2016 Intergovernmental News Stories

Tribes get say in land management but worry about Donald Trump (Tulsa World) 12/30/16

Obama names Utah, Nevada monuments despite opposition (Boston Globe) 12/28/16

How Obama began to mend broken tribal relations (High Country News) 12/26/16

Government appeals ruling against Bureau of Indian Affairs (AP) 12/26/16

Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower (Durango Herald) 12/22/16

Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state (Indianz) 12/20/16

Member States, Indigenous Peoples discuss participation at UN (SDG Knowledge Hub) 12/19/16

State wants Judge to reconsider gambling ruling (Naples Herald) 12/17/16

What Trump's Interior Secretary pick could mean for tribes (High Country News) 12/16/16

Trump team reaches out to Native Americans (Politico) 12/16/16

US District Judge willing to hear arguments from Tohono O'odham Nation over Glendale casino compact (World Casino News) 12/16/16

Oil, conservation, and tribal groups sound-off on Zinke's nomination to Interior (Montana Public Radio) 12/15/16

U.S. seeks tribal guidance on proposal to update 'Indian Trader Regulations' (The Columbian) 12/15/16

Appeals court rules Yakama Nation can't sue over tobacco tax (610 KONA) 12/13/16

Seminoles still paying state blackjack money—for now (FloridaPolitics) 12/8/16

EPA, tribe: State commission not venue for complaint (Washington Times) 12/7/16

Trump transition team adds Alaskan as tribal liaison (KTOO) 12/7/16

U.S. Mint releases 2017 Native American $1 coin reverse design (Coin Week) 12/7/16

Baker, other tribal leaders endorse Fallin for interior secretary post (Muskogee Phoenix) 12/5/16

EPA and tribe: State should stay out of What's Upstream (Capital Press) 12/5/16

Tribes and Dakota Access headed back to court for #NoDAPL hearing in D.C. (Indianz) 12/5/16

Trump breaks with Obama on controversial pipeline (New York Post) 12/5/16

Attorney General Lynch sends federal mediators to defuse standoff over Dakota Access Pipeline (Washington Post) 12/3/16

Tribal chairman, governor agree to DAPL meeting (Bismarck Tribune) 12/3/16

National Indian Cannabis Coalition announces concerns with Jeff Sessions' nomination as Attorney General (Review Seeker) 12/2/16

Town and Pueblo courts begin historic pact (The Taos News) 12/2/16

Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Interagency Coordination and Collaboration for the Protection of Tribal Treaty Rights (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) 12/1/16 (PDF)

DOI, Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission sign historic agreement (Alaska Native News) 11/30/16

North Dakota Governor issues evacuation order for pipeline protest area (Junior College) 11/30/16

Seminole gambling agreement likely on the table this session (WUSF News) 11/29/16

DAPL: evacuation orders and snowflakes fly as injured Water Protectors sue Morton County (Indian Country Today) 11/29/16

Army to evict Dakota Access Pipeline protesters (Environment News Service) 11/28/16

[OPINION] Rethinking tribal policy at the state level (Indian Country Today) 11/24/16

Fallin: Trump visit centered on tribes, energy industry (The Norman Transcript) 11/23/16

Broken promises: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe cites history of government betrayal in pipeline fight (ABC News) 11/22/16

Sen. Udall to be lead Democrat on Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Daily Post) 11/17/16

What will federal policies affecting Alaska Natives look like under the Trump administration? (Alaska Dispacth News) 11/13/16

Montana to talk to tribes before sending police to protests (Bozeman Daily) 11/10/16

Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (Indianz) 11/9/16

Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (Indianz) 11/9/16

Crow Creek Tribe cuts off cooperation with SD Highway Patrol (WNAX) 11/3/16

Interior picks two for key BIA, BIE leadership jobs (Indian Country Today) 11/2/16

UN investigating human rights abuses at Dakota oil pipeline protest (MintPress News) 11/1/16

Northwest tribes demand overhaul in federal consultation with tribes (Last Real Indians) 10/31/16

Donald J. Trump announces Native American Coalition (Trump Campaign Press Release) 10/30/16

Reckoning at Standing Rock (High Country News) 10/28/16

Tensions escalate as police clear protesters near Dakota Access Pipeline (NPR) 10/28/16

Feds refusing to recognize tribal court, Arapaho claim (Casper Star Tribune) 10/26/16

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (Indianz) 10/26/16

Joint State-Tribal wellness court officially established (Foreign Affairs NZ) 10/25/16

Tribe asks fed intervention after N.D. pipeline clashes escalate (NWCN) 10/24/16

Interior Secretary bids farewell to Alaska (Courthouse News) 10/24/16

State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests (The Jamestown Sun) 10/24/16

Tribe asks DOJ to intervene in escalating Dakota Access Pipeline protests (NBC News) 10/24/16

Glacier already in line with Jewell's order concerning tribes, Mow believes (Independent Record) 10/23/16

Crow, Montana settle dispute over taxing coal owned by tribe (Flathead Beacon) 10/21/16

Alaska tribes to seek land, new powers as relations with state and feds improve (Alaska Dispatch) 10/19/16

Stockbridge-Munsee urgently calls upon Governor Walker to fairly enforce State gaming compacts (Urban Milwaukee) 10/19/16

The state, Native corporations stake their positions as the push for Indian Country begins (KTVA) 10/18/16

Tribes want more say on road, pipeline projects near land [Consulatation] (TriValley Central) 10/18/16

Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's government (Indianz) 10/18/16

Court upholds governor's power to allow Indian casinos (KPCC) 10/14/15

Tribes air concerns about federal infrastructure decisions (KJZZ) 10/14/16

Jury rejects claim of excessive force by cops at '97 protest (WIBX) 10/13/16

The quiet epidemic: Natives are being killed by police at a rate higher than any other group (In These Times) 10/12/16

A call to Obama and feds to halt DAPL at NCAI consultation (Indian Country Today) 10/12/16

D.C. Circuit court dissolves emergency injunction pending appeal on Dakota Access Pipeline [Statement by DOJ, DOI, and Army Corps] (Turtle Talk) 10/10/16

Connecting our native communities in the next administration (The Hill) 10/7/16

Jury's still out on whether troopers violated Native Americans' rights at 1997 protest (Syracuse) 10/7/16

State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case (Indianz) 10/6/16

Federal judge critical of Florida gambling regulators as Seminole Tribe trial ends (Gambling 911) 10/6/16

Feds invite tribes to infrastructure decision-making consultations (Cherokee Phoenix) 10/4/16

Native American activist says indigenous sovereignty should be taken seriously (Red Dirt Report) 10/4/16

Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks (Indianz) 10/3/16

Dakota Access Pipeline protests could change how the US government works with Native Americans (Public Radio International) 10/2/16

Feds say they won't evict sprawling North Dakota pipeline protest camp (Carroll County Times) 10/2/16

Tribes make history with signing of grizzly bear treaty (Counter Punch) 9/30/16

Judge urges tribal coordination on complaint in #NoDAPL case (Indianz) 9/27/16

Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works (Indianz) 9/27/16

Obama says US making progress on Native issues (Tri-Valley Central) 9/27/16

President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference (Indianz) 9/27/16

Path now clear for Native Hawaiians to establish government-to-government relationship with U.S. (Colorlines) 9/26/16

Federal government will host DAPL talks with Native Americans (LidTime) 9/26/16

Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty (Reuters) 9/26/16

Feds finalize pathway for formal relations with Native Hawaiians (Hawaii News Now) 9/23/16 (DOI Final Rule)

With Obama's help, native Hawaiians may establish their first unified government since the 1890s (Washington Post) 9/23/16

White House seeks improved tribal relations as pipeline fight lingers (Reuters) 9/22/16

Standing Rock Sioux testifies about DAPL before United Nations in Geneva (Indian Country Today) 9/21/16

Divided U.S. Supreme Court turns to less sensitive IP cases (KELO) 9/21/16

State, Native Americans at odds over troopers' handling of 1997 I-81 protest (Syracuse) 9/20/16

Native people deserve our full RESPECT [RESPECT Act] (Rapid City Journal) 9/20/16

State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight (Indianz) 9/15/16

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe wins sovereignty case (Indianz) 9/15/16

Columbia River tribes one step closer to federal government fulfilling housing promise (Oregon Live) 9/15/16

Lawmakers urge Yellowstone Park to allow tribal hunting (Bozeman Daily Chronicle) 9/15/16

Tribes ask legislators to give bison more room to roam (Billings Gazette) 9/15/16

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act (Indianz) 9/14/16

Federal intervention in Dakota Access Pipeline project focuses on tribal consultation process (National Law Review) 9/13/16

HUD awards more than $56 million for housing and community development projects in 77 tribal communities (Noodls) 9/12/16

In victory for protesters, Obama Administration halts North Dakota pipeline (NPR) 9/10/16

California pays tribe $36 million to settle years-old fight (The Daily Journal) 9/10/16

Feds deny approval of construction of the DAPL on lands that border Lake Oahe (Turtle Talk) 9/9/16

A pipeline fight and America's dark past (The New Yorker) 9/6/16

EPA to shut down Osage County wells following Pawnee earthquake (News OK) 9/6/16

SB County supervisors ok new Chumash tribal security deal (KEYT) 8/30/16

Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 2285, S. 3234, S. 3261 & H.R. 4685 (U.S. Senate on Indian Affairs) 8/29/16

FOIA case pits Indian tribe against CT Dept of Banking (CT Post) 8/26/16

Long lawsuit ahead regarding tribal reservation (Petoskey News) 8/26/16

State suing Tiguas over illegal bingo operation (CBS 4 Local) 8/25/16

Miccosukee court loss could clear way for IRS to claim $1 billion in back taxes (Miami Herald) 8/24/16

Standing Rock Tribal Chairman responds to North Dakota Governor's declaration of emergency (Democratic Underground) 8/22/16

2,500 Native Americans successfully block oil pipeline construction — state of emergency declared (Before It's News) 8/21/16

Standing Rock Sioux issue urgent appeal to United Nations Human Rights officials (Indian Country Today) 8/20/16

A historic number of Native Americans are running for Congress (Care 2) 8/19/16

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (Indianz) 8/17/16

State sues Alabama-Coushatta tribe again over gambling (San Antonio Express) 8/16/16

Court decision highlights sentencing disparities in Indian Country [US v Lasley] (Indianz) 8/15/16

The World Bank's bizarre retreat on Indigenous Rights (Truthout) 8/14/16

Ramah settlement funds finally released by Obama administration (Indianz) 8/11/16

President Obama announces 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference (White House) 8/9/16

Editorial: Bureau of Indian Affairs enables Cayuga Nation dispute (Indianz) 8/8/16

UNDRIP and plurinationalism can accommodate Indigenous political needs (Indian Country Today) 8/7/16

Native appointed to MN Supreme Court (The Circle) 8/5/16

State signs tribal gaming pact with Yocha DeHe Wintun Nation (Daily Democrat) 8/5/16

California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts (Indianz) 8/5/16

Schaghticoke tribal nation withdraws lawsuit against Connecticut 2015 gaming act (World Casino News) 8/5/16

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director UN Women, for the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (Knoxville Times) 8/4/16

South Dakota hearing to address proposed gaming compact (KDLT) 8/4/16

Interior Department updates information about trust reform talks (Indianz) 8/3/16

Our view: with Taunton casino in limbo, time for Congress to pass 'Carcieri fix' (Taunton Gazette) 8/3/16

Puyallup Tribe pursuing medical marijuana grow after signing deal with state (The News Tribune) 8/3/16

Think a pot prosecution can't happen to you? Think again (Source Weekly) 8/3/16

Donald Trump and federal Indian policy: ‘they don’t look like Indians to me’ (Indian Country Today) 7/28/16

Native Americans at DNC 2016: delegates say Hillary Clinton's substance must match diversity seen in Philadelphia

(International Business) 7/28/16

Tribe reaches partial settlement with state (Grand Rapids Business Journal) 7/26/16

Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country (Indianz) 7/22/16

Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law (Indianz) 7/22/16

The RNC is right next to the Indians' field in Cleveland. But Native American issues aren't getting attention (PRI) 7/19/16

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes oppose Idaho's legal reach (Idaho State Journal) 7/19/16

Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention (Indianz) 7/19/16

Indigenous legal orders as a challenge to the mainstream international environmental law regime (JURIST) 7/19/16

Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years (Indianz) 7/14/16

USDOJ supports BIA; Mashpee Wampanoag qualify land into trust (World Casino News) 7/12/16

Supreme Court 2015 term in review: Indian law cases (Akin Gump) 7/11/16

American Indian farms get help (Arkansas Online) 7/9/16

Rep. Loretta Sanchez statement on Supreme Court affirming 9th Circuit decision ordering California to repay tribe (Native News Online) 7/7/16

Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (Indianz) 7/5/16

HUD finalizes tribal consultation policy (Indian Country Today) 7/5/16

DOI Secretary says tribes must continue progress after Obama leaves (Native Times) 7/4/16

Tigua council pass ordinance requiring state police to gain permission before entering tribal lands (World Casino News) 7/4/16

Mille Lacs tribe, county at odds over law enforcement deal (Dultuh News Tribune) 7/1/16

Tribal sovereignty is hot topic at gathering of Native American leaders in Spokane (NWPR) 6/30/16

California governor boosts tribe's casino aspirations (World Casino News) 6/30/16

A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (Indianz) 6/29/16

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (Indianz) 6/27/16

A manual for developing tribal, local, state & federal justice collaborations (Project T.E.A.M. Press Release) June 2016

Appropriations Committee approves fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment Bill (Committee on Appropriatins Press Release) 6/15/16

Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation (Indianz) 6/15/16

Ute Tribe sues Utah judge over lawsuit in his court (Salt Lake Tribune) 6/15/16

Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court (Indianz) 6/13/16

Attorney General Lynch meets with Native leaders (Juneau Empire) 6/12/16

Congress passes first comprehensive Indian trust bill in decades (Indianz) 6/10/16

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (Indianz) 6/9/16

Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department (Indianz) 6/7/16

Tribal lenders face pressure as new rule aims to end 'debt traps' (Indianz) 6/7/16

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (Indianz) 5/31/16 (Turtle Talk material)

New Constitution ends tribe's fight with U.S. (Courthouse News Service) 5/27/16

Snoqualmie Tribe's discrimintion lawsuit dismissed by court, given 20 days to amend (Valley Record) 5/24/16

Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay (Indianz) 5/19/16 (See additional NAFOA resource)

Obama signs measure to get rid of the word 'Eskimo' in federal laws (Alaska Dispatch) 5/23/16

Northern Arapaho dismiss suit against Shoshone leaders (Native Times) 5/21/16

Working group approves American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for vote (The Providence) 5/21/16

Placing proposed amendments to IGRA in historical context (Turtle Talk) 5/16/16

Federal panel reviewing Native American sentencing (Canmua) 5/16/16

Representatives of Indigenous peoples call for greater participation in United Nations bodies, as permanent forum concludes week one (South-South News) 5/13/16

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking quick action on bills (Indianz) 5/12/16

Will it be enough? UN proposed changes could give Indigenous peoples a voice (Indian Country Today) 5/10/16

Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe (Indianz) 4/29/16

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (Indianz) 4/28/16

Redskins ask Supreme Court to include them in another offensive-name case (Washingtonian) 4/26/16

Judge in South Dakota sanctioned in Indian Child Welfare Act case (Indianz) 4/18/16

Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe revive Little Colorado River settlement talks (KNAU) 4/12/16

Federal agency publishes proposed rule, announces major grant to implement ICWA (Indian Country Today) 4/7/16

Supreme Court will take up case about juror's racial bias (Times Union) 4/7/16

Justice Department official warns of Indian Child Welfare Act fight (Indianz) 4/5/16

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (Indianz) 4/1/16

Supreme Court won't review Alaska tribe's victory in roads case (Indianz) 3/28/16

Vacancy on Supreme Court already impacts high-profile cases (Indianz) 3/30/16

Kansas agrees with Native Americans to account for tobacco sales on tribal lands (Legal Newsline) 3/25/16

NCAI and NARF on President Obama's SCOTUS nomination (Noodls) 3/16/16

Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience (Indianz) 3/16/16

State, local taxes on tribal leases vulnerable after California court order (Mondaq) 3/14/16

Diane Humetewa not under consideration for Supreme Court seat (Indianz) 3/11/16

Native American bills we're watching in the 114th Congress (Noodls) 3/11/16

Fostering the process: more work ahead as tribes pick up the pace in applying for federal funding of child-welfare programs (Strategic News Service) 3/8/16

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation planning on suing Connecticut after being left out of casino planning process (World Casino News) 3/6/16

Another shameful delay on Seminole gambling deal (Bradenton Herald) 3/3/16

State and tribe to sign tribal title IV-E foster care maintenance agreement (Alaska Business) 3/3/16

Miami Tribe credits legislative success to support from lawmakers (Indianz) 3/1/16

Replacing Scalia: Diane Humetewa would be great Supreme Court choice [OPINION] (Indian Country Today) 2/26/16

New Mexico: Judge signs off on $1 Billion for tribes (New York Times) 2/24/16

Onondaga Nation, New York tribes tell feds: We don't want your money (Syracuse) 2/24/16

Northern Arapaho Tribe sues BIA and Eastern Shoshone leaders (Indianz) 2/24/16

Tara Houska, Ojibwe, named Native American advisor to Bernie Sanders (Indian Country Today) 2/24/16

Chairman Barrasso addresses the National Congress of American Indians (Noodls) 2/24/16

Scalia's death: will it affect Indian Country? (Indian Country Today) 2/18/18

Mashpee Wampanoag tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group (Indianz) 2/17/16

Native American judge considered for Supreme Court nomination (WOW! 6) 2/17/16

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces panelists for briefing related to quiet crisis: federal funding and unmet needs in Indian Country, 2016 update (Morning Star) 2/16/16

Presidential campaigns address western issues at Reno forum (Reno Gazzette-Journal) 2/13/16

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces date for briefing related to its report, quiet crisis: federal funding and unmet needs in Indian Country, 2016 Update (WDRB) 2/10/16

President Obama seeks $2.9B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs (Indianz) 2/9/16

Indian treaty enforcement could benefit from Oregon occupation (People's World) 2/9/16

Taunton citizens sue Interior Department for giving Mashpee tribe casino land (Wicked Local) 2/4/16

Supreme Court rules against Menominee Tribe, denies cert on NAGPRA claim (Indian Country Today) 1/26/16

Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas governor (Grand Lake News) 1/22/16

Revised policy strengthens service–Native American tribal collaboration for conservation of shared natural heritage (US Fish & Wildlife Services) 1/20/16

Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute (Indianz) 1/20/16

Mike Myers: Supreme Court ready to cheat Native people again [OPINION] (Indianz) 1/18/16

Chairman Barrasso echoes President Cladoosby's call for partnership in State of Indian Nations Address (BBNA) 1/15/16

Cheyenne River Sioux leader to address state Legislature (BBNA) 1/14/16

Battles loom on a Taunton tribal casino (BBNA) 1/12/16

Bears Ears Coalition forced to break off negotiations with congressmen caused by broken promises and missed deadlines (Sonoran News) 1/6/16

Letter to the editor: Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition discontinues discussions over tribal objections with Public Lands Initiative (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 1/5/16


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