Montaukett Indian Nation denied a second time as governor vetoes recognition bill (December 8, 2017)

The Montaukett Indian Nation has once again been denied recognition in the state of New York

Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game (December 8, 2017)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.

James Giago Davies: You can't break from the past until you admit you're stuck (December 8, 2017)

People can get trapped in the past, shackled there by events too harrowing to let go.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)

Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)

Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation (December 8, 2017)

A federal jury returned a guilty verdict for the brutal murder of RoyLynn Rides Horse on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Secretary Zinke defends use of government helicopters for trips near Washington (December 8, 2017)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke spent more than $14,000 on two trips on government helicopters over the summer.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks (December 8, 2017)

Congress cleared a bill to keep the federal government up and running until Christmas but there are no increases for Indian programs for now.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts (December 8, 2017)

Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho (December 8, 2017)

Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.

Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds (December 8, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.