Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker visits Bay Mills Community (August 4, 2015)
Keeping Indian Country 'Open for Business' is a high priority for the Department of Commerce and the Obama Administration.
David Ramseur: Ease travel for Natives in Alaska and in Russia (August 4, 2015)
For thousands of years, Eskimos traveled freely in walrus-hide boats to harvest the region’s rich marine mammals and visit relatives on both sides.
Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative (August 4, 2015)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Agriculture plan to select one more tribal community for the program.
DOJ sides with Tulalip Tribes in taxation dispute in Washington (August 4, 2015)
The state and Snohomish County collect $40 million in taxes every year but the reservation doesn't see any of the benefits.
Tribes receive first round of grants from Seeds of Native Health (August 4, 2015)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota launched the program to improve nutrition in Indian Country.
Ketchikan Indian Community helps dedicate new totem pole (August 4, 2015)
The 12-foot totem pole, created by carver Jon Rowen, features a raven, a strong man, an eagle and a woman.
Valentin Lopez: Founder of brutal Indian missions was no saint (August 4, 2015)
Junipero Serra was the architect of the California mission system which was responsible for the brutal capture, enslavement, whipping, torture, and death of between 100,000 to 150,000 California Indians.
Chumash Tribe paid $15M for 350 acres by land-into-trust site (August 4, 2015)
The tribe resides on a 138-acre reservation but lacks suitable land for additional housing.
Maine tribes denied seat at table in law enforcement matters (August 4, 2015)
The state is home to five federally recognized tribes but officials and politicians sometimes act as if they don't exist.
Pamunkey Tribe enters federal recognition era with new chief (August 4, 2015)
Kevin Brown stepped down as chief after the tribe won a favorable decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Comanche Nation boxer set for next match on home territory (August 4, 2015)
George Tahdooahnippah, a 36-year-old father of five, returns to Oklahoma after a tough match in Denmark.
Steve Russell: Small tribes get even smaller with disenrollment (August 4, 2015)
The disenrollment epidemic has disappeared literally thousands of Indians.
NPS suppresses probe into destruction at burial mound in Iowa (August 4, 2015)
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument took ancestral remains from the site and kept them in a box in his garage.
Adrienne Keene: Cultural appropriation reinforces past wrongs (August 4, 2015)
Cultural appropriation is not about a simple 'borrowing' of cultural elements or an equal cultural exchange — it's a much more insidious, harmful act that reinforces existing systems of power.
Review: 'Never Alone' game brings Alaska Native culture to life (August 4, 2015)
Everything from traditional hunting techniques to the effects of climate change to the creation of art gets explored.
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation to expand land holdings (August 4, 2015)
Cumberland County is donating $40,000 to help the tribe buy 24 acres in Fairfield Township in New Jersey.
Lakota Country Times: Ball fields dedicated to Pine Ridge youth (August 4, 2015)
Ted Pedregon Sr. realized that with resources stretched thin across the reservation there wasn’t a park designated for youth use only.
Vi Waln: Clear your minds before coming to sacred ceremonies (August 4, 2015)
If there ever was a place and time to hold good thoughts, it is at a ceremony.
Native Sun News Editorial: Native community rises in Rapid City (August 4, 2015)
There is something happening in Rapid City that is unusual and for the most part unnoticed.
Native Sun News: Lakota Heritage Ride raises funds for Pine Ridge (August 4, 2015)
Kelly Quinn, also known as 'Throttle Girl' in the motorcycle community, is sponsoring a Native event benefiting One Spirit and the Lakota Nation.
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