Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (November 17, 2017)

The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.

Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy (November 17, 2017)

The Bad River Band is demanding a federal investigation after a police officer shot and killed Jason Pero, a 14-year-old tribal citizen, on the reservation.

Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands (November 17, 2017)

Unfortunately, many times when brown-skinned people call 911 for help, they get killed instead.

Quapaw Tribe calls for resignation of vice chairman following criminal indictment (November 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Quapaw Tribe are calling for the resignation of Vice Chairman Thomas Mathews after he was accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor.

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics (November 14, 2017)

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are planning to move forward with their police brutality lawsuit despite a setback in the courts.

Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy (November 10, 2017)

Tribes are reaching out to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa after a 14-year-old citizen was shot and killed by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)

A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge (November 9, 2017)

In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Bad River Band 'deeply saddened and troubled' by fatal shooting of boy by police officer (November 9, 2017)

The Bad River Band is offering support services to the community following the fatal shooting of a young boy by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement (November 8, 2017)

A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county (November 7, 2017)

A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.

Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington (November 6, 2017)

The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.

YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access (November 6, 2017)

In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins state court recognition of ruling against non-Indians (November 6, 2017)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is welcoming a new court decision that recognizes judgments from its judicial system.

President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development (November 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump so far has hosted just one public event with tribes and a new report about the meeting is raising eyebrows.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case (November 6, 2017)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set to recover more than $9 million from former broker (November 3, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is set to recover more than $9.6 million from a former financial adviser who engaged in fraud.

Menominee Nation fires policer officer accused of 'inappropriate' contact with minor (November 3, 2017)

The Menominee Nation fired a police officer accused of engaging in 'inappropriate communication' with a minor.

Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water (November 3, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being sued by a family over damages to their farmland as tribes seek to protect their water from oil spills.

Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans (November 3, 2017)

Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.

Menominee Nation announces arrest of police officer after undercover operation (November 2, 2017)

The Menominee Nation is anticipating the filing of charges against one of its own police officers following an arrest in Wisconsin.

Pawnee Nation seeks earthquake damages from energy companies in tribal court (November 2, 2017)

The Pawnee Nation is attempting to hold the energy industry accountable for damage suffered during a 2016 earthquake.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)

More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case (November 1, 2017)

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children.

Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen (October 31, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is weighing legal options after the Trump administration declined to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed a tribal citizen.

Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California (October 31, 2017)

The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.

Menominee Nation hosts 'safe' trick-or-treating event after disturbing incident (October 31, 2017)

The Menominee Nation is hosting a new trick-or-treating event after tribal police discovered a suspicious substance in a child's candy bag.

House set to approve bill to remove state jurisdiction on Meskwaki Settlement (October 31, 2017)

Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.

Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act (October 30, 2017)

Another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act has been rebuffed by the nation's highest court but the fight is far from over.

Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice (October 26, 2017)

The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.

Ak-Chin Indian Community citizen secures decision in favor of marriage equality (October 26, 2017)

The Ak-Chin Indian Community is accepting a ruling that requires the tribe to recognize all marriages.

Trump administration sues Guam over land trust program for indigenous residents (October 25, 2017)

The Trump administration is suing the government of Guam, a U.S. territory, over a land trust program that is meant to benefit the indigenous residents of the island.

David Ganje: South Dakota signs onto anti-tribal brief in Supreme Court water case (October 25, 2017)

South Dakota hasn't entered into any tribal water settlement agreements even though this issue has been on the table for decades.

Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma (October 24, 2017)

The Osage Nation has cleared another hurdle its long-running dispute with a wind farm in Oklahoma but the battle is far from over.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on public safety measures (October 24, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on public safety with bills to address victim services, human trafficking and missing and murdered women.

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