Report: Choctaw Nation sees extremely high rate of teen births (March 24, 2014)

The teen birth rate has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, with the exception of the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma.

Interior Secretary Jewell testifies at Capitol Hill budget hearings (March 24, 2014)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is making the rounds on Capitol Hill to discuss the fiscal year 2015 budget request for the Interior Department.

Sentencing Commission to consider Indian Country disparities (March 24, 2014)

The U.S. Sentencing Commission will conduct a national study on sentencing disparities in Indian Country.

United Keetoowah Band Assistant Chief Charles Locust walks on (March 24, 2014)

Charles Locust, the assistant chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, died on Saturday. He was 57.

NPR: Alaska Natives still feeling effects of Exxon Valdez oil spill (March 24, 2014)

Alaska Natives are still feeling the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years later.

Julianne Jennings: A closer bond between mother and daughter (March 24, 2014)

Julianne Jennings shares her struggles her teen daughter is facing.

Simon Moya-Smith: Company put models in faux Native clothing (March 24, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith reports on another example of cultural appropriation, this time involving women in faux Native clothing standing around a tipi.

House subcommittee to hold hearing on land buy-back program (March 24, 2014)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold an oversight hearing next week to discuss the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Marc Simmons: Taos Pueblo fought for decades for sacred lake (March 24, 2014)

Marc Simmons chronicles the return of the sacred Blue Lake in New Mexico to Taos Pueblo.

Opinion: Tribes help document historic wickiup sites in Colorado (March 24, 2014)

The Colorado Wickiup Project worked with the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to document wickiup sites across the state.

WBUR: Baseball team taps into tradition to boost Navajo youth (March 24, 2014)

WBUR travels to the Navajo Nation to learn more about Naat’aanii, a baseball team that promotes leadership in youth.

Steven Kelly: Chairman Tex Hall plays conflicting roles for tribe (March 24, 2014)

Business owner on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota wonders why Tex Hall can serve as chairman of the tribe while running a company that does business with the tribe.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills (March 24, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.

Notah Begay: Support bigger tax on junk foods on Navajo Nation (March 24, 2014)

Golfer Notah Begay supports a bill to increase the tax on junk foods on the Navajo Nation.

Wendell George: Native Americans show respect for gravesites (March 24, 2014)

Wendell George, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington, explains why Native people remain connected to ancestral sites.

Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people still live under domination (March 24, 2014)

Steven Newcomb disputes the significance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Native Sun News: Tribes question proposal to expand air training (March 24, 2014)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is giving the public until April 3 to submit letters of comment on the military’s proposal to expand its Powder River Basin airspace training area over four Great Plains Indian reservations and adjacent ancestral lands.

Petra Wilson: Oglala Sioux Tribe should resolve Black Hills claim (March 24, 2014)

There is a lot of online misinformation about the Black Hills Claim. I felt it necessary to respond with more accurate information.

Tim Giago: The man who called for 'extermination' of the Lakota (March 24, 2014)

In 1891, just six days after the merciless slaughter of nearly 300 Lakota men, women and children at Wounded Knee, Frank Baum called for the extermination of the Lakota people.