American Indian

SD Man Heads To Trial In Harassment Of Indian KidsA South Dakota man accused of abusing American Indian children with racial slurs and spraying them with beer at a minor league hockey game in Rapid City is set to go to trial.
Indian Tribe In South Dakota Moves To Legalize MarijuanaAn American Indian tribe in eastern South Dakota has approved selling and using marijuana on tribal lands.
Story Of Heartbreak Powers Push To Avert AutopsiesAmerican Indian families are pushing for a new state law allowing religious exemptions to autopsies. Lawmakers are listening.
Racial Discipline Gap Narrows In Minnesota SchoolsThe gap is narrowing between white students and students of color when it comes to discipline in Minnesota schools.
Minnesota Reservation Joins Buyback ProgramAn American Indian band in northeastern Minnesota is joining a government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership. The U.S. Interior Department says the Fond du Lac Band of Minnesota Chippewa is among 21 Indian communities in 12 states that will join the land buyback program by 2017. That brings the number of locations in the program to 42.
New Trial Sought For Man In '80s Minneapolis MurdersAttorneys are seeking a new trial for a man convicted of killing three American Indian women in Minneapolis in the 1980s. Lawyers for 70-year-old Billy Glaze asked Tuesday that his conviction be thrown out in light of newly discovered DNA evidence.
PolyMet Critics Say Environmental Review Flawed Opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota charged Thursday new data show that the state's new draft environmental review for the project underestimates how much contaminated water could flow from the mine, raising serious questions about the long-term costs of treating it.
Feds Say Native Mob Gang Dented But Work RemainsFederal prosecutors say they've weakened a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people in the Upper Midwest now that an alleged leader and two members have been convicted in one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.
3 Convicted In Indian Gang Trial A federal jury reached a verdict Tuesday in the case involving three alleged members of an American Indian gang accused of running a criminal enterprise that terrorized people in the Upper Midwest.
Prosecutor: 'Native Mob' Gang Used ViolenceJurors are hearing closing arguments in the racketeering trial of three members of an American Indian gang known for terrorizing people in the Upper Midwest.
Judge Tosses Out Tribes' Lawsuit On Fighting Sioux NicknameA judge has thrown out a federal lawsuit by a committee of tribal members trying to save the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname, an issue that has been debated on several fronts since the NCAA in 2005 declared the moniker hostile and abusive.
Grant To Address American Indian Teen PregnancyThe University of South Dakota and the nonprofit Sanford Research have been awarded a $1.5 million grant to address teen pregnancy rates among American Indians.