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Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prisonGyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (05/22)
Thing About Skins: There is nothing heroic about James Comey.
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programsTop Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (05/19)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL responseLawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (05/19)
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.
Albert Bender: Police slaughter of Red and Black people rages unabatedAlbert Bender: Police slaughter of Red and Black people rages unabated (05/18)
We don’t know who will be the next victim, but what we do know is that there will be more victims.
Dakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuitDakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuit (05/17)
The filing comes as the wealthy backers of the pipeline prepare to ship oil on June 1.
Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement fundsCourt decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds (05/16)
Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.
Blood Tribe cites drug crisis in requiring permits for non-citizensBlood Tribe cites drug crisis in requiring permits for non-citizens (05/16)
Non-citizens must pay fees when visiting, working or residing on the reserve in Alberta, Canada.
Ramapough Lunaape Nation ordered to take down anti-pipeline campRamapough Lunaape Nation ordered to take down anti-pipeline camp (05/16)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp faces legal action after neighbors in a wealthy neighborhood complained.
Chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe indicted on embezzlement chargeChairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe indicted on embezzlement charge (05/15)
Joey Barbry remains on board as chairman although he has been stripped of his duties as administrator.
Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land caseSupreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (05/15)
Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs inNooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (05/12)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.
Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression'Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression' (05/12)
The nation's oldest Indian legal advocacy group is speaking out President Trump's new voter fraud initiative.
Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in AlaskaTrump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (05/12)
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.
Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian schoolFederal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (05/11)
Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.
Dakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South DakotaDakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South Dakota (05/11)
Tribal leaders and activists say it's only a matter of time before the Dakota Access Pipeline causes significant harm.
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murderNative Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder (05/11)
What began as a night of underage drinking with liquor, allegedly purchased from a bootlegger in a plastic water bottle in east Pine Ridge, ended with one girl shot and bleeding.
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian AffairsDonald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (05/10)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.
Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of traffickingMary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking (05/10)
Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complexMandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex (05/10)
The North Dakota-based tribe financed the $17.2 million facility with mineral royalties and taxes.
Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in NebraskaWhiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska (05/10)
Beer is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation as a lawsuit plays out in the state courts.
Religious college warned again about handing of tribal collectionReligious college warned again about handing of tribal collection (05/10)
Tribes are still waiting for the Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of InvestigationPresident Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (05/10)
James Comey visited several reservations during his tenure and linked high rates of violent crime to complex jurisdictional issues in Indian Country.
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' IndiansSteven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' Indians (05/09)
A closer look at Stanley F. Reed’s tongue in cheek phrase ‘generally scalping the Indians’ and the Tee-Hit-Ton decision.
Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in OhioDakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio (05/09)
The state's top environmental official expressed 'frustration' with the wealthy company behind the Dakota Access and Rover pipelines.
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt haltNative Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt (05/09)
Liquor licenses for Jumping Eagle Inn, State Line Liquor, Arrowhead Inn and D&S Pioneer were set to expire April 30, and under advisement of their attorneys, the four stores shuttered their doors.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two billsWitness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (05/08)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.
President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdrawsPresident Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws (05/08)
A position with authority over the Dakota Access Pipeline remains in 'acting' hands as tribes try to stop oil from flowing.
Widow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crashWidow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crash (05/08)
A federal judge determined that a bus driver for the Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma was negligent.
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in GuatemalaNative Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala (05/05)
An open-pit nickel mining operation met its match when Q’eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot led his community to a high court victory for traditional land rights.
Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in courtOsage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (05/04)
Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.
Chippewa Cree Tribe set to recover $2.5M from online lending firmChippewa Cree Tribe set to recover $2.5M from online lending firm (05/04)
The guilty pleas are the latest to emerge from a wide-ranging corruption investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drillingAlaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (05/04)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.
Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officersBureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers (05/02)
Three names are being added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in New Mexico.
Patrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the airPatrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the air (05/02)
Will Inherent Tribal Court Authority Over Non-Members Survive Dollar General?
Prosecutors announce charges against 15 for trafficking of eaglesProsecutors announce charges against 15 for trafficking of eagles (05/02)
Operation Dakota Flyer was a two-year, undercover investigation that could lead to even more charges.

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