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Murder charges laid after man stabbed at Yakama Nation home (12/03)
A 30-year-old woman is facing murder charges after her boyfriend was stabbed a home on the Yakama Nation in Washington. Gabriel Paul, 27, died on Wednesday night after being stabbed in the neck. He was a member of the Confederated...

US Attorney in Montana establishes 'Fearless Justice Initiative' (11/30)
The U.S Attorney's Office in Montana announced the "Fearless Justice Initiative" to protect victims and witnesses in federal cases in Indian Country. The U.S. Attorney will work with the FBI to prevent retaliation against victims and witnesses. The program was...

FBI looks for man in connection with shootings on Red Lake Nation (11/04)
The FBI is searching for a man in connection with the shootings of three people on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. One witness told The Grand Forks Herald of a shootout between four people. Three were injured and one...

More and more tribes participating in FBI data reporting program (09/22)
More and more tribes are participating in the FBI's crime reporting program. In fiscal year 2008, only 25 tribes submitted data. That number grew to 130 in fiscal year 2010. "Timely and accurate reporting of crime and justice data by...

FBI report lists crime data from tribal law enforcement agencies (09/15)
The 2009 Uniform Crime Report from the FBI includes data from tribal law enforcement agencies. Tribes in nearly every state submitted data on violent crime, rape, murder and other offenses for the report. The Interior Department also submitted data. The...

Public school on Navajo Nation closed for rest of week after fire (09/14)
A public school on the Navajo Nation will be closed for the rest of the week after a fire caused upwards of $250,000 in damage. Someone intentionally set a fire in the library at the Mesa Elementary School in Shiprock,...

Public school on Navajo Nation closes amid arson investigation (09/13)
The FBI is investigating an arson at a public school on the Navajo Nation. A fire was set inside the library at the Mesa Elementary School in Shiprock, New Mexico. Smoke caused damage throughout the facility and students are staying...

Yakama Nation group back home after being stranded in Alabama (08/25)
A group of members of the Yakama Nation of Washington who were lured to the Gulf in hopes of gainful employment are back at home. About 20 members drove to Alabama after a man named Christino Rosado came to the...

Crime statistics difficult to locate for Indian Country in California (08/09)
The Lake County News tried to obtain crime statistics for Indian Country in California but neither the state nor the federal government collect any. California falls under Public Law 280 so the state exercises concurrent criminal jurisdiction on reservations....

Reward doubled over derailment attempt on Seneca Nation land (07/23)
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information about an attempt to derail an Amtrak passenger train on Seneca Nation land. Someone placed a barricade of railroad ties on the track on the morning of July 5. The train...

Reward for missing Sisseton Wahpeton man boosted to $10,000 (07/08)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota has increased the reward in connection with a tribal member who went missing more than three months ago. The tribe is offering $10,000 for information about Andrew Lufkins, also known as AJ....

Separate stabbing incidents reported on Fort Peck Reservation (06/29)
Two people died in connection with two separate stabbing incidents on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Charles Crazy Bull, 49, died on Saturday after suffering a stab wound in an incident at a home on the reservation. The Fort...

Yakama Nation members stranded in Alabama in hopes of jobs (06/29)
About 20 members of the Yakama Nation of Washington are stranded in Alabama after being lured by the promise of high-paying Gulf Coast jobs. The group drove to the gulf after a man named Christino Rosado came to the reservation...

Most claims dismissed in law enforcement discrimination suit (06/24)
A federal judge has dismissed most of the claims in a lawsuit over discrimination in federal law enforcement on the Crow Reservation in Montana. The relatives of two people who died on the reservation said FBI agents and federal prosecutors...

Reward offered for information on Navajo Nation rape suspect (06/23)
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or conviction of a rape suspect on the Navajo Nation. Sterling Clyde, 30, is wanted for an alleged rape that occurred June 5...

FBI aids search for Sisseton Wahpeton man last seen in April (06/23)
The FBI is joining the search for Andrew Lufkins, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota who has been missing for over two months. Lufkins, 23, also known as A.J., was last seen on April 7...

FBI looking into offers of Gulf Coast jobs to Yakama members (06/22)
The FBI is looking into offers of high-paying Gulf Coast jobs to members of the Yakama Nation. "We are aware of it; that's all I'm going to be able to say," FBI agent Frank Harrill told The Yakima Herald-Republic. "The...

Ute Tribe requests FBI investigation of its business executive (06/09)
The Ute Tribe of Utah suspended its top business executive and asked the FBI to investigate alleged misuse of funds. Roderick “Rod” K. Ariwite Sr. was hired as chief executive officer of Ute Tribal Enterprises in 2009. He was suspended...

Men in court over swastika-branding incident in New Mexico (05/11)
Three New Mexico men were arraigned in court for allegedly branding a swastika into the arm of a mentally challenged man from the Navajo Nation.. Jesse Sanford, 24, William Hatch, 28, and Paul Beebe, 26, are believed to be...

FBI investigates death of nun on Navajo Nation (11/03)
The FBI is investigating the death of a Roman Catholic nun on the Navajo Nation. Authorities say Sister Marguerite Bartz, 64, was murdered in her home at St. Bernard Convent on the night of October 31 or the morning of...

Editorial: FBI needs cultural sensitivity training (10/30)
"Federal Bureau of Investigation agents don’t receive cultural awareness or language training when assigned to serve Indian reservations. Many tribal communities don’t believe non-tribal court personnel and non-tribal police are culturally sensitive. Nevertheless, FBI agents have an extensive range of...

FBI investigates attempted sale of Indian 'scalps' (09/03)
The FBI is investigating the attempted sale of "Maine Indian scalps" on Craigslist, The Portland Press Herald reports. A person named "Whitely Bradford" offered to sell six scalps and other artifacts to "white people only." The post was taken down...

FBI offers $50K reward for 1999 Whiteclay deaths (08/31)
Wilson Edison Black Elk, Jr. Ronald Owen Hard Heart The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information about the 1999 deaths of two members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, of South Dakota. Wilson Edison Black Elk, Jr. and...

Socialist Worker: Interview with Robert Robideau (07/28)
Socialist Worker publishes a 2006 interview with the late Robert Robideau, an American Indian Movement activist who died on February 16. He was acquitted of the murders of two FBI agents, the same crime for which Leonard Peltier was...

Man shot by Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer (07/14)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating the shooting of a man by a police officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Robert Little is in the hospital in critical condition. He was...

Two dozen indicted for theft of Indian artifacts (06/11)
The Obama administration announced the indictments of 24 people in connection with the theft of Indian artifacts in the Four Corners. The bust was the result of a two-year undercover probe. With the help of a former dealer, federal...

Salazar, EchoHawk in Utah for press conference (06/10)
Note: Press conference has been moved to 1pm Mountain Time. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Larry EchoHawk, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are in Utah today for a press conference. According to the Interior Department, the...

Nez Perce Tribe concerned after shooting death (05/21)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is asking the FBI to keep open the lines of communication after another shooting incident on the reservation. The FBI is investigating the death of 50-year-old Randall Vernon Ellenwood, a tribal member who...

Two men murdered on Mescalero Apache Reservation (04/17)
The FBI is investigating the murders of two men on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico. The victims were identified as Christian Stewart, 19, and his brother, James Stewart. Christian reportedly died at the scene while James died...

FBI investigates assault of pastor on Navajo Nation (04/10)
The FBI is investigating an assault of a Baptist pastor on the Navajo Nation. Tom Patterson, 60, of the Morningstar Baptist Church, said he was attacked by a younger man on March 28. He suffered serious injuries to his face...

Oops: FBI's Native page features fired agent (03/27)
"The FBI is interested in showing its commitment to diversity. So on its employment Web site, at http://www.fbijobs.gov/421.asp, it touts an "American Indian/Native Alaskan" initiative. Alas, the bureau is using a picture on that page of a former special...

Homicide on Yakama Nation under investigation (03/16)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yakama Nation of Washington are investigating a homicide on the reservation. Few details were reported about the incident. The victim is apparently a Native American male who was killed Sunday morning. The reservation...

Lawsuit claims failure to investigate Crow deaths (03/03)
Federal authorities failed to investigate the deaths of two members of the Crow Tribe of Montana, according to a new lawsuit. Steven Bearcrane-Cole, 23, died in February 2005 during a shooting on the reservation. The U.S. Attorney's Office in South...