Hopi Tribe seeks support for long-overdue land transfer (May 18, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe is looking to federal government to fulfill a long-overdue promise that's connected to a seemingly endless land dispute.

Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department (May 18, 2018)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is helping out a new crew of firefighters in southern California.

Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy (May 18, 2018)

Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.

Lac du Flambeau Band awaits results of autopsy in search for missing man (May 18, 2018)

Family and friends are offering tributes to Antonio Roché, a 24-year-old Lac du Flambeau man who went missing earlier this month.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel (May 18, 2018)

Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.

Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (May 17, 2018)

A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.

Museum in Germany returns items stolen from Native graves in Alaska (May 17, 2018)

A museum in Germany is returning items that were stolen from Native graves in Alaska to their rightful place.

Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act (May 17, 2018)

A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people 'criminalized, detained and sent to prisons' (May 17, 2018)

A top United Nations official is finding commonalities among indigenous struggles throughout the Americas.

Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre (May 16, 2018)

An unprecedented audio-visual art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre is traveling around South Dakota.

Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case (May 16, 2018)

After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation goes to court to protect prayer camp (May 16, 2018)

Citing a 'historical pattern and practice of harassment,' the Ramapough Lunaape Nation is trying to protect a prayer camp on ancestral land.

Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing (May 16, 2018)

TigerSwan, hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is trying to clear its name in North Dakota.

'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada (May 16, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe and the Walker River Paiute Tribe are slamming a land transfer bill that was drafted without their input.

Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C (May 16, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is reducing hepatitis C among its citizens, reporting a 90 percent cure rate for those testing positive.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night (May 16, 2018)

Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

Bureau of Indian Education faces questions about safety and security (May 15, 2018)

Are Bureau of Indian Education schools safe and secure? That's a question being posed on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls (May 15, 2018)

Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill (May 15, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.

Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.

'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA (May 14, 2018)

With the Department of Veterans Affairs still lacking leadership, one Native veteran is glad Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) helped derail the man who was supposed to lead the agency.

Three men accused raping 9-year-old Native girl in Utah found not guilty (May 14, 2018)

Despite the testimony of the Native victim, now 11 years old, a jury cleared three men of sexual assault.

Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers (May 14, 2018)

Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.

Graham Lee Brewer: Marvel Comics brings an Indigenous superhero to life (May 14, 2018)

Will Marvel’s Snowguard, an Inuk teen, break stereotypes?

Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case (May 14, 2018)

Although much has changed, the words of treaties remain, in the Constitution’s words, the 'supreme law of the land.'

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor (May 14, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.

Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.

'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression (May 14, 2018)

Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression in Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women (May 14, 2018)

'Women are a goddess; the grocery cart and the woman carry the man, in a sense,' says Lakota musician Wanbli Ceya, who also performs as JuQ.

Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation (May 14, 2018)

American Indian and Alaska Native students trail in graduation rates and test scores.

Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project (May 11, 2018)

The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.

Mark Trahant: Tara Sweeney finally gets her day on Capitol Hill (May 11, 2018)

Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration.

Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills (May 11, 2018)

Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.


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