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Report shows dramatic increase in suicide rates in Indian Country Report shows dramatic increase in suicide rates in Indian Country (04/22)
Suicide rates among American Indian women grew by 89 percent between 1999 and 2014, representing largest rate increase among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges (04/22)
Reuben DeHaan claims to be the minister of the 'Native American Church of Nemenha' and has raked in more than $2.7 million from his businesses.
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding (04/22)
A trip to an Indian housing convention in Hawaii is stirring controversy among leaders of the North Carolina tribe.
Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death (04/22)
Few details have been released about the case but the woman is due in tribal court and she also faces federal charges.
Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languages Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languages (04/22)
Through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Language Acquisition more than $3.2 million has been made available for indigenous language revitalization.
Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use (04/22)
Three Indian inmates were placed into the segregated housing unit at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, South Dakota, for violations related to botanicals used during ceremonies in the minimum security prison.
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (04/21)
S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving (04/21)
The Young River People’s Council developed with the ordinance after one member saw first-hand the dangers of distracted driving.
Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (04/21)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe will help facilitate sales for the program, which has so far paid more than $761 million to individual Indians.
Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case (04/21)
Indian Country has been waiting more than four months for a decision in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (04/21)
President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates will discuss the impacts of the Gold King Mine disaster on the reservation.
Concerns raised about officer who shot and killed Navajo woman Concerns raised about officer who shot and killed Navajo woman (04/21)
A superior warned that someone might get 'hurt' unless officer Aaron Shipley changed his on-duty behaviors.
Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation (04/21)
Tribal, local and federal authorities were investigating the disappearance of Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson when she was found dead in Poplar, Montana.
Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (04/21)
Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.
Lakota Country Times: Cough suppressant abuse rises at Pine Ridge Lakota Country Times: Cough suppressant abuse rises at Pine Ridge (04/21)
The Pine Ridge Reservation has seen the popularity of a household item sky-rocket as many youth are turning to cough suppressants as a cheap and easily accessible intoxicant.
Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law (04/21)
S.2254 establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for restoration of land and water resources in abandoned hardrock mine states and on Indian land.
Native Sun News: New group keeps Lakota social ceremonies alive Native Sun News: New group keeps Lakota social ceremonies alive (04/21)
Traditional social ceremonies, both formal and informal were once the heart of the Lakota community.
Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes (04/20)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) wants to make sure tribes aren't punished for developing their own cannabis laws and policies.
Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster (04/20)
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (04/20)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'
Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all (04/20)
As president, Andrew Jackson led the forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands in the Southeast.
Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing (04/20)
The group claims marijuana as a sacrament and has become affiliated with an Arizona woman who was recently found guilty of prostitution.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop (04/20)
President Tony Reider confirmed that all the plants were destroyed after Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested otherwise.
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (04/20)
An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.
Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit (04/20)
The tribe is seeking governmental parity under the 2014 Farm Bill, which respects states' rights to legalize and grow hemp.
Native Sun News: The future of Lakota basketball in South Dakota Native Sun News: The future of Lakota basketball in South Dakota (04/20)
Given the large number of Lakota ball clubs to cover during the basketball season, the Native Sun News did not cover much AA basketball in 2015-16, and that was a mistake.
Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe (04/20)
Attorney Joseph E. Schmitz was behind the case that made included outlandish assertions about the alleged influence of the 'Islamic Government' of Turkey in Indian Country.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York (04/20)
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton continue to lead in delegate counts but their rivals aren't letting up.
Lakota Country Times: Autism awareness on Rosebud Reservation Lakota Country Times: Autism awareness on Rosebud Reservation (04/20)
William Kindle, President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, issued an Executive Proclamation designating April as Autism Awareness Month on the Rosebud Reservation.
Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines (04/20)
After Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes railed for months against the Dakota Access Pipeline project, federal officials are responding to pleas for defense of water, cultural resources, and tribal sovereignty.
Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems (04/19)
A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (04/19)
Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.
Rep. Pearce takes veterans tribute from Isleta Pueblo to Thailand Rep. Pearce takes veterans tribute from Isleta Pueblo to Thailand (04/19)
The tribute from the New Mexico tribe includes a bear that symbolizes strength and courage and an arrowhead to represent the field of battle.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe upset by Keystone Pipeline spill Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe upset by Keystone Pipeline spill (04/19)
Members of a clean-up crew, many dressed in hazmat style suits, remain onsite and continue to move soil contaminated by up this month’s 16,000-plus gallon oil spill from an underground ruptured oil pipeline near Freeman, South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock (04/19)
Grassroots supporters of traditional Navajo resisters to relocation called for members of the public to immediately contact authorities to stop the confiscation of impounded livestock.

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