Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic (June 13, 2016)
Despite the Rosebud Sioux tribe’s’ best efforts to offer meth specific treatment programs both inside jail and out, addicts have a high relapse rate.
White House recognizes Native woman as a Champion of Change (June 13, 2016)
Renee Fredericks of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council has been helping youth connect their traditions with technology.
Leech Lake Band placed girl in foster home where she was killed (June 13, 2016)
Kira Rain Friedman, 2, died after reportedly being left unattended in a shower.
Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court (June 13, 2016)
The development wasn't a major setback since the tribe won a significant ruling before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
It's been 189 days since the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
A unanimous decision from the nation's highest court ensures that Native women in all states can be protected by a federal law that was written to address high rates of violence in tribal communities.
Crow Tribe demands justice after woman was found badly burned (June 13, 2016)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't saying much about the brutal attack.
Gun Lake Tribe selects familiar name to succeed retired chairman (June 13, 2016)
Leah Sprague-Fodor is the daughter of D.K. Sprague, who led the Michigan tribe for 24 years.
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills (June 13, 2016)
The two bills address land-into-trust issues for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon and the Tule River Tribe in California.
Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homes (June 13, 2016)
Thousands of indigenous children in Paraguay are falling victim to a centuries-old system of forced labor.
Some say what happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, was the worst in American history but that is not so.
Tribes want to take the funds from the Great Plains Area office and direct them to their own communities.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation fights opioid abuse in Oklahoma (June 13, 2016)
We have a crisis in Oklahoma and throughout Indian Country, and we must raise awareness of the issue.
The government is required by treaty to provide healthcare to tribal communities, but Indian Health Service has failed to uphold that duty.
Native Sun News: Utility firm stops taxing reservation customers (June 13, 2016)
Enrolled tribal members residing on the Northern Cheyenne reservation recently received good news from the Range Telephone Cooperative.
Native Sun News: Cleanup addresses sacred sites in South Dakota (June 13, 2016)
The tributaries draining out of the abandoned mines carry runoff to the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Lower Brule and Yankton Sioux reservations.
Lakota Country Times: Bar near Bear Butte might spray sewage (June 13, 2016)
One local Black Hills news source is reporting that a proposed plan to build a large biker bar and campground near the sacred site of Bear Butte could possibly include the spraying of sewage as fertilizer.
I’ve seen an evolution in how presidential candidates reach out to Indian Country.
Tim Giago: Settlers forced shame on America's indigenous peoples (June 13, 2016)
Perhaps Native Americans in the year 2016 should re-examine their concept of Christianity and look back on all of the spiritual beliefs they gave up.
If I were filthy rich, would I invest in trying to buy the government?
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