife refuge in Oregon ends with arrests (February 11, 2016)
Cliven Bundy is being held in the same jail as his two sons and is facing charges in connection with a standoff at his ranch in Nevada in 2014.
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law based on invented reality (February 11, 2016)
On what basis has it been assumed that our nations were automatically subject to whatever new idea that the white man came up with?
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