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Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases
Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases (November 14, 2019)

'It’s going to take a long time for the harmony between us as people and Mother Earth to be completely restored, but this is a beginning.'


Navajo Nation rips support of coal company
Navajo Nation rips support of coal company (November 13, 2019)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation say they weren't informed about the purchase of three coal mines far from tribal territory.


Wyoming National Poetry Day features Native poets
Wyoming National Poetry Day features Native poets (October 29, 2019)

The opportunity to share a bit of our culture, history and stories with non-Indians of good will is always good and appreciated.


UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties
UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties (October 15, 2019)

The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.


Never count out the elderly ladies
Never count out the elderly ladies (October 15, 2019)

The closing of a thrift store in Sheridan, Wyoming, has turned out to be good news for the Northern Cheyenne people.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (October 1, 2019)

As border towns go, Sheridan, Wyoming, may be one of the best, though, in my opinion, it could improve on relationships with Natives.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (September 25, 2019)

As border towns go, Sheridan, Wyoming, may be one of the best, though, in my opinion, it could improve on relationships with Natives.


Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe expand partnerships with university
Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe expand partnerships with university (September 16, 2019)

The Wind River Reservation and the University of Wyoming are growing partnerships across the board and it’s all having a positive effect on Indian student enrollment.


'The people spoke': Northern Arapaho Tribe stands by chairman
'The people spoke': Northern Arapaho Tribe stands by chairman (August 13, 2019)

Citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are standing by Chairman Lee Spoonhunter and his efforts to take his people in a new direction.


Native Sun News Today: Indian relay team wins top title at rodeo
Native Sun News Today: Indian relay team wins top title at rodeo (July 30, 2019)

The Mountain Crow Relay Team from Montana has returned to the circuit in a big way.


WyoFile: Northern Arapaho student overcomes tragedy and succeeds
WyoFile: Northern Arapaho student overcomes tragedy and succeeds (June 24, 2019)

Rael Trosper’s short life has been touched by the kind of trauma and loss that would send others into a tailspin.


Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.


'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community
'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (June 3, 2019)

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'


Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty
Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty (June 3, 2019)

Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.


Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case
Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case (May 30, 2019)

American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.


SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case
SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case (May 21, 2019)

For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


Northern Arapaho Tribe shortens work week to address $5 million deficit
Northern Arapaho Tribe shortens work week to address $5 million deficit (May 9, 2019)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is experiencing some financial difficulties.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands
Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands (April 1, 2019)

A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh
Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh (October 4, 2018)

Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.


Tribal hunting rights case before U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal hunting rights case before U.S. Supreme Court (September 25, 2018)

At the core of a hunting dispute is tribal sovereignty, and at the core of the sovereignty issue is whether state law ever trumps treaty rights.


Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 14, 2018)

Tribes are battling the Trump administration over protections for the sacred grizzly bear.


Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 4, 2018)

Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.


'Our home place': Tribes look to protect Black Hills
'Our home place': Tribes look to protect Black Hills (August 21, 2018)

Rising through the Great Plains are the Black Hills, a historic and sacred region for many tribes.


Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change
Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change (August 15, 2018)

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.


Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media
Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media (August 1, 2018)

For 85 years tribal corruption has been a common theme on every reservation from Alaska to Florida.


Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case
Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case (June 28, 2018)

Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.


Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.


Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.


Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case
Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case (May 24, 2018)

The Trump administration has come through for a Crow citizen in a treaty rights dispute. Will it sway the nation's highest court?


Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute (May 21, 2018)

The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.


Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.


Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie
Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie (May 2, 2018)

Hundreds gathered in Wyoming for a historical four-day event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation (April 30, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears
Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears (April 17, 2018)

Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.


Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation
Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation (April 13, 2018)

A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.


Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary (April 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is embarking on a 400-mile plus horse ride from South Dakota to Wyoming in commemoration of a major treaty milestone.


Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case (April 3, 2018)

The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.


Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 (April 2, 2018)

Is it a celebration or commemoration?


Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)

Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.


Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site
Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (March 14, 2018)

Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.


Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site
Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site (March 9, 2018)

Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called for change.


Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court
Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court (February 22, 2018)

After being abandoned by the Trump administration, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are taking their homelands case to the nation's highest court.


Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila
Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila (January 26, 2018)

Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.


Northern Arapaho Tribe eyes tuition waiver as more head to university
Northern Arapaho Tribe eyes tuition waiver as more head to university (January 25, 2018)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is proposing a tuition waiver program at the University of Wyoming.


Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket
Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket (January 16, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.


Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)

A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.


Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)

Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.


Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States
Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States (August 21, 2017)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are urging their citizens to stay inside as a total solar eclipse crosses the United States.


News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.


Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
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.


Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse
Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse (August 7, 2017)

A total solar eclipse is coming to America on August 21 and viewing options exist in Indian Country.


Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing
Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing (August 3, 2017)

Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.


States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.


Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)

Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.