Another $118K in grants awarded through Seeds of Native Health (October 12, 2015)

The money will be used to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for Native youth.

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases (October 12, 2015)

A contract support costs case will be heard on December 1 and a tribal jurisdiction case will be heard December 7.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe evacuates community amid two fires (October 12, 2015)

One fire threatened a community on the North Dakota portion of the reservation while another burns on the South Dakota side.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe caught in middle of child custody case (October 12, 2015)

A non-Indian woman who secured a tribal court order is facing arrest after a judge in Montana issued a conflicting order.

Review: 'Dark Reservations' offers a political and legal mystery (October 12, 2015)

Politics, greed and Native American artifacts provide a sturdy foundation for the compelling debut by John Fortunato, the latest winner of the Tony Hillerman prize.

Navajo Nation hails movement on controversial Indian energy bill (October 12, 2015)

President Russell Begaye said H.R.538, the Native American Energy Act, helps the tribe avoid bureaucratic delays.

Murder charges in deaths of Indian man and woman in Oklahoma (October 12, 2015)

Joseph Bounds, 26, and Summer Gokey, 30, were found dead on March 20, 2015. Both had been shot in the head.

Alaska Federation of Natives draws big crowd to annual meeting (October 12, 2015)

The First Alaskans Institute kicked off the annual Elders and Youth Conference as the Alaska Federation of Natives prepares for its annual convention.

California governor signs bill to outlaw racist mascot in schools (October 12, 2015)

The California Racial Mascots Act only applies to four schools but it carries a major symbolic impact.

Former chair of Crow Tribe launches cannabis development firm (October 12, 2015)

CannaNative plans to help tribes develop hemp and cannabis economies.

Bayard Johnson: Columbus invented the protocol of colonization (October 12, 2015)

Columbus could have come in peace. History would be much different.

Mark Trahant: Chaos in Congress impacts Indian Country's future (October 12, 2015)

One Speaker of the House retires. Another says he’s in — until he’s out. And it’s hard to keep track of what all this means for Indian Country.

Valerie Strauss: From Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day (October 12, 2015)

The Old World got chocolate (and many other things) and the New World got wheat, along with bubonic plague, chicken pox, cholera, malaria, measles, typhoid, etc., which decimated the populations of indigenous peoples Columbus found living on the islands he 'discovered.'

Lakota Country Times: FEMA trailers headed to Oglala Sioux Tribe (October 12, 2015)

Residents who lost their homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will see some housing assistance.

James Giago Davies: Reaching hearts and minds of Lakota people (October 12, 2015)

Speaking in direct language about difficult topics, about the dysfunctional reality that is Indian Country, is often mistaken for an endorsement of those criticisms, or worse still, mistaken for shame over being Lakota.

Native Sun News: Tribal college students off to indigenous games (October 12, 2015)

Young people from Northern Cheyenne and Crow, Montana, will be among about 35 Native Americans who will attend and compete in the first-ever World Indigenous Games in Brazil.