Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
Tribes in Maine will finally be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians thanks to a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act.
Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.
One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared.
Native advocates have long questioned Steve King's priorities. Now Republicans are turning against him.
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
Federal prosecutors in Indian Country declined a third of referred cases in 2017, a quarter of which were sexual assault cases.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
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.
Indigenous women and girls are going missing and murdered at alarming rates.
Native women are coming forward with complaints about their treatment at the National Congress of American Indians.
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.
Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.
Proponents remain hopeful about the future and the potential for the Tribal Law and Order Act and other legislation to help Native women.
A controversial bill is a threat to tribal sovereignty, the leader of the National Congress of American Indians said.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will advance a bill to compensate the Spokane Tribe and another to update the Tribal Law and Order Act at a business meeting.
The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.
The Navajo Nation has joined the small but growing list of tribes with access to national criminal databases.
The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on public safety with bills to address victim services, human trafficking and missing and murdered women.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is moving quickly on legislation to address pressing public safety and justice issues in tribal communities.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.
The Department of Justice is expanding a program that gives tribes access to federal criminal databases.
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.
Law enforcement on the reservation in Montana believe the information will help them address drug trafficking and other crimes.
The new leader of the Department of Justice is heeding calls to pay more attention to high rates of crime in Indian Country.
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
A key provision of the Tribal Law and Order Act is still being implemented by the Obama administration.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe pf Arizona will be entering orders of protection and domestic violence criminal convictions into a key national system.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) questioned whether non-Whites have contributed to advances in society.
The state assumed authority under Public Law 280 more than 50 years ago.
The county took offense after the Obama administration sided with the tribe and confirmed that the Mille Lacs Reservation continues to exist.
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.
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 and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
A unanimous decision from the nation's highest court ensures that Native women in all states can be protected by a federal law that was written to address high rates of violence in tribal communities.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't saying much about the brutal attack.
Allison H. Eid doesn't have much of a record on Indian issues at the Colorado Supreme Court but her husband is well known for his advocacy efforts.
Chairman Floyd Azure said women and girls on the Montana reservation are selling themselves for drugs.
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.
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.
The remnants of colonization are strong. It will take years to undo. But the solution to this problem is tribal self-governance.
Violence on tribal nations has its roots in colonization and it has taken new forms under capitalism and neoliberalism.
A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.
Three panels will discuss ways to improve justice systems in Indian Country by focusing on law enforcement, courts and re-entry and recidivism.
The committee will discuss ways to improve justice systems in Indian Country.
The state of Iowa could relinquish authority over crimes committed by tribal members on the Meskwaki Settlement.
Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin still managed to make news by promising tougher punishments for drugs dealers and gang members under federal law.
Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin said the decision will help the tribe combat drugs and gangs.
Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database
The Department of Justice sent an investigation and prosecution report to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee less than one hour before a hearing on the Tribal Law and Order Act.
Three federal officials and one tribal leader will testify about justice systems in Indian Country.
The law was the first significant Indian Country crime bill enacted by Congress in decades.
The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.
The Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act requires presiding judges with law degrees.
Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database.
Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy five firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database.
The 23rd annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference is underway in Colorado.