Meeting held for Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust application (September 26, 2013)

Residents of Santa Barbara County, California, attended an information meeting to discuss a land-into-trust application submitted by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Lac du Flambeau Band reports more arrests in war on drugs (September 26, 2013)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin announced arrests in its ongoing war on drug trafficking.

Cherokee Nation and father face fines in South Carolina court (September 26, 2013)

The Cherokee Nation and Dusten Brown, a tribal citizen who lost custody of his daughter this week, could be fined in the South Carolina court system.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe isn't taking away your land (September 26, 2013)

Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, responds to concerns about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Oglala Sioux leader to meet with owner of Wounded Knee site (September 26, 2013)

Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, will meet tomorrow with the owner of the Wounded Knee massacre site.

House takes up bill to authorize copper mine near sacred site (September 26, 2013)

The House will be voting today on H.R.687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.

Niki Cleary: A Tulalip perspective on dispute over fishing dock (September 26, 2013)

Niki Cleary, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, addresses controversy over the closing of a fishing dock to the public.

BIA to reconsider recognition for Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (September 26, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will reconsider its decision to deny federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe.

Opinion: Alaska tribal court doesn't protect due process right (September 26, 2013)

Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty defends the state's involvement in a case that questions the authority of the Minto Tribe's court system.

Blog: Sherman Alexie on banned books and CIA surveillance (September 26, 2013)

Author Sherman Alexie participated in a Google Hangout with PEN and discussed government surveillance on the Internet.

College Board reports slight decline in Native student scores (September 26, 2013)

The scores of American Indian and Alaska Native students who take the SAT have fallen slightly since 2011, the College Board reported.

Eastern Cherokee elders give notice to reservation bear park (September 26, 2013)

Two elders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are planning to sue the operators of a bear park on the tribe's reservation in North Carolina.

Nez Perce Tribe stands up for treaty rights in megaload case (September 26, 2013)

Members and leaders of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho are defending their treaty rights in a lawsuit against megaload shipments.

Piscataway Conoy Tribe honors victim of Navy Yard shooting (September 26, 2013)

Kenneth Bernard Proctor Sr., a member of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland who was killed in the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., was laid to rest on Wednesday.

Senate cuts off debate on spending bill after 21-hour speech (September 26, 2013)

The Senate voted 100-0 on Wednesday to end debate on a spending bill after a 21-hour and 19-minute speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Native Sun News: Tribal members rally against uranium mine (September 26, 2013)

Tribal members joined other Black Hills area residents who rallied and testified in a week of state hearings about a permit request for South Dakota’s first in-situ uranium mining and yellow-cake processing plant.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe flip flops on impeachment (September 26, 2013)

After a day of contentious testimony and passionate speeches the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council defeated a motion to impeach Garfield Steele.