Judge sets stage for next phase of Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (December 19, 2016)

A hearing in federal court isn't expected for another two months but it's going to be a big one.

Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme' (December 19, 2016)

Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.

Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (December 19, 2016)

Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Arne Vainio: Christmas comes once again for a crabby old man (December 19, 2016)

No one thought it would last, but they were married for 38 years before she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she died within a year of her diagnosis.

Peter d'Errico: #NoDAPL battle is about tribal self-determination (December 19, 2016)

'Standing Rock people are protecting the water; they are not just protesting.'

Denver American Horse: Water protectors are always in my prayers (December 19, 2016)

Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his column in the Lakota language

Clara Caufield: New friends come to aid of needy Northern Cheyenne family (December 19, 2016)

One of the wonderful benefits of being a columnist for Native Sun News Today has been making new friends throughout Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL effort targets backers of Dakota Access Pipeline (December 19, 2016)

As thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents responded to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s appeal to fold up their tents for the winter, organizers turned attention toward a boycott of investment banks and other campaigns to prevent revival of the project.

Steven Newcomb: Veterans beg for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 19, 2016)

'Images of U.S. military Veterans braving blizzard conditions to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline are powerful.'

Ruth Hopkins: Indigenous science emphasizes our connectedness (December 19, 2016)

Writer Ruth Hopkins, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, shares indigenous science from the Oceti Sakowin:

Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue (December 19, 2016)

Oh no, is termination back in vogue now that Republican Donald Trump is about to take control of the White House?