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Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)

Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.

Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman (June 23, 2017)

A recall effort against Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. of the Lumbee Tribe is moving forward with the help of a court decision.

Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory (June 23, 2017)

The state of Washington is asking the nation's highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.

Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader (June 23, 2017)

Electrum Partners hopes to invest up to $300 million in marijuana deals with tribes in the next three years.

New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks (June 23, 2017)

In June 2014, the editorial board of The New York Times stood with Native activists in their challenge to the racist trademarks of the Washington NFL team.

Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial (June 22, 2017)

Authorities in Alberta, Canada, are investigating the treatment of a Native woman who was incarcerated and kept in shackles even though she was the victim of a sexual assault.

Mary Annette Pember: The Indian Child Welfare Act strengthens our families (June 22, 2017)

The Indian Child Welfare Act was not created to unfairly target mixed race Native children, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe orders 20 non-citizens to leave reservation (June 21, 2017)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is enforcing its exclusion policy against people accused of engaging in criminal activity on the reservation in New York.

Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot (June 20, 2017)

Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the 'racist' name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation wins reversal of ruling on prayer camp (June 20, 2017)

The Ramapough Lunaape Nation is claiming victory after a judge in New Jersey dissolved a restraining order affecting the tribe's prayer camp.

Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater (June 19, 2017)

The leader of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is urging opponents to come to the table to address water quality and water management issues in southern California.

Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision (June 19, 2017)

Leaders in Indian Country continue to call on the Washington NFL team to eliminate its 'hateful and degrading' name.

Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot (June 19, 2017)

A landmark decision from the nation's highest court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes 'victory' in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 16, 2017)

While oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline, tribes remain confident they will prevail on their treaty, trust and environmental claims.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)

The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)

A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (June 15, 2017)

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation (June 14, 2017)

The Swinomish Tribe has won another ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the transport of crude oil through its reservation in Washington.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)

A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty (June 14, 2017)

Thanks to the federal government and the Indian Reorganization Act, the dangerous concept of ‘membership’ has been codified by tribal governments, attorney Gabe Galanda writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)

A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Albert Bender: Judge drags his feet in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 12, 2017)

Cherokee citizen Albert Bender wonders why a federal judge hasn't ruled on a motion to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)

Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case (June 8, 2017)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians already won two landmark rulings in its water rights case and will be looking for another victory in federal court.

Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts in North Dakota (June 8, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are accused of failing to inform the state about the disturbance of tribal artifacts.

Incoming member of Congress negotiating plea deal for assault (June 8, 2017)

Republican Greg Gianforte lost the Native vote but was successful overall in his bid to represent Montana in the U.S. House.

President Trump put wealthy firm first in approving Dakota Access Pipeline (June 7, 2017)

When it came to approving the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, President Donald Trump said he put industry instead of Indian Country first.

Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture (June 7, 2017)

'It will be bigger than bingo,' Jim Billie said of the marijuana industry in Indian Country.

President Trump names pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation (June 7, 2017)

If confirmed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher A. Wray would run an agency that investigates crime in Indian Country.

Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump (June 7, 2017)

When there are no fixed principles, who better than federal Indian lawyers to take the case against Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country (June 6, 2017)

A tribal citizen who was convicted of second-degree murder was rightfully prosecuted in federal court, a federal judge in New Mexico has concluded.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

Oglala Sioux Tribe might enter extradition pact in South Dakota (June 6, 2017)

High rates of crime have prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to enter into discussions with law enforcement agencies off the reservation.

Prison sentence for fatal overdose of mother from Quileute Tribe (June 5, 2017)

Felisha Jackson, 28, died after ingesting heroin

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