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Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country
Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country (July 15, 2019)

A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.


'My sister is coming home now': Native woman being laid to rest after going missing
'My sister is coming home now': Native woman being laid to rest after going missing (July 15, 2019)

Rosenda Strong, a Native mother of four, went missing on the Yakama Nation in October 2018.


Clara Caufield: A sad development for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Clara Caufield: A sad development for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe (July 12, 2019)

Jace Killsback was considered one of the brightest and best. He just admitted to federal fraud charges.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota inmate awaits another chance for freedom
Native Sun News Today: Lakota inmate awaits another chance for freedom (July 9, 2019)

An Oglala Sioux man wants his freedom after serving nearly 30 years in the South Dakota State penitentiary system.


Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee
Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee (July 8, 2019)

Gaylen D. Lee, an elder and historian from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, was killed at his home in California.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court set to rule on high-profile death penalty case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court set to rule on high-profile death penalty case (July 8, 2019)

There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in 1991. But should he be put to death for it?


Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case
Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case (June 27, 2019)

The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.


Former leader of Northern Cheyenne Tribe admits to fraud charges
Former leader of Northern Cheyenne Tribe admits to fraud charges (June 18, 2019)

L. Jace Killsback, a former president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?


Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence
Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence (June 13, 2019)

With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear death penalty case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear death penalty case (June 13, 2019)

A decision from the nation's highest court could affect as many as 19 death row inmates in Arizona.


Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants
Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants (June 12, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren ended without a verdict.


Charges filed in connection with deadly shootings on Yakama Nation
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Charges filed in connection with deadly shootings on Yakama Nation (June 11, 2019)

Two citizens of the Yakama Nation have been charged in connection with deadly shootings on the reservation in Washington state.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case (June 11, 2019)

A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.


Yakama Nation reports arrest of all suspects in deadly shooting
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Yakama Nation reports arrest of all suspects in deadly shooting (June 10, 2019)

Five people were killed on the Yakama Nation, with four people arrested in connection with the murders.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers
Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers (June 3, 2019)

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren began with the prosecutor asserting that federal authorities are not targeting humanitarian aid along the border with Mexico.


Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era
Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era (May 31, 2019)

In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers won't budge from stances on Trump investigation
Cronkite News: Lawmakers won't budge from stances on Trump investigation (May 30, 2019)

Partisans did not appear to be swayed by a careful recap of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket (May 28, 2019)

It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.


Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country'
Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country' (May 28, 2019)

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth


Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress
Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress (May 22, 2019)

A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.


Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go
Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go (May 20, 2019)

Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood
Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (May 16, 2019)

Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?


Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case
Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case (May 14, 2019)

Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.


Budget hearing focuses on public safety funding in Indian Country
Budget hearing focuses on public safety funding in Indian Country (May 13, 2019)

It's the Department of Justice's turn to present its budget to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse
A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse (May 1, 2019)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.


Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting
Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting (April 30, 2019)

'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.


Mary Annette Pember: Digging up and robbing Native graves still considered acceptable
Mary Annette Pember: Digging up and robbing Native graves still considered acceptable (April 29, 2019)

Amateur white American archaeologists and collectors are still influenced by the right of conquest mentality.


Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (April 25, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges is in recovery after being attacked on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native man shot by police officer drops lawsuit in plea deal with prosecutors
Native man shot by police officer drops lawsuit in plea deal with prosecutors (April 24, 2019)

A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Omaha, Nebraska.


'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case
'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case (April 22, 2019)

Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities take action for missing and murdered
YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities take action for missing and murdered (April 22, 2019)

Instead of waiting for answers from police, Indigenous communities are scanning hillsides and riverbeds—and helping families cope.


All charges dropped in road rage homicide case at Ohkay Owingeh
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All charges dropped in road rage homicide case at Ohkay Owingeh (April 12, 2019)

Federal prosecutors concluded they could not secure a conviction 'beyond a reasonable doubt' in the death of 53-year-old Phillip Glock.


Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving
Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving (April 11, 2019)

Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.


'A leader in Indian Country': Bay Mills Indian Community legalizes recreational marijuana
'A leader in Indian Country': Bay Mills Indian Community legalizes recreational marijuana (April 10, 2019)

The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Suspect arrested in connection with murder on Mescalero Apache Reservation
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Suspect arrested in connection with murder on Mescalero Apache Reservation (April 8, 2019)

William Hosetosavit was arrested after the Bureau of Indian Affairs put out an alert for him.


Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office
Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office (April 5, 2019)

An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.


Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found
Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found (April 4, 2019)

Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.


House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act
House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act (April 3, 2019)

Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.


House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act
House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act (April 1, 2019)

Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.


Defendant found guilty in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant found guilty in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (April 1, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors blame her boyfriend and his sister for the crime.


Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism
Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism (March 28, 2019)

Native politicians and officials condemned hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office was vandalized with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages.'


Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law
Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law (March 28, 2019)

A little known official at the White House is playing a key role in the future of the Indian Health Service.


Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system
Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system (March 27, 2019)

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation
Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation (March 26, 2019)

Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.


White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse
White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse (March 26, 2019)

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants
Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants (March 20, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing (March 20, 2019)

Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.


Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death
Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death (March 14, 2019)

Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.


Defendant goes to trial in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant goes to trial in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (March 13, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors say a man knows who committed the crime.


Native Sun News Today: Police investigate deaths of two young men
Native Sun News Today: Police investigate deaths of two young men (March 12, 2019)

Two young men died within a 24-hour period in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps
Native Sun News Today: Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps (March 8, 2019)

Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are joining forces with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.


Non-Indians indicted for selling 'Navajo' jewelry made in the Philippines
Non-Indians indicted for selling 'Navajo' jewelry made in the Philippines (March 7, 2019)

Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for allegedly violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.


Native Sun News Today: Bill aims to address addiction and crime in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Bill aims to address addiction and crime in South Dakota (March 5, 2019)

South Dakota is the only state in the union that brands drug addicted individuals with a felony conviction through ingestion.


Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior
Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior (March 5, 2019)

The embattled leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.