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Stories with subject: Tribal governments
  • Sitka Tribe awarded foundation grant 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:50 am
  • SITKA, Alaska - Sitka Tribe of Alaska is one of 30 recipients of the 2014 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for family engagement projects, the foundation announced Thursday.

  • Navajo Nation Council to gather for spring session 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:34 am
  • WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - Monday marks the start of the Navajo Nation Council's spring session.

  • Browning, Blackfeet utility dispute goes to court 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:56 am
  • GREAT FALLS, Montana - Browning officials say Blackfeet tribal leaders are mailing false billing notices to residents in an attempt to take over the towns' water, sewer and garbage services.

  • New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:04 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court on Monday ordered Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe.

  • Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Redskins name 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:24 am
  • WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington Redskins name, while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is "inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession."

  • Tribe, US officials christen $2.4M solar array 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:31 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Tribal leaders and U.S. officials marked the completion of a nearly $2.4 million solar power array at a freeway travel stop and convenience store off Interstate 15 outside Las Vegas.

  • Eastern Shoshone Council dismisses officials 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:35 pm
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The Eastern Shoshone Tribe's General Council has dismissed two elected tribal officials.

  • Tribal leaders criticize land-buyback program 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:23 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Tribal leaders from Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington state told a congressional panel Thursday that they feel shut out of decisions being made in a $1.9 billion land-buyback program managed by the U.S. Department of Interior.

  • Crow tribe pursues scaled down fuel plant 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:44 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - Montana's Crow Tribe is pursuing a scaled-down proposal to build a plant converting coal and natural gas to liquid fuels after an earlier project stalled because of its high price tag, tribal leaders said Thursday.

  • Jimmy Newton Jr., Southern Ute tribe leader, dies 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:31 pm
  • IGNACIO, Colorado - Jimmy R. Newton Jr., chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council, has died after a short illness, the council said Tuesday. He was 36.

  • Northern Cheyenne coal swap goes back to Congress 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:22 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - Leaders of Montana's Northern Cheyenne tribe on Tuesday sought to revive a three-way coal swap involving the federal government and a Texas company after an earlier proposal stumbled in Congress.

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:35 am
  • RAMADI, Iraq - An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts.

  • Choctaws council nixes Leake Co. casino proposal 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:04 am
  • PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi - The Tribal Council of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has voted against locating a casino in Leake County.

  • Cherokee Nation marks Trail of Tears anniversary 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:23 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The 175th anniversary of the end of the Trail of Tears on Monday should be a day of celebration because the Native Americans being forced to relocate did not allow themselves to be broken and rebuilt their communities, the chief of the Cherokee Nation said.

  • Services set for Keetoowah Band leader 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:40 am
  • TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - Services have been set for the assistant chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, who died over the weekend after a lengthy illness.

  • Quinnipiac law students to award mayor, others 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 4:59 pm
  • HAMDEN, Connecticut - A tribal councilwoman, a lawyer and New Haven mayor are receiving awards from Quinnipiac University School of Law's Black Law Students Association.

  • Militants launch social support in an Iraqi city 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 8:52 am
  • BAGHDAD - Iraq's al-Qaida-inspired militants who took over the city of Fallujah are now trying to show they can run it, providing social services, policing the streets and implementing Shariah rulings in a bid to win the support of its Sunni Muslim population.

  • Navajo lawmaker attempts to revive junk food tax 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:04 am
  • WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - Navajo President Ben Shelly's decision to veto a tax on junk food sold on the reservation is being challenged.

  • Navajo family fighting to stay on monument land 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 1:39 pm
  • WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, Arizona - Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced march to an eastern New Mexico internment camp.