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Stories with subject: Tribal governments
  • Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2 story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 12:16 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.

  • Ex-Pequot councilor sues tribe over denial of benefits story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 9:19 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A former Mashantucket Pequot official who earned as much as $500,000 annually during the prime of its Foxwoods Resort Casino is suing the tribe over unpaid benefits, accusing it of punishing her for a vote to remove a tribal leader.

  • Federal government orders $648,000 to ousted tribal chairman 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 6:01 pm

    GREAT FALLS, Montana - Montana's Chippewa Cree Tribe must pay thrice-elected tribal chairman Ken St. Marks more than $648,000 for ousting him from office based on unsubstantiated allegations that he broke tribal laws, a federal agency ordered.

  • Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 4:17 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army - especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces.

  • North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 4:37 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for itself, saying the North Carolina tribe can't afford raises for top officials while other services suffer.

  • Alaska village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 6:58 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A man banished from his rural Alaska village after officials there determined he influenced the suspect in two Alaska State Troopers' deaths has lost his court appeals of the traditional form of justice, according to village officials.

  • Kaw Nation planning to return to land it owns in Kansas 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 1:36 pm

    COUNCIL GROVE, Kansas - An American Indian tribe is returning to its land in northeast Kansas after nearly 142 years.

  • Tribal businessman upsets former Navajo president in race story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-15 12:01 am

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Russell Begaye easily beat a former two-term Navajo Nation president Tuesday for the top post on the country's largest American Indian reservation, ending a tumultuous election season that was extended by nearly five months amid a heated court fight over a candidate's ability to speak fluent Navajo.

  • Feds, Navajos partner for land buy-back program 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 5:04 am

    WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - The Navajo Nation is partnering with the federal government to educate tribal members about the U.S. Interior Department's land buy-back program.

  • Ousted Rosebud Sioux tribal president fighting for job story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 9:22 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The recently removed president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is fighting to get his job back.

  • Hundreds gather in Lower Brule to mourn Jandreau's death 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 1:02 am

    LOWER BRULE, South Dakota - Hundreds of mourners, representatives from South Dakota's tribal governments and state and federal leaders gathered Thursday to remember late Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Chairman Michael Jandreau, who was considered an icon in Indian Country.

  • Pendleton bans residents from decorating public statues 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 2:53 pm

    PENDLETON, Oregon - The city of Pendleton, Oregon, has banned people from decorating public statues.

  • Justice Department to hold meeting with tribes on databases 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 7:47 pm

    SEATTLE - The U.S. Department of Justice will hold a conference in August to try to fix a flawed system that often prevents tribal governments from being able to enter information into criminal databases.

  • Flaw in reporting tribal cases stymies gun background checks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-07-15 2:50 pm

    SEATTLE - A flawed reporting system between tribes and outside authorities allowed a man to buy a handgun later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself in Washington state - a problem state and federal agencies have long known about but haven't fixed.

  • Election set to replace 3 Winnebago tribal council members 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 6:38 am

    WINNEBAGO, Nebraska - An election has been scheduled to replace three Winnebago tribal council members who resigned after an investigation showed that council members had given themselves raises and bonuses.

  • Utah tribe's leader to appeal removal over Redskins gifts 
    Updated: Apr-06-15 10:19 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah tribe's leader who was ousted from office for accepting gifts from the Washington Redskins said Monday she plans to appeal the decision from council members who said she wrongly tied her tribe to the team's divisive name.

  • AP: Handful of holdout tribes dig in against gay marriage story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-15 6:43 pm

    Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn't likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes, including the nation's two largest.