Connecticut governor opposes BIA federal recognition reforms (February 27, 2014)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) is asking President Barack Obama to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from making changes to the federal recognition process

Former treasurer of Mashantucket Tribe spared prison for theft (February 27, 2014)

Steven Thomas, a former treasurer of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, was sentenced to three months of home confinement on theft charges.

Senate confirms Michael Connor to top Interior Department job (February 27, 2014)

The Senate voted 97-0 to confirm Michael Connor, a descendant of Taos Pueblo, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.

Senate committee advances Diane Humetewa as federal judge (February 27, 2014)

The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning approved the nomination of Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.

Oregon governor expected to sign bill to allow Indian mascots (February 27, 2014)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) is expected to sign a bill that allows public schools to keep their Indian mascots with tribal approval.

Wind farm opposed by Wampanoag tribes secures more funds (February 27, 2014)

The developer of a wind farm opposed by two Massachusetts tribes secured $600 million in funding, putting the project closer to its $2.5 billion goal.

Review: Zahn McClarnon shines in an otherwise drab 'Red Road' (February 27, 2014)

The New York Times sees some good work by Zahn McClarnon, who plays a tribal member in The Red Road, a new Sundance show that's based on the Ramapough Lunaape Nation of New Jersey.

Probe clears State Department in Keystone XL Pipeline review (February 27, 2014)

For the second time in two years, the State Department has been cleared of conflict of interest for its handling of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Arizona governor vetoes controversial discrimination measure (February 27, 2014)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse service to certain customers based on religious reasons.

Editorial: Justice denied on reservations across United States (February 27, 2014)

Wyoming newspaper supports reform efforts laid out by the Indian Law and Order Commission.

Michelle Roberts: Open letter on Nooksack Tribe disenrollment (February 27, 2014)

Michelle Roberts calls on the Obama administration to intervene in a disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Jim Gray: Keith Harper ready to serve in UN human rights post (February 27, 2014)

Jim Gray, a former chief of the Osage Nation, supports the nomination of Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, to serve as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Native Sun News: A call for more HIV testing in Indian Country (February 27, 2014)

In recognition of the 8th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, organizers are calling for increased testing for the disease in Indian communities across the country.