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Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (02/17)
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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp (02/17)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is no longer willing to accept Sacred Stone, the original #NoDAPL encampment.
Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 (02/17)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (02/16)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline (02/16)
The decision from the Donald Trump administration marks another slight to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access Pipeline Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access Pipeline (02/16)
Unlike the voices of thousands who joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in protest, the next chapter will be argued by a few lawyers in the pin drop silence of a federal courtroom.
Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access firms see spills and explosions Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access firms see spills and explosions (02/16)
Two giant oil companies involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline experienced toxic spills and fiery explosions on their other lines in February.
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (02/15)
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (02/15)
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline (02/14)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) is toeing the Republican party line when it comes to the controversial project.
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (02/13)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.
Army Corps gave green light to Dakota Access Pipeline in key memo Army Corps gave green light to Dakota Access Pipeline in key memo (02/13)
The agency with a history of mistrust in Indian Country helped the Donald Trump administration justify its approval of the controversial project.
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (02/13)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (02/13)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.
Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline (02/10)
The fate of the controversial project lies in the hands of a federal judge who has twice refused to stop construction in North Dakota.
Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand (02/09)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is already fighting back with a request to halt all construction activities.
Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: In defense of Native journalist Jenni Monet Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: In defense of Native journalist Jenni Monet (02/08)
If you’ve valued YES! Magazine's Standing Rock coverage, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Jenni Monet.
Key Dakota Access document from Army Corps wasn't filed in court Key Dakota Access document from Army Corps wasn't filed in court (02/08)
The agency with a long history of mistrust in Indian Country prepared a legal and technical analysis as part of the Trump administration's push for the pipeline.
Tribes promise fight to keep Dakota Access Pipeline out of homeland Tribes promise fight to keep Dakota Access Pipeline out of homeland (02/08)
President Donald Trump and his new administration continue to wage war against Indian Country.
Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit (02/08)
Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.
Peter d'Errico: Even Donald Trump can't trample over tribal treaties Peter d'Errico: Even Donald Trump can't trample over tribal treaties (02/08)
The Treaty of 1851 is the law of the land and must be honored.
Trump administration formally approves easement for Dakota Access Pipeline Trump administration formally approves easement for Dakota Access Pipeline (02/07)
A series of documents filed in federal court confirmed the heavily-anticipated decision after the new occupant of the White House set the motion in place.
Dakota Access offers timeline as Trump administration finalizes decision on pipeline Dakota Access offers timeline as Trump administration finalizes decision on pipeline (02/06)
Crude could placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline within 60 days and oil could be flowing along the entire length of the 1,172-mile route in less than 90 days.
Washington law and lobbying firm brings on two prominent partners Washington law and lobbying firm brings on two prominent partners (02/02)
Holly Cook Macarro and Larry Rosenthal are joining Aurene Martin at Spirit Rock Consulting to make it the largest Indian-owned lobbying shop.
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (02/02)
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.
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.
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (02/01)
The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (02/01)
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.
Trump administration quickly approves Dakota Access Pipeline over tribal objections Trump administration quickly approves Dakota Access Pipeline over tribal objections (01/31)
Barely a week after a White House directive, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken action.
Navajo Nation legal opinions made available online for first time Navajo Nation legal opinions made available online for first time (01/31)
Attorney General Ethel Branch announced the publication of the tribe's formal legal opinions.
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (01/31)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
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.
President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat (01/30)
Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.
Tim Vanderpool: Tohono O'odham Nation wary of border activities Tim Vanderpool: Tohono O'odham Nation wary of border activities (01/30)
Tensions are high on the Tohono O’odham Nation, where Border Patrol has proposed high-tech surveillance towers as part of a sophisticated 'virtual wall' system.
Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office (01/27)
New leaders at the Department of Justice and the Department of the Army will get a chance to put their mark on the lawsuit.

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