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‘Callous disrespect for tribal treaty rights’: Tribes blast government attorney for U.S. Supreme Court argument
Tribal leaders are calling on the Biden administration to re-examine its commitment to the nation-to-nation relationship following “shocking” arguments in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.
‘We’re still here’: Native film depicts struggles as Navajo Nation heads to U.S. Supreme Court
The highest court in the land is once again taking up a case that will determine whether the United States lives up to its promises to tribal nations.
Fake Indian art still a major problem despite federal responsibilities
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
Native America Calling: What do tribal water rights mean if there’s no water?
If there’s an epicenter of the more than 20-year drought in the west and Southwest, it’s the Colorado River.
‘This is about self-determination and sovereignty’: Tribes welcome return of ancestral lands
Private and public lands are slowly being returned to the care of Native peoples across the country.
H.R.423 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on February 6, 2023.
H.R.548 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.548, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on February 6, 2023.
‘Bipartisanship is our strength’: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs touts achievements as new session starts
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after what the legislative panel’s bipartisan leadership said was an extremely productive session.
San Manuel Band donates $600,000 to Native American Rights Fund
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is donating $600,000 over two years to support the Tribal Supreme Court Project.
Republican-controlled House set to approve first Indian Country bills
The 118th Congress is finally underway and Indian Country bills are among the first to advance in a new political atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
Native America Calling: Is there room for trust land in Alaska?
Today on Native America Calling, get the back story on the land-into-trust process and what it means for Alaska Natives.
Republicans vow to use Indian Country committee to investigate Biden administration
A key Congressional committee is finally getting to work, with Republicans pursuing a new agenda for Indian Country and beyond.
Cronkite News: Hia-Ced O’odham seek recognition from United States
In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state. But Hia-Ced O’odham isn’t one of them.
U.S. Supreme Court adds more Indian Country cases to docket
Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
Montana Free Press: Nez Perce citizen shot during tribal treaty hunt
A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
Native America Calling: Do stereotypes influence policy?
Native America Calling looks at the continuing verbal, legal, and legislative affronts to tribal sovereignty based on outdated, stereotypical and uninformed perspectives.
Republicans eager to rain on historic funding achievement for Indian Country
After years of work, tribes finally achieved a historic first for the Indian Health Service. But Republicans are already ripping apart the funding agreement.
Republicans take power on day of ‘chaos’ on Capitol Hill
The 118th Congress began in a most unusual fashion as Republicans descended into what one Democrat derided as “chaos” in the U.S. House of Representatives.
‘Empower tribal nations’: Indian Country looks to White House for support
With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sacred lands measure
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation continues fight to protect sacred lands
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!
Defense spending bill again a topic of hot interest in Indian Country
All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.
Shannon Holsey: U.S. must honor treaty promises to tribal nations
When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation holds U.S. to treaty promise
Almost 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee Nation and the United States government was signed.
VIDEO: White House Tribal Nations Summit Day 1
The Department of the Interior hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 30, 2022.
Native Sun News Today: Wounded Knee descendants left out of repatriation process
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
Albert Bender: Genocide of Indian nations at the U.S. Supreme Court
A case before the United States Supreme Court could resume the genocide of tribal nations.
Congress returns to work after big election by inching toward historic tribal delegate
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting and hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
AUDIO: U.S. Supreme Court hearing in Haaland v. Brackeen
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case, on November 9, 2022.
VIDEO: Tribal leaders speak at #StopColonizers rally at U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal leaders speak at a #StopColonizers rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.
Native America Calling: The fate of ICWA
The decision in Haaland v. Brackeen will be a major force in the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the scope of tribal sovereignty.
Mother Jones: Right-wing groups take ICWA to nation’s highest court
The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.
Indian Country rallies as U.S. Supreme Court hears ICWA challenge
Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Native America Calling: Oklahoma—are you OK?
So what’s going on in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory?
Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case
The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
Harold Frazier: U.S. Supreme Court continues genocide against sovereign Native nations
The Supreme Court is an anachronistic body of elderly politicians, who can never be expected to do justice by Native Sovereign Nations.
PolitiFact: Republican candidate tells tall tale about tribal governments
Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.
Underscore.news: Yakama Nation celebrates return of sacred land
An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.
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