Nearly 600 from Lake St. First Nation in Manitoba can't go home (July 27, 2011)
Nearly 600 people from the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba were evacuated from their reserve nearly three months ago and it appears they won't be able to go back home any time soon. The Canadian government plans to...
Another appeals court has allowed tribal court convictions to be used against defendants in federal court. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals joins the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in accepting tribal court convictions that were secured without the presence...
The state of New Mexico can impose taxes on oil and gas development on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe sued the state for forcing non-Indian developers to...
Tribal prosecutors named to Indian Country crime in four states (July 27, 2011)
Federal prosecutors in New Mexico and three other states are participating in a program that assigns a tribal prosecutor for Indian Country crime. David Adams will take a three year leave of absence from his job as chief prosecutor for...
Over 600 residents of Deer Lake First Nation evacuate from fire (July 27, 2011)
Some 615 residents of the remote Deer Lake First Nation in Ontario have been evacuated due to threats from a major wildfire. The residents are staying in the Smith Falls, more than 1200 miles from the reserve. They are being...
Morongo Band confirms waste oil spill did not reach reservation (July 27, 2011)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California says a waste oil spill did not reach the reservation. About 100 gallons of potentially hazardous waste spilled into a storm drain on Monday. Several local agencies -- including the tribe --...
Report Card: A to Eastern Cherokees for improving dropout rate (July 27, 2011)
"A to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians for cutting the high school drop-out rate in half during the last two years. A UNC study based on statistics from 2009 reported that the Cherokee region had a dropout rate...
'In my way of thinking, commerce and culture don’t usually caught my attention. It was a headline with the word, “Indian” that nabbed me. Whether it’s our eastern Indian brethren or some of our tribal people, the very mention always...
MPR: Investigation into black market fishing on two reservations (July 27, 2011)
"Suspected black market fishing operations on two Indian reservations in northern Minnesota are under federal investigation. Enforcement agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service led the so-called 'takedown' of illegal netting and walleye-selling operations on the Red Lake and...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting on Thursday (July 27, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will host a business meeting tomorrow to consider five bills. The meeting will take place at 2:15pm. It will be followed immediately by an oversight hearing into Indian gaming. The bills on tomorrow's agenda are:...
Cherokee Nation election commission delays action on new vote (July 27, 2011)
The election commission of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma won't set a new date for the principal chief election until the tribe's attorney general rules on three issues. The commission wants to know whether people who registered after the March...
"Last month I wrote an article in the Native American Times where I argued that, from an economic standpoint, New York State’s recent legal attack on tribal sovereignty made absolutely no sense. I argued that the state’s approach to taxation...
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. BROWNING, MONTANA -- The Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division is reviewing oil company failure to report a pipeline spill into the Cut Bank...
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