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Ex-officer accused of extorting San Manuel man (May 1, 2009)

A former sheriff's deputy in San Bernardino County, California, has been charged for attempting to extort a member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Ray Green, 46, said...

Rapid City police department sued by Indian officer (May 1, 2009)

A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked for the police department in Rapid City, South Dakota, said he was subjected to racial discrimination. Glenferd "Glen" Yellow Robe, 52,...

Havasupai Tribe delays Grand Canyon reopening (May 1, 2009)

The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona won't be reopening its reservation to tourists today as planned. Concerns about the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, prompted the delay. The village...

Case against Aquash murder defendant coming apart (May 1, 2009)

A federal judge dismissed a key charge against a man accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash and indicated the remaining charges will be dismissed. Judge...

Louis Gray: A Native nominee for the Supreme Court (May 1, 2009)

The changes have come fast and quick during this past campaign for President with the most crucial being the election of an African American as President of the United States....

Attorney who worked on Cobell case found dead in DC (May 1, 2009)

Mark Levy, a prominent attorney who had worked on the Cobell trust fund case, was found dead in his office in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Authorities treated the case as...

Town to discuss jail with Tohono O'odham Nation (May 1, 2009)

Leaders from the town of Sahuarita, Arizona, will meet with the Tohono O'odham Nation on May 7 to discuss a proposed jail facility that has drawn significant opposition in the...

Steven Newcomb: Non-Indian, anti-Indian law (May 1, 2009)

"The dominant society of the United States presumes that American Indian nations and peoples are obligated to accept and live in accordance with a non-Indian perspective on American Indian existence....

Kevin Abourezk: Finding the Native American Obama (May 1, 2009)

"OK, so my little experiment yielded little fruit. But I have to say, garnering 92 members for a Facebook group devoted to finding Native leaders who are worthy of the...

Navajo family helps solve 75-year-old disappearance (May 1, 2009)

A Navajo Nation family helped solve the 75-year-old disappearance of Everett Ruess, a young artist who was last seen in 1934. In the early 1970s, Aneth Nez told his family...

Column: Pope Benedict's 'apology' comes too late (May 1, 2009)

"When Karen Chaboyer saw the news from the Vatican yesterday of Pope Benedict XVI expressing his "sorrow" over the long-term suffering and abuse of thousands of aboriginal Canadians in the...

New executive director for tribal fish commission (May 1, 2009)

Paul Lumley, a member of the Yakama Nation of Washington, has been named executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Lumley will start work on July 1. He...

Justice David Souter to retire from Supreme Court (May 1, 2009)

Justice David Souter will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, according to news reports, leaving a vacancy for President Barack Obama to fill. Souter, 69, was nominated by former...

Judge won't shut down reservation trailer park (May 1, 2009)

A federal judge won't close a trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California despite health and safety problems at the facility. Judge Stephen G. Larson...