South Dakota received $17.5M in low income heating assistance (March 5, 2014)

The state of South Dakota received $17.5 million in low income heating funds, KELO-TV reports.

Nisqually Tribe signs agreement with city for development plans (March 5, 2014)

The Nisqually Tribe and the city of Lacey, Washington, signed an agreement to cooperate on development plans.

Report examines access to justice for Native women in Canada (March 5, 2014)

The Canadian Human Rights Commission released its annual report on Tuesday and called for a national inquiry into violence against Native women.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to mark 100 years of freedom in Oklahoma (March 5, 2014)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe will celebrate 100 years of freedom in Oklahoma this weekend.

Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe (March 5, 2014)

A member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana took a bison heart to the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest the hunting practices of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.

House panel schedules hearing on Alaska Native subsistence bill (March 5, 2014)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week on the proposed Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014.

Mary Pember: Non-Indians want to stay on Bad River Band land (March 5, 2014)

Mary Annette Pember reports on pending discussions between the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians and non-Indians who have leased a significant tribal site for nearly 50 years.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on transportation (March 5, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing next week on transportation.

HUD raises Section 184 Indian home loan guarantee fee to 1.5% (March 5, 2014)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised the fee for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.

Washburn signs reservation proclamation for Muckleshoot Tribe (March 5, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a reservation proclamation for the Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington.

Column: Women took prominent roles in Haudenosaunee society (March 5, 2014)

Columnist discusses the role of women in Haudenosaunee society.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge wrestler takes state championship (March 5, 2014)

Pine Ridge High School’s 6’7” 275lb heavyweight is now the 2014 South Dakota Class A State Champion after coming from behind in dramatic fashion to win the title in sudden death overtime.

NPR: Wyoming fights EPA decision affecting reservation borders (March 5, 2014)

NPR reports on a dispute involving the Wyoming, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Seattle Weekly: Urban Indians struggle to be seen in the big city (March 5, 2014)

Seattle Weekly runs a cover story on the challenges facing urban Indians, including youth, in the city.

Museum director who returned belts to Onondaga Nation passes (March 5, 2014)

Martin E. Sullivan, the former director of the New York State Museum who orchestrated the return of sacred wampum belts to the Onondaga Nation, died last week

Judge adopts Oneida Nation settlement with state and counties (March 5, 2014)

A federal judge approved a major settlement between the Oneida Nation, the state of New York and two counties in New York.

Steve Russell: Little progress for Native Americans getting PhDs (March 5, 2014)

Steve Russell calls for more American Indians and Alaska Natives to seek their doctorates.