North Dakota tribe recovers ancestral lands taken by Army Corps (December 20, 2016)

After a decades-long quest, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is finally reclaiming a piece of its homeland.

Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline (December 20, 2016)

A huge legal, political and public relations challenge will be facing Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people (December 20, 2016)

Today the Narragansett continue to battle against challenges to the validity of our place in society and our place in what was once our homeland alone.

Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties (December 20, 2016)

Lawsuits by nature are adversarial, but this is a chance for the government of the United States to do what is right.

Gavin Clarkson: A tribal economic contract with President Donald Trump (December 20, 2016)

'With the successful implementation of an Economic Contract with Indian country, President Trump could arguably become the best president ever for Indian country.'

Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars (December 20, 2016)

Robert Smith never knew about the award for his service during the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876.

Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth (December 20, 2016)

A woman was allegedly trying to bring the items into the United States from Mexico.

Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects president (December 20, 2016)

The Yankton Sioux elder has led opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory (December 20, 2016)

Haakon County Commission members, meeting here on December 6, convened in a larger room than usual when they found their venue filled with citizens concerned that a proposed deep bore hole drilling project would lead to disposal of high-level radioactive nuclear waste.

Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognition (December 20, 2016)

Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have 'second-class status in Indian Country' and remain vulnerable to local authorities.

Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods (December 20, 2016)

The landscape of these indigenous-led kitchens that feed thousands of water protectors is dynamic, much like the ad hoc camps that depend upon them.

Ray Cook: Water protectors treated like terrorists in own territory (December 20, 2016)

Ray Cook (St. Regis Mohawk), the opinions editor at Indian Country Today, offers an update from the #NoDAPL encampment in North Dakota.