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Citizen Potawatomi Nation sues city over detachment petition (10/17)
The tribe wants to make clear that the city of Shawnee lacks jurisdiction over its trust lands.

State employee accused of stealing from Cayuga Nation minors (10/15)
Authorities said the director of Native American Services for the state stole nearly $25,000.

Widower must pay $72K to Miccosukee Tribe after losing appeal (10/15)
The tribe reclaimed nearly $5 million after winning a court decision in a wrongful death case.

Salt River judge releases gang member tied to officer's murder (10/15)
An Indian gang allegedly targeted the officer, who was killed in the line of duty in May.

Oglala Sioux Tribe agrees to put national park proposal to vote (10/15)
The tribe has been working on a proposal to manage the South Unit of the Badlands National Park.

Mary Pember: Mental health system fails young Indian woman (10/15)
The struggles of Amelia Kay Looking Sabinsky, a member of the Fort Peck Tribes who died on August 19 at the age of 36.

Ute Tribe charges former council member with sexual assault (10/13)
Richard Jenks appeared in tribal court on charges of rape, deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault.

Tribes in Wisconsin win big decision in treaty hunting dispute (10/10)
Lac du Flambeau Band President Thomas Maulson welcomed the 'tremendous victory' for tribes in the state.

Leader from Muscogee Nation pleads guilty to stealing $150K (10/10)
Roger Dana Barnett, the tribe's second chief, faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Woman on Pine Ridge Reservation charged for killing husband (10/10)
Sarah Lilly Brown Eyes, 56, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of Thomas Norman Brown Eyes Jr. on June 24.

Navajo presidential candidate to dispute removal from ballot (10/10)
Chris Deschene disputed a Navajo language test that was given to a candidate for the first time in tribal history.

Alaska troopers arrive in village to investigate double homicide (10/09)
The victims were identified as Flossie Semone, 46, and John Arrow, 57, who were a couple.

Indian inmates being sent to new detention center in Montana (10/09)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is paying a private company $70 per inmate per day.

BIA plans transition period for joint Wind River business council (10/09)
Existing contracts will continue through March 2015 but the Eastern Shoshone Tribe continues to dispute the withdrawal by the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

Navajo presidential candidate loses ruling over language ability (10/09)
Chris Deschene refused to answer questions in the Navajo language during a videotaped deposition.

Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with state (10/09)
Tribal leaders say a state attorney made racist statements in court and in court filings.

City in Oklahoma ends effort to force tribes to collect sales tax (10/08)
It looks like a months-long controversy has finally been put to rest.

Shageluk Tribe detains man accused of murdering his parents (10/08)
Tribal and local officials are upset by the response from the Alaska State Troopers.

Omaha Tribe links incident to dispute over reservation borders (10/08)
The bus was leaving a football game on Friday night when it was struck by something.

Supreme Court won't hear suit over Indian massacre in Mexico (10/08)
Ten survivors blamed the former president for a massacre where 45 people died.

Law Article: Court won't force arbitration in Indian lending case (10/07)
Attorney discusses decision involving a defunct online lender that was based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

Law Article: Tribes gain more flexibility under new taxation law (10/07)
Attorneys discuss H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law on September 26.

Oglala Sioux Tribe getting ready to open $41M justice complex (10/07)
The facility will house the tribe's police force, attorney general, court system and corrections department.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation seeks to detach trust land from city (10/07)
The city has been trying to force the tribe to collect a tax on the sale of goods to non-Indians.

Caddo Nation told to prepare for new election for all positions (10/07)
A judge for the Court of Indian Offenses said the election will be overseen by a special master.

Man charged with homicide over death on Seminole Reservation (10/06)
Neither the victim nor the suspect are tribal members.

Law Article: Clash of competing sovereigns in tribal lending case (10/06)
Attorneys discuss decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affecting tribal online loan businesses.

Mary Pember: Shelter on Rosebud Reservation shares in grant (10/06)
The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society is receiving $400,000 from the Department of Justice.

Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case (10/06)
The Dollar General corporation is trying to avoid tribal court jurisdiction.

Steven Newcomb: NAGPRA case affirms conquest of Native people (10/03)
Dissecting the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in White v. University of California.

Alaska court allows adoption of Native child by non-Native couple (10/03)
The court finds that the Native preference provisions in the Indian Child Welfare Act do not apply

NAFSA puts a positive spin on decision in tribal lending lawsuit (10/02)
The law firm that represents the tribes in the case also called it a victory.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe declares war against substance abuse (10/02)
Chief Steve Pego signed a birch bark document outlining the declaration last week.

Second member of Native Mob sentenced to 24 years in prison (10/02)
Anthony Francis Cree pleaded for leniency despite being convicted on attempted murder, assault and drug charges.

BIA extends comment period for changes to rights-of-way rule (10/02)
Comment are now being accepted until November 3 and a tribal consultation session will be held during the National Congress of American Indians annual conference later this month.

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