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Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (08/21)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.
Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum (08/21)
Tribal members voted in favor of legalizing the drug for recreational and medicinal use.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief (08/21)
During May many homes were damaged by spring storms and flooding took out a number of roads on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show (08/21)
While the eyes of the public were on the skies at the annual Air Show and Open House at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, the pilots could see something besides the crowd on the ground – a huge, freshly painted Lakota medicine wheel symbol.
BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements (08/20)
Tribal social services agencies will be able to go through the BIA to conduct checks on adults before placing children in a foster or temporary home.
Tulalip Tribes mourn deaths of four young people in accident Tulalip Tribes mourn deaths of four young people in accident (08/20)
A pickup crashed into a hatchery pond on the reservation and all four occupants drowned.
South Dakota waits 13 years to arrest Crow Creek Sioux woman South Dakota waits 13 years to arrest Crow Creek Sioux woman (08/20)
Attorney General Marty Jackley took credit for an arrest dating back to a criminal complaint filed in 2002 that itself was linked to an election-related crime in 1999.
DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act (08/20)
Tribes have been seeking access to national criminal information databases for years.
Lakota Country Times: Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack Lakota Country Times: Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack (08/20)
For most it would seem that keeping Native children with Native families is smart policy.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists seek overhaul Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists seek overhaul (08/20)
For the past week, there has been more activity outside the Northern Cheyenne Tribal offices than inside.
Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims (08/19)
The prospect of traveling so far into unfamiliar territory and far from social support systems is too unsettling for many victims.
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council executive director exits post Minnesota Indian Affairs Council executive director exits post (08/19)
Annamarie Hill Gutsch, a member of the Red Lake Nation, served nine years in the post.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe welcomes visitors to farmers market Saginaw Chippewa Tribe welcomes visitors to farmers market (08/19)
Vendors are bringing Native-grown and Native-made foods, arts and crafts to the community.
Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle (08/19)
With recent shifts in policy at all levels of government and an ever softening position amongst the general public about the criminalization of marijuana, one Oglala Lakota citizen is again reigniting his efforts to grow and manufacture hemp.
Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land (08/19)
Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and their supporters oppose energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana.
Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling after Obama approves it Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling after Obama approves it (08/19)
The Interior Department gave final approval for Shell to explore for oil in areas used by Alaska Natives for subsistence activities.
Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible verses Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible verses (08/19)
The tribe won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples but will recognize marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries (08/18)
The Seminole Nation completed its cemetery in November 2014 and the Ponca Tribe is completing work on its cemetery.
Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana (08/18)
Merely attending a meeting on marijuana might get your tribe a call from the media.
White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug (08/18)
Tribes in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, have all but declared a war on a drug that is affecting newborns.
Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (08/18)
The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.
Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide (08/18)
Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.
South Dakota county resists settlement in Indian voting case South Dakota county resists settlement in Indian voting case (08/17)
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have to make a one-hour round trip to register to vote and exercise their basic rights.
BIE schedules Advisory Board for Exceptional Children meeting BIE schedules Advisory Board for Exceptional Children meeting (08/17)
Indian children with disabilities represent about 13 percent of the student population in Bureau of Indian Education schools.
Menominee Nation prepares for referendum on legal marijuana Menominee Nation prepares for referendum on legal marijuana (08/17)
Tribal members will help determine whether the drug will be approved for medicinal and recreational uses.
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (08/17)
The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne woman joins fire crew Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne woman joins fire crew (08/17)
Ariel Rodriquez, at age 23 got tired of holding down desk, waitress and in-side summer jobs to help finance her college education.
Cherokee Nation provides free subscriptions to tribal paper Cherokee Nation provides free subscriptions to tribal paper (08/14)
Starting this month, all citizens with updated addresses on file will receive a one-year subscription to The Cherokee Phoenix.
Montana counties skirt Native voting rights case settlement Montana counties skirt Native voting rights case settlement (08/14)
Only one of the counties in the Wandering Medicine case established a satellite office on a reservation in time for the November 2014 election.
Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington (08/14)
The Gateway Pacific Terminal has encountered strong opposition from the Lummi Nation.
Little Traverse Bay Bands to fund local bike sharing program Little Traverse Bay Bands to fund local bike sharing program (08/14)
The tribe is dedicating $4,800 to fund the new program in the village of Pellston, Michigan.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlement Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlement (08/14)
Members are unhappy because they don't know where the money is going.
Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute (08/14)
Racism is hard to prove and when it is proven in a court of law, there is no city ordinance in Rapid City which can effectively adjudicate or impose a harsher sentence for the convicted.
Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (08/13)
Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.
DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases (08/13)
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has been cut out of the picture in an attempt to increase transparency and due process.

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