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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill
Law | National | Politics
Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes (February 15, 2018)
The Trump administration is seeking nearly $1 million to help the newest members of the federally recognized family of Indian nations.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
Health | National | Politics
Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)
The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session (February 15, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
National | Politics
Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)
Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
National | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session (February 13, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians and Indianz.Com is tweeting so you can relive all of the greatest hits.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)
Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.

National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)
Jefferson Keel, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 2018.

Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial
National
Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial (February 12, 2018)
The charge from National Native American Veterans Memorial officials was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to every war fought for the U.S.

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism
Education | Law | National
Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)
William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.

Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations
National | Politics
Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, delivered the Congressional response to the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics
Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)
Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week (February 8, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and advocates are heading to nation's capital and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is preparing to host them during a particularly busy week.

Native veterans memorial in nation's capital sees major progress
Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
Native veterans memorial in nation's capital sees major progress (February 5, 2018)
A memorial to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians is taking a major step forward in the nation's capital.

Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol
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Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)
Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National
Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)
Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative'
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative' (January 26, 2018)
Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is a campaign to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits tribal sovereignty.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award
Arts & Entertainment | National
Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award (January 22, 2018)
Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has won a $50,000 United States Artists Award.

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
Arts & Entertainment
Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)
A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples
Opinion
Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples (December 22, 2017)
This past Tuesday I tried to have a normal day. I knew it was December 19.

Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign
National | Sports
Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign (December 15, 2017)
Rising Hearts, a women-led coalition of Native activists, set the internet ablaze this week with their viral #GoRedhawks campaign, which had many convinced that the Washington NFL team had eliminated its controversial name and mascot.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)
Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
National | Sports | Technology
Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot (December 13, 2017)
A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building (October 13, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is facing new criticism over a seemingly odd routine that takes place when he's at the Department of the Interior.

Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight
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Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight (September 26, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns
National | Politics | World
First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)
With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy (September 6, 2017)
The Royalty Policy Committee is once again active at the Department of the Interior and will help guide decisions affecting Indian lands.

Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses
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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.

Supreme Court justice speaks at Trump hotel before hearing Trump travel ban
Law | Politics
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.

Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol
Law | National
Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol (August 2, 2017)
An employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office has pleaded not guilty for carrying a firearm into a U.S. Capitol building.

Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review
National
Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review (May 4, 2017)
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe is no longer the place to go on the National Mall, according to The Washington Post.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march (May 4, 2017)
For Native participants, it was just another day in a continuing saga of fighting for Mother Earth.

Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science
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Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science (May 1, 2017)
More than 1,200 indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide signed a declaration to endorse the March for Science.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit (April 28, 2017)
With oil set to flow in a couple of weeks, the tribe is focusing on reversing the Trump administration's approval of the pipeline.

Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
Environment | National | Politics
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.

Former top Bureau of Indian Affairs official joins Washington firm
Law | Politics
Former top Bureau of Indian Affairs official joins Washington firm (April 25, 2017)
Larry Roberts is the latest high-profile addition to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple
Environment | Law | National | Politics | World
Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (April 18, 2017)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.

Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama
Education | National
Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama (March 29, 2017)
The nine students from Browning High School in Montana spent a week in the nation's capital as part of cultural exchange.

National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident
National
National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident (March 17, 2017)
A group of Native women were wrongly told to remove their jackets bearing the 'Mni Wiconi' (Water Is Life) message.

Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington (March 17, 2017)
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Native Sun News Today: 'We're still here and we're not going away!'
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: 'We're still here and we're not going away!' (March 17, 2017)
Beginning on March 7, tipi poles were in the ground kicking off four days of lobbying, ceremonies, cultural events, and discussions culminating in a march from the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to the White House.

Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oil
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oil (March 13, 2017)
As thousands of Native citizens and allies participated in a historic march and rally to the White House, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was escalating a lawsuit in federal court.

Native citizens rally in nation's capital to send message to Donald Trump
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native citizens rally in nation's capital to send message to Donald Trump (March 10, 2017)
The large crowd braved wind, rain and even some snow to show the nation's president that Native people are still here and are still fighting.

Recap: Large crowd for Native Nations Rise rally at White House
Environment | National | Politics
Recap: Large crowd for Native Nations Rise rally at White House (March 10, 2017)
A Twitter recap of the Native Nations Rise rally in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Recap: Thousands march to White House for Native Nations Rise
Environment | National | Politics
Recap: Thousands march to White House for Native Nations Rise (March 10, 2017)
A Twitter recap of the Native Nations Rise march from the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the White House.

Native Sun News Today: Water protectors take Dakota Access fight to D.C.
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Native Sun News Today: Water protectors take Dakota Access fight to D.C. (March 9, 2017)
With throngs headed to Washington, D.C., journalists received an answer to their plea to drop court claims against colleagues who were arrested for covering the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Judge refuses to halt Dakota Access as pipeline nears completion
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Judge refuses to halt Dakota Access as pipeline nears completion (March 7, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe suffered a legal setback with the controversial project just days away from being finished.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads Native Nations Rise march in Washington
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads Native Nations Rise march in Washington (March 6, 2017)
The event culminates with a march from the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the White House.

Ruling expected this week on injunction against Dakota Access
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Ruling expected this week on injunction against Dakota Access (March 6, 2017)
The outcome comes as tribes and activists are in Washington, D.C., for Native Nations Rise.

Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare
Health | National
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (March 1, 2017)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe waits for ruling on Dakota Access injunction
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe waits for ruling on Dakota Access injunction (February 28, 2017)
Construction crews continue work on the final portion of the controversial pipeline in North Dakota.

Dakota Access files another status update on construction work
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access files another status update on construction work (February 27, 2017)
Oil could be flowing as soon as March 6 as the wealthy backers seek to complete their pipeline amid legal challenges.

Former top legal official at Interior Department joins firm in D.C.
Law | Politics
Former top legal official at Interior Department joins firm in D.C. (February 27, 2017)
Hillary Tompkins, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, was the first Native woman to serve as the top legal official at the Interior Department.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls out Trump for 'lies' on Dakota Access
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls out Trump for 'lies' on Dakota Access (February 24, 2017)
Chairman Harold Frazier on the new administration: 'These are lies on top of lies.'

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe refutes White House claims of 'constant contact' on Dakota Access
Environment | Law | Politics
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe refutes White House claims of 'constant contact' on Dakota Access (February 24, 2017)
Tensions continue to simmer as the Dakota Access Pipeline becomes more of a reality with every passing day.

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