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.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect sovereignty (February 1, 2021)To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.
Native America Calling: January in the news (January 29, 2021)What lessons are we left with from the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s second impeachment and Joe Biden’s inauguration — all within the first month of 2021?
Cronkite News: Republican pardoned in connection with Oak Flat land deal (January 21, 2021)In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.
Tim Giago: Will Republicans pay the price for January 6? (January 19, 2021)Native people can only scratch their heads and wonder how, even in these final days of disgrace, so many South Dakotans and Republicans can still stand by a horrible little man.
Stephen Roe Lewis: Donald Trump must be impeached (January 13, 2021)I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
Cronkite News: Hate crimes on the rise as Trump era comes to an end (January 12, 2021)Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
Youth program on Pine Ridge Reservation suffers setback (December 7, 2020)The Grinch came early this year, ransacking a popular youth program on the Pine Ridge Reservation and leaving some in the tribal community wondering who could be so heartless.
Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)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.
Guilty plea entered for manslaughter on Muscogee (Creek) Nation (November 18, 2020)An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Indian Country after he shot and killed a woman on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Chuck Hoskin: Protecting tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma (November 16, 2020)The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma are not at odds. We have the same goals of safety and justice for all Cherokees and all Oklahomans.
Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe indicted on federal charges (November 13, 2020)Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
Cronkite News: Farm on Navajo Nation under investigation (November 12, 2020)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.
‘They want to see change’: Voters of Oglala Sioux Tribe elect new leaders (November 11, 2020)Kevin Killer, a former state lawmaker, and Alicia Mousseau, an expert in health and wellness issues, will be leading the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Federal murder charge laid against former police officer (November 6, 2020)A former police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old has been charged in federal court with first degree murder.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
White House statement on #MMIW legislation (October 12, 2020)President Donald Trump signed two bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native people, especially women and girls, into law on October 10, 2020.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) #MMIW #NotInvisible (October 12, 2020)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks about #MMIW legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: New book explores familiar tribal themes (October 8, 2020)Lawlessness on Indian lands, corruption of tribal councils and reclaiming of Indian identity. What’s new about that?
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
Gabe Galanda: The forgotten plight of the disenrolled in Indian Country (October 6, 2020)Despite all of the rhetoric on Capitol Hill about enhancing tribal law and order, deterring violence against our women, and bringing our missing and murdered relatives home, nobody expresses concern about the dehumanization associated with disenrollment.
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