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'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families
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'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families (June 19, 2018)

At what point does the United States have to realize they are the bad guys?

Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
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Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on subsistence
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on subsistence (June 18, 2018)

Key members of Congress are taking a look a subsistence, just a week after tribes scored an unusual victory in a treaty rights case.

Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food
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Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food (June 18, 2018)

The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.

Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
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Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.

'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory
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'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory (June 12, 2018)

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.

Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case
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Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case (June 11, 2018)

A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.

Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump
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Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump (June 7, 2018)

The Yakama Nation is commemorating the 163rd anniversary of its treaty amid doubts raised by the Trump administration.

Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties
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Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties (June 6, 2018)

With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.

Native Sun News Today: The true history of the Indian Removal Act
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Native Sun News Today: The true history of the Indian Removal Act (June 6, 2018)

The fate of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole nations figured prominently in Andrew Jackson's first State of the Union in 1829.

Gyasi Ross: Washington attorney general attacks tribal treaty rights
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Gyasi Ross: Washington attorney general attacks tribal treaty rights (June 6, 2018)

The Supreme Court is about to decide a major treaty rights case, potentially overturning a victory secured by 21 tribes. How did Indian Country get here?

'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties
Opinion | Politics

'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties (June 5, 2018)

We have endured hundreds of years of foreign people and foreign governments imposing themselves on our way of life.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution (June 4, 2018)

A group of contemporary Lakota women have bravely stepped forward to take on the daunting task of reforming the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s 82-year old constitution.

'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties
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'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties (June 4, 2018)

The treaties are not the problem. The problem is the United States has never honored any treaty with an Indian nation.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands (May 31, 2018)

Are we ever going to have that community 'conversation' about how certain entities 'divvy' up land that doesn’t belong to them?

'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations
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'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations (May 31, 2018)

A Republican candidate for South Dakota's sole Congressional seat wants the federal government to take another look at its relationship with tribal nations.

Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case
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Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case (May 24, 2018)

The Trump administration has come through for a Crow citizen in a treaty rights dispute. Will it sway the nation's highest court?

Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization
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Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization (May 23, 2018)

After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.

Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing
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Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.

Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire
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Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire (May 22, 2018)

A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
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YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.

Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case
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Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case (May 16, 2018)

After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.

Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case
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Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case (May 14, 2018)

Although much has changed, the words of treaties remain, in the Constitution’s words, the 'supreme law of the land.'

Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
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Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.

Native Sun News Today: Origins of the federal government's 'plenary power' in Indian Country
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Native Sun News Today: Origins of the federal government's 'plenary power' in Indian Country (May 4, 2018)

Throughout Indian Country tribal governments assume that the United States is bound to Indian treaty obligations.

Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie
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Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie (May 2, 2018)

Hundreds gathered in Wyoming for a historical four-day event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case
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Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case (April 30, 2018)

Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation (April 30, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court (April 27, 2018)

“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land (April 26, 2018)

An important, once in a life-time gathering of treaty tribes is taking place at Fort Laramie.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
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Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship (April 24, 2018)

The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens (April 23, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
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Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild? (April 19, 2018)

We are a broken people and most of us wouldn’t know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case
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Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case (April 18, 2018)

With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.

Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe
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Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe (April 13, 2018)

Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
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Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary (April 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is embarking on a 400-mile plus horse ride from South Dakota to Wyoming in commemoration of a major treaty milestone.

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class
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Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class (April 10, 2018)

A high school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is the first in the nation with a treaty class.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
Health | Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)

There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project (April 3, 2018)

Concerns about pollution and damage to sacred sites prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to demand consultation on fracking activities in treaty territory.

Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
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Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 (April 2, 2018)

Is it a celebration or commemoration?

Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites
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Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites (March 29, 2018)

The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.

High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels
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High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels (March 28, 2018)

Two Pacific Northwest conflicts exemplify a union between tribal nations and anti-fossil fuel advocates.

Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches
Opinion

Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches (March 26, 2018)

April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world
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Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world (March 16, 2018)

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.

YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline
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YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline (March 14, 2018)

Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study (March 7, 2018)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is being 'stonewalled' by the Trump administration when it comes to a new study on the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a new filing.

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group
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Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group (February 26, 2018)

The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has welcomed a new member from the north.

Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case
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Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case (February 26, 2018)

A victory secured by 21 treaty tribes is in doubt as the state of Washington takes a dispute over culverts to the nation's highest court.

Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress
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Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress (February 26, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.

Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights
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Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights (February 2, 2018)

David Taobi Silva, a citizen of the Shinnecock Nation, has been charged by the state of New York for fishing on his tribe's aboriginal territory.

Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone
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Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone (February 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.

Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project
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Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project (January 30, 2018)

Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are praising Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) for killing a controversial oil project.

Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans
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Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans (January 29, 2018)

People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.

Bill in South Dakota affirms state's support for Treaty of Fort Laramie
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Bill in South Dakota affirms state's support for Treaty of Fort Laramie (January 26, 2018)

A bill that affirms the legitimacy of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie is on the books in South Dakota.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry (January 25, 2018)

We must come together as only a group of decent humans can and build a path that leads to freedom and contentment for our grandchildren.

Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward
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Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward (January 25, 2018)

A Canadian company is moving forward with a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people (January 19, 2018)

Educating our youth can only provide them with their much needed sense of identity and thus the wherewithal to return to the old Oceti Sakowin system of government.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan (January 19, 2018)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is giving the public until January 29 to comment on a decision to expand a uranium mine near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
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TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)

The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.