Sen. Tester slated to lead Senate Indian Affairs Committee (January 29, 2014)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is slated to chair the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for the remainder of the 113th Congress.

Diane Humetewa, Hopi, wins praise at confirmation hearing (January 29, 2014)

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on Tuesday for Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.

Man tied to Tex Hall murder-for-hire scheme remains jailed (January 29, 2014)

A man who has been linked to a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted Tex Hall, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, will remain in federal custody pending his trial on weapons charges.

WyoFile: War rages over Wind River Reservation boundary (January 29, 2014)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are facing opposition from the state of Wyoming after Environmental Protection Agency recognized the tribes' authority.

Column: How BIA fought high crime rates on reservations (January 29, 2014)

Crime dropped 27 percent on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after the Bureau of Indian Affairs devoted more resources to the problem.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe set to ban TransCanada (January 29, 2014)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Health and Human Services committee has passed a resolution reasserting the tribe’s opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline by passing a resolution barring TransCanada official Phil Fontaine from entering its territory.

Mescalero Apache Tribe to consider salaries for leadership (January 29, 2014)

A proposal to adjust the salaries of the two top leaders of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is stirring controversy.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (January 29, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon on S.919, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act.

Blog: George Washington sought Senate's advice on treaty (January 29, 2014)

A Washington Post article from 1813 notes that George Washington asked for the advice of the Senate about a treaty, this one with the Cherokee Nation in 1789.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Pete Seeger, Friend of the Iroquois (January 29, 2014)

The world knew Pete Seeger, who died on January 27, as a human rights activist, a defender of the earth, an advocate for universal peace and one of the most prolific and creative musicians in American history.

Robert Warrior: Indian academics support boycott of Israel (January 29, 2014)

Professor Robert Warrior explains why he supports the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association's boycott against Israel.