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'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics

'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline (July 17, 2018)

Construction-related activities show the Keystone XL Pipeline is closer to becoming a reality despite opposition in Indian Country.

Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.

Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics

Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (July 11, 2018)

When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill (July 9, 2018)

A bill to recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is taking an important step forward on Capitol Hill.

Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case
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Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case (June 28, 2018)

Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.

Blackfeet Nation sends warning to drug dealers with banishment decision
Law | National

Blackfeet Nation sends warning to drug dealers with banishment decision (June 27, 2018)

The Blackfeet Nation is accusing federal prosecutors of failing to take action against drug dealers.

Crow Tribe can't account for nearly $14.5 million in federal funds
National | Politics

Crow Tribe can't account for nearly $14.5 million in federal funds (June 26, 2018)

The Crow Tribe has been designated as 'high risk' by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for failing to account for federal funds.

Prosecutors drop charges in fatal stabbing on Northern Cheyenne Reservation
Law

Prosecutors drop charges in fatal stabbing on Northern Cheyenne Reservation (June 26, 2018)

Federal prosecutors have dropped charges in connection with a fatal stabbing on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.

Supreme Court delays action for ninth time in Indian Country violence case
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Supreme Court delays action for ninth time in Indian Country violence case (June 5, 2018)

The Supreme Court has once again delayed action in an Indian Country violence case that few believe has a chance at being heard.

Western Native Voice: Restoring hope one Native voter at a time
Opinion

Western Native Voice: Restoring hope one Native voter at a time (June 5, 2018)

Please help us make voting our new tradition in Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke suggests sending children from troubled homes to boarding school
Education | National

Secretary Zinke suggests sending children from troubled homes to boarding school (May 30, 2018)

The leader of the Department of the Interior has an interesting response to the substance abuse crisis: send kids from troubled homes to an Indian boarding school far away.

Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation
Law

Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation (May 30, 2018)

A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.

Supreme Court delays action yet again on Indian Country violence case
Law | National

Supreme Court delays action yet again on Indian Country violence case (May 29, 2018)

The Supreme Court has had a busy few months dealing with Indian law cases but one petition seems to be troubling the justices a bit.

Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support
Environment | Law | Opinion | Politics

Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support (May 25, 2018)

Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.

Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case
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Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case (May 24, 2018)

The Trump administration has come through for a Crow citizen in a treaty rights dispute. Will it sway the nation's highest court?

'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA
Health | National | Politics

'Who do you think you are?': Lakota veteran encounters resistance at the VA (May 14, 2018)

With the Department of Veterans Affairs still lacking leadership, one Native veteran is glad Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) helped derail the man who was supposed to lead the agency.

Salish and Kootenai citizen wins award at international wine competition
Business | National

Salish and Kootenai citizen wins award at international wine competition (May 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes who is one of the few Native winemakers in the country is basking in praise for his work.

Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation
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Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.

MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
Education | National

MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship (April 24, 2018)

A Montana State University student is one step closer to his goal of developing renewable energy projects for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
National | Sports

Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation (April 23, 2018)

A skate park is coming to the Rocky Boy's Reservation thanks to action from Chippewa Cree youth and some high-profile support.

MSU News: Chippewa Cree student bridges worlds with hand drum
Education | National

MSU News: Chippewa Cree student bridges worlds with hand drum (March 30, 2018)

One Montana State University student has bridged the distance between two different worlds with his voice.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote (February 22, 2018)

L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.

Most 'isolated' towns are near reservations in Montana and Nevada
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Most 'isolated' towns are near reservations in Montana and Nevada (February 21, 2018)

Four of the 10 most 'isolated' towns in the United States are on or near reservations in Montana and Nevada, according to The Washington Post's Wonkblog.

Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months
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Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months (February 6, 2018)

A $10,000 reward is being offered in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old Ashley Loring.

Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone
Environment

Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone (February 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.

Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations
Opinion | Technology

Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations (January 23, 2018)

Closing the digital divide is one of the most important challenges facing Indian Country today.

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket
Environment | Law | National

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket (January 16, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.

Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation
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Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation (December 8, 2017)

A federal jury returned a guilty verdict for the brutal murder of RoyLynn Rides Horse on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument
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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.

FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago
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FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago (November 20, 2017)

Robert Garrett Stewart, Jr., a citizen of the Crow Tribe, went missing in October 2013. His family thinks about him every day.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge
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Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge (November 9, 2017)

In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president
Politics

Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president (November 1, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans to elect a new president after the council ousted Jace Killsback from his post.

President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe remains in office after disputed removal
Politics

President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe remains in office after disputed removal (October 13, 2017)

The relatively new leader of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has been ousted by the council but he is refusing to leave office.

Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility
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Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility (October 6, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is dealing with another crisis after vandals caused significant damage to a key water system on the reservation in Montana.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team (October 4, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is facing a second investigation connected to his trip on a private plane that cost taxpayers more than $12,000.

Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts
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Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts (October 3, 2017)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars in federal spending and the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't appear to be helping matters.

Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up
National | Politics

Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up (October 3, 2017)

The Crow Tribe appears to be headed toward a major crisis as it slowly runs out of funding.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting (October 3, 2017)

Two citizens of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are being hailed as warriors for helping the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K
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Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K (September 29, 2017)

Controversy over the Trump administration's travel practices is growing, with Secretary Ryan Zinke's unusual trip from Nevada to his home in Montana coming under scrutiny.

President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument
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President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument (September 27, 2017)

Even as he suggests reducing the boundaries of one national monument held sacred by tribes, Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging stronger protections for lands in his home state of Montana.

Fort Belknap Tribes return control of detention center to Bureau of Indian Affairs
Law

Fort Belknap Tribes return control of detention center to Bureau of Indian Affairs (September 26, 2017)

The Fort Belknap Indian Community can't afford to keep its detention center up and running so the Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken over.

Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation
Law

Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation (September 20, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation has settled a long-running dispute with a troubled community on the reservation in Montana.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
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Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)

Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.

Piikani Money Campaign educates Blackfeet Nation citizens about Cobell payouts
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Piikani Money Campaign educates Blackfeet Nation citizens about Cobell payouts (September 12, 2017)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations brought more than $156 million to the Blackfeet Nation, with additional offers anticipated as the initiative winds down.

Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
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Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development (August 29, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is sounding like his Obama administration predecessor when it comes to development on certain federal lands.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range
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Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range (August 28, 2017)

Thanks to Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are back to square one when it comes to the National Bison Range in Montana.

Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job
Politics

Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job (August 28, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior sold his motor home to a fellow Montana Republican who is seeking a job with the Trump administration.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
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Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case
Law

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project
Environment | National | Politics

Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project (August 21, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is hoping the Trump administration lives up to promises to revive the slumping coal industry.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)

A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision
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Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision (August 16, 2017)

A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.

Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation (August 14, 2017)

The late Elouise Cobell was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor for efforts to hold the federal government accountable to hundreds of thousands of tribal citizens.

Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison  for murder and assault on Crow Reservation
Law

Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault on Crow Reservation (August 10, 2017)

A non-Indian man was sentenced to life in federal prison for a double homicide and assault on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide
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Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide (August 10, 2017)

Two citizens of the Crow Tribe were laid to rest in Montana as federal authorities continue to investigate a triple homicide.

Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground
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Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground (August 9, 2017)

Leaders of the Crow Tribe continue to look for ways to address violent crime after a shooting left three citizens dead and two others injured.