Tribes seek support for Native language instruction programs (November 24, 2015)

A few simple changes in federal law will go a long way toward preserving Native languages, tribal leaders and educators said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix (November 24, 2015)

The Cherokee Nation citizen said lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing conflicting messages from tribes on a major legislative priority.

Shinnecock Nation considers entering medical marijuana field (November 24, 2015)

The use of medical marijuana became legal in New York with the passage of the Compassionate Care Act.

Sitka Tribe asks FBI to consider racial bias in arrest of student (November 24, 2015)

An 18-year-old Native student was undressed and repeatedly hit with a stun gun by police officers in Sitka, Alaska.

Former employee accused of cheating Grand Traverse Band (November 24, 2015)

Michael Gerard Buchanan was the information technology director for the Michigan tribe for more than 14 years.

Counties ask Supreme Court to hear Ute Tribe jurisdiction case (November 24, 2015)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rebuked the counties and the state of Utah for repeatedly challenging the tribe's sovereignty.

Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian wars continue in our Supreme Court (November 24, 2015)

The US Supreme Court wants to undermine or eliminate what remains of Indian sovereignty.

Court sides with Indian inmates over closure of sweat lodge (November 24, 2015)

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections shut down a sweat lodge after just six months due to alleged health risks.

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Billy Frank Jr. (November 24, 2015)

The late treaty rights activist, who passed away in May 2014 at the age of 83, is receiving the nation's highest civilian honor.

USDA policy eases return of traditional foods to tribal facilities (November 24, 2015)

Musk ox stew is being served at a long-term senior care facility in Kotzebue, Alaska, operated by the Maniilaq Association. Photo by Sedelta Oosahwee / USDA / Flickr Traditional foods are returning to tables across Indian Country thanks to new...

Jim Kent: South Dakota lands in the news again for corruption (November 24, 2015)

Surveys by a variety of entities, including Fortune Magazine, may consistently place South Dakota in the top 10 most corrupt states – but what do they know? Right?

Lakota Country Times: Charles Trimble recognized for writings (November 24, 2015)

Charles 'Chuck' Trimble has spent a lifetime commenting on and spreading a message about Lakota people to mainstream society for decades.

Native Sun News Editorial: Some new names for Indian Country (November 24, 2015)

We’ve been thinking about all of the political correctness that is eating away at the old ways.

Albert Bender: 'The Green Inferno' hits new low in racist films (November 24, 2015)

The Indian people are reduced to such a level of beastly subhumanness that I found myself actually, unconsciously mentally rooting, at some points, for the developers to wax victorious.

John Yellowbird Steele: Bill tries to hijack recognition process (November 24, 2015)

HR 3764 misreads the Constitution, overturns longstanding historical precedent, increases the bureaucracy and legislative burden on Indian tribes and politicizes the federal acknowledgement process.

Anne Keala Kelly: US government wants to steal Hawaii again (November 24, 2015)

Simply put, President Obama wants to invoke Executive Order privileges to recognize a group of Hawaiians who will sell our national lands.