Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedule for month of June (June 5, 2014)

A business meeting, an oversight hearing on education, a legislative hearing and an oversight hearing on economic development are on tap.

Sen. Tester calls for speedy distribution of Cobell settlement (June 5, 2014)

More than 490,000 Indian beneficiaries are owed money from the second portion of the settlement.

Editorial: Fort protects important part of Seminole resistance (June 5, 2014)

Fort King was an important site in the Seminole Wars.

Spirit Lake Nation man free after 28 years in prison for murder (June 5, 2014)

Richard LaFuente will seek to overturn his conviction with the help of the Minnesota Innocence Project.

Navajo Nation formally accepts $554M trust fund settlement (June 5, 2014)

President Ben Shelly calls for development of investment plan for the money.

Zia Pueblo upset by band's unauthorized use of sacred symbol (June 5, 2014)

A welcome sign at Zia Pueblo in New Mexico. Photo from Zia Trading A new musical group is using a sacred symbol of Zia Pueblo without the New Mexico tribe's permission. Bad Suns features the Zia symbol on its forthcoming...

Study shows high rate of suicide among Guarani Tribe in Brazil (June 5, 2014)

The majority of people who take their lives were between the ages of 15 and 30.

Ambassador Harper heads to United Nations for next session (June 5, 2014)

Indian Country's newest ambassador is hitting the ground running.

County rejects law enforcement contract with Chumash Tribe (June 5, 2014)

Officials claim agreement was too vague and failed to include a waiver of sovereign immunity.

Members of Paskenta Band air dispute at city council meeting (June 5, 2014)

Rival faction has hired a police chief, who also sits on the city council in Red Bluff.

Judge tells Alaska to offer voting material in Native languages (June 5, 2014)

Ballots, pamphlets and other materials are to be translated into Yup'ik, Cup'ik and Gwich'in.

Narragansett Tribe eyes trust status for former Navy property (June 5, 2014)

Properties are located on Aquidneck Islands, in ancestral territory.

Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes on at 93 (June 5, 2014)

Soldier who used the Navajo language to develop unbreakable codes received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2001.

Column: Judge tries to make court friendly for Alaska Natives (June 5, 2014)

Elise Patkotak reflects on justice for Alaska Natives in a rural courtroom.

Alaska Natives sue Interior Department to build road in refuge (June 5, 2014)

Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the road due to environmental concerns.

President Obama to visit Standing Rock Sioux Tribe next week (June 5, 2014)

The visit will be Obama's first to Indian Country as president.

Gyasi Ross: Being a racist isn't a crime under America's 'rules' (June 5, 2014)

Gyasi Ross outlines the Rules for Race and Racism In 2014.

Native Sun News: Churches played role in sale of Indian school (June 5, 2014)

The Rapid City churches played an integral role in the passage of the 1948 legislation authorizing the federal government to 'gift' the Indian school lands.