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Mille Lacs Band slams county for ending law enforcement deal Mille Lacs Band slams county for ending law enforcement deal (06/30)
The county took offense after the Obama administration sided with the tribe and confirmed that the Mille Lacs Reservation continues to exist.
Shinnecock Nation weighs options to reclaim ancestral territory Shinnecock Nation weighs options to reclaim ancestral territory (06/30)
The tribe contends the state of New York stole 3,600 acres through an illegal transaction in 1859.
County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal (06/30)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 12 acres but the land has been in limbo for more than three years.
National Park Service finalizes rule for tribal gathering of plants National Park Service finalizes rule for tribal gathering of plants (06/30)
Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants from national parks and national monuments.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal (06/30)
The Obama administration is balking at the high cost -- $2.3 billion to settle the Montana tribe's water rights.
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (06/29)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Man charged with murdering girlfriend on Fort Peck Reservation Man charged with murdering girlfriend on Fort Peck Reservation (06/29)
Roxanne Morsette was 25 years old when she was shot and killed in January 2016.
Woman from Crow Tribe dies after brutal attack on reservation Woman from Crow Tribe dies after brutal attack on reservation (06/29)
RoyLynn Rides Horse, who was 28 years old, was beaten, burned and abandoned in a field on the Montana reservation.
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (06/29)
Whether you’re a mom, dad, or grandparent, state and tribal programs can now work together in a spirit of cooperation to help make child support a reliable source of income for children.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe removes 10 people from rolls amid debate St. Croix Chippewa Tribe removes 10 people from rolls amid debate (06/28)
The move comes as the Wisconsin tribe asks members about its one-half blood quantum standard, one of just a few in Indian Country.
Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session (06/28)
Tribal leaders hailed positive outcomes on tribal court jurisdiction, domestic violence and affirmative action.
Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence (06/28)
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute (06/28)
A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.
Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court (06/27)
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.
Opinion: Supreme Court exposes Indian people to federal powers Opinion: Supreme Court exposes Indian people to federal powers (06/27)
Federal prosecutors are now licensed to target Indians – and only Indians – who faced prosecution without assistance of counsel in tribal court proceedings.
Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interests Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interests (06/27)
A land-into-trust application that drew controversy long before Carcieri reached the U.S. Supreme Court is at issue.
Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors (06/27)
A trespassing dispute between San Felipe Pueblo and a non-profit is playing out in the courts and the New Mexico media.
Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (06/27)
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.
Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claim Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claim (06/27)
Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the New York tribe's long-running lawsuit.
Linda Greenhouse: Supreme Court goes silent in high-profile case Linda Greenhouse: Supreme Court goes silent in high-profile case (06/27)
The Supreme Court has never won medals for transparency.
Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (06/24)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe have seen back-to-back years of fish kills and this year's runs are shaping up to be some of the worst on record.
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (06/24)
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation (06/24)
Growing or processing marijuana will lead to federal prosecution, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.
Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico (06/24)
The tribe banished Steve Romero in February 2016 but he has repeatedly returned to the reservation.
Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate (06/24)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), whose prior attempts to link a Carcieri fix to Indian gaming, is said to be behind the effort.
Federal charges filed in kidnapping of girl on Fort Peck Reservation Federal charges filed in kidnapping of girl on Fort Peck Reservation (06/24)
John William Lieba II is charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of aggravated sexual abuse and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election (06/23)
Confusion has arisen following a disputed vote in early June. Two people are now claiming to be chief of the Oklahoma tribe.
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system (06/23)
Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.
Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (06/23)
Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case (06/23)
By a narrow 4-3 vote, the nation's highest court finally ruled on the merits of a case that began in 2008.
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/23)
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.
Two charged for beating and setting woman from Crow Tribe on fire Two charged for beating and setting woman from Crow Tribe on fire (06/23)
Roylynn Rides Horse, 28, suffered third-degree burns over 45 percent of her body and is being treated in Utah.
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law (06/23)
We need not fear engaging with Justice Thomas or anyone else in the American government who wants to challenge the mess in federal Indian law.
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (06/22)
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in Nebraska Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in Nebraska (06/22)
A 34-year-old tribal member died after colliding with a tribal police vehicle in February.

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