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Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice (08/28)
The 1855 Treaty Authority hopes to provoke a court battle to confirm off-reservation harvesting rights.
Supreme Court Justice Thomas favors conservative leaning briefs Supreme Court Justice Thomas favors conservative leaning briefs (08/28)
A study looked a majority opinions issued by the high court and found a striking ideological overlap from a justice who has been hostile to Indian interests.
Opinion: Supreme Court should pass on Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case Opinion: Supreme Court should pass on Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (08/28)
The petition to move the remains of the greatest athlete this planet ever produced from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma is surely being examined this summer with a special level of intrigue by the justices and their inner circle.
County sheriff questions authority of tribal officers in New Mexico County sheriff questions authority of tribal officers in New Mexico (08/28)
Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan doesn't think Ohkay Owingeh has authority to ticket non-Indians in tribal court.
County hopes to revive foreclosure lawsuit against Cayuga Nation County hopes to revive foreclosure lawsuit against Cayuga Nation (08/28)
The Supreme Court refused to entertain an appeal after the county's law firm missed a critical deadline.
Washington Supreme Court affirms legality of tribal gas compacts Washington Supreme Court affirms legality of tribal gas compacts (08/28)
A non-Indian group disputed a provision that requires tax revenues to be shared with tribes.
Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win (08/27)
Remains that have been declared to be 'Native American' remain in limbo under a lawsuit filed by professors at the University of California.
Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California (08/27)
The Pala Band responded to 920 calls last year, 620 of which were off the reservation.
Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conference Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conference (08/27)
The 23rd annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference is underway in Colorado.
Koi Nation praises charges against man accused of looting site Koi Nation praises charges against man accused of looting site (08/27)
The arrest came just two days after local law enforcement completed a training session on archaeological crimes.
Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida (08/26)
In a unanimous decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rental tax that was imposed on the reservation.
Indian Health Service sets second meeting to discuss LGBT issues Indian Health Service sets second meeting to discuss LGBT issues (08/26)
The meeting will be held at Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, D.C., on September 11.
Former Navajo Nation leaders blamed for lack of women's shelter Former Navajo Nation leaders blamed for lack of women's shelter (08/26)
The Shiprock Home for Women and Children was supposed to receive more than $1.4 million in funds from the state of New Mexico.
Final defendant sentenced for murder on Wind River Reservation Final defendant sentenced for murder on Wind River Reservation (08/26)
Six people have been sentenced for their roles in the death of Jared Dean Little Whiteman, who was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming.
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case (08/26)
Tribal members want to be able to use bald eagles for Sun Dance ceremonies but a federal permit restricts where they can kill the birds.
Former executives charged with theft from Chippewa Cree Tribe Former executives charged with theft from Chippewa Cree Tribe (08/26)
Neal Rosette and Billi Anne Morsette are accused of writing checks to themselves and to entities controlled by a former chairman of the tribe.
Man charged with murder of Crow Tribe couple could face death Man charged with murder of Crow Tribe couple could face death (08/26)
A non-Indian man is now facing 12 charges in connection with a July 29 shooting on the reservation.
Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case (08/25)
Alaska Natives who were looking for a new era in tribal-state relations have seen their dreams dashed by the state's top leaders.
Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundaries Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundaries (08/24)
The outcome of Nebraska v. Parker will determine whether non-Indian liquor stores must pay a 10 percent tax to the tribe.
Native Sun News: Drum group returns to county detention facility Native Sun News: Drum group returns to county detention facility (08/24)
Collaborative efforts by the Sheriff’s Office, inmates, and community volunteer advocates have succeeded in bringing the traditional Native American music back to the Pennington County Jail in South Dakota.
Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (08/21)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.
Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum (08/21)
Tribal members voted in favor of legalizing the drug for recreational and medicinal use.
Former Grand Traverse Band leader faces more abuse charges Former Grand Traverse Band leader faces more abuse charges (08/21)
Former chairman and former council member Derek Bailey is being accused of abusing minors in two different counties in Michigan.
BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements (08/20)
Tribal social services agencies will be able to go through the BIA to conduct checks on adults before placing children in a foster or temporary home.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute (08/20)
More than 230 people -- including some who are deceased -- are facing removal from the Michigan tribe.
Indigenous marchers clash with officers and soldiers in Ecuador Indigenous marchers clash with officers and soldiers in Ecuador (08/20)
The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, the largest indigenous group in the country, is leading the call for protests.
South Dakota waits 13 years to arrest Crow Creek Sioux woman South Dakota waits 13 years to arrest Crow Creek Sioux woman (08/20)
Attorney General Marty Jackley took credit for an arrest dating back to a criminal complaint filed in 2002 that itself was linked to an election-related crime in 1999.
DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act (08/20)
Tribes have been seeking access to national criminal information databases for years.
Lakota Country Times: Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack Lakota Country Times: Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack (08/20)
For most it would seem that keeping Native children with Native families is smart policy.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists seek overhaul Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists seek overhaul (08/20)
For the past week, there has been more activity outside the Northern Cheyenne Tribal offices than inside.
Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims (08/19)
The prospect of traveling so far into unfamiliar territory and far from social support systems is too unsettling for many victims.
Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle (08/19)
With recent shifts in policy at all levels of government and an ever softening position amongst the general public about the criminalization of marijuana, one Oglala Lakota citizen is again reigniting his efforts to grow and manufacture hemp.
Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land (08/19)
Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and their supporters oppose energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana.
Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible verses Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible verses (08/19)
The tribe won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples but will recognize marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes (08/18)
The need for Alaska’s tribes to be able to place their fee lands into trust to improve governance is huge.

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