- Special election fills vacant seat on Navajo Nation Council Updated: Jul-02-15 12:00 pm
WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - A Utah man is the Navajo Nation Council's newest member, winning a seat vacated by the tribe's vice president.
- Tribal Leaders Summit to have separate youth conference Updated: Jul-02-15 8:01 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - United Tribes Technical College is seeking to build youth involvement at its 19th annual Tribal Leaders Summit in Bismarck this fall with the addition of the first Great Plains Youth Summit.
- New Mexico tribal leaders gather for annual summit Updated: Jul-02-15 5:22 am
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico - Native American leaders from around New Mexico are gathering at Santa Ana Pueblo for the state's annual tribal summit.
- Large Alaska tribe to boycott FedEx for its NFL sponsorship Updated: Jun-27-15 5:56 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's largest tribe is boycotting FedEx until the company pulls its sponsorship from the Washington, D.C. NFL team or that team changes its name.
- Tribal leader: Casino bill failure widens rift with state Updated: Jun-24-15 6:01 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - An American Indian tribal leader says the failure of a bill to create a tribal casino in northern Maine widens the rift between the tribes and state leaders.
- North Dakota tribal panel wants to regulate oil development Updated: Jun-24-15 5:49 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Tribal leaders from an oil-prolific portion of North Dakota's Fort Berthold Reservation say they can't count on federal or state regulators - or their own tribal government - to monitor the boom, so they are moving to do it themselves.
- Buffalo approves renaming Squaw Island; name deemed racist Updated: Jun-23-15 7:03 pm
BUFFALO, New York - Squaw Island will be called Unity Island following a unanimous vote by Buffalo city lawmakers Tuesday in response to complaints that the 336-year-old name of the Niagara River parkland is racist and sexist.
- Lawsuit accuses US government of mismanaging tribal land Updated: Jun-22-15 12:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations have asked a judge to order federal agencies to provide greater transparency in how they have managed tribal trust assets.
- Tribal Leaders Council names new executive director Updated: Jun-22-15 11:22 am
BILLINGS, Montana - William Snell has been appointed to the executive director position of the Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council.
- Kaw Nation to hold first powwow near Council Grove Updated: Jun-19-15 3:32 pm
COUNCIL GROVE, Kansas - An American Indian tribe is poised to hold its first official powwow for the first time in 142 years on its own land near Council Grove.
- State to create new Office of American Indian Health Updated: Jun-16-15 7:40 pm
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order Tuesday to establish a state Office of American Indian Health, saying the current health care system in Indian Country limits access to preventative care and quality health care services and providers.
- Supreme Court to rule on tribal court power over non-Indians Updated: Jun-15-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Mississippi about the authority of tribal courts to try civil lawsuits involving non-Indians.
- Dakotas tribal leaders pitching pot as economic opportunity Updated: Jun-14-15 11:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Marijuana companies in California and Colorado have tabbed prominent American Indian leaders from the Dakotas to help prod tribes across the nation into the pot business.
- Navajo delegate wants officials publicly shamed for theft Updated: Jun-13-15 2:15 pm
GALLUP, New Mexico - Navajo Nation officials who are accused of mismanaging or siphoning tribal government funds should be shamed in the headlines, a tribal lawmaker said this week.
- Gambling compacts with New Mexico tribes pass final hurdle Updated: Jun-10-15 12:25 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Gambling compacts that allow a handful of American Indian tribes to operate their casinos for another two decades received final approval following a review by the U.S. Interior Department.
- Paris auction house selling sacred masks refuses to stop Updated: Jun-10-15 12:10 pm
PARIS - A Paris auction house has drawn widespread condemnation from the U.S. government and others since 2013 for selling off Native American artifacts to buyers from New York to Beijing. Still, it's not backing down.
- Landowners on reservations get government buyback offers Updated: Jun-08-15 5:35 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. government has made offers worth more than $230 million combined to buy fractionated parcels of land on two Montana American Indian reservations and turn them over to tribal governments, Department of Interior officials said.
- Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana elects 2 to council Updated: Jun-02-15 8:21 am
ELTON, Louisiana - Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana voters have re-elected David Sickey and elected Crystal Williams to their Tribal Council.