Opinion: Far-away lawmaker introduces bill for Chumash Tribe (October 31, 2013)

Reader wonders why Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) introduced a bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Nancy Ayala: Handling the daily business of Chukchansi Tribe (October 31, 2013)

Nancy Ayala, a disputed leader of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California, explains her faction's side of the struggle.

Bill creates national commission to study Native youth issues (October 31, 2013)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bill to create a commission that will study issues affecting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth.

IRS requests contempt order for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe (October 31, 2013)

The Internal Revenue Service is asking a federal judge to hold the leader of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida in contempt.

Judge for Saginaw Chippewa Tribe delays enrollment decision (October 31, 2013)

A judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan delayed a decision in a disenrollment dispute that could affect hundreds of people.

Ray Halbritter: Racist football mascot slanders Native people (October 31, 2013)

Ray Halbritter, the federally-recognized representative of the Oneida Nation of New York, addresses the racist mascot of the Washington professional football team.

Gyasi Ross: Don't fall for false binary in Indian mascot debate (October 31, 2013)

Gyasi Ross continues the discussion on the use of Indian as mascots.

Volunteer charged with sexual assault of Turtle Mountain teen (October 31, 2013)

A church volunteer and former teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl he met on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation in North Dakota.

Obama administration favors Lumbee, Little Shell recognition (October 31, 2013)

The Obama administration supports federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and won't oppose a recognition bill for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Wednesday.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes three land measures (October 31, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved three land measures at a business meeting on Wednesday.

NCAI brings on David Mullon, Cherokee citizen, as top counsel (October 31, 2013)

The National Congress of American Indians has hired David Mullon, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, as its chief counsel.

Phil Baird: Proud memories of NIEA's history in Indian Country (October 31, 2013)

This week, the 44th annual National Indian Education Association Convention will be held at Rapid City.

Native Sun News: NIEA holds annual meeting in South Dakota (October 31, 2013)

Today, Oct. 30, the National Indian Education Association Convention and Trade show will kick off in Rapid City and will run through Sunday, Nov. 2.

Energy companies not waiting on Keystone XL to ship product (October 31, 2013)

Oil companies aren't waiting on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline to ship their product out of the tar sands of Alberta, Canada.

Mormon church sees increase in membership on Navajo Nation (October 31, 2013)

Members of the Navajo Nation are fueling a growth in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Oneida Nation disappointed by NFL's defense of racist mascot (October 31, 2013)

NFL officials continued to defend the racist Washington mascot in a meeting with the Oneida Nation of New York, tribal leaders said on Wednesday.

Alex Jacobs: 'Savage' Indians buried deep in American psyche (October 31, 2013)

Alex Jacobs discusses the traditions behind the use of Indians as mascots.

Opinion: Indian Country can't forget our African American allies (October 31, 2013)

Amy Moore and Mike Taylor discuss attitudes of African Americans towards American Indians.