- US officers take kids off reservation amid custody fight Updated: Dec-01-15 6:46 pm
HELENA, Montana - U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs officers escorted two children off an American Indian reservation in Montana where their grandmother brought them amid a custody dispute, bringing the federal government into a clash between state and tribal courts.
- Massive salvage logging under way after Colville wildfires Updated: Nov-29-15 2:05 am
COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION, Washington - It's a stickpin skyline: fire-blackened trees without leaves, needles or even branches as far as the eye can see.
- Tribal flag hung in high school gym Updated: Nov-28-15 2:05 am
WILLAMINA, Oregon - Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick sat with a group of Willamina Elementary School first graders as the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde staged a flag-posting ceremony in the high school gym.
- Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands Updated: Nov-27-15 5:22 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
- Attacking dogs still roaming Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Updated: Nov-27-15 10:46 am
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - In the year since the death of 8-year-old Jayla Rodriguez on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, little has been accomplished to keep community members safe from the kind of wild dogs that killed her.
- Native American remains discovered at Napa River restoration Updated: Nov-26-15 3:16 pm
NAPA, California - Officials in Napa are determining next steps after workers discovered Native American remains while completing a nine-mile river restoration project.
- EWU to name campus center for Native American activist Updated: Nov-26-15 10:00 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Without Lucy Covington, there would probably be no Colville Confederated Tribes today, and no Eastern Washington reservation for the 12 bands that make up the confederation. Some other reservations in the United States might be gone, too, and their tribal members scattered.
- Man charged after fatal shooting on Wind River Reservation Updated: Nov-25-15 10:45 pm
RIVERTON, Wyoming - Investigators say a man accused of shooting his wife to death in front of the couple's children on the Wind River Indian Reservation was upset over an argument about painkillers.
- Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition Updated: Nov-25-15 5:36 pm
LAFITTE, Louisiana - Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.
- Connecticut tribes seek local approvals of casino sites Updated: Nov-25-15 4:59 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are asking communities interested in hosting a new casino near the Massachusetts border to move ahead with their local approval processes.
- University of Kentucky to cover controversial campus mural Updated: Nov-24-15 2:45 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Nine years after his predecessor rejected calls to remove a controversial Great Depression-era campus mural that featured black workers toiling in a tobacco field, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover the painting until a more permanent solution is found.
- Alcohol treatment center for Native Americans discussed Updated: Nov-24-15 12:53 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - An activist is urging Sioux City and Woodbury County officials to open an alcohol treatment center for its Native American population.
- Tribe repatriating ancestral remains from Michigan museum Updated: Nov-24-15 6:34 am
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is planning a repatriation ceremony for the ancestral remains of 31 Native Americans.
- US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes Updated: Nov-23-15 10:57 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.
- Group donates van to assist veterans on Pine Ridge Updated: Nov-23-15 7:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A support group for military families has donated a 10-passenger van to the Oglala Sioux Tribe to help veterans living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
- Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program Updated: Nov-20-15 9:24 pm
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - The only suicide prevention outreach program on a South Dakota Indian reservation where at least 20 people have killed themselves this year will end in December due to lack of funding, tribal officials said Friday.
- Crews seeking gravel find skeletal remains including skull Updated: Nov-20-15 11:09 am
HUDSON, Michigan - Crews digging for gravel in southern Michigan have found skeletal remains including a human skull.
- Yellowstone softens stance on bison slaughter targets Updated: Nov-19-15 10:31 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Yellowstone National Park is backing off its proposal to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter as officials seek to reduce the animals' annual migration into Montana.
- New Mexico exchange targets Hispanics, Native Americans Updated: Nov-19-15 5:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The state health insurance exchange is taking its message to the airwaves, billboards, community groups and online to boost the number of New Mexicans signing up for coverage during this enrollment period.
- Nat Geo movie tells gritty Pilgrims' tale Updated: Nov-19-15 4:43 pm
NEW YORK - With its political infighting, tip-of-the-arrow diplomacy and climactic decapitation scene, the National Geographic Channel's film "Saints & Strangers" is the "Game of Thrones" version of the first Thanksgiving.
- Sabonis, Wiltjer lead No. 10 Gonzaga over N. Arizona 91-52 Updated: Nov-18-15 11:56 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Domantas Sabonis hurt his back in Gonzaga's exhibition game against Eastern Oregon, and then saw the No. 10 Bulldogs' regular season opener against Pittsburgh get canceled after one half because of a slippery court.
- Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business Updated: Nov-18-15 10:48 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states.
- Fighting Hawks picked as University of North Dakota nickname Updated: Nov-18-15 5:23 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players and coaches.
- Menominee Tribe sues federal government over hemp raid Updated: Nov-18-15 4:26 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Menominee Nation filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to clarify that the tribe has a right to grow industrial hemp - a crop related to marijuana - on its Wisconsin reservation.
- Sandia Pueblo donates water for Rio Grande conservation work Updated: Nov-18-15 10:59 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A conservation group says an Albuquerque-area Native American tribe will donate water for work benefiting river flows and riparian habitat.