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Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (08/21)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.
Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum (08/21)
Tribal members voted in favor of legalizing the drug for recreational and medicinal use.
Former Grand Traverse Band leader faces more abuse charges Former Grand Traverse Band leader faces more abuse charges (08/21)
Former chairman and former council member Derek Bailey is being accused of abusing minors in two different counties in Michigan.
BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements (08/20)
Tribal social services agencies will be able to go through the BIA to conduct checks on adults before placing children in a foster or temporary home.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute (08/20)
More than 230 people -- including some who are deceased -- are facing removal from the Michigan tribe.
Indigenous marchers clash with officers and soldiers in Ecuador Indigenous marchers clash with officers and soldiers in Ecuador (08/20)
The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, the largest indigenous group in the country, is leading the call for protests.
South Dakota waits 13 years to arrest Crow Creek Sioux woman South Dakota waits 13 years to arrest Crow Creek Sioux woman (08/20)
Attorney General Marty Jackley took credit for an arrest dating back to a criminal complaint filed in 2002 that itself was linked to an election-related crime in 1999.
DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act (08/20)
Tribes have been seeking access to national criminal information databases for years.
Lakota Country Times: Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack Lakota Country Times: Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack (08/20)
For most it would seem that keeping Native children with Native families is smart policy.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists seek overhaul Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists seek overhaul (08/20)
For the past week, there has been more activity outside the Northern Cheyenne Tribal offices than inside.
Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims (08/19)
The prospect of traveling so far into unfamiliar territory and far from social support systems is too unsettling for many victims.
Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle (08/19)
With recent shifts in policy at all levels of government and an ever softening position amongst the general public about the criminalization of marijuana, one Oglala Lakota citizen is again reigniting his efforts to grow and manufacture hemp.
Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land (08/19)
Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and their supporters oppose energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana.
Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible verses Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible verses (08/19)
The tribe won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples but will recognize marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes (08/18)
The need for Alaska’s tribes to be able to place their fee lands into trust to improve governance is huge.
Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana (08/18)
Merely attending a meeting on marijuana might get your tribe a call from the media.
Chukchansi Tribe confirms IRS summons into economic arm Chukchansi Tribe confirms IRS summons into economic arm (08/18)
The head of Chukchansi Inc. also sits on the tribal council and Chairman Reggie Lewis wants him suspended from office.
White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug (08/18)
Tribes in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, have all but declared a war on a drug that is affecting newborns.
Dermot Cole: Native men still seeking justice after 18 years Dermot Cole: Native men still seeking justice after 18 years (08/18)
There are those who believe the Native men were wrongly convicted, that racism had a lot to do with it and white men would have never been convicted in similar circumstances.
Kickapoo Tribe accuses former longtime chairman of breach Kickapoo Tribe accuses former longtime chairman of breach (08/18)
Steve Cadue, who led the tribe for much of the past 30 years, was removed from office in January amid budget concerns.
Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (08/18)
The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.
Tara Houska: Native people more likely to be shot by police Tara Houska: Native people more likely to be shot by police (08/18)
Ma-hi-vist Goodblanket. Corey Kanosh. Allen Locke. Paul Castaway. Sarah Lee Circle Bear. Do any of these names sound familiar?
South Dakota county resists settlement in Indian voting case South Dakota county resists settlement in Indian voting case (08/17)
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have to make a one-hour round trip to register to vote and exercise their basic rights.
Paskenta Band to proceed with lawsuit against former officials Paskenta Band to proceed with lawsuit against former officials (08/17)
The tribe has sued several former officials and employees, who will have to answer to claims that they stole millions of dollars.
Court backs conviction for synthetic marijuana at Lower Brule Court backs conviction for synthetic marijuana at Lower Brule (08/17)
A divided panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the legality of a search where tribal officers found the drug.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe extends police service to ancestral land St. Regis Mohawk Tribe extends police service to ancestral land (08/17)
A new law resolves a jurisdictional void in a 2,000-acre area known as the Hogansburg Triangle.
Menominee Nation prepares for referendum on legal marijuana Menominee Nation prepares for referendum on legal marijuana (08/17)
Tribal members will help determine whether the drug will be approved for medicinal and recreational uses.
Jemez Pueblo faces questions over traffic tickets to non-Indians Jemez Pueblo faces questions over traffic tickets to non-Indians (08/17)
New Mexico's chief of police is threatening to withdraw law enforcement commissions after learning about the tribe's practices.
Montana counties skirt Native voting rights case settlement Montana counties skirt Native voting rights case settlement (08/14)
Only one of the counties in the Wandering Medicine case established a satellite office on a reservation in time for the November 2014 election.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlement Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlement (08/14)
Members are unhappy because they don't know where the money is going.
Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute (08/14)
Racism is hard to prove and when it is proven in a court of law, there is no city ordinance in Rapid City which can effectively adjudicate or impose a harsher sentence for the convicted.
Tribes support Sovereignty Institute at University of Minnesota Tribes support Sovereignty Institute at University of Minnesota (08/13)
Tribes will play a key role in educating students, state employees and the general public about their unique status as governments.
Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (08/13)
Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing in Alaska Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing in Alaska (08/13)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will chair the hearing as the committee examines tribal justice issues, including tribal courts.
Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL (08/13)
While the world waited for South Dakota’s pivotal decision on TransCanada Corp.’s application to renew its Keystone XL permit, tribal members capped nine days of hearings with fiery statements insisting that treaty rights dictate denial.

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