Supreme Court takes up Indian law cases as tribes face new ‘unknown’ (October 19, 2021)The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.
Our missing and murdered Indigenous relatives deserve attention and resources (September 30, 2021)The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
Former Navajo Nation official charged in tribal court for COVID-19 fraud (September 30, 2021)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.
Cronkite News: Supporters of January 6 insurrection return to U.S. Capitol (September 17, 2021)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.
Muscogee Nation: Tribal sovereignty is not a threat to Oklahoma (August 27, 2021)The Muscogee Nation has repeatedly invited the Governor of Oklahoma to join forces and partner with us, but he refuses.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Myths about the ‘perfect’ victim (June 18, 2021)Abuse is not okay and it’s not okay to live in fear.
Yakama Nation celebrates ‘resounding victory’ for treaty lands (June 16, 2021)The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
Cherokee Nation discusses criminal compacting legislation (May 10, 2021)Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.
Native America Calling: Holding police accountable (April 20, 2021)Just north of the courtroom where a police officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd, another officer shot and killed Daunte Wright.
Albert Bender: Indigenous justice is now at hand in Bolivia (April 12, 2021)This is a tale of two countries—Bolivia and the United States. Only one nation is pursuing justice against a corrupt leader.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to keep families safe (April 5, 2021)Protecting women and children has always been a core value for the Cherokee people.
U.S. Supreme Court: United States v. Joshua James Cooley (March 24, 2021)
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up messy tribal sovereignty case (March 22, 2021)“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.
Bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (March 9, 2021)Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
Tim Giago: We need a Native American on the federal judge’s bench (February 24, 2021)As a Native American woman, Lakota lawyer Sara Boensch Collins will bring that special something to the federal bench that is, for the most part, non-existent.
Indian Health Service announces ‘SAFE-IHS’ hotline to report abuse (February 16, 2021)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.
‘I’m not afraid’: Indicted former Mashpee leader seeks dismissal of charges (February 9, 2021)The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.
U.S. Supreme Court sets oral argument in ‘bad men’ treaty rights case (February 4, 2021)Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
Pine Ridge Reservation signs defaced with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti (February 3, 2021)The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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