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Filed Under: Opinion
Ruben Rosario: Heroin brings devastation to Indian communities (06/01)
Of American Indian babies delivered at Bemidji Hospital -- which serves the White Earth, Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations -- 80 percent are born addicted to heroin and other drugs.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Law | Politics
Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges (05/29)
Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal and opposed tribes seeking to re-establish ties in his home state of Illinois.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Charges announced in big drug trafficking ring in Indian Country (05/28)
Tribal, federal and state authorities worked together to bring 41 people to justice for distributing heroin, meth and prescription drugs on reservations in Minnesota.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Nebraska ends death penalty in historic and close veto override (05/28)
Nationally, the death penalty has impacted Native Americans at disproportional rates.

Filed Under: Canada | Health | Law
Blood Tribe combats rise in abuse of extremely dangerous drug (05/27)
In just six months, 20 people have died and 60 people have overdosed by taking an illicit version of a powerful painkiller.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing (05/26)
S.248, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, is the only bill on the agenda for the meeting while the hearing will focus on victim services in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: National sovereignty cannot cloak all evil conduct (05/26)
In a very real sense, the United States of America originated the idea that the sovereignty of a Westphalian nation-state cannot cloak all evil conduct.

Filed Under: Law
Yakama Nation woman sentenced to 10 years for child abuse (05/21)
Kai Martinez admitted she abused her twin 8-year-old daughters, starving them in the process.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Heroin blamed for crash near Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's school (05/21)
The tribe declared a war on substance abuse and heroin has been of particular concern.

Filed Under: Law | National
Police officers on Navajo Nation often go out on patrol alone (05/19)
The tribe only has 30 officers on duty at any one time to serve a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Joe Flood: What's lurking behind suicides in Indian Country? (05/18)
Since December, nine people between the ages of 12 and 24 have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Filed Under: Law
Young Meskwaki Tribe man sentenced to 25 years for murder (05/15)
Jonathan Youngbear, 21, admitted he stabbed and killed his 17-year-old cousin on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law
Sentence for theft of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe ceremonial pipe (05/13)
James Short Bear went on a crime spree last year, stealing from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Postal Service.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Monique Vondall-Rieke: Indian victims still treated differently (05/13)
It is time, again, for us to band together to suggest ways to improve Indian Country justice at every level.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Leader of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe convicted of drug possession (05/12)
Rita Glyptis was convicted in tribal court of one count possession of marijuana for an incident in January.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Council member of Grand Traverse Band accused of assault (05/11)
Derek Bailey is accused of sexually assaulting two victims, including one who was under the age of 13.

Filed Under: Business | Law | Technology
Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud (05/07)
Afognak Native Corporation fell victim to a cyberfraud attack last month.

Filed Under: Law
Shingle Springs Band vows cooperation into probe of incident (05/07)
The daughter of Chairman Nicholas Fonseca was arrested for making threats with a shotgun, an incident that led to the discovery of a marijuana grow operation.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Law
Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school (05/05)
A dormitory supervisor who was sentenced to three years for abusing Native boys will have to serve eight years instead.

Filed Under: Law
Navajo Nation man enters guilty plea for fatal shooting in 2011 (05/05)
Philbert Rentz, 29, admitted to voluntary manslaughter and to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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