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October 16, 2003
Cowlitz Tribe prepares land-into-trust documents (10/16)
Study finds fewer Native children survive leukemia (10/16)
Outdoors: Bush pushing tribes to take over parks (10/16)
Tribes back improvements in probate reform bill (10/16)
Nisqually Tribe gives salmon to military families (10/16)
Commentary: Schwarzenegger wrong on Indian gaming (10/16)
Senate committee takes up Missouri River plan (10/16)
Navajo president promises Wal-Mart and Home Depot (10/16)
Civil rights panel holding briefings on Indian health (10/16)
Janklow defends use of grant for shooting range (10/16)
DNA test released in Minn. police brutality probe (10/16)
Minn. reservations see 16 indictments in 7 months (10/16)
United Native Nations holding conference in Wash. (10/16)
Officer took polygraph for probe into teen's death (10/16)
Maine casino opponents say jurisdiction unresolved (10/16)
R.I. town doesn't want tribe to have jurisdiction (10/16)
Minn. tribe to require diplomas for per cap payments (10/16)
Lawmakers told to finish work on energy legislation (10/16)
Senate panel approves Leavitt nomination for EPA (10/16)
Bear faction takes most votes in Meskwaki primary (10/16)
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Tara Sweeney quietly takes helm at Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Trump administration has kept the first Alaska Native in the leadership post out of view for weeks.

Winnebago tribal corporation makes another go at gaming

Ho-Chunk Inc. plans to double down on its bet that Nebraska voters support casino gambling. And maybe sports betting.

New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming

Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.

Salmon recovery threatened by rising numbers of sea lions

Reducing sea lion and seal populations in our region is a difficult, but necessary action that must be taken.

Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing

As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.

'A good start': Department of Energy finally launches tribal loans

More than 10 years after it was approved, a loan program for tribal energy projects is finally off the ground.

Navajo Nation makes history with solar powered plant

The Kayenta Solar Project is the first large-scale solar farm on the Navajo Nation and the largest tribally owned renewable power plant in the country.

Jason Asenap: Indigenous filmmakers persist against all odds

Indigenous film festivals showcase Native stories, but more support is needed to reach mainstream audiences.

Indian, Native or Indigenous. Which one would you choose?

The word 'Native' was picked by a bunch of white newspaper editors trying to find a way to describe Indians that Indians would not find offensive.

Forest County Potawatomi Community celebrates hotel milestone

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is on track to complete an $80 million casino expansion project.

Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.

Landowners on Rosebud Reservation see more Cobell buy-back offers

Citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are benefiting from a third round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Native American Agriculture Fund begins work with $266 million fund

The Keepseagle settlement has created the largest philanthropic organization in Indian Country.

'Water Is Life': Tribal activists battle another oil pipeline

An encampment of protesters is resisting the crude oil industry, whose environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.

Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory

A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Robert Alexander Innes: A symbol of Indigenous genocide comes down

Perpetrators of genocide should never be forgotten, but they should not be celebrated either.

'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino

After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.

Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Guilty plea for sexual assault at Mashantucket Pequot casino hotel

A 25-year-old man is facing eight years in prison for a sexual assault at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Appeals court hands lifeline to 'Lifeline' program in Indian Country

Controversial changes to a program that helps tribal citizens obtain telephone, cell phone and internet service are on hold thanks to court action.

'We are against this': Tribes continue to oppose Trump reorganization

The Trump administration's attempt to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to fall flat.

Lori Jump: Cultural abuse is an attack on our spirituality

For Native peoples, spirituality is often the core of who we are and our way of life. To have our spirit attacked is as personal as an attack can get.

Rosalyn LaPier: Feeling the power of tribal sacred sites

Historically, Native American tribes have struggled to explain why certain landscapes are sacred for them.

Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide

Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.

Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota

Sharice Davids lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation and her experiences there shaped her bid for U.S. Congress.

Yakama Nation business loses treaty claim in taxation case

A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is on the hook for almost $58 million in federal taxes after losing a treaty rights case.

Mohegan Tribe on track with first phase of big project in Korea

The Mohegan Tribe is meeting with officials in South Korea to update them on the Inspire project.

Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire

The Seminole Tribe is trying to convince voters in Florida to limit new non-Indian casinos.

'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear

Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.

'He's protecting us': Pine Ridge family adopts coyote

The coyote pup came to the family in a box, all curled up and quiet, so quiet.

U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school

The military is reaching out to Indian Country to help identify tribal youth who died while attending the infamous Carlisle boarding school.

Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change

Citizens of the Quapaw Tribe didn't just re-elect their longtime leader when they went to the polls, they chose a new way to refer to themselves.

Tim Giago: The church taught us that our ancestors were sinners

Making a saint of the Lakota holy man Black Elk won't change the brutal history of the Catholic Church.

Mark Charles: Our country has a long history of White supremacy

The United States of America is White supremacist, racist and sexist because of our foundations.

YES! Magazine: Schools offer sensitive care for Native students

Students in Native communities are disproportionately affected by trauma.

Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country

Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.

'I have it on my fireplace': New York governor took eagle feather

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is promising to do something about an eagle feather he said his family took without permission.

Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project

The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.

Santa Ysabel Band loses decision in online bingo betting dispute

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has hit a dead end with its short-lived online gaming business.