tag: 9th circuit

Ballot drop box in Arizona
Some places are trying to make it easier to vote. But intimidation tactics are sprouting up.
Oak Flat
The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
Protect Oak Flat
A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
U.S. Supreme Court
Make no mistake, this decision was woefully ignorant at best, and intended to severely undercut the political autonomy of our Indian Nations.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
Teesto Chapter
A federal appeals court ruled that a Navajo tribal citizen who held his girlfriend while he assaulted her cannot also be convicted of kidnapping.
Pinyon Plain Mine formerly known as Canyon Mine
A federal appeals court ruled that a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon can operate, even though it sits on land declared off-limits to new mining.
Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.
Sunrise Ceremony at Oak Flat
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.
Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Jaime Lynn Butler
Native youth are part of a lawsuit that seeks to hold the federal government accountable for climate change.
Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
crowagency
Tribes that face threats to their political integrity, economic security, health and welfare may finally be able to exercise authority over non-Indians.
U.S. Supreme Court
A sovereignty dispute that originated on the Crow Reservation in Montana has finally been addressed by the highest court in the land.
crowtribe
The nation’s highest court has unanimously sided with tribal sovereignty in one of two Indian law cases on the docket.
Save Oak Flat
The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache Tribe would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in protecting sacred land.
Crow Reservation, Montana

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.

supremecourt
“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.
safeihs
The Indian Health Service announced a hotline to accept reports of suspected child or sexual abuse following controversy involving a pediatrician who was convicted of crimes against young patients.
crowagency
Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
fmccorporationidaho
“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.
supremecourt
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.
Border Barrier Construction: Yuma
Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.
navajonationpostoffice
Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.
supremecourt
The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
jonathannez
It’s been over six months since Congress set aside $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country. The battle over the funds is still not over.