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A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)

A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)

A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo (January 12, 2018)

Within two weeks, 94 percent of women survivors will experience PTSD. #HealMeToo wants to give them a place to share and recover.

Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others (January 12, 2018)

n Christmas Eve, an inmate in the South Dakota Department of Corrections was declared brain dead after suffering from a brain aneurysm.

Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)

Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department (January 11, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is seeking 'bipartisan' support for a major reorganization at the Department of the Interior that will impact Indian Country.

The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples (January 11, 2018)

The California Dream is a myth for many California Indian peoples and tribes.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution (January 11, 2018)

Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe whether constitutional reform and revision is important, the response would be an overwhelming yes.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water (January 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for legal costs and to raise awareness about the tribe’s history, dispossession of treaty land and natural resources.

Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court (January 10, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)

New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.

President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (January 9, 2018)

Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.

Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)

The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.

Interior Department wants grants to align with Secretary Zinke's 'priorities' (January 9, 2018)

Grants awarded by the Department of the Interior must comply with the 'priorities' of Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)

Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller (January 8, 2018)

'We thought we could jump on them and get them spooked,' Crow Creek Head Coach Billy Jo Sazue said

Mary Annette Pember: I saw what resilience looks like in Native communities (January 8, 2018)

On their reservations and in their wider communities, I saw how Native people protected and nurtured each other.

Native actress Irene Bedard lands role of co-president in star-studded video (January 8, 2018)

A star-studded new video from JAY-Z features the legendary Native actress Irene Bedard.

Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families (January 8, 2018)

Native women are once again embracing the cradleboard because it’s both artistic and utilitarian.

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country (January 8, 2018)

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities (December 22, 2017)

A group of tribal leaders and addiction recovery providers came together in South Dakota to discuss their work in the battle against methamphetamine in their communities.

One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries' (December 22, 2017)

Dode Barnett stood before a door leading to the tribal council’s offices, talking to a colleague when it happened.

Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight (December 22, 2017)

The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe banishes meth dealer (December 21, 2017)

Methamphetamine use has been an epidemic on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for the past decade.

Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (December 21, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)

A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow (December 19, 2017)

Organizers are expecting a large crow for the Two-Spirits Powwow in San Francisco, California, on February 3, 2018.

Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)

On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)

It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.

President Trump disputes 'FAKE NEWS' about his Supreme Court nomination (December 19, 2017)

President Donald Trump is denying he considered rescinding the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (December 19, 2017)

Net neutrality is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the internet the same.

Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country (December 18, 2017)

The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

Federal judge who questioned 'Indian blood' and tribal courts resigns due to sexual harassment (December 18, 2017)

A prominent federal judge who has questioned whether certain criminal laws should be based on 'Indian blood' and whether tribal courts are fair is resigning after being repeatedly accused of sexual harassment.

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