Cold case units focus on missing, murdered Indigenous women

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ida Rose Jacomet, 37, was last seen Oct. 2, 1975, at the Circle M Bar on an old highway near Fairbanks, Alaska. The only clue left behind was that her purse was found in the parking lot. If she is alive today, she would be 82. Valerie Sifsof disappeared from a […]

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to get land

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Stewy Carlo had a short life, but he lived every moment. While serving in the Army, he bought a 1951 Mercedes and motored around Europe. After his service years, he roamed South America where he developed a love of photography, and then later turned heads while driving an exotic Maserati to […]

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That was the highest since March 11, […]

Virtual meetings set for drilling plan near national park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers plan to hold a series of virtual meetings on a contested plan that will guide for at least the next decade oil and gas development around a national park and other areas in northwestern New Mexico that are revered by Native American tribes. A World Heritage site, Chaco […]

Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Several Native American tribes sued the federal government Friday, seeking to keep any of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief for tribes kept out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations. The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked with doling out the money by April 26 to help tribes nationwide […]

Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr announced the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a visit with tribal leaders and law […]

Judge dismisses tribe’s lawsuit in land seizure dispute

A Connecticut judge has dismissed all remaining claims in a lawsuit in which a Native American tribe argued the state owed it more than $600 million for land allegedly seized from the tribe more than a century ago.

State joins Connecticut tribes in federal lawsuit

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced late Wednesday that the state is joining with the Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior. The suit is over the Bureau of Indian affairs failure to act on compact amendments for the East Windsor casino project.

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