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Stories with subject: Tribal governments
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Blackfeet councilwoman removed for harboring wanted man 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 12:06 pm

    KALISPELL, Montana - A Blackfeet tribal council member has been removed from office after authorities learned she was harboring a South Dakota man accused of child molestation.

  • 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.

  • Navajo president vetoes bill to move forward with new planes 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 7:51 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Navajo President Russell Begaye vetoed legislation Monday to negotiate a $20 million loan package for new aircraft, saying the details of a possible purchase were scarce.

  • Ex-tribal council member convicted of sex crimes 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 6:24 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A former member of a northern Michigan Indian tribe's council has been convicted of criminal sexual conduct charges involving a girl.

  • Thune, Noem question Rapid City site for counseling center 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 7:19 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The two most senior members of South Dakota's congressional delegation are questioning the location of a proposed counseling center in the wake of a string of suicides among Indian communities around the state.

  • Tribes get access to US crime databases in push to close gap 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:33 pm

    SEATTLE - Ten American Indian tribes are gaining access to national criminal databases after a deadly shooting in Washington state helped reveal flaws in the way federal authorities and tribal governments share information.

  • Omaha Tribe members vote to move marijuana measures forward 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 2:47 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Votes by Omaha Tribe members are encouraging tribal leaders to continue looking into the marijuana business and allowing recreational use on its northeast Nebraska reservation.

  • Navajo Nation, where many struggle, weighs $20M for planes 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 6:33 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have given the OK for a team to negotiate a $20 million loan to acquire three new planes, raising questions among tribal members about the priorities on the vast reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and thousands live without running water and electricity.

  • Minnesota Fond du Lac tribal leader to take White House job 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 3:57 pm

    CLOQUET, Minnesota - The chair of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in northeastern Minnesota is leaving that post in mid-November for a job in the Obama administration.

  • Eastern Shoshone tribe sanctions business council 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 2:21 pm

    RIVERTON, Wyoming - All five members of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council have been suspended by the tribe's General Council.