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Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management
Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management (June 11, 2019)

Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?


'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community
'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (June 3, 2019)

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition
Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition (February 22, 2019)

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Ute Tribe welcomes return of ancestral land in Colorado
Ute Tribe welcomes return of ancestral land in Colorado (November 5, 2018)

'This good man reached out to the Ute Tribe, on his own, to return this land to us,' Chairman Luke Duncan said.


'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act
'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act (October 25, 2018)

One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Recap: Day 3 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75
Recap: Day 3 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75 (October 24, 2018)

A recap from the third day of activities at the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.


Recap: Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75
Recap: Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75 (October 24, 2018)

A recap of the second day of the 75th annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians.


Recap: Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75
Recap: Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75 (October 24, 2018)

A Twitter recap of the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.


National Congress of American Indians unites in face of termination threat
National Congress of American Indians unites in face of termination threat (October 24, 2018)

Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.


National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy
National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy (October 23, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.


National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer
National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer (October 22, 2018)

A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.


Southern Ute Tribe matches $1 million raised by KSUT radio station
Southern Ute Tribe matches $1 million raised by KSUT radio station (October 10, 2018)

An Indian Country radio station is getting closer to moving into a new home and becoming more financially independent.


Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians
Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians (October 5, 2018)

A #MeToo scandal at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization is threatening another high-ranking staffer.


Hearing addresses high rates of violence against Native women
Hearing addresses high rates of violence against Native women (October 4, 2018)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.


Southern Ute elder Sage Remington passes on at the age of 76
Southern Ute elder Sage Remington passes on at the age of 76 (August 9, 2018)

Sage Douglas Remington, an elder from the Southern Ute Tribe known for his political and cultural activism, passed away on July 31, 2018.


Native American Bank prepares for big move
Native American Bank prepares for big move (August 3, 2018)

A bank established by the late Elouise Cobell is preparing for the next step in its evolution.


Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons
Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons (June 4, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.


Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers
Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers (May 14, 2018)

Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.


University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.


Native American Bank acquires building for new headquarters and branch
Native American Bank acquires building for new headquarters and branch (February 1, 2018)

The Native American Bank is moving its headquarters to a new location in Denver, Colorado.


Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history
Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history (December 18, 2017)

The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple
Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple (December 6, 2017)

Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.


YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access
YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access (November 6, 2017)

In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.


Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo
Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo (September 29, 2017)

If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.


Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land
Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land (September 26, 2017)

The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.


Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons
Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons (September 8, 2017)

The Trump administration is siding with a business in Colorado that won't serve all patrons based on the owner's religious beliefs.


DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde
DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde (August 18, 2017)

A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.


Southern Ute Tribe offers $1 million matching grant for KSUT public radio station
Southern Ute Tribe offers $1 million matching grant for KSUT public radio station (August 10, 2017)

One of the first radio stations in Indian Country is raising funds to move to a new home.


Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.


Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain
Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain (July 27, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is moving forward with the $23 million purchase of a property in Colorado that sits near one of the tribe's four sacred mountains.


Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains
Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains (July 25, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is interested in buying a ranch in Colorado that's home to two of the tribe's most sacred mountains.


Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)

Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.


Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement
Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement (May 4, 2017)

The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.


Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer
Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (April 13, 2017)

A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.


Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement
Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement (March 20, 2017)

The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.


Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts (January 31, 2017)

Raymond A. Baker started working for his tribe after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy.


Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained
Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (December 16, 2016)

Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.


Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre
Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre (November 30, 2016)

Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.


Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation
Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation (November 4, 2016)

The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)

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.


Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)

Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.


Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864
Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 (July 18, 2016)

The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.


Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (July 13, 2016)

Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation (July 12, 2016)

The Colorado tribe is hoping to interest more of its people in the anthropology and archaeology field.


Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract
Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract (May 11, 2016)

Christopher Chavez, a member of the Navajo Nation, had a subcontract to work with the Southern Ute Growth Fund, the tribe's business arm.


Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill
Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (April 29, 2016)

The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.


Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (April 19, 2016)

Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.


Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill
Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill (April 12, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.


Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill
Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill (March 25, 2016)

The Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation are preparing for the spring and summer runoff, which could release contaminants from the Gold King mine disaster.


Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)

The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.


House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster
House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster (February 19, 2016)

The spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado caused at least three million gallons of toxic waste to enter rivers that run through three reservations.


Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people
Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people (February 12, 2016)

Despite the protestations of honor and respect, one has to wonder – what exactly does imitating a culture do for the living people?


Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans
Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans (February 10, 2016)

The He Ska Akicita Inipi at Fort Carson in Colorado started in 1995.


Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard Burch
Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard Burch (January 29, 2016)

Leonard Burch served as chairman of the tribe from 1966 through 2002, a time of unprecedented growth on the reservation.


Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture
Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture (January 6, 2016)

The idea that a bunch of well-meaning Boy Scouts are honoring Native traditions by performing imitation sacred dances is beyond offensive.


House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill
House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill (December 7, 2015)

Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of failing to conduct a thorough review of the incident that sent millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.


Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre
Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre (November 16, 2015)

To use the word today evokes a history of racial violence and dehumanization to intimidate, humiliate and harm contemporary American Indians.