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Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offensesFiled Under: Law
Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses (01/11)
The Anvik Tribe will develop culturally-appropriate punishments for those who choose to go through its system.
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdictionFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (01/11)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) refused to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to high rates of crime.
Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-IndiansFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (01/10)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purgeFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (12/22)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (12/12)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (12/09)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (12/07)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifleFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifle (10/31)
Kyle Thompson, a military veteran from North Dakota, confirmed he was working for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girlsFiled Under: Law | National | World
White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls (10/13)
Top officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are working to address high levels of violence.
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust landFiled Under: Law | Trust
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land (10/05)
The tribe went to court after the village of Hobart threatened to interfere with a popular family festival.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (09/12)
Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to scheduleFiled Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule (09/06)
The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.
Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protestFiled Under: Law
Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest (08/30)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.
Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty caseFiled Under: Law | National
Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case (08/24)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.
Chemehuevi Tribe wins decision barring county from citing membersFiled Under: Law
Chemehuevi Tribe wins decision barring county from citing members (08/23)
A federal judge agreed that the California tribe's sovereignty is at stake in a dispute with the local sheriff.
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal courtFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal court (08/22)
The tribe is defending its court system from an 'attack' by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota (08/17)
Indian Country has dealt with the likes of Slade Gorton and other anti-Indian politicians but there is one who is potentially far more dangerous lurking just off the radar.
Non-Indians enter pleas in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana caseFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Non-Indians enter pleas in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana case (08/16)
One consultant pleaded guilty to a marijuana charge while the other is contesting a charge filed by the state of South Dakota.
Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereigntyFiled Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty (08/11)
Will a new court ruling put an end to 40 years of litigation? Tribal leaders hope so.
Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another timeFiled Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time (08/10)
The tribe has won the case seven times in the last 40 years. But officials in Utah keep on fighting.
Muscogee Nation brothers accused of murder in messy jurisdictional caseFiled Under: Law | National
Muscogee Nation brothers accused of murder in messy jurisdictional case (08/09)
The Osage Nation charged Jeremy Reece and Tyler Reece after murder charges in Oklahoma court were dismissed.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional roleFiled Under: Law | National
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional role (07/18)
The state assumed authority under Public Law 280 more than 50 years ago.
Lakota Country Times: Senate committee approves tribal justice billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Senate committee approves tribal justice bill (07/06)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed a bill that could strengthen the ability of tribal courts to hold offenders accountable.
Mille Lacs Band slams county for ending law enforcement dealFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Mille Lacs Band slams county for ending law enforcement deal (06/30)
The county took offense after the Obama administration sided with the tribe and confirmed that the Mille Lacs Reservation continues to exist.
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girlsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National | Politics
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (06/29)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (06/29)
Whether you’re a mom, dad, or grandparent, state and tribal programs can now work together in a spirit of cooperation to help make child support a reliable source of income for children.
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction disputeFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute (06/28)
A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising sessionFiled Under: Law | National
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (06/24)
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.
Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New MexicoFiled Under: Law | National
Non-Indian man charged for trespassing at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico (06/24)
The tribe banished Steve Romero in February 2016 but he has repeatedly returned to the reservation.
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court systemFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system (06/23)
Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.
Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction caseFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (06/23)
Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (06/22)
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine (06/22)
Maine’s tribes need a relationship with the state just as the state can’t ignore the 8,000 tribal members who live here.
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdictionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (06/21)
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authorityFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (06/21)
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual termFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (06/20)
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meetingFiled Under: Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (06/20)
Bills to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians, improve law and order in Indian Country and boost tribal participation on federal forest lands are on the agenda.
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country (06/17)
Key members of Congress vowed to support an expansion of tribal jurisdiction after a new report exposed the extent of the crisis.
Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case (06/16)
With the nation's highest court down to just eight members, the justices appear to be unable to come to a clear consensus in the closely-watched dispute.
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women ActFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (06/15)
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.
Capitol Hill briefing set on violence against Native women and menFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Capitol Hill briefing set on violence against Native women and men (06/14)
A new report from the Department of Justice makes the case for expanding tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Matthew Fletcher: Takeaways from Supreme Court's new decisionFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Takeaways from Supreme Court's new decision (06/14)
Professor Matthew Fletcher analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Bryant, an Indian Country domestic violence case.
Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction dispute (06/13)
It's been 189 days since the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leadersFiled Under: Law | National
Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders (06/09)
The marks the start of a new government-to-government relationship between the Department of Justice and Alaska tribes.
Supreme Court debates 'inherent' tribal sovereignty in new rulingFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court debates 'inherent' tribal sovereignty in new ruling (06/09)
As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case, a different sovereignty dispute is exposing divisions on the nation's highest court.
Mormon Church faces third abuse lawsuit in Navajo Nation courtFiled Under: Law | National
Mormon Church faces third abuse lawsuit in Navajo Nation court (06/08)
So far, four victims have come forward after suffering abuse in the Indian Student Placement Program.
Richard Peterson: Strengthen tribal and state relations in AlaskaFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: Strengthen tribal and state relations in Alaska (06/07)
The state should stop wasting resources we don’t have on cases against its own citizens.
Clock keeps ticking on closely-watched tribal jurisdiction disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Clock keeps ticking on closely-watched tribal jurisdiction dispute (06/06)
The Dollar General case remains the oldest on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water processFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water process (06/01)
Tribes no longer have to demonstrate that they in fact have the 'inherent' authority to regulate waters on their lands.
Mormon Church disputes tribal jurisdiction in Navajo abuse caseFiled Under: Law | National
Mormon Church disputes tribal jurisdiction in Navajo abuse case (06/01)
The Mormon Church is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will settle the matter by ruling in a closely-watched jurisdiction case.
Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction caseFiled Under: Law | National
Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case (05/31)
The Supreme Court appears deadlocked as the clock continues to tick on the Dollar General case.
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (05/24)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction caseFiled Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (05/23)
It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case (05/19)
The justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians more than 160 days ago and only one other case is older.
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authorityFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (05/19)
Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course
Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex traffickingFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking (05/18)
Chairman Floyd Azure said women and girls on the Montana reservation are selling themselves for drugs.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issuesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues (05/17)
Two landmark tribal justice laws have made a significant impact in Indian Country in the last six years and key members of Congress are looking to build on those gains.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three billsFiled Under: Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (05/16)
The committee will take testimony on bills to expand tribal jurisdiction, reauthorize the Tribal Law and Order Act and address leasing issues for a New Mexico tribe.
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction disputeFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute (05/16)
It's been 161 days since the justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Kevin Washburn: Empower tribes to prosecute reservation crimeFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Kevin Washburn: Empower tribes to prosecute reservation crime (05/11)
The remnants of colonization are strong. It will take years to undo. But the solution to this problem is tribal self-governance.

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