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Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native RepublicansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
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 agendaFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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 holdFiled Under: Environment | National
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 grizzlyFiled Under: 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 CountryFiled Under: 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 HillsFiled Under: Environment | National
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 levelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
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 siteFiled Under: Environment | National
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 closeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
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 disputeFiled Under: Environment | Law
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 incidentFiled Under: 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 bearsFiled Under: Environment | National
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 againFiled Under: National | Sports
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 systemFiled Under: 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 HillsFiled Under: National
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 titleFiled Under: National | Sports
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 journeyFiled Under: National
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 attackFiled Under: Law | National
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 WyomingFiled Under: Law | National
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 reservationFiled Under: Business
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 violenceFiled Under: 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 councilFiled Under: 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 caseFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
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 rewardFiled Under: Law | National
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 Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
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 expandFiled Under: Environment | National
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 leadersFiled Under: Law | Politics
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 studentsFiled Under: Education | Law | National
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 siteFiled Under: Environment | National
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 membersFiled Under: Law | National
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 studentsFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students (December 17, 2015)
The tribe's historic preservation officer said more than 200 Arapaho students died at the arlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Member of Northern Arapaho Tribe accused of assaulting minorFiled Under: Law
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?Filed Under: 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 healthFiled Under: 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 finedFiled Under: 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 hopesFiled Under: 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 caseFiled Under: Law | National
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 townFiled Under: Law | National
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.
Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking ruleFiled Under: 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.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse pushes name change for sacred siteFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Chief Arvol Looking Horse pushes name change for sacred site (September 23, 2015)
The name for Devils Tower in Wyoming comes from a mistranslation of the Lakota term for Mahto Tipila, or Bear Lodge.
Northern Arapaho Tribe files appeal in Affordable Care Act caseFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Northern Arapaho Tribe files appeal in Affordable Care Act case (September 22, 2015)
Tribal employees are facing higher health insurance costs and the tribe itself is facing a $2.2 million fine that could be address if Congress takes action.
Final defendant sentenced for murder on Wind River ReservationFiled Under: Law
Final defendant sentenced for murder on Wind River Reservation (August 26, 2015)
Six people have been sentenced for their roles in the death of Jared Dean Little Whiteman, who was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming.
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle caseFiled Under: Environment | Law
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case (August 26, 2015)
Tribal members want to be able to use bald eagles for Sun Dance ceremonies but a federal permit restricts where they can kill the birds.
FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian menFiled Under: Law | National
FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian men (August 7, 2015)
Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming traveled to Washington, D.C, to make the case for federal intervention.
Democrats call for hate crimes law after attack on Indian menFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Democrats call for hate crimes law after attack on Indian men (August 6, 2015)
One member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe was murdered and another was left with serious injuries after both were shot in the head by a non-Indian assailant.
Federal murder charges laid for shooting on Crow ReservationFiled Under: Law | National
Federal murder charges laid for shooting on Crow Reservation (July 31, 2015)
An 18-year-old non-Indian man is accused of killing a couple who was trying to help him after he ran out of gas.
Shooting highlights racial tensions on Wind River ReservationFiled Under: Law | National
Shooting highlights racial tensions on Wind River Reservation (July 30, 2015)
Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot by a non-Indian assailant. One died and the other remains in serious condition.
Suspect in custody over deadly shooting on Crow ReservationFiled Under: Law | National
Suspect in custody over deadly shooting on Crow Reservation (July 30, 2015)
Cooperation among multiple law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of a man accused of a double murder and a shooting.
Sen. Barrasso defends quick movement on transportation billFiled Under: 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.
George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hateFiled Under: Opinion
George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate (July 24, 2015)
We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness.
Officials back Northern Arapaho Tribe on hate crime chargesFiled Under: Law | National
Officials back Northern Arapaho Tribe on hate crime charges (July 23, 2015)
Stallone Trosper was shot and killed by a non-Indian assailant while James Goggles remains in critical condition in Wyoming.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala riders win top Indian relay titleFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Oglala riders win top Indian relay title (July 23, 2015)
After four days of racing, a team of Oglala Lakota riders, outlasted their Crow, Arapahoe, and Northern Cheyenne pursuers to take home the title of Indian Relay World Champions.
Northern Arapaho Tribe calls shooting of men a hate crimeFiled Under: Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe calls shooting of men a hate crime (July 22, 2015)
Stallone Trosper, 29, was killed after being shot in the head. A second tribal member, James Goggles, remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Judge delays BLM's fracking regulation for another monthFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Judge delays BLM's fracking regulation for another month (July 21, 2015)
The Obama administration sought the delay in order to respond to a lawsuit from the energy industry and four states.
Two men from Northern Arapaho Tribe shot while sleepingFiled Under: Law | National
Two men from Northern Arapaho Tribe shot while sleeping (July 21, 2015)
A non-Indian man has told authorities that he intentionally went looking for homeless people in order to kill them.
Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandateFiled Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate (July 15, 2015)
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) introduced the Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act to exempt tribes from large fines.
Northern Arapaho Tribe loses Affordable Care Act mandate caseFiled Under: Health | Law
Northern Arapaho Tribe loses Affordable Care Act mandate case (July 9, 2015)
Congress did not exempt tribes from the large employer mandate requiring them to provide insurance to employees, a judge determined.
Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulationFiled Under: 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.
Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in WyomingFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming (June 24, 2015)
The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila named a high-profile, world-class advocate of nuclear power and its raw material, uranium, to chair the board of directors.
Comment sought on potential change to  name of Devils TowerFiled Under: Environment
Comment sought on potential change to name of Devils Tower (June 23, 2015)
The current name is a mistranslation of the Lakota term for the sacred Mahto Tipila, or Bear Lodge.

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