- With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday Updated: Feb-09-16 8:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.
- Nebraska activists scold commission for Whiteclay beer sales Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission says that without substantive proof, it cannot act on allegations that beer-sellers in Whiteclay are abusing their licenses.
- Man killed by reservation officer was halfway house escapee Updated: Feb-09-16 8:27 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A man who was shot and killed during a struggle with a tribal police officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation was a federal robbery convict who escaped from a Rapid City halfway house in December.
- Indian tribes say they haven't chosen casino site yet Updated: Feb-08-16 2:10 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The leaders of Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes say they haven't chosen a site yet for a new, jointly run casino but are nearing "more intensive negotiations."
- Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods Updated: Feb-07-16 1:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.
- Indian tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:52 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.
- Jim Bridger: The man, the myth, the legend Updated: Feb-06-16 1:26 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - For a 19th century mountain man, Jim Bridger has been getting a lot of attention these days.
- Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian Updated: Feb-05-16 3:17 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A woman is suing the parent company of a Rapid City halfway house, alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against while she was employed by the facility because she is not American Indian.
- Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico Updated: Feb-05-16 3:06 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country.
- Referee call barring Native American hair buns causes uproar Updated: Feb-05-16 12:54 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The board that governs Arizona high school sports says members of a girls' basketball team can wear their hair in traditional Navajo buns after a referee's decision to ban the hairstyle at a game this week caused an outcry.
- Some GOP lawmakers want separate vote on Medicaid expansion Updated: Feb-04-16 7:07 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Some Republican lawmakers want to show Gov. Dennis Daugaard what the Legislature thinks of his Medicaid expansion plan.
- Correction: Blackfeet Water Settlement story Updated: Feb-04-16 2:14 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - In a story Feb. 3 about a water settlement for Montana's Blackfeet Tribe, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has introduced a bill in the House to adopt the settlement. Zinke has not introduced such a bill.
- Federal charges filed in Meacham shooting case Updated: Feb-04-16 12:52 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - State charges have been dismissed against three men accused of killing another man on Oregon's Umatilla Indian Reservation as the defendants are to be tried in federal court.
- FBI: 1 dead in officer-involved shooting on reservation Updated: Feb-03-16 7:03 pm
ROSEBUD, South Dakota - The FBI says one person is dead and a tribal police officer is injured following a shooting on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south central South Dakota.
- Secretary of state files motion to dismiss voter ID lawsuit Updated: Feb-03-16 6:06 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Secretary of State Al Jaeger has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state's voter identification requirements are unconstitutional.
- AP NewsBreak: Feds outline reforms for reservation hospitals Updated: Feb-03-16 11:59 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Federal officials on Wednesday outlined a plan to improve care at hospitals that treat Native Americans in four Great Plains states, including creating a multi-agency group to focus on quality and patient safety and designating a single organization to accredit Indian Health Service hospitals.
- Glitter, feathers, paint: New Orleans preps for Mardi Gras Updated: Feb-03-16 7:47 am
NEW ORLEANS - It's glitter season in New Orleans. A time for feathers, paper mache, sequins, paint, bailing wire, bones, and just about any other item that can be used for decoration. Across garages, kitchen tables and warehouses, residents are feverishly sewing elaborate costumes, painting floats and decorating custom throws.
- Urban Outfitters squaring off against Navajo Nation in court Updated: Feb-02-16 5:21 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has sold.
- Martha's Vineyard tribe appeals ruling against gambling hall Updated: Feb-02-16 5:06 pm
BOSTON - A native American tribe on Martha's Vineyard is appealing a federal judge's decision to block them from building a gambling hall on the famous resort island.
- Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles Updated: Feb-02-16 3:31 pm
RENO, Nevada - A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in Nevada on charges accusing him of killing two federally protected golden eagles and illegally possessing more than 120 individual eagle and hawk feathers that he reportedly told authorities he kept for religious ceremonies.
- Pamunkey tribe withstands challenge to federal recognition Updated: Feb-02-16 12:22 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A group challenging federal recognition of Virginia's Pamunkey Indian tribe has lost its case before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals.
- Montana establishes 5 election offices on tribal land Updated: Feb-01-16 6:22 pm
HELENA, Montana - Secretary of State Linda McCulloch announced Monday that five new satellite elections offices are set to open on tribal lands across Montana in advance of this year's elections.
- AP NewsBreak: Reports detail issues at reservation hospitals Updated: Jan-28-16 4:32 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Broken sanitation equipment, a baby delivered unattended in a bathroom, doctors operating without credentials and lack of immediate care in the emergency department are among the dozens of serious deficiencies federal inspectors found last year during unannounced visits to two federally administered hospitals that provide care to Native Americans.
- Anaheim's Clayton Stoner banned from hunting for 3 years Updated: Jan-28-16 12:29 pm
ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia - Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner was banned from hunting for three years and fined $10,000 for killing a grizzly bear on British Columbia's central coast.
- 2 indicted in death of woman on Pine Ridge Reservation Updated: Jan-28-16 8:56 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A federal grand jury has indicted a man and a woman from Pine Ridge in the death of a woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.