Indian Country nearly locked out of U.S. Supreme Court hearing (April 19, 2021)Infighting among tribal attorneys led the nation’s highest court down an unusual path on the eve of arguments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case.
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.
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?
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
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.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
Operation Lady Justice comments due by end of week (October 28, 2020)Operation Lady Justice, the Trump administration’s initiative to address missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, is accepting comments through October 31, 2020.
‘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. Haaland ‘honored’ to be considered for Biden Cabinet (October 12, 2020)Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
Native Sun News Today: Congress approves bills to address MMIW crisis (October 1, 2020)Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.
Trump administration deals with fallout from tribal victory at Supreme Court (September 30, 2020)The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.
Cronkite News: Congress takes action for missing and murdered in Indian Country (September 28, 2020)Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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