Authorities seize marijuana from tribal operations in California (July 8, 2015)

More than 12,000 marijuana plants and more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana were seized from two reservations.

North Fork Rancheria picks Maryann McGovran to serve as chair (July 8, 2015)

Former longtime Elaine Bethel-Fink will now serve as vice chair of the California tribe.

Tribes urged to proceed with caution in new marijuana industry (July 8, 2015)

Tribes should get written assurances from authorities before cultivating marijuana, an Indian law attorney said.

Conservative group disputes legality of Indian Child Welfare Act (July 8, 2015)

Speakers at a press conference made repeated reference to blood quantum, implying that children who may not appear to be Indian are not actually Indian.

Four people dead in head-on collision on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 8, 2015)

Two young members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, along with two other men, died in the July 4 accident.

Ernie Stevens: Support sacred Oak Flat and the Apache Stronghold (July 8, 2015)

Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and others interested in protecting tribal treaty rights and Native sacred places are traveling to Washington, D.C.

Judge backs Native youth in battle over NFL team's racist mascot (July 8, 2015)

A federal judge rejected a slew of challenges raised by the Washington professional football organization.

House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill (July 8, 2015)

No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.

Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering (July 8, 2015)

First Lady Michelle Obama and nearly a dozen Cabinet members are welcoming the youth to historic event.

Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (July 8, 2015)

Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Company pushing mine at sacred site gives $10K to Apache youth (July 8, 2015)

The White Mountain Apache Youth Council will use the money to attend the UNITY conference in Washington, D.C.

Senate approves bill to streamline self-governance process at DOI (July 8, 2015)

The Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act has the support of tribes and the Obama administration.

Seneca Nation joins ceremony to officially welcome Unity Island (July 8, 2015)

The city of Buffalo took the new name from Ga’nigo:i:yoh, a Seneca word that translates to 'one mind, unity.'

Ex-BLM official sentenced in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case (July 8, 2015)

The probe reached all the way to a Bureau of Land Management office in Virginia where two former employees were convicted.

Lakota Country Times: Activists gear up for Keystone XL hearings (July 8, 2015)

According to tribal advocates who oppose tar sands development, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission did not consider aboriginal title in a recent Keystone XL pipeline permit certification hearing.

Native Sun News: Group aims to reduce number of Native inmates (July 8, 2015)

In May, Pennington County was the recipient of a $150,000 grant awarded by the MacArthur Foundation as part of a larger initiative to examine, assess, and institute changes in local jails across the country.

Native Women: Scholars must be accountable to their communities (July 8, 2015)

Playing Indian is enabled by and supports the dominant narrative that indigenous peoples are vanishing or already vanished.