- Fire crews demobilize from Northern Cheyenne wildfire Updated: Aug-02-15 11:08 am
HELENA, Montana - Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeast Montana.
- Mille Lacs Band says it will suspend walleye net fishing Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota Indian tribe said Friday it would halt netting of walleye on Lake Mille Lacs for a year amid an effort to reduce the strain on one of the state's premier fisheries, an announcement made as Gov. Mark Dayton traveled to the resort area to discuss rescue plans.
- Cellmate accused of killing Choctaw politician denied bond Updated: Jul-31-15 7:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A cellmate charged with murdering a Choctaw tribal member is jailed without bond.
- Man accused of shooting family recently released from jail Updated: Jul-31-15 6:37 pm
HELENA, Montana - An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family that stopped to help him on a Montana roadside was released from a Wyoming jail two weeks earlier while facing unrelated burglary and drug charges, a court official said Friday.
- Runoff for Choctaw chief set for Aug. 25 Updated: Jul-31-15 4:23 pm
CHOCTAW, Mississippi - A new runoff election for tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is now scheduled for Aug. 25.
- Orem family shares Native American cultures in Utah Valley Updated: Jul-31-15 2:41 pm
PROVO, Utah - If you've witnessed the elaborate feathered costumes and traditional jingle dresses in local Native American cultural presentations, you've likely seen a performance by Gary Fields and his family.
- New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes Updated: Jul-31-15 2:37 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska Native tribes will no longer be forced to go the extra mile to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state.
- Cellmate charged in jail death of Choctaw tribal politician Updated: Jul-30-15 9:38 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The cellmate of Rexdale Wayne Henry, a Choctaw tribal politician who died in the Neshoba County jail on July 14, has been charged with murder in the case.
- Former BLM worker sentenced to 1 year for fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 7:12 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge sentenced a former Bureau of Land Management employee on Wednesday to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to continuing to draw a federal salary after leaving his job for another.
- Former Chippewa Cree leader sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison Updated: Jul-29-15 6:49 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge sentenced a former Chippewa Cree tribal council member Wednesday to 5 ½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty to embezzlement, tax evasion and other charges in a federal corruption investigation.
- AP names Mary Hudetz as New Mexico law enforcement reporter Updated: Jul-29-15 1:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Mary Hudetz, a former Associated Press journalist and current editor of Native Peoples Magazine in Phoenix, will return to the AP in August to become the news cooperative's law enforcement reporter in Albuquerque.
- UND degree program aims to meet demand for social workers Updated: Jul-29-15 8:25 am
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - The University of North Dakota is taking steps to help address an expected increase in demand for social workers, with a new degree program and a collaboration with an American Indian tribe.
- Omaha Tribe member gets prison on sexual abuse charge Updated: Jul-28-15 5:23 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has been sentenced to more than three years in prison on a sexual abuse charge involving a 9-year-old girl.
- State auditor named in California breach-of-contract lawsuit Updated: Jul-27-15 10:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's state auditor has surfaced in a California legal fight involving a former employee of a Native American consulting firm.
- Judge orders fast-track review of Glacier-area energy lease Updated: Jul-27-15 3:56 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge on Monday denied a Louisiana company's request to lift the U.S. government's decades-long suspension of an energy lease near Glacier National Park, but he called the delay unreasonable and ordered government officials to fast-track a decision.
- Ponca Tribe of Nebraska assumes ownership of trail segment Updated: Jul-27-15 3:46 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has signed an agreement in Lincoln to assume ownership of a segment of the Homestead Trail.
- Judge rules on motions in Standing Rock slaying case Updated: Jul-27-15 9:11 am
FORT YATES, North Dakota - A federal judge overseeing a homicide case on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas has granted two defense requests regarding evidence but denied two others.
- Drowning victim's body recovered on Rosebud reservation Updated: Jul-26-15 5:29 pm
ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION, South Dakota - Authorities have recovered the body of a man who drowned on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
- Leader: Eastern Pequots still pursuing federal recognition Updated: Jul-26-15 4:14 pm
NORTH STONINGTON, Connecticut - The newly elected chairwoman of the Eastern Pequot Tribe says her people will never abandon their quest to receive federal recognition.
- Tribes preparing for climate change impact on First Foods Updated: Jul-26-15 3:50 pm
ELGIN, Oregon - Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change.
- 2 Indian tribes in ND get over $48K for economic development Updated: Jul-26-15 9:19 am
NEW TOWN, North Dakota - Two Indian tribes in North Dakota have received more than $48,000 each for economic development efforts.
- Remains found in Franklin Co. are very old Native American Updated: Jul-25-15 6:05 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Officials in Franklin County have determined that human remains found on a farm this week are from a Native American who died at least 1,000 years ago.
- SD man accused of sexually abusing woman on rez indicted Updated: Jul-24-15 2:34 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A South Dakota man who federal authorities accuse of sexually abusing a woman three times on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been indicted.
- 2 North Dakota tribes get economic development grants Updated: Jul-24-15 2:08 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Two American Indian tribes in North Dakota are getting a total of $97,000 in federal money to develop comprehensive economic development plans.
- Trial of man accused of harassing Native Americans ends Updated: Jul-23-15 4:40 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The trial of a South Dakota man accused of harassing American Indian children with racial slurs and spilling beer on them at a hockey game ended Thursday but a judge said he won't issue a decision for several weeks.