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Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (02/23)
In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.
Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant (02/20)
The owners of the Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing (02/08)
The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (02/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.
Charles Carlyle: Tribes develop economies for the seven generations Charles Carlyle: Tribes develop economies for the seven generations (02/07)
Advice from a business leader on the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona.
Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement (02/03)
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Coushatta Tribe reaches settlement in long-running contract dispute Coushatta Tribe reaches settlement in long-running contract dispute (02/02)
The tribe at one point had been ordered to pay $16.6 million to a consulting firm in Louisiana.
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts (01/31)
Raymond A. Baker started working for his tribe after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy.
Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation case Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation case (01/30)
The Securities and Exchange Commission is going after former advisers who are accused of cheating the tribe out of at least $1 million.
James Trimarco: Banks agree to talk to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe James Trimarco: Banks agree to talk to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (01/30)
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties (01/27)
Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.
President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines (01/24)
Just days into the new Republican regime, a new war opens against Indian Country.
Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access ally Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access ally (01/24)
Rick Perry has vowed to stay away from matters affecting the controversial pipeline if he is confirmed as Secretary of Energy.
Lakota Country Times:  New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth Lakota Country Times: New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth (01/20)
Newly-elected Oglala Sioux President Scott Weston addressed young entrepreneurs at the Lakota Nation Invitational's business plan competition and outlined plans for his administration going forward.
Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL billboard goes up in Times Square Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL billboard goes up in Times Square (01/19)
The divestment campaign is an outgrowth of indigenous prayer gatherings and grassroots direct actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline (01/18)
In a sworn declaration, vice president Joey Mahmoud said the oil has been placed in a portion of the pipeline near Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native-owned banks Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native-owned banks (01/17)
'We can’t just stash our cash under a pile of Pendleton and Pendleton-ish blankets, can we?'
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne banker beats the odds Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne banker beats the odds (01/16)
Having a 'Big Mac' attack was not an option when Brett Evertz was a youngster living on a remote ranch on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana.
Mille Lacs Band divests from Wells Fargo over financing for Dakota Access Pipeline Mille Lacs Band divests from Wells Fargo over financing for Dakota Access Pipeline (01/13)
The Minnesota tribe has terminated its relationship with Wells Fargo.
Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline (01/12)
Former Texas governor Rick Perry has disclosed his financial interests in the companies backing the controversial pipeline.
Indian Country economic development group names new executive Indian Country economic development group names new executive (01/04)
Chris James joins the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development as it marks its 50th anniversary.
Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump (12/29)
'Our continued advocacy is important, especially as the Trump Administration and Congress pledge to re-write the U.S. tax code.'
Gyasi Ross and Matt Remle: Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline Gyasi Ross and Matt Remle: Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline (12/26)
Matt Remle of Last Real Indians and Gyasi Ross of Indian Country Today offer a guide to divesting from the financial institutions that made the Dakota Access Pipeline a reality.
Judge sets stage for next phase of Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit Judge sets stage for next phase of Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (12/19)
A hearing in federal court isn't expected for another two months but it's going to be a big one.
Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL effort targets backers of Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL effort targets backers of Dakota Access Pipeline (12/19)
As thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents responded to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s appeal to fold up their tents for the winter, organizers turned attention toward a boycott of investment banks and other campaigns to prevent revival of the project.
Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (12/16)
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.
Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bank Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bank (12/16)
Over the past few months activists opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline have ramped up pressure on the company’s financiers.
Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner (12/14)
The connections between Republican president-elect Donald Trump and the controversial pipeline continue to get stronger.
Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fight Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fight (12/12)
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana’s Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (12/12)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (12/12)
Shoppers across the Sicangu Nation will now have a little help in choosing healthy foods at the supermarket.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (12/08)
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.
Dakota Access resumes legal push to complete final portion of pipeline Dakota Access resumes legal push to complete final portion of pipeline (12/06)
A showdown is looming in federal court as the wealthy backers of the controversial project insist they can drill under the Missouri River.
Indian Republicans associated with Donald Trump seek trust land changes Indian Republicans associated with Donald Trump seek trust land changes (12/05)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) and Ross Swimmer, a former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are floating some interesting ideas.
Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (12/05)
The battle is far from over but a long-standing request to examine the impacts of the controversial project is now on the table thanks to the Obama administration.

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