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Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Media ignores tribal ownership of our water in Arizona (04/20)
In many articles published this year and last about drought and potential water shortages in Arizona, particularly involving the Colorado River, there's one thing the writers constantly omit.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Wisconsin treaty rights (04/20)
The state interferes with the treaty rights of Ojibwe tribes by barring members from hunting deer at night on ceded lands.

Filed Under: Law | Politics | Recognition | Trust
Mohegan Tribe supports re-election of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (04/20)
The Democrat garnered a reputation as an Indian fighter during his tenure as attorney general in Connecticut.

Filed Under: Law | National
Lawsuit seeks information on remarks at Indian law conference (04/14)
A top Department of Justice official said the government 'made mistakes' by advancing racially and culturally biased arguments in two historic Indian law cases.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case (04/10)
A young member of the Lipan Apache Tribe had to go to court to fight for his right to wear long hair to school.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Crow Tribe maintains right to hunt on off-reservation treaty land (04/09)
The state of Wyoming is citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1896 as justification for pursuing tribal members who hunt on ceded lands.

Filed Under: Health | Law | Trust
Quechan Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for better health care (04/07)
The Indian Health Service facility on the reservation is the oldest in the United States but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the solution to adequate care lies with Congress.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Large tribes remain holdouts in same-sex marriage movement (04/07)
A Supreme Court case could force all states to recognize all marriages but Indian Country would not be affected.

Filed Under: Law
Navajo Nation man headed to trial over fatal shooting in 2011 (04/06)
Philbert Rentz has seen his case go to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals twice for a deadly shooting on the Utah portion of the reservation.

Filed Under: National
Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday (04/06)
Michael Jandreau was hailed as a promoter of economic development and stability on the reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Tribal leaders can't stay silent on disenrollment (04/06)
Native leaders are hoping this infection will heal itself, but without the right medicine, in time, it will spread and cause profound harm to us all by finally crippling sovereignty.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Trust
Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water (04/03)
The water supply on the reservation contains levels of arsenic that exceed limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Water agencies seek early appeal for Agua Caliente Band case (03/31)
The tribe has yet to receive a quantification of its water rights but the agencies are trying to prevent the case from reaching that stage.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bid (03/26)
An anti-Indian group cited the Supreme Court ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of preventing the tribe reacquiring its ancestral lands.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri (03/24)
Congress has failed to enact a land-into-trust fix in the past six years.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Agua Caliente Band wins first round in water rights litigation (03/23)
A trial will determine the extent of the rights that were set aside with the creation of the reservation in 1877.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Jay Daniels: States still trying to take Indian land and money (03/23)
It would probably be in our best interest to not close our eyes when negotiating with lawyers and politicians.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Pinoleville Pomo Nation marijuana farm appears to be on hold (03/20)
The tribe's developers optimistically predicted the operation would be up and running by February.

Filed Under: Law | National
LTBB News: Little Traverse Bay Bands to exercise VAWA power (03/19)
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is the first in Michigan to adopt the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: American racism began with first landing at Plymouth (03/19)
Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky discusses the roots of American racism with professor George Yancy.

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