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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. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is set for another tribal sovereignty showdown as the state of Oklahoma continues efforts to weaken a landmark treaty rights decision.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
The nation’s highest court is once again entering a season of significant change with major Indian law cases on the docket and a historic nominee nearing confirmation.
Dwayne Tomah
With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.4715, H.R.5715, and H.R.6707
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.
Cherokee Nation Flag
Social workers change lives every day. They serve our people – from newborns to elders – when they most need help.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native federal judge in the entire state of California.
Indian Child Welfare Act
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of the highest court in the land.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native political watchers are giving their insights into the major issues likely to make waves in the coming year.
Indian Child Welfare Act
Tribes and their advocates are studying ways to strengthen state laws as the Indian Child Welfare Act remains in limbo in the courts.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
March for Lost Children
Determined right-wing forces have piled onto a critical court case in order to overturn the hard-won Indian Child Welfare Act.
March for Lost Children
Native children continue to be overrepresented in state foster care systems, taken from their homes at high rates.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
This Land
Long considered by legal experts as the gold standard of adoption law, the Indian Child Welfare Act faces its most significant legal challenge yet.
nativeamericacalling nac
Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
The sordid history of the U.S. effort to bring Native children into boarding schools is, quite frankly, staggering.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has rescheduled its hearing on Indian health and Native youth legislation.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Federal officials and Indian Country leaders are testifying about Indian health and Native youth legislation.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribes and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after the nation’s highest court protected a key Indian health care law from a Republican attack.
chuckhoskin
As Cherokee people, we have raised our children together since time immemorial. Let’s not stray from this Cherokee way of life.
nativeamericacalling nac
A federal appeals court struck down some previsions of the Indian Child Welfare Act while upholding others in a complex and sometimes divided 325-page ruling.
California Tribal Families Coalition
The California Tribal Families Coalition is calling a federal appeals court decision “troubling” but says it won’t immediately impact Indian Child Welfare Act matters in their state.
defendicwa
Legal experts are deeply concerned about an “incredibly divisive” ruling from a federal appeals court that struck down parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
protecticwacampaign
National Indian organizations are “deeply concerned” about a federal appeals court ruling in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
5thcircuitcourtofappeals
A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
michaelweahkee
Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
deb haaland
The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
eaglestaff
As they have for the past 17 years, Native men and women stood atop a windswept hill overlooking the Missouri River. They prayed for the Native children lost to the state welfare system.
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The 18th Annual Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children took place on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa.
colonizer theft of indigenous children #3Rs
Children have been stolen from Indigenous communities for generations.
supremecourt
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
amyconeybarrett
Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.
navajonation
Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.