Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation (May 24, 2016)

A controversy that surfaced last summer has been revived with the fiscal year 2017 Interior appropriations measure.

Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)

Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.

Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (May 24, 2016)

A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.

Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice (May 24, 2016)

After years of pressure, the government has finally launched a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform (May 24, 2016)

Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders.

Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill (May 24, 2016)

The bill requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home.

Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton (May 24, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey said he's been a 'proud' Republican since 2002 but he won't be supporting Donald Trump.

Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country (May 24, 2016)

The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.

Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard (May 24, 2016)

Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.

Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws (May 24, 2016)

Native scholars said the word was brought in by outsiders and is not an accurate description of their people.

Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team (May 24, 2016)

The 30-year-old member of the Winnebago Tribe just signed with the Cleveland team.

Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old (May 24, 2016)

A six-month-old boy suffered a seizure after a provider at the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, failed to consider his full medical history.

Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France (May 24, 2016)

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.

Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot (May 24, 2016)

Flawed polls cannot erase the overwhelming outcry from Native American communities.

Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee (May 24, 2016)

Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, run-down brown building that will house a family-run business.

Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation (May 24, 2016)

Tevin Tyon, Juan Lamont and Tyrell Wilson were apparently involved in a fatal accident while on their way to a gaming facility on the reservation.

Brandon Ecoffey: Pine Ridge unites for search of missing men (May 24, 2016)

To see so many of our people willing to show caring and compassion for these families is uncommon in this day and age.

Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children (May 24, 2016)

A consultation between several tribes and the Department of Defense resulted in a promise to financially support the disinterment of the remains of tribal children.

Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism (May 24, 2016)

The recent survey by the Washington Post is a big deal. It affirms the pervasiveness of anti-Indian racism today.