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Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (04/13)
A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.
Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships (04/13)
The $60 million ceiling -- the maximum authorized in the settlement -- was hit after just four years.
Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (04/13)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.
Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation (04/13)
More gun violence erupted over the weekend on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation just days after tribal, state and federal officers met to talk about combining efforts to curb gun violence on the reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/12)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) launched the initiative with an official letter a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official.
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes (04/11)
Cherie Louise Rhoades was convicted of murdering four people, including her brother and niece, at the tribal offices in northern California.
Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (04/11)
The decision is a boost to non-Indians who opposed restrictions in Recapture Canyon.
Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety (04/10)
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (04/10)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation (04/10)
Lawmakers will be looking at the Native American Children's Safety Act, a new law aimed at addressing tribal foster care issues.
Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment (04/10)
The state of depression is growing exponentially amongst Americans.
Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (04/07)
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.
Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret (04/07)
The Army Corps of Engineers came to the firm's rescue regarding some of the information in a handful of oil spill response documents.
Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores (04/07)
Tribal officials, activists and allies said the stores should lose their licenses because they create numerous problems.
Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit (04/07)
'President Trump is breaking established environmental laws and treaties in his efforts to force through the Keystone XL Pipeline,' Indigenous Environmental Network activist Tom Goldtooth said.
Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (04/06)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.
Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis (04/06)
Bob Kelly has served as chairman of the Washington-based tribe for years but the Department of the Interior no longer recognizes him.
Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management (04/06)
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
Native reporter Jenni Monet wins award for work at Standing Rock Native reporter Jenni Monet wins award for work at Standing Rock (04/06)
'At their heart, her stories were about the religious freedom, sovereignty, and human rights sought by Indigenous people everywhere.'
Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/06)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continue to fight the project in federal court.
Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture (04/06)
Just over two decades ago Jacob Helvick was born to an adopted Lakota mother and raised in Humboldt, Iowa.
Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems (04/05)
The rates for the most part have not changed dramatically at irrigation systems in Indian Country.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues (04/05)
As petroleum industry investors announced theintroduction of crude oil into the Dakota Access Pipeline, resistance continued to break out like a rash all across Indian Country.
Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact (04/05)
The state of Montana and Congress already ratified the deal. Now it's up to tribal voters.
Stockbridge-Munsee Band leader addresses Wisconsin lawmakers Stockbridge-Munsee Band leader addresses Wisconsin lawmakers (04/05)
President Shannon Holsey cited education, health care and protecting the environment as top priorities for the 11 tribes and the state.
Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit (04/04)
A lawsuit filed in federal court in accuses the Trump administration of failing to consider all of the social, cultural and health impacts of the controversial project.
Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power' Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power' (04/04)
A dispute tied to the ouster of more than 300 people from the rolls is simmering in federal court.
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village (04/04)
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes euthanize dogs after attack on two-year-old boy Shoshone-Bannock Tribes euthanize dogs after attack on two-year-old boy (04/03)
Gunner Quagigant suffered severe injuries in the attack on the reservation in Idaho but is expected to recover fully.
Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska (04/03)
The route crosses the Ponca Tribe's trail of forced removal and the Yankton Sioux Tribe's ancestral territory.
Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (04/03)
The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (04/03)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (04/03)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction (04/03)
The arrest of drug offenders appears to be skyrocketing.
Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee (03/31)
The seven-member panel monitors the federal government's implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

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