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Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (07/03)
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.

Leader of Duwamish Tribe calls denial of recognition 'devastating' (07/03)
The tribe didn't meet two significant criteria despite spending decades on the federal acknowledgment process.

Taos Pueblo man sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing (07/03)
The victim suffered serious wounds in his upper chest near his heart and had to be airlifted to a hospital.

Chippewa Cree Tribe elects Ken St. Marks as chair for fourth time (07/02)
Rivals have removed Ken St. Marks from office three times but keeps wining the support of the people.

Editorial: Gila River Indian Community to blame for highway path (07/02)
The best way to avoid altering South Mountain would have been to route the highway through the Gila River reservation.

Duwamish Tribe rejected for federal recognition for a third time (07/02)
A victory in court did not lead to federal status for the tribe that counts Chief Si’ahl, the namesake of Seattle, as an ancestor.

BIA accused of blocking road access on New Mexico reservation (07/02)
Non-Indian homeowners claim they have a right to use roads that cross through the reservation of San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Chickasaw Nation hails selection of permanent Indian law chair (07/02)
Lindsay Robertson more than 25 years of experience in Indian law and serves as a tribal court judge.

Guilty plea for stabbing of BIA superintendent in South Dakota (07/01)
Brian Iron Boulder admitted he went to the BIA office on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation with the intent of killing superintendent Patrick Duffy.

Save Oak Flat caravan plans journey to DC to protect sacred site (07/01)
The Apache Stronghold will send two groups across the nation to rally for Oak Flat and for a bill that repeals a mine at the site.

Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (07/01)
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.

Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (07/01)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

BIA acquires former military site in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation (07/01)
Congress mandated the transfer of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant through a defense authorization act.

Appropriations bill adds $10M for tribal courts in PL280 states (07/01)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the money will help tribes strengthen their justice systems.

Marshall Matz: Fight for $380M in Keepseagle funds continues (07/01)
Do you remember the class action litigation Keepseagle v. USDA claiming discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers?

Lac Du Flambeau Band man sentenced for abusing young girls (06/30)
Edward Joseph Peterson will serve seven years in federal prison on top of a four-year sentence for abuse in the state of Wisconsin.

Gila River Indian Community files suit to protect sacred place (06/30)
The South Mountain Freeway would cut through the South Mountains over the tribe's objections.

Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (06/30)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

BIA adopts new policy regarding federal recognition process (06/30)
All groups seeking recognition, clarification or affirmation of their status must follow the same rules.

Alaska Native man finally out on parole in 1997 homicide case (06/30)
Four men were convicted of a crime they insist they did not commit and are seeking a new trial.

Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (06/30)
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.

Crow Creek Sioux man sentenced for assaults in domestic cases (06/29)
Derek Kennedy admitted that he assaulted his domestic partner and a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer.

Woman sentenced to prison for biting BIA officer in North Dakota (06/29)
Jessie Marie Grant pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting a federal officer.

Self-described Cherokee artist charged for misrepresentation (06/29)
Terry Lee Whitstone is accused of violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

Indian farmers rally over $380M in unspent Keepseagle funds (06/29)
Indian farmers and ranchers are opposing a plan to distribute the money to non-profits.

Jemez Pueblo gets second shot at making case for ancestral land (06/29)
In a unanimous decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress has never extinguished aboriginal title to the area in question.

Lakota Country Times: Treaty council slams mine at Pine Ridge (06/29)
The Tetunwan Oyate Treaty Council has come down hard on a company who had illegally mined for zeolite on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian Country (06/29)
The Supreme Court once again affirmed the legality of the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (06/26)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.

North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (06/26)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.

Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption continues with more charges (06/25)
A businessman whose firm received $10.6 million in federal funds is accused of bribing the tribe's roads director in exchange for a contract.

Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children (06/25)
Forcible removal of indigenous children from their families dates back to colonial times, when missionaries set out to 'Christianize' and 'civilize' Indian children under the guise of educating them.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe shares details of marijuana grow (06/24)
The tribe is working with Monarch America, a cannabis development firm that includes Robert Shepherd, the former chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

Tribes tread new ground in states without marriage equality laws (06/24)
The Tlingit and Haida Tribes has had trouble getting its laws recognized by the state of Alaska.

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