Native leader sues teacher over racist comments on Facebook (January 9, 2015)
The suspended teacher posted racist and disparaging comments about Native people and about Grand Chief Derek Nepinak.
Tribes in Montana and Wyoming oppose delisting of grizzly bear (January 9, 2015)
Tribes are worried about trophy hunting of the Yellowstone bear in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
MPR: Indian children far more likely to be removed from homes (January 9, 2015)
Indian and minority groups met with the Governor's Task Force for the Protection of Children in Minnesota.
DOJ backs Native activists in battle over racist NFL trademarks (January 9, 2015)
The Obama administration will defend a federal law that bars the registration of offensive trademarks.
USDA Blog: Tribes document historic wickiup sites in Colorado (January 9, 2015)
Since 2003, the Forest Service has participated in the Colorado Wickiup Project to document historic aboriginal wooden structures in the state.
Nez Perce Tribe fires judge who was accused of insubordination (January 9, 2015)
Bruce Plackowski was in the second year of a four-year contract with the tribe.
Pinoleville Pomo Nation confirms deal for legal marijuana farm (January 9, 2015)
The tribe will host a 2.5-acre marijuana farm that will put 50 to 100 people to work.
Review: Horace Poolaw exhibit captures 'love' of Indian people (January 9, 2015)
It’s an instant candidate for the long-term memory bank.
Chief of Cherokee Nation won't be prosecuted for pigeon shoot (January 9, 2015)
Chief Bill John Baker apologized for attending the event in which live pigeons were thrown in the air and shot down.
Nebraska court upholds law setting Keystone XL Pipeline route (January 9, 2015)
Republicans in Congress are still pushing bills to approve the controversial project.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Late governor was no friend to Iroquois (January 9, 2015)
Mario Cuomo was once the Secretary of State for New York during a particularly dangerous time in our history.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux teen happy with support system (January 9, 2015)
Bravery is the act of accomplishing a goal so few dare to attempt.
James Giago Davies: A New Year's resolution I won't be breaking (January 9, 2015)
My schoolboy buddy Barry never said he didn’t believe in God, he had just asked me five minutes before if I did.
Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples (January 9, 2015)
If the high-level meeting were really a 'World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,' it would have—at a minimum—discussed the Doctrine of Discovery.
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