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Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put (04/24)
The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, has begun removing four monuments to racist and controversial figures but one remains standing.
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (04/24)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (04/24)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.
Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (04/21)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.
American Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cut American Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cut (04/21)
President Donald Trump wants to eliminate all funding for a federal agency that helps libraries across Indian Country.
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking (04/21)
Despite the grim everyday reality of life on the reservation, the people around Red Scaffold are people of deep faith and heartfelt resolve.
Ramapough Lenape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp Ramapough Lenape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp (04/20)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is illegal, according to officials in New Jersey.
Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (04/20)
The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.
Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment (04/20)
The North Carolina tribe's legislative body is moving ahead with impeachment proceedings
Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses (04/20)
A day many Native people thought would never come finally arrived in Nebraska.
Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search (04/20)
It took all of ten minutes for search and rescue to locate the remains of 39-year-old Richard Larrabee, who went missing on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in August 2016.
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (04/19)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' (04/19)
Opponents said the change from 'Navajo Nation' to the 'Dine Nation' would confuse tribal citizens and outsiders.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcement Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcement (04/19)
Harvey Pratt is considered one of the leading forensic artists in the United States, spending 50 years completing thousands of witness description drawings and thousands of soft tissue reconstructions.
Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service Dakota 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.
Fort Peck Tribes finally gain access to federal criminal databases Fort Peck Tribes finally gain access to federal criminal databases (04/19)
Law enforcement on the reservation in Montana believe the information will help them address drug trafficking and other crimes.
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (04/19)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore Native 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.
Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (04/18)
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (04/18)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.
Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country (04/18)
The new leader of the Department of Justice is heeding calls to pay more attention to high rates of crime in Indian Country.
Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (04/18)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (04/18)
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readers Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readers (04/18)
The Native Sun News Today weekly newspaper has relocated its office to 530 Cambell Street, Suite 3 on the eastside of Rapid City.
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution (04/17)
The tribe was the first nation to join America as an ally during the Revolutionary War.
Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes (04/17)
The foundation donated nearly $1.6 million in its second year of operation, far less than the $3.7 million in the prior year.
Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster (04/17)
Many Wakanyeja (children) grew up listening to the chronicles of Iktomi the trickster when at bedtime the Unci (Grandmothers) would relate the escapades of this mischievous character.
Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer Southern 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.
Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships (04/13)
The $60 million ceiling -- the maximum authorized in the settlement -- was hit after just four years.
Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (04/13)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.
Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation (04/13)
More gun violence erupted over the weekend on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation just days after tribal, state and federal officers met to talk about combining efforts to curb gun violence on the reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/12)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) launched the initiative with an official letter a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official.
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes (04/11)
Cherie Louise Rhoades was convicted of murdering four people, including her brother and niece, at the tribal offices in northern California.
Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (04/11)
The decision is a boost to non-Indians who opposed restrictions in Recapture Canyon.
Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety (04/10)
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.

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