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Paskenta Band accuses ex-official of stealing $838K for house (02/20)
The tribe said former economic development director John Crosby took the money out of a bank account without authorization

Menominee Nation leader wants to move quickly on marijuana (02/20)
Craig Corn, a former chairman who serves on the tribe's governing body, will be attending the first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference next week.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks federal probe into attack on children (02/20)
A letter was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama.

US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm (02/20)
Tim Purdon from North Dakota and Brendan Johnson from South Dakota are known for putting a priority on Indian Country.

Native Sun News: Lakota Nation Invitational stays put in Rapid (02/20)
The Lakota Nation Invitational tournament brings millions of dollars into Rapid City each December.

Closed session at NCAI winter meeting to focus on marijuana (02/19)
Tribal leaders will discuss a new Department of Justice policy next week.

Non-Indian tenant plans to fight Colorado River Indian Tribes (02/19)
Roger French has refused to pay rent to the tribe for 17 years.

Authorities file just one charge for racial attack on Indian kids (02/19)
The charge of disorderly conduct carries just a 30-day jail sentence and a $500 fine.

Native Sun News: DOJ official visits Rapid City after racial flap (02/19)
The racism in Rapid City has drawn national and international attention from organizations asking for change for the betterment of race relations.

Woman on Crow Reservation admits to Social Security fraud (02/18)
Caroline Dee Bighair fraudulently claimed more than claim more than $23,000 in benefits for her son.

Lummi Nation leader announces meeting to discuss marijuana (02/18)
Henry Cagey, a council member and former chairman, wants to form the Tribal Cannabis Association.

Bishop Paiute Tribe defends officer facing charges in county (02/17)
The tribe says the charges against officer Daniel Johnson are an affront to its sovereignty.

Member of Narragansett Tribe contests federal prosecution (02/17)
Troy Lake Simonds is accused of stabbing another tribal member at the powwow grounds on the reservation.

Ute Tribe won't stop work on center despite threat from city (02/17)
The tribe says the land falls within reservation boundaries and isn't under the city's jurisdiction.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe enters debate over legal marijuana (02/17)
A tribal member wants the issue put to a referendum on the reservation.

Judge backs Colorado River Indian Tribes in jurisdiction case (02/17)
The decision means the tribe's court can move forward with eviction proceedings against a non-Indian man who has refused to pay rent.

Native Sun News: Rapid City paper admits error with headline (02/17)
Since the founding of Hay Camp in 1876, race relations between Native Americans and whites in the Rapid City area have been tainted and marred by instances like those which took place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center these past few weeks.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe settles with church (02/17)
Tribal officials do not know when they will be able to speak about the settlement, but it will certainly not be until after a final agreement is completed.

Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67 (02/17)
Frichner dedicated her life to the protection of indigenous rights.

Yakama Nation hunter convicted of one count in treaty case (02/16)
Delbert Loren Wheeler said he had a right to be on federal land under the Yakama Treaty of 1855.

Opinion: Vast opportunities for tribes and marijuana industry (02/16)
The federal government’s newly liberal policies regarding cannabis on tribal lands could be a financial boon for a large number of tribes.

EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives (02/16)
The Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold-mining operations in the world.

Evictions linked to Pinoleville Pomo Nation's marijuana project (02/13)
A woman who has lived on the reservation for 20 years has been offered $3,000 to move.

Judge tells rival leaders of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to hold meeting (02/13)
Council members will be held in contempt if they fail to attend the next meeting.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe files suit over contract support costs (02/13)
The tribe is accusing the Indian Health Service of underfunding a self-determination contract.

Northern Arapaho Tribe asks judge to block health care rules (02/13)
The tribe faces $1.5 million tax penalties if it does not provide insurance to employees.

FBI leader cites 'hard truths' about race and law enforcement (02/13)
Native Americans are more likely to be killed by law enforcement than any other racial or ethnic group.

Chumash Tribe welcomes county sheriff deputies to reservation (02/12)
The tribe is paying for the salaries of four full-time officers who will be stationed on the reservation.

Washington bill authorizes tribal-state marijuana agreements (02/12)
The Suquamish Tribe supports the measure, Chairman Leonard Forsman said.

Petroglyph National Monument marred by trash and vandalism (02/12)
People have been spray painting on the ancient rock art at the monument.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court to issue ruling in election dispute (02/12)
At issue is legislation passed by the Navajo Nation Council to authorize an entirely new presidential election.

Native Sun News: Second beer splashing incident investigated (02/12)
On the evening of Friday, Jan. 30, Kristen Hunter, a Lakota cowgirl from Allen, invited two of her best friends, Danielle Hudspeth and D. Young Man II, to the XTreme Bulls Tour.

Another autopsy dustup after death of Fond du Lac Band woman (02/11)
The incident marks the second clash in Minnesota in less than a week.

Lakota Nation Invitational debates location after racial incident (02/11)
Bryan Brewer, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who founded the LNI, said he's facing pressure to move the event out of Rapid City.

Brian Pierson: State law still matters as tribes pursue marijuana (02/11)
The Department of Justice policy does not provide a complete legal foundation for tribal commercial marijuana enterprises.

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