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Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears (April 17, 2018)

Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.

Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation
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Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation (April 13, 2018)

A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
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Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

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.

Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
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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.

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: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)

Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.

Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site
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Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (March 14, 2018)

Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.

Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site
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Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site (March 9, 2018)

Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called for change.

Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court
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Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court (February 22, 2018)

After being abandoned by the Trump administration, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are taking their homelands case to the nation's highest court.

Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila
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Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila (January 26, 2018)

Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.

Northern Arapaho Tribe eyes tuition waiver as more head to university
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Northern Arapaho Tribe eyes tuition waiver as more head to university (January 25, 2018)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is proposing a tuition waiver program at the University of Wyoming.

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket
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Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket (January 16, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.

Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
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Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)

A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
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Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)

Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.

Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States
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Navajo Nation leaders urge reflection as rare solar eclipse crosses United States (August 21, 2017)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are urging their citizens to stay inside as a total solar eclipse crosses the United States.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
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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.

Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse
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Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse (August 7, 2017)

A total solar eclipse is coming to America on August 21 and viewing options exist in Indian Country.

Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing
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Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing (August 3, 2017)

Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.

States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
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States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)

Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.

Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
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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.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on hold
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on hold (January 13, 2017)

Peninsula Energy Ltd. has decided to shelve Ross uranium mine and mill expansion plans slated near the tribally significant Mato Tipila.

Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly
Environment | Politics

Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (January 12, 2017)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.

John Barrasso: Working together for better lives in Indian Country
Opinion | Politics

John Barrasso: Working together for better lives in Indian Country (December 29, 2016)

As a Republican, I truly believe that tribes and their members are better off when Washington stays out of the way.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium firms stake claims in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium firms stake claims in sacred Black Hills (December 12, 2016)

Results of an exhaustive, two-year scientific study show 2,100 active claims of uranium companies in unsuspected areas near Black Hills population centers.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
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Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)

Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse still seeking name change at sacred site
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Chief Arvol Looking Horse still seeking name change at sacred site (October 4, 2016)

Time is running out for President Barack Obama to recognize Bear Lodge, otherwise known as Mahto Tipila in the Lakota language.

Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
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Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)

With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.

Northern Arapaho Tribe hails settlement in water diversion dispute
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Northern Arapaho Tribe hails settlement in water diversion dispute (September 2, 2016)

The tribe will help oversee restoration of the Big Wind River following an illegal diversion that dates back more than 20 years.

Ex-Bureau of Indian Affairs officer admits guilt in domestic violence incident
Law

Ex-Bureau of Indian Affairs officer admits guilt in domestic violence incident (August 3, 2016)

William Arthur Curran admitted he kidnapped and prevented his wife from leaving their home on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Native Sun News: Tribes denounce racism in fight over grizzly bears
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Native Sun News: Tribes denounce racism in fight over grizzly bears (August 2, 2016)

Native Sun News obtained a copy of the email sent to USFWS Director Ashe that is titled 'Stop the Racism' and catalogs a litany of verified incidents that GOAL categorizes as 'a shameful display of racism.'

Lakota Country Times: Oglala team wins Indian relay title again
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala team wins Indian relay title again (July 26, 2016)

For the third consecutive year a team of Oglala Lakota horsemen have taken home the World Indian Relay Championship.

Northern Arapaho Tribe asserts more control over health system
Health

Northern Arapaho Tribe asserts more control over health system (June 28, 2016)

The Wyoming tribe is looking for additional sources of funding due to shortfalls in an Indian Health Service contract.

Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black Hills
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Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black Hills (June 28, 2016)

The 34th Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Run set off from Bear Butte, South Dakota, on the first of five legs around the Black Hills

Lakota Country Times: Teams compete for Indian horse relay title
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Lakota Country Times: Teams compete for Indian horse relay title (June 27, 2016)

Since the first horse arrived on the plains Native people from across the Great Plains have competed to see who's horsemanship skills are the greatest.

Native Sun News: Lakota elders finish four-month sacred journey
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Native Sun News: Lakota elders finish four-month sacred journey (June 10, 2016)

As the sun dance ceremony season is about to begin, a four-stop journey to the most sacred sites in and around the Black Hills has come to an end for two Lakota traditionalists.

Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack
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Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack (May 17, 2016)

Clayton Denny (Chippewa Cree) is recovering in Montana after suffering serious injuries in a race-related incident in neighboring Wyoming.

Native-African man beaten in race-related incident in Wyoming
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Native-African man beaten in race-related incident in Wyoming (May 16, 2016)

Clayton Denny, a 25-year-old veterans of the U.S. Marines, was attacked by two men but Wyoming does not have a hate crimes statute.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation
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Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation (May 5, 2016)

The tribe is still deciding what to do with the land but Chairman Darwin St. Clair said economic development was the goal.

Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer accused of domestic violence
Law

Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer accused of domestic violence (April 18, 2016)

William Arthur Curran was heard on a 911 call telling his wife: 'I can bury you' after he allegedly handcuffed her and confined her in their home on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Tribes in Wyoming battle over future of joint governing council
Law

Tribes in Wyoming battle over future of joint governing council (March 30, 2016)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe used to work together on a joint business council but the relationship has frayed.

Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case
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Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case (March 25, 2016)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are defending their reservation borders in a long-running dispute with the state of Wyoming.

ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K reward
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ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K reward (March 25, 2016)

The historic Shoshone-Episcopal Mission in Fort Washakie, Wyoing, was destroyed by the March 17 blaze.

Native Sun News: Indian artists create tipi for Wyoming museum
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Native Sun News: Indian artists create tipi for Wyoming museum (March 25, 2016)

Curators at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum were excited to erect a tipi, designed and inspired by Bilford Curley Sr., Northern Cheyenne elder and society man, and painted by Jim Starkey, Cheyenne River Sioux.

Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand
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Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand (March 23, 2016)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed expansion of Australia’s largest U.S. aquifer mining operation, also Wyoming’s newest uranium mine, located near Mato Tipila.

Northern Arapaho Tribe sues BIA and Eastern Shoshone leaders
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Northern Arapaho Tribe sues BIA and Eastern Shoshone leaders (February 24, 2016)

The two tribes that share the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming are battling over jointly administered programs.

Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students
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Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students (February 10, 2016)

The tribe started the effort in 2007 but has faced opposition from the Army War College the military institution that occupies the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Native Sun News: Firm suspends work on mine near sacred site
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Native Sun News: Firm suspends work on mine near sacred site (January 29, 2016)

The Canadian company that proposed to mine rare earth minerals near the culturally significant tribal landmark of Mahto Tipila, or Devils Tower, suspended activities at the so-called Bear Lodge Project.

Non-Indian defendant gets life for shootings of tribal members
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Non-Indian defendant gets life for shootings of tribal members (January 11, 2016)

Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot as they slept -- Stallone Trosper was killed while James Goggles survived.

Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students
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Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students (December 17, 2015)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe's historic preservation officer said more than 200 Arapaho students died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Member of Northern Arapaho Tribe accused of assaulting minor
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Member of Northern Arapaho Tribe accused of assaulting minor (December 14, 2015)

Martin James Goggles is accusing of stabbing a boy in the face with a knife.

Mark Trahant: Who will be the Barack Obama of Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Who will be the Barack Obama of Indian Country? (November 23, 2015)

At least 73 American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians serve in 17 state legislatures. This is important for a couple of reasons.

Nadine Gracia: Breaking down barriers for better Indian health
Health | Opinion

Nadine Gracia: Breaking down barriers for better Indian health (November 18, 2015)

Earlier this year, I had the privilege to visit the Wind River Indian Reservation to meet with tribal leaders and community members about the challenges faced by American Indians.

Five leaders from Eastern Shoshone Tribe suspended and fined
Politics

Five leaders from Eastern Shoshone Tribe suspended and fined (October 29, 2015)

Tribal members took action because the brother of a tribal leader was given access to their personal information.

Thomas Perez: Youth on Wind River Reservation share high hopes
Opinion

Thomas Perez: Youth on Wind River Reservation share high hopes (October 7, 2015)

High unemployment persists in Wind River, as it does in many tribal communities across the country.

States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case
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States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case (October 7, 2015)

The states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Michigan, Arizona and Alabama are supporting a non-Indian company whose manager is accused of abusing a minor member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town
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Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town (October 2, 2015)

Stallone Trosper, 29, was murdered while he slept and James Goggles, 50, was seriously injured in the July 18 incident in Riverton.