Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battle

Written by at April 28, 2017

The stores near the Pine Ridge Reservation are being advised to stop selling liquor when their licenses expire over the weekend.

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Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood

Written by at April 28, 2017

When we lose an elder, we lose a library.

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James Giago Davies: People tell me it’s better to read about pets

Written by at April 28, 2017

People tell me when I write about pets it is better than when I write about politics or religion.

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Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio

Written by at April 28, 2017

Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle Keeper Arvol Looking Horse lent his support to a relay ride and run to Ohio, where the backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline admitted to two drilling-related spills.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit

Written by at April 28, 2017

With oil set to flow in a couple of weeks, the tribe is focusing on reversing the Trump administration’s approval of the pipeline.

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Indigenous activists reclaim nation’s capital in defiance of Donald Trump

Written by at April 28, 2017

Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation’s capital as they push back against the Trump administration’s environmental agenda.

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Steven Newcomb: ‘Picking Fights with the Gods’ is a must-read for Native people

Written by at April 28, 2017

Paul Gilk’s book is a must-read for any Native person looking to understand the origin of ‘civilization’ and its relentless assault on Native cultures.

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Harold Monteau: Supreme Court stirs smelly pot of fish head stew with tribal decision

Written by at April 28, 2017

The SCOTUS decision on Lewis et al. v. Clarke this week could ultimately effect the full ‘vitality’ of tribal sovereign immunity

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Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion

Written by at April 28, 2017

With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

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Ute Tribe demands ‘voice’ as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument

Written by at April 28, 2017

Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.

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Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes

Written by at April 28, 2017

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.

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Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision

Written by at April 27, 2017

The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation’s highest court but it’s already having an impact in Indian Country.

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Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit

Written by at April 27, 2017

The victims of a fatal crash in Texas are trying to connect the Kickapoo Tribe and its casino to the incident.

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Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino

Written by at April 27, 2017

A 73-year-old bathroom attendant at the Foxwoods Resort Casino was punched in the face because the water was too cold for the officer.

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Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grants

Written by at April 27, 2017

Awards range from $27,240 for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to $57,505 for the Navajo Nation.

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Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue

Written by at April 27, 2017

Thousands of dancers and drummers, along with tens of thousands of spectators, are flocking to New Mexico.

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Dakota Access firm faces fines for two spills of drilling fluid in Ohio

Written by at April 27, 2017

The spill occurred in connection with the same type of drilling that took place for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending bill

Written by at April 27, 2017

The federal government might not shut down after all if Congress takes action before the end of the week.

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Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses

Written by at April 27, 2017

A judge in Nebraska gave the owners a big victory, allowing them to continue selling beer near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.

Written by at April 27, 2017

The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.

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Jenn Weddle: ‘Best possible result’ from Supreme Court in sovereignty case

Written by at April 26, 2017

Indian law expert: ‘I don’t see that tribes or tribal employees lose any ground as a result of this opinion.’

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Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city

Written by at April 26, 2017

Three city council members in Homer could be voted out of office for a resolution that opposes the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers

Written by at April 26, 2017

A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about corruption and misconduct.

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Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds

Written by at April 26, 2017

Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.

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Indigenous Lawyers Can Learn from an Indigenous Architect

Written by at April 26, 2017

An indigenous approach to law can borrow from an indigenous approach to architecture: A commitment to discard imposed ways of solving problems.

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