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Woman pleads   in connection with Yankton Sioux girl's death Woman pleads in connection with Yankton Sioux girl's death
A South Dakota woman pleaded guilty in connection to the death of a girl at a housing unit managed by the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Laurie Cournoyer, 29, pleaded to two...
Native teen to testify about alleged assault by police officer Native teen to testify about alleged assault by police officer
A Native teen is testifying today against a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who allegedly assaulted her. Jamie Haller was 17 when she was placed in the back of a...
Mississippi  Choctaws  to vote on change in tribal sentencing Mississippi Choctaws to vote on change in tribal sentencing
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will vote on three amendments, including one that will allow the tribe to impose longer jail sentences. The tribe currently limits sentences to six...
Quechan Nation in court to block wind project at sacred site Quechan Nation in court to block wind project at sacred site
The Quechan Nation was in federal court on Friday in hopes of blocking a wind farm at a sacred site in California. The tribe sued the Interior Department and the...
Michigan Radio: Tribes in  campaign to reverse wolf hunt law Michigan Radio: Tribes in campaign to reverse wolf hunt law
"Aaron Payment is the chair of the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He said a wolf hunt would be an affront to tribal culture. “In our tradition, in...
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe preserves language in     dictionary Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe preserves language in dictionary
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington has purchased a Klallam language dictionary for every home on the reservation. The dictionary took years to produce. Tribal elder Adeline Smith, 94,...
Spirit Lake social service  director charged in domestic case Spirit Lake social service director charged in domestic case
The director of social services for the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota has been charged for a domestic violence incident, The Grand Forks Herald reports. Mark Little Owl...
Law Article: Fiscal cliff bill can help tribes  with energy plans Law Article: Fiscal cliff bill can help tribes with energy plans
"As you may have heard, the Fiscal Cliff legislation contains incentives targeted toward economic development in Indian country. These include the extension of both the Indian employment tax credit, which...
Reward still   offered in case of  Native girl missing since 2004 Reward still offered in case of Native girl missing since 2004
Police in Regina, Saskatchewan, are renewing a $25,000 reward for information about Tamra Keepness. Keepness was five years old when she went missing from a predominantly Native neighborhood in Regina...
Police  look into  claim  involving Native man in Saskatchewan Police look into claim involving Native man in Saskatchewan
Law enforcement in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, are investigating a claim that a Native man was driven to the outskirts of town on a freezing night. Drayton Bull told Aboriginal People's Television...
Charles Kader: Righting  a wrong with bigoted  Redskins  name Charles Kader: Righting a wrong with bigoted Redskins name
"This year has gotten off to quite a start with Idle No More and now the Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray chiming in on a franchise name change for the...
Carrie Garrow: Treaty rights being treated as 'policy matter' Carrie Garrow: Treaty rights being treated as 'policy matter'
"Prime Minister Harper’s insistence on excluding Governor-General David Johnston from talks with the First Nations leaders illustrates Canada’s degradation of First Nations’ treaty rights to a ‘policy matter.’ What Harper...
Native Sun News: Partnership   to protect Spirit Lake children Native Sun News: Partnership to protect Spirit Lake children
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Partnership to protect children announced By Brandon Ecoffey Native Sun...
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, on  key House committee Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, on key House committee
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has joined a key House committee for the 113th Congress. Mullin is a new member of the House...
Nebraska governor approves   route for Keystone XL Pipeline Nebraska governor approves route for Keystone XL Pipeline
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) approved a new route for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Heineman wrote a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,...
Mark Trahant: House Republicans shuffling the deck on debt Mark Trahant: House Republicans shuffling the deck on debt
"House Republicans are expected to vote later today on a plan to “suspend” the debt ceiling (instead of raising it by a set amount). The bill, H.R. 325, says the...
In The Loop: Sen. Tom Udall suggested as Interior Secretary In The Loop: Sen. Tom Udall suggested as Interior Secretary
"So much for a short list. Add another name to the possible candidates for Interior secretary, a post that will be vacant when Ken Salazar departs the agency in March:...

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