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Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
Business | Law | National
Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has been relatively uneventful so far for Indian Country but a little shakeup is on the way.

House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills
Health | National | Politics
House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills (December 11, 2017)
Two Indian bills, one helping Alaska Natives with a health facility and the other benefiting tribes in Oregon, are taking another big step forward on Capitol Hill.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks
Politics
Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks (December 8, 2017)
Congress cleared a bill to keep the federal government up and running until Christmas but there are no increases for Indian programs for now.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts
Environment | Law
YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts (December 8, 2017)
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)
The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument
Environment | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument (December 7, 2017)
President Donald Trump is being urged to consider a national monument on ancestral Blackfeet Nation land in Montana.

Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
National | Politics
Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)
Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.

Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country (December 7, 2017)
A bill to provide victim services funding directly to tribes for the first time is making its way through Congress.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes
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Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers
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Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers (December 5, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of George B. Willie, Sr., who served as a Code Talker during World War II.

Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
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Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)
Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.

Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo
Opinion
Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo (December 5, 2017)
Like many in Indian Country, Sierra Teller Ornelas, a writer and citizen of the Navajo Nation, was bothered by Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' jab but something else is also under her skin.

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters
Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)
Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)
So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
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Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)
President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas'
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas' (November 29, 2017)
Donald Trump is the stuff of cold-blooded Columbus and arrogant Custer—complete with armies of white apologists trailing behind him.

Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur
Opinion
Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur (November 29, 2017)
I am deeply ashamed of the way the President of the United States has treated Native veterans during an honoring ceremony at the White House.

Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah (November 29, 2017)
Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.

Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president
Opinion
Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president (November 28, 2017)
I am not primarily angry, nor am I foremost disappointed, for both of those emotions would require me to have higher expectations of President Trump.

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer'
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer' (November 28, 2017)
That Donald Trump lacks any empathy towards Natives is not surprising given his condemnation of indigenous economic initiatives.

Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better'
Opinion
Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better' (November 28, 2017)
It is time for Native Americans to finally receive the honor and respect we rightfully deserve in our own lands.

Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples
Opinion
Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples (November 28, 2017)
The careless comment from President Trump is the latest example of systemic,deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans and our intrinsic right to exist and practice our ways of life.

Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change
National | Politics | Trust
Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change (November 28, 2017)
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a major step forward on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration considers changes widely opposed in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral (November 28, 2017)
How does the national press cover Indian Country? That’s often an easy question to answer because it’s so rare for the media to weigh in on events that matter.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Agency that targets tribal lenders faces leadership test as rivals claim control
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Agency that targets tribal lenders faces leadership test as rivals claim control (November 27, 2017)
A leadership struggle is emerging at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the independent federal agency that has targeted tribal lenders.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Environment | National | Politics
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry
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Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (November 17, 2017)
The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.

Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears (November 16, 2017)
Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration keeps them in the dark about the Bears Ears National Monument.

President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary
Health | National | Politics
President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary (November 13, 2017)
Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.

Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes
Opinion
Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes (November 9, 2017)
With his policy towards public lands, President Trump is continuing a dark chapter in our history, writes professor Gregory Ablavsky.

Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates (November 8, 2017)
Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.

Indian Health Service sends lower-level official to testify on outside audit bill
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service sends lower-level official to testify on outside audit bill (November 6, 2017)
A legislative hearing is usually where the executive branch gets to make its case for or against a particular bill. But things are different in the Trump era.

President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development
Environment | Law | National | Politics
President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development (November 6, 2017)
President Donald Trump so far has hosted just one public event with tribes and a new report about the meeting is raising eyebrows.

Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water
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Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water (November 3, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being sued by a family over damages to their farmland as tribes seek to protect their water from oil spills.

Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans
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Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans (November 3, 2017)
Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.

Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
Environment | National | Politics
Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again (November 2, 2017)
Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation
Health | Law | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)
More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on tax policy reform
National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on tax policy reform (October 31, 2017)
Republicans in Congress are shifting their focus to tax reform as tribal interests wait to see whether they will be included.

White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
National | Politics
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)
Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

YES! Magazine: Nation shifts to compassion in dealing with opioid drug epidemic
Health | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Nation shifts to compassion in dealing with opioid drug epidemic (October 30, 2017)
Communities are scrambling to save lives and get people into rehabilitation, but it wasn’t always that way.

President Trump plans to shrink boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump plans to shrink boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument (October 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump is once again going against tribal interests with plans to shrink the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior
National | Politics
Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior (October 26, 2017)
The Trump administration is sending a not-so-subtle message about the lack of confirmed officials at the Department of the Interior, including the top Indian Affairs position.

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak (October 25, 2017)
It looks like Denali, the Native name for Alaska's highest peak, is safe under the Trump administration. For now.

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate (October 25, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) walked away from a 2018 re-election bid, saying he 'will not be complicit or silent' about America's political climate.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation
Environment | National | Opinion | World
Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation (October 25, 2017)
Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.

National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement
Business | Canada | National
National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement (October 24, 2017)
The National Congress of American Indians is joining its sister organization across the northern border in seeking a Native component for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Alaska Native corporation gets business up and running after devastating hurricane
Business | National
Alaska Native corporation gets business up and running after devastating hurricane (October 23, 2017)
A subsidiary of an Alaska Native corporation is back in business after its operations thousands of miles away in Puerto Rico were affected by Hurricane Maria.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag'
Opinion | Politics
Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag' (October 20, 2017)
I believe respect is earned and when I am forced to respect something, I will resist.

'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders
National | Politics
'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders (October 20, 2017)
The uncertain intentions of the Trump administration cast a shadow over the National Congress of American Indians as tribal leaders struggled to decode the sparse policies put forth since the president took office.

House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act (October 19, 2017)
A controversial Indian lands bill that faced repeated opposition during the Obama administration is seeing new life in the Trump era.

Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job
National | Politics
Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job (October 17, 2017)
President Donald Trump is making history with the nomination of an Alaska Native to serve as the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House (October 16, 2017)
We are walking a deadly path with an unbalanced world leader guiding the way and with a Congress lacking the backbone to stand up to prevent this prospective holocaust.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Environment | National | Politics
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens (October 13, 2017)
President Trump's policy change impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives who get their health insurance through Affordable Care Act exchanges.

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