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House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet
Environment | National | Politics
Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C.
Environment | National | Politics
Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C. (June 27, 2017)
A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.

Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation
Environment | Law
Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation (June 14, 2017)
The Swinomish Tribe has won another ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the transport of crude oil through its reservation in Washington.

Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing
National | Politics
Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing (May 17, 2017)
The tribe is firing back after a local official questioned why a road on the reservation in Washington is being resurfaced.

Widow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crash
Education | Law
Widow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crash (May 8, 2017)
A federal judge determined that a bus driver for the Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma was negligent.

Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety
National
Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety (April 10, 2017)
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.

Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites
Environment | Law
Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites (April 4, 2017)
The state of Rhode Island refused to transfer the land until the tribe waived its immunity and accepted state jurisdiction.

House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village
Environment | National | Politics
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village (April 4, 2017)
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.

Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districts
Education
Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districts (March 29, 2017)
The tribe shares 38 percent of revenues with 107 school districts in its 14-county jurisdictional area in Oklahoma.

Brandon Ecoffey: Be safe and be prepared as winter hits the Great Plains
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Be safe and be prepared as winter hits the Great Plains (January 18, 2017)
Although many of us are used to navigating the roads during this time of year it is always helpful to remember to prepare for the worst.

Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road'
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (January 11, 2017)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.

Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safety
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe promotes safety (January 5, 2017)
A coalition of programs and staff on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation have organized to promote the increased use of seatbelts and child safety seats.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe fails to make progress on roads
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe fails to make progress on roads (September 15, 2016)
I’ve done my best to keep silent about the condition of our roads on Pine Ridge.

Brandon Ecoffey: Let's drive safely for the sake of our young ones
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Let's drive safely for the sake of our young ones (September 7, 2016)
With the school year now underway it is important that we all make an effort to keep our reservation roads safe.

Gila River Indian Community continues fight against new freeway
Environment | Law
Gila River Indian Community continues fight against new freeway (September 1, 2016)
The Arizona tribe says the South Mountain Freeway will destroy one of its most sacred sites.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 'not happy' with change to highway signs
National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 'not happy' with change to highway signs (August 10, 2016)
The state is removing the likeness of Marcellus Red Tomahawk, a historic tribal leader, from the signs.

North Dakota sign change stirs strong feelings at Standing Rock
National
North Dakota sign change stirs strong feelings at Standing Rock (July 20, 2016)
Marcellus Red Tomahawk was the first elected chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

North Dakota removes image of Lakota man from highway signs
National
North Dakota removes image of Lakota man from highway signs (July 18, 2016)
Marcellus Red Tomahawk was a federal police officer who shot and killed Sitting Bull.

Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute
Business | Law | National
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute (June 28, 2016)
A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.

Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
Environment | National
Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (June 15, 2016)
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.

Bill Coates: Accident claimed 9 lives on Tohono O'odham Nation
Opinion
Bill Coates: Accident claimed 9 lives on Tohono O'odham Nation (April 11, 2016)
Writer Bill Coates shares details about the tragic October 25, 1991, accident that claimed the lives of nine tribal members, ages 15 to 40, and caused injuries to others, including a four-year-old boy.

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.

Alaska tribe claims victory in dispute over transportation funding
Law
Alaska tribe claims victory in dispute over transportation funding (January 26, 2016)
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes can't be sued without its consent, much to the disappointment of the Douglas Indian Association.

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.

John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country (January 25, 2016)
Last January, as the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I outlined an aggressive set of priorities.

More transportation funds head to Indian Country in new law
National | Politics
More transportation funds head to Indian Country in new law (December 18, 2015)
The Tribal Transportation Program will see an immediate boost to $465 million in the current fiscal year and the amount will grow by $10 million through fiscal year 2020.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosts $60M auto park
Business
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosts $60M auto park (December 4, 2015)
The Scottsdale Autoshow will be located on 70 acres on the reservation and will house several auto dealerships and a special area for test drives.

President of Navajo Nation vetoes $20M loan for new aircraft
National | Politics
President of Navajo Nation vetoes $20M loan for new aircraft (November 10, 2015)
President Russell Begaye raised concerns about the need for the loan and the collateral.

Ann Kirkpatrick: Fix reservation roads to help Indian students
Education | Opinion
Ann Kirkpatrick: Fix reservation roads to help Indian students (November 9, 2015)
Tribal roads are a federal trust responsibility, but without funding to do more, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs blades these roads just once or twice a year, carving deep channels below the surrounding ground level.

Navajo Nation considers $20M loan to purchase new air fleet
National | Politics
Navajo Nation considers $20M loan to purchase new air fleet (November 3, 2015)
The tribe plans to replace three aging aircraft that were placed in service in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Judge won't force Fort Belknap Tribe to turn over documents
Law
Judge won't force Fort Belknap Tribe to turn over documents (October 14, 2015)
A tribal member who is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for building a road through her property tried to bring the tribe's president into the dispute.

Carolyn Lubenau: Snoqualmie Tribe aims to protect sacred site
Environment | Opinion
Carolyn Lubenau: Snoqualmie Tribe aims to protect sacred site (October 14, 2015)
In honor of our ancestors and in honor of the generations yet to come, it is our responsibility to protect Snoqualmie Falls.

Fort Belknap Tribe cites immunity in feud over reservation road
Law
Fort Belknap Tribe cites immunity in feud over reservation road (September 23, 2015)
A tribal member is accusing the Bureau of Indian Affairs of building a road across her property without her consent.

Snoqualmie Tribe fights transportation project at sacred site
Environment
Snoqualmie Tribe fights transportation project at sacred site (September 17, 2015)
The tribe is rallying opposition to a transportation project near the sacred Snoqualmie Falls.

Morongo Band becomes first tribe on regional governing board
Environment | Politics
Morongo Band becomes first tribe on regional governing board (September 15, 2015)
The tribe will have a say on transportation and environmental issues in Riverside County.

Judge sides with DOI in dispute over Alaska Native village road
Environment | Law
Judge sides with DOI in dispute over Alaska Native village road (September 9, 2015)
Residents of King Cove say a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge will save lives.

Pueblo water system held hostage by county in trespassing spat
Environment | Law | Politics
Pueblo water system held hostage by county in trespassing spat (August 31, 2015)
Officials in Santa Fe County are denying about $23 million for a regional water system that will benefit communities on and off the reservation.

Snoqualmie Tribe upset with construction on sacred grounds
Environment
Snoqualmie Tribe upset with construction on sacred grounds (August 14, 2015)
A road project in the city of Snoqualmie is generating some controversy.

Sen. Barrasso defends quick movement on transportation bill
National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso defends quick movement on transportation bill (July 24, 2015)
The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is pushing for more funding for tribal transportation programs.

Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills
Law | National | Politics
Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills (July 23, 2015)
Democrats raised concerns about the lack of tribal consultation and funding commitments at a business meeting on Capitol Hill.

Pueblo trespassing dispute leads to federal court battle
Law
Pueblo trespassing dispute leads to federal court battle (July 21, 2015)
Non-Indian landowners are worried they will not able to access their homes at San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold business meeting
Law | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold business meeting (July 20, 2015)
Lawmakers will consider a bill to address the lack of victim services in Indian Country while the other addresses road and bridge safety on reservations.

Arizona cancels plan to put player's name on Piestewa Freeway
National | Politics | Sports
Arizona cancels plan to put player's name on Piestewa Freeway (July 16, 2015)
The family of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman who was killed in action in Iraq in 2003, was never consulted about the plan.

Four people dead in head-on collision on Pine Ridge Reservation
Law
Four people dead in head-on collision on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 8, 2015)
Two young members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, along with two other men, died in the July 4 accident.

Editorial: Gila River Indian Community to blame for highway path
Law | Opinion
Editorial: Gila River Indian Community to blame for highway path (July 2, 2015)
The best way to avoid altering South Mountain would have been to route the highway through the Gila River reservation.

BIA accused of blocking road access on New Mexico reservation
Law | Trust
BIA accused of blocking road access on New Mexico reservation (July 2, 2015)
Non-Indian homeowners claim they have a right to use roads that cross through the reservation of San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Gila River Indian Community files suit to protect sacred place
Environment | Law
Gila River Indian Community files suit to protect sacred place (June 30, 2015)
The South Mountain Freeway would cut through the South Mountains over the tribe's objections.

Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades
Environment | National
Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades (June 23, 2015)
Chairman Colley Billie remembers drinking straight from the Everglades before it became contaminated by agricultural runoff and other development.

Yurok Tribe to launch ferry to ease travel time on reservation
Business
Yurok Tribe to launch ferry to ease travel time on reservation (June 23, 2015)
Passengers will be able to get from Klamath to Sregon Village in just 45 minutes, eliminating a three-hour drive.

Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru
National | World
Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru (June 22, 2015)
Representatives of four Quechua communities will build the Q’eswachaka Bridge on the National Mall.

Native Sun News: Crow Tribe collaborates on Bighorn rest area
Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News: Crow Tribe collaborates on Bighorn rest area (June 22, 2015)
At the 139th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn Battle, thousands of visitors will throng to the third most popular tourist attraction in Montana.

Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee Tribe
Law
Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee Tribe (June 12, 2015)
A 41-year-old woman and her two-year-old grandson were killed. A one-year-old girl remains in critical condition.

Native Sun News: Tribes told of potential burials near Bear Butte
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes told of potential burials near Bear Butte (June 2, 2015)
All the Tribal Historic Preservation Offices associated with the Bear Butte sacred protected area in Meade County have been notified about a study revealing burial sites on the proposed route of a controversial bypass road near the peak.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signs agreement for burial sites
Environment
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signs agreement for burial sites (May 19, 2015)
The federal and state governments will consult with the tribe on projects that affect burial grounds and other important sites.

Raymond Coriz: Southern Ute Tribe working to save more lives
Opinion
Raymond Coriz: Southern Ute Tribe working to save more lives (May 15, 2015)
If there is one thing I could urge all motorists - drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages - to do every time you get in a vehicle, it's buckle up.

Kaw Nation helps unveil historical marker at village in Kansas
National
Kaw Nation helps unveil historical marker at village in Kansas (May 6, 2015)
A transportation project brought Fool Chief's Village, which was occupied in the early 1800s, back to life.

John Barrasso: More work needed to address reservation roads
Opinion
John Barrasso: More work needed to address reservation roads (April 30, 2015)
We must work to ensure that federal agencies, such as the BIA, provide all the necessary flexibility the tribes need to move forward faster with road and bridge rehabilitation and construction projects.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee on transportation
National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee on transportation (April 22, 2015)
More than 80 percent of the roads in Indian Country are considered poor or unacceptable.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing
National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing (April 20, 2015)
The committee will take up S.710 to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act. The hearing focuses on road safety in Indian Country.

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