Cherokee Nation discusses criminal compacting legislation (May 10, 2021)Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.
Native America Calling: Cultural traditions of spear fishing (April 23, 2021)Native America Calling will hear about the cultural significance of spearfishing as well as some history of past political tensions of subsistence fishing.
Tim Giago: Voter suppression on the Pine Ridge Reservation (April 12, 2021)It is against the culture and the traditions of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to deny its own citizens equal protection under the law.
U.S. Supreme Court: United States v. Joshua James Cooley (March 24, 2021)
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up messy tribal sovereignty case (March 22, 2021)“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.
Native America Calling: Momentum for Choctaw Freedmen? (March 17, 2021)The Choctaw Nation is now facing a fight pitting sovereignty against formal recognition for Choctaw Freedmen.
Rodney Bordeaux: Strengthening the nation-to-nation relationship (March 4, 2021)We are the grandchildren of the Creator. With the Creator’s blessing, our Nation’s People are the source of our sovereignty.
Chuck Hoskin: The Cherokee Nation must honor its word (February 24, 2021)Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.
Navajo Nation set to plant tribe’s flag with embassy near U.S. Capitol (February 15, 2021)Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
Cronkite News: Judge won’t stop copper mine on sacred Apache site (February 15, 2021)A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.
Biden administration announces nation-to-nation tribal consultations (February 11, 2021)The Biden administration will be consulting tribes on ways to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship.
Cronkite News: Biden signs tribal consultation and nation-to-nation order (February 10, 2021)In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.
U.S. Supreme Court sets oral argument in ‘bad men’ treaty rights case (February 4, 2021)Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect sovereignty (February 1, 2021)To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.
Native America Calling: Is the Keystone XL Pipeline dead? (January 27, 2021)What does a halt on the Keystone KXL Pipeline mean for the environment and the future of extractive industry in and around Native land?
President Biden issues tribal consultation and nation-to-nation directive (January 26, 2021)“The United States has made solemn promises to Tribal Nations for more than two centuries,” says President Joe Biden.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (January 26, 2021)The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No, 20-5201, on November 4, 2020.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Legendary Lakota legal advocate Steve Emery passes on (January 6, 2021)Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
Tim Giago: Confronting racism against Native people in the media (December 28, 2020)We have two kinds of racial discrimination in South Dakota: Subtle and Not-So-Subtle.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A month of tragedies for our people (December 23, 2020)December has not been kind to the people of the Great Sioux Nation, but as survivors we continue to carry on our spirituality and traditions.
Lakota leader Tom Poor Bear dies after battle with COVID-19 (December 17, 2020)From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
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