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Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
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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
National | Politics
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Law
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
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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
Opinion
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
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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'
Law
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Health | Law
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
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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
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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
Law | Politics
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.'

Frank Hopper: Leonard Peltier persecuted by FBI even behind bars
Opinion
Frank Hopper: Leonard Peltier persecuted by FBI even behind bars (December 7, 2015)
In a maximum-security prison in Coleman, Florida, a 71-year-old Native man sits at an easel painting.

Native Sun News: Family questions FBI over death on Rosebud Sioux Reservation
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Native Sun News: Family questions FBI over death on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (November 25, 2015)
On November 1, Loren 'Low' Two Eagle came into Parmalee from his house in the country three miles north of town to visit family and attend church services with his mother.

Sitka Tribe asks FBI to consider racial bias in arrest of student
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Sitka Tribe asks FBI to consider racial bias in arrest of student (November 24, 2015)
An 18-year-old Native student was undressed and repeatedly hit with a stun gun by police officers in Sitka, Alaska.

Leonard Peltier paintings being removed after complaint
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Leonard Peltier paintings being removed after complaint (November 16, 2015)
The Retired FBI Agents Association complained about the paintings at the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

Director of FBI discusses Indian Country initiatives in testimony
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Director of FBI discusses Indian Country initiatives in testimony (October 22, 2015)
Homicide, crimes against children and felony assaults represent 75 percent of the agency's caseload.

Lakota Country Times: Sen. Heitkamp takes on Pine Ridge crime
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Lakota Country Times: Sen. Heitkamp takes on Pine Ridge crime (October 20, 2015)
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and FBI director James Comey shared an exchange that centered around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and law enforcement in Indian Country.

Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town
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Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town (October 2, 2015)
Stallone Trosper, 29, was murdered while he slept and James Goggles, 50, was seriously injured in the July 18 incident in Riverton.

DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act
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DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act (August 20, 2015)
Tribes have been seeking access to national criminal information databases for years.

FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian men
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FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian men (August 7, 2015)
Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming traveled to Washington, D.C, to make the case for federal intervention.

Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute Tribe
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Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute Tribe (August 3, 2015)
The family of Todd Rory Murray, who was 21 when he died, believes he was murdered by police officers.

Federal murder charges laid for shooting on Crow Reservation
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Federal murder charges laid for shooting on Crow Reservation (July 31, 2015)
An 18-year-old non-Indian man is accused of killing a couple who was trying to help him after he ran out of gas.

Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case
Opinion
Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case (July 27, 2015)
It is time for President Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.

Man from Tulalip Tribes pleads not guilty to new gun charges
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Man from Tulalip Tribes pleads not guilty to new gun charges (July 24, 2015)
Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr allegedly made repeated visits to a store on the reservation and purchased firearms.

DOJ seeks to open criminal databases to tribal governments
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DOJ seeks to open criminal databases to tribal governments (July 17, 2015)
Five years later, a key provision of the Tribal Law and Order Act has not been fully implemented.

Four people dead in head-on collision on Pine Ridge Reservation
Law
Four people dead in head-on collision on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 8, 2015)
Two young members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, along with two other men, died in the July 4 accident.

Native Sun News: Oglala leader blames deaths on domestic violence
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Native Sun News: Oglala leader blames deaths on domestic violence (July 6, 2015)
President John Yellow Bird Steele issued Proclamation No. 15-06 declaring action on domestic violence.

Authorities probe police officer shooting on Spirit Lake Nation
Law
Authorities probe police officer shooting on Spirit Lake Nation (June 22, 2015)
Family and friends are looking for information following the death of Joe Charboneau last week.

Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman
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Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman (June 22, 2015)
Duane Benson is facing a federal arson charge for an incident prior to the death of Jessie Waters on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Americans experience second highest rate of hate crimes
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Native Americans experience second highest rate of hate crimes (June 19, 2015)
American Indians and Alaska Natives are more than twice as likely to be victims of race-based incidents than other groups.

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