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Filed Under: Law
Crow Creek Sioux man sentenced for assaults in domestic cases (06/29)
Derek Kennedy admitted that he assaulted his domestic partner and a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer.

Filed Under: Law
Woman sentenced to prison for biting BIA officer in North Dakota (06/29)
Jessie Marie Grant pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting a federal officer.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (06/26)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.

Filed Under: Law | National
Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption continues with more charges (06/25)
A businessman whose firm received $10.6 million in federal funds is accused of bribing the tribe's roads director in exchange for a contract.

Filed Under: Law
Arrest made for fatal shooting on Ute Tribe's reservation in Utah (06/24)
Sean Checora, 20, died on June 14 following a shooting on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home (06/23)
Donald Edwards, 42, was attacked at a Father’s Day barbecue on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Chippewa Cree Tribe faces additional review of federal funding (06/23)
At least 18 people on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana have been caught stealing and auditors are worried about fraud.

Filed Under: Law
BIA officer saves woman from robbery and kidnapping in Utah (06/23)
The incident started in Salt Lake City and ended on the reservation of the Ute Tribe.

Filed Under: Law
Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservation (06/22)
Details are scarce but 18 people have been arrested on drug, firearms and other charges.

Filed Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Morris: More funding won't stop Indian child abuse (06/22)
Handing additional funding and control to corrupt tribal leaders is not the best way to help victims.

Filed Under: Law | National
Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman (06/22)
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.

Filed Under: Law | National
Sault Tribe member recognized for work at U.S. Attorney's Office (06/19)
David Adams developed and implemented a program to combat violence against Native women in New Mexico.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Americans experience second highest rate of hate crimes (06/19)
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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Federal judge strikes down sex offender program in Minnesota (06/18)
The state has used civil commitment to confine tribal members who reside in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state (06/17)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeal rebuked state and local authorities in Utah for repeatedly challenging the sovereignty of the tribe.

Filed Under: Law
Former chairman of Omaha Tribe pleads guilty in fund theft case (06/16)
Amen Sheridan, 54, admitted that he knew about the theft of tribal housing funds.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Blood Tribe sees big turnout at conference to address drug abuse (06/16)
The tribe dedicated more law enforcement resources and authorized the distribution of anti-overdose kits on the reserve.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: United States doesn't really have a handle on crime (06/12)
We do not have a handle on crime when we think criminals are really different from us because they are evil but they are really like us.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate committee upset by testimony at victim services hearing (06/11)
Lawmakers were told about high rates of crime on some reservations and were shocked by some of the statistics presented by tribal witnesses.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala family demands justice for slain mother (06/11)
On April 7, Jessie Waters went to the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court and petitioned the court for a temporary Protection Order against her boyfriend Duane Benson.

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