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Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Appeals court sides with Pit River Tribe in sacred site dispute (07/21)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has once again revived a challenge to a proposed geothermal plant near sacred Medicine Lake.

Filed Under: Law | National
Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants (07/09)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community will continue to serve a lengthy sentence -- 90 years and three month -- for a shooting and assault that occurred in 2008.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit divided on tribal convictions in domestic violence cases (07/07)
The use of tribal convictions in domestic violence cases could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit (07/06)
A federal judge ordered the state to fix more than 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to usual and accustomed tribal fishing places.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Chippewa Cree Tribe elects Ken St. Marks as chair for fourth time (07/02)
Rivals have removed Ken St. Marks from office three times but keeps wining the support of the people.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (06/30)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (06/18)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Agua Caliente Band won't pursue certain taxation claims in lawsuit (06/15)
The tribe is only challenging one county's tax despite attempts by other agencies to inject other claims into the lawsuit.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
9th Circuit hears suit over remains removed from Navajo Nation (06/11)
The National Park Service is holding onto 303 ancestors that were exhumed from Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case (05/18)
A federal judge ruled that the tribe waited too long after being listed for termination to sue the government.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA seeks comments about organization of California tribe (05/11)
A group on the Pinoleville Pomo Nation wants to organize under the provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act.

Filed Under: Environment
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site (05/07)
A community on the Utah portion of the reservation sits just three miles downwind from a uranium mill whose corporate owners are in a court fight with another tribe.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Chippewa Cree Tribe rejects order to reinstate ousted leader (05/04)
Chairman Ken St. Marks was the victim of retaliation, according to the Interior Department, but rival leaders won't be bringing him back on board.

Filed Under: Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (04/22)
A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.

Filed Under: Law | National
Swinomish Tribe pledges to offset losses in local property taxes (04/20)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have affirmed that state and local governments cannot impose taxes on Indian land.

Filed Under: Health | Law | Trust
Quechan Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for better health care (04/07)
The Indian Health Service facility on the reservation is the oldest in the United States but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the solution to adequate care lies with Congress.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Parties await ruling in latest appeal over sacred Medicine Lake (04/03)
The Pit River Tribe has been fighting geothermal energy development for more than a decade.

Filed Under: National
Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute (03/26)
The tribe was overpaid $1.2 million in federal housing funds and will have to repay the money.

Filed Under: Law | National
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (03/26)
Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Racist emails of former Montana federal judge to be preserved (03/26)
Richard Cebull sent 'hundreds' of racist messages, including some about Native Americans, but their contents haven't been publicly disclosed.

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