Blackfeet Nation Votes to Approve Water Agreement with Montana and United States

Published April 21, 2017BROWNING, MONTANA — A majority of Blackfeet Nation voters Thursday approved a water rights agreement with Montana and the United States.An unofficial count had 75 percent of the votes in favor, approving the Blackfeet Water Compact and Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act.The compact confirms and quantifies the Tribe’s water rights and also confirms […]

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Brazilian Tribal Leader Fronts Global Protests for Land Rights

Published April 21, 2017 LONDON – A global wave of protest organized by Survival International has called for a halt to the destruction of tribal peoples’ land, lives, and human rights in Brazil, on the country’s Day of the Indian. Survival supporters and members of the public demonstrated at the Brazilian embassy in London, demanding land rights for […]

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United Tribes Technical College Renews Tuition Waiver for Native Students

Upcoming Deadline to Apply is June 29 Published April 21, 2017 BISMARCK – United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has renewed its Native American Tuition Waiver program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The program was launched last year on a trial basis for students who are enrolled members of federally-recognized tribes. “When we began offering this […]

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Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Companies & Retailers for Illegal Prescribed Opioids in the Cherokee Nation

Breaking News Published April 20, 2017 TAHLEQUAH — Today, the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., charging the companies with failing to prevent the flow of illegally prescribed opioids to men, women and children in the Cherokee Nation. This […]

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Field Hearing in North Dakota on Indian Children’s Safety

Published April 20, 2017 FORT TOTTEN, NORTH DAKOTA  — On Friday, April 21 at 1:00 PM CDT, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a field oversight hearing on “Safeguarding to the Seventh Generation: Protection and Justice for Indian Children and the Implementation of the Native American Children’s Safety Act of 2016.” […]

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Cherokee Nation Celebrates Release of Cherokee National Treasures Book

Published April 19, 2017   TAHLEQUAH – More than 60 Cherokee National Treasures gathered recently for a dinner to celebrate the book release of “Cherokee National Treasures in Their Own Words.” “Cherokee National Treasures in Their Own Words” gives readers an exclusive opportunity to get to know each Cherokee National Treasure through their own stories, and also […]

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