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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit (04/28)
With oil set to flow in a couple of weeks, the tribe is focusing on reversing the Trump administration's approval of the pipeline.
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (04/28)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (04/28)
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.
Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (04/28)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.
Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending bill Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending bill (04/27)
The federal government might not shut down after all if Congress takes action before the end of the week.
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (04/27)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.
Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into job Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into job (04/27)
President Donald Trump has yet to announce his picks for Deputy Secretary, the Solicitor of the Interior or Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.
Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (04/27)
James Singer is the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, ‘why run?’
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (04/27)
Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (04/26)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city (04/26)
Three city council members in Homer could be voted out of office for a resolution that opposes the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers (04/26)
A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about corruption and misconduct.
Former top Bureau of Indian Affairs official joins Washington firm Former top Bureau of Indian Affairs official joins Washington firm (04/25)
Larry Roberts is the latest high-profile addition to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office (04/25)
Unless Congress acts to replace or extend the budget, nonessential government services would stop at 12:01 a.m. Saturday – Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (04/24)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?
Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp (04/24)
Hemp production represents a way for the Connecticut tribe to diversify its economy.
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (04/24)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (04/24)
Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.
Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (04/21)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.
Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples (04/21)
‘San Salvador’ is a symbol of the brutal and dominating legacy of a deadly by-gone era of Spanish and Catholic imperialism.
American Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cut American Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cut (04/21)
President Donald Trump wants to eliminate all funding for a federal agency that helps libraries across Indian Country.
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (04/20)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.
Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment (04/20)
The North Carolina tribe's legislative body is moving ahead with impeachment proceedings
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (04/19)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' (04/19)
Opponents said the change from 'Navajo Nation' to the 'Dine Nation' would confuse tribal citizens and outsiders.
Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service (04/19)
Tribal opponents still have time to stop oil from flowing through the controversial project.
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (04/19)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.
Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (04/18)
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (04/18)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.
Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country (04/18)
The new leader of the Department of Justice is heeding calls to pay more attention to high rates of crime in Indian Country.
Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (04/18)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (04/18)
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress (04/17)
The 2018 congressional elections already promise to be extraordinary.
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: 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.

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