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After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.
Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.
Despite a negative court ruling, attorneys are counting on South Dakota to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A divided federal appeals court has dealt a setback to Native voters who say North Dakota laws discriminate against them.
A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a long-running Indian Child Welfare Act case from South Dakota.
Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are planning to move forward with their police brutality lawsuit despite a setback in the courts.
A former chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is giving up nearly $3 million after being mistakenly overpaid by an energy developer on his tribe's reservation
A unanimous decision from a federal appeals court confirms that Congress did not reduce the boundaries of the reservation.
It looks like it's the end of the road for a group of Mdewakanton descendants who have been seeking rights to the land promised to their ancestors.
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is a partner in the Sacagawea Pipeline but did not give consent to the project.
In 1863, Congress promised 12 square miles in present-day Minnesota to the loyal Mdewakanton but the land was never set aside for the people.
A member of the Meskwaki Tribe who was convicted of murdering his parents will likely stay behind bars for the rest of his life.
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
A unanimous decision from the nation's highest court ensures that Native women in all states can be protected by a federal law that was written to address high rates of violence in tribal communities.
Dakota descendants in Minnesota who are seeking rights to the land promised to their ancestors secured a small victory from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The hearing ran about 15 minutes shorter than the allotted hour because the justices had fewer questions than normal for both sides in the case.
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.
A sex offender who left Kansas and moved to another country did not need to update his registration after he left, the court said in a unanimous decision.
Arguments in US v. Bryant, a case being watched closely by Native women and their advocates, will take place on April 19.
Terry Lee Harlan, 53, was found guilty of being a habitual offender under under a law that recognizes prior tribal domestic violence convictions.
Before the passing of Antonin Scalia, the justices agreed to determine whether tribal court convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.
Velnita Jolette Hairy Chin was sentenced to 37 months after she admitted that she abused her infant in June 2015.
The U.S. Supreme Court is looking closely at a federal law aimed at protecting Native women from repeat domestic violence offenders.
The justices will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to ensure that American Indian and Alaska Native women everywhere are protected from repeat domestic violence offenders.
The Obama administration is warning that American Indian and Alaska Native women could be terrorized even more unless the justices resolve an issue affecting repeat offenders.
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.
The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.
Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.
The outcome of Nebraska v. Parker will determine whether non-Indian liquor stores must pay a 10 percent tax to the tribe.
A divided panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the legality of a search where tribal officers found the drug.
The use of tribal convictions in domestic violence cases could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
The tribe met with local officials to discuss the matter but wasn't told that a Supreme Court petition had already been drafted.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals held that two tribes in North Dakota lack authority over disputes involving public schools.
Christopher Capps, 22, was shot and killed by a deputy in May 2010. At least one bullet entered through his back.
Terry Harlan has prior domestic violence convictions that were used against him in the latest case.
The non-Indian plaintiffs can now pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fishermen have a right to earn a living by selling what they catch.
Wesley Eugene Brooks said a chemical dependency treatment program conflicted with his beliefs.
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law.
The Omaha now have an undisputed right to exercise their tribal sovereignty among the ancestral lands of the original 1854 Reservation external boundaries.
The decision means a group of non-Indian businesses must comply with the tribe's liquor laws and regulations.
A tribal court conviction can't be used to prove an Indian defendant is a repeat domestic violence offender if the defendant wasn't provided with an attorney.
On Friday, April 25, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of Judge Karen Schreier that the South Dakota Department of Corrections cannot ban tobacco from Native American inmates using it for religious purposes.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Indian inmates in a dispute over tobacco use.
The Sunday magazine of The New York Times has published a lengthy feature on the murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.
A federal judge is campaigning for the release of Dana Deegan, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota who was convicted for the death of her newborn son.
Members of the Spirit Lake Nation who supported the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota appear to have conceded defeat after a ruling from the...
The Spirit Lake Nation lacks standing to sue over the retirement of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals...
The Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa must go through the federal recognition process in order to follow the Indian Reorganization Act, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on...
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will convene an en banc panel next month to clear up conflicting decisions in two Indian Country sexual assault cases. James Bruguier was charged...
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and sentence of a woman who stole from the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota. Patricia Robertson, a tribal member, administered...
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next month in a "Fighting Sioux" lawsuit. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe...
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Conviction of former Crow Creek Sioux Tribe chairman upheld...
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Duane Big Eagle, the former chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Big Eagle was convicted of...
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued conflicting decisions in two Indian Country sexual assault cases on Thursday. James Bruguier was charged with sexual abuse of an incapacitated person for...
Some recent appeals court decisions in Indian criminal cases. Murder case from Colville Reservation In an unpublished decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of...