Mark Trahant: US Constitution a product of luck and compromise (July 29, 2013)

No regular blog posts until after Labor Day. That said: A few thoughts from a Sunday morning.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules election for new president (July 29, 2013)

Voters of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana will be choosing a new

Coeur d'Alene Tribe pays tribute to 2 elders who passed away (July 29, 2013)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho paid tribute to two elders who passed away recently.

Headquarters of Colville Tribes completely destroyed by blaze (July 29, 2013)

The headquarters of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington was completely destroyed by fire early today.

Pacific Northwest tribes still planning to rebury Kennewick Man (July 29, 2013)

Five Pacific Northwest tribes will continue efforts to repatriate Kennewick Man.

Nez Perce elder Elmer Crow dies while saving grandson in river (July 29, 2013)

Elmer P. Crow, Jr., a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, died on Friday after saving his grandson from drowning.

Recall effort against Ketchikan Indian Community leaders fails (July 29, 2013)

A recall effort against seven leaders of the Ketchikan Indian Community in Alaska has failed.

Paul Brooks: Addressing housing disputes within Lumbee Tribe (July 29, 2013)

Chairman Paul Brooks of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina addresses criticism of his actions on housing:

Cedric Sunray: How to fix a broken federal recognition process (July 29, 2013)

Cedric Sunray discusses a Bureau of Indian Affairs proposal to reform the federal recognition process.

NWPR: Yakama Nation continues tradition with lamprey harvest (July 29, 2013)

Northwest Public Radio reports on a lamprey harvest by members of the Yakama Nation:

House Natural Resources Committee schedules markup on bills (July 29, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a markup this Wednesday.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules hearing on 3 bills (July 29, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a legislative hearing on Wednesday.

Indian Times: Busy week in the news for three Oklahoma tribes (July 29, 2013)

Indian Times at KGOU recaps a busy week in the news for Oklahoma tribes.

Oliver Semans: Border towns even more dangerous for Indians (July 29, 2013)

Oliver J. Semans discusses dangers facing Indian people in border towns.

Kitcki Carroll: Immigration reform must include first Americans (July 29, 2013)

Kitcki Carroll, the executive director of the United South and Eastern Tribes, discusses immigration reform.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation feels pain of sequester (July 29, 2013)

The Red Cloud-Bissonette family needs a new trailer. Frank, who is disabled, and Norma, his wife, are members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who live on the sprawling grasslands of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.