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Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (01/13)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (01/12)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.
North Dakota tribe threatens to walk away from energy tax deal North Dakota tribe threatens to walk away from energy tax deal (01/12)
'We're not bluffing,' Chairman Mark Fox told lawmakers in regards to a new bill that changes oil taxation rates.
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (01/12)
The controversial nuclear waste repository, widely opposed in Nevada, could be revived by the incoming Trump administration.
Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline (01/12)
Former Texas governor Rick Perry has disclosed his financial interests in the companies backing the controversial pipeline.
Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid (01/11)
In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier
Native women set to join historic march after Donald Trump's inauguration Native women set to join historic march after Donald Trump's inauguration (01/11)
Indigenous Women Rise is part of the Women’s March on Washington on January 21.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (01/11)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Indian lawmaker in Oklahoma investigated for sexual harassment Indian lawmaker in Oklahoma investigated for sexual harassment (01/11)
Rep. Will Fourkiller (D) thinks the prote might date to an incident with a high school page in 2015.
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (01/11)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) refused to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to high rates of crime.
Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pick Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pick (01/11)
Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, doesn't have experience in Indian issues but her policies would affect the overwhelming majority of Indian students.
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nominee Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nominee (01/10)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has earned praise for his work on protections for Native women, federal recognition, water rights, energy and economic development.
Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (01/10)
The Badger-Two Medicine Area is now completely protected from oil and gas drilling.
Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (01/10)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Lee Hester: Threat of nuclear war resurfaces under Donald Trump Lee Hester: Threat of nuclear war resurfaces under Donald Trump (01/10)
'I’ve finally realized that the President-Elect’s supporters have a secret decoder ring.'
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (01/10)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (01/09)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration (01/09)
Indian Country is finding plenty of ways to celebrate as the nation transitions to new leadership.
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (01/09)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (01/09)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Army Corps counters Dakota Access on crucial pipeline easement Army Corps counters Dakota Access on crucial pipeline easement (01/06)
With the clock winding down on the Obama administration, government attorneys are calling on a federal judge to reject efforts to complete the controversial project.
Tristan Ahtone: Cherokee Nation entitled to delegate in Congress Tristan Ahtone: Cherokee Nation entitled to delegate in Congress (01/06)
To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.
Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theft Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theft (01/06)
Federal authorities announced a whopping 69 charges against a former treasurer and two former employees of the California tribe.
Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officer Navajo Nation lawmakers pass bill to remove top financial officer (01/06)
The tribe's leader is warning of wide-ranging impacts after lawmakers ousted their controller, a certified public accountant.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs comes under new leadership Senate Committee on Indian Affairs comes under new leadership (01/06)
Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) are taking control of the key panel.
Native Sun News Today: Young leaders share concerns on talk show Native Sun News Today: Young leaders share concerns on talk show (01/06)
Three new and young leaders from the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Tribes made media history when they were featured on the hour long Voices of Montana radio talk show.
Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (01/05)
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisor Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisor (01/05)
Jose 'Moke' Simon is the first Native American to serve on the board in Lake County, California.
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior (01/04)
Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (01/04)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump (01/04)
'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (01/03)
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.
Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in Congress Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in Congress (01/03)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), the chair of Donald Trump's Native American Coalition, has been under an ethics investigation for a little over three years.
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. (01/03)
American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.
Karen Diver: President Obama ushers in a new era in federal-tribal relations Karen Diver: President Obama ushers in a new era in federal-tribal relations (01/03)
The Special Assistant to President Barack Obama for Native American Affairs, announces the release of a report that details some of the policy advances of the last eight years.

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