Grand Ronde Tribes to disenroll 79 descendants of treaty signer (December 9, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon are planning to remove 79 people from the rolls.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to hold reburial ceremony for ancestors (December 9, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan will hold a reburial ceremony on Friday.

9th Circuit rules against jurisdiction of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (December 9, 2013)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho can't exercise jurisdiction over a non-Indian who owns land in fee simple, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Turtle Talk: Baby Veronica wins poll for Indian law case of 2013 (December 9, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl won the Turtle Talk poll for Indian law case of the year.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on land buyback (December 9, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets OST nomination hearing (December 9, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a nomination hearing for Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Sonic apologizes for racist sign about Washington football team (December 9, 2013)

The Sonic Drive-In company apologized for a signboard that contained a racist message about the Washington professional football team.

Hopi Tribe loses bid to stop auction of sacred property in France (December 9, 2013)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona lost a bid to stop the auction of sacred property in France.

Tracey Avila, Robinson Rancheria chairwoman, passes at age 52 (December 9, 2013)

Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California who was awaiting trial on theft charges, died on December 4.

Alexander Ewen: Nelson Mandela's passing leaves void in world (December 9, 2013)

Alexander Ewen pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa who died on December 5 at the age of 95.

Cedric Sunray: Jim Crowfeather alive and well in Indian Country (December 9, 2013)

Cedric Sunray discusses how anti-Black racism in Indian Country has affected tribes seeking federal recognition.

Ruth Hopkins: Leonard Peltier should be set free after 36 years (December 9, 2013)

Ruth Hopkins calls on President Barack Obama to set American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier free.

Tim Giago: Chuckling at a funeral would have been a disaster (December 9, 2013)

The mass had been said and now it was time for Tommy Brewer and me, attired in the vestments of altar boys, to lead the funeral procession out of the front door of the Holy Rosary Indian Mission church on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Native Sun News: School of Mines Native students take awards (December 9, 2013)

Two Native American South Dakota Schools of Mines & Technology students were standouts at the recent 2013 American Indian Science and Engineering Society national conference.