More: sovereignty

Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court
Law | National
Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (February 21, 2018)
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.

Agency that targeted tribal lenders in line for even more big changes
Business | National | Politics
Agency that targeted tribal lenders in line for even more big changes (February 20, 2018)
The Trump administration continues to chart a dramatic new course for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency that targeted tribal lending businesses during the Obama era.

Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill
Law | National | Politics
Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights
Opinion
Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights (February 12, 2018)
It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.

Mark Trahant: Stop Disenrollment campaign returns for third year
National | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Stop Disenrollment campaign returns for third year (February 7, 2018)
Great nations don’t kick out their relations.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)
There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.

Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty

Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty (January 31, 2018)
The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.

GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election
Law | Politics
GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)
It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones'
Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)
Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.

YES! Magazine: Imagination and the movement for Hawaiian sovereignty
National
YES! Magazine: Imagination and the movement for Hawaiian sovereignty (January 29, 2018)
Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs more stories like 'Sovereignty' play
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs more stories like 'Sovereignty' play (January 29, 2018)
Indian Country needs a canon of stories. A collection of memory that every child knows growing up.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative'
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative' (January 26, 2018)
Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is a campaign to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits tribal sovereignty.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award
Arts & Entertainment | National
Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award (January 22, 2018)
Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has won a $50,000 United States Artists Award.

Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry
Business | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)
Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.

Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
Health | National
Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)
A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
Arts & Entertainment
Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)
A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
National | Politics
Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)
A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities
Opinion | Technology
Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities (December 18, 2017)
The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend (December 13, 2017)
When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful

Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
Business | Law | National
Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has been relatively uneventful so far for Indian Country but a little shakeup is on the way.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.

Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better'
Opinion
Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better' (November 28, 2017)
It is time for Native Americans to finally receive the honor and respect we rightfully deserve in our own lands.

Leland McGee: California agency attacks tribal sovereignty with marijuana rules
Opinion
Leland McGee: California agency attacks tribal sovereignty with marijuana rules (November 28, 2017)
All tribes should recognize the dangerous precedent California is establishing in state-tribal relations throughout Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry
Business | Law | National | Politics
Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (November 17, 2017)
The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)
Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.

Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes
Opinion
Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes (November 9, 2017)
With his policy towards public lands, President Trump is continuing a dark chapter in our history, writes professor Gregory Ablavsky.

Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington
Law
Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington (November 6, 2017)
The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins state court recognition of ruling against non-Indians
Law
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins state court recognition of ruling against non-Indians (November 6, 2017)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is welcoming a new court decision that recognizes judgments from its judicial system.

Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision
Law | Politics
Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision (October 24, 2017)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is considered a 'local' government under the Michigan constitution, the state's appeals court ruled.

House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act (October 19, 2017)
A controversial Indian lands bill that faced repeated opposition during the Obama administration is seeing new life in the Trump era.

Cronkite News: 'Tribal Justice' documentary highlights issues facing tribal courts
Law | National
Cronkite News: 'Tribal Justice' documentary highlights issues facing tribal courts (October 2, 2017)
Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary 'Tribal Justice.'

James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation (September 29, 2017)
The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)
Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty
Business | Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems
Canada | Education | Opinion
The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems (September 13, 2017)
It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.

Kenan Malik: Indigenous peoples face silence and romanticization in Australia
Opinion | World
Kenan Malik: Indigenous peoples face silence and romanticization in Australia (September 13, 2017)
The demand for recognition and a distinct Indigenous voice emerges from the historical denial of both in Australia, author Kenan Malik writes in The New York Times.

Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples (September 12, 2017)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is more rightly described as a document imposed on dominated peoples, Steven Newcomb writes.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong (September 11, 2017)
Some of the best days in Indian Country occurred during periods of a vigorous and independent press.

Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis
Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis (September 7, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that could resolve a long-running governance crisis on the reservation.

Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book (August 28, 2017)
With her new book, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty (August 25, 2017)
Dark, disturbing truths can hide within the seemingly beneficial intent of the Indian Reorganization Act.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case
Law
Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)
A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)
We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.

Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination
Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination (August 17, 2017)
How can aboriginal sovereignty—from ‘time immemorial’—coexist with British sovereignty created 200 years ago? Peter d'Errico asks the question on Indian Country Media Network.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
Environment | Law | National
Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)
The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization (August 8, 2017)
Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas (August 7, 2017)
There is a false assumption today that Native people have inherited from our ancestors an obligation to meekly accept dominating ideas and judgment, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
Business | Law | National | Politics
Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations (July 24, 2017)
Our original nations did not develop the words that are now being used to oppress our lives and our territories, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law (July 20, 2017)
Most Native people still do not realize that a mentally created ‘reality’ of Christian domination is embedded in the Johnson v. M’Intosh ruling, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county
Law | National
Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county (July 19, 2017)
The Bishop Paiute Tribe is returning to federal court to face off against a longtime nemesis in California.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations (July 6, 2017)
The U.S. exhibits its purposeful and continual domination of Indians through the use of carefully constructed phrases, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
Environment | Law | National
Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently (July 5, 2017)
What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Addressing the real problem with immigration in America
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Addressing the real problem with immigration in America (July 3, 2017)
The debate on immigration requires addressing the domination of the original peoples of the land, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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