Saginaw Chippewa Tribe raids marijuana operation on reservation (September 30, 2015)
Police officers seized 102 plants and 14 pounds of the drug from a home in Chippewa Township, Michigan.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on energy (September 30, 2015)
The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office that said the Bureau of Indian Affairs hinders development in Indian Country.
Steve Russell: Religious fundamentalism courtesy of a county clerk (September 30, 2015)
Fundamentalism’s primary attraction is simplicity, achieved under a burning light of truth that renders everything in stark black and white.
Shinnecock Nation welcomes Secretary Jewell on key anniversary (September 30, 2015)
The tribe's federal recognition became final on October 1, 2010, after 32 years of review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Tulalip Tribes man convicted for buying guns despite court order (September 30, 2015)
Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database.
Former Indian Affairs attorney at Interior Department joins firm (September 30, 2015)
Venus Prince, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, is working for Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Washington, D.C.
House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (September 30, 2015)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.
Tribe in Colombia still struggling after being forced out of homeland (September 30, 2015)
The Nukak Maku emerged from the Amazon rainforest in 2005 after their lives were threatened by a rebel group.
Tribal communities in Nicaragua disrupted by influx of newcomers (September 30, 2015)
Some tribal members are relocating to different areas while others are fleeing across the border to Honduras.
Jay Daniels: Tribal news requires the negative as well as positive (September 30, 2015)
Nothing gets done until we stir the pot. If we don't stir it, it burns and is not fit to eat, but needs to be thrown out.
Congress set to pass measure to avert shutdown of government (September 30, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service won't be seeing any increases in funding as Congress seeks to prevent another national crisis.
Jeb Bush wants tribes and states to control energy development (September 30, 2015)
The Republican presidential candidate is the first to call for equal treatment of tribes and states when it comes to their energy resources.
Native Sun News: Lakota blues player opens South Dakota festival (September 30, 2015)
The Deadwood Jam this year opened up with Lakota blues front man, Brandon Sprague (Minnicoujou Lakota) of the Brandon Sprague Blues Band.
Native Sun News: South Dakota department hires first tribal liaison (September 30, 2015)
An Oct. 1 public hearing on mountain lion hunting is one of many tasks awaiting the first tribal liaison officer for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department.
Colville Tribes weigh amendment for small amounts of marijuana (September 30, 2015)
Tribal members supported legalization of the drug in a non-binding referendum in June.
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