tag: sovereignty

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.
Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will learn how Native communities are leveraging federal financing to advance economic sovereignty.
Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is making history with the first-ever White House proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
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.
Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.
Dolores Subia BigFoot
“Racism and prejudice towards tribes in our states is alive and well,” said a former federal prosecutor.
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.
Wounded Knee Cemetery
Humanity mandates decisions based upon mutual consent between the United States and Native Sovereign Nations.
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.
Alice Watchman and Leonard Watchman
“They’re just little victims everywhere,” a child abuse specialist on the Navajo Nation said.
Shawnee Language Program
The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
Sammy Gensaw
Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.
Haunani-Kay Trask
Known for her incredibly strong voice and fierce love for her people and land of Hawaii, Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask was a force to be reckoned with.
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.
Wilma Mankiller - 2022 American Women Quarters Program
The late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a beacon for girls and women of all ages and all races.
Land Back NDN Collective
There were no Native people seated at the table on July 4, 1776.
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation on June 25, 2021.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court
A sovereignty dispute that originated on the Crow Reservation in Montana has finally been addressed by the highest court in the land.
Bryan Newland
Bryan Newland delivers an opening statement at his nomination hearing to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.
bryannewland
It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.
leonardcrowdog
Leonard Crow Dog was a powerful Wicasa Wakan, Holy Man, with a beautiful vision of the Sacred Mystery of the Universe.
crowtribe
Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Indians traveling through reservations if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.
supremecourt
Tribal governments have the power to search and temporarily detain non-Indians suspected of breaking federal or state laws within reservations, the nation’s highest court has ruled.
ginaadams
Two artists who admit they aren’t enrolled in any tribal nation have still managed to find their way into museums and educational institutions.
crowtribe
The nation’s highest court has unanimously sided with tribal sovereignty in one of two Indian law cases on the docket.
usda
The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.
After fifteen years of relentless effort, tribal nations finally succeeded in passing America’s most aggressive and revolutionary climate change policy.
gaza
Palestinian people are native and have a right to live freely upon their ancestral lands.
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.
laurenking
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation is set to make history as the first Native person to serve as a federal judge in Washington state.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will get an update on the marijuana industry as tribal economic development.