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Two South Dakota tribes share $6M from trust fund settlements (12/20)
House approves bill to help Quapaw Tribe resolve trust dispute (12/20)
Five to join Indian child welfare truth and reconciliation panel (12/19)
Anderson Law: Republican VAWA bill a deal breaker for tribes (12/19)
Native Sun News: Juvenile charged in Oglala Sioux man's death (12/18)
Nebraska Supreme Court transfers child case to Omaha Tribe (12/17)
8th Circuit issues conflicting decisions in sexual assault cases (12/14)
DC Circuit allows suit against Cherokee chief in Freedmen case (12/14)
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe remains in dispute over council election (12/14)
Indian woman spared from death penalty under race bias law (12/14)
Mary Pember: Lac Courte Oreilles ceremonial buildings burned (12/14)
NCAI remains hopeful on legislation to protect Indian women (12/13)
ASU News: Rebecca Tsosie named one of Regents' Professors (12/13)
Democracy Now: Leonard Peltier seeks clemency from Obama (12/13)
Native Sun News: Group eyes cut of Standing Rock settlement (12/13)
Authorities indict seven for taking over $500K from Crow Tribe (12/12)
Colville Tribes won't share rest of $193M trust fund settlement (12/12)
Senate passes Bridgeport land-into-trust, Pascua Yaqui bills (12/12)
Tule River Tribe holding vigil for five family members who died (12/12)
Interview: Joey Jayne, first Indian woman judge in Montana (12/11)
IRS issues new guidance on general welfare exclusion for tribes (12/06)
Suspicious substance mailed to Ute Tribe's office was harmless (12/06)
Social workers tried to find Tulalip woman whose daughter died (12/06)
Arizona's top court won't take ICWA suit involving Navajo Nation (12/06)
Cherokee Nation against any change to Indian Child Welfare Act (12/06)
HCN Blog: BIA enters new era with streamline lease regulations (12/06)
Justice Blog: Working to protect civil rights of Native Americans (12/06)
Native Sun News: Tribes document ICWA woes in South Dakota (12/05)
Mescalero Apache Tribe to share per cap from $33M settlement (12/04)
Rep. Darrell Issa introduces Violence Against Indian Women Act (12/04)
Judge dismisses Grand Traverse Band invasive species lawsuit (12/04)
Land-into-trust fix remains in limbo as end of year approaches (12/04)
Column: A big battle over a little deer hunt by Wisconsin tribes (12/03)
County sues BIA over Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers (12/03)
NPR: Tribes take on state and BIA in Indian child welfare battle (12/03)
Former head of Alaska Native whaling commission sentenced (11/30)
Report outlines Indian Child Welfare Act woes in South Dakota (11/30)
Wisconsin tribes put a hold on night deer hunting amid lawsuit (11/29)
White Mountain Apache man faces more sexual abuse charges (11/29)
Blog: BIA regulations ease renewable energy in Indian Country (11/29)
IPR: Little River Band recovers eagle feathers after court case (11/29)
Indian inmates at odds with state over tobacco at ceremonies (11/29)
Jicarilla Apache Nation battles utility in tribal and federal court (11/29)
Miccosukee man doesn't know who paid $3.1M to legal team (11/28)
Yankton Sioux man accused of killing uncle, shooting cousin (11/28)
Tracey Avila, Robinson Rancheria leader, set for trial in 2013 (11/28)
Northern Cheyenne man loses bid to lower murder sentence (11/28)
DOJ launches civil rights investigation into Albuquerque police (11/28)
Man accused of downloading pornography to tribe's computer (11/27)
9th Circuit dismisses Colville descendants' enrollment lawsuit (11/27)
Wisconsin Ojibwe tribes stir controversy with night deer hunt (11/27)
New president of Oglala Sioux Tribe won't support liquor sales (11/27)
Hoopa Valley Tribe approves $10K per capita from settlement (11/27)
NWPR: Umatilla Tribes implement tougher criminal sentencing (11/27)
Sen. Reid cites continuing negotiations for a land-into-trust fix (11/27)
Land-into-trust fix could come up for consideration in Senate (11/26)
Oklahoma works with tribes on changes to child welfare plan (11/26)
American Prospect: Hopi, Navajo tribes battle for water rights (11/23)
Native Sun News: Death of Oglala man considered 'suspicious' (11/22)
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe defends land claim with support of DOJ (11/21)
City wins lawsuit over changes at Indian Services Commission (11/21)
South Dakota tribes received $101M for trust fund settlements (11/20)
Law Article: Ruling supports tribal court system in New Mexico (11/20)
NYT Blog: Hopi Tribe lodges new lawsuit to protect sacred site (11/20)
Woman and grandchildren killed on North Dakota reservation (11/19)
BLM offering reward in theft of petroglyphs from California site (11/19)
Hopi Tribe files lawsuit over reclaimed sewage at sacred site (11/16)
Family not likely to take action in burial dispute with Ute Tribe (11/16)
Saginaw Chippewa man convicted of assaulting three women (11/16)
County lobbies BIA against Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition (11/16)
Proponent expects Oglala Sioux Tribe to allow sale of alcohol (11/16)
6th Circuit rejects voter ban on affirmative action in Michigan (11/16)
Authorities say Fort Independence Tribe cheated out of $7M (11/15)
Ute Tribe criticizes funeral home for handling of man's body (11/15)
Some leaders of Lac du Flambeau Band haven't taken drug test (11/14)
Oneida Nation sues city after revoking permit for energy facility (11/14)
Cherokee Nation council supports UKB land-into-trust litigation (11/14)
Death row inmate cites a 'chaotic' upbringing on Navajo Nation (11/13)
Tribal law enforcement funding falls as crime rate remains high (11/13)
Spirit Lake Nation man maintains innocence for murder in 1986 (11/12)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe shares sex offender data with states (11/09)
NCAI optimistic on a land-into-trust fix, VAWA during lame-duck (11/09)
WPR: Lac Courte Oreilles Band suspects arson at spiritual sites (11/08)
Speculation begins on makeup of Obama's second term Cabinet (11/08)
Turtle Talk Poll: Wish list for Obama's next term in White House (11/07)
BIA disputes some child abuse incidents at Spirit Lake Nation (11/06)
Warm Springs Tribes battle high rates of crime on reservation (11/06)
Chevron refuses to pay $18.7B judgement to tribe in Ecuador (11/02)
Pawnee Nation still working on per cap from $4.4M settlement (11/01)
Hoopa Valley Tribe excludes first member from its reservation (11/01)
Ex-Alaska Native whaling commission director awaits sentence (11/01)
Alaska Native fishermen found guilty for violating state orders (11/01)
MPR: Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota ban wolf hunting on their lands (11/01)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai group wants another per cap (10/31)
Hoopa Valley Tribe pushed to distribute $49M trust settlement (10/31)
Judge won't require state to open voting offices on reservations (10/31)
Arraignment delayed for Tracey Avila, Robinson Rancheria chair (10/31)
Petitions ask Mescalero Apache Tribe to share trust settlement (10/31)
Foul play not suspected in death of Pyramid Lake Paiute chair (10/30)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe aims to regain federal status and land (10/30)
Tribal cross-commissions agreement in New Mexico renewed (10/30)
Mescalero Apache Tribe urged to share $33M trust settlement (10/30)
Kevin Abourezk: Wounded Knee trials remembered in Nebraska (10/30)
KYUK: NCAI supports Alaska Natives headed to trial for fishing (10/29)
Turtle Talk: Update on Indian law petitions and Supreme Court (10/29)
IHS leader vows to follow Supreme Court decision on contracts (10/25)
Aide to Sen. Akaka confident on support for a land-into-trust fix (10/25)
9th Circuit won't block Chippewa Cree man from seeing family (10/24)
Turtle Talk: Judge with long Indian law track record passes on (10/24)
Moapa Band files lawsuit over EPA standards at coal fired plant (10/23)
NCAI report cites concerns about voter ID laws in certain states (10/23)
10th Circuit won't revive Northern Arapaho Tribe taxation suit (10/22)
Oglala Sioux Tribe could see $6M in revenue from alcohol taxes (10/19)
2nd Circuit won't reinstate Onondaga Nation land claim lawsuit (10/19)
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River landowners sue over flooding (10/19)
9th Circuit to hear case over Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk business (10/19)
New Mexico Supreme Court hears case over sacred site listing (10/18)
Obama administration trying to revive Hopi-Navajo water deal (10/18)
County seeks to rejoin Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition case (10/17)
Stephanie Woodard: Tribal members file suit over early voting (10/17)
DC Circuit taking up long running Cherokee Freedmen lawsuit (10/17)
Prairie Island Indian Community signs MOU for nuclear facility (10/16)
FT: Oglala Sioux leaders accused of misusing settlement funds (10/16)
Supreme Court to review Arizona voter law that tribes oppose (10/16)
Tribal colleges start campaign to end violence against women (10/15)
Native Sun News: Indian school development scheme backfires (10/15)
NPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs next move on Whiteclay liquor (10/12)
Justice Department announces policy on use of eagle feathers (10/12)
Sen. Akaka to push land-into-trust fix after November election (10/12)
Indian voters in Montana seek satellite offices on reservations (10/12)
KPLU: Colville Tribes back in court for Columbia River pollution (10/11)
Judge dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation land claim lawsuit (10/11)
Turtle Talk: Worcester v. Georgia wins Supreme Court contest (10/11)
Fort Peck Tribes help locate couple later found with marijuana (10/10)
Ex-beauty queen accuses Lumbee Tribe of hiding harassment (10/10)
Oglala Sioux Tribe could tap into revenues from sale of alcohol (10/10)
Tulalip Tribes arrest mother in connection with toddler's death (10/10)
Obama signs Minnesota Chippewa Tribe trust fund bill into law (10/09)
Man from Spirit Lake Nation pleads guilty for assault of 2 boys (10/09)
Employee fired by UTTC wanted on child pornography charges (10/09)
Supreme Court puts end to Samish Nation federal funding case (10/09)
Officer charged for assaulting Indian man who uses wheelchair (10/09)
Crime Report: Abuse and violence pervasive in Indian Country (10/09)
Oglala Sioux Tribe urged to lift alcohol sales ban on reservation (10/05)
Yurok Tribe reports large seizures of marijuana on reservation (10/04)
Robinson Rancheria chairwoman ordered to stand trial for theft (10/04)
2nd Circuit takes up Onondaga Nation land claim on October 12 (10/04)
Judge removes counties from Mishewal Wappo recognition suit (10/04)
NPR: Q&A with Louise Erdrich on law and order in Indian Country (10/03)
Couple asks Supreme Court to hear ICWA case for Cherokee girl (10/03)
Oglala Sioux Tribe could pursue Whiteclay lawsuit in state court (10/03)
Reporter: Criminal justice lacking on reservations in New Mexico (10/03)
Fort Peck Tribes distribute per capita from trust fund settlement (10/03)
Former Pueblo leader accused of embezzling $3.6M from tribes (10/03)
Teenage girl, 19, on Navajo Nation killed in apparent hit and run (10/02)
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation picks permanent police chief (10/02)
County revokes commissions for Pojoaque Pueblo police officers (10/02)
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hails recommendation in land claim suit (10/02)
Hualapai Tribe considers per capita from $5.4M trust settlement (10/02)
Supreme Court axes life sentence for Crow teen in murder case (10/01)
Turtle Talk: Final round in greatest Indian law cases tournament (10/01)
Poarch Creeks dispute latest attack on legal status of trust lands (10/01)
Spirit Lake Nation hands control of social service program to BIA (10/01)
Turtle Talk Poll: Results show support for same-sex marriages (09/28)
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe accused in federal tobacco investigation (09/28)
Vice chairman of Pala Band jailed in public intoxication incident (09/27)
Navajo activist won't give up fight over sewage at sacred site (09/27)
North Dakota tribal member charged for sexual abuse of minor (09/27)
UND allowed to keep 'Fighting Sioux' logos at arena on campus (09/27)
Man investigated for taking artifacts from sacred Washoe land (09/26)
Cover Story: Non-Indian couple not giving up on ICWA dispute (09/26)
Another stay granted in Oklahoma tribal water rights litigation (09/26)
Turtle Talk Poll: Should same-sex marriage be legal for tribes? (09/26)
BIA ordered to reconsider Oneida Nation land-into-trust ruling (09/26)
Man sentenced to prison for arson at Tonkawa Tribe property (09/25)
Miccosukee Tribe shows checks totaling $10M paid to law firm (09/25)
Radio: Tribal provisions in VAWA caught up in partisan debate (09/25)
Senate passes three Indian measures during late night session (09/24)
Turtle Talk: Down to final two for greatest Indian law decisions (09/24)
Beneficiaries want Supreme Court to review Cobell settlement (09/24)
America's Wire: Native women left vulnerable to violent crime (09/21)
Federal agents raided at least two smokeshops in Northwest (09/21)
Turtle Talk: Obama, the federal courts and tribal sovereignty (09/21)
NCAI calling attention to voting rights as election approaches (09/21)
Hospital in South Dakota sues over $1.6M in unpaid IHS bills (09/20)
More tribal trust fund settlements expected in coming weeks (09/20)
Turtle Talk: The Final Four -- Greatest decisions in Indian law (09/20)
DOJ report shows highest rate of violent crime in Indian homes (09/20)
Indian inmates in South Dakota win religious freedom lawsuit (09/20)
Room in federal courthouse named in honor of Elouise Cobell (09/19)
Troopers put Alaska Native village on lockdown after incident (09/19)
Turtle Talk: Results from quarterfinal for Indian law decisions (09/19)
IRS official questioned about taxation of per capita payments (09/19)
Bank not allowed to close Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes account (09/19)
Al Jazeera: Justice denied for Native women on violent crime (09/19)
County suing BIA for Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers (09/19)
Turtle Talk: Winding down to the greatest Indian law cases (09/18)
Spirit Lake Nation man punished in domestic violence case (09/18)
County weighs lawsuit on Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust (09/18)
Sentencing delayed for man over murder of Indian toddler (09/17)
Seneca Nation seeking $7.5M from IHS in contract dispute (09/17)
Court allows lawsuit against Viejas emergency responders (09/17)
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest federal Indian law rulings (09/14)
Native Sun News: UN report cites violence against women (09/14)
Fronteras: Most kids in juvenile detention center are Indian (09/13)
Tribes in Kansas meeting at Native Nations Law Symposium (09/13)
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest federal Indian law cases (09/13)
Reward of $25K offered over death of Haliwa-Saponi woman (09/12)
Pawnee Nation approves per caps from trust fund settlement (09/12)
Federal court near Eastern Cherokee Reservation won't close (09/12)
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest rulings in federal Indian law (09/12)
8th Circuit tells Mille Lacs woman to pay in music sharing suit (09/11)
Hoopa Valley Tribe open to distribution for trust settlement (09/11)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe pushed to share trust settlement (09/11)
Witness list for SCIA hearing on Carcieri and Patchak rulings (09/11)
Alleged Indian Ward Churchill loses suit over university job (09/11)
Fort Peck Tribes charge man for homicide in hit-and-run case (09/10)
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest rulings in federal Indian law (09/10)
BIA to release money for Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes contracts (09/10)
Haliwa-Saponi Tribe in mourning after death of young woman (09/10)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Carcieri, Patchak (09/10)
South Dakota court ends Indian boarding school abuse lawsuits (09/07)
Village debates appeal after losing Oneida Nation taxation case (09/07)
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (09/07)
Indian plaintiffs file papers in effort to end 'Redskins' trademarks (09/07)
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest decisions in federal Indian law (09/07)
IRS affirms per capita payouts from trust settlements not taxable (09/06)
Oneida Nation wins lawsuit over local taxation of trust property (09/06)
Investigation continues into death of child on Spirit Lake Nation (09/06)
Hopi Tribe increases sentencing under Tribal Law and Order Act (09/06)
Video: Indian Law Resource Center for reauthorization of VAWA (09/06)
10th Circuit enforces hard 90-day deadline in lawsuit against DOI (09/06)
Cherokee Nation farmers receive Keepseagle settlement funds (09/05)
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest decisions in federal Indian law (09/05)
Native American Issues Subcommittee meets in North Dakota (09/05)
US Attorney wants to provide help to Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation (09/05)
Six charged for cheating investors in Fort Peck drilling scheme (09/05)
Trial delayed for man accused of murdering Spirit Lake children (09/04)
Turtle Talk Round Three: Greatest decisions in federal Indian law (09/04)
DOJ awards $1M in grants to tribes for sex offender monitoring (09/04)
White Earth Nation requests federal jurisdiction in PL 280 state (09/04)
Payments from $760M Keepseagle settlement being distributed (09/03)
Radio: Non-Indian gas stations win ruling in tribal compact suit (08/31)
Turtle Talk Round Two: Greatest decisions in federal Indian law (08/31)
Authorities search for clues on Indian woman who was scalped (08/31)
Gasoline taxation lawsuit to proceed without tribal involvement (08/30)
Attorney in San Francisco Peaks litigation won't face sanctions (08/30)
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest decisions in federal Indian law (08/30)
Fort Peck Tribes continue to weigh per cap on $75M settlement (08/30)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to share $10K per cap (08/30)
Court won't rehear ICWA case involving Cherokee Nation father (08/30)
Court rejects Navajo Nation in Indian Child Welfare Act dispute (08/30)
Navajo Nation man sentenced to 37 months for domestic crime (08/29)
Bank wants to close accounts for Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (08/29)
Cherokee Nation chief shifts an adviser in employment dispute (08/29)
Cocopah Tribe investigating police chief for misplaced firearm (08/28)
Muscogee Nation reaches tobacco tax compact with governor (08/28)
BIA reportedly sets deadline over Spirit Lake Nation contracts (08/28)
Chippewa Cree Tribe responds to audit on use of $12.3M grant (08/28)
BIA 'strike team' to address child safety at Spirit Lake Nation (08/27)
Potential victims sought of teacher from school on reservation (08/27)
Pawnee Nation debates uses for $4.4M trust fund settlement (08/27)
Hualapai Tribe disputes $28M award in Grand Canyon Skywalk (08/27)
Judge in Texas allows taking of land for Keystone XL Pipeline (08/24)
Sex offender registry office opens on Wind River Reservation (08/23)
Northern Cheyenne Tribe to distribute trust fund settlement (08/23)
Social Security Administration issues ruling on trust payouts (08/23)
Penobscot Nation sues state to clarify jurisdiction on waters (08/23)
Arctic Slope Native Association gets ruling over IHS contract (08/23)
Federal judge rules in tobacco case affecting tribal retailers (08/23)
Yankton Sioux house where toddler died is called a meth lab (08/23)
Cayuga Nation wins decision on foreclosure of non-trust land (08/22)
Oneida Nation hails apparent end to local foreclosure lawsuit (08/22)
Couple pleads not guilty over death of Yankton Sioux toddler (08/22)
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation back to drawing table on water (08/22)
Colville Tribes will share another $58M from trust settlement (08/22)
Court backs Alaska Native corporation in shareholder dispute (08/22)
Cherokee Nation chief disputes legality of employment law (08/21)
KUOW: Colville chair discusses Columbia River pollution suit (08/21)
Three charged with stealing $18.6M from Auburn Community (08/21)
Sen. Murray still pushing for tribal jurisdiction provision in VAWA (08/15)
Bison herd grows on Fort Peck Reservation amid legal dispute (08/14)
Federal charges added in case of $1M theft from Yurok Tribe (08/14)
Couple wants rehearing in ICWA case of Cherokee Nation girl (08/14)
Widow of Pojoaque Pueblo officer still fights for compensation (08/14)
MPR: Leech Lake Band partners with county for wellness court (08/13)
CNN: American Indians overrepresented in prison populations (08/13)
BIA finally publishes annual list of federally recognized entities (08/09)
Hoopa Valley Tribe concerned about rise in marijuana operations (08/09)
BIA denies exposing pregnancy of teen at school in New Mexico (08/09)
Ex-Seminole leader David Cypress faces prison time in tax case (08/09)
DC Circuit weighs contempt case against DOI Secretary Salazar (08/09)
US Attorney talks drug issues on reservations in South Dakota (08/08)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe enters offender registry agreement (08/08)
Judge dismisses Indian students' lawsuit over 'Fighting Sioux' (08/08)
US Attorney reviews unsolved cases on Pine Ridge Reservation (08/07)
State finds no wrongdoing in Lakota man's 'KKK' surgical scars (08/07)
More Indian plaintiffs coming forward for church abuse lawsuit (08/07)
Law Article: HEARTH Act offers more flexiblity for tribal leasing (08/06)
New York authorities blocking testimony in tribal tobacco case (08/06)
Yankton Sioux Tribe didn't use $157K methamphetamine grant (08/03)
Congress clears bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership (08/03)
Judge in Brazil blocks rail line expansion, citing threats to tribe (08/03)
IHS rescinds reprimand of employee in Spirit Lake controversy (08/03)
Colville Tribes start sending checks from $193M trust settlement (08/02)
Judge approves expedited payments for Keepseagle settlement (08/02)
Lawsuit over Mashpee Wampanoag fishing rights still unresolved (08/02)
Navajo woman indicted for murder on Utah part of reservation (08/01)
Santa Fe Indian Market artists won't face tax concerns this year (08/01)
Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials (08/01)
Coushatta man pays $250K in restitution for fire at tribe's store (08/01)
Salish and Kootenai group eyes bigger share of trust settlement (08/01)
ICT Interview: Affie Ellis from Indian Law and Order Commission (08/01)
Turtle Talk Poll: 9th, 10th and Federal Circuits deemed friendly (07/31)
Child abuse charges added for death of Yankton Sioux toddler (07/31)
Law Article: Guidelines for Tribal Economic Development Bonds (07/31)
Alaska Native corporation still waiting on land promised in 1971 (07/31)
Salish and Kootenai Tribes to share half of $150M trust payout (07/31)
Charges dropped against officer who was fired by Isleta Pueblo (07/31)
Impasse continues on renewal of Violence Against Women Act (07/31)
September trial scheduled for murders of two Spirit Lake siblings (07/30)
Nez Perce Tribe donates $3M to NARF for work on trust fund case (07/30)
DC Circuit set to hear appeal in one Cherokee Freedmen lawsuit (07/30)
Health care reform act provides many benefits in Indian Country (07/30)
Turtle Talk Poll: The best federal circuit courts for tribal interests (07/30)
Native Sun News: Group seeks Indian Child Welfare Act changes (07/27)
NAFSA slams bill aimed at regulating tribal online payday loans (07/27)
House subcommittee weighs bills affecting Oregon tribal lands (07/26)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe received $18M as part of trust settlement (07/26)
Court supports return of child to Cherokee father under ICWA (07/26)
Walker River Paiute man charged with murdering Iraq veteran (07/26)
Developer resubmits bid for mine by Pechanga Band sacred site (07/26)
Opposition groups appeal Chumash Tribe land-into-trust ruling (07/26)
Hoopa Valley Tribe aims to banish man accused of drug dealing (07/26)
Criminal charges expected in Navajo Nation Council fraud case (07/25)
Authorities looking into death on the Fort Berthold Reservation (07/25)
New charges, including murder, filed in growing Native Mob case (07/24)
Red Lake Nation man convicted for sexually abusing two minors (07/24)
Bill for Hopi and Navajo water rights settlement is dead for now (07/24)
Man charged for murders of Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation children (07/24)
Nez Perce Tribe sharing $34M trust settlement with membership (07/24)
Colville Tribes to vote on $193M trust settlement per capita plan (07/24)
Judge grants 60-day stay in Oklahoma tribal water rights case (07/23)
Law Article: Notice on $1.8B tribal economic development bonds (07/23)
Alaska villages request clemency for fishermen who were cited (07/23)
Cherokee Nation authorizes $180K in contributions to politicians (07/20)
Column: Aboriginal issues a growing area of law inside Canada (07/19)
Memorial walk planned in honor of Yankton Sioux girl who died (07/19)
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe court set to rule in enrollment dispute (07/19)
Native Sun News: Shooting of dogs presents jurisdictional mess (07/18)
Mescalero Apache Nation wins decision on telecommunications (07/18)
Passamaquoddy Tribe sends trust fund settlement to members (07/18)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe files brief in federal eagle permit case (07/17)
Man killed in shootout with Jicarilla Apache police was fugitive (07/17)
Child's death on Fort Mojave Reservation remains under probe (07/17)
Cheyenne River Sioux man sues hospital for scars from surgery (07/17)
Yankton Sioux leader calls methamphetamine a major problem (07/17)
Cherokee Freedmen dispute appears headed toward resolution (07/17)
Jicarilla Apache Nation police report death of man after shootout (07/16)
Adults charged in connection to death at Yankton Sioux complex (07/13)
Judge bars Alaska tribal court from jurisdiction over corporation (07/13)
Toddler who died on Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation being laid to rest (07/13)
Non-Indian suspected in girl's death on Fort Mojave Reservation (07/13)
Tribe in Alaska banned from airline's property after filing lawsuit (07/13)
Narragansett Tribe marks ninth anniversary of violent state raid (07/13)
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation names an interim police chief (07/13)
Adults might face charges for murder at Yankton Sioux complex (07/12)
Minnesota appeals court rejects claim of non-Indian fisherman (07/12)
Chumash Tribe battles land-into-trust opponents for 10+ years (07/12)
Turtle Talk: Commentary on Oneida Nation employment decision (07/12)
Oglala Sioux Tribe adds more names to list of suspicious deaths (07/12)
House votes to repeal health care reform law -- including IHCIA (07/12)
Appeals court rejects challenge to highway project near Haskell (07/11)
State court orders new ruling in Oneida Nation employment suit (07/11)
Yankton Sioux Tribe shocked by murder of two-year-old toddler (07/11)
House set to vote on repeal of health reform law including IHCIA (07/11)
Little Traverse Bay Bands continue same-sex marriage debate (07/10)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to sign MOU with federal prosecutors (07/10)
New Mexico Pueblos explore impacts of state and federal policy (07/10)
Tribes battling Interior Department over wind farm in California (07/10)
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation faces scrutiny over child welfare woes (07/09)
IPR: Michigan court overturns convictions for helping treaty hunter (07/09)
Lund Report: Course tackles sexual crimes against Indian women (07/06)
Native Sun News: A big victory for 'Obamacare' at Supreme Court (07/06)
Most states are now free from No Child Left Behind Act mandates (07/06)
FBI Series: 'Zero tolerance' for drug trafficking in Indian Country (07/06)
KNOM: Women's shelter in Alaska Native village receives funding (07/05)
Navajo Nation Council to take up Arizona water rights settlement (07/05)
Miccosukee Tribe accuses ex-chair, Billy Cypress, of stealing $26M (07/05)
Bond denied to man accused of assaulting Saginaw Chippewa boy (07/05)
Oneida Nation employees oppose dismissal of local attorney suit (07/03)
Tesuque Pueblo police arrest man in connection with dog's death (07/03)
Muscogee Nation holds rally for tribal provisions in VAWA update (07/03)
Woman from Ute Tribe sues sheriff's department over traffic stop (07/03)
Cherokee Nation awaits decision in Freedmen citizenship dispute (07/03)
New York authorities refuse to return tobacco to Winnebago Tribe (07/02)
Outdoors: Minnesota won't bar wolf hunting within reservations (07/02)
Appeals courts issue decisions in Indian criminal defendant cases (07/02)
MPBN: Commission to look at Indian child welfare issues in Maine (07/02)
FBI takes over probe after Saginaw Chippewa boy is found dead (06/29)
White House: Supreme Court affirms Obama's health reform plan (06/28)
Saginaw Chippewa family ties boyfriend to case of missing boy, 4 (06/28)
Man pleads not guilty in Nez Perce court for murdering mother (06/28)
Supreme Court issues long-awaited decision on health care law (06/28)
Paper on trial for stories linking ex-mayor to rape of Pueblo girl (06/27)
Tribes unite for new organization to protect Internet businesses (06/27)
Senate Democrats call for inclusion of tribal provisions in VAWA (06/27)
DC Circuit backs EPA rules aimed at addressing climate change (06/27)
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe treats case of missing boy as criminal (06/27)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe testifies at hearing on federal recognition (06/26)
Alaska Natives could be owed $2.7M for contract support costs (06/26)
Judge asserts control of Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes bank account (06/26)
Blog: Sexual assault at epidemic level among Native Americans (06/26)
Supreme Court bars mandatory life sentences in juvenile crimes (06/26)
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe calls case of missing boy, 4, 'suspicious' (06/25)
Oglala Sioux man suing county over prescribed burn at Whiteclay (06/25)
Supreme Court orders new ruling for contract support cost case (06/25)
Still awaiting Supreme Court decision on health care reform law (06/25)
Turtle Talk: Ideology matters in Supreme Court's major decisions (06/25)
Supreme Court rules on Arizona's controversial immigration law (06/25)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes wait on trust settlement (06/25)
Long battle expected over self-determination contract support (06/22)
Hopi Tribe council holds second vote on water rights settlement (06/22)
HHS official blames Spirit Lake Nation for child abuse problems (06/22)
Top court in South Dakota rules in Indian Child Welfare Act case (06/22)
Winnebago Tribe waiting for New York to return seized tobacco (06/22)
Blackfeet Nation to distribute part of $19M trust fund settlement (06/22)
Appeals court sanctions lawyer in San Francisco Peaks litigation (06/21)
Investigation in closure of three public schools on Navajo Nation (06/21)
New York City files suit against tobacco retailer on Seneca Nation (06/21)
Grand Ronde Tribes oust council member facing criminal charges (06/21)
Southern Ute Tribe investigates fatal accident on its reservation (06/21)
Man enters not guilty plea for homicides of Yankton Sioux family (06/21)
Leaders of Yankton Sioux Tribe question suspension from council (06/21)
Court won't remove judge from Miccosukee wrongful death case (06/21)
Chumash Tribe critics hail Supreme Court's land-into-trust ruling (06/21)
Information links cases of missing Indian woman, Indian girl (06/20)
Fond du Lac Band plans to distribute trust fund to its members (06/20)
Trial to begin in dispute over self-determination contract costs (06/20)
Third person sentenced for defacing Nez Perce Tribe sacred site (06/20)
Winnebago Tribe wins decision over tobacco seized in New York (06/20)
House approves measure to allow Border Patrol to bypass laws (06/20)
US Attorney's Office to prepare reports on deaths at Pine Ridge (06/20)
Native Sun News: US Attorney talks unsolved cases at Pine Ridge (06/20)
Council from Hopi Tribe votes against water rights settlement (06/19)
Wyoming Legislature on the Wind River Reservation for hearing (06/19)
House approves bill to distribute Minnesota Chippewa trust fund (06/19)
Pala Band finalizes decision to remove 154 people from the rolls (06/19)
Supreme Court decision kills California land-into-trust measure (06/19)
White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks default judgment in fire case (06/18)
Supreme Court backs tribes in self-determination contract case (06/18)
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation debate settlement to water rights (06/15)
Turtle Talk: Fixing the land-into-trust decision for Michigan tribes (06/15)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee questions IRS audits into tribes (06/15)
Oglala Sioux Tribe requests information about suspicious deaths (06/15)
Social worker charged in Eastern Cherokee case back on the job (06/15)
Inquest scheduled into officer's shooting of Chippewa Cree man (06/14)
Oglala Sioux Tribe meets US Attorney to discuss 39 death cases (06/14)
Turtle Talk: DOI and DOJ used to argue separately in trust cases (06/14)
Bill affects definition of 'qualified reservation' in New York state (06/14)
Native drivers in Nebraska more likely to be stopped, searched (06/13)
Bishop Paiute Tribe hosts U.S. Attorney's Office on reservation (06/13)
Cherokee Nation council confirms new justice for highest court (06/12)
Judge schedules hearing in Alaska Native voting rights lawsuit (06/12)
Sovereignty Symposium opens 25th annual meet in Oklahoma (06/12)
Judge hears dispute on Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes bank account (06/12)
Obama nominates pair to serve on DC Circuit Court of Appeals (06/12)
Prairie Island Indian Community wins a ruling on nuclear waste (06/11)
Standing Rock Sioux leader guilty of 'habitual' domestic assault (06/08)
FBI Series: Facing challenges with reservation law enforcement (06/08)
Oglala Sioux vice president speaks about alcohol-related arrest (06/08)
Blog: State takes a look at alleged branding of blind Lakota man (06/07)
DOJ starts sexual assault response program for Montana tribes (06/07)
Stephanie Woodard: Confessions of a Whiteclay beer customer (06/07)
Some Colville leaders support per caps from $193M settlement (06/07)
Federal judge travels to Standing Rock for drug trafficking case (06/06)
DOJ works with tribes to combat violence against Indian women (06/06)
Attorney repays money received during Oneida Nation litigation (06/06)
Stephanie Woodard: Beer profiteers fighting Whiteclay lawsuit (06/06)
Standing Rock Sioux drug charges being handled in three courts (06/05)
Former president of Tonkawa Tribe enters guilty plea over theft (06/05)
State to pay $3M in trooper arrests on Onondaga Nation in 1997 (06/05)
Former Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe leader released from prison (06/05)
Report: Consumer agency isn't singling out tribal payday loans (06/05)
9th Circuit rules for Karuk Tribe in case over mining along river (06/04)
FBI: One in every four violent crimes comes from a reservation (06/04)
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes agrees to distribute $60M settlement (06/04)
Colville Tribes pushed to distribute more from $193M settlement (06/04)
Law firm for Cobell case also worked on tribal trust settlements (06/04)
Artist from Cochiti Pueblo cites self-defense in shooting incident (06/01)
County objects to legal fees after losing Indian voting rights case (06/01)
California bill bars state opposition to certain land-into-trust bids (06/01)
Chief of Mashantucket Tribe's police department abruptly resigns (06/01)
Rep. Hastings considering hearing on violence in Indian Country (06/01)
South Dakota's highest court backs conviction in Aquash murder (05/31)
Blog: Bad decision against Kickapoo Tribe in water rights dispute (05/31)
Snoqualmie Tribe looking to discuss results of membership audit (05/31)
White Mountain Apache man linked to a string of sexual assaults (05/31)
NYT Blog: Lawsuit continues over bison on Montana reservations (05/31)
No tribes are taking advantage of expanded criminal sentencing (05/31)
Democrats seek hearing on domestic violence in Indian Country (05/30)
Pueblo artist not charged in connection with shooting incident (05/30)
Investigation ongoing in suspicious death of Coeur d'Alene man (05/30)
Judge OKs adoption of Alaska Native boy by non-Native couple (05/30)
Two Rivers Tribune: Taking on substance abuse at Hoopa Valley (05/29)
Indian inmates welcome presence of children at their powwows (05/29)
Alaska Natives seek more authority in domestic violence cases (05/29)
Robinson Rancheria chairwoman faces hearing on theft charge (05/29)
US Attorney looks at 39 deaths in response to Oglala Sioux Tribe (05/25)
Seneca Nation demands $1M fee from state for highway project (05/25)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves report on Carcieri bill (05/25)
Council for Native American Farming and Ranching picks named (05/25)
Judge grants 60-day stay in Oklahoma tribal water rights case (05/24)
Quechan Nation files suit against wind farm project in California (05/24)
Native Sun News: Rep. Noem does about-face on VAWA measure (05/24)
Hoopa Valley Tribe expects to receive $49.2M trust settlement (05/24)
Passamaquoddy Tribe ready to receive $11.4 trust settlement (05/24)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition backed by unknown group (05/24)
Seventeen people charged for Pine Ridge Reservation drug ring (05/23)
Investigation into death of teenage girl from the Navajo Nation (05/23)
San Carlos Apache man gets 21 years for murdering his brother (05/23)
Tulalip Tribes vice chair shares personal story for VAWA debate (05/23)
Probe continues into bomb threat at Eastern Shoshone meeting (05/23)
DOJ failed to prosecute 65 percent of Indian Country rape cases (05/23)
Rosebud Sioux woman charged in connection to murder case (05/22)
Canada again objects to death penalty for Blackfeet murders (05/22)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe to submit brief in eagle permit lawsuit (05/22)
Store on Crow Reservation concerned about rise in shoplifting (05/22)
Ex-leader faces genocide charge for massacre at Indian village (05/22)
Supreme Court declines to review Cherokee Nation ICWA case (05/21)
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe vows to continue battle for trust fund (05/18)
The Votes: Crossing party lines on Violence Against Women Act (05/18)
BIA disputes Republican report on Violence Against Women Act (05/18)
Yakama Nation focuses on rehabilitation with detention center (05/17)
Federal judge approves 25 settlements in tribal trust lawsuits (05/17)
Tribes slam weakened version of Violence Against Women Act (05/17)
House approves version of VAWA bill without tribal provisions (05/17)
Ex-tribal officer accused of harboring fugitives in North Dakota (05/16)
New Scientist: Remains at center of NAGPRA feud in California (05/16)
Mary Annette Pember: Indian girls being exploited in Minnesota (05/16)
KPLU: Officials questioned tax status of Chehalis Tribe resort (05/16)
GOP bill report questions data on crime against Indian women (05/16)
DC Circuit dismisses challenge to Western Shoshone trust bill (05/16)
White House raises veto threat against Republican VAWA bill (05/16)
Oneida Nation arrested four in connection with teen stabbing (05/15)
Tribal consultation call on May 30 to address taxation policies (05/15)
Report: BIA wasted nearly $1M on law enforcement recruiting (05/15)
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes win ruling against non-Indian firm (05/15)
Senate Finance Committee hearing on tribes and tax reform (05/15)
House to debate Violence Against Women Act reauthorization (05/15)
10th Circuit won't help Pueblo man avoid criminal sentence (05/14)
NWPR: Chehalis Tribe in mediation over business tax dispute (05/14)
DOJ accuses controversial sheriff in Arizona of discrimination (05/11)
Native News Network: Tribal store was selling outdated meat (05/10)
Evicted residents blame Robinson Rancheria for housing woes (05/10)
Judge blocks transfers of Yellowstone bison to Montana tribes (05/10)
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe distributes trust fund to its members (05/09)
10th Circuit hears arguments in Northern Arapaho Tribe case (05/09)
10th Circuit affirms conviction in former Pueblo leader's case (05/09)
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes want funds at bank unfrozen (05/08)
Texas family fights attempt to use land for Keystone Pipeline (05/08)
Red Lake police arrest fugitive after more than two months (05/03)
Crow Reservation man sentenced for trafficking eagle parts (05/03)
Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton dispute turns violent (05/03)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe wants to enter eagle permit lawsuit (05/03)
UW News: Panel to discuss treaty rights battle in Wisconsin (05/03)
Tribes to discuss mining activies with United Nations official (05/03)
Judge dismisses lawsuit aimed at keeping 'Fighting Sioux' (05/02)
Developments in Indian Country from Department of Justice (05/02)
School barred from returning remains to Kumeyaay Nation (05/02)
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues for share of school donations (05/02)
Suquamish Tribe walk raises awareness of domestic violence (05/02)
Chippewa Cree Tribe opens doors to $12.5M justice facility (05/02)
FBI names building for agents killed at Pine Ridge Reservation (05/01)
United Auburn Indian Community names a new administrator (05/01)
Cherokee Nation hosts opening for museum in historic prison (05/01)
FBI targeting former Mashantucket Pequot chair, two others (05/01)
Report: Santa Clara Pueblo votes to change membership rule (05/01)
10th Circuit to hear Northern Arapaho Tribe's taxation lawsuit (05/01)
Man sentenced for trying to divert Shingle Springs Band mail (05/01)
Liquor companies reply to Oglala Sioux Tribe's Whiteclay suit (05/01)
Kevin Abourezk: Disparity for Native youth in justice system (04/30)
Tobacco products from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation seized (04/30)
Native Sun News: Few answers in death of Oglala Sioux man (04/30)
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes accept $60M to settle trust lawsuit (04/30)
Grande Ronde council member charged for meth and assault (04/30)
MPR: Red Lake detention center sits unused without BIA help (04/27)
Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux men to be featured in new film (04/27)
City judge paid while working second job at New Mexico tribe (04/27)
BBC News: Oglala Sioux Tribe goes to bat with liquor industry (04/27)
Judge who was on salmon lawsuit supports removal of dams (04/27)
Non-Indian ranchers unhappy with transfer of bison to tribes (04/27)
Ute Tribe threatens lawsuit for pollution from power plant (04/26)
DOJ: Transcript of remarks at tribal consultation conference (04/26)
BSPR: Tribes defend law to kill sea lions to protect salmon (04/26)
Tribes celebrate completion of Columbia River fishing sites (04/26)
Tulalip Tribes vice chair pushes for reauthorization of VAWA (04/26)
Sen. Tom Udall floor statement on tribes and VAWA measure (04/26)
APRN: Alaska Natives angry about exclusion from VAWA bill (04/26)
Obama administration against Alaska tribal VAWA exclusion (04/26)
Kevin Abourezk: Disparity for Native youth in justice system (04/25)
Nez Perce police officer charged with lying about shooting (04/25)
Professors file competing lawsuit over ancestral remains (04/25)
Suspect in custody after ax attack on Colville Reservation (04/25)
Round Valley Indian Tribes receive $8.5M trust settlement (04/25)
No explanation for Alaska Native exclusion from VAWA bill (04/25)
Energy company continues to fight tribal court's authority (04/25)
US Attorney takes on more Saginaw Chippewa crime cases (04/24)
Editorial: Indian victims deserve more timely investigations (04/24)
Oglala Sioux family sues law enforcement for fatal shooting (04/24)
Obama administration seeks dismissal of recognition case (04/24)
Alaska Natives excluded from tribal jurisdiction in VAWA bill (04/24)
White House reaffirms support for tribal provisions in VAWA (04/24)
Kumeyaay Nation sues university to repatriate ancestors (04/24)
BET: United Nations official opens mission on Native issues (04/24)
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe accepts $42.6M in trust settlement (04/24)
Turtle Talk: Supreme Court's questions in Indian law cases (04/24)
Makah Nation settles trust mismanagement lawsuit for $25M (04/23)
White House Blog: Roi Holt earns award for crime victim work (04/23)
Native Sun News: Navajo men sue railroad for work illnesses (04/23)
Moapa Band starts 50-mile walk to protest power plant (04/20)
FBI won't reopen investigation into Oglala Sioux deaths (04/20)
Oglala Sioux Tribe requests investigation into 75 deaths (04/19)
SCOTUSBlog: Recap of argument in self-determination suit (04/19)
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe offers ICWA outreach (04/19)
Walter Echo-Hawk discusses 10 worst Indian law cases (04/19)
Turtle Talk: Commentary on self-determination argument (04/19)
Couple in ICWA case says Cherokee child is more 'Latino' (04/19)
Supreme Court transcript from self-determination case (04/18)
Speech by Attorney General Eric Holder at VAWA event (04/18)
Tribes in Arizona get mixed decision in voting law case (04/18)
Stockbridge-Munsee land-into-trust deal stirs debates (04/18)
Poarch Band battles county on status of trust property (04/18)
Cherokee Nation Council approves journalist shield law (04/18)
Tanana Chiefs Conference increases reward for 1997 case (04/17)
Tule River Tribe receives $7.1M for trust fund settlement (04/17)
South Carolina court hears ICWA case for Cherokee child (04/17)
Supreme Court declines to review Public Law 280 dispute (04/17)
Senior prosecutor at DOJ resigns after botched casework (04/17)
Alabama county cites Carcieri in bid to tax Poarch Creeks (04/16)
Sho-Ban leader joins Vice President Biden at VAWA event (04/16)
Federal Circuit revives case over 'bad men' treaty clause (04/16)
Supreme Court set for hearing in self-determination case (04/16)
Vincent Shilling: Racial profiling also affects Indian people (04/16)
Quechan Nation to receive $3M for trust fund settlement (04/13)
MPR: Chippewa Tribe receives $2M from trust settlement (04/13)
BSPR: Three Idaho tribes sharing in $1B trust settlement (04/13)
Navajo Nation hires lobbyists for water rights settlement (04/13)
NARF cites Obama as catalyst for tribal trust settlements (04/13)
Leech Lake Band receives $3.5M in trust fund settlement (04/13)
Blog: Swinomish Tribe battles state over water policies (04/12)
Community mourning death of teen from Quinault Nation (04/12)
Cover Story: Unanswered questions on $1M Yurok theft (04/12)
Utah Navajo programs at standstill in trust fund dispute (04/12)
Bill to limit tribal role in Oklahoma appears dead for now ( (04/12)
Video: Announcement of $1B settlement in tribal lawsuits (04/12)
Native Sun News: IHCIA at stake in Supreme Court ruling (04/12)
Alcohol industry spends big despite Whiteclay problems (04/12)
Defendant in Oklahoma killings known to local residents (04/12)
Settlement amounts in tribal trust cases cover big range (04/12)
Fort Berthold Reservation man convicted of sex trafficking (04/11)
Alaska Native corporation disputes tribal court jurisdiction (04/11)
Tribal leaders hail $1B in trust management settlements (04/11)
DOI/DOJ press release on $1B in tribal trust settlements (04/11)
Figure in tribal payday loan battle accused in class action (04/11)
Former Ho-Chunk Nation vice president enters guilty plea (04/11)
White House event on settlements in tribal trust lawsuits (04/11)
Indian men arrested for indecent incident in South Dakota (04/10)
White Mountain Apache woman sentenced over DUI death (04/10)
Los Coyotes Band gives business more time to move out (04/10)
Man who claims to be Seminole wins decision in NAC case (04/10)
Suspects in Oklahoma killings reportedly confess to crime (04/10)
Colville Tribes win decision in Columbia River pollution case (04/09)
Column: Indian lawyers share Supreme Court experiences (04/09)
Man said to be Cherokee is arrested for killings in Oklahoma (04/09)
8th Circuit backs Yankton Sioux land-into-trust application (04/06)
Ute Tribe in Utah announces trust management settlement (04/06)
MPR: Authorities tie Native Mob crackdown to drop in crime (04/06)
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation water settlement questioned (04/06)
Primary suspect in Yurok Tribe theft case finally surrenders (04/06)
Attorneys for Miccosukee Tribe facing ethics investigations (04/06)
Blog: Menominee Nation urged to create anti-bullying laws (04/06)
NPR: Navajo Nation sues Urban Outfitters over trademarks (04/06)
Appeals court backs Oglala Sioux Tribe in immunity dispute (04/05)
Fond du Lac chair wins primary amid harasment accusation (04/05)
Northern Arapaho Tribe labels federal eagle permit a 'sham' (04/05)
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe amends Whiteclay lawsuit (04/04)
Supreme Court asks for DOJ brief in Oklahoma water dispute (04/03)
FBI investigates police officer shooting at Crow Reservation (04/03)
Cherokee Nation criticizes bill to limit role of tribes in policies (04/03)
Miccosukee Tribe accuses another law firm of taking millions (04/03)
FTC files lawsuit against tribal-affiliated payday lending firms (04/02)
Passamaquoddy Tribe reaches $11.4M trust fund settlement (04/02)
Updates on Indian Country from the Department of Justice (04/02)
SDPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe sues over liquor sales in Whiteclay (04/02)
Law Article: Navajo Nation fights for its intellectual property (04/02)
Colville Tribes debate uses for $193M trust fund settlement (03/30)
Auburn Community fires administrator over $18.6M scheme (03/30)
Native Sun News: Racial tensions are still high in Rapid City (03/30)
Navajos in Utah file another lawsuit over trust management (03/30)
Appeal decision upholds Navajo Nation's air quality permit (03/29)
Sauk-Suiattle Tribe claims immunity in employment lawsuit ( (03/29)
Fake 'Apache' from UK tried to move to a reservation in US (03/29)
Non-Indian developer appeals ruling in Hualapai Tribe case (03/29)
Choctaw and Chickasaw nations in negotiations over water (03/28)
Blackfeet Nation man pleads guilty over mother's murder (03/28)
Non-Indians accused Sauk Suiattle Tribe of discrimination (03/28)
Fronteras: Navajo Nation signs agreement with border town (03/27)
Indian inmates in court over tobacco policy in South Dakota (03/27)
Judge accused of bias after making 'peace pipe' comments (03/27)
Karuk Tribe asserts authority for activity on Indian allotment (03/27)
Non-Indian couple still disputing jurisdiction of Rincon Band (03/27)
NPR: A truly heartbreaking story of Jim Thorpe and his burial (03/26)
MPR: White Earth Band seeks to restore federal jurisdiction (03/23)
Developer continues to oppose Hualapai Tribe's jurisdiction (03/23)
Sheriff's deputy denies involvement in $18.6M Auburn scam (03/23)
Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux men still in search of justice (03/23)
Three plead guilty for racially motivated crime in Mississippi (03/23)
Judge's ruling puts hold on move of bison from Yellowstone (03/22)
Authorities look into disappearance of Osage Nation woman (03/22)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe names Cody SiJohn to lead police force (03/22)
Lac du Flambeau Band and state work on treaty fishing deal (03/22)
IRS accuses trio of bilking Auburn Community out of millions (03/22)
Fort Peck Tribes accept transfer of bison from Yellowstone (03/21)
6th Circuit orders a new trial in Grand Traverse abuse case (03/21)
Little Traverse Bay Bands consider same-sex marriage law (03/21)
Man convicted for 1975 Aquash murder argues for reversal (03/20)
Updates on Indian Country from the Department of Justice (03/20)
Supreme Court to debate health care reform law next week (03/20)
Crow lawmakers call for removal of judge over racist email (03/20)
Eagle found near DC train station ends up in repository (03/19)
Eagle found near DC train station ends up in repository (03/19)
Fronteras: Tribes fight wind project on archeological sites (03/19)
Supreme Court won't accept tribal domestic violence case (03/19)
Lawsuit urges BIA to intervene in Pala membership dispute (03/19)
Five from Pine Ridge Reservation face bootlegging charges (03/16)
9th Circuit reinstates lawsuit over Navajo court jurisdiction (03/16)
WaPo: Jim Thorpe's sons battle to rebury him in Oklahoma (03/16)
Interview with Shane Hendren on fraudulent Indian artwork (03/15)
Last of defendants enter pleas in Kickapoo corruption case (03/15)
Richard Pombo sees 'no chance' to pass land-into-trust fix (03/15)
Notebook: Navajo Nation files suit to protect its trademarks (03/15)
Democrats push for action on Violence Against Women Act (03/15)
Navajo Nation man and son killed in shooting in New Mexico (03/14)
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe maintains a low-profile police force (03/14)
Freedmen attorney claims Abramoff influenced BIA position (03/14)
BIA approves land-into-trust application for Mohegan Tribe (03/14)
Mother Jones: Indian women lack access to contraceptives (03/14)
Northern Arapaho Tribe receives permit to take bald eagles (03/14)
Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico sees busy night (03/13)
DOJ wants Oklahoma tribal water suit heard in federal court (03/13)
Turtle Talk: Ten-year report on Tribal Supreme Court Project (03/13)
Navajo Nation ousts officials who gave themselves bonuses (03/13)
Mary Pember: Native Mob a scourge to Indian communities (03/12)
Turtle Talk: Republicans fighting Indian provisions in VAWA (03/12)
Blackfeet Nation weighs $19M trust management settlement (03/08)
Rep. Betty McCollum co-sponsors SAVE Native Women Act (03/08)
DHS Secretary Napolitano supports tribal disaster requests (03/08)
Navajo Nation Council considers legislation to raise sales tax (03/08)
Penobscot Nation court still going strong after three decades (03/08)
Chairwoman of Hualapai Tribe seeks to resolve Skywalk fight (03/08)
FTC accuses Indian payday loan company of unfair practices (03/07)
Teen sues BIA school in New Mexico for exposing pregnancy (03/07)
Tribes slam 'declaration of war' on online lending businesses (03/07)
Sen. Hatch opposes bill provisions to protect Native women (03/07)
Tribes in Wisconsin seek to join anti-gang prevention effort (03/07)
APRN: Alaska tribe to receive overdue child support funding (03/07)
White House official also hopeful for tribal trust settlements (03/06)
Liquor from Whiteclay invades every aspect of reservation life (03/06)
Ex-Mashpee Wampanoag leader will be released from prison (03/05)
Leech Lake Band threatens litigation over share of trust fund (03/05)
Shell sues Alaska Native opponent of off-shore development (03/05)
MPR: Tribes in Minnesota seek a role in child custody matters (03/05)
Editorial: Federal judge who sent racist email must step down (03/05)
Ho-Chunk Nation's chief of police resigns after being arrested (03/02)
MPR: House panel debates Minnesota Chippewa trust fund bill (03/02)
9th Circuit to investigate judge who sent racist Obama e-mail (03/02)
Ute Tribe leader returns to job after suspension without pay (03/01)
Colville Tribes and state reach settlement for hunting rights (03/01)
Alaska tribe to receive child welfare funds under agreement (03/01)
Judge won't block construction of road above burial grounds (03/01)
Eastern Pequots to continue lawsuit over federal recognition (03/01)
Expect more announcements for tribal trust fund settlements (03/01)
Witness List: House hearing on Chippewa trust fund measure (03/01)
Montana federal judge admits sending 'racist' Obama e-mail (02/29)
Bill for state jurisdiction retrocession in Washington passes (02/29)
Charges dropped for Red Cliff man who drummed at capitol (02/29)
Leech Lake chairman to testify against trust fund legislation (02/29)
Two-year-old boy from Nooksack Tribe is being laid to rest (02/29)
Isleta Pueblo requires background check for non-members (02/29)
Navajo Nation sues Urban Outfitters over 'Navajo' products (02/29)
Standoff at Picayune Rancheria headquarters turns violent (02/29)
Yurok Tribe outraged at theft of nearly $1M from program (02/28)
Blackfeet Nation investigating reports of starving horses (02/28)
Fort Peck Tribes reach $75M trust management settlement (02/28)
Hualapai Tribe offers $11M to buy Grand Canyon Skywalk (02/28)
Mohawk man won't recognize jurisdiction of state's court (02/28)
Developments in Muscogee Nation tobacco bribery cases (02/28)
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe baffled by missing bison (02/28)
Onondaga Nation asks 2nd Circuit to reinstate land claim (02/28)
Judge issues amended ruling in tribal payday loan lawsuit (02/28)
Colville Tribes reach $193M trust management settlement (02/27)
Agreement approved as part of Soboba water settlement (02/23)
Alaska Natives challenge permit for offshore development (02/23)
Indian voters in Wyoming win decision from appeals court (02/23)
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks liquor sale limits (02/23)
Manitoba lawyer who overcharged Native clients disbarred (02/22)
Tribe asks judge to remove counties from recognition case (02/22)
Stephanie Woodard: Whiteclay Liquor -- Gold mines in hell (02/22)
Oklahoma's highest court to consider tribal water use case (02/21)
New Mexico tribe handing out traffic tickets to non-Indians (02/21)
Law Article: Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe wins immunity case (02/21)
Supreme Court won't hear tribal court jurisdiction dispute (02/21)
Supreme Court asks for state reply in Public Law 280 case (02/21)
Supreme Court declines Ute Mountain Ute Tribe's tax case (02/21)
Supreme Court won't hear Indian domestic violence case (02/21)
Bill in Washington allows retrocession of state jurisdiction (02/21)
Declination rate remains high for crimes in Indian Country (02/21)
Oregon tribe finds success with restorative justice program (02/17)
Indian woman sentenced for drugs to get early parole hearing (02/16)
Bill authorizes distribution of $28M Chippewa judgment funds (02/16)
White woman mistaken for Indian woman received settlement (02/16)
Bill introduced to settle Hopi and Navajo water rights dispute (02/15)
Northern Cheyenne Reservation man admits to sexual abuse (02/15)
Colorado authorities go after non-Indian in payday loan case (02/15)
Navajo Nation looks into alleged mismanagement in Shiprock (02/15)
Oklahoma tribes seek to keep water use case in federal court (02/15)
Q&A: Danialle Rose on Crow Creek Sioux Tribe's child welfare (02/15)
Ute Tribe worried about local law enforcement on reservation (02/15)
State court affirms Stockbridge-Munsee sovereign immunity (02/15)
BIA set to bring law enforcement 'surge' to two reservations (02/15)
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux man loses ruling on court fees (02/15)
Colorado judge backs immunity for tribes' payday loan firms (02/14)
Lawmakers consider alcohol zone bill amid Whiteclay lawsuit (02/14)
UND student leader seeks end to battle over 'Fighting Sioux' (02/14)
Eastern Pequot leaders face recall in battle over recognition (02/13)
Kevin Abourezk: Legal doubts in Oglala Sioux Whiteclay suit (02/13)
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe in $500M Whiteclay case (02/10)
Bill extends Tribal Law and Order Act Commission for a year (02/10)
Washington court backs Yakama Nation man in fishing case (02/09)
9th Circuit rejects bid to protect sacred San Francisco Peaks (02/09)
Oglala Sioux Tribe files lawsuit targeting liquor in Whiteclay (02/09)
Tribes meet with Oklahoma governor to discuss water case (02/09)
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation disputes suit over recognition (02/09)
Hualapai Tribe votes for takeover of Grand Canyon Skywalk (02/09)
Mohawk man charged for digging up ground at Superfund site (02/07)
New Mexico Secretary of Indian Affairs hasn't been confirmed (02/07)
Pueblo man charged in connection with woman's brutal death (02/07)
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation files federal recognition lawsuit (02/07)
Supreme Court to hear arguments in Indian law cases in April (02/06)
BIA threatens to cut Navajo Nation law enforcement funding (02/03)
Oklahoma governor asks tribes to drop water rights lawsuit (02/03)
Tribal court orders business out of Los Coyotes Reservation (02/03)
BIA's 'surge' leaves Wind River Reservation with more crime (02/03)
Judge blocks an appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case (02/03)
Two Native Mob gang members apprehended in Minnesota (02/02)
Colorado River man indicted for murder of six-month-old (02/02)
Judge awards custody of girl to her Navajo grandparents (02/01)
Takeaway: Voters at Pine Ridge file lawsuit over elections (02/01)
Man seeks $24M for Native symbol on Massachusetts seal (02/01)
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe boosts county law enforcement (02/01)
Wanted posters issued for three Native Mob gang members (01/31)
Bear River woman faces manslaughter in death of baby son (01/31)
Native Sun News: Tribal health group wins immunity decision (01/31)
Oklahoma regulators looking at tribal payday lending firms (01/30)
Cherokee Nation attorney general Todd Hembree sworn in (01/27)
Oklahoma tribes won't dispute existing water use permits (01/27)
Navajo Nation woman seeks class action against loan firm (01/27)
Native Mob called one most violent gangs in Indian Country (01/26)
Court rules juvenile Indians must join sex offender registry (01/26)
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe settles dispute (01/26)
Chairman of White Mountain Apache Tribe disputes removal (01/26)
Meskwaki Nation accuses former police chief of wrongdoing (01/26)
DOJ reports indictments against 24 members of Native Mob (01/25)
Bill authorizes BIA officers to enforce traffic law in Wyoming (01/25)
BIA officer cleared in Ute Mountain Ute man's fatal shooting (01/25)
Blog: 'Why Treaties Matter' exhibit goes around Minnesota (01/24)
Indian inmate reaches settlement over use of sweat lodge (01/24)
Former Sen. Abourezk clarifies comment about ICWA case (01/24)
White House Blog: DOJ grants help tribes with public safety (01/24)
Supreme Court blocks use of GPS tracker without a warrant (01/24)
Crow Reservation man hospitalized after BIA officer shooting (01/23)
Pueblo woman sent to hospital after officer-related shooting (01/23)
Gina Jackson: Judiciary must fulfill the promises behind ICWA (01/20)
Peter d'Errico: An indigenous oath for the Navajo Nation's bar (01/20)
BIA puts hold on removal of dozens from San Pasqual Band (01/18)
Reservation voters file lawsuit over lack of election services (01/18)
South Carolina Supreme Court pushed to take up ICWA case (01/18)
Cabazon Band reaches agreement to cover air quality rules (01/18)
Indian woman sentenced to probation in child neglect case (01/18)
Fronteras: Hopi Tribe sues BIA over cleanup of uranium site (01/18)
Counties trying to appeal Mishewal Wappo recognition case (01/18)
South Dakota governor responds to NPR's ICWA investigation (01/17)
Supreme Court won't be hearing non-Indian business dispute (01/17)
Supreme Court refuses to take up Amerind immunity dispute (01/17)
Navajo Nation sues to protect voting rights in county in Utah (01/13)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe claims at least $400K was stolen (01/13)
Non-Indian retailers in court over Washington gas compacts (01/13)
Woman offers information in Little River disappearance case (01/12)
Former St. Regis Mohawk leader sentenced for drug charges (01/12)
At least 5,100 claims filed for share of Keepseagle settlement (01/12)
NPR: Tom Perrelli to step down from Justice Department post (01/12)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe charges former officials for theft (01/12)
Another Crow Creek Sioux official indicted for bribery scheme (01/12)
Supreme Court allows religious exception in employment law (01/12)
Turtle Talk: Updates on Indian law cases and Supreme Court (01/12)
Blackfeet Nation recognized for anti-drunk driving program (01/11)
South Dakota court allows lawsuit for abuse at Indian school (01/11)
Bill would address liquor problems in Whiteclay border town (01/11)
WPR: Wyoming tribes face long fight in trust mismanagement (01/11)
Pueblo man indicted in tribal court for death of young cyclist (01/10)
Federal Circuit reinstates trust claim in Wyoming tribes' case (01/10)
9th Circuit takes up dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks (01/10)
Supreme Court agrees to take up self-determination dispute (01/09)
New-Times: Marijuana still illegal on reservations in Arizona (01/09)
9th Circuit debates dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks (01/09)
Paper continues to refer to Indian child as daughter of couple (01/09)
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe reports burglary at headquarters (01/06)
Indian man plans to sue city after noose discovered at work (01/06)
Law Article: FCC streamlines procedure for FM in Indian Country (01/05)
MPBN: David Slagger, Maliseet, is sworn in to Maine Legislature (01/05)
Cherokee Nation seeks gag order in ICWA dispute making news (01/05)
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe could lose bison (01/05)
Crow Reservation man pleads guilty for drunken driving case (01/04)
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes aim at drunk driving (01/04)
Former Crow Creek Sioux chairman appeals bribery conviction (01/04)
10th Circuit rules against Ute man in offender registration case (01/04)
Cherokee Nation man wins custody of daughter in ICWA case (01/03)
Nomination of Arvo Mikkanen to federal bench is dead for now (01/03)
Houlton Band sends first representative to Maine Legislature (01/03)
Turtle Talk: Top 10 most popular Indian law stories from 2011 (01/03)
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