DOI signs Cobell buy-back agreements with two more tribes (December 16, 2015)

The Round Valley Indian Tribes of California and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota are the latest to join the effort

Native student graduation rates show steady improvements (December 16, 2015)

During the 2013-2014 school year, 69.6 percent of Native students finished high school, far lower than the national rate, but a marked improvement from recent years.

Capitol Hill compromise renews tax breaks for Indian Country (December 16, 2015)

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act includes provisions aimed boosting employment and economic development on and near reservations.

Mark Trahant: The real business of leading in a time of chaos (December 16, 2015)

The debate was kind of like looking at a traffic accident. You drive by not wanting to peek, but then you do, and it’s awful, so you think, 'why did I do that?'

Appropriations bill includes modest increases for BIA and IHS (December 16, 2015)

A massive bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2016 was finally released and it includes only modest increases for Indian Country.

Don Hedrick: Rapid City police working toward a better future (December 16, 2015)

We know history plays a great role in understanding where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we’re going.

Native Sun News: LNI jumps from the back pages to the front (December 16, 2015)

There was a time when the acronym LNI meant nothing in Lakota country, when the Lakota Nation Invitational tournament was played before sparse crowds and was lucky to make the box scores of any local paper.

Shawn Bordeaux: Democracy broken for Native voters at state level (December 16, 2015)

I believe that with greater participation we can reverse the condition on many of our reservations where socio-economic and health statistics resemble those for third world counties.