The committee is taking testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.
Opinion: Supreme Court exposes Indian people to federal powers (June 27, 2016)
Federal prosecutors are now licensed to target Indians – and only Indians – who faced prosecution without assistance of counsel in tribal court proceedings.
Vi Waln: Don't be afraid to come pray with your Lakota relatives (June 27, 2016)
This is the time of the year when Lakota people are sacrificing themselves to pray for humanity, as well as Mother Earth and all the living beings of the universe.
A land-into-trust application that drew controversy long before Carcieri reached the U.S. Supreme Court is at issue.
Lakota Country Times: Teams compete for Indian horse relay title (June 27, 2016)
Since the first horse arrived on the plains Native people from across the Great Plains have competed to see who's horsemanship skills are the greatest.
Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors (June 27, 2016)
A trespassing dispute between San Felipe Pueblo and a non-profit is playing out in the courts and the New Mexico media.
Federal government documents from the boarding school era will be accessible to tribal members.
Anonymous: Fighting back against victimization in Indian Country (June 27, 2016)
I wear a scarlet letter R, which has permanently affixed itself to my body, buried by years of suppression, self-doubt, self-hate, and humiliation.
Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (June 27, 2016)
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.
Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the New York tribe's long-running lawsuit.
Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (June 27, 2016)
Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are hoping to defeat the proposed terminal in Washington.
Linda Greenhouse: Supreme Court goes silent in high-profile case (June 27, 2016)
The Supreme Court has never won medals for transparency.
According to The Washington Post-ABC News poll, 51 percent supported Democrat Hillary Clinton while only 39 supported Republican Donald Trump.
On a recent beautiful June morning, Dave and Buzzy were kind enough to share some of their vast fly-fishing knowledge with this novice and largely inexperienced fly-fisherman.
Native Sun News: Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through education (June 27, 2016)
This year 123 students made June 19 'the best day of the year' for Thomas Short Bull, President of Oglala Lakota College.
Andre Cramblit: Fond memories of growing up with Muhammad Ali (June 27, 2016)
The pugilist formerly known as Cassius Clay was always a favorite in our family.
202 630 8439 (THEZ)
Top Stories1. Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school
2. Arne Vainio: I wanted you to know you are loved and that I am bringing you home
3. House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
4. Ramapough Lunaape Nation defends right to host prayer camp in New Jersey
5. Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
MorePrevious: June 24, 2016
Next: June 28, 2016