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Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry
Business | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)
Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.

House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)
Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.

Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party
National | Politics
Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party (January 18, 2018)
The federal government, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service, is getting closer to a shutdown.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)
The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.

Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader
Health | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader (January 17, 2018)
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Indian Health Service has left many wondering what qualifications the agency's director should meet.

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.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)
A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes (January 17, 2018)
The first year of the Trump era has been challenging.

Albert Bender: Indigenous community labels Trump an 'Indian Hater' in protest
Opinion | Politics
Albert Bender: Indigenous community labels Trump an 'Indian Hater' in protest (January 16, 2018)
President Donald Trump can rest assured that when and if he ever returns to Nashville, Tennessee, he will find the same unwelcoming committee of Indigenous people waiting on him.

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants (January 16, 2018)
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue accepting renewal applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people
Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (January 16, 2018)
Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs (January 16, 2018)
No national media outlet has contacted indigenous leaders or commentators to inquire as to their thoughts about immigration and the use of blatantly racist remarks by Donald Trump.

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)
Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.

Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments
Opinion | Politics
Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments (January 15, 2018)
Perhaps President Trump will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.

House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
National | Politics | Trust
House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians (January 15, 2018)
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a big step forward in the 115th Congress this week.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)
A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets (January 12, 2018)
Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
National | Politics
Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)
A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon
National | Politics | Trust
President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (January 9, 2018)
Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.

Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone
Environment | National | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)
The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)
Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system?
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system? (January 8, 2018)
What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?

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.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
National | Politics
Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)
A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era
Environment | National | Politics | World
Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)
On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature
National | Politics
Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)
It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.

President Trump disputes 'FAKE NEWS' about his Supreme Court nomination
Law | National | Politics
President Trump disputes 'FAKE NEWS' about his Supreme Court nomination (December 19, 2017)
President Donald Trump is denying he considered rescinding the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words
Opinion
Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words (December 19, 2017)
This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.

Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country (December 18, 2017)
The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights
Canada | Environment | Opinion
The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights (December 18, 2017)
Legal and policy frameworks in both the U.S. and Canada fail to reflect emerging norms related to Indigenous legal and cultural traditions and human rights.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to senior Trump administration official for 'research'
Politics
Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to senior Trump administration official for 'research' (December 15, 2017)
As the 2016 presidential election came to a close, Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to a former Department of the Interior official who then joined the Trump administration,

Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites
Education | National
Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades
Opinion
Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades (December 14, 2017)
It’s no surprise that the president would insult Native Americans at a ceremony to honor them, Robert Hill writes.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns? (December 14, 2017)
Native Americans and other minority races will rise up in great numbers in 2018 if they want to stop this madness that has taken over this country.

Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
National | Politics
Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)
Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.

Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics | Trust
Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 12, 2017)
A years-long effort by tribes is coming to fruition as the Trump administration prepares to return the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to its familiar roots.

Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
Law | National | Politics
Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)
A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
Business | Law | National
Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has been relatively uneventful so far for Indian Country but a little shakeup is on the way.

House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills
Health | National | Politics
House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills (December 11, 2017)
Two Indian bills, one helping Alaska Natives with a health facility and the other benefiting tribes in Oregon, are taking another big step forward on Capitol Hill.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks
Politics
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
Environment | Law
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.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)
The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument
Environment | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument (December 7, 2017)
President Donald Trump is being urged to consider a national monument on ancestral Blackfeet Nation land in Montana.

Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
National | Politics
Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)
Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.

Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country (December 7, 2017)
A bill to provide victim services funding directly to tribes for the first time is making its way through Congress.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes
Environment | National | Politics
Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers
National
Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers (December 5, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of George B. Willie, Sr., who served as a Code Talker during World War II.

Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
Law | National | Politics
Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)
Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.

Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo
Opinion
Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo (December 5, 2017)
Like many in Indian Country, Sierra Teller Ornelas, a writer and citizen of the Navajo Nation, was bothered by Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' jab but something else is also under her skin.

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters
Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)
Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)
So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
National | Politics
Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)
President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas'
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas' (November 29, 2017)
Donald Trump is the stuff of cold-blooded Columbus and arrogant Custer—complete with armies of white apologists trailing behind him.

Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur
Opinion
Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur (November 29, 2017)
I am deeply ashamed of the way the President of the United States has treated Native veterans during an honoring ceremony at the White House.

Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah (November 29, 2017)
Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.

Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.

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