Penobscot Nation man wins $40,000 in racial discrimination lawsuit (March 9, 2018)

Jason Brown, a jeweler and citizen of the Penobscot Nation, had to put up with being called 'Big Indian' and even hearing the n-word at work.

A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast (March 8, 2018)

An effort to name a highway in Utah after President Donald Trump is apparently dead after drawing significant attention beyond the state's borders.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study (March 7, 2018)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is being 'stonewalled' by the Trump administration when it comes to a new study on the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a new filing.

Tribes sound alarms about rise in heroin overdose cases in Wisconsin (March 6, 2018)

Two tribes are warning their citizens about recent overdoes from heroin in northern Wisconsin.

Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities (March 6, 2018)

In Arizona, as in much of the United States, the groups most targeted for hate crimes are African-Americans, Muslims, homosexual men and Jews.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe joins marijuana industry with new store (March 6, 2018)

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is joining the marijuana industry with the opening of High Point in Washington.

High Country News: Indian Child Welfare Act under conservative fire (March 6, 2018)

The Indian Child Welfare Act has helped repair the damage of the boarding-school era – but not everyone wants it in place.

Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments (March 5, 2018)

An online taxation case could hinder economic growth in Indian Country unless the U.S. Supreme Court addresses tribal sovereignty.

Tribal elders prepare appeal in bulldozing of burial grounds in Oregon (March 5, 2018)

Three tribal elders are planning an appeal in order to hold the federal government accountable for bulldozing a sacred site in Oregon.

Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court (March 5, 2018)

A Jemez Pueblo man who was convicted of murdering a woman from the Navajo Nation will remain behind bars after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site (March 1, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe has won the right to sue a ski resort whose operators are using reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation moves court system into new home (March 1, 2018)

With so many people visiting the tribal complex each year, the new court space should alleviate congestion for both employees and tribal citizens.

Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike (February 27, 2018)

The mother of Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation, is hailing action on a bill to protect children across Indian Country.

Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes (February 27, 2018)

The House gave final approval Monday to a bill that will give tribes direct access to funds that will let them quickly post AMBER alerts over text messaging, radio and television to counties within reservation borders.

Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is criticizing a local sheriff's decision to allow jailers to be deputized so they can enforce federal immigration laws.

Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case (February 26, 2018)

A victory secured by 21 treaty tribes is in doubt as the state of Washington takes a dispute over culverts to the nation's highest court.

Oglala Sioux woman headed to trial for allegedly murdering her husband (February 26, 2018)

A citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is accused of murdering her husband, Brian Garrett, who was a tribal police officer.

Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle (February 26, 2018)

A bill to help tribes develop AMBER Alert systems on their reservations is getting closer to final passage on Capitol Hill.

Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress (February 26, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.

Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court (February 22, 2018)

After being abandoned by the Trump administration, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are taking their homelands case to the nation's highest court.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote (February 22, 2018)

L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.

Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (February 21, 2018)

An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds (February 21, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling on authorities to investigate the misuse of federal education funds in South Dakota.

Supreme Court turns away another conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (February 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has turned away another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)

An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.

Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children (February 19, 2018)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a long-running Indian Child Welfare Act case from South Dakota.

Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers (February 15, 2018)

Five people have been charged in connection with the murder of a citizen of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)

William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds meeting for busy week (February 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will advance a bill to compensate the Spokane Tribe and another to update the Tribal Law and Order Act at a business meeting.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)

Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demands consultation on DAPL study (February 9, 2018)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been ignoring the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe despite requests for consultation, according to a new court filing.

Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.

Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice (February 8, 2018)

R. Trent Shores, a Choctaw Nation citizen who serves as a top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma, has taken on a new leadership role within the Trump administration.

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