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Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign (04/17)
The winner of the April 21 vote -- either Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye -- will be sworn into office next month, putting an end to an unusual election season.

Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge (04/17)
Raymond Lee Fryberg is accused of unlawfully acquiring five firearms, including the one used in a fatal school shooting last October.

Native Sun News: A ride-along with a South Dakota county sheriff (04/17)
There is an exhilaration attached to the acceleration of the turbo charged engine of a law enforcement cruiser as the lights are turned on and the sirens sound as a traffic stop begins.

Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (04/16)
The state issued emergency regulations to make it easier for Native families and tribes to join child welfare cases.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up tribal labor measure (04/16)
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act treats tribes and their enterprises in the same manner as states and local governments when it comes to federal labor law.

Judge Judy chooses reservation school for graduation speech (04/15)
Alexus Uentillie, a young member of the Navajo Nation, submitted the winning essay in a national contest.

Quick justice for assault of woman on Chitimacha Reservation (04/15)
A non-Indian man pleaded guilty to one count of assault for attacking and injuring a tribal member in January.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district endorses marijuana (04/15)
In what could be a first step towards legalization of marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation the Wounded Knee district passed a motion that legalizes the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana as well as industrialized hemp.

Stephen Pevar: Tribes and families fight back with ICWA lawsuit (04/15)
Over the last four years alone, more than 500 Indian children were forcibly removed from their homes by state officials in Pennington County, South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Former police chief runs for mayor in Rapid City (04/15)
Mayor Sam Kooiker has a new opponent in the mayoral race; he is the former Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender.

Albert Bender: A landmark victory for Indian Child Welfare Act (04/14)
South Dakota Indian families and Tribes have just won a major legal victory, under the Indian Child Welfare Act that will resonate throughout the state and nationwide.

Nisqually Tribe construction business involved in fatal accident (04/14)
A young couple and their infant son were killed when a concrete wall fell from a highway overpass.

Connecticut tribes support state's efforts against online lenders (04/14)
The Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes are siding with the state against a fellow tribe from Oklahoma.

Lawsuit seeks information on remarks at Indian law conference (04/14)
A top Department of Justice official said the government 'made mistakes' by advancing racially and culturally biased arguments in two historic Indian law cases.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election (04/14)
Tribal members will go the polls on April 21 and choose a new leader: Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye.

Native Sun News: County sheriff seeks more Native employees (04/14)
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department is well aware of the fact there is a lack of Native American staffing in the jail and on the patrol unit.

Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (04/13)
With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.

Editorial: Tribal online lending operations deserve state scrutiny (04/13)
The real lenders, the ones who are raking in the incredible profits, are unscrupulous lenders with no claim to sovereignty.

Navajo Nation presidential election still on tap despite meddling (04/13)
An election official said the vote will proceed as planned even as a new referendum regarding language fluency has already been scheduled.

Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination (04/13)
Language from the National Security Council’s memorandum explains the basis for the U.S.’s 2010 position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples issued by the Department of State.

Leader of Hopi Tribe sues over sales of sacred items in France (04/10)
The tribe tried to halt two auctions of sacred property in June and December 2014.

Benefit ride set for Navajo Nation police officer injured on duty (04/10)
James Hale was shot in the leg on March 19 in an incident that resulted in the death of his colleague Alex Yazzie.

Havasupai Tribe still trying to regain control of domain names (04/10)
An outside consultant has refused to transfer the names despite their importance to the tribe's tourism economy.

Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case (04/10)
A young member of the Lipan Apache Tribe had to go to court to fight for his right to wear long hair to school.

Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe plans roundup of horses (04/10)
Animal rights groups are questioning a proposal to gather as many as 2,000 horses on federal land surrounding the reservation.

Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation (04/10)
Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices of both North and South Dakota and Nebraska met with tribal officials to discuss how to implement the federal guidelines which will enable them to utilize the new provisions of the Violence Against Woman Act.

Native girl is one of six murdered from same reserve in Manitoba (04/09)
The Sagkeeng First Nation has the largest number of outstanding cases, according to a review by CBC News.

Cheyenne River Sioux mother sentenced for taking children to reservation (04/09)
Tricia Taylor, 32, took her two daughters to the reservation last year and their fathers are trying to get them back.

Acting chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe fires outside attorneys (04/09)
Big changes are in store for the tribe with the passing of Chairman Michael Jandreau, who led his people for 36 years.

Crow Tribe maintains right to hunt on off-reservation treaty land (04/09)
The state of Wyoming is citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1896 as justification for pursuing tribal members who hunt on ceded lands.

Warm Springs Tribes consider marijuana as economic opportunity (04/09)
Marijuana is legal in Oregon for recreational use and the tribe might be able to enter the budding industry.

Non-Indian businesses still trying to prevent removal from land (04/08)
The Indian landowners in Palm Springs, California, have ordered the businesses to leave by May 31.

Hoopa Valley Tribe sees police force drop to just three officers (04/08)
The largest reservation in California at one point had 12 officers but nearly all of them have left their jobs.

County still lacks record of order in Tulalip Tribes domestic case (04/08)
The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 was supposed to address sharing of tribal data but the law has not been fully implemented.

Swinomish Tribe files suit to stop oil trains through reservation (04/07)
The complaint accuses BNSF Railway of breaking an agreement by shipping large amounts of Bakken crude through the tribe's lands without permission.

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