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Bureau of Indian Affairs planning to re-open Montana jail

The Bureau of Indian Affairs expects to re-open a vacant Montana jail on the edge of the Crow Indian Reservation that’s sat empty for much of the last decade.


Auditors say Montana tribe can’t account for $3.5 million

A northcentral Montana Indian tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs can’t fully account for $3.5 million primarily in federal funds, including money for a corruption-plagued water project that’s resulted …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe files federal lawsuit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has filed a suit in federal court seeking an immediate halt to the construction of the casino being built in Airway Heights by the Spokane …


Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt

A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …


Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Spokane Tribe celebrate week of major announcements

A weeklong cultural celebration at Spokane Tribe schools in Wellpinit took special significance Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined members in heralding targeted federal investment and a new …


Yakama tribe to get authority for some court cases

In a move long sought by the Yakama Nation, federal officials have approved returning authority to the tribe for certain civil and criminal cases involving tribal members that have been …


Spokane Tribe casino decision expected shortly

After more than two years of waiting, the Spokane Tribe – and the city and county that share its name – may know soon whether it will get the federal …


BIA review finds big problems in Blackfeet courts

HELENA – Federal officials have threatened to cut off funding to the Blackfeet courts after finding unqualified and unvetted judges, prosecutors and staff running an unstable system that denies due …


Requests granted; casino decision pushed back to May

A federal decision on the proposed tribal casino on the West Plains will be delayed until at least May 1. The U.S. Department of Interior has granted several requests for …


Spokane Tribe posts casino impact statement

The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ environmental statement about a proposed gaming facility in Airway Heights lays out efforts detailed efforts by the Spokane Tribe to reduce possible land-use conflicts, particularly …


County commissioners preparing casino comments

Spokane County Commissioners today voted to terminate a 2010 agreement with Airway Heights that prevented commissioners from commenting about a proposed casino by the Spokane Tribe on U.S. Highway 2.


French, Mielke ask to reverse casino deal

Two Spokane County commissioners are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to overturn a 2010 contract that prevents the county from taking sides on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in …


Officials reviewing tribal casino rules

Plans by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino in Airway Heights ignited criticism from another area tribe during a closed-door Thursday meeting held by a federal agency …


Former agent wins judgment against BIA

A former federal law enforcement agent, who was fired after he investigated police corruption on the Spokane Indian Reservation, has won a $400,000 lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs …


EchoHawk confirmed to BIA post

WASHINGTON – An American Indian who served as Idaho attorney general is the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Senate this week confirmed Larry EchoHawk, a law …