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Filed Under: Law | World
Supreme Court won't hear suit over Indian massacre in Mexico (10/08)
Ten survivors blamed the former president for a massacre where 45 people died.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Fred John: Dan Sullivan can't be trusted with our Native rights (10/07)
My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case (10/06)
The Dollar General corporation is trying to avoid tribal court jurisdiction.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska court allows adoption of Native child by non-Native couple (10/03)
The court finds that the Native preference provisions in the Indian Child Welfare Act do not apply

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit bars use of tribal conviction in domestic assault case (10/01)
A tribal court conviction can't be used to prove an Indian defendant is a repeat domestic violence offender if the defendant wasn't provided with an attorney.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
9th Circuit rebuffs EEOC in dispute over tribal hiring preferences (09/26)
The ruling is a major blow to the agency, which has long contended that tribal preferences are illegal.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Crime gods continue to demand human sacrifices (09/24)
Steve Russell discusses problems with the death penalty in the American justice system.

Filed Under: Law | National
Justice Sotomayor studied Indian law after joining top court (09/22)
The justice has sided with tribal interests in five out of six cases since 2009.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (09/16)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting (08/29)
At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: NFL mascot a symptom of deeper problem in US (08/29)
Steven Newcomb connects the Washington NFL controversy to domination over Native people.

Filed Under: Law
Law school in Colorado sets conference on sovereign immunity (08/26)
Indian law experts will discuss immunity in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community.

Filed Under: Law
2nd Circuit won't rehear Stockbridge-Munsee land claim lawsuit (08/14)
The tribe can ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case but acceptance is highly unlikely.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (08/14)
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
County claims Nez Perce Tribe owes over $325K in garbage fees (08/05)
The county says the tribe should have received bills for the last 28 years.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Supreme Court showdown in Cayuga Nation dispute (08/04)
Writer suggests the Cayuga Nation might be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a foreclosure dispute.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
2nd Circuit protects Cayuga Nation from foreclosure proceeding (07/31)
The Supreme Court's recent decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community is starting to trickle down.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tanya Lee: Violence against Native women a national disgrace (07/30)
Tanya H. Lee writes about the history of federal Indian law and policy leading up to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills (07/30)
Bills affect Alaska Native arts and crafts and land-into-trust for tribes in California, Nevada and Michigan.

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