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Filed Under: Law | National | Recognition
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (07/01)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (06/30)
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Jemez Pueblo gets second shot at making case for ancestral land (06/29)
In a unanimous decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress has never extinguished aboriginal title to the area in question.

Filed Under: Health | Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian Country (06/29)
The Supreme Court once again affirmed the legality of the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (06/26)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes tread new ground in states without marriage equality laws (06/24)
The Tlingit and Haida Tribes has had trouble getting its laws recognized by the state of Alaska.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Law | National | Politics
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (06/24)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: A dream from the Black Hills stays alive (06/18)
I realized that what I see today and in my dream originates largely from the loss of the Lakota nuclear family unit.

Filed Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state (06/17)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeal rebuked state and local authorities in Utah for repeatedly challenging the sovereignty of the tribe.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
White House questions 'misplaced priorities' in appropriations bill (06/16)
The Office of Management and Budget is calling for more funding for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Agua Caliente Band won't pursue certain taxation claims in lawsuit (06/15)
The tribe is only challenging one county's tax despite attempts by other agencies to inject other claims into the lawsuit.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: All men are created equal except 'Indian savages' (06/15)
The foundations of the United States of America are blatantly unjust. This land was stolen.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years (06/15)
The justices granted a petition in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a closely-watched case.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Water agencies granted early appeal in Agua Caliente Band case (06/12)
Two water agencies are trying to stop the case before the tribe's water rights are quantified.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Judge sanctions plaintiffs and attorneys in Dakota land dispute (06/11)
The Wolfchild plaintiffs also were ordered to post a $200,000 appeal bond after losing yet another ruling in their long-running case.

Filed Under: Law | National
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backs marriage equality law (06/10)
Tribal members endorsed the change in law in a non-binding referendum last December.

Filed Under: Law | National
Supreme Court needs more time to review tribal jurisdiction case (06/08)
Dollar General, a publicly-traded company with $17.5 billion in revenues, is trying to avoid the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Pinoleville Pomo Nation faces prosecution over marijuana plants (06/05)
The district attorney disputes a claim that his office won't go after operations with under 200 plants.

Filed Under: Law | National
Siletz Tribe becomes latest to join marriage equality movement (06/04)
The council took action after tribal members overwhelmingly said they favored a change in laws.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Pinoleville Pomo Nation starts planting marijuana on reservation (06/04)
The tribe has cautiously put 25 plants on one parcel and 26 on another and is inviting the county sheriff to come and eradicate that last plant.

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