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Cronkite News: Indian Country leaders support permanent water settlement fund
Cronkite News: Indian Country leaders support permanent water settlement fund (April 5, 2019)

Lack of water has been killing crops and livestock on the Tohono O’odham Nation and things will only get worse if federal funding is allowed to lapse.


Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court
Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court (October 29, 2018)

Leaders of the Yakama Nation are asking for Indian Country's support as the Supreme Court hears its first tribal case..


Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election
Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election (October 3, 2018)

Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.


Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights
Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights (July 19, 2018)

A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.


Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.


Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)

The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.


Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)

After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.


Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)

It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.


President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat
President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat (January 30, 2017)

Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.


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.


Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12
Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12 (June 15, 2016)

Tribes and tribal organizations say the new regulations will help prevent the breakup of families in their communities.


John Echohawk of Native American Rights Fund receives top honor
John Echohawk of Native American Rights Fund receives top honor (June 8, 2016)

The Pawnee Nation citizen is being honored with the 'Spirit of Keystone' award from the national Keystone Policy Center.


Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.


Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 24, 2016)

Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court
President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court (February 17, 2016)

The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia presents a historic opportunity to reshape the high court's impact in Indian Country.


Supreme Court agrees to review yet another Indian law dispute
Supreme Court agrees to review yet another Indian law dispute (December 14, 2015)

The justices will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.


Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court case
Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court case (October 20, 2015)

The state of Mississippi is submitting a brief in defense of the authority of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute (February 11, 2015)

An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.


Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute
Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute (December 8, 2014)

The justices won't let a county in New York file a late petition in a foreclosure case.


County files late appeal in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case
County files late appeal in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case (November 10, 2014)

The tribe and Indian Country have most likely been spared another round of concerns about their record before the Supreme Court.


Highlights from Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians
Highlights from Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians (October 15, 2013)

Highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 70th annual convention.


NARF/NCAI/NICWA: Case shows ugly side of   adoption industry
NARF/NCAI/NICWA: Case shows ugly side of adoption industry (April 16, 2013)

John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund, Jackie Pata of the National Congress of American Indians and Terry Cross of the National Indian Child Welfare Association discuss Adoptive Couple...


Federal judge approves 25 settlements in tribal trust lawsuits
Federal judge approves 25 settlements in tribal trust lawsuits (May 17, 2012)

A federal judge approved settlements in 25 tribal trust lawsuits on Wednesday, the Native American Rights Fund reported. Judge Thomas F. Hogan in Washington, D.C., approved the settlements for NARF's...


NARF cites Obama as catalyst for tribal trust settlements
NARF cites Obama as catalyst for tribal trust settlements (April 13, 2012)

President Barack Obama led the charge to settle 41 tribal trust cases, John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund said on Thursday. NARF, where Echohawk serves as executive director,...