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.
Republican pushed an immigration bill through a party-line vote after preventing Democrats from offering amendments to it.
A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.
A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.
One of President Trump's court nominees tried to dispel concerns about his record on tribal law, saying his previous work did not reflect how he would rule as a judge.
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are opposing one of President Trump's judicial nominees.
Protesters outside of a heated Senate hearing seemed to have already made up their minds about Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
Republicans are intent on advancing Brett Kavanaugh even as more Alaska Natives oppose the controversial Supreme Court nominee.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.
Alaska tribes, despite being more than the nation's capital, know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh's agenda.
During the majority of his time in the House and Senate, John McCain was a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
Immigration officials continue to face fire for separating migrant families at the U.S. border.
A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
The Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.
Donald Trump's nominee has a far better record when it comes to tribes than the man he would be replacing on the nation's highest court.
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The real estate mogul accused a federal judge of being biased due to his 'Mexican' heritage.
Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals participated in a contract support costs case that was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in January.
A key document that was withheld from the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe explains why Indian guardians lost 100 percent of cases before Judge Jeff Davis.
Senate Republicans are refusing to consider Merrick Garland as Indian Country awaits decisions in cases that affect tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction and protections for Native women.
A short list of five potential candidates is being widely cited in the media but it does not include anyone from Indian Country.
It’s time to recognize the ability of Indigenous women to restore the balance to not only our communities, but to all people; in fact, it’s long overdue.
The Senate Judiciary Committee said it won't hold hearings until a new president is sworn into office in January 2017.
An order that deprived Oglala Lakota County residents of the right to sit on trial juries in cases originating in their county has been ruled illegal.
'This is a victory for the residents of Oglala Lakota County,' attorney Charles Abourezk said.
Judge Jeff Davis had barred all residents of Oglala Lakota County, formerly known as Shannon County, from serving on juries.
A group of Indian plaintiffs want to see the messages to determine whether the former judge was biased in the courtroom.
Judge Jeff Davis in Pennington County removed Indian children from their families in 100 percent of the cases before him.
A panel of judges, officials, tribal leaders, attorneys and advocates are determining whether Indian criminal defendants face harsher sentences simply by being located on reservations.
Richard Cebull sent 'hundreds' of racist messages, including some about Native Americans, but their contents haven't been publicly disclosed.
An investigation said the judge send 'hundreds' of racist message, including some about Native Americans.
From the favorable Supreme Court decision in the Bay Mills case through the issuance by the U.S. Attorney General of principles for working with tribes, the year started and ended with key legal advancements for tribal interests.
Clifford Birdinground, a former chairman of the Crow Tribe who was convicted of bribery, wants to see the emails in hopes of clearing his name.
Attorneys for Clifford Birdinground question whether a federal judge was biased against Native Americans.
Judge won't allow use of name in court or in his rulings.
Former federal judge sent hundreds of inappropriate messages but they haven't been released.
Hopi woman is the first Native women to serve in the federal judiciary.
Diane Humetewa is the first Native woman in the federal judiciary.
The Senate is set to vote today on the nomination of Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.
The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning approved the nomination of Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on Tuesday for Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next Tuesday for Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.
Stephanie Woodard reports on an investigation that found a federal judge in Montana used his government e-email account to send 'hundreds' of inappropriate messages, including some about Native Americans.
A retired federal judge who sent a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama from his government account sent "hundreds" of inappropriate messages, including some about Native Americans.
President Barack Obama has resubmitted the nomination of Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe, to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.
Writer welcomes the nomination of Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe, as a federal judge in Arizona.
Writer welcomes the nomination of Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, as federal judge in Arizona.
Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, is winning praise as the first Native American woman to be nominated for a federal judgeship
President Barack Obama has nominated Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe, to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.