tag: crime

National Congress of American Indians Embassy of Tribal Nations
The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.
Native America Calling NAC
Crimes involving Native people and renewed scrutiny of past boarding school practices highlight the importance of Native forensic professionals.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
Monica Tranel
The candidates for Montana’s Western U.S. House seat faced off in public forum twice, tangling over abortion and the economy and dissecting each other’s attack lines as the election approaches.
U.S. Supreme Court
A decision from the nation’s highest court opens tribal lands to state jurisdiction — even though tribes have not consented to the imposition.
Richard Oakes
Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.
U.S. Supreme Court
The Biden administration is hosting two listening sessions to hear from tribes about a controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal nations must be prepared to combat this judicial onslaught—and any more to come—from the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative anti-Native agenda.
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Jonathan Nez
The 100th anniversary of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial in New Mexico was marred by violence after a car drove into the crowd and parade, causing injuries and wreaking havoc on the opening day of the highly-anticipated event.
U.S. Supreme Court
Since tribes are sovereign nations, with their own laws, could they offer abortion services on their lands within states that may soon outlaw abortion?
U.S. Supreme Court
As the retrograde Supreme Court has taken steps back in time, it has struck a reactionary blow against the tribal sovereignty of this land’s Indigenous nations.
Danny Wilber
A citizen of the Oneida Nation just walked free after serving 18 years in prison for a wrongful conviction.
Yvette Roubideaux
The National Congress of American Indians is bidding farewell to one of its highest-ranking employees as the organization’s top executive remains on leave.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal leaders and legal scholars are preparing for what they say are the significant and long lasting effects of a Supreme Court decision.
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.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
A narrow majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has ignored its sacred responsibility to uphold the law when it comes to federal treaties with Native sovereign nations.
The Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has reversed course when it comes to state jurisdiction in Indian Country.
U.S. Supreme Court
States can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, the nation’s highest court held in a closely-divided ruling.
John O’Connor and Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor (R) is the latest state official to claim victory in a closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case.
Melanie Stansbury
“Congress must consult with our tribal nations to find a meaningful path forward,” said Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-New Mexico), a member of the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court
“This decision will undoubtedly result in an increase in violent crimes being committed in Indian Country,” said Lucy SImpson of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
Fawn Sharp
“The Supreme Court’s decision today is an attack on tribal sovereignty and the hard-fought progress of our ancestors to exercise our inherent sovereignty over our own territories,” said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
Crystal Echo Hawk
“We cannot allow them to take any more power away from us,” says Crystal Echo Hawk, founder and executive director of IllumiNative.
Gary Batton
Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation says the tribe will continue working with law enforcement at all levels.
Page Belcher Federal Building
The United States Attorneys who prosecute federal crimes say they will continue to uphold the U.S. government’s trust responsibilities to tribal nations.
Kevin Stitt
Despite acknowledging being a Cherokee citizen, Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is celebrating the U.S. Supreme’s decision to undermine tribal sovereignty.
Chuck Hoskin
The U.S. Supreme Court has gone against precedent and basic principles of Indian law, Chief Chuck Hoskin of the Cherokee Nation said.
Muscogee Nation
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling is an “alarming step backward for justice,” the Muscogee Nation said in a statement.
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, a contentious case affecting tribal sovereignty.
Ute Mountain Ute Reservation
The decision appears to demonstrate an increasing capacity from the Supreme Court to analyze questions of tribal sovereignty in a balanced and fair manner.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The days of state governments claiming special authority over Indian Country appear to be numbered, with the nation’s highest court issuing another favorable ruling for tribal interests.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Our healing has only just begun and we speak our truth so that we, and others, may find healing.
Sophia Marjanovic at ShutDownDC
The nation’s highest court is winding down a highly controversial term with a ruling hailed by advocates for Native women, the first of three decisions being anticipated in Indian Country.
Navajo Nation
Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
Alyssa London
Alyssa London, a citizen of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes, is set to become a familiar face on NBC News and MSNBC.
St. Stephens Indian School
Sexual harassment, parties with former students and unusual living and salary arrangements are at the center of a stunning investigation at the St. Stephens Indian School.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
As a helpline dedicated to serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline honors our relatives and communities impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) and those working to end this crisis.
U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.
U.S. Border Barrier between California and Mexico
Democrats and Republicans presented very different views of human trafficking and how to address the problem at hearing in the nation’s capital.