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Federal judge won't interfere in Creek intra-tribal court dispute Federal judge won't interfere in Creek intra-tribal court dispute
A federal judge ruled that he lacked jurisdiction in a dispute between the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town and the Muscogee Nation. The Thlopthlocco Tribal Town agreed to have the courts of...
Pojoaque Pueblo gets deal to restore police officer commissions Pojoaque Pueblo gets deal to restore police officer commissions
Police officers from Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico will be able to stop non-Indians under an agreement with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. The county revoked the tribe's commissions...
Navajo Nation  charges parents   after son  found dead in the snow Navajo Nation charges parents after son found dead in the snow
The Navajo Nation has laid child endangerment charges against a couple whose eight-year-old son was found dead in the snow a day after Christmas. Tribal authorities say mother Yolanda Henio...
First Nations   challenge bill  that spurred Idle No More campaign First Nations challenge bill that spurred Idle No More campaign
The Frog Lake First Nation and the Mikisew Cree First Nation went to federal court today to challenge the bill that spurred the Idle No More Movement. The two bands...
Opinion: First Nations  need more funding --  not 'accountability' Opinion: First Nations need more funding -- not 'accountability'
"Chiefs across Canada are saying that the real lack of “accountability” lies in the Prime Minister’s Office and not at the level of individual first nation governments. Indigenous people across...
Native parents concerned  as students return to school in Ontario Native parents concerned as students return to school in Ontario
Native parents in Ontario are expressing concerns as their children return to school in Thunder Bay, the site of a recent sexual assault of a Native woman and an alleged...
Court in Canada rules Metis and non-status Indians are 'Indians' Court in Canada rules Metis and non-status Indians are 'Indians'
A decision today from the Federal Court of Canada is a landmark victory for Metis people and non-status Indians. Judge Michael Phelan determined that Metis and non-status Indians are indeed...
Attawapiskat leader dismisses audit as hunger strike continues Attawapiskat leader dismisses audit as hunger strike continues
Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence dismissed an audit of the band's finances as a distraction as she endured the 28th day of her hunger strike. Spence has been at...
Dry Creek Rancheria hears appeals over pending disenrollments Dry Creek Rancheria hears appeals over pending disenrollments
Leaders of the Dry Creek Rancheria of California held closed-door hearings on Monday to consider the pending disenrollments of two women. Carmen Cordova Soltanizadeh, 34, and Laila DeRouen, 29, received...
Senator  Max Baucus: Fighting for tax fairness in Indian Country Senator Max Baucus: Fighting for tax fairness in Indian Country
As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, health care, trade, and Social Security, I’m in a unique position to help introduce and pass legislation that...
Johnny Rustywire: Native-born at a ceremony for new US citizens Johnny Rustywire: Native-born at a ceremony for new US citizens
"There was a small white envelope waiting for me when I got home. It was a subpoena, and it said be at the Federal Court Building at 8 a.m. and...
Tensions  growing after  fatal arson   blamed on Mapuche activists Tensions growing after fatal arson blamed on Mapuche activists
Tensions are on the rise in Chile after a fatal arson was blamed on Mapuche activists although a link was later disputed by top officials. President Sebastian Piñera immediately flew...
Former Mashantucket Pequot chairman  pleads not guilty to theft Former Mashantucket Pequot chairman pleads not guilty to theft
Michael Thomas, the former chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, and his brother entered not guilty pleas to theft charges. Thomas and his brother, Steven, are accused...

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