Amendment seeks funding for Indian Country detention facilities (June 16, 2016)

Large tribes that are ready to move quickly on projects would get priority for $25 million in federal funds.

Center for Native American Youth tackles racial equity and healing (June 16, 2016)

The new program will foster racial healing through peer-to-peer dialogues among Native youth and will highlight the strengths and resiliency of Native youth.

Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service (June 16, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is in South Dakota to hear concerns about the troubled agency.

A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (June 16, 2016)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.

DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military (June 16, 2016)

The Society of American Indian Government Employees recently gathered to honor recipients of the 2016 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award.

Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case (June 16, 2016)

With the nation's highest court down to just eight members, the justices have yet to reach clear consensus in the closely-watched dispute.

Noah Feldman: Supreme Court puts more Indian people in federal prison (June 16, 2016)

The bottom line is therefore that the federal law is likely to lead to more Native Americans ending up in federal prisons – without having had the benefits of legal representation when they were convicted of the underlying crimes that helped put them there.

Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity (June 16, 2016)

The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.

Arne Vainio: Congratulating our graduates on a major milestone (June 16, 2016)

Major life transitions should always carry ceremonies.

Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (June 16, 2016)

There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.

James Giago Davies: Lakota people are responsible for our world (June 16, 2016)

To cope with an inexpressible loss of culture, the Lakota have taken to hero worshiping who they once were.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe reaffirms hemp grow policy (June 16, 2016)

The move comes as Alex White Plume and his family host a celebration on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Lakota Country Times: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs lands in South Dakota (June 16, 2016)

Lawmakers will convene in Rapid City this week to hear from tribal leaders and tribal citizens about the care they have received at the Indian Health Service.

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community joins together to end cancer (June 16, 2016)

Cancer patients are brave. Every single day they are challenged to find the ability to continue their treatment.

Steven Newcomb: Old religious ideas influence federal Indian law (June 16, 2016)

We are being continually controlled by narratives that Christian narrators developed long ago.