IHS reopens comment period for Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (October 5, 2015)

The tribe -- based on the island of Martha's Vineyard -- is seeking an expansion of its service delivery area to cover several counties on the mainland in Massachusetts.

Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement (October 5, 2015)

The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation agreed to accept $186 million to settle a trust mismanagement lawsuit they filed in 2005.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting (October 5, 2015)

H.R.487, a bill to allow the Miami Nation of Oklahoma to lease or sell certain lands, and S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, are on the agenda.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing (October 5, 2015)

All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.

Tara Houska: Horror film treats Native peoples as relics of past (October 5, 2015)

'The Green Inferno' not only trivializes grassroots efforts to draw attention to the plight of Amazonian tribes, it further entrenches the understanding that tribes are uncivilized relics from the past.

Joseph Hamilton: Tribal leaders must talk about disenrollments (October 5, 2015)

I am worried that in another generation the disconnect will become so great that tribal councils will view disenrollment as just another traditional political tool.

Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)

Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe and FEMA cooperate (October 5, 2015)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management agency came together at the Pine Ridge Powwow grounds to celebrate a first of its kind memorandum of agreement.

Vi Waln: Domestic violence comes in many forms on reservation (October 5, 2015)

Domestic violence doesn’t always refer to a man abusing a woman. There are many women out there who are just as abusive, if not more, than a man.

Rosanna Deerchild: A terrifying reality facing indigenous women (October 5, 2015)

An RCMP report says 1,181 indigenous women and girls have been killed or are missing in Canada. That number just keeps climbing.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe fully booked for launch of pot resort (October 5, 2015)

All of the hotel rooms at the Royal River Casino are already booked so the tribe is adding 60 to 100 more rooms to meet the high demand.

Cow Creek Band employee lost son in deadly shooting in Oregon (October 5, 2015)

Quinn Cooper, 18, was killed on October 1, on his fourth day of classes at Umpqua Community College, just a few miles from tribal headquarters.

James Giago Davies: Don't let dominant culture dumb us down (October 5, 2015)

The average Lakota student knows far more about popular culture, about cell phones and sports jerseys, than he or she has been taught about their Lakota heritage.

Native Sun News: Code Talker medals shown in traveling exhibit (October 5, 2015)

The Oceti Sakowin Code Talker Medallion exhibit is a traveling exhibit to display and honor the Native American Code Talkers.

Gyasi Ross: Republicans play games with Native women's rights (October 5, 2015)

The Republican effort to shut down Planned Parenthood speaks profoundly about its relationship with Native women.

Steve Russell: Indians met Christianity at its most violent phase (October 5, 2015)

Indians had the misfortune to encounter Christianity late in its maximum violence phase as authorized by the Pope and practiced by the Spanish and Portuguese.

Alex Jacobs: Pope Francis honors symbol of genocide in America (October 5, 2015)

The Pope came to the New World but his spin doctors say he doesn’t have to rescind those outdated, lethal and racist Papal Bulls that led to the enslavement of New World inhabitants, since all subsequent Papal Bulls rescinded the previous ones.