tag: jurisdiction

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.
Dolores Subia BigFoot
“Racism and prejudice towards tribes in our states is alive and well,” said a former federal prosecutor.
Navajo Nation
The first time Ozzy Watchman took his daughter, Navajo Nation police never responded to the family’s call for help, relatives said.
Muscogee Nation
The Muscogee Nation has repeatedly invited the Governor of Oklahoma to join forces and partner with us, but he refuses.
Christine Benally
Every day that Christine Benally looks out of the window of her home, she’s reminded of how the federal government failed to protect her child.
Alice Watchman and Leonard Watchman
“They’re just little victims everywhere,” a child abuse specialist on the Navajo Nation said.
U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to address a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Cherokee Nation
A year after McGirt, it remains the most important case in our lifetimes in support of tribal sovereignty in many generations.
David Hill
“Generations of Mvskokvlke (Muscogee) will always look to this historic day as a reminder of our remarkable past, our perseverance and survival and our inherent right to exist as a sovereign nation,” said Chief David W. Hill.
Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
crowagency
Tribes that face threats to their political integrity, economic security, health and welfare may finally be able to exercise authority over non-Indians.
crowtribe
The nation’s highest court has unanimously sided with tribal sovereignty in one of two Indian law cases on the docket.
chuckhoskin
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I feel strongly the duty to our Cherokee ancestors who sacrificed so much for the rights we have today.
cherokeenation
Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.
chickasawnation
The leaders of the Cherokee Nation and the Chickasaw Nation are seeking to enter into compacts to address criminal jurisdiction issues in Oklahoma.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
raulgrijalva
“Tribal communities around the country just want the same transparency and legal equity many of us so often take for granted, and today’s steps are a big part of granting those reasonable requests,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
debhaaland
“At Interior, we have an obligation to work with Tribes to protect their lands and ensure that each Tribe has a homeland where its citizens can live together and lead safe and fulfilling lives,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.
cherokeenation
Protecting women and children has always been a core value for the Cherokee people.
crowtribe
The nation’s highest court has taken up its first Indian law case of the term, with ensuring public safety on reservations at the forefront.
Crow Reservation, Montana

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.

supremecourt
“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.
mmiw justice for kozee
Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
supremecourt
A U.S. Supreme Court decision from March 1978 continues to hinder tribal sovereignty on a daily basis.
crowagency
Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
fmccorporationidaho
“This decision helps all of Indian Country in efforts to protect tribal lands and natural resources as well as the betterment of all people of southeast Idaho,” Chairman Devon Boyer of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said.
nativeamericacalling nac
The landscape is changing rapidly for tribes aiming to capitalize on the growing legal cannabis market.
muscogeecreeknation
With change coming at the highest levels of government, tribal and federal officials are working to ensure the crisis of missing and murdered loved ones in Indian Country remains a priority.
supremecourt
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.
trentshores
An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Indian Country after he shot and killed a woman on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
chuckhoskin
The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma are not at odds. We have the same goals of safety and justice for all Cherokees and all Oklahomans.
whosatrisk
Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.
trentshores
A former police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old has been charged in federal court with first degree murder.
trentshores
A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation was victimized by a former partner, U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced.
kevinstitt
How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?
supremecourt
The Haudenosaunee find it impossible to join in the national celebration of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career.
williambarrdonaldtrump
The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.