Northern Arapaho Tribe loses Affordable Care Act mandate case (July 9, 2015)

Congress did not exempt tribes from the large employer mandate requiring them to provide insurance to employees, a judge determined.

Grand Traverse Band leader facing abuse charges resigns position (July 9, 2015)

Derek Bailey, a former chairman of the tribe, is facing five sexual assault charges involving two underage victims.

Mashantucket Tribe breaks ground on affordable housing project (July 9, 2015)

The tribe is financing the development with the sale of some of its off-reservation properties.

Alturas Rancheria leadership dispute helped spur marijuana bust (July 9, 2015)

A rivalry between two siblings continues as a brother opened a marijuana farm on the reservation over his sister's objections.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe will keep close watch on marijuana (July 9, 2015)

A cannabis development company working with the tribe promises strong security at the marijuana consumption facility.

Republicans pull Interior funding bill over Confederate flag debate (July 9, 2015)

The withdrawal came as the White House renewed objections to funding cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement (July 9, 2015)

The first round of recipients of the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund will be notified by mid-August of their awards.

Ambassador Harper discusses violence against indigenous women (July 9, 2015)

Ambassador Keith Harper and former White House aide Jodi Gillette participate in a discussion at the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Large contingent represents Navajo Nation at White House event (July 9, 2015)

President Russell Begaye praised the 60 youth who are attending the historic White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 900 youth in town for White House Tribal Youth Gathering (July 9, 2015)

The participants in the historic event represent more than 230 tribes from 48 states

Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (July 9, 2015)

The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing (July 9, 2015)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth keep Lakota language alive (July 9, 2015)

The students attending Wakanyeja Tiokihe Oti start each day with circle time around a medicine wheel displaying elaborate paintings, their prayers are offered in the Lakota language and are accompanied by the smoke from burning sage.

Clara Caufield: Bonnie Clincher Red Elk was champion of free press (July 9, 2015)

With weighty heart, I join with other Native journalists (so few in number) in mourning the loss of our esteemed colleague, Bonnie Clincher Red Elk.

Native Sun News: Rainbow Gathering receives criticism and support (July 9, 2015)

As the Rainbow Gathering comes to a close, many travelers will make their journey home having learned the resolve and commitment Lakota have to the environment and with local support from Lakota leaders.

LaDonna Harris: Looking at 45 years of modern self-determination (July 9, 2015)

Forty-five years ago, I and a cohort of national Native American activists founded Americans for Indian Opportunity, and July 8 marks the 45th anniversary of President Nixon’s Special Message to Congress on Indian Affairs.

Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants (July 9, 2015)

A member of the Gila River Indian Community will continue to serve a lengthy sentence -- 90 years and three month -- for a shooting and assault that occurred in 2008.