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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
National | Politics
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
National
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.

Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (February 15, 2017)
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) is toeing the Republican party line when it comes to the controversial project.

Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era
Health | National | Politics
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era (February 14, 2017)
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.

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.

Native women set to join historic march after Donald Trump's inauguration
National | Politics
Native women set to join historic march after Donald Trump's inauguration (January 11, 2017)
Indigenous Women Rise is part of the Women’s March on Washington on January 21.

Indian Country economic development group names new executive
Business | National
Indian Country economic development group names new executive (January 4, 2017)
Chris James joins the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development as it marks its 50th anniversary.

Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock movement inspires others
Environment | National | World
Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock movement inspires others (December 21, 2016)
The historic resistance movement in the Northern Great Plains inspires hopes for recognition of territorial and human rights in Latin America.

Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (December 16, 2016)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.

Council on Native American Farming and Ranching gets new members
National
Council on Native American Farming and Ranching gets new members (December 5, 2016)
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appointed six members and re-appointed five others to the panel.

Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team
National | Politics
Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (November 9, 2016)
President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.

Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country
Health | National
Cronkite News: Fighting the opioid epidemic in Indian Country (October 25, 2016)
A crowded session at the National Congress of American Indians annual convention focused on opioid addiction.

United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference
National
United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference (October 25, 2016)
Leaders of 26 tribes, from Maine to Florida to Texas, are hearing updates on key issues.

Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings
National
Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings (October 21, 2016)
The seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee plans to meet in Colorado in March 2017 and host a teleconference in July 2017.

Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application
Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move
National | Politics
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (October 20, 2016)
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.

White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls
Law | National | World
White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls (October 13, 2016)
Top officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are working to address high levels of violence.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI convention
National
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI convention (October 12, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is in Phoenix, Arizona, for the National Congress of American Indians 73rd annual convention.

Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court
Law | National | Politics
Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court (October 11, 2016)
Indian Country pays close attention to the Supreme Court due to the potential for damaging rulings on sovereignty, land and other issues.

Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention
National | Politics
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (October 11, 2016)
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

James Giago Davies: Oceti Sakowin assert sovereignty once again
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Oceti Sakowin assert sovereignty once again (September 28, 2016)
We must gather in Washington as one people, and not allow one condescending word to be spoken by the government against our vital interest.

President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference
National | Politics
President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference (September 27, 2016)
The president's speech barely hit the 12-minute mark but enthusiasm was strong among the hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama at White House Tribal Nations Conference
National | Politics
President Barack Obama at White House Tribal Nations Conference (September 26, 2016)
Remarks by President Barack Obama at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects (September 23, 2016)
The #NoDAPL movement is forcing federal agencies to re-examine their handling of large projects.

Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference
Law | National | World
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference (September 14, 2016)
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.

#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota
Education | Environment | Law | National | Politics
#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota (September 7, 2016)
Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe shared his people's struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access fires back at tribes and #NoDAPL movement ahead of hearing in federal court
Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access fires back at tribes and #NoDAPL movement ahead of hearing in federal court (September 6, 2016)
A major showdown is brewing in federal court as the backers of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline insist they haven't destroyed any sacred sites or burial grounds.

Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes
Health | Opinion
Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes (August 30, 2016)
Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.

End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference
National | Politics
End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference (August 9, 2016)
The annual meeting takes place September 26 in Washington, D.C., much earlier than usual.

Advisory Board for Exceptional Children sets next meeting in Kansas
Education | National
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children sets next meeting in Kansas (August 8, 2016)
The board advises the Bureau of Indian Affairs on ways to meet the needs of Indian children with disabilities.

Native Sun News: Indian Country makes a splash at Democratic convention
National | Politics
Native Sun News: Indian Country makes a splash at Democratic convention (August 4, 2016)
Native American delegates, state representatives, candidates, leaders and supporters from over 100 tribal nations went to Philadelphia last week to hear Hillary Clinton accept her party’s nomination for president.

Interior Department updates information about trust reform talks
National | Politics
Interior Department updates information about trust reform talks (August 3, 2016)
A new law known as the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act promises dramatic changes to the agency's trust management structure.

Nominations sought for open position on NAGPRA review committee
National
Nominations sought for open position on NAGPRA review committee (August 1, 2016)
The new member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee must be a traditional Indian religious leader.

Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination
National
Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination (August 1, 2016)
The Montana Advisory Committee will hear from tribal leaders and other officials about discrimination faced by Native Americans in Montana's largest city.

Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president
National | Politics
Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president (July 28, 2016)
Native citizens warned of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

Recap: Native American Council at Democratic National Convention
National | Politics
Recap: Native American Council at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
More than 100 Native Democrats and their allies gathered for their last session at the party's convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention
National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.

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