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Authorities seek information about fatal hit-and-run of Otoe-Missouria citizen (July 14, 2017)

Randall Whitehorn, 64, was killed on July 9 after being struck by a driver, who fled the scene in Red Rock, Oklahoma.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)

Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation secures revival of recognition case (July 13, 2017)

The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation can proceed with a lawsuit that seek to resolve its status in New Jersey.

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift (July 13, 2017)

A sex abuse scandal at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota appears to be expanding.

Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation (July 12, 2017)

Thanks to a federal court ruling, the Ute Tribe is finally hoping to secure some justice for the death of one of its young citizens.

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana (July 12, 2017)

A non-Indian woman who contested the jurisdiction of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has lost another lawsuit.

Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory (July 12, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)

If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe council member resigns after drug charge (July 7, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe accepted the resignation of a council member who is facing a felony drug charge.

Tulalip Tribes citizen sentenced for role in takeover of federal refuge (July 7, 2017)

Eric Lee Flores, a young citizen of the Tulalip Tribes, was sentenced to probation and home detention for his role in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)

A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

Albert Bender: Judge waited for oil to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (July 6, 2017)

Keeping the Dakota Access Pipeline open is a flagrant departure from long established legal procedures.

Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration (July 6, 2017)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians won a major decision confirming its groundwater rights but two local agencies are asking the nation's highest court to overturn the ruling.

Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California (July 6, 2017)

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake is raising funds to help the family of a citizen who was killed in a domestic violence incident.

Hobby Lobby agrees to $3M fine for importing thousands of artifacts (July 6, 2017)

According to federal authorities, Hobby Lobby purchased more than 5,500 clay artifacts from dealers in the Middle East but did not confirm whether the items had been properly acquired.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)

A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Witness list for field hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts Act in New Mexico (July 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking testimony on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act on Friday, July 7.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana (June 30, 2017)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe is asking its citizens about the possibility of legalizing marijuana despite hostility from officials in South Dakota.

Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks (June 30, 2017)

A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)

A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Officials in North Dakota claim ignorance on Dakota Access security firm (June 29, 2017)

Top officials in North Dakota relied on a security firm hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline but none of them bothered to ask about the firm's legal status.

Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute (June 29, 2017)

The legal battle over the Washington NFL team's racist trademarks is essentially over.

Oneida Nation challenges Oneida Nation over use of 'Oneida' trademarks (June 28, 2017)

The Oneidas in Wisconsin are hoping to use trademarks that have been registered to their relatives in New York.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)

Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Dakota Access security firm was denied license but kept working anyway (June 28, 2017)

A security firm hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline continued to engage in questionable activities in North Dakota despite lacking a license.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)

The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man (June 28, 2017)

The time for a different approach to the conversation of federal Indian law system of domination is now, writes Steven Newcomb on Indian Country Media Network.

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)

A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.

House committee again leaves out Indian Country in hearing on Interior Department (June 26, 2017)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is once again ignoring Indian Country as it pursues a more conservative agenda.

Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)

Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.

Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman (June 23, 2017)

A recall effort against Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. of the Lumbee Tribe is moving forward with the help of a court decision.

Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory (June 23, 2017)

The state of Washington is asking the nation's highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.

Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader (June 23, 2017)

Electrum Partners hopes to invest up to $300 million in marijuana deals with tribes in the next three years.

New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks (June 23, 2017)

In June 2014, the editorial board of The New York Times stood with Native activists in their challenge to the racist trademarks of the Washington NFL team.

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