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A made for TV-style crime probe into the looting of ancestral remains
A made for TV-style crime probe into the looting of ancestral remains (October 28, 2019)

This is the story of the first Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act prosecution in Ohio.


Charges filed in connection with deadly shootings on Yakama Nation
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Charges filed in connection with deadly shootings on Yakama Nation (June 11, 2019)

Two citizens of the Yakama Nation have been charged in connection with deadly shootings on the reservation in Washington state.


Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found
Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found (April 4, 2019)

Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing (March 20, 2019)

Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.


Man in Indiana kept bones from more than 500 Native ancestors at his farm
Man in Indiana kept bones from more than 500 Native ancestors at his farm (February 27, 2019)

The FBI is working with tribes to identify and repatriate the remains of about 500 ancestors that were found at a farm in Indiana.


Ohkay Owingeh father murdered in apparent road rage incident
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Ohkay Owingeh father murdered in apparent road rage incident (January 10, 2019)

A non-Indian man has been charged in connection with an apparent road rage incident at Ohkay Owingeh in northern New Mexico.


'It's open season': Few answers at hearing on missing and murdered
'It's open season': Few answers at hearing on missing and murdered (December 13, 2018)

Federal law enforcement officials have admitted a 'problem' exists in Indian Country -- too many people go missing and are murdered every year.


Anti-Indian hate crimes rose dramatically in first year of Trump presidency
Anti-Indian hate crimes rose dramatically in first year of Trump presidency (November 13, 2018)

Hate crimes against Native Americans increased a whopping 63 percent after Donald Trump took office.


Pipe bomb suspect claimed false ties to 'unconquered' Seminole Tribe
Pipe bomb suspect claimed false ties to 'unconquered' Seminole Tribe (October 29, 2018)

The Florida man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats is not connected to the Seminole Tribe.


Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket (October 1, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh
'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh (September 19, 2018)

With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.


White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl
White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl (July 11, 2018)

'She was destined to accomplish so much,' the sister of young victim Katherine Irene Tortice said.


Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities
Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities (March 6, 2018)

In Arizona, as in much of the United States, the groups most targeted for hate crimes are African-Americans, Muslims, homosexual men and Jews.


Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country
Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country (December 18, 2017)

The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.


Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)

Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.


FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago
FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago (November 20, 2017)

Robert Garrett Stewart, Jr., a citizen of the Crow Tribe, went missing in October 2013. His family thinks about him every day.


Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death
Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death (August 14, 2017)

Federal authorities have opened a 'civil rights investigation' into the death of a woman at a White supremacist rally as President Donald Trump continues to face questions about his handling of the incident.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking (July 17, 2017)

According to the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies are failing to collect data on Native trafficking victims.


Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)

A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.


Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy
Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy (June 7, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.


President Trump names pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation
President Trump names pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation (June 7, 2017)

If confirmed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher A. Wray would run an agency that investigates crime in Indian Country.


Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (May 22, 2017)

There is nothing heroic about James Comey, Blackfeet Nation citizen Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)

Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.


President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation
President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (May 10, 2017)

James Comey visited several reservations during his tenure and linked high rates of violent crime to complex jurisdictional issues in Indian Country.


More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)

Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.


Authorities investigate remains uncovered on Crow Reservation
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Authorities investigate remains uncovered on Crow Reservation (March 29, 2017)

The remains appear to be those of Michael Plainbull, a young citizen of the Crow Tribe who went missing in December 2013.


Authorities investigate after infant remains found on Navajo Nation
Authorities investigate after infant remains found on Navajo Nation (March 16, 2017)

The remains were found near Ganado, on the Arizona portion of the reservation.


Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency
Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency (January 19, 2017)

Leonard Peltier, 72, is serving two life sentences after being convicted for the murders of two FBI agents.


Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians
Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (January 10, 2017)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.


Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C.
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. (January 3, 2017)

American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.


Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifle
Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifle (October 31, 2016)

Kyle Thompson, a military veteran from North Dakota, confirmed he was working for the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Federal authorities investigate shooting deaths on Pine Ridge Reservation
Federal authorities investigate shooting deaths on Pine Ridge Reservation (October 24, 2016)

Chunta Suta Win 'Annie' Colhoff-Poor Bear and Vincent Von Brewer III were killed in separate incidents that some have linked to drug trafficking.


Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl
Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl (July 21, 2016)

Te'Ca Clifford had just turned 13 years old on June 22.


Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges
Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges (July 20, 2016)

The charges stem from a period of political upheaval within the Nebraska-based tribe.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities (July 18, 2016)

A tribal member cold face federal charges in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man on the Texas reservation.


Authorities find no foul play in deaths of young men at Pine Ridge
Authorities find no foul play in deaths of young men at Pine Ridge (July 8, 2016)

Tevin Tyon, 21; Juan LaMont, 24; and Tyrell Wilson, 23, died after their car fell down a ravine, federal and tribal authorities said.


Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama
Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama (June 30, 2016)

As the First Peoples of Turtle Island, we live with daily reminders of the centuries of efforts to terminate our nations, eliminate our cultures, and destroy our relatives and families.


Two charged for beating and setting woman from Crow Tribe on fire
Two charged for beating and setting woman from Crow Tribe on fire (June 23, 2016)

Roylynn Rides Horse, 28, suffered third-degree burns over 45 percent of her body and is being treated in Utah.


9th Circuit rules Indian defendant can't blame 'historical trauma'
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9th Circuit rules Indian defendant can't blame 'historical trauma' (June 17, 2016)

Calvert Woody, a member of the Navajo Nation, tried to suppress incriminating statements he gave in his criminal sexual abuse case.


Lakota Country Times: Reward increased in murder of Lakota man
Lakota Country Times: Reward increased in murder of Lakota man (June 14, 2016)

East LeRoy Robert Lee, 19, was a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who was murdered on October 20, 2015.


Crow Tribe demands justice after woman was found badly burned
Crow Tribe demands justice after woman was found badly burned (June 13, 2016)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't saying much about the brutal attack.


Federal Bureau of Investigation director visits North Dakota tribe
Federal Bureau of Investigation director visits North Dakota tribe (June 7, 2016)

Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation said drugs and crime are rampant on his reservation.


Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation heads to Great Plains
Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation heads to Great Plains (June 2, 2016)

FBI Director James Comey admitted last October that he hadn't visited a tribe in the Great Plains since taking office in September 2013.


Seven accused of defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe in bond scheme
Seven accused of defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe in bond scheme (May 12, 2016)

Federal authorities accused the defendants of cheating a tribal corporation and investors of more than $60 million.


Chippewa Cree Tribe and FBI investigate theft of drugs at clinic
Chippewa Cree Tribe and FBI investigate theft of drugs at clinic (April 27, 2016)

Surveillance footage shows two people who stole medications that could be dangerous and even deadly if consumed.


Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation
Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation (April 21, 2016)

Tribal, local and federal authorities were investigating the disappearance of Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson when she was found dead in Poplar, Montana.


North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force meets in South Dakota
North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force meets in South Dakota (March 23, 2016)

Tribal leaders and federal officials will discuss substance abuse and methamphetamine issues in Indian Country.


Members of Winnebago Tribe call for indictments of ex-leaders
Members of Winnebago Tribe call for indictments of ex-leaders (March 22, 2016)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have reportedly conducted interviews on the reservation.


FBI agents failed to disclose shots fired at armed Oregon occupier
FBI agents failed to disclose shots fired at armed Oregon occupier (March 9, 2016)

The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice is looking into the fatal shooting of the spokesperson of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.


Native Sun News: Deaths of tribal members draw little attention
Native Sun News: Deaths of tribal members draw little attention (February 25, 2016)

When the family of Loren 'Low' Two Eagle asked for help in solving the death of their relative, not a single person from federal, state, or tribal law enforcement contacted the family in response to the article published in the Native Sun News.


Additional charges expected in armed takeover at wildlife refuge
Additional charges expected in armed takeover at wildlife refuge (February 25, 2016)

The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon cost taxpayers at least $3.3 million.


Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refuge
Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refuge (February 17, 2016)

The trenches were large and at least one of them was found to contain human feces, according to a document filed in federal court.


Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeover
Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeover (February 12, 2016)

Authorities will be looking for damage to sacred sites and thousands of artifacts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.


Armed occupation of wildlife refuge in Oregon ends with arrests
Armed occupation of wildlife refuge in Oregon ends with arrests (February 11, 2016)

Cliven Bundy is being held in the same jail as his two sons and is facing charges in connection with a standoff at his ranch in Nevada in 2014.


Four people remain at refuge in Oregon as FBI defends shooting
Four people remain at refuge in Oregon as FBI defends shooting (January 29, 2016)

The FBI continues to negotiate with the holdouts in hopes of resolving the takeover of the ancestral reservation of the Burns Paiute Tribe.


Leader of armed takeover tells followers to leave federal refuge
Leader of armed takeover tells followers to leave federal refuge (January 28, 2016)

Even as the group dwindled, Burns Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Charlotte Rodrique expressed concerns about the occupation.


Leaders of armed takeover at federal refuge arrested after death
Leaders of armed takeover at federal refuge arrested after death (January 27, 2016)

Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum, 55, who had been the primary spokesperson of the occupation, was killed in Oregon.


Armed group wants more to join protest on ancestral Paiute land
Armed group wants more to join protest on ancestral Paiute land (January 5, 2016)

Ammon Bundy, a leader of the occupation, claims people are interested in 'taking back their land and resources' but doesn't mention that the area was originally promised to the Burns Paiute Tribe.


American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69
American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)

'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'