Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe up and running despite shutdown (October 9, 2013)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington isn't letting the shutdown of the federal government slow down business.

Alaska Natives exempt from insurance requirements in ACA (October 9, 2013)

The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to carry health insurance but most Alaska Natives are exempt.

Montana tribe won't put employees on furlough for shutdown (October 9, 2013)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana says it won't be putting any employees on furlough due to the shutdown of the federal government.

KNBA: Alaska tribes worry about continued federal shutdown (October 9, 2013)

KNBA reports on the effect of the federal government's shutdown on tribal governments in Alaska.

Factions of Caddo Nation ask BIA for help in leadership fight (October 9, 2013)

Rival leaders of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma have asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs for help but the agency reportedly said it won't be getting involved.

Judge dismisses Hopi Tribe suit over arsenic in water supply (October 9, 2013)

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Hopi Tribe of Arizona over water quality on the reservation.

City seeks meeting with Delaware Tribe over plans in Kansas (October 9, 2013)

Officials in Lawrence, Kansas, voted to request a meeting with the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma.

San Pasqual Band working on plans for new shopping center (October 9, 2013)

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians in California is planning to open a shopping center.

Letter: Shutdown puts light on dire conditions on reservation (October 9, 2013)

Writer calls attention to poverty, unemployment and other dire conditions in Indian Country.

Opinion: Chumash land-into-trust plan raises fairness issues (October 9, 2013)

Writer says opposition to the land-into-trust application submitted by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California is based on concerns about fairness and taxation.

Jane Daugherty: Tribes lose out in battle over Internet lending (October 9, 2013)

On a recent research trip to the online lending companies run by the Otoe-Missouria tribe, it became clear that a large part of the story of this legal battle against tribal lending has been ignored by the mainstream news media.

Arizona plans separate voting systems despite tribal victory (October 9, 2013)

Officials in Arizona are planning to set up separate voting systems for state and federal elections after losing to tribal interests in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, a voting rights case.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs solution beyond shutdown (October 9, 2013)

I’ll say it again: Ending the government shutdown is not a solution for Indian Country.

Column: Changes afoot for Washington football team mascot (October 9, 2013)

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd takes a look at the controversy surrounding the Washington professional football team's mascot.

Opinion: Human rights at stake with Nooksack disenrollments (October 9, 2013)

Writer looks at the disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington from a human rights angle.

Native Sun News: Stacey Ecoffey makes career of helping out (October 9, 2013)

Growing up Stacey Ecoffey was always donating her time to others.

AP can't locate opponents of racist mascots in Indian Country (October 9, 2013)

The Associated Press says it's difficult to tell how many American Indians and Alaska Natives oppose the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

NFL commissioner again calls for Washington team to 'listen' (October 9, 2013)

The highest-ranking NFL is once again urging the Washington professional football team to "listen" to people who object to the use of a racist mascot.

Opinion: NFL players can show leadership on racist mascots (October 9, 2013)

Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor calls on NFL players to lead the campaign to eliminate racist mascots in professional sports.

Column: It's time to retire racist Washington football mascot (October 9, 2013)

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker joins a growing crowd of voices at the paper in opposing the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.