Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen (September 15, 2017)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Rex Vance Wilson by police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe acquires drug patents in attempt to end legal dispute (September 8, 2017)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is entering the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of ending a legal challenge over a popular dry-eye drug.

Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system (September 8, 2017)

The fight for Whiteclay has moved to the state capital as the fate of the four beer stores lies in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Tlingit and Haida Tribes partner with city to address rise in shoplifting incidents (September 8, 2017)

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes is collaborating with the city of Juneau to address chronic shoplifting in Alaska's capital.

Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars (September 8, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is trying to hold the prior owners of an abandoned copper mine in Nevada accountable for polluting the environment.

Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons (September 8, 2017)

The Trump administration is siding with a business in Colorado that won't serve all patrons based on the owner's religious beliefs.

Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis (September 7, 2017)

The Nooksack Tribe has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that could resolve a long-running governance crisis on the reservation.

Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography (September 7, 2017)

An Indian lawmaker who resigned from his seat in Oklahoma has been indicted on federal sex trafficking and child pornography charges.

Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing (September 7, 2017)

A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves, Jenni Monet writes on YES! Magazine.

President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump finally acknowledged opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline but came up with a new and curious claim about an issue that galvanized Indian Country over the last year.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit (September 6, 2017)

The Fortune 500 company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline is seeking $1 billion in damages in a new lawsuit that names allies of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) as defendants.

Cherokee Nation accepts court ruling and welcomes Freedmen for citizenship (September 5, 2017)

Chief Bill John Baker welcomed the descendants of former slaves within the Cherokee Nation, noting their ancestors were also forced to walk the Trail of Tears.

Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants (September 5, 2017)

The Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for children of undocumented immigrants.

Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship (August 30, 2017)

The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge has ruled.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins court ruling in long-running disenrollment dispute (August 30, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe will be able to remove 65 people from the rolls thanks to a decision from its court system.

Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington (August 29, 2017)

The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.

Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally (August 29, 2017)

The city of Phoenix is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after Donald Trump’s presidential rally.

Liquor stores in Pine Ridge Reservation border town ask court for ruling to reopen (August 29, 2017)

The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments in a landmark case affecting the sale of liquor in a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)

A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)

By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)

In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries (August 24, 2017)

A landmark decision that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact on cases in Oklahoma.

Cronkite News: Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona (August 24, 2017)

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the city’s police department will conduct a “thorough and transparent” review of the police response after President Donald Trump’s downtown rally.

Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses (August 23, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking aim at some of the biggest opponents of the controversial project in a lawsuit that claims their efforts caused 'billions of dollars' in damages.

The Conversation: Lessons in indigenous consultation from Canada's highest court (August 23, 2017)

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decisions contain key lessons to ensure that Indigenous rights are recognized and respected in the future.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)

New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.

Supreme Court justice speaks at Trump hotel before hearing Trump travel ban (August 18, 2017)

The newest member of the Supreme Court, who was nominated by President Donald Trump, is headlining an event at a Trump-branded hotel just days before he hears a key dispute involving the president.

Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation (August 17, 2017)

After a six-year battle, the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River has won its bid in the Supreme Court of Canada to against seismic testing in the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision (August 16, 2017)

A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)

Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response (August 15, 2017)

The state of North Dakota has secured a $10 million in federal funds to pay for its often brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)

The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.

Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder (August 14, 2017)

A landmark court ruling that confirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact in Oklahoma.

Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death (August 14, 2017)

Federal authorities have opened a 'civil rights investigation' into the death of a woman at a White supremacist rally as President Donald Trump continues to face questions about his handling of the incident.

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