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Still no sign of Supreme Court arguments in closely-watched Indian Country case
Still no sign of Supreme Court arguments in closely-watched Indian Country case (November 11, 2019)

The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.


Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change
Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change (July 9, 2018)

The Trump administration has put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.


'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency
'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency (July 6, 2018)

Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.


Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation
Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.


Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.


Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case (April 3, 2018)

The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.


Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online
Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online (March 1, 2018)

A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.


Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)

The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.


Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.


Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)

Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.


Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska
Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (May 12, 2017)

The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps (March 24, 2017)

Doesn’t it seem that we are all living in a reality show called 'Keeping up with the Trumps.'


Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies
Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies (March 20, 2017)

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to be working well with the situation but Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't seem to be happy.


Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case
Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case (February 22, 2017)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe can't exercise authority in a border town known as Riverton.


Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda (February 20, 2017)

Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.


Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (February 2, 2017)

As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.


Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)

Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.


Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal
Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal (December 21, 2016)

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.


Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (December 16, 2016)

Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.


Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.


Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdiction
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdiction (October 14, 2015)

Further reason for concern in this case is the Amicus Brief filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supporting Dollar General’s claim they cannot be prosecuted under the tribal court system because they are non-Indian.