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Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)
One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.
Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in MontanaFiled Under: National | Politics
Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana (May 26, 2017)
Native voters favored Democrat Rob Quist but that wasn't enough to offset Republican Greg Gianforte's overall win for the state's sole U.S. House seat.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganizationFiled Under: National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization (May 25, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke has promised potentially 'bold' changes at the Department of the Interior.
Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald Trump (May 25, 2017)
Indian country will feel ‘tremendous fiscal pain’ if the Trump budget is passed.
Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assaultFiled Under: National | Politics
Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault (May 25, 2017)
Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter as the closely-watched campaign in Montana came to a close.
Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of fundsFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National | Politics | Trust
Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds (May 24, 2017)
A top official at the Department of the Interior drew a rebuke for characterizing Indian Country as greedy.
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget requestFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.
Office of Special Trustee pitches President Trump’s lower budget request as 'taxpayer' savingsFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Office of Special Trustee pitches President Trump’s lower budget request as 'taxpayer' savings (May 23, 2017)
The agency is one the few in federal government whose responsibilities solely affect Indian Country.
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (May 22, 2017)
'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican ruleFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule (May 22, 2017)
Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prisonFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (May 22, 2017)
Thing About Skins: There is nothing heroic about James Comey.
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL responseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (May 19, 2017)
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated landsFiled Under: Environment | National
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)
Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cutsFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald Trump (May 18, 2017)
Is America, let alone Indian country, comfortable with the line of succession after President Trump?
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.
Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearingsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearings (May 17, 2017)
Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.
Alex Jacobs: Donald Trump is starting to act like he's guilty of somethingFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Alex Jacobs: Donald Trump is starting to act like he's guilty of something (May 17, 2017)
Has President Trump stepped in it yet, and if not, what happens next?
Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL Pipeline (May 16, 2017)
The ceremony takes place in the city where TransCanada, the Canadian firm behind the controversial project, is based.
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership teamFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership team (May 15, 2017)
More than 100 days into the Trump administration, Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for their interests in the nation's capital.
Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monumentsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (May 15, 2017)
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy ruleFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.
Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression'Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression' (May 12, 2017)
The nation's oldest Indian legal advocacy group is speaking out President Trump's new voter fraud initiative.
Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department officialFiled Under: Abramoff Scandal | National | Politics
Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department official (May 12, 2017)
A lawyer and lobbyist who weathered a series of storms during the Bush administration has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
Liz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Liz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump era (May 12, 2017)
The Trump era will, one day, be used as a case study for how it catapulted the environmental industry forward and brought greater attention to climate change.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far rightFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right (May 12, 2017)
This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian AffairsFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.
President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of InvestigationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (May 10, 2017)
James Comey visited several reservations during his tenure and linked high rates of violent crime to complex jurisdictional issues in Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)
The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.
Bryan Newland: Trump team quickly brings back fears of terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Bryan Newland: Trump team quickly brings back fears of termination (May 9, 2017)
The Trump Administration could earn a lot of trust by issuing a clear, unequivocal, and unqualified statement that it will oppose any legislation or lawsuit that would diminish the legal status of Indian tribes or remove legal protections for existing Indian lands.
Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocideFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocide (May 9, 2017)
Andrew Jackson was the architect of a Native America genocide.
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian fundingFiled Under: National | Politics
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)
President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.
President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdrawsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws (May 8, 2017)
A position with authority over the Dakota Access Pipeline remains in 'acting' hands as tribes try to stop oil from flowing.
Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock?Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock? (May 8, 2017)
If President Trump is successful in rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, it will be a breach of faith with our future and our past.
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care billFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill (May 8, 2017)
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.
Steve Russell: Talk to a Cherokee citizen about Andrew Jackson's 'big heart'Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Talk to a Cherokee citizen about Andrew Jackson's 'big heart' (May 8, 2017)
Trump’s odds of resolving the Middle East conflict are about as good as Andrew Jackson’s were in preventing the Civil War.
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care ActFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (May 5, 2017)
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health careFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care (May 4, 2017)
How much does it cost to buy the vote of a ‘moderate’ Republican? Today the going rate is $8 billion.
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drillingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (May 4, 2017)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate marchFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march (May 4, 2017)
For Native participants, it was just another day in a continuing saga of fighting for Mother Earth.
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National MonumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.
President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun groupFiled Under: National | Politics
President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group (May 3, 2017)
The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.
Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cutsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cuts (May 2, 2017)
The 2017 omnibus appropriations package includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $5 billion for the Indian Health Service.
Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 daysFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 days (May 2, 2017)
I encourage President Trump to follow his longing and return to his previous life as a businessman.
Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for nowFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now (May 1, 2017)
Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trump’s priorities.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples (May 1, 2017)
These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald TrumpFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.
Steven Newcomb: 'Picking Fights with the Gods' is a must-read for Native peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: 'Picking Fights with the Gods' is a must-read for Native people (April 28, 2017)
Paul Gilk’s book is a must-read for any Native person looking to understand the origin of ‘civilization’ and its relentless assault on Native cultures.
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (April 28, 2017)
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.
Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending billFiled Under: National | Politics
Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending bill (April 27, 2017)
The federal government might not shut down after all if Congress takes action before the end of the week.
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.
Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into jobFiled Under: National | Politics
Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into job (April 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump has yet to announce his picks for Deputy Secretary, the Solicitor of the Interior or Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's powerFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officersFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers (April 26, 2017)
A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about corruption and misconduct.
Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in officeFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office (April 25, 2017)
Unless Congress acts to replace or extend the budget, nonessential government services would stop at 12:01 a.m. Saturday – Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to governFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (April 24, 2017)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadlineFiled Under: National | Politics
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (April 24, 2017)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in AmericaFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (April 24, 2017)
Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White HouseFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House (April 24, 2017)
Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.

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