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Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (01/20)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe want treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Filed Under: Opinion
Benjamin Agimuk: Regional tribal government can work in Alaska (01/20)
Alaska's tribes are the weakest in the nation. We were never treated as sovereign until well after statehood.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation's modern path to sovereignty (01/20)
As our newly elected leaders face challenges and our citizens feel a sense of crisis in our leadership, I offer my words as reflection on the past and the future of our nation.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
MPR: Red Lake Nation takes a small step towards legal marijuana (01/16)
David Manuel, an enrolled member of Red Lake Nation and an advocate for producing marijuana, argues that the industry would provide an economic opportunity for Red Lake.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Chumash Tribe slams official for questioning 'reservation system' (01/16)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe must repeatedly battle local officials who don't respect its sovereignty.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer (01/16)
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ray Cook: Resolution for 2015 -- Use our lands or lose our lands (01/07)
No one stole our lands; if they did then, where did they take them?

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Protecting tribal sovereignty fits into GOP philosophy (12/31)
Attorneys Philip Baker-Shenk and Paul Moorehead wonder if a Republican majority in Congress will benefit Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Dennis Hastings: Omaha tribal sovereignty for 2015 and beyond (12/26)
The Omaha now have an undisputed right to exercise their tribal sovereignty among the ancestral lands of the original 1854 Reservation external boundaries.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes (12/09)
Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty (11/28)
Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ben Shelly: There's a lot to be thankful for on the Navajo Nation (11/25)
It is a time of celebration and reflection on the sacrifices our ancestors made for us to be where we are today.

Filed Under: Law | National
GAO report looks at tribal implementation of Adam Walsh Act (11/20)
Tribes are doing better at implementing sex offender registries than state governments, eight years after the bill became law.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (11/19)
Alaska should be the model for Indian Country and state relations.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
DOJ task force calls for tribal jurisdiction in child abuse cases (11/18)
The Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence issues its report after a year of work.

Filed Under: Opinion
Joanne Shenandoah: Protect our Native children from violence (11/18)
The co-chairs of the Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence discuss how to protect Native children.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Tribes withdraw Internet lending lawsuit after losing decision (11/04)
The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians said fighting the state of New York consumed 'considerable resources.'

Filed Under: Opinion
Kyle Wark: Honor Native people by defending our sovereignty (11/03)
Why playing Indian never honors Native people.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Van Norman: Constitution mandates respect for treaties (11/03)
Attorney explains why the U.S. Constitution demands respect for the sovereignty of Indian nations.

Filed Under: Opinion
Andrew Curley: Election flap exposes troubles in Navajo Nation (11/03)
Writer and student calls on the Navajo Nation to enact policies to sustain tribal culture rather than legislate it.

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