Navajo Nation president mourns passing of Elouise Chicharello (April 21, 2015)

Elouise Chicharello, the first woman to serve as regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office on the reservation, died on April 11.

Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issues (April 21, 2015)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, the Lac du Flambeau Band and the Blood Tribe have all used banishment as an option for dealing with certain people.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comment on disenrollment case (April 21, 2015)

Some 167 people have field an appeal but others don't have a say in the matter because they are already dead.

Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation (April 21, 2015)

In fiscal year 2014, there were more than 31,000 methamphetamine-related encounters in the Indian health care system.

Colville Tribes schedule June 13 referendum on legal marijuana (April 21, 2015)

Although the outcome won't be binding, the result will help tribal leaders determine whether to move forward with legalization efforts.

Winona LaDuke: Ojibwe people return to our sacred homeland (April 21, 2015)

Long ago, during the time of prophecy, the Anishinaabeg were told to follow the Migis shell which appeared in the sky.

Santa Rosa Band enters deal to grow marijuana on reservation (April 21, 2015)

The tribe is working with Red Crow Cannabis, a Native-owned company that has another California project in development.

BIA submits federal recognition rule to White House for review (April 21, 2015)

The Part 83 reforms could be published in the Federal Register any day now.

Donna Loring: Being Native in Maine means living with racism (April 21, 2015)

When other minorities rally and complain they get attention and usually manage to change things. Not so in Maine.

Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees take environment seriously (April 21, 2015)

Earth Day was born and on April 22, 1970, and 20 million Americans came out in support of the Earth.

Research finds antibiotic resistance in remote Yanomami Tribe (April 21, 2015)

The study on the isolated community suggests that resistance to antibiotic drugs did not emerge in the modern medical era.

Professor receives Pulitzer Prize for book about Mandan Tribe (April 21, 2015)

Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People shares the story of the tribe that helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Puerto Rico putting more focus on indigenous history of island (April 21, 2015)

Lawmakers are considering a bill to extend governmental recognition to an indigenous organization so it can secure federal funds.

US Sentencing Commission looks at Indian Country disparities (April 21, 2015)

A panel of judges, officials, tribal leaders, attorneys and advocates are determining whether Indian criminal defendants face harsher sentences simply by being located on reservations.

Navajo Nation voters finally head to the polls after last hiccup (April 21, 2015)

A tribal judge threw a hiccup in the process but the Navajo Nation Supreme Court once again stepped in and ordered the election to go forward.

Steve Russell: The broken myths of race and racial supremacy (April 21, 2015)

Race used to be a big part of the mainstream scientific narrative about how human existence was ordered.

Native Sun News: Tensions rise over Keystone XL proceedings (April 21, 2015)

After the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) denied motions by the Yankton Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux tribes on TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline, tribal opponents of the project and their allies rallied to be heard at an April 15 hearing.

Harlan McKosato: Unprecedented Navajo Nation election cycle (April 21, 2015)

The Navajo Nation is in a tug-of-war that goes beyond just politics. The struggle is about more than just language fluency.