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Opinion: Sovereign immunity under full frontal attack (June 8, 2007)

"As explained in part one, this three-part series is inspired by a recent roundtable forum on tribal sovereign immunity that was hosted in Tucson, Ariz., by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, and the Indigenous Peoples Law...

Archaeologists: Indians were executed by Mormons (June 8, 2007)

Utah state archaeologists who have spent nine months examining the remains of seven Indian men and boys say they were executed by Mormon settlers. The remains -- in 1,800 bones and bone fragments -- were found in a shallow grave...

Lumbee Tribe hails House action on recognition (June 8, 2007)

Leaders and members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina celebrated on Thursday after the House passed a federal recognition bill. "We were crying and a-hugging and thanking the Lord," chairman Jimmy Goins told The Charlotte News & Observer. The...

Editorial: The Shame of the Cherokee Nation (June 8, 2007)

"Many members of Congress were rightly outraged by the Cherokee Nation’s decision earlier this year to revoke the tribal citizenship of about 2,800 descendants of slaves once owned by the tribe. The tribe’s leaders have since tried to avoid any...

FEC official who targeted tribes up for Senate hearing (June 8, 2007)

Hans A. von Spakovsky, a temporary appointee to the Federal Election Commission, is up for Senate confirmation for a permanent post. Spakovsky, a former Department of Justice official, went to the FEC in early 2006. He immediately criticized tribes...

Sen. Johnson plans to return to work this September (June 8, 2007)

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) plans to return to work this September, Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nevada) said. Johnson suffered a brain hemorrhage in December and has been undergoing physical therapy and speech therapy. Reid said he was doing...

Italia Federici set for guilty plea for Abramoff (June 8, 2007)

Italia Federici, the head of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, is set to plead guilty at a federal court hearing in Washington, D.C. Federici was charged with tax evasion and obstructing the Senate Indian Affairs Committee's investigation of...

Editorial: DOJ firing squad targets Indian Country (June 8, 2007)

"If anyone thought American Indians as a group were ignored by the U.S. government, there is now proof otherwise. Native people, and their votes, are among the main targets of one of the most brazen Republican cover-ups since Watergate. It...

US Attorney Eid: Restore jurisdiction to tribes (June 8, 2007)

"Recently, I became the first sitting U.S. Attorney to propose, in a national article published by the Federal Bar Association, that it is time to revisit the U.S. Supreme Court's earlier decisions on criminal justice. My idea is that those...