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Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana
Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana (April 17, 2019)

Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?


AUDIO: Native leaders testify about voting rights in the Dakotas
AUDIO: Native leaders testify about voting rights in the Dakotas (April 16, 2019)

Barriers to voting in North Dakota and South Dakota were discussed at a Congressional field hearing hosted by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights (April 15, 2019)

'Voter access is a human right,' says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing (March 20, 2019)

Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.


Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations sends out more offers
Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations sends out more offers (March 7, 2019)

More than 3,000 landowners on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation have received more than $35 million in offers for their fractional interests.


Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views
Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views (March 4, 2019)

Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.


Native Sun News Today: Judge deals blow to wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline
Native Sun News Today: Judge deals blow to wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 22, 2019)

'Justice has been served,' an attorney said after a judge dismissed an unusual lawsuit that targeted opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


'These cases should never have been brought': Water Protector Legal Collective wraps up #NoDAPL work
'These cases should never have been brought': Water Protector Legal Collective wraps up #NoDAPL work (February 7, 2019)

The criminal cases connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline have concluded in North Dakota, two years after the Trump administration gave the final approval for the controversial project.


'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters
'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters (January 25, 2019)

Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


'Shameful': Congress fails to take action on missing and murdered Indigenous women
'Shameful': Congress fails to take action on missing and murdered Indigenous women (January 10, 2019)

A candlelight vigil will call attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the failure to address what has been called a national crisis.


'It's open season': Few answers at hearing on missing and murdered
'It's open season': Few answers at hearing on missing and murdered (December 13, 2018)

Federal law enforcement officials have admitted a 'problem' exists in Indian Country -- too many people go missing and are murdered every year.


Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing
Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing (December 13, 2018)

Culturally responsive services are vital to our existence, preservation of our heritage, tribal identity and the strengthening of our families.


YES! Magazine: How Standing Rock changed one doctor's life
YES! Magazine: How Standing Rock changed one doctor's life (December 6, 2018)

Dr. Tara Sood rushed to volunteer with the Indigenous-led protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills (November 26, 2018)

Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.


Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election
Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election (November 20, 2018)

Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.


YES! Magazine: Indian Country fights for the right to vote
YES! Magazine: Indian Country fights for the right to vote (November 19, 2018)

When Native voters show up to the polls, they’ve shown significant political power.


Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (November 13, 2018)

Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing (November 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.


Bill to address missing and murdered sisters scheduled for action
Bill to address missing and murdered sisters scheduled for action (November 12, 2018)

Savanna's Act represents a first step to address what Native women are calling an epidemic.


Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation returns Mark Fox to chairman's post
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation returns Mark Fox to chairman's post (November 8, 2018)

Mark Fox has won re-election as the leader of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.


Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election
Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election (November 7, 2018)

Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year
Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year (November 5, 2018)

There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.


Native women thank Heidi Heitkamp on eve of critical election
Native women thank Heidi Heitkamp on eve of critical election (November 5, 2018)

Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, stands up for Native American women.


Tristan Ahtone: Democrats can't take Native voters for granted
Tristan Ahtone: Democrats can't take Native voters for granted (October 30, 2018)

Democrats have had many opportunities to be true allies to indigenous people. Instead, they have saved their anger for when it suited their needs.


High Country News: Tribes unite to protect their voting rights
High Country News: Tribes unite to protect their voting rights (October 30, 2018)

After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.


Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote
Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote (October 29, 2018)

Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.


Standing Rock citizens sue county over #NoDAPL road blockade
Standing Rock citizens sue county over #NoDAPL road blockade (October 29, 2018)

Two Standing Rock citizens and a member of the clergy are suing authorities who shut down a key highway during the height of the #NoDAPL movement.


5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms (October 22, 2018)

Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.


'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race
'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race (October 17, 2018)

A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.


Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters
Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters (October 16, 2018)

Some states are seeing how far they can go in disenfranchising certain voters, including Native American ones.


Tribes finally given access to Dakota Access Pipeline decision
Tribes finally given access to Dakota Access Pipeline decision (October 4, 2018)

Tribes have finally been given access to the Trump administration's Dakota Access Pipeline decision but Indian Country is still being kept in the dark.


Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election
Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election (October 3, 2018)

Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.


Tribal citizens protest Trump's environmental rollbacks
Tribal citizens protest Trump's environmental rollbacks (September 27, 2018)

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation residents, who live at the center of oil fracking fields, were among the first critics of the Trump administration's environmental proposals.


Native voters dealt setback ahead of key Senate election
Native voters dealt setback ahead of key Senate election (September 25, 2018)

A divided federal appeals court has dealt a setback to Native voters who say North Dakota laws discriminate against them.


Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action
Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action (September 24, 2018)

It's been almost a month since the Trump administration reaffirmed its approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline but no one's seen the decision yet.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe still waiting on Dakota Access decision
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe still waiting on Dakota Access decision (September 18, 2018)

The Trump administration has yet to release its Dakota Access Pipeline decision, more than two weeks after it was supposedly finished.


Second defendant goes on trial for murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Second defendant goes on trial for murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (September 17, 2018)

Savanna Marie Greywind has been symbolic of the epidemic of missing and murdered Native women and girls.


Another Indian bill makes its way to President Trump's desk
Another Indian bill makes its way to President Trump's desk (September 11, 2018)

President Donald Trump's reputation in Indian Country is often in the dumps even as Congress keeps giving him pro-tribal bills to sign.


Spirit Lake Nation opposes hog farm development near Devils Lake
Spirit Lake Nation opposes hog farm development near Devils Lake (September 10, 2018)

Citing a need to protect water, the Spirit Lake Nation is opposing plans to house up to 2,400 hogs near the reservation.


Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action a week later
Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action a week later (September 7, 2018)

It's been a week since the Trump administration approved the Dakota Access Pipeline again. Where's the actual decision?


Hard work 'in the trash': Standing Rock Sioux Tribe slams Trump on Dakota Access
Hard work 'in the trash': Standing Rock Sioux Tribe slams Trump on Dakota Access (September 4, 2018)

To the surprise of almost no one, the Trump administration has affirmed its hasty approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline with a decision few have actually seen.


The missing and murdered: 'We as Native women are hunted'
The missing and murdered: 'We as Native women are hunted' (August 27, 2018)

Native women are being murdered and sexually assaulted at far higher rates than other American women.


School on Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with gun threat
School on Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with gun threat (August 23, 2018)

A public school on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota was temporarily closed due to a gun threat.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes brother and sister back home
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes brother and sister back home (August 23, 2018)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe held a welcoming and naming ceremony for two descendants whose mother was adopted at a young age.


NBA star Kyrie Irving returns to Standing Rock homeland
NBA star Kyrie Irving returns to Standing Rock homeland (August 21, 2018)

Boston Celtics player and five-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is being honored by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.


A return to frontier justice? Red Fawn Fallis locked up for #NoDAPL incident
A return to frontier justice? Red Fawn Fallis locked up for #NoDAPL incident (August 20, 2018)

The prosecution of Red Fawn Fallis for her role in #NoDAPL movement marks a return to frontier justice, according to her defense team.


Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again
Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again (August 8, 2018)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs until the end of the month to complete its work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Tribes await updated decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
Tribes await updated decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (August 6, 2018)

The Trump administration is supposed to release a revised decision on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline on August 10.


'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation
'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation (August 6, 2018)

After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.


A 'political prisoner': Red Fawn Fallis takes the fall for #NoDAPL incident
A 'political prisoner': Red Fawn Fallis takes the fall for #NoDAPL incident (July 31, 2018)

An FBI informant infiltrated the #NoDAPL encampment and supplied the gun that led to a Native woman's downfall.


Red Fawn Fallis won't appeal sentence for #NoDAPL incident
Red Fawn Fallis won't appeal sentence for #NoDAPL incident (July 24, 2018)

Water protector Red Fawn Fallis is due to spend another three years behind bars for a non-fatal gun incident in North Dakota.


'I knew I wasn't guilty': #NoDAPL activist acquitted in North Dakota
'I knew I wasn't guilty': #NoDAPL activist acquitted in North Dakota (July 16, 2018)

Micah Lott was accused of trespass and rioting at Standing Rock but the case was so weak that the judge cleared him.


Red Fawn Fallis sentenced to nearly five years for #NoDAPL incident
Red Fawn Fallis sentenced to nearly five years for #NoDAPL incident (July 13, 2018)

A non-fatal gun incident will keep Dakota Access Pipeline opponent Red Fawn Fallis in federal prison.


Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock
Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock (July 11, 2018)

Corporations aren't supposed to own ranches in North Dakota but Dakota Access got away with it in the name of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.


Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year
Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year (June 12, 2018)

Tribal opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are still waiting on the Trump administration to complete a study on the controversial project.


Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law
Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law (May 31, 2018)

Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.


'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.


Oops. An Air Force Base lost a container of grenade launcher ammunition on a reservation
Oops. An Air Force Base lost a container of grenade launcher ammunition on a reservation (May 24, 2018)

A rough reservation road led to the loss of grenade launcher ammunition. The Air Force is offering a $5,000 reward for it.


Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana
Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana (May 23, 2018)

The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.