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Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (06/26)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.

North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (06/26)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.

Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption continues with more charges (06/25)
A businessman whose firm received $10.6 million in federal funds is accused of bribing the tribe's roads director in exchange for a contract.

Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children (06/25)
Forcible removal of indigenous children from their families dates back to colonial times, when missionaries set out to 'Christianize' and 'civilize' Indian children under the guise of educating them.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe shares details of marijuana grow (06/24)
The tribe is working with Monarch America, a cannabis development firm that includes Robert Shepherd, the former chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

Tribes tread new ground in states without marriage equality laws (06/24)
The Tlingit and Haida Tribes has had trouble getting its laws recognized by the state of Alaska.

White Earth Nation invokes treaty in attempt to block oil pipeline (06/24)
The $2.6 billion Sandpiper project passes through lands protected by treaties signed in the 1800s.

Riders from Klamath Tribes complete 250-mile journey to capitol (06/24)
Tribal members say their leaders are ignoring their concerns about the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation (06/24)
The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.

Arrest made for fatal shooting on Ute Tribe's reservation in Utah (06/24)
Sean Checora, 20, died on June 14 following a shooting on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (06/24)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.

South Dakota official claims non-Indians can't use marijuana (06/23)
Attorney General Marty Jackley believes the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe can't legalize the drug for non-Indian consumers.

First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony (06/23)
Christina Gray will the first person to wear a Tsimshian button blanket and cedar hat to the bar ceremony.

Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (06/23)
A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.

Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home (06/23)
Donald Edwards, 42, was attacked at a Father’s Day barbecue on the reservation.

Chippewa Cree Tribe faces additional review of federal funding (06/23)
At least 18 people on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana have been caught stealing and auditors are worried about fraud.

BIA officer saves woman from robbery and kidnapping in Utah (06/23)
The incident started in Salt Lake City and ended on the reservation of the Ute Tribe.

Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservation (06/22)
Details are scarce but 18 people have been arrested on drug, firearms and other charges.

Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (06/22)
The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.

Authorities probe police officer shooting on Spirit Lake Nation (06/22)
Family and friends are looking for information following the death of Joe Charboneau last week.

Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman (06/22)
Duane Benson is facing a federal arson charge for an incident prior to the death of Jessie Waters on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Sault Tribe member recognized for work at U.S. Attorney's Office (06/19)
David Adams developed and implemented a program to combat violence against Native women in New Mexico.

Maine won't let tribal treaty promises be printed in constitution (06/19)
A section of the Maine Constitution that requires the state to comply with pre-existing treaty and other duties does not appear in any of the printed versions of the document.

Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (06/19)
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.

Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (06/19)
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.

House subcommittee takes up Navajo Nation water bill next week (06/19)
Consideration comes as Congress reduces a funding request for tribal water rights settlements.

Native Americans experience second highest rate of hate crimes (06/19)
American Indians and Alaska Natives are more than twice as likely to be victims of race-based incidents than other groups.

Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (06/18)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Documentary about Freedmen struggle premieres in Oklahoma (06/18)
The Freedmen are fighting to retain citizenship rights in the Cherokee Nation.

Federal judge strikes down sex offender program in Minnesota (06/18)
The state has used civil commitment to confine tribal members who reside in Indian Country.

Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (06/18)
Conflict between tribal and local governments was on full display as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs heard testimony on three bills.

Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state (06/17)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeal rebuked state and local authorities in Utah for repeatedly challenging the sovereignty of the tribe.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to sell marijuana by end of year (06/17)
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning that non-Indians who consume marijuana on the reservation face prosecution.

House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian Country (06/17)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) introduced the rider to stop the enforcement of a regulation that covers public and Indian lands.

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