Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers (February 15, 2018)

Five people have been charged in connection with the murder of a citizen of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)

William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds meeting for busy week (February 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will advance a bill to compensate the Spokane Tribe and another to update the Tribal Law and Order Act at a business meeting.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)

Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demands consultation on DAPL study (February 9, 2018)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been ignoring the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe despite requests for consultation, according to a new court filing.

Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.

Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice (February 8, 2018)

R. Trent Shores, a Choctaw Nation citizen who serves as a top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma, has taken on a new leadership role within the Trump administration.

Settlement helps Native Americans who travel with sacred objects (February 8, 2018)

A member of the Native American Church whose sacred items were mistreated by federal agents has reached a settlement that helps fellow Native travelers.

Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town (February 7, 2018)

Activists in Nebraska are continuing the fight for justice in Whiteclay, calling on law enforcement to investigate several unsolved deaths and murders in the reservation border town.

Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website (February 7, 2018)

Alaska Native artists are no longer allowed to sell certain goods on the popular website Etsy.com despite being allowed to do so under federal law.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes investigate woman's suspicious death (February 7, 2018)

Rebecca Plentywounds, a 35-year-old mother of seven, went missing on the Fort Hall Reservation in October 2017.

Bureau of Indian Affairs takes lead in case of missing MHA Nation woman (February 6, 2018)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken the lead in the case of Olivia Lone Bear, a 33-year-old woman who went missing from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota.

Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months (February 6, 2018)

A $10,000 reward is being offered in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old Ashley Loring.

Woman injured in #NoDAPL clash sues federal government for evidence (February 6, 2018)

An opponent of the Dakota Access Pipeline is suing the federal government in connection with an incident during which she nearly lost her arm.

Red Fawn Fallis stays jailed for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident (February 6, 2018)

Red Fawn Fallis will remain jailed while she awaits sentencing in connection with a non-fatal gun shooting incident during the #NoDAPL standoff in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)

There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.

Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (February 2, 2018)

One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.

Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights (February 2, 2018)

David Taobi Silva, a citizen of the Shinnecock Nation, has been charged by the state of New York for fishing on his tribe's aboriginal territory.

Environmental groups sue to block road for Native village in Alaska (February 1, 2018)

Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to prevent the construction of a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska.

GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)

It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.

State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country (January 31, 2018)

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation was among the guests at the State of the Union.

Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)

Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.

Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation (January 30, 2018)

Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.

Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe (January 30, 2018)

A lawsuit targeting the disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe has been put on hold while the Trump administration reviews the results of a recent election.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)

Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative' (January 26, 2018)

Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is a campaign to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits tribal sovereignty.

Bill in South Dakota affirms state's support for Treaty of Fort Laramie (January 26, 2018)

A bill that affirms the legitimacy of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie is on the books in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila (January 26, 2018)

Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.

Two tribes bring in women for top positions in their court systems (January 25, 2018)

Women hold the top judicial positions in two tribes, the Navajo Nation and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion (January 25, 2018)

A former employee of the Ute Tribe is accused of extorting $110,000 from companies and individuals doing business on the reservation in Utah.

Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute (January 24, 2018)

The Trump administration is continuing to assert oversight in a long-running leadership and disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe.

Supreme Court schedules March 21 argument in tribal property case (January 24, 2018)

Oral arguments have been scheduled in the second Indian law case on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.

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