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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.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technology Cronkite News: Navajo Nation camps mix tradition and technology (02/10)
The STEM camps teach Navajo students, both middle and high school, how to merge chain reaction machines with storytelling and Navajo culture.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rounds up horses Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rounds up horses (02/10)
Reminiscent of old western days, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has been conducting a round-up of wild horses, clearing range near public roadways for safety reasons.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting (02/09)
Members of the panel are hoping bipartisanship wins the day even as Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on Capitol Hill.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status (02/09)
The tribe's ancestors negotiated and signed treaties in the late 1800s but they have yet to be formally acknowledged by the United States.
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.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (02/09)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.
Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth (02/09)
Chief Dull Knife College language and cultural instructor Burt Medicine Bull and his students had the opportunity to gift tribal elders and children with warm blankets and coats donated by the Lippon School in Ohio.
Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member (02/08)
A billionaire with no experience in public education will have major sway over Indian youth as part of the president's new administration.
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing (02/08)
The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward.
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.
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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (02/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.
Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation (02/07)
About 18,000 homes without power – about one-third of those on the reservation -- aren't connected to the grid.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing (02/07)
Lawmakers will hear from tribal leaders and federal officials about emergency management in Indian Country.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gathers in prayer Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gathers in prayer (02/07)
'This is a call for help,' said President L. Jace Killsback at the Day of Traditional Prayer at the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Chambers.
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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills (02/06)
The committee is set to advance a slew of bills that address economic development, employment, Native languages, water rights and other issues.
Native Sun News Today: Helping the homeless survive at Cheyenne River Native Sun News Today: Helping the homeless survive at Cheyenne River (02/06)
Each day Adel White-dog smudges and prays for there to be enough resources to help the most economically vulnerable people who will cross her path that day.
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader (02/03)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.
Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement (02/03)
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota seeks transfer of treaty lands Native Sun News Today: South Dakota seeks transfer of treaty lands (02/03)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to carve out pieces of the Black Hills National Forest and serve them up as state-owned recreation areas threatens Native American children’s access to a long-established camp
American Indian Graduate Center announces new executive director American Indian Graduate Center announces new executive director (02/02)
Angelique Albert has more than 20 years of experience in non-profits, philanthropy, and tribal education.
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.
Former ambassador Keith Harper returns to Washington after United Nations stint Former ambassador Keith Harper returns to Washington after United Nations stint (02/02)
Keith Harper, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was the first member of a federally recognized tribe to serve in an ambassador-level post.
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall (02/02)
Before September 11, 2001, a barbed wire fence was all that marked the border on the reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Republicans eye state control of reservations in North Dakota Native Sun News Today: Republicans eye state control of reservations in North Dakota (02/02)
Two Republican lawmakers in North Dakota introduced a bill proposing state control of federal Indian reservations
Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation (02/01)
The tribe paid $30 million for a 564-acre site in Healdsburg, California.
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.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes push back on Trump's pipeline orders Native Sun News Today: Tribes push back on Trump's pipeline orders (02/01)
Tribal government, grassroots indigenous leaders and allies renewed vows to triumph in preventing construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines through unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.
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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure (02/01)
As President Donald Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.
Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock (02/01)
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.

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