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Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
Health | National | Politics
Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)
The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
National | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget (February 13, 2018)
Rich people face tough times so they deserved a huge tax cut. Poor people are poor because of their own failures.

Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
Health | National | Politics
Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support (February 6, 2018)
Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives Dreamers a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a 'waste of time.'

Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union (February 1, 2018)
The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change (January 31, 2018)
The Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians and eight Pacific Northwest tribes joined We Are Still In, a coalition of leaders confronting climate change in the face of federal inaction.

State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country (January 31, 2018)
The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation was among the guests at the State of the Union.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)
It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National
Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)
Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist (January 29, 2018)
A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies is being attacked from all sides.

Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan (January 26, 2018)
A reported White House plan could give the so-called Dreamers a path to citizenship over 10 or more years.

Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader (January 25, 2018)
New leadership is coming to the Department of Health and Human Services but it's not for one of the most important positions in Indian Country.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
National | Politics
Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

YES! Magazine: Making your voice heard in the era of President Trump
Opinion | Politics
YES! Magazine: Making your voice heard in the era of President Trump (January 24, 2018)
Donald Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.

President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
National | Politics
President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown (January 23, 2018)
The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion.

Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line
Environment | Federal Recognition
Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line (January 22, 2018)
Two tribes are receiving $6 million in payments in connection with a new power line that runs through their ancestral territory in Virginia.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown (January 22, 2018)
Of course Indian Country (and the economy) will be hit hard if this shutdown lasts very long.

Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry
Business | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)
Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.

House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)
Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.

Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party
National | Politics
Government shutdown looms as President Trump confuses his own party (January 18, 2018)
The federal government, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service, is getting closer to a shutdown.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)
The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.

Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader
Health | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader (January 17, 2018)
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Indian Health Service has left many wondering what qualifications the agency's director should meet.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)
A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes (January 17, 2018)
The first year of the Trump era has been challenging.

Albert Bender: Indigenous community labels Trump an 'Indian Hater' in protest
Opinion | Politics
Albert Bender: Indigenous community labels Trump an 'Indian Hater' in protest (January 16, 2018)
President Donald Trump can rest assured that when and if he ever returns to Nashville, Tennessee, he will find the same unwelcoming committee of Indigenous people waiting on him.

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants (January 16, 2018)
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue accepting renewal applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people
Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (January 16, 2018)
Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs (January 16, 2018)
No national media outlet has contacted indigenous leaders or commentators to inquire as to their thoughts about immigration and the use of blatantly racist remarks by Donald Trump.

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)
Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.

Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments
Opinion | Politics
Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments (January 15, 2018)
Perhaps President Trump will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.

House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
National | Politics | Trust
House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians (January 15, 2018)
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a big step forward in the 115th Congress this week.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)
A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets (January 12, 2018)
Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
National | Politics
Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)
A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon
National | Politics | Trust
President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (January 9, 2018)
Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.

Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone
Environment | National | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)
The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)
Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system?
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system? (January 8, 2018)
What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?

Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples
Opinion
Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples (December 22, 2017)
This past Tuesday I tried to have a normal day. I knew it was December 19.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
National | Politics
Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)
A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era
Environment | National | Politics | World
Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)
On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature
National | Politics
Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)
It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.

President Trump disputes 'FAKE NEWS' about his Supreme Court nomination
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President Trump disputes 'FAKE NEWS' about his Supreme Court nomination (December 19, 2017)
President Donald Trump is denying he considered rescinding the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words
Opinion
Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words (December 19, 2017)
This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.

Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country (December 18, 2017)
The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights
Canada | Environment | Opinion
The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights (December 18, 2017)
Legal and policy frameworks in both the U.S. and Canada fail to reflect emerging norms related to Indigenous legal and cultural traditions and human rights.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to senior Trump administration official for 'research'
Politics
Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to senior Trump administration official for 'research' (December 15, 2017)
As the 2016 presidential election came to a close, Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to a former Department of the Interior official who then joined the Trump administration,

Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites
Education | National
Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades
Opinion
Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades (December 14, 2017)
It’s no surprise that the president would insult Native Americans at a ceremony to honor them, Robert Hill writes.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns? (December 14, 2017)
Native Americans and other minority races will rise up in great numbers in 2018 if they want to stop this madness that has taken over this country.

Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
National | Politics
Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)
Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.

Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics | Trust
Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 12, 2017)
A years-long effort by tribes is coming to fruition as the Trump administration prepares to return the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to its familiar roots.

Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
Law | National | Politics
Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)
A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

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.

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