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Red Fawn Fallis enters guilty plea for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident
Law
Red Fawn Fallis enters guilty plea for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident (January 23, 2018)
Red Fawn Fallis, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is facing a prison term for firing a gun during the #NoDAPL protests in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes
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Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes (January 15, 2018)
'The Water Protectors of Wakpa Waste' tells the stories of water protectors who led the historic fight against Big Oil and corporate greed.

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics
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Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics (November 14, 2017)
Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are planning to move forward with their police brutality lawsuit despite a setback in the courts.

Search continues for Native woman who went missing on reservation in North Dakota
National
Search continues for Native woman who went missing on reservation in North Dakota (November 6, 2017)
Tribal police, family, friends and supporters are searching for Olivia Lone Bear, a 32-year-old mother who went missing on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water
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Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water (November 3, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being sued by a family over damages to their farmland as tribes seek to protect their water from oil spills.

University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained
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University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained (October 30, 2017)
The University of North Dakota will host a lecture where the Dakota Access Pipeline will be discussed after veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant raised concerns.

Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock
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Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock (October 30, 2017)
The Society of Indian Psychologists criticized the law enforcement response to the pipeline protests, as well as the military-style tactics used by a security firm hired by the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline
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Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline (October 27, 2017)
Veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant is quitting his job at the University of North Dakota after he said officials stifled his efforts to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe (October 24, 2017)
The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes decry court ruling favoring Dakota Access Pipeline
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes decry court ruling favoring Dakota Access Pipeline (October 20, 2017)
'This pipeline represents a threat to the livelihoods and health of our nation every day it is operational,' said Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith.

YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country
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YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country (October 12, 2017)
A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.

Judge deals tribes major setback with decision in Dakota Access Pipeline case
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Judge deals tribes major setback with decision in Dakota Access Pipeline case (October 11, 2017)
Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline despite 'deficiencies' in the Trump administration's handling of the controversial project.

Landowners on Spirit Lake Nation see nearly $13 million in Cobell Buy-Back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Landowners on Spirit Lake Nation see nearly $13 million in Cobell Buy-Back offers (October 2, 2017)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations sent out nearly $13 million in offers to landowners on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.

YES! Magazine: Water protectors return to Standing Rock for healing ceremony
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YES! Magazine: Water protectors return to Standing Rock for healing ceremony (October 2, 2017)
The camps are gone now, but the awakening to protect the water, land, and tribal sovereignty continues.

North Dakota accepts $15M from wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline
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North Dakota accepts $15M from wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline (September 29, 2017)
The state of North Dakota has accepted a $15 million 'donation' to cover the costs of its brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Democracy Now: Judges try to end legal defense program for #NoDAPL resisters
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Democracy Now: Judges try to end legal defense program for #NoDAPL resisters (September 21, 2017)
Judges in North Dakota are seeking to end a program that allows out-of-state lawyers to represent the hundreds of people who were arrested for resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access enters settlement for 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts
Environment | National
Dakota Access enters settlement for 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts (September 21, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline won't have to pay a fine in connection with the 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts in North Dakota.

New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock
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New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock (September 12, 2017)
A new film explores the final days of Sitting Bull although the primary character is a non-Indian woman who faced criticism for associating with the revered Lakota leader.

President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline
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President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)
President Donald Trump finally acknowledged opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline but came up with a new and curious claim about an issue that galvanized Indian Country over the last year.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit
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Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit (September 6, 2017)
The Fortune 500 company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline is seeking $1 billion in damages in a new lawsuit that names allies of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) as defendants.

Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota
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Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota (August 30, 2017)
A dual system of taxation has resulted in the state of North Dakota earning more money on oil development than the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the owner of the resources.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
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Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)
A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind (August 28, 2017)
We cry out for justice for Savanna Greywind, and we won’t stop, Sarah Sunshine Manning writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses
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Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses (August 23, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking aim at some of the biggest opponents of the controversial project in a lawsuit that claims their efforts caused 'billions of dollars' in damages.

North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response
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North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response (August 15, 2017)
The state of North Dakota has secured a $10 million in federal funds to pay for its often brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Dakota Access Pipeline dragging out dispute over disturbance of tribal artifacts
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Dakota Access Pipeline dragging out dispute over disturbance of tribal artifacts (August 15, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline have managed to drag out a dispute over the disturbance of tribal artifacts for nearly a year by refusing to pay a minimum fine of $15,000.

Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (August 9, 2017)
A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.

YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit
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YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit (August 4, 2017)
'If history is to repeat itself, it doesn’t look good for us,' said Chairman Dave Archambault II. 'But that doesn’t mean we don’t have hope.'

Ex-leader of North Dakota tribe ordered to return nearly $3 million in royalties
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Ex-leader of North Dakota tribe ordered to return nearly $3 million in royalties (August 3, 2017)
A former chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is giving up nearly $3 million after being mistakenly overpaid by an energy developer on his tribe's reservation

United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow
Education | National
United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow (August 2, 2017)
The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.

Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement
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Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement (August 2, 2017)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is known as an outspoken advocate for Indian Country's most vulnerable, particularly youth, but her efforts don't extend to the #NoDAPL movement.

North Dakota tribal organization passes on #NoDAPL foe with endorsement
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North Dakota tribal organization passes on #NoDAPL foe with endorsement (July 28, 2017)
Despite tribal complaints, Drew Wrigley, who called Dakota Access Pipeline opponents 'unlawful,' appears poised to secure the top federal prosecutor's spot in North Dakota.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation
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Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation (July 26, 2017)
A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

Critic of #NoDAPL movement under consideration for U.S. Attorney post
Environment | National | Politics
Critic of #NoDAPL movement under consideration for U.S. Attorney post (July 25, 2017)
Former North Dakota lieutenant governor Drew Wrigley accused everyone at the #NoDAPL encampment of engaging in an 'unlawful' protest.

Former U.S. Attorney urges energy industry to consult tribes in advance
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Former U.S. Attorney urges energy industry to consult tribes in advance (July 20, 2017)
A former U.S. Attorney and advocate for tribes spoke about the Dakota Access Pipeline at an energy development conference in North Dakota.

Trump administration officially rescinds pro-treaty rights legal opinion
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Trump administration officially rescinds pro-treaty rights legal opinion (July 18, 2017)
The Trump administration has quietly killed a legal opinion that tribes were using to fight the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)
President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.

North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response
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North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response (July 14, 2017)
North Dakota is flush with billion of dollars in energy tax revenues but the money apparently isn't enough to cover the costs of the state's response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Dakota Access still fighting small fine for disturbance of tribal artifacts
Environment | National
Dakota Access still fighting small fine for disturbance of tribal artifacts (July 5, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are facing a $15,000 fine for failing to report the discovery of tribal artifacts in a timely manner.

Officials in North Dakota claim ignorance on Dakota Access security firm
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Officials in North Dakota claim ignorance on Dakota Access security firm (June 29, 2017)
Top officials in North Dakota relied on a security firm hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline but none of them bothered to ask about the firm's legal status.

Dakota Access security firm was denied license but kept working anyway
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Dakota Access security firm was denied license but kept working anyway (June 28, 2017)
A security firm hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline continued to engage in questionable activities in North Dakota despite lacking a license.

Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
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Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)
Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes 'victory' in Dakota Access Pipeline case
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes 'victory' in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 16, 2017)
While oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline, tribes remain confident they will prevail on their treaty, trust and environmental claims.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect
Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (June 15, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts in North Dakota
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Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts in North Dakota (June 8, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are accused of failing to inform the state about the disturbance of tribal artifacts.

President Trump put wealthy firm first in approving Dakota Access Pipeline
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President Trump put wealthy firm first in approving Dakota Access Pipeline (June 7, 2017)
When it came to approving the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, President Donald Trump said he put industry instead of Indian Country first.

Two leaders of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe cleared in #NoDAPL case
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Two leaders of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe cleared in #NoDAPL case (June 2, 2017)
A jury in North Dakota acquitted chairman Dave Archambault and council member Dana Yellow Fat in connection with an incident at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site.

Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule
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Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule (June 1, 2017)
Thanks to President Donald Trump, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is now operational.

First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4 (May 30, 2017)
The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline led to the creation of the Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival.

Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota
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Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota (May 23, 2017)
Both spills were relatively small but they occurred even before the controversial project has been put into full operation.

Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response
Law | National | Politics
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (May 19, 2017)
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.

Ruth Hopkins: Americans left with $15M bill for Dakota Access Pipeline's 'private army'
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Americans left with $15M bill for Dakota Access Pipeline's 'private army' (May 17, 2017)
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) added monies to the Department of Justice’s budget for FY 2017 to reimburse North Dakota for incurred costs.

Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
Business | Opinion
Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (May 15, 2017)
If they accomplish all the plans the reservation will be a better place and other areas of the state will get a boost.

Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule
Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.

Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio (May 11, 2017)
The firm behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is having another bad week.

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex
Law
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex (May 10, 2017)
The North Dakota-based tribe financed the $17.2 million facility with mineral royalties and taxes.

Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio
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Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio (May 9, 2017)
The state's top environmental official expressed 'frustration' with the wealthy company behind the Dakota Access and Rover pipelines.

President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws
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President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws (May 8, 2017)
A position with authority over the Dakota Access Pipeline remains in 'acting' hands as tribes try to stop oil from flowing.

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