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Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
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The state of Alaska is siding with Native corporations over tribal governments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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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.
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Oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a federal judge said the operation should be shut down.
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The nation’s highest court now has six justices — out of nine — who were nominated by a Republican president.
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“Water is a sacred resource and essential to the life and well-being of our people,” said Chairman Luke Duncan of the Ute Tribe.
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“Pascua Yaqui voters’ voices deserve to be heard – whether it’s one vote or a thousand votes,” said Chairman Peter S. Yucupicio.
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With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.
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William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.
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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is wrapping up a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary continues questioning of Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is resuming a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Conservation groups are promising to sue the Trump administration for reversing course on protections for wolverines, whose habitat is threatened by climate change.
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“Indigenous people have faced and rose above insurmountable challenges,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) as she highlighted the issues at stake with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is holding a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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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.
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Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
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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.
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“I believe that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would have dangerous implications for Indian Country,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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“All Indigenous peoples have the right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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With its reservation being threatened by the Trump administration, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is backing Democrat Joe Biden for president.
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President Donald Trump and Republicans sued to stop voting by mail in Montana, a state where the Native vote has been crucial.
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The Gila River Indian Community and the Navajo Nation won a court decision extending the Census 2020 through the end of October. But the Trump administration is already appealing.
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Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
An accurate Census count is a ‘matter of life and death’ for Indian Country, a prominent tribal leader said.
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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.
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Voters in Nebraska are being asked to authorize casino-style gaming in their state as part of an initiative backed by Ho-Chunk Inc.