Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a young activist, is a plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to force the federal government to take a more serious stand on climate change.
Oglala Sioux Tribe secures restitution for funds stolen by former district official (August 11, 2017)
A former district official who stole funds from the Oglala Sioux Tribe has agreed to pay $2,500 in restitution.
Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault on Crow Reservation (August 10, 2017)
A non-Indian man was sentenced to life in federal prison for a double homicide and assault on the Crow Reservation in Montana.
Two citizens of the Crow Tribe were laid to rest in Montana as federal authorities continue to investigate a triple homicide.
The Cherokee Nation is ready to proceed with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, the tribe's top legal official said.
Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case (August 10, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians hasn't even had time to defend its water rights and already 10 state governments are opposing the tribe.
A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.
The Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by two of its former attorneys, an appeals court in Florida ruled.
Leaders of the Crow Tribe continue to look for ways to address violent crime after a shooting left three citizens dead and two others injured.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation has secured a stunning court victory that not only reverses his death penalty conviction but also reaffirms the historic boundaries of his tribe's reservation.
Federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that left three citizens of the Crow Tribe dead and two others injured.
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.
The leader of the Crow Tribe is blaming drugs and gangs for a shooting that left three people dead and two others injured.
'If history is to repeat itself, it doesn’t look good for us,' said Chairman Dave Archambault II. 'But that doesn’t mean we don’t have hope.'
The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows 'justice is being served,' but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.
A former chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is giving up nearly $3 million after being mistakenly overpaid by an energy developer on his tribe's reservation
Nevada tribes, sensing big economic opportunities, are getting into the marijuana industry by following a successful model from a nearby state.
The Department of Justice is refuting news reports about potential changes in its treatment of affirmative action admissions policies.
An employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office has pleaded not guilty for carrying a firearm into a U.S. Capitol building.
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?
Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement (August 2, 2017)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is known as an outspoken advocate for Indian Country's most vulnerable, particularly youth, but her efforts don't extend to the #NoDAPL movement.
A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.
The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations to speed construction of projects along the United States border with Mexico.
Melissa Darden will serve a two-year term as the newly-elected leader of the Chitimacha Tribe.
The Osage Nation continues to fight wind energy developments in northeastern Oklahoma despite setbacks in the courts.
Court upholds conviction in Northern Cheyenne domestic violence case (August 1, 2017)
A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was convicted of assaulting his common-law wife has lost an attempt to silence his victim.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians secured a huge victory in its water rights case earlier this year but the nation's highest court could overturn the ruling.
The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal judge in Arizona ruled.
A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.
Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children (July 27, 2017)
Sentences were handed down in two cases involving crimes against children on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.
The United Auburn Indian Community fired an administrative assistant two days after she told her bosses she was expecting.
Zachary Bearheels died after being repeatedly punched and shocked with a stun gun by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.
Tribal, local and federal authorities raided a marijuana operation on the Sherwood Valley Rancheria in northern California.
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