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Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nomineesFiled Under: National | Politics
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (01/10)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North AmericaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | World
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America (10/17)
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conferenceFiled Under: Law | National | World
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference (09/14)
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural propertyFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | World
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (07/06)
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.
Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experienceFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience (06/03)
Tribal leaders are embracing Hillary Clinton but rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.
Alex Jacobs: Hillary Clinton must answer to role in Honduras coupFiled Under: Opinion | Politics | World
Alex Jacobs: Hillary Clinton must answer to role in Honduras coup (04/28)
No President or politician has ever done anything good or positive for the poor people of Honduras.
TransCanada seeks $15B in damages for death of Keystone bidFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
TransCanada seeks $15B in damages for death of Keystone bid (01/07)
The Canadian company filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and is initiating a second claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Tribal activists remain on alert after Keystone permit resurfaces in South DakotaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribal activists remain on alert after Keystone permit resurfaces in South Dakota (01/05)
The state's Public Utilities Commission certified the construction permit for the controversial pipeline despite opposition from Indian Country and allies.
Native Sun News: Great Plains people key in defeating KeystoneFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Great Plains people key in defeating Keystone (11/23)
Tribes and grassroots organizations joined in planning direct actions to protest the Keystone XL route across 1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.
Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline (11/09)
Leaders in South Dakota spent seven years rallying opposition to a project that would have crossed treaty-protected territories.
Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Filed Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (11/06)
The Canadian firm behind the project said it would review its options after learning of the decision.
Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permitFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit (11/04)
The Indigenous Environmental Network said the 2016 presidential election motivated TransCanada's request to delay the decision.
Obama prepared to reject controversial Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Obama prepared to reject controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (11/03)
The Canadian company behind the project is asking the State Department to suspend review of its long-delayed application.
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policiesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada | Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics | World
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies (10/28)
A reception for five contemporary Native artists offered a glimpse into the Obama administration's impact in Indian Country.
Hillary Clinton breaks silence and opposes Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Hillary Clinton breaks silence and opposes Keystone XL Pipeline (09/23)
The Democratic presidential candidate initially refused to answer questions about the multi-state pipeline that tribes and environmental groups are fighting.
Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the ArcticFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the Arctic (08/31)
At the opening of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), I had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary young Alaskans who are taking important steps to make a meaningful impact on the future of their communities.
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for ObamaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (08/17)
The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.
Keystone XL Pipeline review process continues without decisionFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Keystone XL Pipeline review process continues without decision (08/12)
TransCanada submitted the cross-border application in September 2009 but
Hillary Clinton refuses to answer questions about Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Hillary Clinton refuses to answer questions about Keystone XL (07/29)
The former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator won't give a position on the controversial project.
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcementsFiled Under: National | Politics
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (05/05)
Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.
DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to StateFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State (04/14)
Tribes expressed near unanimous opposition but DOI -- as a trustee for Indian Country -- has not made public its comments on the controversial project.
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on TwitterFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (04/13)
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.
Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determinationFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination (04/13)
Language from the National Security Council’s memorandum explains the basis for the U.S.’s 2010 position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples issued by the Department of State.
Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to endFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (03/05)
The Indigenous Environmental Network lauded President Barack Obama for heeding the call of the Oceti Sakowin in his veto of a congressional bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across treaty territory.
Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL (03/03)
The youth from South Dakota call the project a threat to their treaty rights and their way of life.
Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against KeystoneFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against Keystone (02/13)
Keystone XL resisters announced a civil-disobedience and direct-action training at the Lakota Community Center in the Cheyenne River Indian homelands, February 20-22.
EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline (02/04)
President Obama has said greenhouse gas emissions will be a factor in his decision on the permit for the project.
Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permitFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit (01/28)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association urged President Barack Obama to veto any legislation in favor of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and to reject the Canadian company’s application for a Presidential Permit.
Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline (01/16)
The most recent House bill to approve the Keystone pipeline was passed 266-153 and sent to the Senate.
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribesFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (12/16)
The U.S.’s goal is to use the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to reinforce the existing and dominating U.S. federal Indian law system.
Ambassador Harper thanks tribes for backing historic nominationFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Ambassador Harper thanks tribes for backing historic nomination (07/01)
Cherokee Nation citizen is first member of a federally recognized tribe in an ambassador-rank post.
Native Sun News: Tipi camps host day of unity against KeystoneFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tipi camps host day of unity against Keystone (06/23)
Spiritual camps and allies are inviting the public to join them June 21 for a day of unity and action in South Dakota against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Tribes and activists urge Obama to reject Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes and activists urge Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline (06/16)
The president didn't address the controversy during his historic visit to Indian Country.
Rudolph Ryser: State Department 'consultation' was a charadeFiled Under: Opinion
Rudolph Ryser: State Department 'consultation' was a charade (06/02)
Rudolph Ryser of the Center for World Indigenous Studies says State Department doesn't want to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Cowboy Indian Alliance continues Keystone XL protests in DCFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Cowboy Indian Alliance continues Keystone XL protests in DC (04/25)
The Cowboy Indian Alliance continued their protests against the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
Videos: Cowboy Indian Alliance protests Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Videos: Cowboy Indian Alliance protests Keystone XL Pipeline (04/23)
The Cowboy Indian Alliance arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to protest the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
Gyasi Ross: Stop Keystone XL Pipeline and protect homelandsFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Stop Keystone XL Pipeline and protect homelands (04/23)
Gyasi Ross calls on Indian Country to help stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
State Department needs more time to review Keystone XLFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
State Department needs more time to review Keystone XL (04/21)
The State Department is taking more time to review the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letterFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letter (04/11)
A letter that ties the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is only a contingency, Vice Chairman Boyd Gourneau said.
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone XL (04/10)
Critics of TransCanada Corp.’s proposal to cross Lakota Territory with the Keystone XL Pipeline revealed a paper trail April 3, which exposed the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s disposition to cooperate with the project.
Alfred Walking Bull: Tribes ready for Keystone XL Pipeline fightFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Alfred Walking Bull: Tribes ready for Keystone XL Pipeline fight (03/11)
Alfred Walking Bull reports on tribal opposition in South Dakota and Nebraska to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
Probe clears State Department in Keystone XL Pipeline reviewFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Probe clears State Department in Keystone XL Pipeline review (02/27)
For the second time in two years, the State Department has been cleared of conflict of interest for its handling of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
Obama said to be near decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permitFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama said to be near decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit (02/24)
President Barack Obama will make a decision on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline in the next couple of months, according to state governors who attended a meeting at the White House today.
Native Sun News: Native activists continue to fight Keystone XLFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National
Native Sun News: Native activists continue to fight Keystone XL (02/18)
With public comments due by March 7 on the most recent version of the environmental impact statement for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline proposal, Native Americans and allies continued to lambast the idea as a risky proposition.
Native Sun News: Report on Keystone XL stirs Indian CountryFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Report on Keystone XL stirs Indian Country (02/07)
Native Americans across the Great Plains vowed to double down on their commitment to block construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline.
Delay possible in decision on  controversial Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Delay possible in decision on controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (09/04)
The State Department is reviewing comments on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline but a final decision might not come until next year.
Steven Newcomb: Freeing  tribes from centuries of colonialismFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Freeing tribes from centuries of colonialism (08/06)
Steven Newcomb discusses how tribes can assert independence in light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
President Obama questions job benefits in Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
President Obama questions job benefits in Keystone XL Pipeline (07/30)
In an interview with The New York Times, President Barack Obama questioned whether the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will create as many jobs as supporters claim.
KJZZ: Eddie Brown welcomes  tribal liaison  at State Department  Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
KJZZ: Eddie Brown welcomes tribal liaison at State Department (07/11)
Eddie Brown discusses the appointment of Jack Jackson Jr., a member of the Navajo Nation, as Native liaison at the State Department:
Navajo man to serve as   Native liaison  for  State DepartmentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Navajo man to serve as Native liaison for State Department (07/01)
Jack Jackson Jr., a member of the Navajo Nation, will be serving as a Native liaison at the State Department in Washington, D.C.
Native Sun News:  Tribes take action to stop Keystone XL bidFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes take action to stop Keystone XL bid (05/29)
A walkout by tribal leaders at a U.S. State Department meeting on May 16 was among several actions in South Dakota Indian country during the week to oppose TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across the Great Plains.
EPA objects to   environmental review for   Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
EPA objects to environmental review for Keystone XL Pipeline (04/23)
The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the environmental impact statement for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline as "insufficient" due to lack of information about climate change, pipeline safety and alternate...
Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL  studyFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL study (03/11)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam...
State Department releases  assessment of Keystone XL Pipeline Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
State Department releases assessment of Keystone XL Pipeline (03/04)
The State Department released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The 2,000-page report does not say whether the pipeline should be approved. That decision...
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Keystone XL Pipeline (02/19)
Secretary of State John Kerry met with Canada’s foreign minister on February 8 and discussed the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The meeting was Kerry's first with a foreign leader since...
John Kerry to lead State Department, to decide Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
John Kerry to lead State Department, to decide Keystone XL (01/30)
Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) easily won confirmation on Tuesday to be the next Secretary of the State Department. The Senate voted 94-3 in favor of the nomination. Kerry is expected...
Nebraska governor approves   route for Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Nebraska governor approves route for Keystone XL Pipeline (01/23)
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) approved a new route for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Heineman wrote a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,...
Potential nominee holds stock in company behind Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Potential nominee holds stock in company behind Keystone XL (11/29)
Susan Rice, a potential nominee to lead the State Department, holds stock in TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Rice, currently the U.S. Ambassador to the United...
Native Sun News: Mid-East  and South Dakota journalists meetFiled Under: National | World
Native Sun News: Mid-East and South Dakota journalists meet (11/28)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Native Sun News along with Tom Katus, standing at...
Opinion: More tribal consultation needed on Keystone XL permitFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: More tribal consultation needed on Keystone XL permit (07/24)
"In June, the State Department issued a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to move ahead with a new environmental impact statement (EIS) as it considers approval of the controversial...

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