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Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (04/21)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.
Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer (04/21)
Historically, the tribe has opposed capital punishment but views have changed in recent years in response to certain cases.
Ramapough Lenape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp Ramapough Lenape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp (04/20)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is illegal, according to officials in New Jersey.
North Carolina woman sentenced for kidnapping Cherokee children North Carolina woman sentenced for kidnapping Cherokee children (04/20)
The three children were found safe in Mexico in June 2016 after being kidnapped in November 2014.
Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (04/20)
The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.
Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment (04/20)
The North Carolina tribe's legislative body is moving ahead with impeachment proceedings
Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses (04/20)
A day many Native people thought would never come finally arrived in Nebraska.
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (04/19)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation (04/19)
Another long-running dispute over the boundaries of the reservation appears to have come to an end.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcement Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcement (04/19)
Harvey Pratt is considered one of the leading forensic artists in the United States, spending 50 years completing thousands of witness description drawings and thousands of soft tissue reconstructions.
Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service (04/19)
Tribal opponents still have time to stop oil from flowing through the controversial project.
Fort Peck Tribes finally gain access to federal criminal databases Fort Peck Tribes finally gain access to federal criminal databases (04/19)
Law enforcement on the reservation in Montana believe the information will help them address drug trafficking and other crimes.
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (04/19)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.
Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (04/18)
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (04/18)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.
Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country (04/18)
The new leader of the Department of Justice is heeding calls to pay more attention to high rates of crime in Indian Country.
Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (04/18)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.
Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law (04/17)
‘Like a Loaded Weapon’ misses the critical target and exposes Indian rights when it comes to federal Indian law.
Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (04/13)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.
Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation (04/13)
More gun violence erupted over the weekend on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation just days after tribal, state and federal officers met to talk about combining efforts to curb gun violence on the reservation.
Karl Jageris: Working together to address the crisis at Pine Ridge Karl Jageris: Working together to address the crisis at Pine Ridge (04/12)
The reality is that the Pine Ridge Reservation and Rapid City aren’t separate communities anymore.
Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/12)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) launched the initiative with an official letter a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official.
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes (04/11)
Cherie Louise Rhoades was convicted of murdering four people, including her brother and niece, at the tribal offices in northern California.
Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (04/11)
The decision is a boost to non-Indians who opposed restrictions in Recapture Canyon.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (04/10)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (04/10)
News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.
Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (04/07)
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.
Appeals court bars tribal citizen from entering county in Michigan Appeals court bars tribal citizen from entering county in Michigan (04/07)
Eugene Rantanen wasn't banished by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Instead, he asked to be exiled from his tribe's reservation.
Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret (04/07)
The Army Corps of Engineers came to the firm's rescue regarding some of the information in a handful of oil spill response documents.
Critic of #NoDAPL encampment convicted of sexually abusing a minor Critic of #NoDAPL encampment convicted of sexually abusing a minor (04/07)
Robert Fool Bear Sr., said Dakota Access Pipeline opponents were a danger to his community as he faced trial for repeatedly abusing the young victim.
Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores (04/07)
Tribal officials, activists and allies said the stores should lose their licenses because they create numerous problems.
Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit (04/07)
'President Trump is breaking established environmental laws and treaties in his efforts to force through the Keystone XL Pipeline,' Indigenous Environmental Network activist Tom Goldtooth said.
Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (04/06)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.
Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis (04/06)
Bob Kelly has served as chairman of the Washington-based tribe for years but the Department of the Interior no longer recognizes him.
Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute (04/06)
Rosanna Miranda and her relatives haven't decided whether to take the case to the nation's highest court.

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