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'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick
'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick (August 11, 2020)

A prominent U.S. Senator with a record of going against tribal interests is the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.


Chuck Hoskin: Inter-Tribal Council utilizing technology for meeting and business
Chuck Hoskin: Inter-Tribal Council utilizing technology for meeting and business (July 13, 2020)

With technology, we are able to meet our friends and colleagues, conduct essential business and take a collective stand on issues impacting our governments.


'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes
'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes (May 29, 2020)

It was a federal judge's mistake but it forced the Trump administration into disclosing the troubles tribes are facing as they seek the COVID-19 funds they were promised two months ago.


'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges
'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges (May 28, 2020)

The Trump administration's missing and murdered task force got off to a rocky start in the age of COVID-19, leaving a number of Native women silenced amid technical and logistical challenges.


Native Sun News Today: Reunification for Healing: First of its kind
Native Sun News Today: Reunification for Healing: First of its kind (March 17, 2020)

Later this month there will be a meeting of peoples from the Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and Ojibwe nations.


Trump administration changes course with withdrawal of pro-tribal homelands policy
Trump administration changes course with withdrawal of pro-tribal homelands policy (March 10, 2020)

Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.


United South and Eastern Tribes cancel D.C. meeting over coronavirus concerns
United South and Eastern Tribes cancel D.C. meeting over coronavirus concerns (March 9, 2020)

The United South and Eastern Tribes said more than half of its members have imposed coronavirus-related travel restrictions.


Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)

Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.


Some see normal as a go ... while others say no after COVID-19 disruption
Some see normal as a go ... while others say no after COVID-19 disruption (March 6, 2020)

Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.


Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis
Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis (March 5, 2020)

The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.


Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues
Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues (March 4, 2020)

A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope (March 2, 2020)

The Lakota Food Summit drew hundreds of us to talk about how to eat, how to cook, how to pay attention to the environment and how to engage in plantings and harvesting of foods that sustained our ancestors for centuries.


House Committee on Ways and Means schedules first ever hearing on tribal taxation
House Committee on Ways and Means schedules first ever hearing on tribal taxation (March 2, 2020)

The Democratic-led House Committee on Ways and Means will be taking up tribal taxation issues for the first time at a hearing in the nation's capital.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Youth Summit builds leadership
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Youth Summit builds leadership (March 2, 2020)

At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.


Native Sun News Today: Rollback of environmental law lambasted
Native Sun News Today: Rollback of environmental law lambasted (February 27, 2020)

Indigenous leaders were among the many who raised their voices at one of only two hearings on a Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental policy.


Witness list for hearing on Trump administration destroying sacred sites for border wall
Witness list for hearing on Trump administration destroying sacred sites for border wall (February 26, 2020)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.


Spokane Tribe celebrates long-overdue compensation legislation
Spokane Tribe celebrates long-overdue compensation legislation (February 19, 2020)

It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.


Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’
Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’ (February 17, 2020)

Despite some 'encouraging developments,' threats to tribal sovereignty still come 'from every branch and every corner of federal and state governments.'


New magazine promotes hemp and cannabis in Indian Country
New magazine promotes hemp and cannabis in Indian Country (February 14, 2020)

'We should be able to grow on our own lands,' a Nez Perce matriarch says in the inaugural issue of a publication founded by her granddaughter.


'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force
'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force (February 12, 2020)

The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.


Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (February 10, 2020)

The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.


State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders
State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders (February 10, 2020)

Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut (February 7, 2020)

An impressive lineup of presenters is slated for the first annual Lakota Food Summit.


Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment
Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment (February 6, 2020)

Northwest tribes want the federal government to respect opposition to controversial environmental decisions that impact their traditional lands.


'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again
'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again (February 4, 2020)

A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.


National Advisory Council on Indian Education hosts meeting in Washington DC
National Advisory Council on Indian Education hosts meeting in Washington DC (January 31, 2020)

The National Museum of the American Indian will host Indian educators on February 13-14.


Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (January 29, 2020)

Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.


Supreme Court set to resolve Indian Country case on second try
Supreme Court set to resolve Indian Country case on second try (January 28, 2020)

Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.


Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space
Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space (January 22, 2020)

An impressive lineup of artists and performers are taking part in the International Indigenous Music Summit, now in its second year.


Forum for Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives set for Arizona
Forum for Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives set for Arizona (January 10, 2020)

The Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Working Group is holding its next forum on January 14.


Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada
Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada (January 9, 2020)

At least four candidates will be attending the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.


‘We need each other to heal:’ Native Americans help Native Americans overcome domestic violence
‘We need each other to heal:’ Native Americans help Native Americans overcome domestic violence (December 26, 2019)

An opening prayer welcomes 75 Native American men and women from across the nation, gathered at a hotel to learn how to use tradition to heal from trauma – and to help others heal, too.


Supreme Court sneaks in another Indian Country case to the docket
Supreme Court sneaks in another Indian Country case to the docket (December 17, 2019)

Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.


Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020
Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020 (December 4, 2019)

Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.


Tribal leaders share statements about White House signing ceremony
Tribal leaders share statements about White House signing ceremony (November 27, 2019)

Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?


President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country
President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country (November 26, 2019)

He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.


Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House
Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House (November 20, 2019)

American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.


Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women
Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women (November 19, 2019)

With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.


'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case
'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case (November 12, 2019)

The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era
Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era (November 4, 2019)

Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.


The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands
The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands (November 4, 2019)

The ethically challenged acting director of the Bureau of Land Management made a tense appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


Census officials will work to accurately count all communities in 2020
Census officials will work to accurately count all communities in 2020 (October 28, 2019)

Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.


RECAP: National Congress of American Indians annual convention #NCAIAnnual19
RECAP: National Congress of American Indians annual convention #NCAIAnnual19 (October 24, 2019)

Campaign season is in high gear as tribal leaders prepare to elect a new slate of officers for the National Congress of American Indians.


VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19
VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19 (October 24, 2019)

Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.


'It’s time for Indian Country to come together': Marshall Pierite at #NCAIAnnual19
'It’s time for Indian Country to come together': Marshall Pierite at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Marshall Pierite, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, is seeking a voice at the National Congress of American Indians.


'The Creator gifted us': Fawn Sharp at #NCAIAnnual19
'The Creator gifted us': Fawn Sharp at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.


'Only the elected leaders can speak on behalf of Indian Country': Shaun Chapoose at #NCAIAnnual19
'Only the elected leaders can speak on behalf of Indian Country': Shaun Chapoose at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Shaun Chapoose, Ute Tribe, is running for president of the National Congress of American Indians.


'We like to share with other tribes': Joe Byrd at #NCAIAnnual19
'We like to share with other tribes': Joe Byrd at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation, is among the candidates seeking a leadership role within the National Congress of American Indians.


'Everybody has a right to speak for their people': Harold Frazier at #NCAIAnnual19
'Everybody has a right to speak for their people': Harold Frazier at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is making a second leadership bid at the National Congress of American Indians.


'We have not really listened to tribal leaders': Lance Gumbs at #NCAIAnnual19
'We have not really listened to tribal leaders': Lance Gumbs at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Learn more about Lance Gumbs, Shinnecock Nation, and his vision for the National Congress of American Indians.


RECAP: National Congress of American Indians annual convention #NCAIAnnual19
RECAP: National Congress of American Indians annual convention #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

It's day two of the National Congress of American Indians annual convention. Where are you?


EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining
EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining (October 23, 2019)

One hundred percent of the comments at a public hearing on water permits for the Dewey Burdock Project were against uranium mining on treaty territory.


Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington
Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington (October 22, 2019)

The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.


RECAP: National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention #NCAIAnnual19
RECAP: National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention #NCAIAnnual19 (October 22, 2019)

Hundreds of tribal leaders are in Albuquerque, New Mexico, all week for one of the biggest meetings of the year.


National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes
National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes (October 2, 2019)

The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.


Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions
Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions (September 25, 2019)

Native American advocates are seeking more funding and new ways to tackle the opioid crisis in Indian Country as overdose death rates continue to rise.


Tribal broadband in focus with hearing and summit in nation's capital
Tribal broadband in focus with hearing and summit in nation's capital (September 17, 2019)

The dismal state of broadband in tribal communities will be the focus of a pair of events in Washington, D.C.