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Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues Indian Health Service over 'crisis' in care Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues Indian Health Service over 'crisis' in care (04/28)
Since the emergency room on the hospital shut down in December, six people have died while seeking urgent care at facilities far from the reservation.
Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse (04/28)
The North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force brings tribal, federal, state and local officials together to address substance abuse issues.
Man in long fight with Shingle Springs Band faces longer sentence Man in long fight with Shingle Springs Band faces longer sentence (04/28)
Cesar Caballero was sentenced to 60 days in a mail fraud case but never turned himself in. Now he's facing a year in prison.
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (04/28)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe to debut justice center Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe to debut justice center (04/28)
For many years the Oglala Sioux tribal corrections department operated with almost no resources and tiny facilities.
Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (04/28)
Taxpayers have 30 days to comment on a liability agreement that would reduce their costs by $10 million for the ongoing Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Gilt Edge Mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Former comptroller of Crow Tribe accused of embezzling $28K Former comptroller of Crow Tribe accused of embezzling $28K (04/27)
Karla Elizabeth MacCatherine allegedly stole the money between February 2013 and August 2014, when she left her position with the tribe.
Gabe Galanda: A moral responsibility to stop tribal disenrollment Gabe Galanda: A moral responsibility to stop tribal disenrollment (04/27)
An increasing number of tribes -- as many as 15% of all federally recognized tribes -- are destroying themselves and taking the lives of their own people.
Chippewa Cree Tribe and FBI investigate theft of drugs at clinic Chippewa Cree Tribe and FBI investigate theft of drugs at clinic (04/27)
Surveillance footage shows two people who stole medications that could be dangerous and even deadly if consumed.
Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse (04/27)
Chairman Floyd Azure is promising to take more action to address drug abuse in the wake of Kenzley Olson's death.
Pit River Tribe claims victory in long-running sacred site dispute Pit River Tribe claims victory in long-running sacred site dispute (04/26)
The tribe and allies have been fighting to protect Medicine Lake from a geothermal energy plant for more than a decade.
North Dakota tribe awaits return of land around Lake Sakakawea North Dakota tribe awaits return of land around Lake Sakakawea (04/26)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and its members lost 152,360 acres to the creation of the Garrison Dam.
Pine Ridge man sentenced for burning down ex-partner's trailer Pine Ridge man sentenced for burning down ex-partner's trailer (04/26)
Duane Benson pleaded guilty to arson but has not been charged in connection with the death of Jessie Waters.
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case (04/26)
Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is one of the oldest pending cases on the high court's docket.
Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal (04/26)
The Washington team is hoping to capitalize on a victory won by a band from Oregon known as The Slants, a name that's disparaging to Asian people.
Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case (04/25)
Damien Zepeda, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, will continue to serve a lengthy prison sentence for a crime he committed in 2008.
Supreme Court posts audio from hearing in domestic violence case Supreme Court posts audio from hearing in domestic violence case (04/25)
The hearing ran about 15 minutes shorter than the allotted hour because the justices had fewer questions than normal for both sides in the case.
Lakota Country Times: President Obama orders more compliance with ICWA Lakota Country Times: President Obama orders more compliance with ICWA (04/25)
With the Indian Child Welfare Act facing a barrage of criticism and multiple lawsuits intended to undermine the law, the White House is stepping g forward to make sure that federal entities comply with it.
Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges (04/22)
Reuben DeHaan claims to be the minister of the 'Native American Church of Nemenha' and has raked in more than $2.7 million from his businesses.
Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (04/22)
The six eagles were all found dead in the same area near McLaughlin, on the South Dakota side of the reservation.
Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death (04/22)
Few details have been released about the case but the woman is due in tribal court and she also faces federal charges.
Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use (04/22)
Three Indian inmates were placed into the segregated housing unit at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, South Dakota, for violations related to botanicals used during ceremonies in the minimum security prison.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving (04/21)
The Young River People’s Council developed with the ordinance after one member saw first-hand the dangers of distracted driving.
Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case (04/21)
Indian Country has been waiting more than four months for a decision in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (04/21)
The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.
Concerns raised about officer who shot and killed Navajo woman Concerns raised about officer who shot and killed Navajo woman (04/21)
A superior warned that someone might get 'hurt' unless officer Aaron Shipley changed his on-duty behaviors.
Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation (04/21)
Tribal, local and federal authorities were investigating the disappearance of Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson when she was found dead in Poplar, Montana.
Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (04/21)
Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.
Lakota Country Times: Cough suppressant abuse rises at Pine Ridge Lakota Country Times: Cough suppressant abuse rises at Pine Ridge (04/21)
The Pine Ridge Reservation has seen the popularity of a household item sky-rocket as many youth are turning to cough suppressants as a cheap and easily accessible intoxicant.
Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law (04/21)
S.2254 establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for restoration of land and water resources in abandoned hardrock mine states and on Indian land.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (04/21)
Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?
Former Passamaquoddy Tribe employee sentenced to probation Former Passamaquoddy Tribe employee sentenced to probation (04/20)
Stephen E. Crawford, 68, admitted he took more than $25,000 while serving as the tribe's environmental director.
Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes (04/20)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) wants to make sure tribes aren't punished for developing their own cannabis laws and policies.
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (04/20)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'
Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing (04/20)
The group claims marijuana as a sacrament and has become affiliated with an Arizona woman who was recently found guilty of prostitution.

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