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Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry
Business | Law | National | Politics
Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (November 17, 2017)
The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)
Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.

Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes
Opinion
Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes (November 9, 2017)
With his policy towards public lands, President Trump is continuing a dark chapter in our history, writes professor Gregory Ablavsky.

Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington
Law
Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington (November 6, 2017)
The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins state court recognition of ruling against non-Indians
Law
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins state court recognition of ruling against non-Indians (November 6, 2017)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is welcoming a new court decision that recognizes judgments from its judicial system.

Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision
Law | Politics
Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision (October 24, 2017)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is considered a 'local' government under the Michigan constitution, the state's appeals court ruled.

House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act (October 19, 2017)
A controversial Indian lands bill that faced repeated opposition during the Obama administration is seeing new life in the Trump era.

Cronkite News: 'Tribal Justice' documentary highlights issues facing tribal courts
Law | National
Cronkite News: 'Tribal Justice' documentary highlights issues facing tribal courts (October 2, 2017)
Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary 'Tribal Justice.'

James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation (September 29, 2017)
The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)
Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty
Business | Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems
Canada | Education | Opinion
The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems (September 13, 2017)
It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.

Kenan Malik: Indigenous peoples face silence and romanticization in Australia
Opinion | World
Kenan Malik: Indigenous peoples face silence and romanticization in Australia (September 13, 2017)
The demand for recognition and a distinct Indigenous voice emerges from the historical denial of both in Australia, author Kenan Malik writes in The New York Times.

Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples (September 12, 2017)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is more rightly described as a document imposed on dominated peoples, Steven Newcomb writes.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong (September 11, 2017)
Some of the best days in Indian Country occurred during periods of a vigorous and independent press.

Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis
Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis (September 7, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that could resolve a long-running governance crisis on the reservation.

Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book (August 28, 2017)
With her new book, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty (August 25, 2017)
Dark, disturbing truths can hide within the seemingly beneficial intent of the Indian Reorganization Act.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case
Law
Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)
A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)
We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.

Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination
Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination (August 17, 2017)
How can aboriginal sovereignty—from ‘time immemorial’—coexist with British sovereignty created 200 years ago? Peter d'Errico asks the question on Indian Country Media Network.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
Environment | Law | National
Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)
The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization (August 8, 2017)
Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas (August 7, 2017)
There is a false assumption today that Native people have inherited from our ancestors an obligation to meekly accept dominating ideas and judgment, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
Business | Law | National | Politics
Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations (July 24, 2017)
Our original nations did not develop the words that are now being used to oppress our lives and our territories, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law (July 20, 2017)
Most Native people still do not realize that a mentally created ‘reality’ of Christian domination is embedded in the Johnson v. M’Intosh ruling, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county
Law | National
Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county (July 19, 2017)
The Bishop Paiute Tribe is returning to federal court to face off against a longtime nemesis in California.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations (July 6, 2017)
The U.S. exhibits its purposeful and continual domination of Indians through the use of carefully constructed phrases, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
Environment | Law | National
Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently (July 5, 2017)
What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Addressing the real problem with immigration in America
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Addressing the real problem with immigration in America (July 3, 2017)
The debate on immigration requires addressing the domination of the original peoples of the land, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
Business | Environment | National | Politics
President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
Education | Law | National
Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)
Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man (June 28, 2017)
The time for a different approach to the conversation of federal Indian law system of domination is now, writes Steven Newcomb on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty (June 22, 2017)
Writing for Indian Country Media Network, retired professor Peter d'Errico praises a new book for offering a 'revealing' perspective of the Dine people.

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.

Steven Newcomb: Asserting our traditions in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Asserting our traditions in the era of Donald Trump (June 19, 2017)
The Trump empire may lead to further recognition of traditional teachings before its over, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network

Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty
Law | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty (June 14, 2017)
Thanks to the federal government and the Indian Reorganization Act, the dangerous concept of ‘membership’ has been codified by tribal governments, attorney Gabe Galanda writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Alex Jacobs: Some of our own people are willing to sell their blood
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Some of our own people are willing to sell their blood (June 12, 2017)
Not much has changed since the Osage Reign of Terror, thanks to Indians in name only who continue to trade blood for oil, Mohawk poet Alex Jacobs writes on Indian Country Media Network.

YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.

Peter d'Errico: Defending tribal sovereignty in the post-DAPL era
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Defending tribal sovereignty in the post-DAPL era (June 6, 2017)
The defense of Native sovereignty demands more than an understanding of federal Indian law, writes Peter d'Errico in Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes (June 2, 2017)
To this day Native nations such as the Cupeños are still forced to operate within the constraints of Christian-premised ideas and arguments

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute
Law | National
Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute (May 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation
Business | Law | National | Trust
Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)
A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

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.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty
Business | Law | National
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty (May 25, 2017)
Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.

Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes (May 24, 2017)
‘The Northwest Ordinance’ exposes the murky dealings that lead to US jurisdiction extending beyond the 13 colonies.

Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples (May 23, 2017)
While the New York Times addressed physical monuments of white supremacy in a recent editorial, they ignored the paper monuments that have affected Indigenous Peoples for years.

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.

Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.

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.

Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in
Health | Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.

Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism (May 10, 2017)
Native people's relations with colonialism requires as much clear analysis as possible—to gauge when and where to collaborate, when and where to resist.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

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