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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes 'victory' in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 16, 2017)

While oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline, tribes remain confident they will prevail on their treaty, trust and environmental claims.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)

The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)

A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (June 15, 2017)

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation (June 14, 2017)

The Swinomish Tribe has won another ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the transport of crude oil through its reservation in Washington.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)

A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty (June 14, 2017)

Thanks to the federal government and the Indian Reorganization Act, the dangerous concept of ‘membership’ has been codified by tribal governments, attorney Gabe Galanda writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)

A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Albert Bender: Judge drags his feet in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 12, 2017)

Cherokee citizen Albert Bender wonders why a federal judge hasn't ruled on a motion to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)

Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case (June 8, 2017)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians already won two landmark rulings in its water rights case and will be looking for another victory in federal court.

Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts in North Dakota (June 8, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are accused of failing to inform the state about the disturbance of tribal artifacts.

Incoming member of Congress negotiating plea deal for assault (June 8, 2017)

Republican Greg Gianforte lost the Native vote but was successful overall in his bid to represent Montana in the U.S. House.

President Trump put wealthy firm first in approving Dakota Access Pipeline (June 7, 2017)

When it came to approving the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, President Donald Trump said he put industry instead of Indian Country first.

Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture (June 7, 2017)

'It will be bigger than bingo,' Jim Billie said of the marijuana industry in Indian Country.

President Trump names pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation (June 7, 2017)

If confirmed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher A. Wray would run an agency that investigates crime in Indian Country.

Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump (June 7, 2017)

When there are no fixed principles, who better than federal Indian lawyers to take the case against Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Federal judge confirms land within reservation in New Mexico is Indian Country (June 6, 2017)

A tribal citizen who was convicted of second-degree murder was rightfully prosecuted in federal court, a federal judge in New Mexico has concluded.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

Oglala Sioux Tribe might enter extradition pact in South Dakota (June 6, 2017)

High rates of crime have prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to enter into discussions with law enforcement agencies off the reservation.

Prison sentence for fatal overdose of mother from Quileute Tribe (June 5, 2017)

Felisha Jackson, 28, died after ingesting heroin

Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court (June 5, 2017)

A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)

The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison (June 5, 2017)

Two members of the Indian Brotherhood gang and a former prison guard received a combined total of 849 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.

Quinault Nation hails victory in dispute over lake on reservation (June 5, 2017)

The state and federal courts have repeatedly confirmed that Lake Quinault belongs to the Quinault Nation but non-Indian opponents keep trying to keep the dispute alive.

Two leaders of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe cleared in #NoDAPL case (June 2, 2017)

A jury in North Dakota acquitted chairman Dave Archambault and council member Dana Yellow Fat in connection with an incident at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site.

Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule (June 1, 2017)

Thanks to President Donald Trump, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is now operational.

Judge tells UPS to pay $247M for shipping Indian tobacco products (June 1, 2017)

A federal judge said UPS turned a 'blind eye' to tax-free tobacco shipments to and from reservations in New York.

Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (June 1, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge has ruled.

Indian probate office in Oklahoma shutting down in September (May 31, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is closing a field office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that handles Indian probates.

Miami Nation citizen takes top law enforcement post at Interior (May 31, 2017)

Darren Cruzan, a long-time Bureau of Indian Affairs employee, has take on a new law enforcement role at the Department of the Interior.

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute (May 30, 2017)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)

Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)

A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

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