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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights (10/23)
The chairman of the Sitka Tribe, says Republican Dan Sullivan has trampled on Alaska Native rights.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska court allows adoption of Native child by non-Native couple (10/03)
The court finds that the Native preference provisions in the Indian Child Welfare Act do not apply

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Filed Under: Health | Law
WAER: ICWA matters handled in 'kangaroo courts' in South Dakota (08/29)
The Department of Justice is siding with tribes in an Indian Child Welfare Act dispute in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: DOJ backs tribes in ICWA case in South Dakota (08/21)
The Department of Justice filed a brief last week supporting the legal positions of several tribes and parents in their lawsuit against the state of South Dakota for its handlings of a specific part of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Filed Under: Law
Court in California won't let Choctaw girl be placed with relatives (08/19)
The tribe wanted her to placed with blood relatives in Utah.

Filed Under: Law | National
Hundreds mourn death of six-year-old girl from Nooksack Tribe (08/18)
Jenise Wright was remembered as a happy, outgoing girl who was always smiling and eager to make friends.

Filed Under: National
San Carlos Apache Tribe looking to increase enrollment numbers (08/14)
Disenrollment is a controversial issue in Indian Country but one tribe is trying to go in the opposite direction in terms of enrollment.

Filed Under: Law | National
Slain six-year-old girl is daughter of woman from Nooksack Tribe (08/13)
A 17-year-old neighbor of the family will be charged as adult for the murder of the young girl.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Pevar: Indian children are being taken from their homes (07/25)
Attorney Steven Pevar of the ACLU explains why tribes and Indian parents are suing South Dakota.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Editorial: A landmark decision for tribal sovereignty in Alaska (07/21)
Newspaper comments on decision that recognizes tribal court authority in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes seek final judgment in ICWA dispute (07/21)
Lawyers working on behalf of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux tribe and four Native American families have asked a court to issue a judgment.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Supreme Court sides with tribe in child welfare dispute (07/18)
Decision affirms tribal court jurisdiction in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Lamwakers introduce bill for adoption tax credit for Indian parents (07/09)
The Tribal Adoption Parity Act recognizes tribal determinations for special needs children.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes in South Dakota seek control over child welfare programs (06/27)
Applications come amid tribal complaints about too many Indian children in non-Indian homes.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: New police chief focuses on Indian cold cases (06/16)
With over sixteen years of wide experience within the Rapid City Police Department, Lt. Elias Diaz was chosen to take the seat of Chief of Police.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Genocide continues unabated in South Dakota (06/09)
Albert Bender says not much has changed in South Dakota with regard to the Indian Child Welfare Act and the treatment of Indian children.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Judge tries to make court friendly for Alaska Natives (06/05)
Elise Patkotak reflects on justice for Alaska Natives in a rural courtroom.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Ennis: Resilience and emotional healing in Indian Country (05/26)
Donna Ennis reflects on a career that started with the Indian Child Welfare Act and continues with efforts to address historical, intergenerational and cultural trauma.

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