Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider six bills at meeting (October 19, 2015)

Grants for Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in California and Nevada and a self-determination bill are on the agenda.

Harlan McKosato: Let's get creative with tribal blood quantum (October 19, 2015)

Let’s throw out the old system and become innovative and create one that is more inclusive.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds hearing on Indian energy (October 19, 2015)

Lawmakers will take a look at a Government Accountability Office that said the Bureau of Indian Affairs hinders development by failing to make decisions in a timely manner.

BIA encourages tribes to assert more control over internal affairs (October 19, 2015)

A final rule governing Secretarial elections calls for tribes to remove the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the process.

Mark Trahant: Alaska's reluctant pursuit of justice for Native men (October 19, 2015)

The Fairbanks Four case is more than an injustice. It represents the contradiction that is Alaska; a state of extraordinary beauty, many remarkable people of all races, and yet, a deep strain of racism.

National Congress of American Indians in California for big meet (October 19, 2015)

Thousands of tribal leaders are in San Diego this week to hear from federal officials, members of Congress and their peers about a wide range of health, education and policy issues.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Disaster assistance welcome at Pine Ridge (October 19, 2015)

I and the wife were visiting relatives in Minnesota during the May storm that flooded parts of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News: Former mayor reflects on tenure in Rapid City (October 19, 2015)

When Mayor Sam Kooiker lost his re-election in June, the Native American community living within the city limits lost a major proponent and advocate for their needs.

Steve Russell: An important conversation for tribal governance (October 19, 2015)

We don’t trust our own governments and we don’t trust Sam but either one seems more interested in our welfare than state governments.

Winona LaDuke: Fossil fuels are bad for Native women's health (October 19, 2015)

Honor the Earth is introducing the Pipeline-free Breast Campaign as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Terese Marie Mailhot: Being a good Indian and a good feminist (October 19, 2015)

Feminism is a perplexing term for me since it was first used, in an exclusive way, for white women.