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The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.
Corporations aren't supposed to own ranches in North Dakota but Dakota Access got away with it in the name of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.
The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
Thanks to the federal government and the Indian Reorganization Act, the dangerous concept of ‘membership’ has been codified by tribal governments, attorney Gabe Galanda writes on Indian Country Media Network.
'By and large President Obama got it wrong on disenrollment until the end of his presidency.'
'Our continued advocacy is important, especially as the Trump Administration and Congress pledge to re-write the U.S. tax code.'
'The disenrollment club is one club you don’t want your tribe to join.'
With each new powerful voice and refrain, the immorality of disenrollment is made plain.
Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.
An increasing number of tribes -- as many as 15% of all federally recognized tribes -- are destroying themselves and taking the lives of their own people.
Controversy is centering on the Nooksack Tribe, whose leaders are trying to remove 306 people from the rolls.
The Nooksack 306, a group of 306 people who are facing disenrollment, lost their strongest advocate when the tribal council disbarred Gabe Galanda and the Galanda Broadman firm.
The Washington tribe has apparently added 40 more people to the list of 306 who are already facing removal.
The tribal council disbarred prominent attorney Gabe Galanda, apparently without advance notice, leaving 306 disenrollees without a key advocate.
Michigan State University professor Matthew Fletcher, attorney Gabe Galanda, author Gyasi Ross and Michelle Roberts, who is facing removal from the Nooksack Tribe, discussed an issue affecting tribes nationwide.
NCAI, NIGA and regional inter-tribal associations do sit deliberately quiet in the face of a disenrollment epidemic.
That anti-disenrollment chorus grows—and grows louder—with each passing day, especially given the silence of national elected tribal leadership in the face of widespread Indian self-termination.
The tribe's attorneys were seeking contempt of court sanctions against a law firm and 86 descendants of a chief who signed an 1855 treaty.
If the Congress and White House align Republican in 2016, Indian Country will be hard pressed to stop any GOP enactment or re-enactment of draconian Indian policies.
Not only are 86 people being removed from the tribe, they are facing contempt of court sanctions for speaking out about their plight.
Even the most horrid drug dealers in non-tribal society are not divested of their American citizenship and identity when convicted for drug dealing.
Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.
It is only a matter of time before a tidal wave of tribal public opinion washes over the colonial practice—and hopefully washes it away.
Amidst the furor about Adam Sandler’s racist depiction of Indians in his forthcoming movie, consider another narrative about Indian Country that is increasingly being told by Hollywood.
With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.
Disenrollment is instead an exercise of federal removal, assimilation and termination policies, which tribes are now inflicting upon themselves.
Our disappointment with the ACLU’s decision to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Dan Synder’s R*****ns trademark runs deep.
Although disenrollment fundamentally converts Indians to non-Indians, offending tribes fail to appreciate that disenrollment also erodes the very sovereignty and territorial jurisdiction that Indian Country has fought so hard to restore.
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.
To be sure, tribal per capita distributions are presently catalyzing the most severe form of Indian poverty.
Law firms and lobbyists in Indian Country have learned a few tricks from the Jack Abramoff scandal.
Attorney Gabe Galanda says academics are partly to blame for the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country.
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the pitfalls of tribal per capita payments.
Attorney Gabe Galanda calls on apparel giant Nike to join the battle against racist mascots in sports.
Attorney Gabe Galanda says law firms and lobbyists have learned a few tricks from Jack Abramoff.
Attorney Gabe Galanda explains why Huy was formed to protect the religious rights of Indian inmates.
Attorney Gabe Galanda answers some questions about a BIA regulation.
Attorney Gabe Galanda says it's only a matter of time before the Internet lending industry in Indian Country closes up shop.
Attorney Anthony Broadman says tribal disenrollment efforts complete Slade Gorton's termination tactics.
Attorney Gabe Galanda says the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations violates the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Attorney Gabe Galanda blames the federal government for disenrollment disputes in Indian Country.
In response to the continued denial of religious freedoms to Native American prisoners in multiple states across the country, several prominent advocacy groups have approached the United Nations Human Rights Committee with a complaint.
Attorney Gabe Galanda identifies problems with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Attorney Gabe Galanda warns of problems with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., and attorney Gabriel Galanda, discuss the benefits of the New Markets Tax Credit in Indian Country.
Attorney Gabe Galanda says tribal issues should be addressed by marijuana regulations in Washington.
Attorney Gabe Galanda warns of federal law enforcement task forces in Indian Country.
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses how to protect tribal sovereignty from its greatest enemy -- state government.
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses court decision favoring Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and its treaty rights.
Attorney Gabe Galanda on threats to tribal sovereignty from federal and local law enforcement.
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
" There were several revelations from the Department of the Interior during its tribal consultation in Seattle last week. Interior officials successfully conveyed to Indian leaders their best of intentions...
"When the United States supposedly sent $1,000 checks to over 300,000 Indians in time for Christmas or the New Year, the holiday good tidings read: “South Dakota to receive $115M...
"States’ actions or decision-making that violate tribal rights are nothing new; from birth, America’s youngest sovereigns have challenged and attacked Indian tribes. What is new, however, is the possibility of...
"I did a double take when first checking The Seattle Times website for breaking election results the evening of Tuesday, August 7. By 8:30 p.m., in the race for Washington...
"This summer I was honored to speak before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding American Indian Treaty and consultation rights. During my first visit...
"Amidst partisan gridlock in the Beltway over national tax policy, Congress has allowed several tax incentives designed to attract private development and jobs to Indian Country, to expire. Others will...