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Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great Plains Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great Plains (09/23)
Tribal leaders had complained about the prior person in the position.
Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects (09/23)
The #NoDAPL movement is forcing federal agencies to re-examine their handling of large projects.
Another North Dakota tribe battles pipeline company in court Another North Dakota tribe battles pipeline company in court (09/23)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is a partner in the Sacagawea Pipeline but did not give consent to the project.
Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations (09/23)
The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.
House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property (09/23)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.
Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate (09/23)
Native Sun News Today extended a debate invitation to Paula Hawks and to Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) to a debate.
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (09/22)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
Appeals court in DC sets stage for October 5 #NoDAPL hearing Appeals court in DC sets stage for October 5 #NoDAPL hearing (09/22)
In less than two weeks, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access will be back in court.
Republican lawmaker eagerly defends Dakota Access Pipeline Republican lawmaker eagerly defends Dakota Access Pipeline (09/22)
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) has a rocky relationship with Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (09/22)
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.
Democracy Now: Founder of Sacred Stone Camp stands ground Democracy Now: Founder of Sacred Stone Camp stands ground (09/22)
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a co-founder of the Sacred Stone Camp, about the #NoDAPL movement.
Landowners from Lower Brule Sioux Tribe see $11M in Cobell buy-back offers Landowners from Lower Brule Sioux Tribe see $11M in Cobell buy-back offers (09/22)
Offers went out to nearly 4,000 landowners on the reservation in South Dakota.
Bureau of Indian Affairs role in #NoDAPL 'task force' in doubt Bureau of Indian Affairs role in #NoDAPL 'task force' in doubt (09/22)
The Obama administration isn't saying whether or not the Bureau of Indian Affairs is participating in a 'task force' that is looking into a #NoDAPL confrontation.
Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota (09/22)
Native citizens who lack identification will still be able to exercise their voting rights after winning a lawsuit in federal court.
Miami language champion Daryl Baldwin wins prestigious 'genius grant' Miami language champion Daryl Baldwin wins prestigious 'genius grant' (09/22)
The Miami Nation citizen is being recognized by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Native Sun News Today: Nation rallies around #NoDAPL movement Native Sun News Today: Nation rallies around #NoDAPL movement (09/22)
Opposition to the the Dakota Access Pipeline spawned solidarity demonstrations and arrests across the country.
Federal appeals court sets October 5 hearing in #NoDAPL case Federal appeals court sets October 5 hearing in #NoDAPL case (09/21)
Arguments in the high-stakes battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline will take place in Washington, D.C.
Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah (09/21)
Native Americans have represented a majority and near majority in San Juan County yet non-Indians control the political system.
Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow (09/21)
Thousands of participants, dancers and drummers are expected for the 26th annual event in southern California.
Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill (09/21)
With Republican lawmakers continuing to ignore the growing #NoDAPL movement, Democrats on Capitol Hill are taking matters into their own hands.
County sheriff leads investigation into #NoDAPL confrontation amid questions about role County sheriff leads investigation into #NoDAPL confrontation amid questions about role (09/21)
Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has repeatedly used Facebook to accuse #NoDAPL resisters of crimes but insists his task force won't be biased against anyone.
Tribes deliver Wisconsin firewood to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Tribes deliver Wisconsin firewood to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (09/21)
The #NoDAPL movement continues to bring Indian Country together.
Native vote push propels two Rosebud citizens to utility board Native vote push propels two Rosebud citizens to utility board (09/21)
A concerted effort to turn out the Native vote paid off for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: Concert brings unity to the Black Hills Native Sun News Today: Concert brings unity to the Black Hills (09/21)
The 2016 Black Hills Unity Concert at Elk Creek Resort in Piedmont celebrated its third year with a call to Honor the Sacred, the Earth and All Her People.
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (09/21)
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.
Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project (09/20)
Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago.
Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area (09/20)
The contract is worth $6.8 million for one year but could be extended to five years for a total cost of $100 million.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tries to revive #NoDAPL complaint Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tries to revive #NoDAPL complaint (09/20)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed the case but the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe wants to ensure its voice is heard as the fight continues.
Grand Traverse Band objects to settlement for oil pipeline spills Grand Traverse Band objects to settlement for oil pipeline spills (09/20)
The Michigan tribe is calling for a full environmental review of an oil pipeline that crosses through treaty territory.
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1 National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1 (09/20)
The first place winner will take home $1,500 and organizers plan to award $1,000 for the Indian taco deemed to be the 'People's Choice.'
National Museum of the American Indian displays unratified treaty in D.C. National Museum of the American Indian displays unratified treaty in D.C. (09/20)
Treaty K, also known as the Treaty of Temecula, is going on public display for the first time in history.
Bill to protect tribal cultural property gains steam on Capitol Hill Bill to protect tribal cultural property gains steam on Capitol Hill (09/20)
H.Con.Res.122, the PROTECT Patrimony Resolution, condemns the sale, transfer and export of tribal property.
Grand Ronde Tribes yet to add descendants of chief back to roll Grand Ronde Tribes yet to add descendants of chief back to roll (09/20)
The 86 descendants of Chief Tumulth won a major tribal court case more than a month ago.
Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe speaks at United Nations Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe speaks at United Nations (09/20)
Chairman Dave Archambault II is bringing the #NoDAPL movement to the international stage.
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility (09/20)
For many Indians living in and around Rapid City, news that Indian Health Service would temporarily be closing their emergency room at Sioux San Hospital comes as a surprise.

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