Four sentenced for stealing HHS funds from Oglala Sioux Tribe (July 25, 2014)

The four stole about $109,000 from a program meant to help needy people with energy bills.

Shinnecock Nation asserts control over tobacco amid pressure (July 25, 2014)

The state has the highest tax in the nation and has been seizing shipments to tribal shops.

Blog: Tanka Fund aims to grow Indian Country's bison economy (July 25, 2014)

The GOAT Blog on High Country News explores the Tanka Fund, an effort to restore bison to Indian communities.

ASU News: First graduates of Indian studies master's program (July 25, 2014)

The first graduate of Arizona State University's American Indian Studies master’s program is Lorena Yaiva, who is Hopi and Havasupai.

Opinion: Auction of tribal property in France sets bad precedent (July 25, 2014)

Attorney Pierre Ciric denounces the sale of Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo and Navajo property at various auction houses in France.

IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (July 25, 2014)

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Unsettled: BIA questions Passamaquoddy forest management (July 25, 2014)

The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about questionable forest management practices within the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

BIA extends comment period on federal recognition regulation (July 25, 2014)

Comments are being accepted until September 30 and two more tribal consultation sessions and two more public meetings will be held over the phone.

Indian Health Service discloses privacy breach of patient data (July 25, 2014)

A file folder containing names, Social Security numbers and VA information was left in a public place.

Navajo Nation president calls for FBI probe of brutal murders (July 25, 2014)

Tribal leader wants to know whether attacks were motivated by race.

Jennie Stockle: Justice for victims of Cedarville mass shooting (July 25, 2014)

Jennie Stockle reflects on the mass shooting at the Cedarville Rancheria.

Steven Pevar: Indian children are being taken from their homes (July 25, 2014)

Attorney Steven Pevar of the ACLU explains why tribes and Indian parents are suing South Dakota.

Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in Canada (July 25, 2014)

Jake Flanigan of The New York Times explores Canada's treatment of Native people.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Group disturbs tranquility at Bear Butte (July 25, 2014)

Mato Paha has been a sacred site to the northern tribes for thousands of years.

Native Sun News: IHS hospital at Pine Ridge undergoes review (July 25, 2014)

Two weeks ago the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Unit underwent a full survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine if the hospital is meeting the minimum requirements.

John Christian Hopkins: Waiting for Belgian waffles at Denny's (July 25, 2014)

Author John Christian Hopkins went to three Denny's in three states on the same day.