Appeals court rules against tribal jurisdiction in school cases (May 18, 2015)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals held that two tribes in North Dakota lack authority over disputes involving public schools.

United South and Eastern Tribes open meeting in Connecticut (May 18, 2015)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is hosting the semi-annual meeting on its reservation.

New Mexico court allows lawsuits for actions of tribal officers (May 18, 2015)

The Santa Fe County sheriff has revoked law enforcement commissions with a dozen tribal, local and federal agencies in response to the ruling.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case (May 18, 2015)

A federal judge ruled that the tribe waited too long after being listed for termination to sue the government.

Navajo Nation Head Start teachers receive master's degrees (May 18, 2015)

Samantha Johnson, Rolanda White and Percilla Shortman graduated from Arizona State University as part of collaborative program with the tribe.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets two more hearings (May 18, 2015)

A hearing in Washington, D.C., focuses on water rights and a field hearing in Oklahoma will look at economic development.

Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings (May 18, 2015)

Alaska's sole Congressional representative has managed to inject uncertainty into his legacy with a hearing on federal recognition and another on the land-into-trust process.

Rep. Sanchez apologizes for insensitive remarks and gesture (May 18, 2015)

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate suffers another stumble in her newly-announced campaign.

Column: Pueblo student takes to street to raise college funds (May 18, 2015)

Panhandling was never something Darren Booqua liked or did very often. It was embarrassing, he said. Humiliating. Weird.

Frank Black Cloud: Spirit Lake Nation supports 'Fighting Sioux' (May 18, 2015)

I, for one, am a proud Dakota Sioux and a very proud Fighting Sioux supporter as are many, many other members of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.

Rosanna Deerchild: An iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie still inspires (May 18, 2015)

She is a musical innovator — producing her own music and adopting electronic instruments before anyone else.

Joe Flood: What's lurking behind suicides in Indian Country? (May 18, 2015)

Since December, nine people between the ages of 12 and 24 have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Native Sun News: Retired officer accuses candidate of racism (May 18, 2015)

Few Indians make it into the ranks of the Rapid City Police Force. When one does, the Indian community holds these individuals in high esteem because they understand the obstacles one must overcome.

Gyasi Ross: A message of encouragement to Native graduates (May 18, 2015)

Native people are the only people on this continent who have a home to go home to on this continent.

Gina Sixkiller: Just say no to dehumanization of our peoples (May 18, 2015)

I grew up being called a squaw, half-breed, white, redskin and other names—none meant in a good way.

Steve Russell: About that 'obsession' with tribal sovereignty (May 18, 2015)

Our people do not know what they want or why they want it, let alone how to state it in the simple terms—the slogans—that inspire mass action.