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Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (04/24)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (04/24)
Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.
Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (04/21)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.
Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples (04/21)
‘San Salvador’ is a symbol of the brutal and dominating legacy of a deadly by-gone era of Spanish and Catholic imperialism.
American Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cut American Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cut (04/21)
President Donald Trump wants to eliminate all funding for a federal agency that helps libraries across Indian Country.
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (04/20)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.
Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment (04/20)
The North Carolina tribe's legislative body is moving ahead with impeachment proceedings
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (04/19)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' (04/19)
Opponents said the change from 'Navajo Nation' to the 'Dine Nation' would confuse tribal citizens and outsiders.
Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service (04/19)
Tribal opponents still have time to stop oil from flowing through the controversial project.
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (04/19)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.
Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (04/18)
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (04/18)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.
Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country (04/18)
The new leader of the Department of Justice is heeding calls to pay more attention to high rates of crime in Indian Country.
Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (04/18)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (04/18)
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress (04/17)
The 2018 congressional elections already promise to be extraordinary.
Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (04/13)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.
Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/12)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) launched the initiative with an official letter a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official.
Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (04/11)
The decision is a boost to non-Indians who opposed restrictions in Recapture Canyon.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (04/10)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation (04/10)
Lawmakers will be looking at the Native American Children's Safety Act, a new law aimed at addressing tribal foster care issues.
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (04/10)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics (04/10)
Most of us have surmised by now that the 2016 Presidential Election was more about race and gender than about who would make the better president.
Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret (04/07)
The Army Corps of Engineers came to the firm's rescue regarding some of the information in a handful of oil spill response documents.
Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at Syria Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at Syria (04/07)
Two days after President Assad’s government allegedly poisoned a rebel town with a sarin gas attack, President Trump throws 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria.
Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit (04/07)
'President Trump is breaking established environmental laws and treaties in his efforts to force through the Keystone XL Pipeline,' Indigenous Environmental Network activist Tom Goldtooth said.
Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (04/06)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.
Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis (04/06)
Bob Kelly has served as chairman of the Washington-based tribe for years but the Department of the Interior no longer recognizes him.
Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/06)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continue to fight the project in federal court.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again (04/06)
Humanities professors, teachers and developers are never given credit for what they offer
Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues (04/05)
As petroleum industry investors announced theintroduction of crude oil into the Dakota Access Pipeline, resistance continued to break out like a rash all across Indian Country.
Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact (04/05)
The state of Montana and Congress already ratified the deal. Now it's up to tribal voters.
Agua Caliente Band returns four incumbents to seats on council Agua Caliente Band returns four incumbents to seats on council (04/05)
Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe, Vice Chairman Larry N. Olinger, Secretary/Treasurer Vincent Gonzales II and Reid D. Milanovich won re-election along with newcomer Anthony W. Purnel.
Stockbridge-Munsee Band leader addresses Wisconsin lawmakers Stockbridge-Munsee Band leader addresses Wisconsin lawmakers (04/05)
President Shannon Holsey cited education, health care and protecting the environment as top priorities for the 11 tribes and the state.

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