- Cops: Woman, 19, dies in fall into ravine on NY reservation Updated: May-02-16 10:53 am
CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION, New York - Authorities are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman who fell into a ravine on an Indian reservation in western New York.
- High court rejects appeal over long hair in Alabama prisons Updated: May-02-16 9:46 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Native American inmates who want to wear their hair long in Alabama prisons.
- 2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes Updated: May-01-16 7:50 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
- Miss Indian World crowned at nation's largest powwow Updated: May-01-16 2:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An Arizona State University law student has been crowned Miss Indian World.
- Applications sought for Native American art workshops at USD Updated: Apr-30-16 7:24 pm
VERMILLION, South Dakota - Applications to participate in a program that teaches high school students about contemporary Native American fine arts are due Friday.
- More than 1,300 acres of Cherokee land placed into trust Updated: Apr-30-16 3:16 pm
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed into trust more than 1,300 acres owned by the Cherokee Nation in north-central Oklahoma.
- Heavy rains cause slide at Winterville Mounds park Updated: Apr-30-16 2:06 pm
GREENVILLE, Mississippi - Public access is restricted at part of the Winterville Mounds Archaeological Park near Greenville after heavy rains last month caused a slope failure on the largest mound.
- EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill Updated: Apr-28-16 9:36 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.
- GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans Updated: Apr-28-16 8:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found.
- South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure Updated: Apr-28-16 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.
- Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to tribes for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.
- Indiana's oldest known bald eagle recovering from injury Updated: Apr-27-16 6:04 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - After almost 28 years living in the wild, a bald eagle that was part of a reintroduction program at Lake Monroe is recovering in a Nashville-area rehabilitation center.
- Indian tribe expanding casino in southwestern Michigan Updated: Apr-27-16 11:03 am
DOWAGIAC, Michigan - An Indian tribe is planning to expand a casino in southwestern Michigan.
- Mobile app to give self-guided tours of scenic byway Updated: Apr-27-16 6:50 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - An organization has created a mobile app that will give people self-guided tours of a 44-mile scenic byway near Beckley.
- Colorado Editorial Roundup Updated: Apr-27-16 5:25 am
The Aurora Sentinel, April 20, on Colorado schools having Native American mascots and names:
- Tribes say letter shows new casino won't hurt slots deal Updated: Apr-26-16 7:27 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Leaders of Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes informed state legislators Tuesday they've received preliminary assurances from federal officials that gambling agreements with the state would not be jeopardized by the proposed third casino they hope to open.
- Woman pleads not guilty to murder in Montana baby's death Updated: Apr-26-16 6:53 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A woman on a Montana American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old relative who was under her care, court officials said.
- Mother of defendant in baby's death says it was accidental Updated: Apr-26-16 6:16 pm
POPLAR, Montana - The Latest on a criminal charge in the death of a baby on a Montana Indian Reservation who authorities say was killed by a caregiver (all times local):
- Arkansas woman named a suspect in Washington carver's death Updated: Apr-26-16 12:01 pm
PORT ANGELES, Washington - Police in Port Angeles say a 45-year-old woman is a suspect in the March beating death of a Native American master carver.
- School OKs eagle feathers in graduation garb for Indians Updated: Apr-24-16 7:16 pm
JENNINGS, Louisiana - The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board has reversed itself and agreed that Native American students may wear eagle feathers as part of their graduation garb.
- 3 dead in freeway crash in Gila River Updated: Apr-24-16 6:17 pm
CHANDLER, Arizona - Three people have died in a car crash on the Gila River Indian Reservation.
- Iowa commission told of lack of Native American foster homes Updated: Apr-23-16 4:50 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A state panel is getting an earful about a lack of foster homes for Native American children in northwestern Iowa.
- Man pleads guilty in tribal art scam, others to go to trial Updated: Apr-23-16 11:30 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Two Juneau shop owners accused of selling fake Alaska Native artwork appeared in court this week, with one accepting a plea agreement and another setting a date for trial.
- US won't seek death in Crow Reservation double-killing Updated: Apr-22-16 7:52 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Wyoming teenager accused of killing a couple who authorities said stopped to help him on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.
- 3 Eagle Butte men sentenced for burning down church Updated: Apr-22-16 6:55 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says three Eagle Butte men have been sentenced to time in prison for their roles in burning down a 98-year-old church on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.