NCAIED set to return to DC with Reservation Economic Summit (May 20, 2015)

The second RES DC takes place June 15-18 and will include a rally at the U.S. Capitol.

Indian schools go without fixes while military schools see $5B (May 20, 2015)

Indian school construction ground to a halt during the Bush administration but the effort appears to be back on track as lawmakers from both parties put focus on the issue.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (May 20, 2015)

Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

SCOTUSBlog: DOJ urges denial of petition in tribal court dispute (May 20, 2015)

As a general rule, Indian tribes don’t have authority over the conduct of non-members on non-Indian land, and hence they lack jurisdiction over disputes arising out of that conduct.

Anthony Trujillo: A cultural ambassador with the Peace Corps (May 20, 2015)

As a child, the thought of living in another country was only slightly more plausible than moving to Mars.

Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse (May 20, 2015)

Sweat lodges are a part of the recovery program at Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona.

Indian student in federal court over right to wear eagle feather (May 20, 2015)

Hayden Layne Griffith is due to graduate tomorrow and has been told she can't wear an eagle feather in her cap.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe hosts Violence Against Women Act training (May 20, 2015)

The Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training was held in conjunction with the Bureau of Indian Affairs earlier this month.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux fighter set for new matches (May 20, 2015)

Despite coming off a tough loss, Pine Ridge’s David 'Bull Dawg' Michaud has been resigned by the Ultimate Fighting Championship to a new four-fight deal.

County board calls on NFL team to eliminate its racist mascot (May 20, 2015)

The Arlington County Board in Virginia joins the District of Columbia Council in opposing the use of a racial slur in professional sports.

Apology sought for treatment of tribes at grizzly bear meeting (May 20, 2015)

James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced to stop addressing federal officials at a recent public meeting.

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux elder stars in forthcoming film (May 20, 2015)

Neither Wolf nor Dog was shot on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and stars Lakota elder David Beautiful Bald Eagle.

Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide (May 20, 2015)

Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, citizens of Pine Ridge reservation have turned to an unlikely ally, crowdfunding.

Jay Daniels: Indian Country forced to choose among two evils (May 20, 2015)

Indian country is faced with a tremendous quandary. Live without realizing economic development in areas where development isn’t always fully viable.

Mark Rogers: Some truths of the ethnic experience in America (May 20, 2015)

No single ethnic community in America has a monopoly on unequal treatment, injustice and bigotry.

Harlan McKosato: It's time to change school policy on feathers (May 20, 2015)

Every year during graduation season the issue of wearing eagle feathers comes up among Native students and their schools.

Bryan Newland: Important context on land-into-trust process (May 20, 2015)

The lesson to be learned from Allotment and Reorganization (and Termination) is that Indians prosper when we have a homeland and that we suffer greatly when we don’t.