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Trump administration withdraws fracking standards for Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration withdraws fracking standards for Indian Country (July 24, 2017)
In a victory for a handful of energy-producing tribes, the Trump administration is rescinding a rule that established hydraulic fracturing standards in Indian Country.

Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation
Law | National
Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation (July 12, 2017)
Thanks to a federal court ruling, the Ute Tribe is finally hoping to secure some justice for the death of one of its young citizens.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process
Law | National | Politics | Trust
House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)
A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (April 28, 2017)
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
Law | National | Politics
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
Law | National | Politics
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (February 1, 2017)
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.

Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (January 9, 2017)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.

Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation (November 4, 2016)
The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.

Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues
Environment | National | Trust
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (October 19, 2016)
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.

Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill
National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill (October 19, 2016)
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.

Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (October 3, 2016)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.

Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (September 28, 2016)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.

Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 28, 2016)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.

Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (September 22, 2016)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.

Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab'
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 19, 2016)
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.

Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab
Opinion | Politics
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab (September 14, 2016)
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.

Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest
Law
Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest (August 30, 2016)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.

Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute
Business | Law
Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute (August 25, 2016)
A former employee claims he is owed $23 million for doing energy development work for the Utah tribe.

Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case
Law | National
Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case (August 24, 2016)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.

Member of Ute Tribe sentenced to prison for death on reservation
Law
Member of Ute Tribe sentenced to prison for death on reservation (August 17, 2016)
Wilda Annie Manning admitted she had been distracted by her cell phone when she rear-ended another car and caused a young man's death.

Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty
Law | National
Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty (August 11, 2016)
Will a new court ruling put an end to 40 years of litigation? Tribal leaders hope so.

Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time
Law | National
Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time (August 10, 2016)
The tribe has won the case seven times in the last 40 years. But officials in Utah keep on fighting.

Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (July 13, 2016)
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.

White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country
Environment | Law | National
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (June 23, 2016)
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.

Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country
Environment | Law | National
Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (June 22, 2016)
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.

Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.

Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking
Environment | Law | National
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (May 17, 2016)
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.

Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country
Environment | Law
Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (April 21, 2016)
The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.

Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking
Environment | National | Politics
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking (April 12, 2016)
Some tribes and tribal activists support a ban on the controversial energy-processing technique but others want to be able to regulate it.

Supreme Court won't hear case challenging Ute Tribe's sovereignty
Law | National
Supreme Court won't hear case challenging Ute Tribe's sovereignty (March 21, 2016)
The state of Utah and three counties have been trying to diminish the boundaries of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation despite losing a string of cases dating back decades.

Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (February 12, 2016)
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.

Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative (February 8, 2016)
If partisan members of Congress are more interested in being vindictive than developing real negotiations, then the White House may have no choice but to lead the effort to develop a sensible plan

Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (January 22, 2016)
Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.

Former leader of Ute Tribe convicted of sexual abuse of a minor
Law
Former leader of Ute Tribe convicted of sexual abuse of a minor (January 15, 2016)
Richard Jenks Jr. was found guilty of one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian Country
Environment | Law
DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian Country (December 11, 2015)
The controversial regulation imposes hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands but some tribes say it shouldn't apply to their reservations.

USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.

House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (December 8, 2015)
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.

Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking rule
Environment | Law
Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking rule (December 4, 2015)
The Ute Tribe, four states and energy industry groups secured an injunction that prevents the Obama administration from imposing hydraulic fracturing standards on public and Indian lands.

Counties ask Supreme Court to hear Ute Tribe jurisdiction case
Law
Counties ask Supreme Court to hear Ute Tribe jurisdiction case (November 24, 2015)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rebuked the counties and the state of Utah for repeatedly challenging the tribe's sovereignty.

Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (October 29, 2015)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.

Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule
Environment | Law | National
Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule (October 1, 2015)
The ruling raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's rationale for asserting authority in Indian Country.

Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forest
National
Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forest (August 25, 2015)
Malachi Bradley got separated from his family in a national forest that borders the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.

Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute Tribe
Law | National
Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute Tribe (August 3, 2015)
The family of Todd Rory Murray, who was 21 when he died, believes he was murdered by police officers.

Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (June 26, 2015)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.

Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation
Environment | Law | Politics
Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation (June 24, 2015)
The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.

Arrest made for fatal shooting on Ute Tribe's reservation in Utah
Law
Arrest made for fatal shooting on Ute Tribe's reservation in Utah (June 24, 2015)
Sean Checora, 20, died on June 14 following a shooting on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

BIA officer saves woman from robbery and kidnapping in Utah
Law
BIA officer saves woman from robbery and kidnapping in Utah (June 23, 2015)
The incident started in Salt Lake City and ended on the reservation of the Ute Tribe.

Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state
Law | National
Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state (June 17, 2015)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rebuked state and local authorities in Utah for repeatedly challenging the sovereignty of the tribe.

Federal judge won't stop Ute Tribe's court from hearing case
Law
Federal judge won't stop Ute Tribe's court from hearing case (May 14, 2015)
The family of a young tribal member who died during an encounter with police officers has filed a lawsuit in tribal court.

Marc Simmons: Spanish expedition led to battle in Nebraska
Opinion
Marc Simmons: Spanish expedition led to battle in Nebraska (May 11, 2015)
To readers of colonial New Mexico history, the names Coronado, Espejo, OƱate, Vargas, Escalante and De Anza are quite familiar.

State challenges Ute Tribe's jurisdiction over police officers
Law
State challenges Ute Tribe's jurisdiction over police officers (May 8, 2015)
Todd Rory Murray was killed during an encounter with non-tribal police. His family believes the 21-year-old was murdered.

Former council member for Ute Tribe indicted for sexual abuse
Law
Former council member for Ute Tribe indicted for sexual abuse (February 23, 2015)
Richard Jenks Jr. faces two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Ute Tribe won't stop work on center despite threat from city
Law
Ute Tribe won't stop work on center despite threat from city (February 17, 2015)
The tribe says the land falls within reservation boundaries and isn't under the city's jurisdiction.

Ute Tribe charges former council member with sexual assault
Law
Ute Tribe charges former council member with sexual assault (October 13, 2014)
Richard Jenks appeared in tribal court on charges of rape, deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault.

Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with state
Law
Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with state (October 9, 2014)
Tribal leaders say a state attorney made racist statements in court and in court filings.

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