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Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (01/13)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
American Bar Association honors prominent Indian law attorney American Bar Association honors prominent Indian law attorney (01/12)
Thomas W. Fredericks, a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, has worked on tribal issues for nearly 45 years.
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.
Native Sun News Today: Legal fight continues over Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News Today: Legal fight continues over Dakota Access Pipeline (01/12)
While the permit is suspended, $1.4 billion of loans are on hold, and pipeline opponents are rallying for individuals to withdraw their money from accounts and a petition for bankers to cut their line of credit to the project.
Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid (01/11)
In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier
Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses (01/11)
The Anvik Tribe will develop culturally-appropriate punishments for those who choose to go through its system.
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders (01/11)
Cherie Rhoades murdered four people and injured two others in a February 2014 incident at the tribal offices.
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town (01/11)
Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (01/11)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) refused to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to high rates of crime.
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (01/10)
Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.
Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (01/10)
The Badger-Two Medicine Area is now completely protected from oil and gas drilling.
Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (01/10)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Paskenta Band seeks to freeze assets in connection with $6M theft Paskenta Band seeks to freeze assets in connection with $6M theft (01/10)
A former official and two former employees have been indicted in federal court for allegedly stealing from the California tribe.
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (01/09)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.
Supreme Court declines petition in Indian Child Welfare Act case Supreme Court declines petition in Indian Child Welfare Act case (01/09)
A Choctaw Nation girl will remain with her relatives instead of being displaced by a non-Indian foster couple.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling (01/09)
Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners must heed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s demand for consultation in order to validate a license for proposed uranium mining operation in the Black Hills.
Army Corps counters Dakota Access on crucial pipeline easement Army Corps counters Dakota Access on crucial pipeline easement (01/06)
With the clock winding down on the Obama administration, government attorneys are calling on a federal judge to reject efforts to complete the controversial project.
Kyle Powys Whyte: Why the Dakota Access Pipeline fight continues Kyle Powys Whyte: Why the Dakota Access Pipeline fight continues (01/06)
In December, protesters in Standing Rock, North Dakota scored a big victory against a pipeline builder, yet the underlying problems have not been addressed.
Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theft Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theft (01/06)
Federal authorities announced a whopping 69 charges against a former treasurer and two former employees of the California tribe.
North Dakota agency defends request for small fine against Dakota Access North Dakota agency defends request for small fine against Dakota Access (01/05)
The wealthy backers of the controversial project don't want to pay a $15,000 fine for disturbing a tribal site in North Dakota.
Federal grand jury convened in connection with #NoDAPL incident Federal grand jury convened in connection with #NoDAPL incident (01/05)
The probe appears to relate to the injuries suffered by Sophia Wilanksy, 21, who nearly lost her left arm during a clash with law enforcement.
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. (01/03)
American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.
Native Sun News Today: Big decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case in South Dakota Native Sun News Today: Big decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case in South Dakota (12/27)
The Indian Child Welfare Acts was passed by the United States Congress in 1978.
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (12/22)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars (12/22)
This year’s Lakota Nation Invitational indicates that there has been a large improvement in race relations in Rapid City, but as most Lakota will tell you, we still have a way to go.
Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal (12/21)
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.
Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline (12/20)
A huge legal, political and public relations challenge will be facing Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army.
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (12/20)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties (12/20)
Lawsuits by nature are adversarial, but this is a chance for the government of the United States to do what is right.
Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth (12/20)
A woman was allegedly trying to bring the items into the United States from Mexico.
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.
Steven Newcomb: Veterans beg for forgiveness at Standing Rock Steven Newcomb: Veterans beg for forgiveness at Standing Rock (12/19)
'Images of U.S. military Veterans braving blizzard conditions to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline are powerful.'
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system (12/15)
Chairman Blane Edmo planted tribal ownership signs at the popular City Creek Trailhead in Pocatello, Idaho.
Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona (12/15)
The defendants include corporations that have engaged in uranium mining and other activities that draw water away from the reservation.
Matt Stannard: Public bank helps silence the #NoDAPL movement Matt Stannard: Public bank helps silence the #NoDAPL movement (12/15)
The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force.

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