St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam (December 15, 2016)

The Hogansburg Dam is the first dam to come down in New York state and the first to be decommissioned by a tribe.

Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program (December 15, 2016)

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and the Scyuan Band will help educate landowners about the Cobell buy-back effort.

President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (December 15, 2016)

The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.

Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (December 15, 2016)

This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.

Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system (December 15, 2016)

Chairman Blane Edmo planted tribal ownership signs at the popular City Creek Trailhead in Pocatello, Idaho.

Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona (December 15, 2016)

The defendants include corporations that have engaged in uranium mining and other activities that draw water away from the reservation.

Matt Stannard: Public bank helps silence the #NoDAPL movement (December 15, 2016)

The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force.

Lakota Country Times: Bureau of Indian Affairs seizes Oglala citizen's cattle again (December 15, 2016)

One Oglala Lakota rancher believes that his right to due process has been undermined by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' refusal to adhere to a tribal court ruling.

Delphine Red Shirt: Veterans show solidarity with Standing Rock (December 15, 2016)

Seeing the veterans arrive this cold December, to be a human shield for the water protectors is a true act of courage.

James Giago Davies: Tribal nations must insist on independence (December 15, 2016)

All tribal administrations are creations of the federal government.

Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL movement shifts to new phase (December 15, 2016)

As thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents in resistance camps responded to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s appeal to fold up their tents for the winter, organizers turned attention toward a boycott of investment banks and other campaigns to prevent revival of the project.