Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act (September 14, 2016)
The bill repeals a series of outdated federal laws, including one that allows Indian children to be removed from their homes without parental consent.
Eastern Cherokee group loses lawsuit over pay raise for council (September 14, 2016)
Members of the North Carolina tribe's council gave themselves $10,600 raises and made them retroactive.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe aims to boost economic opportunities (September 14, 2016)
The Northern Cheyenne Development Corporation is expanding its portfolio with a laundromat, a second gas station and a mall for local businesses.
All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trial (September 14, 2016)
An attorney for one of the ringleaders claimed the federal government didn't own a refuge that was stolen from the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference (September 14, 2016)
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (September 14, 2016)
A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital (September 14, 2016)
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were stunned when they were told about the shutdown with prior consultation.
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment (September 14, 2016)
Some faculty members and some students at the tribal college in Kansas see nepotism at work.
Jori Kaniehtakohe Rourke: Our people unite for #NoDAPL fight (September 14, 2016)
A member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe shares her moving visit to the #NoDAPL encampment in North Dakota.
Carlyle Begay: Indian parents and students deserve school choice (September 14, 2016)
'The results have been in for some time and the conclusion is alarming: government-run schools have failed and continue to fail Native American kids from coast to coast.'
Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline (September 14, 2016)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.
Defenders of the Water School still going strong at #NoDAPL camp (September 14, 2016)
The school has received an outpouring of support from Indian Country as educators, elders and volunteers pass on Native traditions, languages and skills to new generations.
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab (September 14, 2016)
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City hosts Native American Day (September 14, 2016)
The Native American Day Parade will be held in Rapid City on Saturday, October 8.
Brandon Ecoffey: Pipeline destroys our sacred and cultural sites (September 14, 2016)
Construction workers, operating on behalf of the Dakota Access Pipeline, intentionally bull dozed multiple graves and ancient religious sites.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams land transfer bill (September 14, 2016)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has issued a statement opposing the federal transfer of land located in the Black Hills to the state of South Dakota.
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