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Alaska Native Corporations

article LETTER: To Bethel Native Corporation Shareholders
(Alaska) -- Its that time of year again. Bethel Native Corporation is soliciting interested shareholders to file if they are interested in serving on the BNC board....
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Chief Wahoo

article The Indians got rid of Chief Wahoo, but they should do more
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians think getting rid of one racist image means their work is done, and that they can pack up their “How to Handle Having a Racist...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Activist facing riot trial seeks judge's help with evidence
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to force...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Ballot tampering alleged in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- An audit investigating Birdtown’s disputed 2017 Tribal Council race has concluded that ballot tampering is the likely culprit, with alleged...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Elizabeth Warren addresses Native heritage claims, 'Pocahontas' and slams Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) directly addressed her Native American heritage in a speech to the National Congress of American Indians on...
article Elizabeth Warren, Addressing Claims of Native Ancestry, Vows to Press for Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed questions about her racial heritage and vowed in a speech on Wednesday to a group of tribes to do more for Native...
article Warren accuses Trump of 'disrespect' to Native Americans for 'Pocahontas' nickname
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had it with the whole “Pocahontas” thing. The Massachusetts Democrat used a surprise appearance Wednesday...
article Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday morning, forcefully responding to...
article Warren Denies Using Native American Claim To Advance Career
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is disrespecting Native Americans by referring to her as "Pocahontas."...
article Warren Responds To Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Jabs In Surprise Speech To Native American Group
(Washington D.C.) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren defended her claims of Native American heritage and responded to the nickname President Donald Trump uses to...
article Warren says Trump ‘will never take’ away her Native American heritage
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren reaffirmed her claims of Native American heritage during an address to community leaders on Wednesday, pushing back against...
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Federal Recognition

article Long-awaited tribal recognition … and what it means for William & Mary
(Virginia) -- The winds blowing over what once was called Tsenacommacah seem to be finally changing direction. The biggest change came in late January, when President...
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First Nations

article Justin Trudeau promises new focus on rights of Indigenous peoples
(Ottawa) -- “Going forward, recognition of rights will guide all government relations with Indigenous Peoples,” Prime Minister says in speech to House of...
article Trudeau promises government recognition of Indigenous rights
(Ottawa) -- The federal government says it will support Indigenous people in realizing their visions for their futures and in rebuilding their nations by creating new...
article Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a fundamental rethink of how the federal government recognizes Indigenous rights and title, vowing to work with...
article First Nations leaders react with caution to Justin Trudeau's Indigenous rights plan
(Ottawa) -- First Nations leaders remain cautious of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announced plan to recognize Indigenous rights in the Constitution through...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Feds Want End To Texas Suit Over Indian Child Welfare Act [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior urged a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a suit led by Texas alleging a federal law that sets rules for adoption...
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Lac du Flambeau

article Tribal Leader Asks State To Back Tribal Action Plans On Drugs
(Wisconsin) -- Following the recent arrests of five men in the death of 25-year-old Wayne Valliere, Jr. of Lac du Flambeau, the Lac du Flambeau Band Of Lake Superior...
article Recent murder sparks change in one tribe's efforts to combat crime
(Wisconsin) -- Three counties and a tribe seated inside them are overhauling how they handle the drug problems effecting them. The Lac du Flambeau band of the Chippewa...
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LGBTQ

article These Stunning Portraits Show What It’s Like To Be A Two-Spirit Native American Today
(California) -- On Feb. 3, the largest powwow to celebrate two-spirits was held in San Francisco. "Two-spirit" is a term to unify the continuum of gender...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article How California Is Blocking Native Americans From the Weed Business
(California) -- Like most folks, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel got into the weed business for the money. The 700-member tribe, situated about 45 minutes east of San...
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Mascot Issue

article Mason City mom looks to discuss changes to Mason City Mohwaks nickname
(Iowa) -- A Mason City mother is pushing for changes to the Mason City Schools nickname, the Mohawks. Le Anne Clausen de Montes presented a letter to the Mason City...
article Move to retire Wells’ Native American mascot gets significant support
(Maine) -- Two prominent members of the committee charged with studying Wells High School’s Native American-themed Warriors mascot called for the imagery to be...
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Menominee Tribe

article State of the Tribes address focuses on natural resources
(Wisconsin) -- At the Capitol Tuesday, the annual State of the Tribes address was delivered by former Menominee Tribal chair Gary Besaw. He said the state’s tribes...
article Tribes use speech to call for help fighting UP mine
(Wisconsin) -- A Menominee Indian tribal member is asking the Wisconsin Legislature for tougher action to stop chronic wasting disease and to join the fight against the...
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Mining & Drilling

article Mining project near sacred Lakota site raises concerns from public
(South Dakota) -- A controversial meeting hosted by the Pennington County Board of Commissioners brought about concerns of Native American land rights and the question...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article New manager named at Choctaw Shopping Center
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Shopping Center Enterprise announced this week the appointment of W. Diane Maxwell as its new General Manager. Maxwell is a Mississippi Band...
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Navajo Nation

article Crossing Borders: 'Engineers Without Borders' Collaborate to Bring More Water to Navajo Mountain
(Arizona) -- In June 2006 a wildfire on Navajo Mountain destroyed all vegetation resulting in debris and sediment contaminating Beaver Springs, the source of all water...
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Paulette Jordan

article Gannon serving in Idaho legislature
(Idaho) -- Marge Gannon has been selected to substitute for Paulette Jordan in the Idaho House of Representatives. Rep. Jordan announced she would step away from the...
article Paulette Jordan to visit Fort Hall Feb. 20
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan will be at a public meeting hosted by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes at the Chiefs Event Center in Fort Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 12:30 to 1:...
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Trail of Tears

article New sign unveiled at Red Clay State Historic Park
(Tennessee) -- Members of the Trail of Tears Association and Red Clay State Historic Park officials gathered to unveil a new sign at the park on Feb. 7.
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Water Issues

article Broken pipes cause hundreds to lose water on Rocky Boy's Reservation
(Montana) -- Nearly 200 homes are without running water on the Rocky Boy's Reservation after a cold snap broke pipes last week. Yellowstone Public Media reported...
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Other News

article Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism
(Washington D.C.) -- A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers Wednesday that his agency is making “strong improvements” in the oversight of...
article Panel rejects Native American boarding school victims’ bill
(South Dakota) -- A state Senate panel has rejected a bill aimed at allowing victims of childhood sexual abuse at Native American boarding schools to file lawsuits...
article Congress Presses BIE Director For Answers On Chemawa, Native Education
(Washington D.C.) -- Oregon’s federal boarding school for Native Americans drew further scrutiny Wednesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Bureau of Indian Education...
article 'I didn't know': Fargo event raises awareness of murdered, missing indigenous women
(North Dakota) -- About 100 people marched down Broadway and gathered downtown Wednesday, Feb. 14, for a local event in recognition of Murdered and Missing Indigenous...
article ​Drums in Fargo for missing Indigenous women
(North Dakota) -- Native drums reverberated through Downtown Fargo Wednesday when more than 200 people marched to bring awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous...
article A march for missing and murdered Native American women
(South Dakota) -- Downtown Rapid City was filled with chants of “Have you seen our sisters?” Wednesday morning. It was all part of the “Remember the...
article Utes, with help, connect with homeland
(Colorado) -- A team of BLM specialists that worked to bring Ute tribe elders and children to their ancestral lands in the Grand Valley and the manager of two national...
article This waterfront trail and park will be named for Nisqually activist Billy Frank Jr.
(Washington) -- The Port of Olympia commission has unanimously approved a waterfront project that will name a trail and park for Billy Frank Jr., the legendary Nisqually...
article City, developer eye Waterloo Greyhound Park solution
(Iowa) -- A local developer and city officials are working to secure the demolition of the former Waterloo Greyhound Park. Deer Creek Development, which created the...
article How a new guard of Indigenous chefs is sharing its traditions
(Calgary) -- Shantel Tallow pulls a batch of golden bannock out of the oven. Made with a traditional formula of flour, baking powder and water, it's baked in a 9-...
article Montana Enlists Tribal Tourism Officer To Boost 'Authentic' Native Tourism
(Montana) -- The Montana Department of Commerce is creating a new position to promote tourism in Indian Country. Casey Lozar with the Department of Commerce says the new...
article ‘Twilight towers’ issue pits wireless industry against Native American, historical preservation groups
(Washington D.C.) -- The FCC has opened a proceeding on the so-called Twilight Towers, an issue that is clearly split between the wireless industry and some Native...
article Sioux Falls to get Gear Up trial
(South Dakota) -- One of the criminal trials in the Gear Up Scandal is being moved to Sioux Falls from Charles Mix County. Attorney General Marty Jackley says he...
article Montreal police a central theme at Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations
(Montreal) -- The Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations got an earful from Indigenous people Wednesday on how they feel Montreal police treat them. “Every time...
article Sacred Circle Healthcare
(Utah) -- Have you heard of the health clinic Sacred Circle Healthcare? Brooke & Kari sat down with Lance Johnson, clinic director at Sacred Circle Healthcare, to...
article Charter School Breaks Ground for New High School
(New Mexico) -- The Native American Community Academy broke ground for their new high school Wednesday afternoon on the Central New Mexico Community College main campus...
article Harvard Tries to Catch Up, Hires First Tenured Professor in Native American Studies
(Massachusetts) -- After nearly 400 years, Harvard University has hired its first tenured professor of Native American studies. This is an important step in recognizing...
article University of Montana honors Professor Rosalyn LaPier, other esteemed faculty
(Montana) -- The idea was ordinary, but the execution was extraordinary. As she normally would in a class about oral learning, Harvard University senior lecturer Ann...
article Cassinelli: Prehistoric Mexican pottery found in Western Nevada
(Nevada) -- As a tour guide at the Nevada State Museum, I often take groups of students through the Native American exhibit titled "Under One Sky." As we go...
article It’s taken thousands of years, but Western science is finally catching up to Traditional Knowledge
(Worldwide) -- Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50...
article North America’s Oldest Continuously Settled Native American Site is Revealed through Photographs of its People
(Alaska) -- Point Hope, a small Iñupiaq village in northwest Alaska, is the oldest continuously inhabited village on the North American continent. The Iñupiat have lived...
article Construction Of American Indian Cultural Center Resumes This Summer
(Oklahoma) -- Construction should resume this summer on the American Indian Cultural Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Land agreements between the State, City of...
article "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" opening at Yakima Cinemas on Friday
(Washington) -- "Neither Wolf Nor Dog," an independent film that debuted a year ago at four theaters, including the Yakama Nation Heritage Theater in Toppenish, opens...
article City leaders meet about Hiawatha statue in La Crosse
(Wisconsin) -- For nearly 60 years, the 25 foot high Hiawatha sculpture designed and built by Anthony Zimmerhakl has been standing in La Crosse's Riverside Park. The...
article Disaster Movie Guru Roland Emmerich to Helm Historical Epic ‘Maya Lord’
(Hollywood) -- Roland Emmerich, the master of blowing shit up, is tackling a historical epic. Emmerich will helm Maya Lord, a project being compared to Dances With...
article Exploring The Real History Of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- A new exhibit at the National Museum of American Indians takes visitors from the Trail of Tears to Native Americans in pop culture. We’ll talk with...
article Native American art from the present and the past
(California) -- This weekend, traditional and contemporary interpretations of Native American aesthetics are on display at the American Indian Art Show. The exhibition,...
article MORON ALERT: Outrage as an 'Instagram friendly' tourist sign is built at the site of an infamous Aboriginal massacre
(Australia) -- A life-size photo frame with the words 'I took the leap' has been built at the historical site of an Aboriginal massacre, enraging locals. The...
article Flights resume on tribal land after fatal Grand Canyon crash
(Arizona) -- Flight restrictions put in place in the Grand Canyon after a sightseeing helicopter crashed last weekend have been lifted. Three British tourists were...
article New video released of fatal Glendale crash involving a tribal police officer
(Arizona) -- New video has been released showing the moment a Navajo Nation police officer struck and killed a bicyclist in Glendale back in September of last year.
article Winter Storm Buries Parts Of The Blackfeet Reservation
(Montana) -- A prolonged winter storm has closed roads, schools and tribal offices on the Blackfeet Reservation. Five feet of wind-drifted snow buried roads in some...
article Islanders, officials, discuss the dire state of river herring
(Massachusetts) -- Local fishermen, tribe and town officials, state and federal officials, and concerned citizens gathered Monday in the cavernous Wampanoag Tribe of Gay...
article Commercial fleet highlights economic impact of Sitka Sound herring catch
(Alaska) -- Despite three days of impassioned testimony before the Board of Fisheries in January, not much has changed for the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, which...
article Former Rocky Boy clinic CFO Sutherland sentenced to prison for wire fraud
(Montana) -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced Kathy Ann Sutherland of Box Elder to 12...
article Rocky Boy's 'Three Musketeers' rely on basketball, each other through life's minefields
(Montana) -- At their darkest moments, when the perils of reservation life ranging from substance abuse to what their coach calls “the icy tentacles of abject...

2/13/2018

article Trump fights releasing details on national monument decision
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. government says it does not have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink...
article Appeals court hears tribal challenge to SD child removals
(South Dakota) -- A lawyer representing two Native American tribes urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to keep in place the changes a judge ordered for a South Dakota...
article Judge's Ruling in Custody Battle Leads to Child's Abrupt Goodbye with Foster Parents
(Minnesota) -- Foster parents Jason and Danielle Clifford lost their fight to finish the adoption of their 6-year-old foster child KSTP is identifying as "P"...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota sues major opioid manufacturers and distributors
(North Dakota) -- A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux alleges that major manufacturers and distributors of opioids created a public...
article This Native American tribe is reviving rural Oklahoma's economy
(Oklahoma) -- Jason Reeves knows what a good cut of steak looks like before it hits your dinner plate. Standing in the middle of a 50-foot-wide cooler, he points out...
article Menominee’s Gary Besaw delivers State of the Tribes
(Wisconsin) -- At the Capitol Tuesday, the annual State of the Tribes address was delivered by former Menominee Tribal chair Gary Besaw. He said the state’s tribes...
article 'Another kind of pain': Survivors, family members share grief at MMIWG hearings in N.B.
(New Brunswick) -- The mother of an Indigenous girl who was murdered in northern New Brunswick in 2009 is calling for tougher laws in Canada. "If you murder someone...
article Colten Boushie verdict: Lack of Indigenous jurors reduces confidence in courts, Jagmeet Singh says
(Ottawa) -- Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says not having representative juries reduces confidence in the justice system in cases like the acquittal of a white farmer...
article 'Justice for Colten' rally held outside Justice Minister's office in Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- Dozens of people rallied outside the Vancouver constituency office of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday afternoon, to show their support...
article Cowlitz Tribe Grateful For Gov. Inslee’s Rejection of Vancouver Energy Oil Transfer Facility
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee recently followed through on a recommendation by the Washington State’s Energy Site Evaluation Council to reject the proposed...
article BLM Moves to Nearly Repeal Obama-Era Venting/Flaring Rule for Public, Tribal Lands
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to replace the Obama-era Waste Prevention Rule, which...
article Tourism operators brace for a potential Alberta boycott
(British Columbia) -- The spectre of retaliation by Albertans for B.C. government moves to limit oil shipments to the Canadian West Coast is stoking fear among some in...
article NPS seeks public comment on proposed inter-tribal cultural site at Desert View
(Arizona) -- The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to modify facilities at Desert View to create an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site...
article How a Solar Microgrid Is Helping an Indigenous California Tribe Achieve Community Resiliency
(California) -- With this year’s major storms cutting power for millions of Americans for days—and in the case of Puerto Rico, months on end—the...
article Navajo Generating Plant closure will deal blow to tribe
(Arizona) -- When Indian Country’s largest coal-fired power plant shuts down, the Navajo Nation will sacrifice hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenues...
article Court hears challenge on taking children from Native American homes
(Minnesota) -- A federal appeals court is considering a tribal challenge to a South Dakota county's procedures for removing children from homes. The Oglala and...
article What to expect from the debate on the indigenous experience with the Canadian justice system
(Ottawa) -- If you happen to tune into the House of Commons on Wednesday evening, you may find yourself wondering if you’ve somehow slipped into an alternate...
article Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council calls for review of RCMP conduct against Indigenous people
(British Columbia) -- The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is calling for a review of police conduct toward Indigenous people after the Independent Investigation Office...
article Even in death, Mi'kmaw woman's housing fight against her First Nation lives on
(Nova Scotia) -- The Federal Court of Canada has denied a bid to derail a human rights inquiry into housing on a Cape Breton First Nation, a case that stems from the...
article Nonprofit Works to Reintroduce Buffalo to Oglala Lakota Diet
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is one step closer to taking control of the food it eats: The Charging Buffalo...
article Musician to filmmaker to Native American historian
(Massachusetts) -- Philip Deloria joined the faculty of Harvard’s History Department last month as the School’s first tenured Native American professor, a...
article Stonegate Elementary Assignment Calling Native Americans ‘Red Men’ Sparks Outrage
(California) -- A third-grade teacher at Stonegate Elementary School in West Sacramento sent out a homework assignment last week that parents say was racist.
article San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos Launches Bid For State Assembly
(California) -- “I was born and raised in this community. As a tribal leader, a business owner, a community leader and as a County Supervisor, I have worked to...

2/12/2018

article Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care
(Washington D.C.) -- The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public...
article Tribe Continues Suit Against Drug Distributors; Refiles in State Court
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has refiled a lawsuit against opioid distributors in state court after a federal judge ruled that tribe’s court system had no...
article Tribe says it's being left out of Dakota Access study
(North Dakota) -- One of the four American Indian tribes still fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court says it's being left out of the process as federal...
article Little data exists on shadowy world of sex trafficking
(Arizona) -- In an empty parking lot in Window Rock, Navajo activist Meskee Yatsayte gripped a handmade sign, demanding justice. “End Human Trafficking,” the...
article Navajo Nation delegate wants tribe to oppose fugitive bill
(New Mexico) -- A member of the Navajo Nation Council is asking fellow lawmakers to oppose a federal bill that would give federal law enforcement officials the authority...
article Navajo Nation solicits additional solar development
(Arizona) -- The largest Native American owned utility plans to expand its 27 MW of solar holdings in Kayenta, Arizona, and is currently soliciting bids for the project...
article South Dakota's Federal ICWA Ruling Heads To 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
(South Dakota) -- The Indian Child Welfare Act lawsuit filed in Rapid City's federal court almost five years ago is going to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. A...
article Demise of Cleveland’s ‘Chief Wahoo’ opens the door for proper recognition of Maine’s Sockalexis
(Maine) -- Thanks to the courage and persistence of just one man, the end of the appearance of Chief Wahoo on the playing uniforms of the Cleveland Indians will finally...
article Sask. Premier Scott Moe welcomes 'difficult discussions' on racism following Gerald Stanley verdict
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province has "difficult discussions" ahead on racism, rural crime, and the justice system following...
article Maryland recognizes an Indian tribe, but other Native Americans aren't happy about it
(Maryland) -- When he needed to clear his head as a boy, Clarence Lone Wolf Tyler would head to the western shore of Smith Island to look for Indian arrowheads. Tyler, a...
article RADIO: Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog
(USA) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms. Now, President...
article Tribe gets support for federal recognition
(California) -- Santa Rosa commissioners have passed a resolution supporting a proposal to recognize the Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe Inc., as a federally...
article Tribe sues over hemp, CBD production
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin Indian tribe is suing the state over their ability to grow and produce certain hemp products containing THC. According to court documents...
article Native group opposes whaling area inclusion in offshore leases
(Alaska) -- Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat, the Native group organized to provide a unified representation and leadership of Arctic Native interests to state and federal...
article House panel says “tortoise” method better way to teach tribal issues
(South Dakota) -- A state lawmaker wanted the Legislature to require public schools provide instruction on South Dakota’s Indian history, culture and government....
article Idaho governor candidates gearing up for election
(Idaho) -- The race is starting to heat up in the Idaho governor’s race. The candidates have just a little over three months until the primary elections will take...
article Principal Chief’s Report on USET, Washington trip
(North Carolina) -- Last week, I traveled with members of Tribal Council to attend the USET conference in Washington, DC. My attendance at the conference was limited...
article LEGAL BLOG: Indian Nations Law Update – February 2018
(Washington D.C.) -- On Jan. 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the 9th Circuit’s decision in United States v. Washington, 2017 WL 21933387 (9th Cir...
article Native American boarding school victims seek SD law change
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers may establish a new window for victims of childhood sexual abuse at Native American boarding schools to file lawsuits against...
article Native American Treatment Center Faces Lawsuit From Yolo County
(California) -- The federal Indian Health Service wants to put an adolescent rehab program on farmland northwest of Davis, but Yolo County officials say the current...
article School board votes down Native American charter school
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma City Public Schools board members have voted 7-1 to shelve the creation of a Native American charter school on Monday night. Board members said...
article It Happened Here: First Native American-owned bank opens in Wapato in 1917
(Washington) -- As America was stepping into World War I, history was quietly being made in Wapato. In 1917, the American Commercial Bank opened for business at the...
article The Supreme Court Is Center Stage in Lawyer-Playwright's Tribal-Rights Drama
(Washington D.C.) -- "We have to educate Americans about who we are. Let's face it, no one else is. Theater is a very powerful way to do that," says Mary Kathryn Nagle,...
article Grand Canyon copter crashed on tribal land with fewer rules
(Arizona) -- A helicopter crash that killed three British tourists and left four others critically injured happened on tribal land in the Grand Canyon where air tours...
article Tilapia-Skin Bandages Heal Burns On Black Bears Caught In California's Thomas Fire
(California) -- Two black bears in Southern California have been released back into the wild after they were badly burned in last year's deadly Thomas Fire. When...
article Fatal shooting at Choctaw Travel Plaza in Grant
(Oklahoma) -- A person who was said to be brandishing a gun was shot and killed by security officers at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Grant late Sunday night.

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