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Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal property Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal property (05/26)
The EVE auction house in Paris continues to insist that all of the items were acquired legally and is even urging tribes to buy their own property.
Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects (05/26)
From the Northern Great Plains to the Pacific Coast, Native Americans figured prominently in decision making about impending fossil fuel transportation projects.
Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants (05/25)
Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (05/25)
Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.
Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students (05/25)
The tribal council voted 7-0 to in favor a policy that requires 'separate public use of bathrooms according to gender.'
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (05/24)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (05/24)
A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.
Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill (05/24)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home.
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France (05/24)
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.
Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation (05/24)
Tevin Tyon, Juan Lamont and Tyrell Wilson were apparently involved in a fatal accident while on their way to a gaming facility on the reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children (05/24)
A consultation between several tribes and the Department of Defense resulted in a promise to financially support the disinterment of the remains of tribal children.
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (05/23)
It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
All charges dropped for murder of Northern Cheyenne man in New Mexico All charges dropped for murder of Northern Cheyenne man in New Mexico (05/23)
Benjamin Youngbear, 28, was killed in May 2015 at Ohkay Owingeh, a tribe based in northern New Mexico.
Lakota Country Times: Native men still missing after two weeks Lakota Country Times: Native men still missing after two weeks (05/23)
The search continues for three men who went missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation more than two weeks ago.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (05/23)
While the United States Indian Policy swings over 200 or so years has varied from 'wars of conquest and submission' to the current 'Self-determination and Self-governance' the central theme of 'assimilation' persists to this day.
Miccosukee Tribe agrees to $4M settlement with former law firm Miccosukee Tribe agrees to $4M settlement with former law firm (05/20)
The tribe had accused attorneys Guy Lewis and Michael Tein of fraud and racketeering but lost.
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy (05/20)
Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol (05/20)
Rain-soaked horseback riders converged on the Oglala Sioux Tribal offices to protest a referendum election to legalize alcohol on the dry reservation.
Montana establishes 13 satellite voting offices in Indian Country Montana establishes 13 satellite voting offices in Indian Country (05/19)
The offices are located in nine counties and will help tribal citizens exercise their voting rights.
Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes tweak to land-into-trust process Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes tweak to land-into-trust process (05/19)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts described the change as a 'common sense' approach to land title.
Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case (05/19)
The justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians more than 160 days ago and only one other case is older.
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (05/19)
Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course
Donald Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees Donald Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees (05/18)
Allison H. Eid doesn't have much of a record on Indian issues at the Colorado Supreme Court but her husband is well known for his advocacy efforts.
Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking (05/18)
Chairman Floyd Azure said women and girls on the Montana reservation are selling themselves for drugs.
Bail revoked for defendant in Oglala Sioux Tribe bond scheme Bail revoked for defendant in Oglala Sioux Tribe bond scheme (05/18)
Jason Galanis and six other defendants -- including his father -- are facing criminal and civil charges in connection with the multi-million dollar scheme.
Lakota Country Times: Women protest Rosebud Sioux Tribe police Lakota Country Times: Women protest Rosebud Sioux Tribe police (05/18)
Several people gathered in front of the Rosebud Police Department to protest the ongoing treatment of domestic violence and rape victims by police officers.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues (05/17)
Two landmark tribal justice laws have made a significant impact in Indian Country in the last six years and key members of Congress are looking to build on those gains.
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (05/17)
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.
Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack (05/17)
Clayton Denny (Chippewa Cree) is recovering in Montana after suffering serious injuries in a race-related incident in neighboring Wyoming.
Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotline Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotline (05/17)
Sometime this year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline expects to take the first call at a hotline created specifically to respond to tribal victims.
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school (05/17)
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.
Lakota Country Times: Search continues for missing Native men Lakota Country Times: Search continues for missing Native men (05/17)
Three young Lakota men have gone missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquor Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquor (05/17)
The election was due to take place on Tuesday but a protest convinced the tribal council to pull the plug.
Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants (05/17)
The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.
Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle (05/16)
The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.

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