HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning that scammers could target Native American beneficiaries of $3.4 billion government settlement. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan on Wednesday gave final approval to the settlement, meant to compensate for more than a century of federal government mismanagement of Native... more »
DENVER (AP) - A man convicted of committing sexual abuse on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.
A federal judge sentenced 30-year-old Adam Frost of Ignacio on Thursday.
A jury convicted... more »
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota judge has handed down a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole for the man convicted in the 1975 death of an American Indian Movement activist.
Last month, John Graham was convicted of felony murder for participating in a kidnapping... more »
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal grand jury in Albuquerque has indicted three Farmington men on hate-crime charges in what prosecutors say was a racially motivated attack on a mentally disabled Navajo man.
Justice Department officials say 27-year-old Paul Beebe, 29-year-old William Hatch and 25-year-old Jesse Sanford face charges... more »
When Abby Sunderland's family last heard from her this morning, she was in a heavy storm, and reporting 30-foot swells. But a family spokesman says she was not in distress.
But now, her emergency beacons have been activated, and there's been no further contact with the 16-year-old girl from... more »
A state lawmaker is dropping a bill which would have required high schools to get permission to use American Indian mascots. Democratic Sen. Suzanne Williams said Wednesday that she introduced the bill because she thinks the state needs to have a conversation about the "subtle discrimination between races and cultures."... more »
An agreement meant to protect a central Utah canyon rich with ancient American Indian art while allowing for nearby mineral development has been struck. The unusual pact governing Nine Mile Canyon was signed at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday by federal and state agencies, conservation and archaeology groups, tribal leaders... more »