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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation couple weighs court challenge to marriage law (08/03)
The Dine Marriage Act of 2005 bars the tribe from recognizing same-sex marriages.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: High court still relying on Christian doctrine (08/03)
The concepts, metaphors, and categories dreamed up by the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding rights of 'ascendency' and 'ultimate dominion' need to be rejected, repudiated and disestablished.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (07/30)
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix (07/29)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, includes some incentives for tribes that work with local and state governments.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (07/28)
Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix (07/27)
The 114th Congress is finally seeing some movementon a long-pressing issue in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (07/24)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | Politics
House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/23)
Lawmakers weigh land-into-trust and subsistence issues at sparsely-attended hearing.

Filed Under: Recognition | Trust
Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (07/13)
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (07/09)
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing (07/09)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.

Filed Under: Law | National
Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants (07/09)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community will continue to serve a lengthy sentence -- 90 years and three month -- for a shooting and assault that occurred in 2008.

Filed Under: Law | National
Conservative group disputes legality of Indian Child Welfare Act (07/08)
Speakers at a press conference made repeated reference to blood quantum, implying that children who may not appear to be Indian are not actually Indian.

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Judge backs Native youth in battle over NFL team's racist mascot (07/08)
A federal judge rejected a slew of challenges raised by the Washington professional football organization.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit divided on tribal convictions in domestic violence cases (07/07)
The use of tribal convictions in domestic violence cases could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: U.S. keeps original nations in a state of captivity (07/07)
The United States government has justified its rapacious, deadly, and kleptomaniacal behavior toward our nations on the basis of dominating and dehumanizing metaphors that it lives by.

Filed Under: Law | National
Conservative group to file class action lawsuit to challenge ICWA (07/06)
The Goldwater Institute claims Indian children are being hurt by compliance with the 1978 law.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma (07/06)
The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund and current and former members of Congress are supporting repatriation of the legendary athlete.

Filed Under: Opinion
Alray Nelson: Navajo Nation must stand up for marriage equality (07/06)
President Russell Begaye and the Navajo Nation Council now have a real opportunity to take a stand and be champions for our equality.

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.

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