Dakota Access pushes for dismissal of appeal in #NoDAPL case (December 13, 2016)

The costly pipeline remains in limbo as tribes turn their attention to a new environmental review of the controversial project.

Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (December 13, 2016)

In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.

National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.

Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (December 13, 2016)

Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.

Mike Lee: Don't declare monument at sacred Bears Ears in Utah (December 13, 2016)

The administration recently blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline due to strong opposition from local residents. I urge it to give the same respect to the residents of San Juan County, Utah.

Pipeline in North Dakota spills more than 176K gallons of crude oil (December 13, 2016)

Some 3,100 barrels spilled into a nearby creek, contaminating more than 5 miles of the waterway.

Cherokee Nation legal opinion recognizes same-sex marriages (December 13, 2016)

Portions of the Cherokee Nation Marriage and Family Act that restricted who can marry have been declared null and void.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth compete in arts festival (December 13, 2016)

Little Wound School on the Pine Ridge Reservation qualified students in five categories for the 2016 South Dakota Oral Interpretation Festival.

Ruth Hopkins: Donald Trump ushers in a new era of termination (December 13, 2016)

Donald Trump has a long history of animosity towards us.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital (December 13, 2016)

The Indian Health Service has plans to tear down 16 historic buildings to make room for a large, two story hospital at the Sioux San site in Rapid City, South Dakota.