The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?
A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.
Oral arguments in a closely-watched reservation boundary case take place on November 27.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.
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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has settled sexual abuse lawsuits that had been filed in tribal court.
Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than any other ethnicity, and Native women face domestic and sexual violence at disproportionately high levels.
The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.
Native women are being murdered and sexually assaulted at far higher rates than other American women.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
The state of Wisconsin is promising not to interfere with the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe's hemp and CBD business.
The Violence Against Women Act will expire in two months unless Congress takes action.
Authorities in South Dakota say 22 percent of active felony warrants are for fugitives on four reservations.
Of 55 Indian law cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1988 and 2018 Anthony Kennedy ruled against tribes a whopping 80 percent of the time.
Voters in Oklahoma eagerly embraced marijuana for medical purposes this week but don't expect to partake in Indian Country.
Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.
Native women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States.
The Tohono O'odham Nation has opened a criminal investigation after one of its citizens was struck by a Border Patrol vehicle.
A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a death penalty case that could significantly change the legal definition of Indian Country in Oklahoma.
The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.
For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.
For decades, tribal law enforcement had to refer serious crime to federal or state agencies with scant resources – and little interest, critics say – to investigate those crimes.
Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.
Throughout Indian Country tribal governments assume that the United States is bound to Indian treaty obligations.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.
With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.
The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.
A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases 'has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era,' according to a new report.
The Miccosukee Tribe is defending its handling of a child welfare case that has drawn national attention.
Prior to enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, tribes lacked authority to prosecute non-Indians who abused their partners.
Sites like Airbnb are boasting tens of thousands of stays in Palm Springs, California, but some want to change that.
An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.