A Nebraska commission revokes the liquor licenses for controversial stores near the Pine Ridge Reservation
Student leaders at a California university vote to keep their Aztec mascot
A rock band is changing its name after complaints it’s offensive to Inuit people
The Kalispel Tribe takes a rival casino plan to federal court
An oil developer is suing the federal government over a land lease cancellation in the Badger Two Medicine area
The U.S. Attorney General announces measures to boost tribal law enforcement efforts
Coeur d’Alene Tribe working to revive number of cutthroat trout
Health groups create American Indian Health Fund to aid tribes
South Dakota archaeology museum up for Smithsonian affiliation
The families of 17 Standing Rock Sioux veterans are receiving Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men’s service as code talkers during World War I. The men were among those fighting in the trenches along the Western Front in France seven years before Native Americans were granted citizenship by the United States government.
Following the massive, months-long protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, lawmakers in South Dakota enacted laws curtailing protests in that state. The legislation is in anticipation of demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. Now that it’s in effect, the bill stiffens penalties for protesters, expressly restricts blocking highways, and allows the governor to establish temporary ‘safe zones’ where access is limited.
The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could eliminate jobs and environmental services at 18 Southeast Alaska tribes. Those tribes use the EPA’s Indian General Assistance Program. President Donald Trump’s proposal, intended to boost the defense budget, would slash the program’s $65-million funding by 29 percent.