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Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges (04/22)
Reuben DeHaan claims to be the minister of the 'Native American Church of Nemenha' and has raked in more than $2.7 million from his businesses.
Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (04/22)
The six eagles were all found dead in the same area near McLaughlin, on the South Dakota side of the reservation.
Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death (04/22)
Few details have been released about the case but the woman is due in tribal court and she also faces federal charges.
Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use (04/22)
Three Indian inmates were placed into the segregated housing unit at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, South Dakota, for violations related to botanicals used during ceremonies in the minimum security prison.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving (04/21)
The Young River People’s Council developed with the ordinance after one member saw first-hand the dangers of distracted driving.
Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case (04/21)
Indian Country has been waiting more than four months for a decision in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (04/21)
The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.
Concerns raised about officer who shot and killed Navajo woman Concerns raised about officer who shot and killed Navajo woman (04/21)
A superior warned that someone might get 'hurt' unless officer Aaron Shipley changed his on-duty behaviors.
Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation (04/21)
Tribal, local and federal authorities were investigating the disappearance of Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson when she was found dead in Poplar, Montana.
Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (04/21)
Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.
Lakota Country Times: Cough suppressant abuse rises at Pine Ridge Lakota Country Times: Cough suppressant abuse rises at Pine Ridge (04/21)
The Pine Ridge Reservation has seen the popularity of a household item sky-rocket as many youth are turning to cough suppressants as a cheap and easily accessible intoxicant.
Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law (04/21)
S.2254 establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for restoration of land and water resources in abandoned hardrock mine states and on Indian land.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (04/21)
Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?
Former Passamaquoddy Tribe employee sentenced to probation Former Passamaquoddy Tribe employee sentenced to probation (04/20)
Stephen E. Crawford, 68, admitted he took more than $25,000 while serving as the tribe's environmental director.
Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes (04/20)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) wants to make sure tribes aren't punished for developing their own cannabis laws and policies.
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (04/20)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'
Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing (04/20)
The group claims marijuana as a sacrament and has become affiliated with an Arizona woman who was recently found guilty of prostitution.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop (04/20)
President Tony Reider confirmed that all the plants were destroyed after Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested otherwise.
Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit (04/20)
The tribe is seeking governmental parity under the 2014 Farm Bill, which respects states' rights to legalize and grow hemp.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe disavows group behind 'traditional' court Northern Cheyenne Tribe disavows group behind 'traditional' court (04/20)
The tribe does not recognize the Tsistsis & Suhtai Traditional Court and is disavowing comments made by some of its representatives.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court has few questions in Indian law case SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court has few questions in Indian law case (04/20)
What was scheduled as a sixty-minute argument took only forty-four, with lawyers for both sides sitting down before their time was up.
Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe (04/20)
Attorney Joseph E. Schmitz was behind the case that made included outlandish assertions about the alleged influence of the 'Islamic Government' of Turkey in Indian Country.
Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems (04/19)
A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.
Navajo Nation lawmaker loses seat after conviction in fund case Navajo Nation lawmaker loses seat after conviction in fund case (04/19)
Mel R. Begay was found guilty of misusing a tribal discretionary fund but is planning to appeal.
Penobscot Nation files notice of appeal in river ownership dispute Penobscot Nation files notice of appeal in river ownership dispute (04/19)
A federal judge said the reservation includes the islands that lie within the Penobscot River but rejected the tribe's claim to ownership of the water itself.
Turtle Talk: Commentary on oral argument in Supreme Court case Turtle Talk: Commentary on oral argument in Supreme Court case (04/19)
Professor Matthew Fletcher of Turtle Talk offers some commentary on the oral argument in US v. Bryant.
Man from Muckleshoot Tribe charged with second-degree murder Man from Muckleshoot Tribe charged with second-degree murder (04/19)
Russell Ward, 34, is accused of striking and killing 44-year-old Reachella Partman last month in Auburn, Washington.
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock (04/19)
Grassroots supporters of traditional Navajo resisters to relocation called for members of the public to immediately contact authorities to stop the confiscation of impounded livestock.
Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket (04/18)
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.
Bureau of Indian Affairs delays changes to land-into-trust process Bureau of Indian Affairs delays changes to land-into-trust process (04/18)
Some tribes raised technical concerns about the interim rule, which is aimed at streamlining the title evidence portion of the land-into-trust process.
Bree Black Horse: An 'Indian' is still an 'Indian' under federal laws Bree Black Horse: An 'Indian' is still an 'Indian' under federal laws (04/18)
The Federal Government’s definition of an 'Indian' is, in some instances, independent of an individual Indian’s tribal membership status.
Washington rally draws attention to tribal disenrollment epidemic Washington rally draws attention to tribal disenrollment epidemic (04/18)
Controversy is centering on the Nooksack Tribe, whose leaders are trying to remove 306 people from the rolls.
Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer accused of domestic violence Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer accused of domestic violence (04/18)
William Arthur Curran was heard on a 911 call telling his wife: 'I can bury you' after he allegedly handcuffed her and confined her in their home on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
Judge in South Dakota sanctioned in Indian Child Welfare Act case Judge in South Dakota sanctioned in Indian Child Welfare Act case (04/18)
A key document that was withheld from the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe explains why Indian guardians lost 100 percent of cases before Judge Jeff Davis.
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (04/15)
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic chemicals into the Columbia River system.

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