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Harold Frazier: Victory for our children and the Indian Child Welfare Act
Harold Frazier: Victory for our children and the Indian Child Welfare Act (August 14, 2019)

It is imperative for the United States to honor the laws to protect our children and the begin to heal the damages done to our families.


Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain
Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain (August 12, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case (June 11, 2019)

A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.


Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump
Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump (April 2, 2019)

Warning of 'devastating effects for Indian Country,' tribes are rebuking the Trump administration for failing to defend the health care promised to their people.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk (March 27, 2019)

The White House has started an all out attack on the Affordable Care Act, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.


Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case
Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case (March 26, 2019)

A federal law that makes key improvements at the Indian Health Service is on the chopping block in the Trump era.


Stateline: Indian Child Welfare Act likely headed to Supreme Court
Stateline: Indian Child Welfare Act likely headed to Supreme Court (March 19, 2019)

For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


AUDIO: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in Brackeen v. Zinke
AUDIO: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in Brackeen v. Zinke (March 13, 2019)

Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.


#ProudToProtectICWA: Tribal leaders react to hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
#ProudToProtectICWA: Tribal leaders react to hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 13, 2019)

The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.


Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up
Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up (February 7, 2019)

The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Indian health law killed by same judge behind Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Indian health law killed by same judge behind Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 17, 2018)

A federal judge who invalidated the Indian Child Welfare Act has issued a new ruling that could devastate tribal nations.


Cronkite News: Tribes on 'pins and needles' in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Cronkite News: Tribes on 'pins and needles' in Indian Child Welfare Act case (December 13, 2018)

The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.


Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 4, 2018)

Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court rules in endangered frog case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court rules in endangered frog case (November 28, 2018)

The Supreme Court made it harder to designate critical habitat for endangered species, in a ruling that business and property rights groups said corrects federal government overreach.


'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act
'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act (October 25, 2018)

One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 8, 2018)

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (September 18, 2018)

A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.


Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana
Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana (October 5, 2016)

Take 'Em Down NOLA is leading the fight to remove monuments to racist and controversial figures.


Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute (June 28, 2016)

A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.


Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)

With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.


Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (June 23, 2016)

Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)

A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.


Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case (June 16, 2016)

With the nation's highest court down to just eight members, the justices have yet to reach clear consensus in the closely-watched dispute.


Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction dispute
Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction dispute (June 13, 2016)

It's been 189 days since the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Supreme Court debates 'inherent' tribal sovereignty in new ruling
Supreme Court debates 'inherent' tribal sovereignty in new ruling (June 9, 2016)

As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case, a different sovereignty dispute is exposing divisions on the nation's highest court.


Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case
Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case (May 31, 2016)

The Supreme Court appears deadlocked as the clock continues to tick on the Dollar General case.


Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (May 23, 2016)

It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.


Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case (May 19, 2016)

The Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians more than 160 days ago and there's still be no decision.


Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute (May 16, 2016)

It's been 161 days since the justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case (April 26, 2016)

Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is one of the oldest pending cases on the high court's docket.


DOJ to help with arguments in Supreme Court jurisdiction case
DOJ to help with arguments in Supreme Court jurisdiction case (November 9, 2015)

The justices will hear Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on December 7.


Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case
Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (October 2, 2015)

The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.


Spiritual leader of Lipan Apache Tribe back in court over feathers
Spiritual leader of Lipan Apache Tribe back in court over feathers (May 28, 2015)

Federal agents seized Robert Soto's regalia at a powwow in March 2006.


DOJ files brief in tribal jurisdiction case before Supreme Court
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DOJ files brief in tribal jurisdiction case before Supreme Court (May 14, 2015)

Government attorneys are urging the high court not to accept a case that tests the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case
Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case (April 10, 2015)

A young member of the Lipan Apache Tribe had to go to court to fight for his right to wear long hair to school.


Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers
Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers (March 10, 2015)

Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.


Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case (October 6, 2014)

The Dollar General corporation is trying to avoid tribal court jurisdiction.


DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too
DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too (September 2, 2014)

DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.


Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair
Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair (August 28, 2014)

The boy's parents had to prove his tribal affiliation before he was allowed to attend kindergarten classes.


Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case
Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (August 26, 2014)

The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe loses lawsuit over aboriginal territory
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe loses lawsuit over aboriginal territory (July 10, 2014)

Appeals court rules that the tribe failed to challenge specific federal agency actions.


Supreme Court issues  long-awaited  affirmative action   ruling
Supreme Court issues long-awaited affirmative action ruling (June 25, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued its long-awaited decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, an affirmative action case.


Last of defendants enter pleas in Kickapoo corruption case
Last of defendants enter pleas in Kickapoo corruption case (March 15, 2012)

The last three defendants accused in a corruption case that victimized the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas entered guilty pleas. Isidro Garza Jr., the tribe's former manager, his wife Martha, and...