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Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (06/24)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe have seen back-to-back years of fish kills and this year's runs are shaping up to be some of the worst on record.
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (06/24)
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation (06/24)
Growing or processing marijuana will lead to federal prosecution, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.
Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico (06/24)
The tribe banished Steve Romero in February 2016 but he has repeatedly returned to the reservation.
Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate (06/24)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), whose prior attempts to link a Carcieri fix to Indian gaming, is said to be behind the effort.
Federal charges filed in kidnapping of girl on Fort Peck Reservation Federal charges filed in kidnapping of girl on Fort Peck Reservation (06/24)
John William Lieba II is charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of aggravated sexual abuse and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election (06/23)
Confusion has arisen following a disputed vote in early June. Two people are now claiming to be chief of the Oklahoma tribe.
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system (06/23)
Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.
Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (06/23)
Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case (06/23)
By a narrow 4-3 vote, the nation's highest court finally ruled on the merits of a case that began in 2008.
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/23)
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.
Two charged for beating and setting woman from Crow Tribe on fire Two charged for beating and setting woman from Crow Tribe on fire (06/23)
Roylynn Rides Horse, 28, suffered third-degree burns over 45 percent of her body and is being treated in Utah.
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law (06/23)
We need not fear engaging with Justice Thomas or anyone else in the American government who wants to challenge the mess in federal Indian law.
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (06/22)
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in Nebraska Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in Nebraska (06/22)
A 34-year-old tribal member died after colliding with a tribal police vehicle in February.
Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield (06/22)
Authorities in France have asked for more information about the item, which was stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/22)
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (06/21)
A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.
Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax (06/21)
Voters in Snohomish County in Washington are being asked to approve Proposition 1 on August 2.
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (06/21)
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (06/21)
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (06/21)
The history of the development of Federal Indian Law in the U.S. reveals a marked similarity to the development of Canadian Law.
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (06/20)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.
Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too (06/20)
Rural Alaska does not want special treatment; rural Alaska asks for equal treatment.
Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor (06/20)
Even the tribe's slogan appeared on ads that were displayed at convenience stores in Lumbee territory.
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (06/20)
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
9th Circuit rules Indian defendant can't blame 'historical trauma' 9th Circuit rules Indian defendant can't blame 'historical trauma' (06/17)
Calvert Woody, a member of the Navajo Nation, tried to suppress incriminating statements he gave in his criminal sexual abuse case.
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country (06/17)
Key members of Congress vowed to support an expansion of tribal jurisdiction after a new report exposed the extent of the crisis.
Amendment seeks funding for Indian Country detention facilities Amendment seeks funding for Indian Country detention facilities (06/16)
Large tribes that are ready to move quickly on projects would get priority for $25 million in federal funds.
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (06/16)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case (06/16)
With the nation's highest court down to just eight members, the justices appear to be unable to come to a clear consensus in the closely-watched dispute.
Noah Feldman: Supreme Court puts more Indian people in federal prison Noah Feldman: Supreme Court puts more Indian people in federal prison (06/16)
The bottom line is therefore that the federal law is likely to lead to more Native Americans ending up in federal prisons – without having had the benefits of legal representation when they were convicted of the underlying crimes that helped put them there.
Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity (06/16)
The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe reaffirms hemp grow policy Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe reaffirms hemp grow policy (06/16)
The move comes as Alex White Plume and his family host a celebration on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (06/15)
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.

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