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Trump administration argues against tribal sovereignty in Supreme Court case
Trump administration argues against tribal sovereignty in Supreme Court case (November 27, 2018)

The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.


North Dakota tribal organization passes on #NoDAPL foe with endorsement
North Dakota tribal organization passes on #NoDAPL foe with endorsement (July 28, 2017)

Despite tribal complaints, Drew Wrigley, who called Dakota Access Pipeline opponents 'unlawful,' appears poised to secure the top federal prosecutor's spot in North Dakota.


Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)

The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.


Tim Purdon and Bryan Sells: Indian Country faces barriers to voting
Tim Purdon and Bryan Sells: Indian Country faces barriers to voting (September 2, 2016)

Significant barriers to voting exist throughout Indian Country today.


Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty
Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty (June 14, 2016)

Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues IHS over shutdown
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues IHS over shutdown (May 6, 2016)

In an effort to hold the federal government responsible for promises made to the Lakota people, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has partnered with some heavy hitters to reopen the emergency room on the reservation.


Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities
Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (May 2, 2016)

The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.


Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket
Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket (April 18, 2016)

US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.


Native Sun News: Alex White Plume weighs next move on hemp
Native Sun News: Alex White Plume weighs next move on hemp (April 12, 2016)

After living under the watchful eye of the federal government for the last 15 years, the trailblazing Pine Ridge hemp farmer can finally breathe a measure of relief.


Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume wins round in hemp case
Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume wins round in hemp case (April 8, 2016)

In a ruling that is being called a win for tribal sovereignty a federal judge has lifted a decade old injunction against an Oglala Lakota farmer that prevented him from cultivating industrial hemp.


Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 29, 2016)

Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.


Stakes raised as Supreme Court weighs domestic violence case
Stakes raised as Supreme Court weighs domestic violence case (February 16, 2016)

Before the passing of Antonin Scalia, the justices agreed to determine whether tribal court convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.


Ex-US Attorney welcomes review of domestic violence case
Ex-US Attorney welcomes review of domestic violence case (December 17, 2015)

The U.S. Supreme Court is looking closely at a federal law aimed at protecting Native women from repeat domestic violence offenders.


Former US Attorney backs review of domestic violence case
Former US Attorney backs review of domestic violence case (November 13, 2015)

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to ensure that American Indian and Alaska Native women everywhere are protected from repeat domestic violence offenders.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe feared raid of marijuana resort
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe feared raid of marijuana resort (November 10, 2015)

A meeting with Department of Justice officials in Washington, D.C., raised some significant legal issues.


Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation
Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation (October 26, 2015)

Federal agents said they found over 30,000 marijuana plants on the reservation but the tribe insisted it was only growing hemp, a


Alex White Plume asks court for permission to plant hemp crop
Alex White Plume asks court for permission to plant hemp crop (July 31, 2015)

Former U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon wants tribes to be treated the same as states when it comes to legalized hemp.


Session at RES DC meeting explores marijuana in Indian Country
Session at RES DC meeting explores marijuana in Indian Country (June 17, 2015)

Interest in marijuana is growing but tribes are being urged to move with caution as they enter the new industry.


US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm
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US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm (February 20, 2015)

Tim Purdon from North Dakota and Brendan Johnson from South Dakota are known for putting a priority on Indian Country.


Opinion: Violence Against Women Act brings hope on tribal land
Opinion: Violence Against Women Act brings hope on tribal land (April 11, 2013)

Tim Purdon, the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, and Janelle Moos, the executive director of the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services, discuss tribal provisions in S.47, the Violence...


US Attorney in North Dakota hosts   listening session with tribes
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US Attorney in North Dakota hosts listening session with tribes (March 17, 2011)

Tim Purdon, the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, held a tribal listening session on Wednesday. Purdon wants to improve public safety in Indian Country. He has assigned an assistant federal...