House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 9, 2015)

The bills address specific issues for two tribes and for Alaska Native veterans.

Eater: Native cuisine hidden in America's growing food industry (June 9, 2015)

Though there are restaurants that focus on certain styles of Native American food — from frybread houses to fine dining — they're few and far between.

Men from Winnebago Tribe sentenced in separate federal cases (June 9, 2015)

The U.S. Attorney's Office reported sentencing in a firearms case and an assault case.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe plans to create police department (June 9, 2015)

The tribe had a joint law enforcement agreement with the city of Flandreau for 15 years but has decided to go its own way.

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Artists shine at Red Earth fest (June 9, 2015)

The drumbeat pounds life into the arena, enwrapping the dancers, the spectators and the artists in its cultural embrace through the sprawl of the 2015 Red Earth Festival.

New case challenges Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (June 9, 2015)

An Indian couple wants their newborn child to be adopted by a non-Indian family.

Two arrested in Oklahoma after manhunt involving tribal police (June 9, 2015)

Shots were fired at a Sac and Fox Nation police vehicle and an Absentee Shawnee Tribe vehicle. No officers were injured.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches new battle in war with city (June 9, 2015)

The tribe blames city employees for causing $1.2 million in damage at the Cultural Heritage Center, which has been closed for over a year.

Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution (June 9, 2015)

Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.

Bill introduced to resolve Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's land claim (June 9, 2015)

The tribe is willing to drop its claim, plus $270.6 million in potential compensation, as part of a deal with Congress.

Judge to hear arguments in Blackfeet Nation sacred site dispute (June 9, 2015)

An energy company has been trying to explore for oil and gas in the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana since the 1980s.

Tribes seek authority over non-Indians in drug trafficking cases (June 9, 2015)

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger is working closely with tribes in Minnesota to combat drugs on their reservations.

Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo seek to block sale of sacred items (June 9, 2015)

The auction is due to take place in France amid growing attention to the issue.

Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse (June 9, 2015)

Prescription drug overdoses are up for the 11th straight year, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 44 people die every day from a prescription drug overdose-- usually involving opioid painkillers.

Pamela Palmater: Genocide was outcome of residential schools (June 9, 2015)

In Canada’s residential schools, many Indigenous children were beaten, tortured, raped, medically experimented on, and killed.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center set to break ground for Starbucks (June 9, 2015)

The 4,000 square-foot facility will be one of the largest in New Mexico.

Native students in Michigan upset by return of 'Indian' head logo (June 9, 2015)

Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin told the students that the logo represents history and pride.

Native Sun News: Jail with large Indian population secures grant (June 9, 2015)

In Rapid City, the Native American population hovers right around 13 percent, while the population in the Pennington County Jail of local tribal members is at 50 percent year round.

Interview: Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (June 9, 2015)

Robert Farkas spoke with MiBiz about the firm’s goals for skilled trades training as well as a new joint venture to pursue federal contracting work.

Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada (June 9, 2015)

One of the first actions of Indian residential school administrators was to cut the children’s long hair, a terrible indignity for First Nations people that came to symbolize a cut with their cultures and families.