Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)

A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)

A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

Dakota Access still fighting small fine for disturbance of tribal artifacts (July 5, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are facing a $15,000 fine for failing to report the discovery of tribal artifacts in a timely manner.

Witness list for field hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts Act in New Mexico (July 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking testimony on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act on Friday, July 7.

Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)

The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

National Organization for Women elects Native citizen as vice president (July 5, 2017)

Gilda Yazzie will serve as vice president of the National Organization for Women along with Toni Van Pelt, the new president.

Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently (July 5, 2017)

What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.

Ray Cook: A Mohawk perspective on Canada Day and Independence Day (July 5, 2017)

Two countries that took land from indigenous nations. Two holidays that celebrate their new-found freedoms. What's a Native person to do?

Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks (July 5, 2017)

The Washington Post 's editorial board again calls on Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the name.

Charles Kader: How can President Trump really 'love' Indian Country? (July 5, 2017)

Donald Trump’s first July 4 as President sees a country being dismantled as a world leader, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Charles: A healthier community lasts longer than beautiful fireworks (July 5, 2017)

Every year the Fourth of July becomes harder and harder to celebrate, Mark Charles writes.

Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans (July 5, 2017)

European immigrants would not have survived long enough to form the 13 colonies but for the assistance of Natives, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Tribes celebrate their independence at powwows (July 5, 2017)

Pow wows and gatherings on July 4 have always been times to strengthen our identities and communities, Sarah Sunshine Manning writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Dorothy Grant: Getting treated like a criminal at the US-Canada border (July 5, 2017)

Being recently detained at the US and Canada border served as a reminder of how hard it can be to be Native, Dorothy Grant writes on Indian Country Media Network.