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September 18, 2003
Calif. tribe considers ousting family (09/18)
Mohawk Tribe protesting state's taxation plan (09/18)
Utah task force criticizes Indian education (09/18)
Norton says DOI computer systems not secure (09/18)
Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition (09/18)
Retaliation alleged in firing of trust fund manager (09/18)
Gover: 'I was a very functional alcoholic' (09/18)
Tulalip Tribes, city pledge cooperation (09/18)
Non-Indians question tribal development rules (09/18)
YMCA Indian Guides program gets total makeover (09/18)
First Nations want B.C. to live up to promises (09/18)
Inquiry into Native teen's death shown photos (09/18)
S.D. council approves study on Indian juveniles (09/18)
Village boy, 4, mauled to death by family dog (09/18)
Alaska court hears suit on village law enforcement (09/18)
N.D. tribe working to preserve Hidatsa language (09/18)
Seminole Tribe under heightened scrutiny (09/18)
Calif. tribes have spent $5M on recall race (09/18)
Texan convicted for scamming money from tribes (09/18)
Tribal members working on Lewis and Clark pouches (09/18)
Man says Seminole Tribe to blame for panther deaths (09/18)
Senate panel holds hearing on Lumbee recognition (09/18)
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Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters
Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters
Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.

Native Sun News Today: Four Directions Walk draws big crowd in fight against meth
Native Sun News Today: Four Directions Walk draws big crowd in fight against meth
With Native youth helping to lead the way, nearly three hundred people gathered to take a stand against meth in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime
ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime
Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a basketball legend on the Quinault Nation reservation, was 20 when he was mowed down by a white man in a pickup truck.

Colorado River Indian Tribes prepare for yet another recall election
Colorado River Indian Tribes prepare for yet another recall election
It's only been two years since the last recall effort so it looks like the Colorado River Indian Tribes were due for another.

Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts
Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts
Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town
Two years after proposing an off-reservation casino, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe appears no closer to its goal.

Tribes with casinos just a couple of miles apart step up their food game
The Kalispel Tribe and the Spokane Tribe are competing for gamblers' dollars and their taste buds too.

Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino
A $960 million commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts is coming together quickly while two tribes sit in limbo.

Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic era
Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era
Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.

House panel in charge of Indian legislation goes through some changes again
House panel in charge of Indian legislation goes through some changes again
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs has a new Democratic leader and a new Democratic member.

Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigous arts and science group
Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigous arts and science group
Lakota journalist and newspaper publisher Tim Giago is joining the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Kayla DeVault: I am entitled to my Indigenous and European ancestries
Kayla DeVault: I am entitled to my Indigenous and European ancestries
Learning about my roots has helped me understand intergenerational trauma and cultural resilience related to my genetics.

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.

Hundreds of students gear up for another Native Youth Olympics
Hundreds of students gear up for another Native Youth Olympics
The Cook Inlet Tribal Council is bringing together youth, elders and more for an annual showcase of traditions.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving
The chief of staff for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and his sons were involved in a serious accident in southern California.

Pamunkey Tribe partners with billionaire developer in push for casino
The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is working with a billionaire developer as it seeks to open the first casino in Virginia, an endeavor characterized by numerous hurdles.

Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements
Will the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally get some answers from the Trump administration?

Semiahmoo First Nation asserts right to be consulted about casino
The Semiahmoo First Nation is objecting to a casino on its aboriginal territory in British Columbia.

Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.

Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate as union concerns trump sovereignty.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
A Montana State University student is one step closer to his goal of developing renewable energy projects for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing support in the nation's capital for a bill to protect its homelands but the situation looks a little different back home.

Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC
Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC
The Gila River Indian Community spends big in the nation's capital, with a team of lobbyists working on health care, education and other key issues.

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is drafting legislation to guarantee a job to every willing American.

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino
It's been more than five years since the Ho-Chunk Nation has since action on its off-reservation casino. What gives?

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'

Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
A bill that repeals a remnant of a more paternalistic era in federal Indian policy is getting its first airing on Capitol Hill.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.

Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
A skate park is coming to the Rocky Boy's Reservation thanks to action from Chippewa Cree youth and some high-profile support.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
What is normal and what is not in the Donald Trump era? Morality has been thrown out of the window.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Tribes welcome probe of Trump administration's handling of key agreements
The Trump administration is facing another internal investigation, this one over the handling of gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino
The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Pamunkey Tribe connected to acquisition of land by gaming company
The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving full steam ahead with plans for a gaming facility in Virginia.