South Dakota State University approves Indian studies major (June 6, 2013)

South Dakota State University will now offer a bachelor's degree program in Indian studies. Up to 30 students are expected to enroll this fall, Richie Meyers, SDSU’s American Indian studies program coordinator, told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader. The school...

Landowner refuses to reopen road to Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk (June 6, 2013)

A non-Indian rancher has refused to reopen a road that provides access to the Hualapai Reservation in Arizona. As part of a settlement that involved the federal government, Nigel Turner, the owner of Grand Canyon Ranch, agreed to provide access...

Blood Tribe police arrest school bus driver for impaired driving (June 6, 2013)

Police from the Blood Tribe of Alberta arrested and charged a school bus driver with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. Larry Cross Child was carrying 12 children in his bus when he was pulled over on...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band's highest court hears election case (June 6, 2013)

The highest court of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians heard an election dispute on Wednesday. The tribe barred four candidates from running for office after they allegedly held their own primary and distributed campaign materials without prior...

Trial postponed for Spirit Lake Nation social services director (June 6, 2013)

A trial has been delayed for Mark Little Owl, who was hired by the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota to serve as the tribe's director of social services. Little Owl is facing misdemeanor charges of assault, theft and contributing...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe stresses importance of tradition (June 6, 2013)

Nakia Zavalla on the importance of tribal culture to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians:

Blog: A Tribe Called Red bringing Native music to mainstream (June 6, 2013)

A Tribe Called Red continues to grow in popularity: t’s unlikely that the average U.S. citizen could name a single North American indigenous film or actor, musician or album, book or author (excluding, maybe, Sherman Alexie). But the Canadian-bred hip-hop...

MinnPost: Tribal payday loans come with different set of risks (June 6, 2013)

MinnPost on the rise of the tribal payday loan industry: Catch a sports broadcast in Minnesota, and you’re likely to see fast-cash commercials with a legal twist: You can get hundreds – even, thousands – of dollars in your checking...

Salish Kootenai College picks Robert DePoe as new president (June 6, 2013)

Salish Kootenai College in Montana has named Robert DePoe III as its new president. DePoe is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. He most recently worked at the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a self-determination specialist. He...

NPR: Museum director discusses Navajo version of 'Star Wars' (June 6, 2013)

Manuelito Wheeler, the director of the Navajo Nation Museum, on the Navajo version of Star Wars.

Southern Ute Tribe to expand oil shale drilling on reservation (June 6, 2013)

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will open 12,000 acres of its reservation to oil shale development.

DOI extends comment period on rule for hydraulic fracturing (June 6, 2013)

The Obama administration is extending the comment period on a regulation affecting fracking on public and Indian lands.

Article: Tribal governments affected by health care reform law (June 6, 2013)

Attorneys discuss a provision of the Affordable Care Act that affects tribal businesses and their employees: Over three years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which established a comprehensive federal...

Interview: Implementing UN declaration on indigenous rights (June 6, 2013)

Interview with James Anaya, the United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous rights, on implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,

Rep. Raul Grijalva: Indian Country planning for climate change (June 6, 2013)

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Jose Aguto on environmental efforts in Indian Country:

Mary Pember: New Age movement threatens sacred mound (June 6, 2013)

Mary Annette Pember on New Age fascination with Serpent Mound.

Horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico blasts USDA for delay (June 6, 2013)

A horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico says the Department of Agriculture is intentionally delaying a permit.

Interior Secretary Jewell to testify before Senate committee (June 6, 2013)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Native Sun News: Closing of Pine Ridge store stirs controversy (June 6, 2013)

When the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted unanimously to end the lease of the Sioux Nation shopping center in Pine Ridge some people cheered and some people were angered.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux fighter wins in tough matchup (June 6, 2013)

Pine Ridge’s David “Bull Dawg” Michaud managed to feed off the energy of the partisan crowd inside the Rapid City Civic Center’s ice arena to earn his fifth professional victory inside the cage.