- Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods Updated: Feb-07-16 1:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.
- Alaska troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute Updated: Feb-06-16 12:58 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers said they don't know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village involved in a power struggle, and they've taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders.
- Urban Outfitters squaring off against Navajo Nation in court Updated: Feb-02-16 5:21 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has sold.
- AP NewsBreak: Reports detail issues at reservation hospitals Updated: Jan-28-16 4:32 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Broken sanitation equipment, a baby delivered unattended in a bathroom, doctors operating without credentials and lack of immediate care in the emergency department are among the dozens of serious deficiencies federal inspectors found last year during unannounced visits to two federally administered hospitals that provide care to Native Americans.
- Navajo lawmakers approve water rights settlement with Utah Updated: Jan-27-16 12:51 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation approved legislation Tuesday to settle the tribe's claims to water in the upper Colorado River basin in Utah.
- Tribunal rules Canada discriminated against aboriginal kids Updated: Jan-26-16 10:18 am
OTTAWA, Ontario - A human rights tribunal has ruled Canada's federal government discriminated against children on aboriginal reserves in its funding of child welfare services.
- Alaska court dismisses case based on tribal sovereignty Updated: Jan-26-16 4:47 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - A case between two tribes over the alleged misuse of federal transportation funds has been dismissed in Alaska's Superior Court.
- Navajo lawmakers to meet for winter session Updated: Jan-24-16 4:38 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - The Navajo Nation Council will hear about the benefits of Indian gaming among other issues when it meets in its first regular session this week.
- Tribe behind Foxwoods rehires ex-leader convicted of theft Updated: Jan-22-16 12:19 pm
MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut - A former leader of the tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino who went to prison for stealing from his Mashantucket Pequots has been hired for a new job with the tribal government.
- Judge asked to halt cancellation of Montana energy lease Updated: Jan-20-16 3:16 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Louisiana company has asked a federal judge to block government plans to cancel a long-stalled federal energy lease on land considered sacred to American Indians.
- Bill proposes postponing Navajo Nation elections Updated: Jan-17-16 2:28 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - The Navajo Nation Council is weighing legislation that would postpone this year's election because of possible restructuring of its chapter government system.
- New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland Updated: Jan-15-16 8:17 pm
ISLETA PUEBLO, New Mexico - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest transfer of land back to a tribe's control.
- Former Ute tribal leader convicted on sex charges in Utah Updated: Jan-15-16 10:22 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A former Ute tribal leader in Utah has been convicted child sexual abuse charges.
- Cheyenne River Sioux leader talks roads, Medicaid in speech Updated: Jan-14-16 8:00 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier denounced racism, applauded the governor's pursuit of Medicaid expansion and urged lawmakers to provide more funding for roads in Indian Country on Thursday in the first address to a joint session of the Legislature from a South Dakota tribal leader.
- Tribes say stronger self-governance key to future success Updated: Jan-14-16 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Tribes want the federal government to work with them to strengthen and modernize their ability to self-govern, saying the best solutions for Native American life comes from the tribes themselves, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Thursday.
- Alaska police can force out village leaders who won't leave Updated: Jan-12-16 8:07 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that authorities can use force if needed to remove former leaders of a tribal community who have refused to leave the offices after losing a long-running power dispute in one of Alaska's most eroded villages.
- The Latest: Official says ruling only option left in dispute Updated: Jan-12-16 5:05 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The latest on the longstanding tribal power dispute in the Alaska Native village of Newtok (all times local):
- Feds take new role against crime on Mille Lacs reservation Updated: Jan-12-16 2:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The federal government has agreed to assume greater responsibility for prosecuting crimes on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation in east-central Minnesota, at the request of the tribal government.