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Ex-employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe admits to drug charge (11/21)
A pharmacy technician stole prescription pain medicine and shredded documents to conceal the theft.

Leader of Navajo Nation signs bill for higher tax on junk food (11/21)
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.

Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation (11/21)
Tribal members are still waiting to cast ballots and choose their next president.

Oglala Sioux Tribe rounds up dogs after deadly attack on girl (11/21)
Police Chief Ron Duke said addressing the dog problem will be priority for the tribal council.

Dog attack blamed for death of eight-year-old girl at Pine Ridge (11/20)
The FBI is looking into the incident, the third dog attack in Indian Country this month.

FBI opens background check database to tribal law agencies (11/20)
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is used to conduct checks on people who want to acquire firearms.

GAO report looks at tribal implementation of Adam Walsh Act (11/20)
Tribes are doing better at implementing sex offender registries than state governments, eight years after the bill became law.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe sues South Dakota over sales tax (11/20)
The state refused to renew the tribe's liquor licenses because the tribe won't collect a tax on the sale of liquor to non-Indians.

Greg Grey Cloud explains Lakota honor song after Senate vote (11/20)
Young activist was thanking the lawmakers who rejected a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman shot and killed by police (11/20)
An Oglala Sioux Tribal member and former resident of Pine Ridge was shot and killed by an officer of the Mitchell Police Department.

Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (11/19)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.

Alaska Supreme Court hears dispute over tribal court authority (11/19)
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes won a decision that forced the state to recognize tribal court orders in child welfare cases.

Leader of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe hit with prescription drug charges (11/19)
Joey Barbry was elected chairman in April, following the death of his father, the tribe's longtime leader.

Editorial: Put end to 'futile' taxation dispute with Chehalis Tribe (11/19)
Newspaper calls on Thurston County in Washington to end its long-running taxation battle with the Chehalis Tribe.

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe suspends committee members for fraud (11/18)
A police chief for the Bureau of Indian Affairs said he hasn't opened an investigation into the allegations.

DOJ task force calls for tribal jurisdiction in child abuse cases (11/18)
The Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence issues its report after a year of work.

Woman from Eastern Shoshone Tribe dies after attack by dogs (11/17)
Deanne Lynn Coando, 40, was a mother and a grandmother.

ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at BIA (11/17)
Indian Country Today publishes part three of an interview with the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribal members in Arizona find easier route for birth certificates (11/17)
A new policy only requires two documents to show whether a tribal citizen was born in Arizona.

Wind River tribal judge presides over first same-sex marriage (11/17)
Saun and Renee Allen took their vows before family and friends at the tribal courthouse.

Nebraska court requires ICWA standard in custody proceeding (11/14)
The father, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is trying to retain legal custody of his children.

Navajo Nation Council fails to override veto on language bill (11/14)
Tribal law requires candidates for president to be fluent in the Navajo language.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe (11/13)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said he's tired of being sued by opposition groups.

Law Article: New law requires tribal consultation in California (11/13)
Assembly Bill 52 requires tribal consultation on projects that affect cultural resources.

Tule River Tribe celebrates opening of $16M justice center (11/13)
The 43,600 square-foot Tule River Justice Center houses numerous tribal departments.

Former chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe enters guilty plea (11/13)
Bruce Sunchild admitted he stole money from the tribe and its health clinic.

Navajo Nation Council to consider language requirement veto (11/13)
The special session comes as presidential candidate Russell Begaye faces a challenge in tribal court.

New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty (11/12)
The treaty recognized the rights of Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca nations.

Native woman heads to trial for purchasing eagle feathers (11/12)
Rachel CrowSpreadingWings is representing herself and will argue that she has a constitutional right to buy and possess eagle parts.

10th Circuit considers Jemez Pueblo's claim to federal land (11/12)
The tribe claims ownership of land that is now a part of a national preserve.

Law Article: Court blocks tribal jurisdiction in lending case (11/12)
Attorney discusses 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a payday lender that was based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

Meskwaki Tribe fires assistant police chief over harassment (11/12)
The officer, Jason Dunagan, was denied unemployment benefits for violating the tribe's anti-discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment policies.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne man remains missing (11/12)
Douglas 'Snazz' Limberhand, father of James D. Limberhand, age 33 of Busby, reports that his son has been missing since August 7.

Tribal community in Colombia sentences men for murders (11/10)
Five men and two minors, who belong to a militant group, were apprehended and quickly brought to justice.

Judge won't stop installation of new Delaware Tribe leaders (11/10)
Two losing candidates said hundreds of absentee ballots weren't counted.

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