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Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe recruits foster parentsFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe recruits foster parents (01/18)
On the Northern Cheyenne Reservation there is a desperate need to recruit foster parents to handle a large case load of children determined to be in need of care.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne banker beats the oddsFiled Under: Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne banker beats the odds (01/16)
Having a 'Big Mac' attack was not an option when Brett Evertz was a youngster living on a remote ranch on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana.
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort RobinsonFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (01/13)
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzlyFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (01/12)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nomineeFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nominee (01/10)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has earned praise for his work on protections for Native women, federal recognition, water rights, energy and economic development.
Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation landFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (01/10)
The Badger-Two Medicine Area is now completely protected from oil and gas drilling.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (01/09)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Native Sun News Today: Young leaders share concerns on talk showFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Young leaders share concerns on talk show (01/06)
Three new and young leaders from the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Tribes made media history when they were featured on the hour long Voices of Montana radio talk show.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safetyFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safety (01/05)
A coalition of programs and staff on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation have organized to promote the increased use of seatbelts and child safety seats.
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at InteriorFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior (01/04)
Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe honors elderly membersFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe honors elderly members (01/02)
When our Northern Cheyenne elders were young, they still largely got around on horses, team and wagons or on foot.
Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognitionFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognition (12/20)
Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have 'second-class status in Indian Country' and remain vulnerable to local authorities.
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunityFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (12/19)
Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Clara Caufield: New friends come to aid of needy Northern Cheyenne familyFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: New friends come to aid of needy Northern Cheyenne family (12/19)
One of the wonderful benefits of being a columnist for Native Sun News Today has been making new friends throughout Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (12/15)
This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior SecretaryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (12/15)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nodFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (12/14)
The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (12/13)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in CongressFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (12/13)
Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.
Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fightFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fight (12/12)
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana’s Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in MontanaFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in Montana (12/09)
The Medicaid expansion effort in Montana started in January 2016 and to date has gained 61,233 new clients, of which 14 percent or 8,299 are Indians.
USDA awards first $10M loan to help consolidate Indian land baseFiled Under: National | Trust
USDA awards first $10M loan to help consolidate Indian land base (12/06)
The Native American Community Development Corporation Financial Services will act as an intermediary to help individual Indians purchase fractional land interests.
Clara Caufield: Indian Country in good hands with young leadersFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Indian Country in good hands with young leaders (12/06)
It is extremely encouraging to see that our new Northern Cheyenne and Crow leaders are willing to work together
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe inaugurates new leadersFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe inaugurates new leaders (12/05)
With much pageantry and oratory, L. Jace Killsback was sworn into office as the new president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summitFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summit (11/30)
Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation hosted a state-wide tribal language summit in mid-November.
Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offersFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers (11/28)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations finally comes to the reservation where the late Elouise Cobell launched her landmark trust fund lawsuit.
Editorial: Keep oil and gas drillers away from sacred Blackfeet Nation landsFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Keep oil and gas drillers away from sacred Blackfeet Nation lands (11/22)
'With Blackfeet leaders in ceremonial headdress, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell canceled 15 energy exploration leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.'
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delightFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight (11/21)
Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe elects a new leaderFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe elects a new leader (11/21)
Northern Cheyenne voters went to the polls, casting votes of very personal decision in a close-knit tribal community and marking a significant change of the political guard.
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (11/17)
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state levelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (11/15)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to workFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (11/15)
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (11/14)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.
Clara Caufield: An old log cabin with a connection to Bighorn battleFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: An old log cabin with a connection to Bighorn battle (11/14)
General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Calvary camped in a large meadow, the night before their date with fatal destiny.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne elders get heating help from unique programFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne elders get heating help from unique program (11/11)
Elders on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation can receive free wood from a most unlikely source – the Bureau of Indian Affairs inmate work program.
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefulsFiled Under: National | Politics
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (11/10)
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (11/09)
Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (11/09)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Clara Caufield: An experiment in democracy at Northern CheyenneFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: An experiment in democracy at Northern Cheyenne (11/08)
The election in 2016 will prove very significant to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe as new leaders will be selected for the two top offices: President and Vice President.
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (11/07)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.
Clara Caufield: Tribes are putting more of our people behind barsFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Tribes are putting more of our people behind bars (11/01)
More prisoners are facing longer sentences in tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs jails which are not equipped to handle the increased numbers.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslideFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (10/25)
What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?
Clara Caufield: A tribute to the outgoing president of Northern Cheyenne TribeFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: A tribute to the outgoing president of Northern Cheyenne Tribe (10/24)
All over Indian Country, it is election time. Many are seeking office, especially the top spot, the tribal presidency.
Crow Tribe signs agreement to resolve long-running tax disputeFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Crow Tribe signs agreement to resolve long-running tax dispute (10/21)
The tribe will finally receive taxes on coal extracted from its mineral estate.
Lakota Country Times: Founders of Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run honoredFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Founders of Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run honored (10/20)
The First Peoples Fund recognized Lynette Two Bulls and Phillip Whiteman Jr. for positively impacting Native communities.
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surpriseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise (10/18)
This election is unlike any other in our generation.
Native Sun News Today: Incumbents ousted in Northern Cheyenne Tribe primary electionFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Incumbents ousted in Northern Cheyenne Tribe primary election (10/18)
Experienced tribal leaders did well at the polls in the primary election for council positions at Northern Cheyenne.
Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's DayFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day (10/14)
American Indian Day is wonderful, but another idea is taking hold across the country.
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress (10/12)
This country cannot be the country it wants to be, the one that it says it is, or the one that’s changing fast, without including more voices who are as diverse as the country.
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (10/11)
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (10/10)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Energy firm still seeking to drill on sacred Blackfeet Nation landFiled Under: Environment | Law
Energy firm still seeking to drill on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (10/05)
The Obama administration canceled a lease in an area next to the Montana tribe's reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction againFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction again (10/04)
Instead of listing wild herds as endangered and putting infrastructure in place to enforce their protection, tax dollars are being spent to protect the special interests of a single industry.
School district on reservation in Montana condemns racist pro-Trump tshirtsFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
School district on reservation in Montana condemns racist pro-Trump tshirts (10/03)
High school students wore shirts promoting 'White Power' and the Republican presidential nominee.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads into election seasonFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads into election season (09/28)
The candidate list includes several incumbents, including the current President Llevando 'Cowboy' Fisher, currently serving his second term.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown storiesFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown stories (09/20)
The Montana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission heard a number of heart-wrenching personal experiences from Native people.
Native man on bicycle leads police on short chase in MontanaFiled Under: Law
Native man on bicycle leads police on short chase in Montana (09/20)
John Irvin Ironmaker might have been trying to live up to one of his tattoos: 'No Surrender.'
Clara Caufield: Ancestors leave footprints in Montana mountainsFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Ancestors leave footprints in Montana mountains (09/19)
As I pen it is Friday at Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch, McLeod, Montana, located in the heart of the Gallatin National Forest.
Montana woman charged for murder of one-year-old Fort Peck girlFiled Under: Law
Montana woman charged for murder of one-year-old Fort Peck girl (09/15)
Kenzley Olson was only 13 months old when she was killed in April on the Fort Peck Reservation.
Top Indian relay racing teams prepare for major event in MontanaFiled Under: National | Sports
Top Indian relay racing teams prepare for major event in Montana (09/15)
The fourth annual All Nations Indian Relay takes place September 22-25 in Billings, Montana.

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