Law

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Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.

Doug George-Kanentiio
True peace will come about when Native residential school children, now buried, arise and are returned to the embrace of their ancestors in their home territories.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on October 6, 2021.

Bryan Newland and Deb Haaland
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work with a hearing on tribal water rights settlements that are being supported by the Biden administration.

MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.

Cherokee Nation
The opioid crisis affected every facet of Cherokee society, including our economy, our health system, our schools and our families.

Tracy Stone-Manning
The U.S. Senate voted 50-45 to approve the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management.

U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.

Department of the Interior
A prominent Republican tried to derail the nomination of Bob Anderson to serve as the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.

Justice for Kozee / MMIW
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.

Navajo Nation
Pearline Kirk, the former controller for the Navajo Nation, is accused of using her position to defraud the tribe out of $3 million in COVID-19 funds.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The Cherokee Nation announced a $75 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against opioid manufacturers.

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Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.

Alaska Native Youth
Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.

Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.

Deb Haaland
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety and empowerment of Tribal communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

Sports Betting in Arizona
With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.

Norma LeRoy, Alice Johnson
A Lakota mother is trying to understand why a school secretary cut her two little girls’ hair without her consent. And then, days later, did it again.

This Land
Long considered by legal experts as the gold standard of adoption law, the Indian Child Welfare Act faces its most significant legal challenge yet.

Native Vote
“There was a time, not long ago, where Indigenous people were supposed to be terminated,” said attorney Victoria Holland.

Insurrection Resurrection
Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.

Stop Line 3
The United States faces an October deadline to respond to concerns about human rights abuses of Native people who are resisting the Line 3 pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.

FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.

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Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.

Dolores Subia BigFoot
“Racism and prejudice towards tribes in our states is alive and well,” said a former federal prosecutor.

San Pedro River
Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.

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A proposed change in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would give tribes added muscle to hold museums accountable for the ancestors they continue to keep in their collections.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Ambulance Service
Employees of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Ambulance Service are raising concerns about ‘abhorrent’ working conditions.

Brendon Galbreath Memorial
About a hundred people gathered to grieve the loss of Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation who died in an encounter with police.

Navajo Nation
The first time Ozzy Watchman took his daughter, Navajo Nation police never responded to the family’s call for help, relatives said.

Muscogee Nation
The Muscogee Nation has repeatedly invited the Governor of Oklahoma to join forces and partner with us, but he refuses.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States, a treaty rights case, on March 18, 2021.

Christine Benally
Every day that Christine Benally looks out of the window of her home, she’s reminded of how the federal government failed to protect her child.

Alice Watchman and Leonard Watchman
“They’re just little victims everywhere,” a child abuse specialist on the Navajo Nation said.

Zortman-Landusky Mine
An abandoned gold mine continues to cause heartaches for the Fort Belknap Indian Community.

Navajo Nation Police
The increased demands of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing issues within the Navajo Nation’s police department.