Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting (June 17, 2015)

Tribal and business leaders hear about action, and inaction, on Indian legislation in the 114th Congress.

Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state (June 17, 2015)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rebuked state and local authorities in Utah for repeatedly challenging the sovereignty of the tribe.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to sell marijuana by end of year (June 17, 2015)

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning that non-Indians who consume marijuana on the reservation face prosecution.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people (June 17, 2015)

The recent revelations regarding the lies of Eastern Washington State University ethnic studies instructor and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regional representative Rachel Dolezal bring up a very sensitive issue to Native people.

House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian Country (June 17, 2015)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) introduced the rider to stop the enforcement of a regulation that covers public and Indian lands.

Witness list for House hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 17, 2015)

Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

Judge questions delay in drilling on Blackfeet Nation sacred site (June 17, 2015)

The tribe isn't a party to a lawsuit that could lead to energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana.

Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone (June 17, 2015)

Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.

Seneca Nation supports new name for island and park in New York (June 17, 2015)

The Buffalo Common Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposal for Unity Island (Ga’nigo:i:yoh).

Session at RES DC meeting explores marijuana in Indian Country (June 17, 2015)

Interest in marijuana is growing but tribes are being urged to move with caution as they enter the new industry.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe sees growth in fracking wells (June 17, 2015)

The reservation is home to more than 1,000 active fracking wells and has experienced two major toxic brine water spills from associated pipelines during the past one-year period.