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Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and moreFiled Under: Business
Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and more (April 21, 2017)
Over the years, the tribe has expanded into real estate, information technology, tobacco, coffee, construction and food.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcementFiled Under: Law | National
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcement (April 19, 2017)
Harvey Pratt is considered one of the leading forensic artists in the United States, spending 50 years completing thousands of witness description drawings and thousands of soft tissue reconstructions.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
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.
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribesFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (April 10, 2017)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New DealFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal (April 5, 2017)
The so-called 'New Indian Deal' emphasized tribal self-government, economic recovery, and revitalization of cultural identity.
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (March 28, 2017)
The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.
Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee NationFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee Nation (March 27, 2017)
Historically, the Cherokee Nation has been a matriarchal society and has always looked to strong women for guidance and leadership
Secretary Zinke announces 'doggy days' for Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National
Secretary Zinke announces 'doggy days' for Interior Department (March 23, 2017)
Employees at headquarters in D.C. will be allowed to bring their furry friends to the office on two Fridays in May and September.
Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservationFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation (March 17, 2017)
Our nation is faced with an impending economic disaster after the owners of a power plant on Navajo land, have threatened to shut down the facility by 2019.
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian landFiled Under: Business | Law | Politics | Trust
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (February 27, 2017)
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workersFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (February 23, 2017)
In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.
Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plantFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant (February 20, 2017)
The owners of the Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid CityFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid City (February 20, 2017)
Imagine a multi-acre one stop shop campus that offers food, clothing and shelter for the homeless, residential facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation, mental health services, job training, education, vision, dental and other health services.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South Dakota (February 10, 2017)
All my life, I have heard the old 'Get a job,' and 'Get over it' retort, especially from a specific Euro-American crowd that appear to hold a great amount of disdain for 'Indians.'
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposalFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (February 7, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.
Chip Colwell: Oil pipelines take economic toll on our cultural heritageFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Chip Colwell: Oil pipelines take economic toll on our cultural heritage (February 2, 2017)
A more accurate reckoning of the economic benefits of pipelines needs to consider the negative impact of pipelines on other parts of our economy.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructureFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure (February 1, 2017)
As President Donald Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.
Carly McIntosh: Our education system is failing young people todayFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: Our education system is failing young people today (February 1, 2017)
Post 2000, I do not understand the process of how we are educating the younger generation.
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic effortsFiled Under: Business
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts (January 31, 2017)
Raymond A. Baker started working for his tribe after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy.
Raúl Grijalva: Tribes ignored once again as President Trump pushes oil pipelinesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Raúl Grijalva: Tribes ignored once again as President Trump pushes oil pipelines (January 30, 2017)
President Trump’s executive orders represent the potential death of tribal sovereignty when it was just beginning to reassert itself at the close of the Obama years.
Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South DakotaFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota (January 25, 2017)
Two organizations that work directly in Lakota Country received grants from the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Bush Foundation.
President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelinesFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines (January 24, 2017)
Just days into the new Republican regime, a new war opens against Indian Country.
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraudFiled Under: Education | Law
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (January 10, 2017)
Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repaymentsFiled Under: Education | Health
Indian Health Service to award scholarships and loan repayments (January 10, 2017)
The agency plans to award about $13.7 million in scholarships and about $30 million in loan repayments.
Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officerFiled Under: National | Politics
Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officer (January 6, 2017)
The tribe's leader is warning of wide-ranging impacts after lawmakers ousted their controller, a certified public accountant.
Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump (December 29, 2016)
'Our continued advocacy is important, especially as the Trump Administration and Congress pledge to re-write the U.S. tax code.'
Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complainedFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (December 16, 2016)
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.
Native Sun News Today: Indian Republican Jason Small wins seat in Montana LegislatureFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indian Republican Jason Small wins seat in Montana Legislature (December 6, 2016)
Jason Small, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, is the lone Indian Republican in the Montana Legislature.
Lakota Country Times: 'Tanka Bar' company recognized as leader in world business communityFiled Under: Business | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Tanka Bar' company recognized as leader in world business community (December 5, 2016)
A South Dakota-based Native American food company has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation by B Lab.
Donald Trump tries to impose lobbying restrictions on new teamFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump tries to impose lobbying restrictions on new team (November 17, 2016)
A Washington, D.C., lobbyist had already been tapped to oversee transition efforts at the Department of the Interior.
Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nomineeFiled Under: National | Politics
Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee (November 4, 2016)
Berinda Deluca-Rininger wasn't the biggest draw at a rally on the reservation but she offered a more personal account than the Republican candidate's own son.
Lakota Country Times: Program boosts youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation Filed Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Program boosts youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (November 3, 2016)
The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced the graduation of 184 tribal members from its 'Center of Life' teen internship program.
Two key leadership positions filled at Bureau of Indian Affairs in DCFiled Under: Education | National
Two key leadership positions filled at Bureau of Indian Affairs in DC (November 2, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Education has a new director to replace one who left amid scandal.
Tribes reminded about new rule affecting overtime for employeesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Tribes reminded about new rule affecting overtime for employees (November 1, 2016)
Tribes will be required to increase overtime wages for employees but some say it will hurt programs and services.
Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifleFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifle (October 31, 2016)
Kyle Thompson, a military veteran from North Dakota, confirmed he was working for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employeeFiled Under: Business | Law
Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee (October 20, 2016)
A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigationFiled Under: Education | National
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation (October 20, 2016)
President Venida Chenault is being accused of nepotism because her son is employed at the federally-operated institution.
Indian Health Service hires deputy medical officer in Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service hires deputy medical officer in Great Plains (October 17, 2016)
The Indian Health Service continues to address quality of care issues in a troubled region of the country.
Mary Annette Pember: Dakota Access Pipeline promises jobs but impacts lingerFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: Dakota Access Pipeline promises jobs but impacts linger (October 10, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is on the ground in North Dakota, reporting on the #NoDAPL movement.
Muscogee Nation lays off more than 100 health care employeesFiled Under: Health
Muscogee Nation lays off more than 100 health care employees (October 5, 2016)
A total of 123 workers were let go and 55 others were transferred elsewhere within the Oklahoma tribe.
Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great Plains (September 23, 2016)
Tribal leaders had complained about the prior person in the position.
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employmentFiled Under: Education | National
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment (September 14, 2016)
Some faculty members and some students at the tribal college in Kansas see nepotism at work.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe reinstates suspended councilorFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe reinstates suspended councilor (September 12, 2016)
After an hours-long hearing before the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, Wakpamni District Tribal Council Representative, Jackie Siers, was reinstated after being suspended in early August.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe honors youth workersFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe honors youth workers (September 2, 2016)
Several Sicangu young people, who gave up part of their summer vacation to work at temporary jobs, were recognized for their employment achievements.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in OklahomaFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in Oklahoma (August 30, 2016)
When our businesses are doing well, so are our people, our communities and our state.
Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract disputeFiled Under: Business | Law
Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute (August 25, 2016)
A former employee claims he is owed $23 million for doing energy development work for the Utah tribe.
Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunityFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunity (August 9, 2016)
The dispute arose after a former employee sued the tribe in California state court.
Janine Pease: Our Indian children in Montana continue to fall behindFiled Under: Education | Health | Opinion
Janine Pease: Our Indian children in Montana continue to fall behind (August 1, 2016)
The Kids Count Data Book helps us understand our families’ status and improve our children’s life opportunities for their strong and healthy futures.
Lloyd Omdahl: Indian Country needs a strong economic systemFiled Under: Opinion
Lloyd Omdahl: Indian Country needs a strong economic system (July 18, 2016)
If we keep doing what we have been doing, nothing will change.
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant programFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant program (July 15, 2016)
S.1443 updates the 477 Program that helps tribes consolidate employment, education and training-related grants.
Tom Beck: Tribal water rights deal boosts economy in MontanaFiled Under: Opinion
Tom Beck: Tribal water rights deal boosts economy in Montana (July 11, 2016)
In addition to the water right certainty the compact provides, its ratification would mean significant investment in our state’s economy.
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (July 8, 2016)
The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.
Navajo Nation fills chief of police position after eight-year vacancyFiled Under: Law | National
Navajo Nation fills chief of police position after eight-year vacancy (July 6, 2016)
Phillip Francisco, 40, a tribal member, will start his new job in early August.
National Congress of American Indians intern works two jobs in D.C.Filed Under: National
National Congress of American Indians intern works two jobs in D.C. (July 6, 2016)
Dominic Peacock of Acoma Pueblo is happy working 60 to 75 hours a week in the nation's capital.
Native Sun News Editorial: Options for job seekers in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Options for job seekers in Indian Country (July 6, 2016)
If you are looking for a job now is the best time of the year to find one.
John Barrasso and John Thune: Reform the Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
John Barrasso and John Thune: Reform the Indian Health Service (July 5, 2016)
We have heard accounts of nurses unable to administer basic drugs, broken emergency-resuscitation equipment, unsanitary medical facilities, and seriously ill children being misdiagnosed.
Editorial: Bureau of Indian Affairs moves slowly on public safetyFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Editorial: Bureau of Indian Affairs moves slowly on public safety (July 4, 2016)
The fatal beating, choking and burning of Roylynn Rides Horse, a 28-year-old Crow Agency woman, has rekindled outrage over violence on Montana Indian Reservations.
Very few Native Americans are working for technology giant GoogleFiled Under: Technology
Very few Native Americans are working for technology giant Google (July 1, 2016)
Only 56 American Indians and Alaska Natives worked for Google in 2015, up from 44 the year prior.
Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollmentFiled Under: Education | National
Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollment (June 29, 2016)
George Adams also was removed from a council meeting after he criticized tribal leaders in the Lhechelesem language.
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fireFiled Under: Business | Health | Law | National | Politics
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (June 21, 2016)
A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.

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