Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (April 21, 2016)

S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving (April 21, 2016)

The Young River People’s Council developed with the ordinance after one member saw first-hand the dangers of distracted driving.

Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (April 21, 2016)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe will help facilitate sales for the program, which has so far paid more than $761 million to individual Indians.

Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case (April 21, 2016)

Indian Country has been waiting more than four months for a decision in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (April 21, 2016)

President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates will discuss the impacts of the Gold King Mine disaster on the reservation.

Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (April 21, 2016)

The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.

Concerns raised about officer who shot and killed Navajo woman (April 21, 2016)

A superior warned that someone might get 'hurt' unless officer Aaron Shipley changed his on-duty behaviors.

Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation (April 21, 2016)

Tribal, local and federal authorities were investigating the disappearance of Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson when she was found dead in Poplar, Montana.

Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (April 21, 2016)

Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.

Lakota Country Times: Cough suppressant abuse rises at Pine Ridge (April 21, 2016)

The Pine Ridge Reservation has seen the popularity of a household item sky-rocket as many youth are turning to cough suppressants as a cheap and easily accessible intoxicant.

Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law (April 21, 2016)

S.2254 establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for restoration of land and water resources in abandoned hardrock mine states and on Indian land.

James Giago Davies: The Wasicu counts on us being our own enemy (April 21, 2016)

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to find hard evidence the Wasicu runs our lives.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae (April 21, 2016)

Twenty-eight years after the body of activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was found near Wanblee on the Pine Ridge Reservation, an Oglala man stood trial for his role in her 1975 disappearance.

Native Sun News: New group keeps Lakota social ceremonies alive (April 21, 2016)

Traditional social ceremonies, both formal and informal were once the heart of the Lakota community.

Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (April 21, 2016)

Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?