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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.
Self-proclaimed Native Republican Jorge Riley pleads guilty for U.S. Capitol attack
It took more than two years but a self-proclaimed Native Republican wore his “best Trump tie” to court and finally admitted he committed a crime during a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
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.
Native America Calling: The hope for Leonard Peltier
As Leonard Peltier enters his 48th year behind bars, his supporters and legal advocates are renewing the push to have him released through whatever means.
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.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Women denied right to safety with court decision
“Decades worth of legislation designed to protect women are being overturned by judges appointed by conservative politicians with an agenda that does not align with the vast majority of Americans,” said CEO Lori Jump of StrongHearts Native Helpline.
‘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.
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.
Native America Calling: The over-incarceration of Native Americans
The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.
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.
Cronkite News: Solar power plant under development in Arizona
Salt River Project has partnered with a private renewable energy company to open its largest solar plant in Arizona.
National Indian Gaming Commission announces departure of general counsel
Michael Hoenig, the longest-serving general counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, is departing on January 27, 2023.
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.
‘A pattern of disrespect’: Seneca Nation condemns veto of burial protection bill
Leaders of the Seneca Nation are speaking out after the governor of New York vetoed a bill that would have protected burial grounds across the state.
Auction under fire for sale of items from Battle of Little Bighorn
A non-Native collector who claims to know a secret tribal language is selling items that supposedly came from Little Bighorn and other battles. Some have doubts.
‘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.
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.
Native America Calling: Protections and threats for LGBTQ2 Native Americans
Native America Calling checks in with Native experts about both progress and setbacks when it comes to public acceptance.
National Congress of American Indians puts prized property on the market
The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.
‘For all of Indian Country’: Native woman judge makes history in Michigan
A Native person will serve on one of the highest courts in Michigan for the first time in state history.
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.
Native America Calling: Native forensics: the science of justice
Crimes involving Native people and renewed scrutiny of past boarding school practices highlight the importance of Native forensic professionals.
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.
Montana Free Press: Land swap in Crazy Mountains finally unveiled
A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
Kaiser Health News: Blackfeet Nation joins lawsuit to protect COVID-19 mandates
A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
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.
Native America Calling: Tracking missing people one name at a time
Law enforcement in New Mexico have developed a list of roughly 200 names to help track and raise awareness of Indigenous people who go missing.
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.
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