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Filed Under: Law
Osage Nation adopts banishment for dangerous drug offenders (05/05)
People who are convicted of selling, manufacturing or distributing dangerous drugs now face a mandatory banishment of five years or more.

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: Law | Politics
Mashantucket Tribe sued over 'transition pay' for ex-councilor (05/04)
Charlene Jones is claiming she is owed twelve weeks of pay after losing her 2009 re-election bid.

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Death of five-year-old member of Hoh Tribe under investigation (05/01)
Gary Lee Blanton III was in the custody of his aunt following the deaths of both of his parents.

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Judge imposes long sentence for Montana reservation death (04/30)
A Blackfeet Nation man was sentenced to 60 years for the death of a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Murder charges for deaths of homeless Native men in Manitoba (04/29)
John Paul Ostamas, 39, is accused of murdering three people on the streets of Winnipeg.

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Indictment and guilty plea over Citizen Potawatomi Nation theft (04/29)
The former executive director of the tribe's community development corporation pleaded guilty to theft and a second person who was allegedly involved in the scheme has been indicted.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Chippewa Cree Tribe ordered to pay $648K to ousted chairman (04/29)
Ken St. Marks has won three elections but has repeatedly faced retaliation from his fellow council members.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Kickapoo Tribe council member resigns after criminal charges (04/29)
Westley Sag-Tuk Banks was serving as secretary but stepped down after being charged in connection with an incident on the reservation.

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Member from Narragansett Tribe won't face federal prosecution (04/28)
The U.S. Attorney's Office decided not to pursue the case, which could have led to a negative ruling about the status of the tribe's reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe maintains strong stance on marijuana (04/28)
The tribe declared a war on substance abuse last year and isn't interested in legalizing marijuana for any purposes.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (04/24)
The federal prosecutor from New York is the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

Filed Under: Canada | Law | National
Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issues (04/21)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, the Lac du Flambeau Band and the Blood Tribe have all used banishment as an option for dealing with certain people.

Filed Under: Law | National
US Sentencing Commission looks at Indian Country disparities (04/21)
A panel of judges, officials, tribal leaders, attorneys and advocates are determining whether Indian criminal defendants face harsher sentences simply by being located on reservations.

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Guilty pleas and sentences for Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption (04/20)
The former president of Stone Child College and her husband pleaded guilty to federal income tax fraud.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge (04/17)
Raymond Lee Fryberg is accused of unlawfully acquiring five firearms, including the one used in a fatal school shooting last October.

Filed Under: Canada
Manitoba agrees to pay funeral bill for murdered Native woman (04/16)
Angela Poorman, 29, was murdered in Winnipeg last December. Her case remains unsolved.

Filed Under: Law
Quick justice for assault of woman on Chitimacha Reservation (04/15)
A non-Indian man pleaded guilty to one count of assault for attacking and injuring a tribal member in January.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: County sheriff seeks more Native employees (04/14)
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department is well aware of the fact there is a lack of Native American staffing in the jail and on the patrol unit.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Native girl is one of six murdered from same reserve in Manitoba (04/09)
The Sagkeeng First Nation has the largest number of outstanding cases, according to a review by CBC News.

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