Law

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One of the most recognizable defendants from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is a Donald Trump supporter who bases his persona on a warped interpretation of Native traditions.

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A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.

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The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.

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Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-New Mexico), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been all about Donald Trump since becoming the third Native woman to serve in Congress.

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“This decision helps all of Indian Country in efforts to protect tribal lands and natural resources as well as the betterment of all people of southeast Idaho,” Chairman Devon Boyer of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said.

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Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) failed to mention Donald Trump by name or address his role in inciting violence on a “horrific” day at the U.S. Capitol.

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The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policies in American history – but it wasn’t an isolated incident.

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NAFOA is hitting the ground running in 2021 to keep tribes informed and supported.

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Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.

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Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.

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A pipeline company has been trespassing on Indian land on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation for more than seven years.

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From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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A Canadian company has been dealt a setback in efforts to develop an area known as Paradise Valley.

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The landscape is changing rapidly for tribes aiming to capitalize on the growing legal cannabis market.

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The crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives is not new.

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Is this the same-ole same-ole by the federal government that the U. S. Constitution and the law doesn’t matter if it only affects American Indians?

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The Trump administration has approved a controversial mining operation on Sioux Nation treaty territory in South Dakota.

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Tribes have until the end of this month to spend their share of the $8 billion in federal emergency coronavirus funds.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Shawnee Tribe v. Steven Mnuchin, a dispute over COVID-19 relief funds.

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With change coming at the highest levels of government, tribal and federal officials are working to ensure the crisis of missing and murdered loved ones in Indian Country remains a priority.

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Activists worry that the Trump administration is fast-tracking federal approval for a large copper mine on sacred Apache territory in Arizona.

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As they have for the past 17 years, Native men and women stood atop a windswept hill overlooking the Missouri River. They prayed for the Native children lost to the state welfare system.

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The 18th Annual Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children took place on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa.

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A resolution paves the way to address lands illegally taken from an Indian boarding school in South Dakota.

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Despite a federal law ordering their repatriation, thousands of Native ancestors and artifacts remains still languish in boxes and basements across the country.

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For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider pending legislation.

The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, children, and Two Spirits has had significant impacts on Indigenous communities.

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An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Indian Country after he shot and killed a woman on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.

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Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.

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A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe is making progress on Capitol Hill.

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Children have been stolen from Indigenous communities for generations.

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The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma are not at odds. We have the same goals of safety and justice for all Cherokees and all Oklahomans.

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Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.

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Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.

A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.

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Landmark legislation protecting Native American cultural items turns 30.