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George F. Will: Football franchise tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to…

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No charges for officer involved in fatal Wind River Reservation shooting

RIVERTON, Wyo. — No federal charges will be filed against a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer who was involved in a fatal shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

October 14, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming wants appeals court to reject EPA's tribal boundary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s determination that Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally Indian Country.

October 07, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Feds award $2.2 million to Montana tribes

GREAT FALLS — The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to five Montana tribes to help them develop energy and mineral resources.

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Western Native Voice aims to get out American Indian vote

Western Native Voice aims to get out American Indian vote

By the time Election Day rolls around next month, Marci McLean has a pair of lofty goals in mind: She wants to see 55 percent participation rates among Native American voters living in targeted precincts, and she wants to register 2,000 new Native American voters.

October 05, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf management to the state.

September 25, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of stories about statewide candidates. A profile of Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke will run next Sunday.

September 21, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

CROW AGENCY — A steady stream of Crow Indians filed into the Crow Agency post office Wednesday morning to retrieve checks of at least $800.

September 17, 2014 11:18 am Photos

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Tribal members funneled cash from lending company

HELENA — The Chippewa Cree tribe’s former health director and two former leaders of a tribe-owned online payday loan company secretly received more than a third of the revenues of the company that has made $25 million since 2011, new court documents revealed.

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Native American politics heat up in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding more candidates in state and local elections.

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Guest opinion: S.D. candidates must pay attention to Native American vote

During the past few years I have encouraged Native American tribal governments to move their elections to coincide with the national elections in November.

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George F. Will: Trademark agency fumbles football name complaint

WASHINGTON — Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins. She opposes this n…

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Obama: Much more needed to help Native Americans

Obama: Much more needed to help Native Americans

CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama on Friday became only the fourth sitting U.S. president to set foot in Indian Country, encountering both the wonder of Native American culture and the struggle of tribal life on a breeze-whipped afternoon on the prairie. Amid snapping flags and colo…

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Senators want bison declared national mammal

Senators want bison declared national mammal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's historical significance and importance to Native Americans.

June 11, 2014 9:13 am Photos

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Guest opinion: American Indians still struggle 90 years after citizenship

Ninety years ago, the U.S. Congress granted American Indians the ironic right to become citizens of their own land.

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IHS woes are money-related, director says; tribal leaders say too much spent on administration

IHS woes are money-related, director says; tribal leaders say too much spent on administration

Indian Health Service Acting Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux suggested a dose of cash would cure the federal program that has come under attack for poor care.

May 27, 2014 4:35 pm Photos

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Tester, Walsh back Indian voting rights bill

Tester, Walsh back Indian voting rights bill

HELENA — U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh said Thursday they are supporting a bill to better protect voting rights across Indian country.

May 22, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

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MSUB powwow begins with a flourish

MSUB powwow begins with a flourish

American Indians — as well as other members of the community — gathered Friday to celebrate the beginning of the 46th annual Montana State University Billings Powwow.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Montana with Sen. Tester

HELENA — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to join U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on a tour of Montana over the weekend to discuss the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and tourism on public lands, energy development and upholding trust responsibilities to American Indians.

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Tribal commission seeks to improve legal system in Indian Country

CASPER, Wyo. — Anthony Herrera was in handcuffs after tribal law enforcement busted him in 2011 with large quantities of marijuana on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

February 16, 2014 1:16 pmLoading…

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