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United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing
Business | Law
United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing (July 27, 2017)
The United Auburn Indian Community fired an administrative assistant two days after she told her bosses she was expecting.

Comanche Nation hails indictment against former tax commission worker
Law
Comanche Nation hails indictment against former tax commission worker (July 26, 2017)
A former employee of the Comanche Nation is being accused of stealing from the Oklahoma-based tribe.

Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department
National | Politics
Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department (July 26, 2017)
Jim Cason continues to wield significant power at the Department of the Interior even though he's never been confirmed by the Senate.

Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives
Environment | National | Politics
Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives (July 20, 2017)
A scientist at the Department of the Interior says the Trump administration retaliated against him for speaking out in defense of Alaska Native communities.

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift
Health | Law | National
Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift (July 13, 2017)
A sex abuse scandal at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota appears to be expanding.

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana
Law | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana (July 12, 2017)
A non-Indian woman who contested the jurisdiction of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has lost another lawsuit.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country (July 7, 2017)
The Indian Health Service is the largest single employer in Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 6, 2017)
It took nearly a month to announce but the Trump administration has filled a senior position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background
Education | National
Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)
A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)
The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case
Education | Law | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)
A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Onondaga Nation protests lack of input in decisions at public school
Education
Onondaga Nation protests lack of input in decisions at public school (June 29, 2017)
Parents from the Onondaga Nation pulled their children out of a public school in New York after officials refused to hire one of their own as principal.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
Education | Law | National
Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)
Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill
Opinion
Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill (June 26, 2017)
President Trump has an opportunity to establish a new Indian policy based on jobs and economic development, write attorneys Marshall Matz and Gary Baise in Indian Country Media Network.

Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties
Opinion | Politics
Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties (June 21, 2017)
Tribal treaty rights protect more than cultural and spiritual values, they protect the ability of tribal members to earn a living, attorney Bryan Newland writes on the influential Turtle Talk blog.

Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department (June 19, 2017)
Tribal leaders have been complaining about the lack of information about the Trump administration's reorganization plans.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
Health | National | Politics
Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)
One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Indian Health Service names a permanent chief medical officer
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service names a permanent chief medical officer (June 5, 2017)
Michael Toedt is new new chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school
Education | Law | National
Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (May 11, 2017)
Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/

Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park
Business
Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park (May 4, 2017)
The Park at OWA is set to debut in mid-July with 21 rides along the Alabama coast.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy
Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy (May 1, 2017)
Today, more than ever, the Cherokee Nation is an essential part of the economic fabric of our great state

Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and more
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 enforcement
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 Court
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 tribes
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 Deal
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 XL
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 Nation
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 Department
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 reservation
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 land
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 workers
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 plant
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 City
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 Dakota
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 proposal
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 heritage
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 infrastructure
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 today
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 efforts
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 pipelines
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 Dakota
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 pipelines
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 fraud
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 repayments
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 officer
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 Trump
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 complained
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 Legislature
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 community
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 team
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 nominee
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
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 DC
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 employees
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 rifle
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 employee
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 investigation
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 Plains
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.

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