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Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (02/27)
The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.

BIA and DOJ seek to mediate Cayuga Nation leadership dispute (02/27)
Clint Halftown is recognized as the tribe's representative but rivals say they removed him from the position.

Non-Indians guilty for hunting incidents on Montana reservation (02/27)
Six people accepted responsibility for violating a ban on hunting in two separate cases.

Man from Te-Moak Tribe pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter (02/27)
Joshua Dooley, 36, admitted that he shot and killed Jacob Tybo in December 2013.

Native Sun News: Rapid City leader calls for tax on alcohol sales (02/27)
Dialog has begun between Rapid City Common Council members and members of the Indian community that could lead to tax relief for property owners and relief from the aftermath of substance abuse.

Hoopa Valley Tribe places marijuana referendum on April ballot (02/26)
Tribal law currently bars cultivation of the drug but members circulated a petition to put the issue to a vote.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit (02/26)
Judge Edward J. Davila is promising a decision on or around March 31.

Former Sisseton Wahpeton chairman joins marijuana company (02/26)
Robert Shepherd is the Tribal Relations Officer for Monarch America, a 'cannabis management' firm.

Klamath Tribes aid investigation into stolen artifacts in Oregon (02/26)
The items were take from graves and from other archaeological sites that were exposed by a prolonged drought in the Klamath Basin.

Shingle Springs Band gun range draws questions from neighbors (02/25)
The tribe hopes to open the facility on two acres of trust property sometime this summer.

Mary Pember: Tlingit masks appraised on 'Antiques Roadshow' (02/25)
According to Native peoples in the Haines area, the masks are from the Tlingit village of Klukwan.

NCPR: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe continues land claim negotiations (02/25)
Land matters to the Mohawks and it has for a long time.

Tribes in Maine face opposition to jurisdiction over non-Indians (02/24)
Attorney General Janet Mills claims the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 does not apply to tribes in the state.

Indian artist blasts vandalism of murals as an 'act of terrorism' (02/24)
The Great Walls of Indian Heritage were destroyed sometime over the weekend.

Bill for tribal marijuana agreements advancing in Washington (02/24)
The bill would allow the state to work with tribes on marijuana issues.

Judge tells Nooksack Tribe to delay disenrollment proceedings (02/24)
The tribe must wait while 306 people challenge an ordinance that was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Minor setback in corruption probe on Rocky Boy's Reservation (02/23)
Melody Henry, the former president of Stone Child College, and her husband, who used to work at the college, were acquitted on all counts.

Former council member for Ute Tribe indicted for sexual abuse (02/23)
Richard Jenks Jr. faces two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Energy industry brings gangs and drugs to tribe in North Dakota (02/23)
Methamphetamine is being trafficked by heavily-armed gangs from out of state and Latin America. Even heroin has shown up.

Tlingit and Haida Tribes ensure equal treatment in marriage law (02/23)
The tribe's governing body voted unanimously to embrace marriage equality.

Man from Omaha Tribe hopes for marriage equality in Nebraska (02/23)
Brandon Stabler grew up on the reservation feeling ostracized.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute (02/23)
Presidential candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye welcomed the ruling but the tribe's legislative leader doesn't believe the matter has been settled.

Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality (02/23)
The effort has the support of presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. and sitting president Ben Shelly.

New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case (02/23)
A woman who was about to lose her parental rights provided information about her potential Cherokee ancestors but child welfare officials failed to follow up..

Paskenta Band accuses ex-official of stealing $838K for house (02/20)
The tribe said former economic development director John Crosby took the money out of a bank account without authorization

Menominee Nation leader wants to move quickly on marijuana (02/20)
Craig Corn, a former chairman who serves on the tribe's governing body, will be attending the first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference next week.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks federal probe into attack on children (02/20)
A letter was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama.

US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm (02/20)
Tim Purdon from North Dakota and Brendan Johnson from South Dakota are known for putting a priority on Indian Country.

Native Sun News: Lakota Nation Invitational stays put in Rapid (02/20)
The Lakota Nation Invitational tournament brings millions of dollars into Rapid City each December.

Closed session at NCAI winter meeting to focus on marijuana (02/19)
Tribal leaders will discuss a new Department of Justice policy next week.

Non-Indian tenant plans to fight Colorado River Indian Tribes (02/19)
Roger French has refused to pay rent to the tribe for 17 years.

Authorities file just one charge for racial attack on Indian kids (02/19)
The charge of disorderly conduct carries just a 30-day jail sentence and a $500 fine.

Native Sun News: DOJ official visits Rapid City after racial flap (02/19)
The racism in Rapid City has drawn national and international attention from organizations asking for change for the betterment of race relations.

Woman on Crow Reservation admits to Social Security fraud (02/18)
Caroline Dee Bighair fraudulently claimed more than claim more than $23,000 in benefits for her son.

Lummi Nation leader announces meeting to discuss marijuana (02/18)
Henry Cagey, a council member and former chairman, wants to form the Tribal Cannabis Association.

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