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Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site
Environment | Politics
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (January 12, 2017)
The controversial nuclear waste repository, widely opposed in Nevada, could be revived by the incoming Trump administration.

Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars
National
Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars (December 20, 2016)
Robert Smith never knew about the award for his service during the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876.

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains
Environment | National
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains (November 23, 2016)
The Obama administration put an end to a dispute over the remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor known as the Spirit Cave Man.

Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award (November 22, 2016)
Sitting in her father’s law office in downtown Rapid City, Petra Wilson doesn’t look like a warrior, but that is how Della Frank, who nominated her for the National Indian Education Parent of the Year award described her.

All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington
National
All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (November 11, 2016)
The 45 veterans are paying tribute to their fellow service members during a busy weekend in the nation's capital.

Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota athletes head to Indian National Finals Rodeo
National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Lakota athletes head to Indian National Finals Rodeo (November 2, 2016)
More than fifty Lakota rodeo athletes are headed to the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Las Vegas
National | Sports
Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Las Vegas (October 25, 2016)
The 41st annual event promises $350,000 in cash prizes and other awards.

Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe
Environment | National
Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe (October 21, 2016)
The remains of a 10,000-year-old individual known as Spirit Cave Man are going to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala veteran shot and killed by police
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala veteran shot and killed by police (October 20, 2016)
A high speed chase by Las Vegas, Nevada, police ended in the shooting death of 50-year-old Rex Vance Wilson, an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe.

Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation
Environment | Law | National
Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation (October 19, 2016)
The Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been seeking to rebury the remains of the Spirit Cave Man for two decades.

Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event
Law | National
Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event (October 13, 2016)
A woman was hospitalized after a pickup truck rammed through the Abolish KKKolumbus Day protest in Reno, Nevada.

Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal
National | Politics | Trust
Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal (October 12, 2016)
More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.

President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law
National | Politics | Trust
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law (October 7, 2016)
Six tribes in Nevada will be regaining some of their ancestral territory under H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.

Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills
National | Politics
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)
Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.

Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant
Environment | National
Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant (September 16, 2016)
The Nevada tribe has almost completed one solar facility and two more are in the works.

Tribal leaders file lawsuit for satellite polling locations in Nevada
Law | Politics
Tribal leaders file lawsuit for satellite polling locations in Nevada (September 8, 2016)
Walker River Paiute Chairman Bobby Sanchez, Pyramid Lake Paiute Chairman Vinton Hawley and three veterans are seeking equal access to the polls.

President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe Tribe
Environment | National | Politics
President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe Tribe (September 1, 2016)
Lake Tahoe is the center of the world to the Washoe people.

California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal lands
Environment | Law | National
California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal lands (August 17, 2016)
Jonathan Bourne took the items -- including some from burial sites -- and kept them in his home.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house
Health | National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house (July 12, 2016)
The Nevada tribe is hoping to educate its youth about the importance of cultivating their own food.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs
Health | National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs (June 21, 2016)
Participants will be able to speak with VA officials and learn about home loans, the GI Bill and other services for veterans.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard
National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard (June 9, 2016)
Chairman Arlan Melendez said the tribe's participation in the Diversity Day highlights his people's long military tradition.

Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada
Education | National
Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada (June 9, 2016)
Over 200 dancers and more than 30 arts, crafts and food vendors, along with former students and their families, are expected at the annual event.

House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
Environment | Law | Politics | Trust
House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 8, 2016)
Six tribes in Nevada and another one in Arizona are closer to securing new trust lands thanks to action on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
Politics | Trust
House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 6, 2016)
H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, and H.R.2009, the ascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act, are set for passage on June 7.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report
Environment | National
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report (May 11, 2016)
Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.

Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes
Politics | Trust
Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes (April 14, 2016)
The Nevada Native Nations Land Act now awaits action in the House.

Matika Wilbur continues unique journey through Indian Country
Arts & Entertainment | National
Matika Wilbur continues unique journey through Indian Country (March 30, 2016)
Since hitting the road in 2013, the Tulalip / Swinomish photographer has visited 262 tribes across the nation.

Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine
Environment
Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine (March 30, 2016)
The Anaconda Copper Mine is located near the Yerington Paiute Reservation and has contaminated wells with uranium, arsenic, lead and other toxic chemicals.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate drops out of race for Congress
Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate drops out of race for Congress (March 22, 2016)
There have been a lot of developments this week in the story of Native candidates running for Congress: A Democrat-turned-Republican is running in Arizona; Tom Cole has a challenger from the right; and a Nevada congressional bid ends.

House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills
Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills (March 14, 2016)
Three Indian bills are on the agenda: H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; H.R.2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; and H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.

Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation
Business | Environment
Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation (March 10, 2016)
The Aiya Solar Project consists of a solar photovoltaic facility capable of generating up to 100 megawatts of power.

Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico
Business | Law | National
Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico (March 2, 2016)
Ultra Health just signed a deal with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in Nevada and hopes to announce one with at least one tribe in New Mexico.

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe plans to enter medical marijuana industry
Business | Health | Law | National
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe plans to enter medical marijuana industry (February 29, 2016)
The tribe broke ground on a medical dispensary on its reservation in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, and a separate facility on its reservation northwest of the city.

Donald Trump secures commanding win in Nevada GOP caucuses
National | Politics
Donald Trump secures commanding win in Nevada GOP caucuses (February 24, 2016)
The real estate mogul walked away with nearly 46 percent of the vote in what the Republican party said was a day of record turnout.

Indian voters continue to favor Bernie Sanders as 2016 presidential race heats up
National | Politics
Indian voters continue to favor Bernie Sanders as 2016 presidential race heats up (February 22, 2016)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won Nevada but rival Bernie Sanders is the candidate of choice of voters on and near reservations.

Bundy family members finally charged for 2014 armed standoff
Environment | Law | National
Bundy family members finally charged for 2014 armed standoff (February 18, 2016)
Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy and two of their supporters were indicted for taking up arms against federal officers in Nevada.

Mark Trahant: Native vote carries extra weight in Nevada caucus
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote carries extra weight in Nevada caucus (February 15, 2016)
Let’s be clear about the Nevada Democratic Caucus next Saturday: It’s not democratic.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony mourns passing of William Coffey
National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony mourns passing of William Coffey (February 4, 2016)
William Coffey, Jr., was a veteran who served 22 years on the tribal council. He was 86.

Native man from Canada faces charges for killing eagle in Nevada
Canada | Environment | Law
Native man from Canada faces charges for killing eagle in Nevada (February 3, 2016)
Authorities said Dana Morley McIvor had a recently killed eagle, a recently killed hawk, hawk parts and 124 eagle and hawk feathers in his vehicle.

Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Health
Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)
Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.

Native student graduation rates show steady improvements
Education | National
Native student graduation rates show steady improvements (December 16, 2015)
During the 2013-2014 school year, 69.6 percent of Native students finished high school, far lower than the national rate, but a marked improvement from recent years.

American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69
National
American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)
'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'

Navajo Nation basketball standout Desirae Gonzalez to play for Nevada
Education | Sports
Navajo Nation basketball standout Desirae Gonzalez to play for Nevada (November 12, 2015)
During her junior year, Desirae Gonzalez led the state of Arizona in scoring, averaging 29.7 points per game.

Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe to grow marijuana
Business | Health | National
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe to grow marijuana (October 30, 2015)
The tribe plans to open a cultivation facility to produce marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider six bills at meeting
Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider six bills at meeting (October 19, 2015)
Grants for Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in California and Nevada and a self-determination bill are on the agenda.

Moapa Band receives $4.3M from settlement with power plant
Environment | Law
Moapa Band receives $4.3M from settlement with power plant (October 16, 2015)
Tribal members have suffered from asthma, respiratory illnesses and other health problems that they attribute to pollution from the Reid Gardner Generating Station.

Five Democratic presidential candidates meet for opening debate
Environment | National | Politics
Five Democratic presidential candidates meet for opening debate (October 13, 2015)
Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb are sharing the stage at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing
Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing (October 5, 2015)
All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.

Ian Zabarte: Western Shoshone territory in Nevada is not for sale
Environment | Opinion
Ian Zabarte: Western Shoshone territory in Nevada is not for sale (October 2, 2015)
The government of Newe Sogobia does not consent to the inclusion of any part of our treaty defined property into the boundaries or jurisdiction of the United States or any state or territory.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills
Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills (September 28, 2015)
All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.

Hillary Clinton campaign reaches out to tribal voters in Nevada
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton campaign reaches out to tribal voters in Nevada (August 27, 2015)
The Democratic candidate's staff has held eight Native vote events in the state so far this year.

Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution
Environment | Health | Law
Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution (July 31, 2015)
Residents of the reservation blame asthma, respiration illnesses and other health problems on the Reid Gardner Generating Station in Nevada.

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe eyes major development projects
Business | Environment
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe eyes major development projects (July 21, 2015)
A hotel and conference center could be a draw for the new Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Nevada.

Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing
Law | National | Politics
Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing (July 16, 2015)
Leaders of Zuni Pueblo and the Navajo Nation disagreed on the division of a former military site near their reservations.

Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills
Law | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills (July 14, 2015)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures
Law | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures (July 13, 2015)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.

Tribes benefit from wildland fire protection at Interior Department
Environment | National
Tribes benefit from wildland fire protection at Interior Department (June 15, 2015)
The Obama administration announced $10 million in projects across the nation, including three that will include tribes.

Allie Greenleaf Maldonado: My personal ICWA success story
Opinion
Allie Greenleaf Maldonado: My personal ICWA success story (May 8, 2015)
I am looking at a picture of a beautiful little boy who is a citizen of the Little River Band of Odawa Indians. He is my son.

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe helps contain blaze on reservation
Environment
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe helps contain blaze on reservation (May 4, 2015)
The Nixon Fire burned 144 acres, destroying two sheds and threatening one home, but no injuries were reported.

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