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The Trump Era
The reassignment of a federal official who serves the Navajo Nation is fueling questions about a reorganization at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct'
The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.

Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.

Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction
A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.

Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
We are a broken people and most of us wouldn’t know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine
A methamphetamine awareness walk will bring together service providers, recovering addicts, law enforcement, city leaders and youth in South Dakota.

Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina
A well-known tribal lobbyist is seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Congressional seat in North Carolina.

South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes
The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.

Angelo Baca: Bears Ears faces serious threat under the Trump administration
Bears Ears is at the center of a critical discussion around Indigenous rights and protection of sacred sites and traditional uses in the United States.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime
The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit 'crimes of violence' was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as promising.

Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.

Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.

James Giago Davies: We grew up never knowing my veteran dad was suffering
My dad never told me that he loved me. I never once heard him tell my mom he loved her.

Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency
An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case
With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.

George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969
It was 1969 and I was returning to Vietnam for my third tour of duty (TDY) with the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.

'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.

Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty
'Democrats show, once again, that they are no allies, accomplices, friends or champions of tribal sovereignty.'

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you
Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears
Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.

Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote
Tribes lost a battle in Congress when Democrats tanked a bill giving tribes authority over labor relations.

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: Remembering a Narragansett marathon legend
Ellison 'Tarzan' Brown deserves his name to become more of a household name, in the world, but even more so in Indian Country,

House committee sets markup on bill to protect Alaska Native artists
A bill to protect Alaska Native artists from being punished for practicing their traditions is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

Yet another tribal homelands measure slated for action on Capitol Hill
With land-into-trust in limbo under the Trump administration, tribes continue to turn to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance.

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