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Sovereignty

Penobscot Nation ambassador, Maulian Dana
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Legislation aimed at reinstating sovereignty to Maine’s four federally recognized tribes, collectively known as the Wabanaki Nation, stalled Tuesday for the second consecutive year, despite more than 140 written letters of testimony supporting the bill and only a handful of comments against it. 

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NEW TOWN, N.D. — The owner of a South Dakota company has filed a civil complaint in federal court accusing the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation and its former chair of racketeering and fraud. 

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BRIMLEY, Mich. — A tribe in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is challenging a state permit allowing Enbridge Energy to build a tunnel for the Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac that separates Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. 

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A multigenerational battle for trust funds owed to the descendants of the Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians is nearing a close some 30 years after it began.

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PETERSBURG, Alaska — A municipality in Southeast Alaska on March 12 heard public comments on federal legislation that would allow five landless tribes in the area to form a corporation and be granted acreage within the Tongass National Forest.

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Nevada-based Tribal Cannabis Consultants has helped five Native American tribes in the state to enter the cannabis industry.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — After the Maine Legislature denied the 81-member Kineo Tribe of Malecite Indians’ bid for state recognition, the tribe now says that it will pursue federally recognized status instead. 

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When the number of COVID-19 cases soared on the Navajo Nation’s reservation last May, tribal President Jonathan Nez pleaded with then-Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to keep nearby Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona closed to prevent an influx of tourists from further spreading the coronavirus.

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The U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday dismissed its appeal in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s land-to-trust case, effectively recognizing the sovereignty of the Massachusetts-based tribe that’s occupied its land in Cape Code for more than 12,000 years.

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HELENA, Mont. — Montana lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would eliminate a property tax exemption for tribal lands waiting to be put into trust by the federal government.