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Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects (09/23)
The #NoDAPL movement is forcing federal agencies to re-examine their handling of large projects.
Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations (09/23)
The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.
House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property (09/23)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (09/23)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.
Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate (09/23)
Native Sun News Today extended a debate invitation to Paula Hawks and to Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) to a debate.
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (09/22)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
Republican lawmaker eagerly defends Dakota Access Pipeline Republican lawmaker eagerly defends Dakota Access Pipeline (09/22)
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) has a rocky relationship with Indian Country.
Democracy Now: Founder of Sacred Stone Camp stands ground Democracy Now: Founder of Sacred Stone Camp stands ground (09/22)
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a co-founder of the Sacred Stone Camp, about the #NoDAPL movement.
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote (09/22)
It’s time for politicians to treat American Indians and Alaska Natives as an important constituency, not an outside group living in our own homeland.
Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota (09/22)
Native citizens who lack identification will still be able to exercise their voting rights after winning a lawsuit in federal court.
Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah (09/21)
Native Americans have represented a majority and near majority in San Juan County yet non-Indians control the political system.
Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill (09/21)
With Republican lawmakers continuing to ignore the growing #NoDAPL movement, Democrats on Capitol Hill are taking matters into their own hands.
Native vote push propels two Rosebud citizens to utility board Native vote push propels two Rosebud citizens to utility board (09/21)
A concerted effort to turn out the Native vote paid off for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (09/21)
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.
Bill to protect tribal cultural property gains steam on Capitol Hill Bill to protect tribal cultural property gains steam on Capitol Hill (09/20)
H.Con.Res.122, the PROTECT Patrimony Resolution, condemns the sale, transfer and export of tribal property.
Jeffrey Whalen: It's time for new leadership in Oglala Sioux Tribe Jeffrey Whalen: It's time for new leadership in Oglala Sioux Tribe (09/20)
It’s fast coming up on the new election term for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Another rollercoaster week as #NoDAPL fight enters new phase Another rollercoaster week as #NoDAPL fight enters new phase (09/19)
The fate of the $3.8 billion project rests on actions in faraway Washington, D.C.
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (09/19)
Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' (09/19)
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (09/19)
Bills to reform the Indian Health Service and improve economic development opportunities in Indian Country are on the agenda.
Lakota Country Times: Ousted Oglala Sioux Tribe council member seeks seat again Lakota Country Times: Ousted Oglala Sioux Tribe council member seeks seat again (09/19)
Sonia Little Hawk-Weston will attempt to reclaim her seat that was taken from her by a vote of Oglala Sioux Tribe's council last month.
Sparring continues in #NoDAPL case as tribes seek halt to pipeline work Sparring continues in #NoDAPL case as tribes seek halt to pipeline work (09/16)
A federal judge forced an apology out of the Obama administration for its handling of the #NoDAPL case as attorneys returned to court.
Editorial: Making the Native vote count in the November election Editorial: Making the Native vote count in the November election (09/16)
It is puzzling that we, American Indians, do not utilize the numbers we have in our favor when it comes to local, state and national elections.
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud group seeks to end 'apartheid' on reservation Native Sun News Today: Rosebud group seeks to end 'apartheid' on reservation (09/16)
The annual meeting of the Cherry Todd Electric Cooperative will provide an opportunity to vote on three seats to be filled, and three tribal members are running for those seats.
Lakota Country Times: 'Empowerment' gathering turns out vote at Rosebud Lakota Country Times: 'Empowerment' gathering turns out vote at Rosebud (09/16)
The Oyate For Fairness and Equal Representation will host a meeting in order to give Cherry Todd Electric Cooperative members an opportunity to meet Board of Director candidates.
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (09/16)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (09/15)
The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.
Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing Rock Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing Rock (09/15)
On social media and in real life we hear this often: 'What can I do to help Standing Rock?'
White House to respond to #NoDAPL petition with 203K signatures White House to respond to #NoDAPL petition with 203K signatures (09/15)
An official update is expected within 60 days as the #NoDAPL movement continues on the ground and in the courts.
Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL movement forges ahead to win Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL movement forges ahead to win (09/15)
Tribal government, grassroots activists and their allies in the struggle to prevent completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline are forging ahead with strategies to win.
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (09/14)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act (09/14)
The bill repeals a series of outdated federal laws, including one that allows Indian children to be removed from their homes without parental consent.
Eastern Cherokee group loses lawsuit over pay raise for council Eastern Cherokee group loses lawsuit over pay raise for council (09/14)
Members of the North Carolina tribe's council gave themselves $10,600 raises and made them retroactive.
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (09/14)
A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
Carlyle Begay: Indian parents and students deserve school choice Carlyle Begay: Indian parents and students deserve school choice (09/14)
'The results have been in for some time and the conclusion is alarming: government-run schools have failed and continue to fail Native American kids from coast to coast.'

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