- 4 Chippewa Cree council members sworn in Updated: May-23-15 10:05 am
HAVRE, Montana - Four new members of the Chippewa Cree's governing council have been sworn in after waiting half a year for an appeal of the election results to end.
- Ore. Education Board says again: tribal mascots must go Updated: May-23-15 12:50 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Board of Education has voted to essentially reaffirm an earlier ruling that banned Native American-themed mascots at Oregon public schools.
- Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians Updated: May-21-15 7:32 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land.
- Senate OKs $25M bond plan to complete Oklahoma Indian museum Updated: May-21-15 6:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A planned Native American museum that has become a hulking shell along the banks of the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City received a $25 million infusion from the Legislature on Thursday, which is designed to push the decades-old project to completion.
- Federal judge dismisses tribes' lawsuit over Flathead water Updated: May-20-15 2:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge has refused to get involved in a fight over water rights between Native American tribes and non-tribal farmers and ranchers on a reservation in northwestern Montana.
- Man sentenced to 5 years for moving heroin from Utah to ND Updated: May-20-15 6:10 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A man accused of leading a heroin ring on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has been sentenced to five years in prison.
- 1 man arrested, another sought in hitchhiker assault Updated: May-19-15 1:47 pm
FORT BENTON, Montana - One man has been arrested and another is being sought for assaulting two hitchhikers who were left in a remote area near Big Sandy.
- Cherokee Nation plans to honor veterans with ceremony Updated: May-19-15 3:35 am
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - The Cherokee Nation plans to honor soldiers from the nation and other veterans during a wreath-laying ceremony.
- Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature Updated: May-17-15 11:01 pm
ANAHEIM, California - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
- Woman who stabbed man at SD Indian Reservation sentenced Updated: May-17-15 5:52 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A woman who has admitted to using a steak knife to stab a man in the back at the Rosebud Indian Reservation has been sentenced.
- South Dakota trial attorney remembered by friends, foes Updated: May-16-15 5:23 pm
FORT PIERRE, South Dakota - Family and friends on Saturday remembered Pat Duffy, a well-known South Dakota trial attorney who in the 1990s defended a group of Black Hills paleontologists against the federal government.
- Former US attorneys from Dakotas expand on tribal experience Updated: May-16-15 10:23 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Two former U.S. attorneys from the Dakotas who built their brief federal careers around American Indian issues are putting their experience to work at a private legal firm.
- Sophomore Zach Miller leads Denver into NCAA quarterfinals Updated: May-15-15 5:49 pm
DENVER - Zach Miller has been cradling a lacrosse stick since his father placed a miniature version in his crib as an infant.
- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to repatriate, rebury remains Updated: May-15-15 5:04 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and its Ziibiwing Cultural Society are working to repatriate and rebury the remains of 43 Native Americans.
- Tribe, school board at odds over putting tribal flag in gym Updated: May-15-15 4:34 pm
WILLAMINA, Oregon - Members of an Oregon tribe and a Willamette Valley school board are at odds over a request to hang a tribal flag in the school gymnasium along with state and national flags.
- 2 Vermont women sue over tribe's online lending practices Updated: May-15-15 4:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - Two Vermont women are trying to open a class-action lawsuit that, if successful, could upend the practice of online lending companies using Native American tribes' sovereignty to skirt state laws against high-interest payday loans.
- Northwest Indian College launches space center Updated: May-15-15 1:43 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Six years ago, a handful of Northwest Indian College robotics students were looking for something to do when they came up with what they considered a relatively easy and fun idea: launching rockets.
- Winnebago tribal council removes 4 members from office Updated: May-14-15 6:22 am
WINNEBAGO, Nebraska - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's council has expelled four members accused of corruption.
- Maine panel votes against fishing pact with tribes Updated: May-13-15 5:37 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine legislative committee recommended Wednesday that the state not approve a request from a group of American Indian tribes for shared management of commercial fish species.
- Appeal denied for tribal leader who accepted Redskins gifts Updated: May-13-15 5:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - An American Indian tribe in Utah won't reinstate a leader ousted from office for accepting gifts from the Washington Redskins.
- Justices consider lawsuit challenging tribal gas-tax Updated: May-13-15 11:04 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Justices will have to come to a decision on a case challenging the state's payment of more than $30 million a year in gas-tax proceeds to Indian tribes.
- Maine American Indian tribe to defy state order on eel nets Updated: May-12-15 6:53 pm
PEMBROKE, Maine - Leaders of a Maine American Indian tribe say they will keep allowing members to use certain kinds of fishing gear to catch elvers despite an emergency rule issued by the state.
- Tribal council member charged with criminal sexual conduct Updated: May-12-15 9:25 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A member of a northern Michigan Indian tribe's council has been charged with criminal sexual conduct involving two girls over the past several years.
- Man sentenced to 4 years for dealing meth on ND reservation Updated: May-12-15 6:07 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for dealing methamphetamine on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
- Native American burial mound being given to conservancy Updated: May-12-15 4:07 am
GREENUP, Kentucky - The Kentucky Heritage Council says a Kentucky bank is donating a prehistoric Native American burial mound in Greenup County to The Archaeological Conservancy.