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New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts Act
The Oklahoma law leaves out members of state recognized tribes.
Training sessions planned for final Indian Child Welfare Act rule
The new rule requires state court systems and state welfare agencies to determine whether a child is Indian and whether ICWA applies to their proceedings.
Native Sun News: Appeal delays release of Keepseagle checks
Keepseagle claimants who were hoping to receive a supplemental payment of $21,275 sometime this summer will have to wait for the outcome of an appeal filed by the ex-husband of one of the lead plaintiffs.
Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl
Te'Ca Clifford had just turned 13 years old on June 22.
California remains a battleground for Indian Child Welfare Act
Tribal leaders have produced a detailed report that shows how little has changed when it comes to protecting Indian children.
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.
Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana
Operation Yurok has kicked off for the fourth year in a row on the northern California reservation.
Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges
The charges stem from a period of political upheaval within the Nebraska-based tribe.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory
An arbitrator sided with the tribe in a major sales tax dispute but the state of Oklahoma is looking to appeal.
Native Sun News Editorial: Improving our relationship with police
It is no secret that the Rapid City Police Department has had a long standing adversarial role with the Native American community.
Minutes show leaders of Fort Peck Tribes ordered 'Wino Round Up'
Tribal leaders didn't want transients and other people around during the Wild Horse Stampede, a popular event on the reservation.
President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California
As attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has repeatedly fought tribes on land-into-trust issues.
Suspect in police shooting claimed to be with 'Washitaw Nation'
The group claims to be 'indigenous' and claims to own a vast swath of land in Louisiana and the Midwest.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities
A tribal member cold face federal charges in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man on the Texas reservation.
Indian Health Service develops policy for tribes to buy coverage
The agency is asking tribes and urban Indian organizations for comments about the use of federal funds to purchase health insurance.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional role
The state assumed authority under Public Law 280 more than 50 years ago.
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
Mike Myers: Sovereign rights at risk in the courts of the settlers
Every time we go before a settler court we are dealing with an entity quite incapable of seeing us as national entities possessing the same rights as any country in the world.
Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process
The tribe was a plaintiff in a case that forced the Bureau of Indian Affairs to open the land-into-trust process to Alaska.
Native Sun News: Missing Lakota teen located after four months
Mia Jesperson, 14, has been located after over four months of being reported as a runaway in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Disenrollees of Pala Band ask federal appeals court for rehearing
More than 150 people who were disenrolled say the Bureau of Indian Affairs has a duty to protect their rights.
Fort Peck Tribes accused of demanding 'Wino Round Up' in 2013
At least 31 people were arrested, detained and held without charges in deplorable conditions in July 2013, according to a lawsuit.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe awaits check from settlement
Last week the Oglala Sioux Tribe Public Relations Office responded to concerns tribal members had over Ramah Settlement monies already being spent.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room
Since December, five babies have been born in ambulances and nine people have died while being transported to facilities far from the reservation.
Inquest fails to resolve deaths of four Native students in Ontario
Seven students, ranging in ages from 15 to 21, died in Thunder Bay, Ontario, between 2000 and 2011.
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues
The amendments would have required the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its technology and resolve a trespassing dispute.
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
Lac du Flambeau Band takes action after 'senseless' killing of moose on reservation
The tribal council approved an emergency rule to prohibit the killing of moose and other protected species.
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.
Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags
Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property
Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.
Court won't disturb placement of Choctaw Nation girl in ICWA dispute
A foster family in California has begun claiming to incorporate 'Native American culture into their lives' as part of an attempt to keep the girl from living with her relatives.
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band files claim for back pay
George Wickliffe is seeking $1,432.58 for the 24 days of work prior to his impeachment in May 2016.
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