The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.
Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts (April 7, 2016)
The lack of inspections at Indian schools and the demotion of the top Indian education official drew focus at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
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.
Self-proclaimed 'Native' church loses decision on marijuana use (April 7, 2016)
The controversial Oklevueha Native American Church claims marijuana as a sacrament in addition to peyote.
Navajo Nation wins ruling for remains removed from reservation (April 7, 2016)
The National Park Service has been holding onto 303 ancestors that were taken from the Canyon De Chelly National Monument.
Acting director Mary Smith heard complaints from tribal leaders and tribal members during a visit to South Dakota.
Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant (April 7, 2016)
Joanne Shenandoah has been approved for the transplant and is awaiting surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida.
Indian Health Service employee took documents with patient data (April 7, 2016)
The agency waited six months to disclose the data breach at the Northern Navajo Medical Center on the Navajo Nation.
Indian Health Service recommended hospital executive for DC job (April 7, 2016)
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe said the executive did little to address long-standing problems but that didn't stop the IHS from endorsing him for a new position.
For many artists on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation it is difficult to acquire the skills necessary to become self-sustaining.
Native Sun News: Oglala leaders divided on consultant contracts (April 7, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Finance Committee met in an emergency session on March 10, immediately following the Tribal Council meeting.
Joe Medicine Crow was known as the Last Plains Indian War Chief because in Europe during World War II he’d completed all four tasks needed to become a Crow war chief.
Steven Newcomb: Spanish explorers were cruel to Indian people (April 7, 2016)
How cruel were the Spaniards? Cruel enough to ordinarily loving Indian mothers to end the lives of their own babies.
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