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Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice (08/28)
The 1855 Treaty Authority hopes to provoke a court battle to confirm off-reservation harvesting rights.
Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (08/28)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.
Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers (08/28)
Water levels will affect the survival of salmon and other fish that play a key role in tribal culture.
Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden breaks ground Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden breaks ground (08/28)
The vision of having a place that immortalizes in bronze four iconic figures who left their indelible mark on Native history, medicine, religion, philosophy, art, law and public policy is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses Cobell deadline Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses Cobell deadline (08/28)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright announced that the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has missed the deadline for administering their Cobell Land Buy Back program.
Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win (08/27)
Remains that have been declared to be 'Native American' remain in limbo under a lawsuit filed by professors at the University of California.
Harlan McKosato: Isleta Pueblo opposes city development plan Harlan McKosato: Isleta Pueblo opposes city development plan (08/27)
Urban sprawl is posing many threats to Indian country when it comes to tribal land and water rights.
Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California (08/27)
The Pala Band responded to 920 calls last year, 620 of which were off the reservation.
Hillary Clinton campaign reaches out to tribal voters in Nevada Hillary Clinton campaign reaches out to tribal voters in Nevada (08/27)
The Democratic candidate's staff has held eight Native vote events in the state so far this year.
Pokagon Band breaks ground on village with housing complex Pokagon Band breaks ground on village with housing complex (08/27)
The first phase of the project features eight homes that are expected to be complete in the spring of 2016.
Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conference Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conference (08/27)
The 23rd annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference is underway in Colorado.
EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster (08/27)
Workers underestimated the water pressure at the site, according to the first government-led assessment of the incident.
Paper must ask to attend Eastern Cherokee council meetings Paper must ask to attend Eastern Cherokee council meetings (08/27)
Freedom of the press remains a work in progress on the tribe's reservation in North Carolina.
Native Sun News: Health workers come together for race relations Native Sun News: Health workers come together for race relations (08/27)
When former-Regional Health nurse, Ryane Oliva, had a video posted on social media of her saying, 'Indians suck,' little did she know that her immediate firing would have such a positive impact on Rapid City race relations.
Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida (08/26)
In a unanimous decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rental tax that was imposed on the reservation.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill (08/26)
The Navajo Nation and the Southern Ute Tribe are still dealing with the effects of the August 5 disaster.
Obama picks two for National Advisory Council on Indian Education Obama picks two for National Advisory Council on Indian Education (08/26)
Doreen Brown, who is Alaska Native, and Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, will serve on the council.
Gun Lake Tribe consolidates governmental offices at new campus Gun Lake Tribe consolidates governmental offices at new campus (08/26)
Citizens and visitors will be able to access services and programs in one convenient location.
County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe (08/26)
Chairman Vincent Armenta accepted an invitation to talk but warned of a potential distraction to the process.
Indian Health Service sets second meeting to discuss LGBT issues Indian Health Service sets second meeting to discuss LGBT issues (08/26)
The meeting will be held at Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, D.C., on September 11.
Kickapoo Tribe adds former treasurer to lawsuit against ex-chair Kickapoo Tribe adds former treasurer to lawsuit against ex-chair (08/26)
Current Chairman Lester Randall is blaming two former leaders for the the tribe's financial situation.
Former Navajo Nation leaders blamed for lack of women's shelter Former Navajo Nation leaders blamed for lack of women's shelter (08/26)
The Shiprock Home for Women and Children was supposed to receive more than $1.4 million in funds from the state of New Mexico.
Native Sun News: Miss Crow Fair thanks family for strong support Native Sun News: Miss Crow Fair thanks family for strong support (08/26)
Gabrielle Plenty Hawk has been very busy, serving as an ambassador for the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes at numerous rodeos and western events throughout Montana.
Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium (08/26)
Debra White Plume spent the past seven years of her life doggedly making a feature documentary that premiered just in time to serve its purpose.
Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case (08/25)
Alaska Natives who were looking for a new era in tribal-state relations have seen their dreams dashed by the state's top leaders.
Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project (08/25)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.
President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska (08/25)
The president will be the first to visit the Arctic when he touches down in the Native community of Kotzebue.
Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forest Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forest (08/25)
Malachi Bradley got separated from his family in a national forest that borders the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
Native Sun News: Behind the scenes with Indian relay racing team Native Sun News: Behind the scenes with Indian relay racing team (08/25)
Relay racing is now a major Indian rodeo event. Yet, media coverage of this wild melee is normally limited to an amazing photo of the winning team, colorful and bold.
Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine (08/25)
Tribal government officials and grassroots organizers carried on their emergency response efforts from a 3-million-gallon 'blowout' of toxic mine waste that polluted the Animas River on the Southern Ute Reservation and the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation.
Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest (08/24)
The three-day trip in September includes visits with tribal leaders and agency officials in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundaries Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundaries (08/24)
The outcome of Nebraska v. Parker will determine whether non-Indian liquor stores must pay a 10 percent tax to the tribe.
Lakota Country Times: Documentary focuses on Lakota language Lakota Country Times: Documentary focuses on Lakota language (08/24)
A new documentary, Rising Voices, tells the story about the struggles to save the Lakota language.
Native Sun News: Drum group returns to county detention facility Native Sun News: Drum group returns to county detention facility (08/24)
Collaborative efforts by the Sheriff’s Office, inmates, and community volunteer advocates have succeeded in bringing the traditional Native American music back to the Pennington County Jail in South Dakota.
Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (08/21)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.

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