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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Tribes must unite for Black Hills
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Tribes must unite for Black Hills (July 15, 2019)

Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline (July 11, 2019)

The backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are seeking to double operations in North Dakota.


Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case
Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case (July 10, 2019)

It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.


House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda
House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda (July 9, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is gearing up for more activity following the recent holiday recess.


Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill
Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill (July 8, 2019)

Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.


'A proud day': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe moves closer to federal recognition
'A proud day': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe moves closer to federal recognition (June 27, 2019)

Legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has cleared both chambers of Congress but there's still more work to be done.


Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case
Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case (June 27, 2019)

The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.


Native Sun News Today: Activists hold out hope for troubled Indian hospital
Native Sun News Today: Activists hold out hope for troubled Indian hospital (June 27, 2019)

Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.


Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case
Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case (June 26, 2019)

The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.


UW News: Heritage marker recognizes Ho-Chunk Nation history and sovereignty
UW News: Heritage marker recognizes Ho-Chunk Nation history and sovereignty (June 24, 2019)

A new marker recognizes the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the tribe's history of resistance and resilience.


Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case
Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case (June 24, 2019)

Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.


The Conversation: MMIWG report confirms genocide is foundational to Canada
The Conversation: MMIWG report confirms genocide is foundational to Canada (June 20, 2019)

For too long we political scientists in Canada have been bystanders to discussions about cultural genocide and genocide.


Native Sun News Today: Did Keystone XL company write controversial law?
Native Sun News Today: Did Keystone XL company write controversial law? (June 20, 2019)

A new law opposed by Native activists and water protectors is being contested in federal court.


California governor apologizes for 'genocide' of Native peoples
California governor apologizes for 'genocide' of Native peoples (June 19, 2019)

A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.


Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species
Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species (June 18, 2019)

The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?


Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover
Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover (June 13, 2019)

Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.


Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: Trump administration seeks to redefine nuclear waste
Mark Trahant: Trump administration seeks to redefine nuclear waste (June 10, 2019)

The Department of Energy says changing the definition of nuclear waste will lead to $40 billion in savings.


Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory (June 7, 2019)

This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps
Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps (June 7, 2019)

Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Montana Free Press: Crow Tribe seeks protections for ancestral and sacred lands
Montana Free Press: Crow Tribe seeks protections for ancestral and sacred lands (June 5, 2019)

The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.


Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country (June 5, 2019)

The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty
Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty (June 3, 2019)

Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains (May 31, 2019)

Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.


Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case
Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case (May 30, 2019)

American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.


Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket (May 28, 2019)

It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.


The Conversation: Rethinking Canada through Indigenous hockey
The Conversation: Rethinking Canada through Indigenous hockey (May 28, 2019)

If hockey is to bring people together and foster what’s best about Canada, it needs to reckon with a history of racism and settler colonialism.


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.


Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again
Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again (May 23, 2019)

It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.


Harold Frazier: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land
Harold Frazier: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land (May 22, 2019)

The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.


SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case
SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case (May 21, 2019)

For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.


Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country
Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country (May 20, 2019)

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL Pipeline wants water from Lakota territory
Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL Pipeline wants water from Lakota territory (May 17, 2019)

The backer of the Keystone XL Pipeline is seeking permits to draw nearly 167 million gallons of water from rivers in South Dakota.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting (May 13, 2019)

Bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and water rights are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country remains underrepresented in every government office
Mark Trahant: Indian Country remains underrepresented in every government office (May 13, 2019)

A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.


Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin
Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin (May 9, 2019)

Indigenous leaders call climate change an urgent threat that requires a global response. But that idea was trashed by the Trump administration.


Not 'extinct': Colville Tribes win appeal in hunting rights case in Canada
Not 'extinct': Colville Tribes win appeal in hunting rights case in Canada (May 2, 2019)

Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies
Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies (April 29, 2019)

NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing (April 29, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.


Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress
Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (April 29, 2019)

Lawmakers are getting back to work after an extended recess and their schedule is jam-packed with Indian Country happenings.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency (April 11, 2019)

With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.


The Conversation: First Nations slowly reclaim their ancestral territories
The Conversation: First Nations slowly reclaim their ancestral territories (April 8, 2019)

Over the past 20 years, the courts have validated long-standing claims by First Nations that Canadian governments have systematically ignored and violated the terms of treaties negotiated between 1871 and 1921.


YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book
YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book (April 8, 2019)

'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.


Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land
Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land (April 8, 2019)

'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.


Makah Nation once again asks for approval to exercise treaty whale hunting rights
Makah Nation once again asks for approval to exercise treaty whale hunting rights (April 4, 2019)

The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years.


Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country (April 4, 2019)

As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.


Ivan Star Comes Out: So-called 'tribal' constitution keeps our people down
Ivan Star Comes Out: So-called 'tribal' constitution keeps our people down (April 4, 2019)

The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.


Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation (April 3, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.


The Revelator: Te-Moak Tribe decries lack of consultation on drilling plans
The Revelator: Te-Moak Tribe decries lack of consultation on drilling plans (April 3, 2019)

A plan to lease oil and gas drilling rights on nearly a million acres of land near the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone illustrates the consistent lack of government consultation with tribes.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands
Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands (April 1, 2019)

A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male (March 29, 2019)

As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.


Sylvia McAdam: I was put on trial for 'trespassing' on my own lands
Sylvia McAdam: I was put on trial for 'trespassing' on my own lands (March 28, 2019)

The Doctrine of Discovery is a legal fiction. It justifies Indigenous dispossession by discounting Indigenous history, legal orders, sovereignty and existence.