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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol (05/20)
Rain-soaked horseback riders converged on the Oglala Sioux Tribal offices to protest a referendum election to legalize alcohol on the dry reservation.
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills (05/19)
Indigenous youth and their colleagues got a special look at the legislative process thanks to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties (05/19)
Constrained by history, we are watching from the cheap seats as both parties splinter in a manner that would be no big deal in a parliamentary system but is a very big deal when there are only two parties and both of them are facing a revolt from below.
LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values (05/19)
At the age of 85, I join my 28-year-old grandson who helped me draft this op-ed, in support of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.
Montana establishes 13 satellite voting offices in Indian Country Montana establishes 13 satellite voting offices in Indian Country (05/19)
The offices are located in nine counties and will help tribal citizens exercise their voting rights.
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (05/19)
Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course
Sandia Pueblo welcomes media to GOP convention in New Mexico Sandia Pueblo welcomes media to GOP convention in New Mexico (05/19)
All media requests have been approved as the tribe's leader said there never was a 'ban' on coverage at the event.
Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay (05/19)
Concerns about unique issues in Indian Country and lack of consultation were glossed over by the Obama administration.
Native Sun News: Bernie Sanders stages rallies in Lakota country Native Sun News: Bernie Sanders stages rallies in Lakota country (05/19)
Mother Nature provided the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign with perfect weather to stage two Lakota country rallies in South Dakota.
Donald Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees Donald Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees (05/18)
Allison H. Eid doesn't have much of a record on Indian issues at the Colorado Supreme Court but her husband is well known for his advocacy efforts.
Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking (05/18)
Chairman Floyd Azure said women and girls on the Montana reservation are selling themselves for drugs.
Sandia Pueblo bans media from upcoming Republican meeting Sandia Pueblo bans media from upcoming Republican meeting (05/18)
The state Republican Party said it wasn't aware of the media ban until it was too late to change the venue.
Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (05/18)
AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.
Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant (05/18)
Nestle, the world's largest food company, wanted to tap into a spring in the tribe's treaty territory.
Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump (05/18)
So what is a Republican candidate for Congress to do? Support Donald Trump and some of his nonsensical policies?
Native Sun News: Group aims to empower young Oglala citizens Native Sun News: Group aims to empower young Oglala citizens (05/18)
A small group of educated Oglala Lakota citizens have teamed up to empower their fellow 'millennials' to get involved in tribal government.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues (05/17)
Two landmark tribal justice laws have made a significant impact in Indian Country in the last six years and key members of Congress are looking to build on those gains.
NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference (05/17)
The reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority of the National American Indian Housing Council.
Brandon Ecoffey: Democrat Bernie Sanders puts the people first Brandon Ecoffey: Democrat Bernie Sanders puts the people first (05/17)
If real change is to ever come to Indian Country, it will not come packaged by the political elites who stand to benefit from the status-quo.
Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquor Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquor (05/17)
The election was due to take place on Tuesday but a protest convinced the tribal council to pull the plug.
Isleta Pueblo set to change blood quantum standard after vote Isleta Pueblo set to change blood quantum standard after vote (05/17)
Tribal members voted to lower the standard from 1/2 to 1/4 Isleta blood but some challenges have been filed.
Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other (05/17)
The government has underfunded us and degraded our rights to the land and the glory it brings when influenced with our spirituality and connection to it.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (05/16)
The committee will take testimony on bills to expand tribal jurisdiction, reauthorize the Tribal Law and Order Act and address leasing issues for a New Mexico tribe.
Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region (05/16)
The leader of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and South Dakota's Congressional delegation aren't convinced of the agency's new improvement agreements.
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native bills Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native bills (05/16)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to benefit Alaska Native heath and another to help Native youth.
Mark Trahant: Media misses the story on Bernie Sanders in Indian Country Mark Trahant: Media misses the story on Bernie Sanders in Indian Country (05/16)
You have to give Bernie Sanders credit for elevating American Indian and Alaska Native issues.
Leon Thompson: Bernie Sanders is fighting to protect Native rights Leon Thompson: Bernie Sanders is fighting to protect Native rights (05/16)
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a politician even talk about Indians let alone include them in his race for President.
Native Sun News: Denise Juneau campaigns in Cheyenne country Native Sun News: Denise Juneau campaigns in Cheyenne country (05/16)
Denise Juneau, the first Native woman in Montana to be twice elected to a state-wide executive position, is challenging Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke for the state's Congressional seat.
Congress passes bill to remove 'Eskimo' and 'Aleut' from two laws Congress passes bill to remove 'Eskimo' and 'Aleut' from two laws (05/13)
The terms are considered outdated and will be replaced by the more general 'Alaska Native' and 'Alaska Natives' if President Barack Obama signs the bill.
Leader of United Keetoowah Band faces impeachment hearing Leader of United Keetoowah Band faces impeachment hearing (05/12)
Two council members are accusing Chief George Wickliffe of misappropriating tribal funds, violating his oath of office and approving payments without approval.
Bernie Sanders promises to tackle inequality in Indian Country Bernie Sanders promises to tackle inequality in Indian Country (05/12)
The Democratic presidential candidate earned an endorsement from John Yellow Bird Steele, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (05/12)
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking quick action on bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking quick action on bills (05/12)
In the last two months alone, the committee has sent 11 bills to the Senate floor.
South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site (05/12)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is claiming that his remarks to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were 'his personal opinion' and were separate from the state's opposition to a land-into-trust application for a sacred site.
Blackfeet citizens want to join lawsuit over lease at sacred site Blackfeet citizens want to join lawsuit over lease at sacred site (05/12)
The Montana tribe celebrated when the Interior Department canceled an energy lease in the Badger-Two Medicine Area but litigation is still pending in federal court.

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