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Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (03/20)
Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.

Interior Department includes tribal land in fracking regulation (03/20)
The controversial rule treats Indian land and public lands as the same.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation marijuana farm appears to be on hold (03/20)
The tribe's developers optimistically predicted the operation would be up and running by February.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe prosecutes 19 non-Indian cases with VAWA (03/20)
Of the 19 cases, 18 involved children in the home and some were assaulted, the tribe's top law enforcer said.

Anthony Broadman: Court expands state powers on tribal land (03/20)
The Washington State Supreme Court wove new threads into the already tangled web of Washington partial P.L. 280 jurisprudence.

One officer killed and another injured in Navajo Nation incident (03/20)
The suspect, described as a young Navajo man, also was killed during a shootout.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe targets BIA officer (03/20)
Officer Jose Valdez has been involved in two shootings and a beating since December 2013.

Court allows prosecution of tribal member in registration case (03/19)
The Washington Supreme Court said a member of the Yakama Nation who lives on the Quinault Nation can't escape the state's reach.

Pair accused of stealing tribal members' identities to buy cars (03/19)
The couple avoided paying state and local taxes by claiming the vehicles were purchased by tribal members.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe cites interest from marijuana industry (03/19)
The drug is legal for medical and recreational purposes in Colorado so developers are interested.

LTBB News: Little Traverse Bay Bands to exercise VAWA power (03/19)
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is the first in Michigan to adopt the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.

Authorities connect brawl in small city to reservation dispute (03/19)
Seven people have been charged in connection with a dispute that involved a running chain saw.

Another guilty plea from Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case (03/19)
A Bureau of Land Management employee engaged in contract work with the tribe will receiving his federal salary.

Native Sun News: Former US Attorney reflects on Indian cases (03/19)
Many Native Americans felt secure when five years ago, it was announced that the son of one of Indian Countries closest allies was appointed to the post of U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota.

Steven Newcomb: The origins of federal Indian law and policy (03/19)
As a result of the United States’ successful construction of a world of domination, our nations are deemed in that world to exist in subjection to 'U.S. sovereignty and independence.'

Red Cliff Band designates entire reservation as a wolf sanctuary (03/18)
The wolf, or ma’iingan in the Ojibwe language, is considered the brother of man.

Eastern Cherokees make changes to exercise VAWA authority (03/18)
The tribe is looking at its jury selection rules in order to arrest, prosecute and sentence non-Indian domestic violence offenders.

US Attorney in South Dakota chooses liaison to work with tribes (03/18)
Troy Morley is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

Alaska requests more time to consider position in ICWA dispute (03/18)
The state's new leaders are still studying the case, which is being closely watched by tribes and the Department of Justice.

Montana tribe pays respects to late attorney Evelyn Stevenson (03/18)
Stevenson worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for more than 30 years and was known as an advocate for the Indian Child Welfare Act.

BIA schedules consultations and meetings for ICWA regulation (03/18)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the rule will ensure greater compliance by state courts and child welfare agencies.

Steve Russell: Free speech protects jerks like NFL team owner (03/18)
'Redskins' is certainly immoral, and it’s scandalous that public disparaging of Native peoples is still practiced in 21st century.

Muscogee Nation helps unveil 1790 treaty for NMAI exhibit in DC (03/17)
The treaty, on loan from the National Archives, has never been displayed in public until now.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue two former leaders for funds (03/17)
Former lieutenant governor Leslie Wandrie-Harjo said the money is sitting untouched in a bank.

Agua Caliente Band anticipates decision in water rights lawsuit (03/17)
The tribe, backed by the Department of Justice, is suing two water districts to determine the extent of its water rights.

Pit River Tribe rallies supporters to protect sacred Medicine Lake (03/17)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week in a long-running dispute over a geothermal energy plant in the Medicine Lake Highlands.

Another tribal amendment offered for anti-trafficking measure (03/17)
Partisan bickering over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has left the Senate at a virtual standstill.

9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute (03/17)
The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.

Court allows Oglala Sioux parents to sue officer for son's death (03/16)
Christopher Capps, 22, was shot and killed by a deputy in May 2010. At least one bullet entered through his back.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing on drugs (03/16)
The field hearing will take place on March 31 at the Chiefs Technical Center on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision (03/16)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community weighs marijuana referendum (03/16)
President Warren 'Chris' Swartz said he has already seen resistance from the state attorney general.

Mary Pember: Alaska Natives bring healing in a traditional way (03/16)
Calricaraq means (Healthy Living) in Yup’ik and is unlike any other mental health professional intervention team.

Three tribes in Maine are latest to express interest in marijuana (03/16)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are actively discussing the matter.

Defendant disputes plea in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case (03/16)
The crime stems from the transfer of a vehicle worth $25,000 to the tribe's former chairman, who was sentenced last week.

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