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Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)
Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.

Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (August 9, 2017)
A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.

Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare
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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.

Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected
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Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (February 13, 2017)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.

More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
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More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.

Native Sun News Today: A new leader for Great Plains tribal organization
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Native Sun News Today: A new leader for Great Plains tribal organization (January 20, 2017)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier is leading the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association.

Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL struggle brings tribes together
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Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL struggle brings tribes together (November 29, 2016)
'It started from that first episode up at Standing Rock,' Executive Director of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, A. Gay Kingman said.

Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territory
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Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territory (October 28, 2016)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association has passed a resolution against a proposed land transfer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Tom Cook: Sioux Nation still seeks rightful return of the Black Hills
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Tom Cook: Sioux Nation still seeks rightful return of the Black Hills (September 5, 2016)
All who are concerned about the Black Hills and its proper return to the rightful heirs are invited to join the 3rd annual Black Hills Unity Concert.

Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City
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Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City (July 28, 2016)
The Indian Health Service is planning to build a new hospital facility in the central portion of the Sioux San campus in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Tribal advocate focuses on Great Plains efforts
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Native Sun News: Tribal advocate focuses on Great Plains efforts (July 25, 2016)
A. Gay Kingman has done more than her share of work to bring unity and strength to the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation.

Sen. Mike Rounds formally requests audit of Indian Health Service
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Sen. Mike Rounds formally requests audit of Indian Health Service (July 6, 2016)
The first-term member of Congress is seeking answers about the financial aspects of the troubled agency.

Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region
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Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region (May 16, 2016)
The leader of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and South Dakota's Congressional delegation aren't convinced of the agency's new improvement agreements.

Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service
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Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (May 12, 2016)
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.

Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service
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Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (May 5, 2016)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.

Lakota Country Times: Great Plains tribes halt BIE reorganization
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Lakota Country Times: Great Plains tribes halt BIE reorganization (March 2, 2016)
A recent effort by the federal government to centralize the Bureau of Indian Education and closure of several reservation based tribal education offices has been thwarted by a coalition of Lakota stakeholders.

Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes address issues of inmates
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Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes address issues of inmates (November 2, 2015)
As a result of the recent articles on Native Sun News’ visits to the state penitentiary, the newspaper was asked to present information gained to the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association’s meeting in Rapid City.

Native Sun News: Tribes seek removal of federal grizzly bear czar
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Native Sun News: Tribes seek removal of federal grizzly bear czar (June 16, 2015)
Twelve Tribal Nations have called on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to remove the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Chris Servheen, after questioning his 'fitness to participate in this process.'

Senate passes bill to approve controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
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Senate passes bill to approve controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (January 30, 2015)
An amendment to require tribal consultation wasn't even put up for a vote.

Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit
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Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit (January 28, 2015)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association urged President Barack Obama to veto any legislation in favor of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and to reject the Canadian company’s application for a Presidential Permit.

Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline
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Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (January 21, 2015)
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.

Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill
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Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill (December 8, 2014)
The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.

Jim Abourezk: South Dakota tribes can put Rick Weiland in office
Opinion | Politics
Jim Abourezk: South Dakota tribes can put Rick Weiland in office (September 30, 2014)
I support Rick Weiland for the U.S. Senate seat that is up for election this year and so do all 9 South Dakota tribes and the Great Plains Tribal Chairs Association.

Bryan Brewer: Approve HR.3043 to stop IRS harassment of tribes
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Bryan Brewer: Approve HR.3043 to stop IRS harassment of tribes (September 15, 2014)
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, calls for passage of H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting
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Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting (August 29, 2014)
At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Native Sun News: Tribes take on Air Force over expansion plan
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Native Sun News: Tribes take on Air Force over expansion plan (August 26, 2014)
During a historic meeting, the Coalition of Large Tribes, the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council and the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association have banded together to support the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in protecting culturally significant sites and reservation lands.

Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds
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Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds (July 23, 2014)
Taking a step towards holding the federal government accountable, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is calling out the United States, Administration and Congress.

Tribes and Alaska Natives help promote health   care   insurance
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Tribes and Alaska Natives help promote health care insurance (September 19, 2013)
Tribes and Alaska Natives are helping promote health care insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

Keepseagle   foundation would share $380M  with Indian Country
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Keepseagle foundation would share $380M with Indian Country (September 3, 2013)
The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle lawsuit are proposing to create a foundation that would share $380 million with Indian Country.

Tex Hall: White House Council marks new step in Indian policy
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Tex Hall: White House Council marks new step in Indian policy (July 8, 2013)
Tex Hall, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, welcomes the new White House Council on Native American Affairs.

First   White House Council meeting expected this summer
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First White House Council meeting expected this summer (June 28, 2013)
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell expects to hold the first meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs this summer.

Tribal organizations meet for budget  briefing in Senate building
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Tribal organizations meet for budget briefing in Senate building (April 22, 2013)
Eight major tribal organizations are hosting a budget briefing this afternoon to call on Congress to honor its promises in Indian Country. The National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated...

John Steele: Stopping IRS from violating our tribal treaty rights
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John Steele: Stopping IRS from violating our tribal treaty rights (August 7, 2012)
"As tribal governments, we struggle to provide opportunity for our people, under our reserved rights to self-government. Our rights are human rights that pre-date the United States. Thomas Jefferson said,...

Native Sun News: Tribes call attention to funding discrepancies
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Native Sun News: Tribes call attention to funding discrepancies (May 30, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Economic development and independence...

Native Sun News: IHCIA at stake in Supreme Court ruling
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Native Sun News: IHCIA at stake in Supreme Court ruling (April 12, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just over two years after President Barack...

Native Sun News: Great Plains tribal leaders host symposium
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Native Sun News: Great Plains tribal leaders host symposium (December 21, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. John Yellow Bird Steele Terry Rambler William Mendoza RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Treaty...

Great Plains tribes pass resolution against use of  Indian mascots
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Great Plains tribes pass resolution against use of Indian mascots (April 5, 2011)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association passed a resolution last month that opposes the use of Indians as mascots. The vote was 11-0. Five tribes weren't present for the meeting....

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