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Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (02/17)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.
Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 (02/17)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cuts Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cuts (02/16)
The superintendent for Navajo schools said 'alarming' calls for the Trump administration to eliminate Head Start funding could leave tribal children without preschool programs or the education resources they desperately need to succeed.
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (02/16)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline (02/16)
The decision from the Donald Trump administration marks another slight to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access firms see spills and explosions Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access firms see spills and explosions (02/16)
Two giant oil companies involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline experienced toxic spills and fiery explosions on their other lines in February.
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (02/15)
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (02/15)
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (02/14)
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.
New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline (02/14)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) is toeing the Republican party line when it comes to the controversial project.
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era (02/14)
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.
Native Sun News Today: Indian lawmakers invited to 'cracker barrel' Native Sun News Today: Indian lawmakers invited to 'cracker barrel' (02/14)
Three Native American legislators are among the 21 South Dakota state lawmakers invited to meet the public at the first-ever cracker barrel in Rapid City.
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (02/13)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.
Army Corps gave green light to Dakota Access Pipeline in key memo Army Corps gave green light to Dakota Access Pipeline in key memo (02/13)
The agency with a history of mistrust in Indian Country helped the Donald Trump administration justify its approval of the controversial project.
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (02/13)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era (02/13)
National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby is delivering the speech in Washington, D.C.
More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (02/13)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.
Mark Trahant: The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over Mark Trahant: The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over (02/13)
The Trump administration has been in office for less than a month — and already the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is again proceeding.
Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline (02/10)
The fate of the controversial project lies in the hands of a federal judge who has twice refused to stop construction in North Dakota.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting (02/09)
Members of the panel are hoping bipartisanship wins the day even as Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on Capitol Hill.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status (02/09)
The tribe's ancestors negotiated and signed treaties in the late 1800s but they have yet to be formally acknowledged by the United States.
Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand (02/09)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is already fighting back with a request to halt all construction activities.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (02/09)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.
Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member (02/08)
A billionaire with no experience in public education will have major sway over Indian youth as part of the president's new administration.
Key Dakota Access document from Army Corps wasn't filed in court Key Dakota Access document from Army Corps wasn't filed in court (02/08)
The agency with a long history of mistrust in Indian Country prepared a legal and technical analysis as part of the Trump administration's push for the pipeline.
Tribes promise fight to keep Dakota Access Pipeline out of homeland Tribes promise fight to keep Dakota Access Pipeline out of homeland (02/08)
President Donald Trump and his new administration continue to wage war against Indian Country.
Trump administration formally approves easement for Dakota Access Pipeline Trump administration formally approves easement for Dakota Access Pipeline (02/07)
A series of documents filed in federal court confirmed the heavily-anticipated decision after the new occupant of the White House set the motion in place.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (02/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.
Albert Bender: Donald Trump goes blitzkrieg on #NoDAPL movement Albert Bender: Donald Trump goes blitzkrieg on #NoDAPL movement (02/07)
In this case it seems that Donald Trump is taking a page out of Andrew Jackson’s playbook.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing (02/07)
Lawmakers will hear from tribal leaders and federal officials about emergency management in Indian Country.
Dakota Access offers timeline as Trump administration finalizes decision on pipeline Dakota Access offers timeline as Trump administration finalizes decision on pipeline (02/06)
Crude could placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline within 60 days and oil could be flowing along the entire length of the 1,172-mile route in less than 90 days.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills (02/06)
The committee is set to advance a slew of bills that address economic development, employment, Native languages, water rights and other issues.
Tiffany Midge: You too can sponsor a member of the Chump Cabinet Tiffany Midge: You too can sponsor a member of the Chump Cabinet (02/06)
All chumps need a good home, will you open up yours?
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law (02/06)
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader (02/03)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.

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