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Filed Under: Law | National
Lakota Voice: Rosebud Sioux Tribe probes hiring of top attorney (02/24)
he Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is investigating whether its attorney general falsely claimed membership in Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.

Filed Under: Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: Citizenship vs. membership in a tribal nation (02/21)
Simon Moya-Smith discusses a touchy subject in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status (02/12)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a dispute over a criminal defendant's Indian status.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit determines defendant doesn't meet 'Indian' status (09/20)
A defendant's tribal enrollment certificate isn't enough to prove he is an Indian for purposes of federal law, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit withdraws decision for defendant's Indian status (08/21)
For the second time this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn an opinion affecting a criminal defendant's Indian status.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jennifer Gapetz: Baby Veronica is a Cherokee Nation citizen (06/26)
Jennifer Gapetz, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has a message for the media in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

Filed Under: Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: The rez of the story on enrollment matters (06/25)
Vince Two Eagles discusses tribal enrollment matters on his Rez of the Story column.

Filed Under: Law | National
This Land: One man's fight for Cherokee Freedmen justice (05/22)
This Land Magazine publishes a lengthy article about the Freedmen citizenship dispute within the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the role played by David Cornsilk, a tribal member: On an...

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit to resolve tribal membership issues in crime cases (04/19)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to reconsider two decisions involving the "Indian" status of criminal defendants. In US v. Zepeda, the court held that a "certificate of...

Filed Under: Law | National
Graton Rancheria restricts ability to remove members from roll (04/05)
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California adopted a constitution in January that makes it harder for the tribe to remove people from the rolls. People can be removed...

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit rules tribal document isn't proof of 'Indian' status (03/18)
An "unauthenticated" enrollment document from the Colorado River Indian Tribes isn't sufficient to prove a defendant's "Indian" status, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday. Edgar Alvirez, Jr....

Filed Under: Law | National
Freedmen anticipate Cherokee Nation appeal to Supreme Court (03/14)
The president of the Descendants Of Freedmen Of The Five Civilized Tribes expects the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Freedmen citizenship dispute....

Filed Under: Law | National
DC Circuit won't reconsider decision in Cherokee Freedmen suit (03/13)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals won't reconsider a decision that said the leader of the Cherokee Nation can be sued for by Freedmen descendants. The tribe asked the court...

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Group presses Snoqualmie Tribe to address membership issues (03/12)
Excluded members of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington are hoping to resolve some long-standing enrollment issues. Enrollment is open to anyone with 1/8 Snoqualmie blood. But the tribe has never...

Filed Under: Opinion
Jay Daniels: Cherokee Nation should determine its citizenship (01/25)
"I have always been proud to be a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. I wasn’t looking for benefits, or because it was trendy, I’ve received no other tribal...

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Harlan McKosato: Tribal membership evolves every generation (01/21)
"The issue of tribal citizenship is arguably the most equivocal topic in Indian Country today. The whole concept of blood quantum is as ambiguous as it is puzzling. Native American...

Filed Under: Law
MPR: White Earth Band weighs removal of blood quantum test (01/16)
"Citizens of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe will vote on constitution reforms in a referendum planned for this summer. The proposed new constitution includes a controversial provision that would...

Filed Under: National
Cowlitz Tribe cuts service to men who questioned enrollment (01/11)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington has cut off services to two men who questioned the lineage of some top leaders. Steve Meyers and his cousin Thomas Hill were also banned...

Filed Under: National
Researcher claims Washington Indian roll from 1919 is unreliable (01/07)
An anthropologist claims a Washington Indian roll from 1919 is unreliable. Indian agent Charles Roblin compiled the Schedule of Unenrolled Indians to ensure unenrolled Indians received treaty and other benefits....

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
President Obama signs Bridgeport land and Pascua Yaqui bills (12/21)
President Barack Obama signed two Indian bills into law on Thursday. H.R.2467 places approximately 39.36 acres in trust for the Bridgeport Indian Colony of California The tribe gained federal recognition...

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