- South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure Updated: Apr-28-16 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.
- Navajo lawmakers set aside day to honor tribal leaders Updated: Apr-23-16 11:26 am
WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - Navajo Nation lawmakers have set aside a day to honor all tribal leaders.
- Plea resolves last criminal case around Navajo slush funds Updated: Apr-22-16 7:22 pm
DILKON, Arizona - The trial for a former Navajo Nation lawmaker accused of misusing tribal funds won't go forward as scheduled next week.
- The Latest: Attorney raises uncertainty about baby's killing Updated: Apr-22-16 6:48 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Latest on the death of a 1-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation (all times local):
- Land buy-back program extends to Yankton Sioux Tribe Updated: Apr-21-16 7:11 pm
WAGNER, South Dakota - The U.S. government has signed an agreement with the Yankton Sioux Tribe to extend a land buy-back program to the reservation in South Dakota.
- Nebraska's Winnebago Tribe seeks change to enrollment rule Updated: Apr-19-16 10:50 am
WINNEBAGO, Nebraska - A proposed change to Winnebago tribal enrollment could change the northeast Nebraska tribe's future.
- Colorado panel urges schools to drop Native American mascots Updated: Apr-18-16 6:39 pm
DENVER - Colorado officials and tribal leaders are urging public schools to eliminate Native American mascots unless they partner with tribes, calling it a unique way to address a national debate over what many consider derogatory symbols in high schools and sports such as the National Football League.
- Warm Springs' timber company shuts down Updated: Apr-13-16 10:09 am
BEND, Oregon - When Holly McKinney, who owns a portable toilet rental company in Bend, saw Warm Springs Forest Products Industries missed its monthly payment last September for toilets rented from her, she didn't worry much.
- North Dakota mother suing hospital over daughter's death Updated: Apr-11-16 2:27 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The mother of a North Dakota woman is suing the Indian Health Service's regional office in South Dakota and three of its doctors over what she alleges is her daughter's wrongful death.
- Northern Cheyenne tribe asks for federal law enforcement Updated: Apr-11-16 11:32 am
BILLINGS, Montana - The Northern Cheyenne Tribal Government has adopted a new ordinance that calls on the federal government to help enforce laws on tribal land.
- Southern Ute Museum takeover leaves tribe members worried Updated: Apr-10-16 4:14 pm
DURANGO, Colorado - Southern Ute tribal members are concerned about the fate of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum and the artifacts of their ancestors after the Southern Ute Tribal Council announced it is canceling the museum's nonprofit status and taking over management.
- Tribes struggle with decades of housing neglect Updated: Apr-09-16 2:06 am
BROWNING, Montana - They call it Moccasin Flats, though the street sign marks it as 3rd Avenue Southwest. This neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Browning Elementary School, represents the worst of housing conditions on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the Great Falls Tribune reported (http://gftrib.com/1qlpysO).
- Feds: Payday lender charged 700 percent interest on loans Updated: Apr-07-16 5:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The head of a payday lending enterprise accused of charging more than 700 percent interest on short-term loans was indicted Thursday on federal racketeering charges.
- Crow Tribe war chief remembered as a 'great man in 2 worlds' Updated: Apr-06-16 10:06 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana officials and tribal leaders in ceremonial headdresses laid to rest a revered warrior and keeper of Crow Indian traditions Wednesday, 102-year-old Joe Medicine Crow.
- The Latest: Church attorney disputes court's pot use ruling Updated: Apr-06-16 7:19 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on a federal court is ruling that a Native American church in Hawaii should not be excused from federal marijuana laws (all times local):
- Federal official pledges improved care at tribal hospitals Updated: Apr-05-16 7:05 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A federal official acknowledged Tuesday that the level of care is "unacceptable" at some government-run hospitals serving Native American patients and assured tribal leaders her agency would work to enact swift and long-lasting reforms.
- Tribe breaks ground on Massachusetts' latest casino project Updated: Apr-05-16 3:39 pm
TAUNTON, Massachusetts - With the swing of an excavator claw crashing down on a vacant industrial building, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe officially jumped into New England's casino race Tuesday, breaking ground on what it hopes will become Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style resort.
- Native American 'code talker' Gilbert Horn Sr dies at 92 Updated: Mar-30-16 4:59 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Gilbert Horn Sr., a Native American code talker who returned from World War II to spend decades serving the Fort Belknap Assiniboine Tribe as a judge and council member, has died of natural causes. He was 92.
- Former Kickapoo tribal leaders charged in tribal court Updated: Mar-30-16 3:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Three former Kickapoo Tribe leaders have been charged in tribal court with misusing federal dollars.