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9th Circuit rejects treaty claims of Indian tobacco manufacturer (09/26)
Ruling is the latest setback to the King Mountain Tobacco Company, a privately owned enterprise on the reservation.

9th Circuit rebuffs EEOC in dispute over tribal hiring preferences (09/26)
The ruling is a major blow to the agency, which has long contended that tribal preferences are illegal.

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Native Sun News: Tex Hall ousted in North Dakota tribal primary (09/26)
The incumbent President of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes of North Dakota, Tex Hall, was ousted from office last Tuesday.

Police open probe after officers let missing Native teen girl go (09/25)
The officers came into contact with Tina Fontaine and a week later she was found dead.

Former chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe to enter guilty plea (09/25)
Bruce Sunchild will plead guilty to theft and bribery charges.

Navajo Nation might postpone election due to legal challenge (09/25)
A dispute over the Navajo language skills of a presidential candidate could affect the schedule.

Miccosukee Tribe reclaims nearly $5M in wrongful death case (09/25)
The tribe was drawn into the dispute because it fronted the legal fees for two tribal members who were held liable in a fatal vehicle accident.

Navajo Nation to host meetings to discuss $554M settlement (09/25)
The signing ceremony will be webcast by the Navajo Nation Council.

Native Sun News: School district outlaws debate on honor song (09/25)
Despite a letter coming from one of the biggest names in civil rights, the Chamberlain School Board still reaffirms its stand that the topic of an honoring song for graduates will 'never' be allowed at their meetings.

Navajo Nation court to hear language issue affecting candidate (09/24)
Chris Deschene has made repeated Navajo-language gaffes on the campaign trail, according to a Navajo-speaking reporter.

ShoBan leader reportedly called sheriff's deputies 'Indian killers' (09/24)
Tensions flared when local law enforcement responded to the reservation to deal with an armed man.

Trust fund settlements with tribes hit $2.61B mark under Obama (09/24)
The administration has negotiated agreements with 80 tribes.

Steve Russell: Crime gods continue to demand human sacrifices (09/24)
Steve Russell discusses problems with the death penalty in the American justice system.

Six people indicted as Guardians Project continues in Montana (09/24)
A husband and wife at Rocky Boy's, along with a husband and wife and their two children from Fort Peck, are the latest to be snared by federal prosecutors.

Review: NMAI treaties exhibit exposes historical tragedies in US (09/24)
A review of Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, a new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Interview with Sarah Deer about violence against Native women (09/24)
Mary Hudetz interviews attorney and professor Sarah Deer about her work to prevent violence against Native women.

Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature (09/23)
The Internal Revenue Service started auditing tribes in 2005, an attorney for the National Congress of American Indians said.

Judge issues order in Alaska Native language voting rights suit (09/23)
The Native American Rights Fund said the order will set the standard for Native language voters nationwide.

Activists ask judge to dismiss Washington NFL team's lawsuit (09/23)
The activists say the team's complaints lie with the federal agency that canceled six offensive trademarks.

Glen Stankee: Seminole Tribe wins ruling in state taxation case (09/23)
The decision will likely have an impact on Native American tribes across the U.S.

Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (09/23)
The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.

Family of Indian teen killed by police stage protest in Oklahoma (09/23)
Mah-hi-Vist Goodblanket, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, was killed at his family's home on December 18, 2013.

Native Sun News: Treaty council condemns ceremony misuse (09/23)
At a recent meeting of the Black Hills Treaty Council in Rapid City a resolution was called for from the Oglala Sioux Tribe to stem the misuse and desecration of traditional ceremonies of the Oceti Sakowin.

House subcommittee holds hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe (09/22)
The Obama administration opposes the bill due to concerns about a waiver of sovereign immunity.

Justice Sotomayor studied Indian law after joining top court (09/22)
The justice has sided with tribal interests in five out of six cases since 2009.

Shinnecock Nation tightens regulation of tobacco businesses (09/22)
The tribe set up an oversight office and authorized a tax on the sale of tobacco products.

Navajo Nation to announce trust fund settlement this Friday (09/22)
President Ben Shelly will be joined by Secretary Sally Jewell and Kevin Washburn in Window Rock, the tribe's capital, for the announcement.

Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (09/19)
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

Officer investigated for 'drunk uneducated animals' comment (09/18)
The officer posted derogatory comments about Native people on Facebook.

NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill (09/18)
The educational session comes amid a renewed focus on treaty rights in the nation's capital.

Mashable: Oglala Sioux man still pushing MazaCoin currency (09/18)
Payu Harris developed the MazaCoin as a form of digital currency that he wanted the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to adopt.

9th Circuit rules against Chemehuevi Tribe in land deed case (09/18)
The court says land conveyances cannot be made without the consent of Congress.

Winnebago attorney joins BIA as deputy assistant secretary (09/18)
Ann Marie Downes will oversee the Office of Self-Governance, the Office of Indian Gaming and the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.

Rep. Daines praises House action on tribal general welfare bill (09/18)
The Montana Republican said the measure will help tribes provide general welfare services to their people without fear of audits and enforcement actions from the IRS.

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