Law Article: Tribal lenders fight federal agency investigation (July 30, 2014)

Attorney discusses efforts by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate tribal online lending operations.

Tanya Lee: Violence against Native women a national disgrace (July 30, 2014)

Tanya H. Lee writes about the history of federal Indian law and policy leading up to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Mescalero Apache Nation man sentenced for meth trafficking (July 30, 2014)

Gabriel Gene Ortega, 34, admitted that he manufactured the drug on the reservation.

Yurok Tribe wraps up marijuana raids with nearly 13K plants (July 30, 2014)

More than 300 pounds of processed marijuana was also seized during multi-jurisdictional effort.

Tribes criticize veto provisions in BIA federal recognition rule (July 30, 2014)

Opposition from the state would prevent three tribes from restarting the process.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin named one of 50 Most Beautiful on Hill (July 30, 2014)

The Cherokee Nation citizen said he had to buy a suit for the first time.

Great Plains tribes hold conference to safeguard water rights (July 30, 2014)

Tribal leaders discussed uranium mining, the Keystone XL Pipeline, federal management of the Missouri River and other threats to their water resources.

NPR: Relying on social media to keep Native languages alive (July 30, 2014)

NPR reports on efforts to keep Native languages alive on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Opinion: EPA exploits tribes by recognizing their sovereignty (July 30, 2014)

Writer discusses Environmental Protection Agency decision to treat the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe as states under the Clean Air Act.

Paul Moorehead: Let's get back to promoting self-government (July 30, 2014)

Attorney Paul Moorehead urges Congress to fulfill the original promise of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills (July 30, 2014)

Bills affect Alaska Native arts and crafts and land-into-trust for tribes in California, Nevada and Michigan.

Native Sun News: AmeriCorps expands Indian Country efforts (July 30, 2014)

Beefing up the effort to service as many tribal communities as possible, the Corporation for National and Community Service have announced a 41 percent increase in AmeriCorps members.

Native Sun News: Site documents missing and murdered women (July 30, 2014)

Amidst wide spread government intrusion and an epidemic of murder and kidnapping of Indigenous women, First Nation people in Canada are finding ways to address these issues by decolonizing their world and institutions.

Editorial: Muscogee Nation paves the way for college's future (July 30, 2014)

Oklahoma newspaper praises the Muscogee Nation for repaving roads at Bacone College.

Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs (July 30, 2014)

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.