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Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity
Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity (October 9, 2019)

So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps up fight against uranium mine
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps up fight against uranium mine (February 8, 2019)

A license for a Black Hills uranium mine will remain in place amid opposition from the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation
Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation (February 4, 2019)

Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.


Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon
Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon (January 8, 2019)

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Judge restores drilling leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land
Judge restores drilling leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (September 26, 2018)

A decades-long fight to protect sacred Blackfeet Nation land continues in the federal courts.


'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh
'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh (September 19, 2018)

With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.


Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement
Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement (August 17, 2018)

It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.


Appeals court hands lifeline to 'Lifeline' program in Indian Country
Appeals court hands lifeline to 'Lifeline' program in Indian Country (August 14, 2018)

Controversial changes to a program that helps tribal citizens obtain telephone, cell phone and internet service are on hold thanks to court action.


Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country
Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country (August 13, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.


Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid
Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid (July 19, 2018)

The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe stands to lose more than $1 million in property thanks to the federal government.


Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case
Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case (July 5, 2018)

Businesses owned by the Winnebago Tribe must turn over tobacco records to federal authorities, according to a new court ruling.


Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting
Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting (May 8, 2018)

With Indian farmers and ranchers still waiting on a second payout from the Keepseagle settlement, an advisory board created by the historic lawsuit is preparing for its next meeting.


Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.


Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release
Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release (April 6, 2018)

Though no firm date is available, final Keepseagle settlement payments are expected before the end of the year.


Keepseagle checks finally coming to Indian farmers and ranchers
Keepseagle checks finally coming to Indian farmers and ranchers (March 26, 2018)

It's official -- the long-running legal fight over the remaining funds in the $760 million Keepseagle settlement is finally over.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills (March 15, 2018)

A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.


Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty (January 31, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila
Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila (January 26, 2018)

Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.


Expect longer wait for Keepseagle payments as legal dispute drags out
Expect longer wait for Keepseagle payments as legal dispute drags out (January 23, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture will have to wait even longer for resolution of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit.


Narragansett Tribe plans lawsuit after being denied role in contested pipeline
Narragansett Tribe plans lawsuit after being denied role in contested pipeline (January 16, 2018)

The Narragansett Tribe is planning to go to court to fight a contested natural gas pipeline that crosses its ancestral territory.


Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court
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.


Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands
Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands (October 12, 2017)

Where Congress has failed to take action on one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases, tribes are seeing successes elsewhere as they seek to restore their homelands.


Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease
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Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease (October 10, 2017)

It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over.


Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement
Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement (October 2, 2017)

A federal appeals court won't rehear a challenge to the remaining funds in the $680 million Keepseagle settlement even as the Trump administration characterized it as a bad deal.


Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion
Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion (July 25, 2017)

Another pro-tribal legal opinion is on the chopping block as the Trump administration struggles with the land-into-trust process.


Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds
Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds (May 16, 2017)

Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit (April 28, 2017)

With oil set to flow in a couple of weeks, the tribe is focusing on reversing the Trump administration's approval of the pipeline.


Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation
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Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation (April 19, 2017)

Another long-running dispute over the boundaries of the reservation appears to have come to an end.


Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)

After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.


Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract
Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract (April 4, 2017)

The tribe sought $17 million to fund its judicial branch but the Bureau of Indian Affairs awarded only $1.3 million.


Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)

After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court (March 28, 2017)

Chairman Harold Frazier remains undaunted even after the wealthy backers of the project announced completion of work in North Dakota.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sees another Dakota Access setback
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sees another Dakota Access setback (March 20, 2017)

A federal appeals court refused to halt the controversial pipeline, which is almost ready to accept oil.


Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oil
Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oil (March 13, 2017)

As thousands of Native citizens and allies participated in a historic march and rally to the White House, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was escalating a lawsuit in federal court.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams Trump for lack of consultation on Dakota Access
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams Trump for lack of consultation on Dakota Access (February 23, 2017)

The tribe is launching a new effort aimed at stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline ahead of a critical hearing in federal court.


Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit
Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit (February 8, 2017)

Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on Dakota Access battles as President Trump takes office
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on Dakota Access battles as President Trump takes office (January 23, 2017)

The largest #NoDAPL encampment is making plans to leave North Dakota as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on the legal and political fight against the controversial project.


Dakota Access pushes for dismissal of appeal in #NoDAPL case
Dakota Access pushes for dismissal of appeal in #NoDAPL case (December 13, 2016)

The costly pipeline remains in limbo as tribes turn their attention to a new environmental review of the controversial project.


Tribes vow fight against Dakota Access ahead of court hearing in D.C.
Tribes vow fight against Dakota Access ahead of court hearing in D.C. (December 8, 2016)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe remain united as they offer a path forward in their #NoDAPL lawsuit.


Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (December 5, 2016)

The battle is far from over but a long-standing request to examine the impacts of the controversial project is now on the table thanks to the Obama administration.


Dakota Access Pipeline almost finished except at Lake Oahe site
Dakota Access Pipeline almost finished except at Lake Oahe site (November 29, 2016)

A top executive said less than 1 mile of the 1,172-mile project remains to be installed.


Army Corps calls Dakota Access Pipeline resisters 'trespassers' in letter to county
Army Corps calls Dakota Access Pipeline resisters 'trespassers' in letter to county (November 4, 2016)

An official with direct authority over the Dakota Access Pipeline is taking a harsh stance as #NoDAPL efforts continue in North Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Ping-pong continues in #NoDAPL case
Native Sun News Today: Ping-pong continues in #NoDAPL case (October 21, 2016)

The Administration’s most recent declaration and request to delay construction were repeats of the ones the ones it made exactly one month earlier.


Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (October 20, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.


Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline (October 13, 2016)

A legal, regulatory and political push continues in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.


Native Sun News Today: Battle continues against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Native Sun News Today: Battle continues against the Dakota Access Pipeline (October 13, 2016)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal President Dave Archambault II declared that the tribe will continue to fight after a federal court denied its request for an emergency injunction against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for prayer amid additional arrests
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for prayer amid additional arrests (October 11, 2016)

Actress Shailene Woodley, who has used her celebrity to boost the #NoDAPL movement, is among 27 people being charged for taking a stand against the pipeline.


Army Corps promises answer on Dakota Access easement 'soon'
Army Corps promises answer on Dakota Access easement 'soon' (October 10, 2016)

While Dakota Access can resume construction on private land in North Dakota, a crucial portion on federal land remains on hold.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees setback as court lifts injunction in #NoDAPL case
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees setback as court lifts injunction in #NoDAPL case (October 10, 2016)

More twists and turns as a federal appeals court issues a short order on a Sunday evening ahead of Columbus Day.


Appeals court takes up #NoDAPL case as pipeline remains in limbo
Appeals court takes up #NoDAPL case as pipeline remains in limbo (October 5, 2016)

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to call for prayers as the #NoDAPL battle rages.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fires back as court hears #NoDAPL case
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fires back as court hears #NoDAPL case (October 5, 2016)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe isn't letting a last-minute filing from the backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline go unanswered.


Dakota Access tries to sneak in report on eve of big court hearing
Dakota Access tries to sneak in report on eve of big court hearing (October 4, 2016)

The backers of the controversial and costly pipeline are seeking to regain an advantage as construction remains in limbo.


Another big week as Standing Rock Sioux Tribe heads back to court
Another big week as Standing Rock Sioux Tribe heads back to court (October 3, 2016)

Sacred sites and big dollar signs are in focus as a federal appeals court takes on the #NoDAPL controversy.


Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in fight for 'our lives'
Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in fight for 'our lives' (September 30, 2016)

As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe looked forward to oral arguments on its federal court appeal to protect cultural properties and water in treaty territory, hundreds of sympathetic demonstrators marched onto active construction sites, keeping the issue in the public eye.


Dakota Access enlists big name law firm ahead of court hearing
Dakota Access enlists big name law firm ahead of court hearing (September 29, 2016)

The backers of the controversial pipeline aren't leaving anything to chance as they prepare for the October 5 hearing.


County sheriff announces additional arrests of #NoDAPL resisters
County sheriff announces additional arrests of #NoDAPL resisters (September 28, 2016)

Social media lit up with reports of yet another confrontation in North Dakota.


House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)

Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.


Judge urges tribal coordination on complaint in #NoDAPL case
Judge urges tribal coordination on complaint in #NoDAPL case (September 27, 2016)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe are still fighting the controversial project in federal court.


Appeals court in DC sets stage for October 5 #NoDAPL hearing
Appeals court in DC sets stage for October 5 #NoDAPL hearing (September 22, 2016)

In less than two weeks, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access will be back in court.