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Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Indian students face harsh punishment at public schools in Utah (05/27)
Indian students are 3.8 times as likely to face disciplinary action, 7.5 times more likely to be expelled and 7.1 times as likely to be referred to law enforcement.

Filed Under: Law | National
Police officers on Navajo Nation often go out on patrol alone (05/19)
The tribe only has 30 officers on duty at any one time to serve a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

Filed Under: Law
Federal judge won't stop Ute Tribe's court from hearing case (05/14)
The family of a young tribal member who died during an encounter with police officers has filed a lawsuit in tribal court.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Sports
Paiute Tribe won't reinstate leader ousted for NFL team's gifts (05/14)
Gari Lafferty was removed after accepting a free trip to Washington, D.C., and other items of value from the Original Americans Foundation.

Filed Under: Law
State challenges Ute Tribe's jurisdiction over police officers (05/08)
Todd Rory Murray was killed during an encounter with non-tribal police. His family believes the 21-year-old was murdered.

Filed Under: Environment
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site (05/07)
A community on the Utah portion of the reservation sits just three miles downwind from a uranium mill whose corporate owners are in a court fight with another tribe.

Filed Under: Law
Navajo Nation man enters guilty plea for fatal shooting in 2011 (05/05)
Philbert Rentz, 29, admitted to voluntary manslaughter and to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Filed Under: Education | Environment
Kaibab Paiute Tribe welcomes designation as 1st dark sky nation (04/23)
The tribe has established quality outdoor lighting policy and rehabilitated existing lighting on its reservation on the Arizona-Utah border.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Phil Gover: NFL team undermines and corrupts Indian Country (04/07)
Watching the Chairwoman’s slow-motion implosion, interacting with her supporters and detractors, and reflecting on my own strong feelings over what she did has left me feeling angry, divided and a little less hopeful. I can tell her supporters feel the same.

Filed Under: Law
Navajo Nation man headed to trial over fatal shooting in 2011 (04/06)
Philbert Rentz has seen his case go to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals twice for a deadly shooting on the Utah portion of the reservation.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Sports
Former leader of Paiute Tribe to appeal removal over NFL gifts (04/06)
Gari Lafferty now insists she did nothing wrong despite acknowledging she may have violated the tribe's ethics rules by accepting a free trip to Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Sports
Original Americans Foundation claims work with over 50 tribes (04/03)
The Washington NFL team announced the organization more than a year ago but its financial activities remain a secret.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Sports
Paiute Tribe removes chairwoman for accepting NFL team's gifts (04/02)
Gari Lafferty accepted a trip to Washington, D.C., and other items of value in violation of ethics rules.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Sports
Paiute Tribe moves to oust leader for accepting NFL team's gifts (04/01)
Chairwoman Gari Lafferty accepted a free trip to Washington, D.C., and is feeling the fallout.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe cites interest from marijuana industry (03/19)
The drug is legal for medical and recreational purposes in Colorado so developers are interested.

Filed Under: Education | Sports
Basketball coach from Montana burns sweet grass before game (03/17)
Larry Krystkowiak grew up near the Blackfeet Nation and shares a part of that history with his players.

Filed Under: Law
Former council member for Ute Tribe indicted for sexual abuse (02/23)
Richard Jenks Jr. faces two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality (02/23)
The effort has the support of presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. and sitting president Ben Shelly.

Filed Under: Law
Ute Tribe won't stop work on center despite threat from city (02/17)
The tribe says the land falls within reservation boundaries and isn't under the city's jurisdiction.

Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (01/27)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.

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