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A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.
For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.
Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.
'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.
Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.
President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
The court’s gone conservative. But there’s pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.
For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status.
The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking the nation's highest court to rule on a controversial sovereign immunity issue.
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.
Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?
Oral arguments in a closely-watched treaty rights case take place on January 8, 2019.
A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.
A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
The Supreme Court made it harder to designate critical habitat for endangered species, in a ruling that business and property rights groups said corrects federal government overreach.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.
It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.
Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.
Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.
Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was barred from the Supreme Court because he was wearing a headdress.
Federal Indian law traces back to a religious doctrine that treats indigenous peoples as inferior, as 'heathens' and 'infidels.'
Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.
One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The recently confirmed Supreme Court justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.
Oral arguments in a closely-watched reservation boundary case take place on November 27.
A controversial county sheriff who was convicted of racial profiling plans to take his case to the Supreme Court.
A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.
Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.
Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.
Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.
The Supreme Court has let stand an Obama-era moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Survivors of sexual assault like Christine Blasey Ford deserve our support, not our opposition.
The Supreme Court's Carcieri ruling has created an unfair, immoral obstacle to many tribes.