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Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform (July 26, 2017)
As the debate unfolds, the Senate is in a way making the case for why we need Native Americans in the legislative process.

Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior
National | Politics
Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior (July 25, 2017)
A lawyer and former lobbyist who was at the center of some high-profile controversies during the Bush administration is going back to work at the Department of the Interior.

Critic of #NoDAPL movement under consideration for U.S. Attorney post
Environment | National | Politics
Critic of #NoDAPL movement under consideration for U.S. Attorney post (July 25, 2017)
Former North Dakota lieutenant governor Drew Wrigley accused everyone at the #NoDAPL encampment of engaging in an 'unlawful' protest.

Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments
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Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments (July 24, 2017)
An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah, has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments.

Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care (July 24, 2017)
Another week and the United States Senate is ready to vote on legislation to remake the entire healthcare system, including Indian health.

House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives
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Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives (July 20, 2017)
A scientist at the Department of the Interior says the Trump administration retaliated against him for speaking out in defense of Alaska Native communities.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet
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Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Key House committee moves forward with funding bill for tribal programs
Health | National | Politics
Key House committee moves forward with funding bill for tribal programs (July 18, 2017)
Lawmakers are resisting President Donald Trump's budget cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: Buckle up as Republicans try to repeal Affordable Care Act
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Buckle up as Republicans try to repeal Affordable Care Act (July 18, 2017)
So plan B, supported by President Donald J. Trump, is a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan to figure out the what’s next?

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
National | Politics | Trust
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)
President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.

Indian Health Service feels the heat as frustration boils over in budget hearing
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service feels the heat as frustration boils over in budget hearing (July 12, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties expressed anger and frustration at the Indian Health Service as they vowed to seek more resources to fulfill the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)
We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments (July 12, 2017)
The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.

Leaders of Indian Health Service testify on Trump's new budget request
Health | National | Politics
Leaders of Indian Health Service testify on Trump's new budget request (July 12, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties say President Trump's proposed budget does not meet the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected
Environment | Opinion
Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected (July 10, 2017)
We owe it to our youth to keep sites like Bears Ears protected, Loni Romo writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Harold Monteau: Republicans aim to deconstruct the federal government
Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: Republicans aim to deconstruct the federal government (July 10, 2017)
Deconstruction of the federal government has already begun with the aim creating an America run by corporate oligarchs in the near future, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Indian Health Service remains without permanent leader amid scrutiny
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service remains without permanent leader amid scrutiny (July 7, 2017)
The Indian Health Service has has three different leaders in the last two years.

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 6, 2017)
It took nearly a month to announce but the Trump administration has filled a senior position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Gyasi Ross: Native Nations assert authority as guardians of the earth
Environment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native Nations assert authority as guardians of the earth (July 6, 2017)
We do not have to carry the United States’ burden for being disgusting, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid
National | Politics
Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.

Charles Kader: How can President Trump really 'love' Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Charles Kader: How can President Trump really 'love' Indian Country? (July 5, 2017)
Donald Trump’s first July 4 as President sees a country being dismantled as a world leader, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Trahant: Trump tells tribal leaders that Medicaid cuts will be 'great'
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump tells tribal leaders that Medicaid cuts will be 'great' (June 29, 2017)
The Senate’s health care bill is 'mostly dead' but that’s not the same as all dead, Mark Trahant writes.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
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President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)
The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes (June 27, 2017)
Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn't think coal development is the answer.

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
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Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)
A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.

Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law
National | Politics | Trust
Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law (June 26, 2017)
Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.

Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill
Opinion
Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill (June 26, 2017)
President Trump has an opportunity to establish a new Indian policy based on jobs and economic development, write attorneys Marshall Matz and Gary Baise in Indian Country Media Network.

Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
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Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)
Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.

Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties
Opinion | Politics
Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties (June 21, 2017)
Tribal treaty rights protect more than cultural and spiritual values, they protect the ability of tribal members to earn a living, attorney Bryan Newland writes on the influential Turtle Talk blog.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
Law | National | Politics
Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes 'victory' in Dakota Access Pipeline case
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes 'victory' in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 16, 2017)
While oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline, tribes remain confident they will prevail on their treaty, trust and environmental claims.

Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (June 15, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
Health | National | Politics
Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)
One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)
The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing
National | Politics
Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing (June 12, 2017)
President Donald Trump incorrectly described tribal housing programs as being based on 'race' and hasn't repudiated his statement despite criticism from Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country (June 12, 2017)
It’s not too strong to say that Donald Trump's budget plan would mean an early death for too many people in Indian Country, writes Mark Trahant.

Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 12, 2017)
The Trump administration is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs with Gavin Clarkson, who has extensive experience in economic development and finance issues.

Steve Russell: How far is too far? A 'tasteless' anti-Trump joke
Opinion
Steve Russell: How far is too far? A 'tasteless' anti-Trump joke (June 12, 2017)
The purpose of coming down on Kathy Griffin’s tasteless garbage is not to protect Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education
Education | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs
Health
Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs (June 8, 2017)
The Kickapoo Tribe is using a $1.18 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support child and family programs in Kansas.

Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts in North Dakota
Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts in North Dakota (June 8, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are accused of failing to inform the state about the disturbance of tribal artifacts.

President Trump put wealthy firm first in approving Dakota Access Pipeline
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President Trump put wealthy firm first in approving Dakota Access Pipeline (June 7, 2017)
When it came to approving the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, President Donald Trump said he put industry instead of Indian Country first.

Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy (June 7, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.

Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump (June 7, 2017)
When there are no fixed principles, who better than federal Indian lawyers to take the case against Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court
Law | Opinion
Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court (June 5, 2017)
A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
Environment | National | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs
Education | Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust | World
Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)
The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Harold Monteau: President Trump is still trying to make America 'White Again'
Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: President Trump is still trying to make America 'White Again' (June 5, 2017)
If Donald Trump is following the German Nationalists’ playbook he will be presiding over an ethnic cleansing war soon, writes Harold Monteau in Indian Country Media Network.

Secretary Zinke slated for hearing on Interior Department budget
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke slated for hearing on Interior Department budget (June 5, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is slated for a big budget cut unless Congress takes action.

Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule
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Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule (June 1, 2017)
Thanks to President Donald Trump, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is now operational.

Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump
National | Politics
Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump (May 31, 2017)
President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)
One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.

Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana
National | Politics
Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana (May 26, 2017)
Native voters favored Democrat Rob Quist but that wasn't enough to offset Republican Greg Gianforte's overall win for the state's sole U.S. House seat.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization
National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization (May 25, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke has promised potentially 'bold' changes at the Department of the Interior.

Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald Trump (May 25, 2017)
Indian country will feel ‘tremendous fiscal pain’ if the Trump budget is passed.

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