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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill
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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes (February 15, 2018)
The Trump administration is seeking nearly $1 million to help the newest members of the federally recognized family of Indian nations.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
Health | National | Politics
Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)
The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session (February 15, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
National | Politics
Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)
Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session (February 13, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians and Indianz.Com is tweeting so you can relive all of the greatest hits.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)
Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics
Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)
Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week (February 8, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and advocates are heading to nation's capital and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is preparing to host them during a particularly busy week.

Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington
Health | National | Politics
Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington (February 2, 2018)
Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution (January 11, 2018)
Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe whether constitutional reform and revision is important, the response would be an overwhelming yes.

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform
Business | National | Politics
Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (October 26, 2017)
With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak (October 25, 2017)
It looks like Denali, the Native name for Alaska's highest peak, is safe under the Trump administration. For now.

National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement
Business | Canada | National
National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement (October 24, 2017)
The National Congress of American Indians is joining its sister organization across the northern border in seeking a Native component for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states
Environment | National | Politics | Technology
Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states (October 23, 2017)
A new public safety network could help Indian Country avoid the types of communications problems seen by the Spokane Tribe when a fire hit the reservation in Washington.

'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders
National | Politics
'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders (October 20, 2017)
The uncertain intentions of the Trump administration cast a shadow over the National Congress of American Indians as tribal leaders struggled to decode the sparse policies put forth since the president took office.

Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
National | Politics
Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes (October 19, 2017)
It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect a slate of new leaders.

Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California
Environment | National
Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California (October 18, 2017)
As wildfires threatened lives and homes in northern California, one tribe raced by boat to stand beside firefighters and opened its doors to those displaced by the flames.

Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
National | Politics | Trust
Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process (October 17, 2017)
Tribal leaders are lashing out at the Trump administration again, this time over rule changes they said will make it all but impossible to restore their homelands.

Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin
Law | National | Politics
Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin (October 12, 2017)
The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is identifying and documenting obstacles faced by Native voters.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.

County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road'
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County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road' (October 11, 2017)
A county in Oregon has been getting constant complaints about a highway named 'Dead Indian Memorial Road" so it might do something about it.

Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
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Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization (October 4, 2017)
The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.

Wife of Lummi Nation council member injured in mass shooting in Las Vegas
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Wife of Lummi Nation council member injured in mass shooting in Las Vegas (October 3, 2017)
The wife of a leader of the Lummi Nation is recovering after being injured during a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting (October 3, 2017)
Two citizens of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are being hailed as warriors for helping the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona
Business | Health | National
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)
Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president
Politics
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president (September 21, 2017)
Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
Health | National
Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns
National | Politics | World
First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)
With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
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Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy (September 6, 2017)
The Royalty Policy Committee is once again active at the Department of the Interior and will help guide decisions affecting Indian lands.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
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Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.

Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August
Canada | National | Politics
Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August (July 26, 2017)
Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
Environment | National | Politics | World
Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)
The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference (June 12, 2017)
The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other top Trump administration officials at its meeting in Connecticut this week.

Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June
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Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June (May 25, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will speak at NCAI's mid-year conference in June.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization
National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization (May 25, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke has promised potentially 'bold' changes at the Department of the Interior.

Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
Environment | National | Politics
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (May 22, 2017)
'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.

Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.

Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review (May 2, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is going to Utah next week but hasn't confirmed a meeting with the Bears Ears Commission.

Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers (April 24, 2017)
Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.

Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Education | National
Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships (April 13, 2017)
The $60 million ceiling -- the maximum authorized in the settlement -- was hit after just four years.

Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities
Education | Health | National
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (April 3, 2017)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.

Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (March 30, 2017)
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit
Law | National
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit (March 29, 2017)
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights takes up racism in South Dakota
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights takes up racism in South Dakota (March 14, 2017)
The South Dakota Advisory Committee will be discussing the 'subtle effects of racism' on March 24 in Aberdeen.

Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare
Health | National
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (March 1, 2017)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.

Dakota Access offers up March 6 as earliest date for completion
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access offers up March 6 as earliest date for completion (February 22, 2017)
Construction crews have completed drilling a 'pilot hole' and are making it bigger in order to install a 30-inch pipe under the Missouri River in North Dakota.

Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda (February 20, 2017)
Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.

Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary
National | Politics
Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary (February 20, 2017)
It's unusual for Indian Country to wait so long for someone to be confirmed at the Interior Department, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
Law | National | Politics
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.

Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp
Environment | Law | National | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp (February 17, 2017)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is no longer willing to accept Sacred Stone, the original #NoDAPL encampment.

Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 16, 2017)
The decision from the Donald Trump administration marks another slight to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (February 15, 2017)
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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