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9th Circuit lets Indian defendant    be tried as  adult over  murder 9th Circuit lets Indian defendant be tried as adult over murder
An Indian defendant can be tried as an adult for second-degree murder, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. The defendant was 17 years old at the time...
Amber Alert issued for  pregnant  Native  teen taken from home Amber Alert issued for pregnant Native teen taken from home
An Amber Alert has been issued for Katelyn Mosquito, a 14-year-old Native girl who was taken from her home in Saskatchewan on Wednesday night. Police believe Katelyn, who is...
South Dakota hospital to refile lawsuit against IHS in new court South Dakota hospital to refile lawsuit against IHS in new court
The Bennett County Hospital & Nursing Home in South Dakota will refile its lawsuit against the Indian Health Service in a new court. The hospital sued the IHS last year...
Chumash Tribe to hold public meeting to discuss   plans for land Chumash Tribe to hold public meeting to discuss plans for land
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California will hold a public meeting on January 21 to discuss its land plans. The tribe acquired 1,400 acres near the reservation...
County reconsiders stance on Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust County reconsiders stance on Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust
Supervisors in Shawano County, Wisconsin, might drop its opposition to the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 44.39 acres taken into trust and offered a "generous" payment in lieu...
BIA approves land-into-trust application for Chukchansi Tribe BIA approves land-into-trust application for Chukchansi Tribe
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a land-into-trust application for the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California. The 12.48 acres are contiguous to the reservation, The Fresno...
Native Sun News: Indian family punished for criticizing school Native Sun News: Indian family punished for criticizing school
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. The Eagle Bull-Oxendine family challenged the offensive curriculum promoted...
Stillaguamish Tribe grows economy with business investment Stillaguamish Tribe grows economy with business investment
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington has invested $5 million in a local technology firm. MicroGreen Polymers makes food and beverage containers from recycled plastic. The company will be adding 200...
Blackfeet Nation   council   down to five instead of nine members Blackfeet Nation council down to five instead of nine members
Political infighting within the Blackfeet Nation of Montana has left the tribal council down to just five members instead of the usual nine. The dispute started when Jay St. Goddard...
Decision expected to stir interest in Metis heritage in Canada Decision expected to stir interest in Metis heritage in Canada
A landmark ruling from the Federal Court of Canada is expected to increase interest in Metis heritage. Some 400,000 people self-identified as Metis on the 2006 census. The numbers are...
Chris Mato Nunpa: A historic document for   Year of the Dakota Chris Mato Nunpa: A historic document for Year of the Dakota
"Friday, December 14, 2012, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution titled “The Year of the Dakota: Remembering, Honoring and Truth-Telling,” which year began on December 26, 2012 through December...
Mary Pember: How child handcuffs ended up at Haskell center Mary Pember: How child handcuffs ended up at Haskell center
"Shane Murray vividly recalls the scowl on the face of the young Native woman at Haskell Indian Nation University’s Cultural Center when he placed a pair of tiny handcuffs on...
Chief Theresa Spence won't meet with Canada  Prime Minister Chief Theresa Spence won't meet with Canada Prime Minister
Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence has pulled out of a meeting tomorrow with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Spence has been on a hunger strike for more than a month....
Opinion: Ecuador and Bolivia recognize rights of Mother Earth Opinion: Ecuador and Bolivia recognize rights of Mother Earth
"In some of the poorest countries of Latin America, one can find a refreshing (and radical) departure from the conventional economic thinking entrenched in Canada and around the world. It’s...
Patricia Michaels brings Project Runway to Taos Pueblo home Patricia Michaels brings Project Runway to Taos Pueblo home
Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo welcomed Project Runway to her home on her tribe's reservation in northern New Mexico. Michaels, whose name in the Tiwa language means...
Cobell  trust settlement expected to put $67M in North Dakota Cobell trust settlement expected to put $67M in North Dakota
The $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement is expected to bring more than $67 million to Indian beneficiaries in North Dakota. Attorney David Smith said the historical accounting portion of...
US Attorney continues review of      Pine Ridge Reservation  cases US Attorney continues review of Pine Ridge Reservation cases
The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota continues to review dozens of case of unsolved deaths on and near the Pine Ridge Reservation. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson said his team...
Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown
Three Cabinet secretaries are expected to stay for second term of President Barack Obama but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar remains an unknown. Obama has enjoyed a relatively stable Cabinet since...
Washington   mayor supports elimination of 'Redskins' mascot Washington mayor supports elimination of 'Redskins' mascot
Washington, D.C., Mayor Vince Gray said the Washington Redskins should change its name if the team wants to move back to the nation's capital. The team is currently based in...

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