Colville Tribes hail opening for $50M Columbia River hatchery (July 2, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington opened the $50 million Chief Joseph Hatchery last month.

Kickapoo Tribe dedicates running park in honor of Billy Mills (July 2, 2013)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas welcomed Olympian Billy Mills to the reservation on Monday to dedicate a cross country park in his honor.

Haliwa-Saponi Tribe denied property tax exemption for school (July 2, 2013)

The Halifax-Saponi Tribe of South Carolina was denied a property tax exemption due to its lack of federal recognition.

Oregon governor set to veto bill with Indian mascot exception (July 2, 2013)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) is expected to veto a bill that allows public schools to keep their Indian mascots as long as a tribe supports it.

Kiowa Tribe fights to protect sacred site from development (July 2, 2013)

The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is opposing plans to turn a sacred mountain into a gravel mine.

Montana creates program to help tribes with language efforts (July 2, 2013)

Tribes will be able to tap into $2 million in funding as part of the new Montana Indian Language Preservation pilot program.

Losing candidate takes Cherokee Freedmen dispute to court (July 2, 2013)

A Cherokee Nation Tribal Council candidate who lost his race filed a challenge in tribal court over the rights of the Freedmen.

Osage Nation sends fire fighter to Arizona following tragedy (July 2, 2013)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is sending one of its firefighters to Arizona after tragedy struck a crew there.

NPR: Johnny Depp looking to 'right the wrongs' in Tonto role (July 2, 2013)

Actor Johnny Depp explains why he played Tonto in the film version of The Lone Ranger.

Spirit Lake Nation chooses Russ McDonald as new chairman (July 2, 2013)

Voters of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota elected Leander "Russ" McDonald as chairman after removing Roger Yankton from the post.

Jeromy Sullivan: Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe to host canoes (July 2, 2013)

Jeromy Sullivan, the chairman of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington, welcomes the annual Canoe Journey.

Aura Bogado: Supreme Court brings up blood in ICWA ruling (July 2, 2013)

Aura Bogado discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.

Seneca Nation business wins appeal for PACT Act injunction (July 2, 2013)

A Seneca Nation business owner won't have to comply with tax provisions of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in his favor.

Michigan court won't apply ICWA to non-recognized Indians (July 2, 2013)

The Indian Child Welfare Act does not apply to non-federally recognized Indians, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled last month.

Authorities bust 22 in drug ring on North Dakota reservation (July 2, 2013)

Federal authorities announced charges against 22 people for distributing drugs on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Mary Pember: Johnny Depp taps into his inner Tonto in video (July 2, 2013)

Mary Annette Pember says Johnny Depp seems to be taking his Tonto role in The Lone Ranger a little too far.

Winona LaDuke: The militarization of fossil fuels development (July 2, 2013)

Winona LaDuke discusses militarization of fossil fuels development.

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River youth launch garden project (July 2, 2013)

The Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte is launching their garden-centric youth programming for children and teens.