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Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation
Business | National | Politics
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation (July 26, 2017)
A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
Business | Opinion
Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (May 15, 2017)
If they accomplish all the plans the reservation will be a better place and other areas of the state will get a boost.

Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule
Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex
Law
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex (May 10, 2017)
The North Dakota-based tribe financed the $17.2 million facility with mineral royalties and taxes.

Clarence O'Berry: Buying America back -- one business at a time
Business | Opinion
Clarence O'Berry: Buying America back -- one business at a time (March 14, 2017)
Mandaree Enterprises: It is about tribal businesses working strategically and collaboratively to position the Native American community.

Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties
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Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties (January 27, 2017)
Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.

American Bar Association honors prominent Indian law attorney
Law
American Bar Association honors prominent Indian law attorney (January 12, 2017)
Thomas W. Fredericks, a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, has worked on tribal issues for nearly 45 years.

North Dakota tribe threatens to walk away from energy tax deal
Environment | Politics
North Dakota tribe threatens to walk away from energy tax deal (January 12, 2017)
'We're not bluffing,' Chairman Mark Fox told lawmakers in regards to a new bill that changes oil taxation rates.

North Dakota tribe recovers ancestral lands taken by Army Corps
Environment | National | Politics
North Dakota tribe recovers ancestral lands taken by Army Corps (December 20, 2016)
After a decades-long quest, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is finally reclaiming a piece of its homeland.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies
Business | National | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (December 8, 2016)
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.

North Dakota lawmakers punish tribes for taking #NoDAPL stand
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North Dakota lawmakers punish tribes for taking #NoDAPL stand (November 18, 2016)
The upcoming tribal leader address has been canceled, with Republicans claiming it was about protecting public safety.

Another North Dakota tribe battles pipeline company in court
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Another North Dakota tribe battles pipeline company in court (September 23, 2016)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is a partner in the Sacagawea Pipeline but did not give consent to the project.

Judge hears arguments in another pipeline battle in North Dakota
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Judge hears arguments in another pipeline battle in North Dakota (September 1, 2016)
This time it's the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation fighting a project within reservation borders.

Federal Bureau of Investigation director visits North Dakota tribe
Law | National
Federal Bureau of Investigation director visits North Dakota tribe (June 7, 2016)
Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation said drugs and crime are rampant on his reservation.

Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience
National | Politics
Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience (June 3, 2016)
Tribal leaders are embracing Hillary Clinton but rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.

Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation heads to Great Plains
Law | National | Politics
Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation heads to Great Plains (June 2, 2016)
FBI Director James Comey admitted last October that he hadn't visited a tribe in the Great Plains since taking office in September 2013.

Nine North and South Dakota tribal leaders endorse Hillary Clinton
National | Politics
Nine North and South Dakota tribal leaders endorse Hillary Clinton (June 2, 2016)
The announcement comes ahead of South Dakota's primary on June 7.

Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects
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Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects (May 26, 2016)
From the Northern Great Plains to the Pacific Coast, Native Americans figured prominently in decision making about impending fossil fuel transportation projects.

Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress (April 27, 2016)
Do political endorsements from tribes matter? Absolutely.

North Dakota tribe awaits return of land around Lake Sakakawea
Environment | Law
North Dakota tribe awaits return of land around Lake Sakakawea (April 26, 2016)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and its members lost 152,360 acres to the creation of the Garrison Dam.

North Dakota tribe faces questions about spending and per caps
National | Politics
North Dakota tribe faces questions about spending and per caps (April 8, 2016)
Each tribal member receives $6,500 a year thanks to energy development on the reservation but some critics are alleging mismanagement.

Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise Juneau
Politics
Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise Juneau (April 8, 2016)
A record number of Indian candidates are running for seats in the U.S. Congress and journalist Mark Trahant is following them for Trahant Reports.

Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking (March 21, 2016)
Lisa DeVille lauded U.S-Canadian joint vows to curb toxic methane flaring from fracking operations, such as those that plague the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes.

Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand again in murder trial
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Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand again in murder trial (March 17, 2016)
In U.S. District Court in Eastern Washington, former Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall was asked about the friendly nature of his business relationship with James Henrikson and Sarah Creveling, including trips to Las Vegas and Dallas.

Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan (March 14, 2016)
As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mobilizes to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is holding a webcast public hearing March 9-10 of its latest deliberations about the hazardous liquid project application.

Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand in murder for hire trial
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Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand in murder for hire trial (March 10, 2016)
A motley crew of court witnesses ranging from heroin dealers, thieves and oil investors, were among dozens of witnesses that helped unravel the story of two murders tied to a Fort Berthold Reservation tribal oil business and land deal.

Native Sun News: Company fined for oil spills affecting reservations
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Company fined for oil spills affecting reservations (March 7, 2016)
In two separate actions during the last week of February, the Environmental Protection Agency addressed Indian tribes’ environmental issues.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribal members vent about fracking
Environment | National | Trust
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribal members vent about fracking (March 4, 2016)
While members of Ft. Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights, or POWER, prepared to testify about gas flaring in oil fracking operations on federal and tribal lands, they urged the public to send comments to strengthen regulations.

Sheriff charged for death of tribal member in North Dakota jail
Law | National
Sheriff charged for death of tribal member in North Dakota jail (February 22, 2016)
Dustin Irwin was a 25-year-old member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation who died in October 2014.

Wounded Warriors Family Support reaches out to tribal veterans
National
Wounded Warriors Family Support reaches out to tribal veterans (February 3, 2016)
Seven tribes have received vehicles to help veterans who need transportation and transition assistance on their reservations.

Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Health
Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)
Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.

Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices
Business | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices (January 26, 2016)
So many of our people (both reservation and urban) drive pickup trucks and the price at the pump becomes a daily worry.

Stephen Selkirk: A brutal death on a reservation in North Dakota
Law | Opinion
Stephen Selkirk: A brutal death on a reservation in North Dakota (January 13, 2016)
On March 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. I witnessed the murder of unarmed Gerald Allan Smith, 22, by Terrance C. Jackson, 24, on the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Reservation.

Editorial: North Dakota tribe should renew energy tax agreement
Opinion
Editorial: North Dakota tribe should renew energy tax agreement (January 6, 2016)
Everyone seemed happy with the agreement until oil prices started to dive.

MHA Nation citizen ordered to pay $109M in child abuse case
Law
MHA Nation citizen ordered to pay $109M in child abuse case (December 15, 2015)
Romeo Whitebird was just seven months old when he was beaten by his caretaker, who is now serving nine years in prison.

Revenue from Indian energy production dropped 22 percent in 2015
National | Trust
Revenue from Indian energy production dropped 22 percent in 2015 (December 4, 2015)
A total of $852.7 million was disbursed to 34 tribes and nearly 36,000 individual Indians, down from a record $1.1 billion in the year prior.

Native Sun News: Tribal member speaks out against fracking
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribal member speaks out against fracking (November 27, 2015)
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara tribal member Lisa DeVille was among the first to testify on the dangers of uncontrolled fracking flares following the EPA’s recent extension until Dec. 4 of a deadline for public comment on new oil-and-gas industry pollution rules.

Roger Birdbear: Unemployment still an issue in Indian Country
Opinion
Roger Birdbear: Unemployment still an issue in Indian Country (November 10, 2015)
If there is work to be found, people available to work, and hiring policies that ensure tribal members can get work, why does high unemployment remain a problem?

Denise Juneau to seek Democratic nomination for Congress
National | Politics
Denise Juneau to seek Democratic nomination for Congress (November 4, 2015)
If elected in 2016, Denise Juneau would be the first Native American woman to serve on Capitol Hill.

Tribes urge Obama administration to take a stand on taxation
Business | Law | National | Politics
Tribes urge Obama administration to take a stand on taxation (October 21, 2015)
Encroachments by state and local governments are seen as a major hindrance to economic development in Indian Country.

Jay Daniels: Tribal news requires the negative as well as positive
Opinion
Jay Daniels: Tribal news requires the negative as well as positive (September 30, 2015)
Nothing gets done until we stir the pot. If we don't stir it, it burns and is not fit to eat, but needs to be thrown out.

Jodi Rave Spotted Bear: Checks and balances on tribal leadership
Opinion
Jodi Rave Spotted Bear: Checks and balances on tribal leadership (September 28, 2015)
In theory, the Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council should revere our tribal constitution because it’s one of the most important documents for our people.

Native women lead push for human trafficking law on reservation
Law | National
Native women lead push for human trafficking law on reservation (September 23, 2015)
Advocates became alarmed after seeing teenage girls being forced to engage in the sex trade on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota.

TV show about energy industry in North Dakota mentions tribe
Arts & Entertainment | Environment
TV show about energy industry in North Dakota mentions tribe (September 22, 2015)
The fictional Blood and Oil centers on oil development in the home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Native Sun News:  Probe of Tex Hall sent to federal authorities
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Probe of Tex Hall sent to federal authorities (September 17, 2015)
Leaders of the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation approved a request to provide federal investigators findings of an independent inquiry into former Chairman Tex Hall’s alleged malfeasance.

North Dakota tribe breaks ground on $5M housing development
National
North Dakota tribe breaks ground on $5M housing development (August 6, 2015)
The Red Hawk Estates will feature a 36-unit apartment building to ease housing conditions in New Town.

Tribal leaders scale back plans to regulate energy development
Environment | Law
Tribal leaders scale back plans to regulate energy development (July 29, 2015)
The West Segment of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota has seen a huge increase in oil drilling.

Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation
Education | Environment | National
Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation (July 28, 2015)
Mary Iorio and Joshua Cunningham want to know how hydraulic fracturing has affected water supplies on the reservation.

North Dakota tribe starts drilling its own wells on reservation
Business | Environment | Law
North Dakota tribe starts drilling its own wells on reservation (July 15, 2015)
The tribe will be able to earn more revenues from the wells operated by Missouri River Resources.

Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains (July 7, 2015)
Anticipated destruction of natural resources, sacred sites, and family farm economy is triggering tribal governments, their enrollees, Native American non-profits, their allies, and rural people to defy the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development
Environment | Law | National
North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (June 26, 2015)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe sees growth in fracking wells
Environment | National
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe sees growth in fracking wells (June 17, 2015)
The reservation is home to more than 1,000 active fracking wells and has experienced two major toxic brine water spills from associated pipelines during the past one-year period.

Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survival
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survival (June 11, 2015)
'Encounters at the Heart of the World' is a portrayal of Mandan survivance, in the face of Christian missionaries, proto-capitalist traders, Old World plagues, colonial usurpers, new technologies, and American military force.

Woman from Rosebud Sioux Tribe pleads guilty to child abuse
Law
Woman from Rosebud Sioux Tribe pleads guilty to child abuse (June 10, 2015)
Michelle Lynae Wounded Face, 25, admitted that she left two daughters, aged 2 and 4, alone in a car on a freezing-cold day on a North Dakota reservation.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe hit with another brine spill
Environment | National
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe hit with another brine spill (May 21, 2015)
While watchdogs Walter and Lisa DeVille were calling attention to truckloads of sewage being discharged on the edge of Lake Sakakawea, not far away a frack-water spill dumped 220,000 gallons of toxic brine on the Ft. Berthold Reservation.

Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation
Environment | Law | National
Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation (May 19, 2015)
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.

Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline (May 19, 2015)
People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

Roger Birdbear: Indian mineral owners cheated on royalties
Law | Opinion | Trust
Roger Birdbear: Indian mineral owners cheated on royalties (May 11, 2015)
From misuse and misunderstanding of regulations and statute surrounding transportation deductions, poor application of valuation methods, and even to blatant disregard of basic contract law, mineral owners are losing out.

North Dakota tribe re-examines agreement after oil tax changes
Law | Politics
North Dakota tribe re-examines agreement after oil tax changes (April 30, 2015)
Chairman Mark Fox said the tribe will consider withdrawing from a 2008 revenue-sharing agreement.

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