Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship (January 12, 2018)

Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)

A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets (January 12, 2018)

Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)

A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Longtime chairman of Forest County Potawatomi Community steps down (January 11, 2018)

Harold 'Gus' Frank, the longtime chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, is retiring after 20 years of service.

Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department (January 11, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is seeking 'bipartisan' support for a major reorganization at the Department of the Interior that will impact Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water (January 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for legal costs and to raise awareness about the tribe’s history, dispossession of treaty land and natural resources.

Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court (January 10, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.

Eastern Cherokees see strong support for Tennessee land-into-trust bill (January 10, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is seeing strong support for a bill to restore some of its ancestral lands in Tennessee.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (January 10, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota).

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)

New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.

President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (January 9, 2018)

Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.

Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)

The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.

Interior Department wants grants to align with Secretary Zinke's 'priorities' (January 9, 2018)

Grants awarded by the Department of the Interior must comply with the 'priorities' of Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)

Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system? (January 8, 2018)

What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?

Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight (December 22, 2017)

The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)

A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)

On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)

It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.

President Trump disputes 'FAKE NEWS' about his Supreme Court nomination (December 19, 2017)

President Donald Trump is denying he considered rescinding the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (December 19, 2017)

Net neutrality is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the internet the same.

Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country (December 18, 2017)

The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history (December 18, 2017)

The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)

A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to senior Trump administration official for 'research' (December 15, 2017)

As the 2016 presidential election came to a close, Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to a former Department of the Interior official who then joined the Trump administration,

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 14, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is taking action to improve working conditions at the Department of the Interior after a landmark study showed a higher rate of harassment at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns? (December 14, 2017)

Native Americans and other minority races will rise up in great numbers in 2018 if they want to stop this madness that has taken over this country.

Navajo Nation signs contract to implement AMBER Alert system on reservation (December 14, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is finally close to implementing an AMBER Alert system on the reservation.

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat (December 13, 2017)

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)

The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.