- Families connect with culture through equine therapy Updated: May-28-16 2:02 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Shelly Fyant, from Arlee, painted circles around the eyes of a horse named Big Medicine.
- Iowa Indian burial site possibility stalls oil pipeline Updated: May-27-16 4:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The possibility of an American Indian burial site in northwest Iowa may require relocation of a crude oil pipeline route and delay the beginning of construction in Iowa, the only one of four states where work hasn't begun.
- The Latest: Native American grads told to live their values Updated: May-26-16 6:53 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Latest on Michelle Obama's remarks to graduating seniors at Santa Fe Indian School (all times local):
- Charges made against convicted tribal leader's company Updated: May-25-16 4:27 pm
HELENA, Montana - Representatives of a pipe company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business controlled by a former tribal leader who was later convicted in a corruption investigation.
- Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska signs buyback program agreement Updated: May-25-16 4:24 pm
WINNEBAGO, Nebraska - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is moving forward with a federal program designed to return land to American Indian tribes.
- Oklahoma tribal chief impeached over financial improprieties Updated: May-25-16 3:37 pm
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma tribal chief has been impeached after he faced questions regarding the use of his tribe's finances.
- Hospital on Nebraska reservation gets new clinical director Updated: May-24-16 6:05 pm
WINNEBAGO, Nebraska - A government-run hospital on a Native American reservation in Nebraska is getting a new clinical director and other staff in an effort to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
- Thune presents bill to overhaul hospitals on reservations Updated: May-24-16 12:59 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. Sen. John Thune has presented a measure to overhaul the network of government-run hospitals that provides care to Native Americans on and off reservations.
- Suquamish Tribe now part of federal land buyback program Updated: May-23-16 2:35 am
BREMERTON, Washington - The Suquamish Tribe's Port Madison Reservation in Kitsap County is one of more than 60 reservations selected to join a $1.9 billion federal initiative to return land to the control of tribal governments.
- Northern Arapaho dismiss suit against Shoshone leaders Updated: May-20-16 6:10 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribe has dismissed a federal lawsuit against Eastern Shoshone tribal leaders in a dispute over a joint government body.
- Judge rejects tribal immunity claim, will allow lending suit Updated: May-20-16 3:18 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge in Vermont has rejected Montana tribal officials' claims of sovereign immunity and said that he will hear a civil case alleging the tribe's online payday lending company illegally preys on poor borrowers.
- Canada regulators OK pipeline expansion project Updated: May-19-16 7:16 pm
SEATTLE - Canada energy regulators on Thursday recommended approval of a pipeline-expansion project that would dramatically increase the number of oil tankers moving through the waters between the U.S. and Canada.
- East Texas electronic bingo venue opens on tribal site Updated: May-19-16 1:39 pm
LIVINGSTON, Texas - Feel like gambling?
- Officials, tribal leaders marking work done at Sloan Canyon Updated: May-19-16 5:57 am
LAS VEGAS - Native American leaders, local and federal officials and conservation area backers are marking the opening of a paved road and visitor contact station at a petroglyph-rich area designated for preservation south of Las Vegas.
- Casino reverses media ban at New Mexico GOP convention Updated: May-18-16 4:37 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A ban on journalists at the New Mexico Republican Party convention has been reversed by Native American leaders overseeing a casino where the event will be held, GOP officials announced Wednesday.
- The Latest: Media ban reversed at state GOP convention Updated: May-18-16 3:10 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Latest on a media access to the New Mexico Republican convention (all times local):
- The Latest: Ex-Navajo lawmaker sentenced to jail time Updated: May-17-16 9:04 pm
WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - The Latest on a former Navajo Nation lawmaker sentencing in a criminal case (all times local):
- US hires contractor to run ERs at hospitals on reservations Updated: May-17-16 5:54 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. officials have hired a contractor to provide emergency services at three government-run hospitals located on Native American reservations.
- More tribes added to land program, but money running out Updated: May-17-16 5:15 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Dozens of American Indian communities on Tuesday joined an initiative to return millions of acres of reservation land to the control of tribal governments as U.S. officials warned the $1.9 billion program will run out of money before the task is completed.
- Ex-council member gets 6 months for embezzling tribal money Updated: May-15-16 10:01 am
TACOMA, Washington - A former member of the Makah Tribal Council has been sentenced to six months in prison for embezzling tribal money.
- Fish and Wildlife drops legal challenge to eagle killings Updated: May-13-16 8:26 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday dropped its legal challenge to an American Indian tribe killing bald eagles for religious purposes on its Wyoming reservation - a move that could clear the way for issuing a federal permit in coming months.
- Bernie Sanders completes trio of South Dakota campaign stops Updated: May-12-16 9:30 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke out against what he called a corrupt campaign finance system and a rigged economy Thursday evening, wrapping up a three-stop campaign swing through South Dakota.
- Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla Updated: May-12-16 2:57 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe' Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land.
- US Army to pay for repatriation of Indian children's remains Updated: May-12-16 2:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. Army has promised to pay for moving and re-burying the remains of at least 10 Native American children who died more than a century ago at a government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania whose mission was to strip the students from their traditions and replace them with European culture.
- Tribal organization's president resigns from long-held post Updated: May-11-16 9:00 pm
BETHEL, Alaska - The president of the Association of Village Council Presidents has resigned months after several village tribal leaders called for an investigation into his organization's spending of federal funds.