Young indigenous activist fights Trump administration in climate change lawsuit (August 11, 2017)

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a young activist, is a plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to force the federal government to take a more serious stand on climate change.

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history with Massachusetts campaign (August 10, 2017)

It's hard to believe but a tribal citizen has never served in the Massachusetts Legislature. Jacob Ventura is hoping to change that.

Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September (August 10, 2017)

September is going to be a mess -- Congress must sort out some really complicated issues.

Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (August 9, 2017)

A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.

Cronkite News: Backlogs at immigration courts reach a record high in Trump era (August 9, 2017)

Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high in June despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases.

Alex Jacobs: Beware the new 'tribalism' in American politics with Donald Trump (August 9, 2017)

Political figureheads are using tribalism as a form of deflection, Alex Jacobs writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow (August 8, 2017)

A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Chumash Tribe still willing to negotiate into land-into-trust agreement with county (August 8, 2017)

A bill to place about 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state (August 8, 2017)

A poll by Morning Consult looked at the popularity of each senator in his or her home state and put Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake in the bottom three – trailing only Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (August 7, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.

Tribes weren't consulted about being removed from Cobell buy-back program (August 7, 2017)

The Trump administration told tribes about changes to the Land Buy-Back Program less than an hour before a press release was issued to the public.

Tom Perez: Trump administration steers government toward the termination era (August 7, 2017)

By steering the government toward termination-era policies, President Donald Trump threatens the health and prosperity of Native Americans and drags us all backward, Tom Perez of the Democratic National Committee writes.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth (August 7, 2017)

A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is staying mostly the same.

Cronkite News: Congress goes home for a month with big list of unfinished bills (August 7, 2017)

Congress has gone home for its regular monthly August recess -- after talking about a delay -- but faces a long list of work when it comes back after Labor Day.

Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (August 4, 2017)

Repeal and replace didn't work out for Obamacare but that isn't stopping the Trump administration from dismantling the prior president's other initiatives.

YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit (August 4, 2017)

'If history is to repeat itself, it doesn’t look good for us,' said Chairman Dave Archambault II. 'But that doesn’t mean we don’t have hope.'

KCUR: Tribal citizen gets paid for two high-level jobs in Kansas government (August 3, 2017)

Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want to know more about why Gov. Sam Brownback appointed the same individual to two high-level positions, allowing him to collect two paychecks since 2014.

Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe (August 3, 2017)

The Department of Justice is refuting news reports about potential changes in its treatment of affirmative action admissions policies.

Cronkite News: President Trump backs bill to impose limits on immigration (August 3, 2017)

President Donald Trump threw his support behind a bill that would slash immigration and create a merit-based system favoring those who speak English, have higher education and high-paying job offers.

Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year (August 3, 2017)

President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for reviving the Keystone XL Pipeline yet the project is far from a certainty.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)

The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Key Trump advisor presses new administration on rules for online lenders (August 2, 2017)

Are the rough days of the online lending industry coming to an end under the Trump administration?

Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement (August 2, 2017)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is known as an outspoken advocate for Indian Country's most vulnerable, particularly youth, but her efforts don't extend to the #NoDAPL movement.

Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall (August 2, 2017)

The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations to speed construction of projects along the United States border with Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance to general election in Washington (August 2, 2017)

Washington state voters picked candidates in a primary election Tuesday and a number of Native Americans ran for offices ranging from city councils to the Seattle Port Commission.

Indian Lawmakers: Enbridge pipeline threatens Ojibwe way of life in Minnesota (August 2, 2017)

Enbridge's Line 3 proposal shows willful ignorance of Ojibwe history and rights, four Indian lawmakers in Minnesota write on Indian Country Media Network.

Chitimacha Tribe replaces embattled ex-chairman with first female leader (August 1, 2017)

Melissa Darden will serve a two-year term as the newly-elected leader of the Chitimacha Tribe.

Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone (August 1, 2017)

Employer-based insurance must go away. It’s not sustainable, Mark Trahant writes for YES! Magazine.

Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case (August 1, 2017)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal judge in Arizona ruled.

Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program (July 31, 2017)

With just $540 million left to spend, the Trump administration is changing course when it comes to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl (July 31, 2017)

A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book (July 31, 2017)

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to 'traditional conservatism' in a book that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign.

Tiffany Midge: A gangster nicknamed 'The Mooch' enters the White House (July 31, 2017)

Can you tell the difference between Anthony Scaramucci, Tony Soprano and Tommy DeVito? Tiffany Midge has a quiz for you on Indian Country Media Network.