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Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute
An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights is taking a major step forward.
Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
Tribal leaders share statements about White House signing ceremony
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
Operation Lady Justice features artwork by D.G. Smalling of Choctaw Nation
The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
Indian child welfare legal challenge is about ending tribal sovereignty
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
Trump administration signals support for CSKT water compact
Through two top cabinet officials, the Trump administration has signaled its support for a proposed settlement of the reserved water right claims of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance'
A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.
'Political football': Protections for Native women caught up in partisan stalemate
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
RECAP: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #MMIW meeting and Native veterans hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a busy day, taking up #MMIW legislation and Native veterans issues.
‘Broken promises’ report details government’s history of failing tribes
Tribal leaders went before Congress to demand the government address longstanding problems in Indian Country – and not for the first time.
Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
'Homecoming': Pueblo of Acoma set to reclaim sacred item
The Acoma Shield is finally coming home after years in legal and political limbo.
'You just simply cannot trespass on somebody’s land': Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with lawsuit
Citizens of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation are suing leaders of their tribe for allegedly trespassing on their land.
Native American Child Protection Act up for first hearing
A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.
'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
KXL oil spill in North Dakota
As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.
Still no sign of Supreme Court arguments in closely-watched Indian Country case
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away
An aging power plant that has provided jobs and revenues to the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation is finally shutting down for good.
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands
The ethically challenged acting director of the Bureau of Land Management made a tense appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.
Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
Tribes see slower season at nation's highest court but big cases remain unresolved
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
Prairie Island Indian Community welcomes homelands legislation
A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.
Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up two bills at hearing
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties
The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.
Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams
'The false religious doctrine of Christian discovery was used by the United States to perpetuate crimes of genocide and forced displacement against Native Peoples.'
Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
Waiting on the Supreme Court to return eastern Oklahoma to Indigenous nations
All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.
IHS doctor found guilty
A federal jury convicted former Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber of all 11 criminal counts for sexually abusing four boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Quapaw Nation reaches settlement in long-running trust mismanagement case
After more than 17 years of litigation through three presidential administrations, the Quapaw Nation has emerged victorious in court.
Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress.
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