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Filed Under: Canada
Group starts dragging of river in search of missing Native women (09/17)
Volunteers are looking for clues about missing and murdered Native girls and women in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Trial delayed for leader of Muscogee Nation accused in theft case (09/17)
A plea deal for second chief Roger Dana Barnett might be in the works.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Tex Hall loses bid for another term as chair of North Dakota tribe (09/17)
The defeat came after the tribe released an investigative report that looked into Hall's dealings with energy companies on the reservation.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Serial killer sentenced to life term for murder of Native woman (09/16)
A serial killer was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Native woman and to three additional life sentences for three other murders.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Ennis: Tribal banishments are a form of cultural genocide (09/15)
Donna Ennis discusses banishments within the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Filed Under: Law | World
Peru investigates murders of four prominent indigenous leaders (09/11)
The four men were on their way to a meeting with other indigenous leaders in Brazil when they were fatally shot.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe stands behind police chief despite complaints (09/10)
A police officer was fired for repeatedly tasering an unresponsive tribal member.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: DOJ report highlights activity in Indian Country (09/10)
Last week the Department of Justice released a second report to congress highlighting its work in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Salt River Tribe must deal with growing gang problems (09/09)
A retired police officer urges leaders of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community to take action against gangs and crime.

Filed Under: Law
Vice chairman from Nisqually Tribe appears in court in theft case (09/09)
William Frank allegedly withdrew money from the tribe's bank accounts and put it in his own account.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Sen. Begich playing politics with Native women's issues (09/08)
We have decided as Alaska Native women to respond to Heather Kendall-Miller and Lloyd Miller’s egregious op-ed about Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich.

Filed Under: Law | National
Documents unsealed in death of woman from Haliwa-Saponi Tribe (09/08)
Family members and friends gathered today for a moment of silence on honor of Faith Hedgepeth, who was 19 when she was murdered.

Filed Under: Law
Member of Narragansett Tribe charged for assault after powwow (09/08)
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Troy Lake Simonds, 26, stabbed a fellow tribal member in the back and in the chest.

Filed Under: Law | National
Lac du Flambeau Band banishes nonmembers for drugs and crime (09/05)
The latest banishment occurred in June with the removal of one person from the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Grants help tribes fight violence against women (09/05)
Speaking to tribes from across the Four Corners area, Associate Attorney General, Tony West, announced last week a release of $3 million in grants from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, designed to increase the capability of tribes.

Filed Under: Law
Member of Ute Tribe faces murder and attempted murder charges (09/04)
One person died and two others were either shot or grazed by bullets during the June incident.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Hoopa Valley Tribe credits BIA presence with decline in arson fires (09/04)
The reservation saw 30 human-caused fires this season but that's half the usual number.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Panel examines civil rights issues in South Dakota (09/04)
The disparities in how Native Americans and other minorities receive justice compared to the rest of society are finally being recognized as a serious civil rights issue.

Filed Under: Law
Judge orders commitment for Crow Reservation murder suspect (09/03)
Sheldon Bernard Chase, 25, will remain under care while murder charges in the federal system remain on the books.

Filed Under: Law
Vice chief fromf Passamaquoddy Tribe arrested for drunk driving (09/03)
Clayton Sockabasin, who is running for re-election, was arrested June 4 after he failed a breathalyzer test.

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