- Suspect pleads guilty in shootings of 2 Wyoming Indians Updated: Oct-02-15 3:28 am
LANDER, Wyoming - After a hearing that saw a man plead guilty to shooting two American Indians at a reservation border town this summer, Indians and non-Indians alike said they see the need for better communication and cultural understanding.
- SD conference to address rights of people with disabilities Updated: Oct-02-15 2:11 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - As part of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the office of top federal prosecutor in South Dakota is sponsoring a one-day event to raise awareness about the rights of people with disabilities.
- Connecticut tribes seek proposals for border casino sites Updated: Oct-01-15 2:48 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes on Thursday began the process of seeking potential locations for a jointly run casino north of Hartford to compete with a casino planned for nearby Springfield, Massachusetts.
- Montana, Virginia tribes make case for federal recognition Updated: Sep-29-15 3:03 pm
HELENA, Montana - Seven Native American tribes in Montana and Virginia made their case Tuesday before a congressional panel to grant them federal recognition that would give them tribal sovereignty and make them eligible for U.S. government benefits from education to health care.
- South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort Updated: Sep-29-15 11:24 am
FLANDREAU, South Dakota - The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota.
- Judge weighs if tribal officials must comply to subpoenas Updated: Sep-24-15 5:34 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A federal court judge in Great Falls is considering legal arguments over whether tribal officials need to comply with subpoenas demanding access to tribal government documents, or if tribes are immune from court orders to produce evidence because they are sovereign nations.
- Ho-Chunk votes to change marijuana rules on tribal lands Updated: Sep-23-15 2:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Ho-Chunk Nation has voted to change the rules on using marijuana on its tribal lands.
- Tribe's pot operation raided in Mendocino County Updated: Sep-23-15 8:46 am
SANTA ROSA, California - Mendocino County authorities have raided what was known to be the state's first large-scale medical marijuana growing operation on tribal land.
- Dakotas tribes to get $48M through contracts settlement Updated: Sep-21-15 10:24 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Dakotas tribes are getting about $48 million through a nearly $1 billion settlement between the federal government and tribes across the country.
- Tribal leaders demand Montana open satellite voting offices Updated: Sep-20-15 11:55 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A group of tribal leaders have sent Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch a letter demanding that she order all counties with Native American reservations to create satellite voting offices for the 2016 elections.
- Justice Department awards more than $2M to Maine tribes Updated: Sep-19-15 1:57 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Justice Department says two Maine tribes are getting grants totaling more than $2 million.
- Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate council votes to reinstate chairman Updated: Sep-18-15 8:35 pm
SISSETON, South Dakota - The tribal council on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation voted Friday to reinstate its chairman, who was suspended earlier this month for ordering mandatory drug tests for all tribal government employees.
- Feds to pay $940M to settle claims over tribal contracts Updated: Sep-17-15 9:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Obama administration has agreed to pay hundreds of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim that the government failed to adequately compensate tribes while they managed education, law enforcement and other federal services.
- Blackfeet Tribe decides to banish drug dealers Updated: Sep-14-15 1:52 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Suspected drug dealers are no longer welcome on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
- Correction: Kerr Dam Transfer story Updated: Sep-09-15 11:58 am
HELENA, Montana - In a story Sept. 4 story about a lawsuit to block a Montana dam transfer to two Indian tribes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the organization promoting trade between Turkey and Native American tribes. It is the Turkish Coalition of America, not the Turkish Council of America.
- Feds auditing nearly $20M in grants to Lower Brule tribe Updated: Sep-04-15 7:10 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Federal auditors are examining nearly $20 million in grants to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in response to a human rights organization's report this year alleging financial mismanagement in the tribal government that already has been the subject of another federal investigation.
- Northern Arapaho Tribe appeals Affordable Care Act ruling Updated: Sep-04-15 6:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribe wants a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's recent ruling that the tribe is legally a large employer under federal health care law - a designation that requires the tribe to provide insurance coverage for its hundreds of employees.