Native leaders hope to steer federal dollars to Indian Country infrastructure projects
Navajo lawmakers urge Congress to protect Indian Health Care Improvement Act
Group of Senators say Indian Health Service clinical staff exempt from hiring freeze
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for peace and safety as eviction nears for campers
South Dakota’s governor seeks to control pipeline protests
Native leaders express concerns over Trump’s cabinet
North Dakota issues an evacuation order for people camped in a flood zone opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline
U.S. South Dakota Senator reintroduces bill to eliminate outdated laws related to federal government’s relationship with tribes
Tribal leaders and U.S. lawmakers discuss protecting Indian health care from threats of Affordable Care Act repeal
Some Native leaders are voicing concerns over the potential direction of federal education policy and other implications of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. “I’m just concerned with some of her past positions on privatization,” said Patricia Whitefoot, the former president of the National Indian Education Association, speaking of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Just a month after losing her hard-fought congressional bid, Montana’s Denise Juneau is looking to turn defeat into a new opportunity. She’d hoped to be the first Native American in Congress. Juneau confirms she’s interested in the top post at the University of Montana.
The Oceti Sakowin Camp is in transition as extreme winter weather and requests by the Standing Rock Sioux chairman and others are prompting people to leave. Camp organizers closed the camp to new arrivals as another major blizzard approaches.