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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meetingSenate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (05/17)
Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.
Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate changePassamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change (05/16)
The tribe's 98,000-acre forestry project in Maine was the top generator of carbon credits in 2016.
Agua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball teamAgua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball team (05/16)
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario will begin playing in California in the fall.
James Trimarco: Contact the banks funding Keystone and DAPLJames Trimarco: Contact the banks funding Keystone and DAPL (05/15)
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meetingSenate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting (05/15)
Lawmakers are taking action on bills to recruit and retain Native teachers, extend federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia and boost economic development in Indian Country.
Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara NationEditorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (05/15)
If they accomplish all the plans the reservation will be a better place and other areas of the state will get a boost.
YES! Magazine: Stopping the flow of dollars to the Keystone XL PipelineYES! Magazine: Stopping the flow of dollars to the Keystone XL Pipeline (05/11)
A coalition of Indigenous leaders and other climate activists took over 12 JP Morgan Chase branches in Seattle, Washington, for a day of protest against the financing of tar sands projects
Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in NebraskaWhiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska (05/10)
Beer is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation as a lawsuit plays out in the state courts.
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two othersSenate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (05/09)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt haltNative Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt (05/09)
Liquor licenses for Jumping Eagle Inn, State Line Liquor, Arrowhead Inn and D&S Pioneer were set to expire April 30, and under advisement of their attorneys, the four stores shuttered their doors.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plantCronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (05/08)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/
Chippewa Cree Tribe set to recover $2.5M from online lending firmChippewa Cree Tribe set to recover $2.5M from online lending firm (05/04)
The guilty pleas are the latest to emerge from a wide-ranging corruption investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement parkPoarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park (05/04)
The Park at OWA is set to debut in mid-July with 21 rides along the Alabama coast.
Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanentCrow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent (05/02)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to extend the Indian Coal Production Credit to spur economic development on and near reservations.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economyBill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy (05/01)
Today, more than ever, the Cherokee Nation is an essential part of the economic fabric of our great state
Whiteclay goes quiet as liquor stores near reservation shut downWhiteclay goes quiet as liquor stores near reservation shut down (05/01)
Liquor is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation for the first time in more than a century.
Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battleWhiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battle (04/28)
The stores near the Pine Ridge Reservation are being advised to stop selling liquor when their licenses expire over the weekend.
Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licensesWhiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses (04/27)
A judge in Nebraska gave the owners a big victory, allowing them to continue selling beer near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginningNative Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (04/27)
Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.
Whiteclay liquor stores aim to stay open pending fight for licensesWhiteclay liquor stores aim to stay open pending fight for licenses (04/26)
The stores in the tiny Nebraska town are supposed to shut down when their licenses expire over the weekend.
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping businessNative Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (04/26)
Lakota youth hope beekeeping will provide opportunity for the Sicangu Oyate.
Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hempMashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp (04/24)
Hemp production represents a way for the Connecticut tribe to diversify its economy.
Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and moreMeskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and more (04/21)
Over the years, the tribe has expanded into real estate, information technology, tobacco, coffee, construction and food.
Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licensesWhiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses (04/20)
A day many Native people thought would never come finally arrived in Nebraska.
Mohegan Tribe wins approval to develop site of former hospitalMohegan Tribe wins approval to develop site of former hospital (04/19)
The tribe plans to invest up to $600 million on a large entertainment, retail and housing complex in Norwich, Connecticut.
Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of serviceDakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service (04/19)
Tribal opponents still have time to stop oil from flowing through the controversial project.
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstoreNative Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore (04/19)
Bird Cage Book Store features Native book titles of the Northern Plains, including children’s books, women’s literature, print on demand books and Native classics like Custer Died for Your Sins.
Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developerSouthern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (04/13)
A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.
Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in WashingtonSix more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (04/07)
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.
Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor storesNebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores (04/07)
Tribal officials, activists and allies said the stores should lose their licenses because they create numerous problems.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continuesNative Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues (04/05)
As petroleum industry investors announced theintroduction of crude oil into the Dakota Access Pipeline, resistance continued to break out like a rash all across Indian Country.
Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenuesInterior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (04/04)
The Trump administration is living up to promises to end the so-called 'war on coal.'
Judge holds UPS liable for transporting Indian tobacco productsJudge holds UPS liable for transporting Indian tobacco products (03/29)
The world's largest package delivery company is on the hook for millions of dollars after being found liable for shipping Indian tobacco products in New York.
Mohegan Tribe enters partnership with celebrity barbecue chefMohegan Tribe enters partnership with celebrity barbecue chef (03/29)
The Connecticut-based tribe continues efforts to diversify its economy.
Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in OklahomaJudge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in Oklahoma (03/28)
The 38 individual Indian owners went to court after an energy company continued to operate the pipeline without their consent.

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