Tribes Petition to Shut Down DAPL

Written by at August 12, 2017

Standing Rock Sioux and Native groups demand shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) pending further environmental review.

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Native Voices Ignored as House Committee Ponders Changes to Indian Trust Land Policy

Written by at July 26, 2017

The generally nonpartisan Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs took a sharp turn to the right at its July 13 oversight hearing on trust land.

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As Summer Recess Approaches, Budget Blues for Federal Indian Funding

Written by at July 25, 2017

U.S. House appropriators are temporarily finding their efforts stymied to curb dramatic cuts to American Indian programs proposed by the Trump budget.

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Standing Rock, Energy Transfer Partners Square Off

Written by at June 26, 2017

Contrary to popular opinion, the fight over the fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is not over. In reality, it is just beginning. Oil will continue to flow while environmental justice issues are resolved.

On June 14 Judge James Boasberg of U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. had directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider sections of its environmental analysis on the 1,172-mile-long pipeline, in particular the easements it granted for drilling under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe.

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Protecting Indian Country’s Greatest Asset: the Children

Written by at June 14, 2017

Protecting Indian Country’s Greatest Asset: the Children

Why haven’t tribes that tout their mission as sustaining seven future generations set the standard for foster care in the United States?

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Senators Demand Fixes on Failing BIA, BIE, IHS

Written by at June 13, 2017

Senators Demand Fixes on Failing BIA, BIE, IHS

SCIA Chairman John Hoeven was not happy with the GAO’s progress of BIA, BIE and IHS management issues, as well as energy development in Indian country.

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Will President Trump Eliminate the BIA?

Written by at June 9, 2017

The federal government wants to reform the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to better serve both American Indians and taxpayers alike.

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After James Comey’s Firing, Indian Affairs Hearings on Hold

Written by at May 12, 2017

The fallout from the firing of FBI Director James Comey rippled throughout the Senate at Committee hearings were put on hold.

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Tribes Seek Meetings With Interior Over Bears Ears

Written by at May 5, 2017

Tribal leaders allege they’ve been ignored in their attempts to discuss Bears Ears National Monument with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

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NAFSA: Investing in Tribal Economic Growth

Written by at May 5, 2017

Often conflated with payday lending the NAFSA model is designed to promote tribe lending to highly qualified individuals, as determined by NAFSA’s algorithm

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Climate March to Raise Awareness and Alarms on Trump Policies

Written by at April 27, 2017

The Climate March on April 29 in D.C. is one of 250 marches worldwide to address the concerns presented by the Trump administration’s recent policies.

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‘Destroy the Ice Cream Man’: Native Youth Testifies on Diabetes Crisis

Written by at April 25, 2017

While levels of obesity and Type II diabetes are generally leveling off in the adult American Indian population, the numbers continue to be staggering.

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Can Cowboy Ryan Zinke Do Right by American Indians?

Written by at April 24, 2017

New Department of the Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, first appearance in front of Congress recently showed promise, but was it enough?

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Remembering Charlie Hobbs and Bobo Dean, Giants of Indian Law

Written by at April 21, 2017

Two of Indian country’s legal giants, Charles Hobbs and S. Bobo Dean, walked on in February, leaving behind a legacy of achievements in Indian law.

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Oil Placed Under Lake Oahe After Tribe’s Religious Appeal Denied

Written by at March 28, 2017

Energy Transfer Partners is about to send oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) under Lake Oahe as court rejects Cheyenne River Sioux appeal.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Stay on Court’s DAPL Religious Freedom Decision

Written by at March 14, 2017

The Cheyenne River Sioux files more motions to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on religious-freedom grounds and will appeal the most recent decision. The post Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Stay on Court’s DAPL Religious Freedom Decision appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Native Nations Rise March: A Powerful, Emotional Uprising for Indigenous Rights

Written by at March 11, 2017

Thousands of indigenous people from tribal nations as far away as Bolivia and Tibet gathered for the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C. The post Native Nations Rise March: A Powerful, Emotional Uprising for Indigenous Rights appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Thousands March for Indigenous Rights in Nation’s Capital

Written by at March 10, 2017

Native nations march on Washington D.C. along with allies to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and support indigenous rights.

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Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Official: Trump Administration Retreating on Indigenous Rights

Written by at March 9, 2017

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz evaluated the United States’ progress in acting on Indigenous Peoples’ human rights and progress since her predecessor. The post Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Official: Trump Administration Retreating on Indigenous Rights appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Judge Denies Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Anti-DAPL Religious Freedom Argument

Written by at March 7, 2017

Judge James Boasberg ruled against the The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The post Judge Denies Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Anti-DAPL Religious Freedom Argument appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Sen. John Hoeven Oversees Ambitious Agenda at First SCIA Hearing

Written by at March 3, 2017

Sen. John Hoeven oversaw the first Senate Committee on Indian Affairs as chair on February 8 with nine bills passing out of committee.

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Latest DAPL Hearing: Cheyenne River Sioux Religious Beliefs on Trial

Written by at March 1, 2017

The latest D.C. District Court DAPL hearing hinged on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s rights in regards to its religious practices.

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Cladoosby Clear in Message at State of Indian Nations Address

Written by at February 24, 2017

NCAI president Brain Cladoosby was vocal about the need for a trust relationship with the Trump administration in his State of Indian Nations address.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Files Motion to Overturn Lake Oahe Easement

Written by at February 15, 2017

A motion to overturn the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of the permit for the Lake Oahe easement was filed February 14.

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Temporary Restraining Order of Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Denied

Written by at February 14, 2017

Temporary Restraining Order of Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Denied

A motion for a temporary restraining order to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was denied while more lawsuits are soon to be filed.

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