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Arizona ranks high on states with offensive place names eyed for change

With 67 locations that have the word “squaw” in their name, Arizona could be a primary target when federal officials meet with tribes to talk about possible new names for places that currently contain a slur against Native American women. ... Read more»

Tribal leaders welcome return of White House meetings after four years

Tribal leaders said the just-ended White House summit on tribal affairs “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native Americans a voice in the process. ... Read more»

Broader tribal sovereignty at stake in federal Indian Child Welfare Act case

A law to protect Native families from being separated is on a path to the Supreme Court where the 41-year-old law could be upended, and tribal advocates fear the real goal of the deep-pocketed effort to overturn the law is an erosion of tribal sovereignty to benefit special interests.... Read more»