New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains (March 23, 2016)

Mary Smith, who was named acting director of the agency earlier this month, wants to hear from 'all of the tribes' in a region that has been under intense scrutiny in Indian Country and in Congress.

Native American TV Writers Lab seeks applicants for new program (March 23, 2016)

Participants will be selected for an 'intensive' five-week writing workshop during which they will develop a television script to present to network executives.

Bureau of Indian Affairs places another hold on rights-of-way rule (March 23, 2016)

A rule that hasn't been updated in 30 years is once again being delayed by the Obama administration.

Eastern Cherokees take aim at substance abuse and treatment (March 23, 2016)

The tribe has allocated $16 million for prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and other facilities on the North Carolina reservation.

North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force meets in South Dakota (March 23, 2016)

Tribal leaders and federal officials will discuss substance abuse and methamphetamine issues in Indian Country.

Piro Manso Tiwa Tribe sees some support for federal recognition (March 23, 2016)

Commissioners in in Doña Ana County voted 3-2 to support the tribe's long-running effort but the city council in Las Cruces was unable to come to a position due to opposition from another group.

Cobell scholarship board chooses new entity to administer funds (March 23, 2016)

Indigenous Education steps in after the first round of about $2 million in scholarships went out to Indian students.

Mary Annette Pember: Federal funds denied to trafficking victims (March 23, 2016)

In 2013 alone, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops received over $73 million in federal funding and contracts.

Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.

Hillary Clinton meets tribes in Washington as campaign continues (March 23, 2016)

The Democratic presidential candidate was given a name in the Lushootseed language that means 'strong woman.'

Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act lawyer pursues appeal in California (March 23, 2016)

A Choctaw Nation girl is now living with relatives -- including a sibling -- in Utah but that isn't stopping a California couple from trying to claim custody.

Clara Caufield: Celebrating my 'fierce' Cheyenne and Irish tribes (March 23, 2016)

Though 'half-breed' is no longer socially acceptable, it is a real word in our every-day lives on the reservation and I am now proud claim myself a member of two historic fierce tribes.

Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand (March 23, 2016)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed expansion of Australia’s largest U.S. aquifer mining operation, also Wyoming’s newest uranium mine, located near Mato Tipila.

Myrton Running Wolf: Hollywood cheats Indian people out of $5B (March 23, 2016)

Throughout all of The Academy Awards controversy, American Indians were nowhere to be found. Indians simply didn’t matter.

David Wilkins: National organizations must take on disenrollment (March 23, 2016)

To date, I am not aware of any official, public stance taken by any of your organizations in response to political, legal, and cultural terminations of native citizen rights that threatens all Native people’s sovereign existence.