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Filed Under: Environment | National
Mille Lacs Band halts walleye harvest amid declining numbers (08/03)
Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin took action after meeting with spiritual leaders on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Special Trustee Vince Logan reaches out to Indian Country (07/24)
Tribes have been calling for a 'sunset' to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Interior Department.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital (07/07)
The Apache Stronghold group will be crossing several states as they make their way to Washington, D.C., for events on July 21 and July 22.

Filed Under: Law | National
Conservative group to file class action lawsuit to challenge ICWA (07/06)
The Goldwater Institute claims Indian children are being hurt by compliance with the 1978 law.

Filed Under: Sports
Ojibwe hockey star excited for transfer to team in nation's capital (07/03)
T.J. Oshie will be playing for the Washington Capitals after spending nearly seven years with the St. Louis Blues.

Filed Under: Canada
Bois Forte Band expands economy with second Tim Hortons Cafe (07/02)
The Canadian-based fast casual restaurant is known for its coffee and doughnuts.

Filed Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota (06/29)
Tribal leaders will hear from members of Congress and federal officials and participate in the first NDN Talks.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
White Earth Nation invokes treaty in attempt to block oil pipeline (06/24)
The $2.6 billion Sandpiper project passes through lands protected by treaties signed in the 1800s.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing (06/22)
President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Chairman Darrell Seki will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Dennis Olson: Head Start makes a difference in Indian Country (06/22)
I am among the 32 million Americans Head Start has served since its creation in 1965, and I can speak firsthand to the incredible difference early childhood education makes in a young life.

Filed Under: Law
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: Education
Shakopee Tribe donates $25K to fund Lakota language immersion (06/12)
The money will help Oglala Lakota College match a $75,000 grant from the Administration for Native Americans.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Judge sanctions plaintiffs and attorneys in Dakota land dispute (06/11)
The Wolfchild plaintiffs also were ordered to post a $200,000 appeal bond after losing yet another ruling in their long-running case.

Filed Under: Law
New case challenges Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (06/09)
An Indian couple wants their newborn child to be adopted by a non-Indian family.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes seek authority over non-Indians in drug trafficking cases (06/09)
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger is working closely with tribes in Minnesota to combat drugs on their reservations.

Filed Under: Business
Mille Lacs Band invests $35M in big renovation of Twin Cities hotel (06/08)
The rebranding of the InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront will be complete in September.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Energy company hasn't been listening to tribes (06/08)
The Enbridge Company’s Linda Coady, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, had come out from Calgary to have a 'Listening Session' with the Native community.

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: 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.

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