Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (October 20, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee (October 20, 2016)
A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.
Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulations (October 20, 2016)
The California tribe won't have to seek approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for every single business site lease.
Bureau of Indian Affairs finishes update to model juvenile code (October 20, 2016)
The code provides guidance to tribes to protect the rights of Indian juveniles and their parents, guardians or custodians.
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation (October 20, 2016)
President Venida Chenault is being accused of nepotism because her son is employed at the federally-operated institution.
Morgan Rodman: Federal agencies work to protect treaty rights (October 20, 2016)
'The federal government has an obligation to honor and respect tribal rights and resources that are protected by these numerous treaties.'
Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election (October 20, 2016)
The Utah League of Native American Voters is hosting the first-ever Native issues forum as the election quickly approaches.
Agua Caliente Band back in federal court to defend water rights (October 20, 2016)
The tribe won a major decision confirming its right to groundwater on the southern California reservation but two local agencies are appealing.
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (October 20, 2016)
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.
Mary Annette Pember: First baby born at water protector camp (October 20, 2016)
'For Zintkala Mahpiya Wi Blackowl, Sky Bird Woman, the birth of her baby girl at one of the water protector camps in North Dakota was the ultimate act of resistance.'
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe removes members amid per cap issues (October 20, 2016)
The Michigan tribe earlier this year lowered the annual payment to $60,000 for most adults.
The First Peoples Fund recognized Lynette Two Bulls and Phillip Whiteman Jr. for positively impacting Native communities.
Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans (October 20, 2016)
As the next few weeks progress we fill our pages with significant political coverage to help inform our people about the candidates.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native people (October 20, 2016)
As Natives, we have been omitted from history texts, as taught in the American school system.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala veteran shot and killed by police (October 20, 2016)
A high speed chase by Las Vegas, Nevada, police ended in the shooting death of 50-year-old Rex Vance Wilson, an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe.
Duane Yazzie: Spirituality prevails as #NoDAPL fight continues (October 20, 2016)
'It is an ultimate stand that may determine the future of life on the Earth Mother.'
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe opens reservation to resistance camp (October 20, 2016)
The land near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, will be offered to those who want a more permanent place to stay, Chairman Dave Archambault II said.
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