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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.

Department of Justice invites more tribes to gain acccess to criminal databases (August 17, 2017)

The Department of Justice is expanding a program that gives tribes access to federal criminal databases.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)

A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump (August 17, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to stand by President Donald Trump amid controversy over racial violence in Virginia.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot (August 16, 2017)

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.

Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships (August 16, 2017)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is on the waters in Michigan to document the arrival of two Christopher Columbus replica ships.

Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision (August 16, 2017)

A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.

New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project (August 16, 2017)

As part of its Conversation on Race project, The New York Times features a short film that focuses on Native American views on race, blood quantum and other issues.

President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia (August 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is again facing widespread condemnation for his response to racial violence in Virginia but there's little evidence that he will face consequences within his own Republican party.

WNV: Puyallup Tribe enters battle against natural gas terminal in Washington (August 16, 2017)

Around 250 people, mostly women, carried banners and sang with drummers while marching through the streets of Tacoma, Washington, on August 8.

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.

North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response (August 15, 2017)

The state of North Dakota has secured a $10 million in federal funds to pay for its often brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Mary Annette Pember: True Sioux Hope Foundation brings donors to Pine Ridge (August 15, 2017)

Building on her successes in the business world, Twila True, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is hoping to bring change to the homelands of her people.

Dakota Access Pipeline dragging out dispute over disturbance of tribal artifacts (August 15, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline have managed to drag out a dispute over the disturbance of tribal artifacts for nearly a year by refusing to pay a minimum fine of $15,000.

President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council (August 15, 2017)

President Donald Trump offered a late rebuke of the 'KKK, neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other hate groups' in an attempt to address controversy over his handling of a racial violence in Virginia.

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.

DVIDS: Military partnership brings health care to Round Valley Indian Reservation (August 14, 2017)

The Round Valley Reservation in California was the setting where 15 soldiers and sailors joined forces with civilian medical professionals for two weeks in order to provide needed services to the local community.

Yurok Tribe forced to rely on outside salmon again as yearly festival approaches (August 14, 2017)

The Yurok Tribe is dealing with historically low salmon runs for yet another year.

Northern Arapaho Tribe reclaims remains of students who died at Carlisle boarding school (August 14, 2017)

A delegation from the Northern Arapaho Tribe came to the former Carlisle boarding school to reclaim the remains of three young students but only two were identified.

Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder (August 14, 2017)

A landmark court ruling that confirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact in Oklahoma.

Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death (August 14, 2017)

Federal authorities have opened a 'civil rights investigation' into the death of a woman at a White supremacist rally as President Donald Trump continues to face questions about his handling of the incident.

Young indigenous activist fights Trump administration in climate change lawsuit (August 11, 2017)

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a young activist, is a plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to force the federal government to take a more serious stand on climate change.

Wiyot Tribe questions attempt to buy ancestral island that was site of massacre (August 10, 2017)

Controversy has erupted over an attempt by a non-Indian business owner to buy a large portion of Indian Island in California.

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)

Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide (August 10, 2017)

Two citizens of the Crow Tribe were laid to rest in Montana as federal authorities continue to investigate a triple homicide.

Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opioid lawsuit in tribal court system (August 10, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is ready to proceed with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, the tribe's top legal official said.

Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case (August 10, 2017)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians hasn't even had time to defend its water rights and already 10 state governments are opposing the tribe.

Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September (August 10, 2017)

September is going to be a mess -- Congress must sort out some really complicated issues.

Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (August 9, 2017)

A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.

White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation (August 9, 2017)

The White Earth Nation is looking to diversify its economy by growing hemp.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 9, 2017)

The Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge Girls’ School is getting ready for its second year of educating girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Nooksack Tribe loses federal health care funds as disenrollment drama drags on (August 9, 2017)

A clinic operated by the Nooksack Tribe is losing $2.5 million in federal health care funds amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground (August 9, 2017)

Leaders of the Crow Tribe continue to look for ways to address violent crime after a shooting left three citizens dead and two others injured.

Cronkite News: Backlogs at immigration courts reach a record high in Trump era (August 9, 2017)

Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high in June despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases.

Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation (August 9, 2017)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.

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