Mike Rounds: Eliminate 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws (April 29, 2016)

It is hard to believe that in 2016, our Native American neighbors and friends are still legally subject to a number of hateful and paternalistic federal laws.

Chumash Tribe elects Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in 17 years (April 29, 2016)

Kenneth Kahn previously served as vice chairman and will now be leading the California tribe.

Gathering scheduled in June at site of former BIA insane asylum (April 29, 2016)

Some 121 tribal members are buried at the site of the Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum in South Dakota.

Mescalero Apache woman to compete for Miss United States (April 29, 2016)

Vanessa Hernandez, who works at her tribe's Inn of the Mountain Gods, was crowned Miss New Mexico.

John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate (April 29, 2016)

The actor refused to accept that tribes have been treated unfairly in a 1971 interview that was quoted during debate on a bill that would have designated John Wayne Day in California.

Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (April 29, 2016)

The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.

Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (April 29, 2016)

A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (April 29, 2016)

The bill does not affect federal or state policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Ancestors are gone but language lives on (April 29, 2016)

When will we realize that our language, culture, history, spirituality, and our identity or cultural distinctiveness can lift our youth out this quagmire?

Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (April 29, 2016)

Oglala Lakota College student Tada Vargas (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) was crowned Miss AIHEC for her dedication to education and culture.

Harlan McKosato: White privilege drives Donald Trump's fanbase (April 29, 2016)

The unspoken mantra among many white people is they long for the days when they, and only they, ruled the roost.