Suspect in police shooting claimed to be with 'Washitaw Nation' (July 18, 2016)
The group claims to be 'indigenous' and claims to own a vast swath of land in Louisiana and the Midwest.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities (July 18, 2016)
A tribal member cold face federal charges in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man on the Texas reservation.
Indian Health Service develops policy for tribes to buy coverage (July 18, 2016)
The agency is asking tribes and urban Indian organizations for comments about the use of federal funds to purchase health insurance.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional role (July 18, 2016)
The state assumed authority under Public Law 280 more than 50 years ago.
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (July 18, 2016)
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
Jay Daniels: New law takes us backward in serving Indian Country (July 18, 2016)
It is going to be a terrible thing for Indian Country if the Office of Special Trustee is dissolved.
Native mother locates grave of daughter who died after being sent to residential school (July 18, 2016)
Marieyvonne Alaka was only four years old when she was sent to a residential school. She died four years later.
Republican platforms often include statements on federal Indian policy and much of the party’s focus right now is on energy.
North Dakota removes image of Lakota man from highway signs (July 18, 2016)
Marcellus Red Tomahawk was a federal police officer who shot and killed Sitting Bull.
Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 (July 18, 2016)
The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.
Lloyd Omdahl: Indian Country needs a strong economic system (July 18, 2016)
If we keep doing what we have been doing, nothing will change.
Delphine Red Shirt: Outside entities assert control of our names (July 18, 2016)
Let’s register these names now and stop the pandering by outside entities taking liberties with even our most sacred tribal names.
Every time we go before a settler court we are dealing with an entity quite incapable of seeing us as national entities possessing the same rights as any country in the world.
My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times.
Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer (July 18, 2016)
Maybe the salty tears falling from cheeks to a phone screen as I type will penetrate these words and somehow equate to the sadness and devastation of my heart.
Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people (July 18, 2016)
I had only seen white people on TV and in movies, so I was familiar with their ways.
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