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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.
Native Sun News: Hockey Hall of Fame referee Oliver 'Butchy' Mousseau passes on Native Sun News: Hockey Hall of Fame referee Oliver 'Butchy' Mousseau passes on (06/24)
Butch Mousseau was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 for being the first Native American referee in the National Hockey League.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater (06/23)
Construction is wrapping up on the 7th Generation Cinema in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and it's slated to open in the next few weeks.
Native American Basketball Invitational draws top talent to Arizona Native American Basketball Invitational draws top talent to Arizona (06/23)
More than 1,400 athletes from tribal communities in the United States and Canada are taking part in the annual event.
Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill (06/23)
The tribe's reservation will be growing by 300 acres thanks to a bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Mescalero Apache woman hosts fundraiser for Miss United States Mescalero Apache woman hosts fundraiser for Miss United States (06/23)
Vanessa Hernandez is proud to represent her tribe as she prepares for the pageant later this summer.
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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills (06/23)
The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
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.
Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service (06/23)
What started out as a meeting to improve accountability and the quality of healthcare to Great Plains Indians serviced by the Indian Health Service, quickly turned to focus on the awarding of emergency room contracts to AB Staffing Solutions.
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.
Chairman Jim Boyd from Colville Tribes passes away at age of 60 Chairman Jim Boyd from Colville Tribes passes away at age of 60 (06/22)
Vice Chair Michael Marchand: 'This is a very, very sad day.'
Former Fond du Lac Band chairman Peter Defoe passes on at 77 Former Fond du Lac Band chairman Peter Defoe passes on at 77 (06/22)
Peter Defoe served four terms and secretary / treasurer of his tribe and as president of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law (06/22)
President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria (06/22)
The California tribe will be reclaiming 300 acres of its ancestral homeland with the new law.
Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield (06/22)
Authorities in France have asked for more information about the item, which was stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
Dakota Access Pipeline to go underneath tribal burial site in Iowa Dakota Access Pipeline to go underneath tribal burial site in Iowa (06/22)
The controversial energy project is moving forward despite objections from tribes and indigenous activists.
Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/22)
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.
Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulations Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulations (06/22)
The Oneida Nation and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians have joined the growing list of tribes with approved HEARTH Act regulations.
Native Sun News: Year of Reconciliation marks 26th anniversary Native Sun News: Year of Reconciliation marks 26th anniversary (06/22)
South Dakota still remains the only state to celebrate a state-sanctioned holiday to honor Native Americans.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrate Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrate (06/22)
Nearly 500 students from all across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have fulfilled the requirements of their respected institutions this spring.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs (06/21)
Participants will be able to speak with VA officials and learn about home loans, the GI Bill and other services for veterans.
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (06/21)
A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.
Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service center Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service center (06/21)
The 6,500 square-foot Tyotkas Elder Center serves the Alaska tribe's growing elder population.
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (06/21)
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (06/21)
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe creates youth councils Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe creates youth councils (06/21)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe hopes that the creation of a youth council in each district will inspire its young leaders to take part in the governmental process.
Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sites Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sites (06/21)
Taking the lead in race relations and reparations in Rapid City, Regional Health sponsored another educational tour of the Black Hills and surrounding areas.
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (06/20)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.

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