2017 Intergovernmental News Stories

US asks to combine lawsuits over cuts to national monuments (The Seattle Times) 12/22/17

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (Indianz) 12/19/17

Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (Indianz) 12/19/17

What Trump's Supreme Court pick holds for Indian Country (High Country News) 12/11/17

Native American tribes call Trump's revamp of tribal advisory commission a 'slap in the face' (PBS) 12/11/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.4532)

"He's not good for tribes"-from Keystone to Bears Ears, Trump is alienating Native Americans (The Salt Lake Tribune) 12/10/17

Hopi Chairman, Arizona Govenor sign historic tribal gaming agreement (Native News Online) 12/2/17

Trump's disrespect for Native Americans is nothing new (CNN) 11/29/17

Supreme Court won't hear Arizona case on custody fight over tribal kids (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/21/17

Indigenous peoples must have a seat at Statue Removal Hearings (Slant) 11/16/17

As tax reform looms, tribal leaders complain about being left out- again (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/14/17

Report highlights success of tribal, state and federal courts working together (Morning Sun News) 11/14/17

Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items (Indianz) 11/8/17

Justices likely to side with Michigan tribe in casino case (Detroit Free Press) 11/7/17

Penobscot, Passamaquoddy chiefs criticize York County casino proposal (Press Herald) 11/2/17

President issues proclamation declaring November National Native American Heritage Month (Native News Online) 11/2/17

Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act (Indianz)10/30/17 (See S.S. v. Stephanie H.)

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up cultural palimony and Indian Health Service bills (Indianz) 10/30/17

Attorney General Ken Paxton suing Indian Child Welfare Act (KVUE) 10/26/17

Tribes press Congress for greater authority - including taxation- over their lands (Indianz) 10/25/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 215)

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds business meeting for Klamath Tribes bill (Indianz) 10/23/17 (See 115th Congress S.1223)

Alaska attorney general backs tribal sovereignty (Alaska Dispatch News) 10/22/17

National Congress of American Indians joins assembly of First Nations in calling for the development of a North American Free Trade Agreement indigenous chapter (Native News Online) 10/19/17

National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation (Indianz) 10/18/17

Another Oklahoma tribal member takes a leadership spot at Bureau of Indian Affairs (NewsOK) 10/17/17

Tribe, state continue to address real ID issues (Albuquerque Journal) 10/16/17

Non-Indian parents file lawsuit to halt transfer of child custody cases to tribes (Indianz) 10/11/17

Osage Nation battles Oklahoma Attorney General's office over water rights (Tulsa World) 10/9/17

Navajo Housing Authority will forfeit $26 million from feds over failed housing projects (AZ Central) 10/4/17

Supreme court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (Indianz) 10/2/17 (See Supreme Court 2017-2018)

LePage reverses course, will restore tribes' public health funding (Maine Public) 9/27/17

New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affaris makes first appearance on Capital Hill (Indianz) 9/25/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.3744)

Cayuga Tribe takes on Secretary of the Interior (Court House News) 9/22/17

Justin Trudeau addresses Canada's shame (The Hamilton Spectator) 9/22/17

ND tribal councilwoman addresses UN in Switzerland about human trafficking (Grand Forks Herald) 9/21/17

Tribes' letter rasises some major issues (The Bismarck Tribune) 9/20/17

Human Rights Council holds panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples (United Nations Human Rights) 9/20/17

Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute (Indianz) 9/18/17 (See Sharp Image Gaming INC. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians)

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (Indianz) 9/14/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 3354)

Tribal agencies targeted for on-going problems (Pinal Central) 9/14/17

Secretary Zinke names John Tahsuda III the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs (U.S. Department of the Interior) 9/13/17

Udall leads Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on high risk Indian health, education, and energy programs (Senator Tom Udall) 9/13/17

Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation (Indianz) 9/13/17

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds hearing on 'high risk' tribal programs (Indianz) 9/6/17

SCOTUS to hear Gun Lake Trust land case (Indian Country Today) 9/2/17 (See Patchak v. Jewell and Supreme Court Update 2017-2018)

DOJ targets opioid crisis, human trafficking within Native tribes (The Fix) 8/24/17

DWI case renews debate over sentencing for Indians (Albuquerque Journal) 8/24/17

Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team (Indianz) 8/24/17

North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NODAPL response (Indianz) 8/15/17

Can Alaska Native villagers in the YK Delta get a fair trial? (Alaska Public Media) 8/15/17

Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opoid lawsuit in tribal court system (Indianz) 8/10/17

Trump's policies show profound disregard for Native Americans, DNC Chair says (HuffPost) 8/7/17

Nine tribes sue saying feds didn't consult them on Grizzly delisting (Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network) 8/4/17

Government, Native Americans divided on curbing wild horse population (VOA News) 7/31/17

Ute tribe pulls out of summit, citing issues about treatment (The Salt Lake Tribune) 7/25/17

Native American tribes want a bigger role in choosing US Attorneys under Trump (Buzzfeed News) 7/24/17

Can village residents recieve a fair trial? (The Arctic Sounder) 7/21/17

Ninth Circuit sides with Paiute Tribe in disupte with Inyo County (Court House News Service) 7/20/17 (See Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County)

Native Americans drop trademark suit against Redskins (WIPR) 7/3/17

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursure lawsuit against federal agent (Indianz) 6/27/17 (See Turtle Talk Materials)

Joint therapeutic court between tribe, state holds grand opening (Peninsula Clarion) 6/24/17

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (Indianz) 6/16/17

Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department (Indianz) 6/19/17

Effort to curb crime on the Lower Brule Siox Reservation approved (Daily Republic News) 6/15/17

Zinke addresses NCAI conference, stresses tribal sovereignty (Inside Sources) 6/14/17

Once appearing near settlement, Wind River legal dispute drags on (Casper Star-Tribune) 6/11/17

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans (U.S. News) 5/25/17 (FY2018 Budget PDF)

Tribal casino bill faces challenges despite Senate passage (New Britain Herald) 5/24/17

Massachusetts tribe temporarily barred from opening a gambling venue (World Casino Directory) 5/24/17

Schaghticokes threaten to sue CT over casino expansion process (Hartford Business) 5/24/17

2018 Budget proposes a $2.5 billion for Indian Affairs (Native News Online) 5/23/17 (FY2018 Budget PDF)

Court upholds payments to Native American farmers (Sugar Producer) 5/23/17

Pay rule could discourage providers from seeing Native American patients (Modern Healthcare) 5/22/17

Federal Court issues stay in casino case, allowing time for last appeal (Vineyard Gazette) 5/22/17

Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (Indianz) 5/19/17

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (Indianz) 5/18/17

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (Indianz) 5/17/17 (See 115th Congress S.458; S.691; S.1116)

Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds (Indianz) 5/16/17 (See Keepseagle v. Perdue)

Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership team (Indianz) 5/15/17

Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department official (Indianz) 5/12/17

After James Comey's firing, Indian Affairs hearings on hold (Indian Country Today) 5/12/17

Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (Indianz) 5/8/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.244)

Native American advocates size up Trump administration (CNN) 5/6/17

Native American governments are calling Trump but he won't pick up the phone (ThinkProgress) 5/4/17

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (Indianz) 5/3/17

Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cuts (Indianz) 5/2/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.244)

Informed consent critical to protecting survival, human rights of Indigenous Peoples, speakers tell permanent forum (United Nations) 5/1/17

Rights of indigenous peoples 'not in a very good state,' UN expert says (UN News Centre) 5/1/17

Indigenous peoples push for permanent seat at UN (Devex) 4/28/17

Court rules that tribe must come to agreement on new gaming compact with state (Gaming Today) 4/27/17

UN marks tenth anniversary of Indigenous rights declaration (Indian Country Today) 4/25/16

AFN National Chief: Canada's removal of all objections to UNDRIP "significant" (Turtle Island News) 4/25/17

Shoshone enter dispute between Arapaho and feds, deepening feud (Billings Gazette) 4/25/17

Kalispel tribe challenges federal government in court over Spokane tribe casino project permission (Casino News Daily) 4/19/17

Tribe asks judge to halt Ho-Chunk casino expansion (U.S. News) 4/19/17

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (Indianz) 4/18/17

MHA chairman rejects paying for Double Ditch repairs (Bismarck Tribune) 4/12/17

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (Indianz) 4/10/17

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation (Indianz) 4/10/17 (See 114th Congress S.184)

Neil Gorsuch confirmed to US Supreme Court with strong tribal support (Indian Country Today) 4/7/17

Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (Indianz) 4/6/17

Stockbridge-Munsee tribe signals it could sue over Ho-Chunk casino expansion (Journal Sentinel) 4/6/17

Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract (Indianz) 4/4/17 (See Navajo Nation v. U.S. Dept. of Interior)

New legislation would force the federal government to treat marijuana like alcohol (Huffington Post) 3/30/17 (See 115th Congress S.780)

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (Indianz) 3/29/17 (See 115th Congress S. 304, S.343, S.381, S.607 and S.669)

Tribes support Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nod as democrats plan filibuster (Indian Country Today) 3/28/17

Judge rules against UPS in N.Y. cigarette case (American Shipper) 3/27/17

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (Indianz) 3/23/17

Seneca Nation to stop $110 million casino payments to state (The Buffalo News) 3/22/17

Native Nations and the Trump Administration (KGNU) 3/22/17 [Featuring NARF Staff Attorney Heather Whiteman Runs Him]

Court allows claim for alleged underpayment from Cobell settlement (Indianz) 3/22/17

Northern Arapaho, feds move to settle in Wind River lawsuit (Casper Star Tribune) 3/21/17

Catching up with the Indigenous Law Portal: moving south (Library of Congress) 3/17/17

House recognizes tribes' stance on pipeline (Farmington Daily Times) 3/16/17

Interior names energy and mineral chief new acting BLM director (Salt Lake Tribune) 3/15/17

Tribes get White House pitch for Gorsuch (Independent Record) 3/15/17

Judge: Texas gaming case against Indian tribe closed (Abilene Reproter-News) 3/11/17

'He needs to listen to us.' Protesters call on Trump to respect Native sovereignty (NPR) 3/10/17

UN representative meets with various Native American tribes about indigenous rights (Free Speech Radio News) 3/10/17

Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (Indianz) 3/9/17

Interior Secretary says he'll treat Native American tribes as 'equals' (UPI) 3/9/17

Tipis on National Mall signal days of Native defiance and action (CommonDreams) 3/7/17

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads Native Nations Rise march in Washington (Indianz) 3/6/17

Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearance (Indianz) 3/6/17

Senate Indian Committee Democrats call on Trump to protect the White House Tribal Nations Conference & Council on Native American Affairs (Native News Online) 3/6/17

Stockbridge-Munsee tribe: notifies state of Wisconsin of intent to withhold revenue sharing payment (Wisconsin Politics) 3/6/17

How relations between Maine and its Native American tribes have gotten so bad (The Point) 3/5/17

Feds fear Wind River injunction that requires them to negotiate with both tribes, appeal states (Casper Star-Tribune) 3/5/17

Interior Secretary Zinke sets sights on Department of Interior management balance (The Prairie Star) 3/5/17

Tribes hopeful for good relationship with new Interior Secretary (Inside Sources) 3/3/17

UN official: Tribe not properly heard in pipeline dispute (U.S. News) 3/3/17

Maine tribes use report on 1980 claims settlement to make case on sovereignty (Portland Press Herald) 3/2/17

Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (Indianz) 3/1/17

Yankton Sioux challenges 'plenary power' doctrine in DAPL case (Indian Country Today) 2/27/17

North Dakota arrests 10 as pipeline protest camp empties (New York Times) 2/22/17

Montana county wants state to pay $1.85 million it spends to prosecute tribal felonies (Independent Record) 2/22/17

Senate panel passes protest bill over tribes' objections (U.S. News) 2/22/17

New Mexico state allowed to go after Pojoaque Pueblo vendors, judge rules (World Casino) 2/21/17

Mashpee Wampanoag among tribes looking for help from Trump administration (Cape Cod) 2/20/17

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (Indianz) 2/17/17

Udall addresses National Congress of American Indians (Tom Udall) 2/13/17

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters meet with authorities over emergency evacuation order (WWGP) 2/17/17

Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp (Indianz) 2/17/17

North Dakota pipeline protest spurs South Dakota legislation (Pioneer) 2/16/17

Tribe iles new suit as Army Corps announces eviction deadline for Water Protectors (eNews Park Forest) 2/16/17

Tribe sues feds over withholding of $14 million (U.S. News) 2/14/17

These federal programs that serve tribes are broken, report says (Buzzfeed) 2/14/17 (GAO High-Risk Report PDF)

Trump's border wall builds apprehension across Tohono O'odham Nation (Indian Country Today) 2/9/17

Trump showed 'blatant disregard' for tribal rights in pipeline reversal, senator says (Miami Herald) 2/8/17

Tossing out a multi-million dollar lawsuit (WTAQ) 2/8/17

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe denounces Army easement announcement, vows court challenge (Native News Online) 2/7/17

Indigenous Peoples Day legislation passes the Alaska House of Representatives (Alaska Native News) 2/6/17

Rounds aims to expunge 'offensive' Native American laws (Washington Examiner) 2/6/17

New position gives Udall leverage on Indian issues (Albuquerque Journal) 2/5/17

Senate Indian Affairs Committee democrats urge President Trump to exempt Indian services agencies from federal hiring freeze (Native News Online) 2/5/17

Court reinstates Ute Tribe's wrongful death suit in 2007 reservation shooting (Salt Lake Tribune) 2/4/17

ND lawmakers mull 'cultural competency training' (KFGO) 2/3/17

Udall outlines priorities for Senate Committee On Indian Affairs for the new Congress (LA Daily Post) 2/3/17

Neil Gorsuch Indian law record as Tenth Circuit Judge (Turtle Talk) 2/1/17

Native Americans struggle to find housing while facing discrimination (NPR) 2/1/17

Trump chooses Neil Gorsuch for US Supreme Court (Indian Country Today) 2/1/17

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman wants tribes to negotiate state governments functions directly with feds (Native News Online) 1/30/17

Second Trump transition meeting held with Native Americans (Indian Country Today) 1/30/17

Judge seeks timeline from Trump team on Dakota Access Pipeline (Indianz) 1/30/17

New North Dakota wants Congress to modify Indian reservation system: turn over power to states (Native News Online) 1/28/17

Udall names Jennifer Romero Senate Indian Affairs Committee Democratic staff director (LA Daily Post) 1/27/17

Understanding tribal sovereignty (Michigan State University: Extension) 1/26/17

Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs (Indianz) 1/26/17

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (Indianz) 1/25/17

Chairman Archambault on MSNBC: 'President is circumventing federal law' (Indian Country Today) 1/25/17

Tribes eye Trump: some welcoming, some wary of new administration (Tucson Sentinel) 1/24/17

Native Americans vow legal battle over Trump pipeline orders (EIN News Desk) 1/24/17

Trump transition team appears energized to address Indian affairs (Indian Country Today) 1/12/17

A murky legal mess at Standing Rock (The New Yorker) 1/11/17

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell calls for strengthened tribal consultation (Indian Country Today) 1/11/17

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Department of Justice move to dismiss Dakota Access lawsuit (Earthjustice) 1/09/17

Native Americans and taxes: Tulalip Tribes challenge state taxation on tribal lands (Indian Country Today) 1/09/17

Hoeven, Udall to Lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Indian Country Today) 1/09/17

From Standing Rock to the Pacific Northwest: the national fight for Indigenous rights (International Examiner) 1/05/17

Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (Indianz) 1/03/17

Inside Obama's decision to name the Bears Ears National Monument (Salt Lake Tribune) 1/01/17


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