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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
DOJ proposes bill to improve access to voting in Indian Country (05/22)
The Tribal Equal Access to Voting Act requires states and local governments to place polling locations on reservations and in Alaska Native villages.

Filed Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne student receives top honor (05/22)
Although she was happy to mark the end of a three year journey leading to a second master’s degree in education, Alvera Cook didn’t realize until the May 9, 2015 commencement ceremonies that she was selected as the Outstanding Graduate Student.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (05/20)
Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fight (05/19)
Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Chippewa Cree Tribe hit with class action over online lending (05/15)
Two consumers from Vermont are accusing Plain Green Loans of predatory lending practices.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation rebuilds relationships after leadership spat (05/15)
The tribe now has a functioning council and is working to address pressing issues like sacred sites and water rights.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks (05/15)
James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced off the stage at a recent public meeting.

Filed Under: Business | National | Technology
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gets cell service (05/12)
A 'COW' (Cell Phone on Wheels) arrived in Lame Deer, paving the way for cell phone service in the community by mid-May and in other communities on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation within the next year.

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Chippewa Cree Tribe rejects order to reinstate ousted leader (05/04)
Chairman Ken St. Marks was the victim of retaliation, according to the Interior Department, but rival leaders won't be bringing him back on board.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Leaders of Northern Cheyenne Tribe slammed (05/04)
Don Shoulderblade severely scolded the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council for poor attendance, job performance and selfishness.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Tribes seek consultation on status of Yellowstone grizzly bear (05/01)
Tribes in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho are worried about the potential removal of the bear from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Leaders of Fort Peck Tribes vote to banish school superintendent (05/01)
Council members said the local official has not been responsive to the needs of the community.

Filed Under: National
Crow Tribe to use $1.2M grant to establish veterans cemetery (04/30)
The Apsaalooke Veterans Cemetery in Crow Agency ensures that tribal veterans will be buried close to home.

Filed Under: Law
Judge imposes long sentence for Montana reservation death (04/30)
A Blackfeet Nation man was sentenced to 60 years for the death of a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Filed Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Off-reservation Cheyenne need a voice with tribe (04/30)
Over the past 40 years, I have also lived off the reservation many times for years at a stretch, always returning in sort of a love-hate relationship.

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Chippewa Cree Tribe ordered to pay $648K to ousted chairman (04/29)
Ken St. Marks has won three elections but has repeatedly faced retaliation from his fellow council members.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site (04/23)
The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy (04/22)
In a strongly worded letter, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has voiced misgivings about the impartiality of Christopher Servheen in any proposed tribal consultation process over the government’s controversial delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Guilty pleas and sentences for Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption (04/20)
The former president of Stone Child College and her husband pleaded guilty to federal income tax fraud.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Sen. Tester pushes for tribal college funds (04/17)
At time when Indian Country’s allies are few and far between, Senator John Tester (D-Montana) is going to bat for tribes and asking congress to provide more funding for tribal colleges.

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