Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 24, 2016)

Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

Mary Annette Pember: Sex trafficking survivors see little support (February 24, 2016)

During ICTMN’s search for effective solutions to the problems of rehabilitation of sex trafficking survivors in Indian country, the most immediate dilemma faced by most women was finding a safe place to stay, or a place that would have them without placing potentially onerous demands on their psychological state.

Jennifer Falcon: Bernie Sanders is doing better with Native voters (February 24, 2016)

Senator Sanders is the first presidential candidate so far to really address Native Americans and their issues.

Barack Obama: What I'm looking for in a Supreme Court nominee (February 24, 2016)

The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead.

Northern Arapaho Tribe sues BIA and Eastern Shoshone leaders (February 24, 2016)

The two tribes that share the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming are battling over jointly administered programs.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Lakota County gets police vehicles (February 24, 2016)

Unlike most counties in South Dakota, Oglala Lakota County does not have an abundance of tax revenue to spend on civil services.

Senate Republicans refuse to consider Supreme Court nominee (February 24, 2016)

The Senate Judiciary Committee said it won't hold hearings until a new president is sworn into office in January 2017.

Donald Trump secures commanding win in Nevada GOP caucuses (February 24, 2016)

The real estate mogul walked away with nearly 46 percent of the vote in what the Republican party said was a day of record turnout.

Senate committee hosts roundtable on Tribal Law and Order Act (February 24, 2016)

Three panels will discuss ways to improve justice systems in Indian Country by focusing on law enforcement, courts and re-entry and recidivism.

Steve Russell: 'Cruzing' to disaster with bad federal land policies (February 24, 2016)

If Indians attend to what this man is saying, they will see what little they have left at the mercy of persons with no pretense of treaty obligations or awareness of the double-dealing that brought us to this pass.