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A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader in less than two weeks.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Citizens and officials of the Miccosukee Tribe are being sued in connection with a child welfare dispute that drew national attention last year.
Family members of Jessie Renae Waters want answers for her death on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Three Sioux tribes continue to face questions about their efforts to manage an Indian Health Service facility.
Three tribes are seeking to manage a troubled Indian Health Service facility but some of their citizens are questioning the move.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has settled sexual abuse lawsuits that had been filed in tribal court.
Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than any other ethnicity, and Native women face domestic and sexual violence at disproportionately high levels.
Alvin 'A.J.' Not Afraid, the chairman of the Crow Tribe, no longer has to worry about being arrested.
The Crow Tribe hasn't paid judicial branch employees and a judge is seeking action.
Patty Shangreaux addressed her grandson's murder with the dignity of a grandmother and the pain only a victim can convey.
Kylen Shangreaux died after being returned to the care of his mother on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
A driver is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.
Of 55 Indian law cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1988 and 2018 Anthony Kennedy ruled against tribes a whopping 80 percent of the time.
The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
Native women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States.
The Supreme Court has once again delayed action in an Indian Country violence case that few believe has a chance at being heard.
A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.
The Supreme Court has had a busy few months dealing with Indian law cases but one petition seems to be troubling the justices a bit.
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.
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.
A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.
A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases 'has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era,' according to a new report.
An Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman who victimized women on the reservation is facing prison time.
The Miccosukee Tribe is defending its handling of a child welfare case that has drawn national attention.
Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.
The Miccosukee Tribe is under fire after taking a newborn from her parents due to allegations of abuse.
Prior to enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, tribes lacked authority to prosecute non-Indians who abused their partners.
With so many people visiting the tribal complex each year, the new court space should alleviate congestion for both employees and tribal citizens.
L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.
Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.
Women hold the top judicial positions in two tribes, the Navajo Nation and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Methamphetamine use has been an epidemic on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for the past decade.
A prominent federal judge who has questioned whether certain criminal laws should be based on 'Indian blood' and whether tribal courts are fair is resigning after being repeatedly accused of sexual harassment.
The Cherokee Nation is attempting to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid epidemic in northeastern Oklahoma but the tribe's lawsuit may never get off the ground.
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is welcoming a new court decision that recognizes judgments from its judicial system.
The Pawnee Nation is attempting to hold the energy industry accountable for damage suffered during a 2016 earthquake.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is accepting a ruling that requires the tribe to recognize all marriages.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a complete council after a second round of voting took place for one disputed seat.
Two non-Indian parents filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the state of Minnesota from transferring Indian child custody cases to tribes.
It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over.
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.'
The Yerington Paiute Tribe is trying to hold the prior owners of an abandoned copper mine in Nevada accountable for polluting the environment.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe will be able to remove 65 people from the rolls thanks to a decision from its court system.
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.
A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.
The Cherokee Nation is ready to proceed with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, the tribe's top legal official said.
A former chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is giving up nearly $3 million after being mistakenly overpaid by an energy developer on his tribe's reservation
The opioid epidemic is ripping apart families, straining our tribal resources and wreaking havoc across the Cherokee Nation.
The Cherokee Nation is defending its right to pursue drug companies and drug stores for flooding its homeland with prescription opioids.