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High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet
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High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet (April 11, 2018)

Across sovereign governments, a group of Southwest tribes prepares to launch their own network.

Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom
Opinion

Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom (April 5, 2018)

Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.

Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
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Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.

Jenni Monet: Indian Country isn't rushing to #DeleteFacebook
Opinion | Technology

Jenni Monet: Indian Country isn't rushing to #DeleteFacebook (March 27, 2018)

Facebook has done more for bolstering the modern Indigenous rights agenda than perhaps any other platform of our time

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
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Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online
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Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online (March 1, 2018)

A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.

Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians
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Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians (February 28, 2018)

An obviously fake article on a satirical website had to be debunked, again, after it claimed President Donald Trump wanted to ship Native Americans 'back to where they came from – India.'

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
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Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)

An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.

Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website
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Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website (February 7, 2018)

Alaska Native artists are no longer allowed to sell certain goods on the popular website Etsy.com despite being allowed to do so under federal law.

Facebook takes down fake 'Native' pages that posted fake news
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Facebook takes down fake 'Native' pages that posted fake news (February 2, 2018)

Facebook has taken down a slew of 'Native American' pages that were posting links to illegitimate news sites based in Europe.

Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations
Opinion | Technology

Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations (January 23, 2018)

Closing the digital divide is one of the most important challenges facing Indian Country today.

Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country
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Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (December 19, 2017)

Net neutrality is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the internet the same.

Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities
Opinion | Technology

Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities (December 18, 2017)

The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.

Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application
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Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application (November 2, 2017)

The Osage Nation is keeping its language alive with the help of new technology.

Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up bill to combat online sex trafficking
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Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up bill to combat online sex trafficking (September 20, 2017)

The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act has bipartisan support but is facing opposition from free speech advocates and the tech industry.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business (September 11, 2017)

The problems with Indian Country Today can be traced to its decision to leave Lakota territory and move to offices in central New York and then to an office in Manhattan.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures
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Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures (February 21, 2017)

More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.

North Dakota county wants 'Sheriff Kirchmeier' account off Twitter
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North Dakota county wants 'Sheriff Kirchmeier' account off Twitter (December 7, 2016)

America's infamous #NoDAPL sheriff is not sending out tweets but some users seem to think the account is legitimate.

Harlan McKosato: Don't believe everything you read on Facebook
Opinion

Harlan McKosato: Don't believe everything you read on Facebook (December 5, 2016)

'There are a lot of Indians on Facebook that crack me up.'

Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservation
Business | Technology

Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservation (October 25, 2016)

The North Carolina tribe plans to secure $100 million in financing for the project.

Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth
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Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth (June 14, 2016)

About 180 students from the Oklahoma tribe are getting a crash course in the latest technologies.

Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program
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Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)

The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.

David Shorter: Images of indigenous people go missing in media
Opinion | Technology

David Shorter: Images of indigenous people go missing in media (May 16, 2016)

What causes the Internet to lack respectful images of Native people using technology?

Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act
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Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (May 12, 2016)

Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.

Witness list for hearing on telecommunications in Indian Country
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Witness list for hearing on telecommunications in Indian Country (April 25, 2016)

The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.

James Giago Davies: Lakota culture reshaped by social networking
Opinion

James Giago Davies: Lakota culture reshaped by social networking (April 18, 2016)

I drive hundreds of miles across isolated blacktop just to get to remote arenas to watch two tiny schools ball up, and the bleachers are full of people sitting with cell phones glued to the sides of their heads.

Adrianne Chalepah: I'm the comic who waged war on Ralphie May
Opinion

Adrianne Chalepah: I'm the comic who waged war on Ralphie May (April 15, 2016)

Ralphie and I both got kicked all over the internet, and we are going to get back up, and get back on our horses.

Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around
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Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around (April 13, 2016)

The popular comedian offered to use his celebrity to help Indian Country even as he faced continued criticism for an old routine that many found offensive.

Comedian Ralphie May apologizes after Indian routine resurfaces
Arts & Entertainment

Comedian Ralphie May apologizes after Indian routine resurfaces (April 7, 2016)

The comedian denied being a racist but it wasn't enough for him to keep an upcoming gig in Minnesota.

Editorial: Social media brings dramatic changes to Indian politics
Opinion | Politics

Editorial: Social media brings dramatic changes to Indian politics (April 5, 2016)

The advent of the Internet and Social Media has brought a dramatic change to Indian politics

Clara Caufield: A perspective on technology from an old dinosaur
Opinion | Technology

Clara Caufield: A perspective on technology from an old dinosaur (March 30, 2016)

Everyone who reads this column will realize that I am a dinosaur from an older 'pre-cell phone era' and like it that way.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing
Politics | Technology

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing (March 14, 2016)

The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.

Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business
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Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business (February 11, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe admitted it acted as a front for Scott Tucker and Timothy Muir, two men charged with running an illegal $2 billion lending enterprise.

Video: Native Americans have some questions for White people
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Video: Native Americans have some questions for White people (January 29, 2016)

Participants in the BuzzFeed clip talk about racism, stereotypes and other issues they face due to their heritage.

Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm
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Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm (January 27, 2016)

Chairman James Williams said the purchase will enable the tribe to continue growing its economy.

Brandon Ecoffey: Making history with Lakota Country Times app
Opinion | Technology

Brandon Ecoffey: Making history with Lakota Country Times app (January 7, 2016)

One of the many things that we have learned is that people from all over the world are interested in reading news about Lakota people and about the governance of our nations.

James Giago Davies: Holding things together in Lakota country
Opinion

James Giago Davies: Holding things together in Lakota country (December 15, 2015)

Pages are set up on the internet, with the intent of supplying timely information about an event, about sports rosters, but you find many of them haven’t been updated for years.

Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students
Education | Environment | National

Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students (November 16, 2015)

The trip highlights a high-speed Internet partnership and the Every Kid in a Park initiative.

Sally Jewell: High-speed Internet coming to BIE dormitories
Opinion | Technology

Sally Jewell: High-speed Internet coming to BIE dormitories (November 11, 2015)

No matter who you are, where you grew up or what you want to do, we all know digital skills and connectivity are crucial for success in today’s job market.

Harvard Law Library puts tribal court decision database online
Education | Law

Harvard Law Library puts tribal court decision database online (October 29, 2015)

The Free the Law project will make nearly every state, federal, territorial and tribal judicial decision available for anyone, free of charge.

Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation
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Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation (October 8, 2015)

KDKO got its start on the Internet about 10 years ago and can now be found on 89.5 FM.

Editorial: Otoe-Missouria Tribe's lending operation is a 'scam'
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Editorial: Otoe-Missouria Tribe's lending operation is a 'scam' (September 14, 2015)

Tribal sovereignty is a limited right to self-government; it is not a right to intrude on another state's right to govern itself.

Turtle Talk removes briefs in Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute
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Turtle Talk removes briefs in Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute (September 10, 2015)

The tribe's attorneys were seeking contempt of court sanctions against a law firm and 86 descendants of a chief who signed an 1855 treaty.

Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgrades
Education

Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgrades (September 9, 2015)

Students at the tribal college in Kansas can finally get Internet access in their dorm rooms.

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe needs to establish 'virtual' school
Education | Opinion

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe needs to establish 'virtual' school (September 2, 2015)

Our newly elected members of tribal government will serve the people well by establishing a virtual school as an alternative to the failing educational systems.

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity
Opinion | Politics

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity (July 23, 2015)

Our children deserve to have people of integrity elected to the governing body of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Let’s not disappoint them.

Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry
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Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry (July 20, 2015)

The Native American Financial Services Association represents tribes with online lending operations.

Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending
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Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending (July 17, 2015)

Tribes have attracted nationwide attention by establishing online lending operations on their lands.

Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day'
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Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day' (July 16, 2015)

The president met with Chief Gary Batton and a group of Native youth before announcing the ConnectHome initiative for high-speed Internet.

Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation
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Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation (July 16, 2015)

Remarks by President Barack Obama on the Launch of ConnectHome Initiative in Durant, Oklahoma.

Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama
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Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama (July 15, 2015)

President Barack Obama will meet with Chief Gary Batton, sit down with Native youth and speak to tribal members.

Native Americans join protest over 'identity' policy on Facebook
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Native Americans join protest over 'identity' policy on Facebook (June 3, 2015)

Native activists are frequently locked out of their accounts because Facebook allows anyone to 'report' them for allegedly using a fake or improper name/

Mark Trahant: Indian Country's future shaped by technology use
Business | Opinion | Technology

Mark Trahant: Indian Country's future shaped by technology use (June 2, 2015)

American Indians and Alaska Natives have a long history of adapting to new technology.

Chippewa Cree Tribe hit with class action over online lending
Business | Law

Chippewa Cree Tribe hit with class action over online lending (May 15, 2015)

Two consumers from Vermont are accusing Plain Green Loans of predatory lending practices.

Andre Cramblit: Indian names considered 'fake' on Facebook
Opinion | Technology

Andre Cramblit: Indian names considered 'fake' on Facebook (May 15, 2015)

Apparently the maestros behind the scenes of your favorite online guilty pleasure-social media experience known as FaceBook think that Native Americans could not possibly have such absurd surnames as Nighthorse, ManKiller or Crazy Horse.

Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud
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Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud (May 7, 2015)

Afognak Native Corporation fell victim to a cyberfraud attack last month.

Opinion: Connecticut takes wrong approach with tribal lenders
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Opinion: Connecticut takes wrong approach with tribal lenders (April 30, 2015)

While payday lending is technically illegal in Connecticut, Federally-recognized Native American tribes and their elected representatives are immune from Connecticut process and suit.

Supreme Court won't review case involving Indian online lender
Business | Law

Supreme Court won't review case involving Indian online lender (April 29, 2015)

Non-Indian customers of Western Sky Financial won't have to submit to tribal court jurisdiction.

Connecticut tribes support state's efforts against online lenders
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Connecticut tribes support state's efforts against online lenders (April 14, 2015)

The Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes are siding with the state against a fellow tribe from Oklahoma.

Editorial: Tribal online lending operations deserve state scrutiny
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Editorial: Tribal online lending operations deserve state scrutiny (April 13, 2015)

The real lenders, the ones who are raking in the incredible profits, are unscrupulous lenders with no claim to sovereignty.