tag: sovereignty

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.
departmentoftheinterior
Secretary Deb Haaland approved a new constitution for the Cherokee Nation that explicitly ensures the protection of the political rights and citizenship of all tribal citizens, including the Freedmen.
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.
charmainewhiteface
When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery.
MMIW Red
The Biden administration is taking additional steps to address the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in hopes of putting the focus back on survivors, families and tribal nations.
mmiwreddress
“Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing,” says President Joe Biden.
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.
kirkfrancis
“Our homelands are essential to the exercise of Tribal sovereignty, cultural identity, and the foundations of our economies,” said USET SPF President Kirk Francis.
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.
yellenvchehalis
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, a dispute over COVID-19 funding in Indian Country.
supremecourt
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, No. 20-543, on April 19, 2021.
jonathannez
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.
supremecourt
Are Alaska Native corporations the same as Indian tribes? The nation’s highest court is poised to answer the question.
deb haaland
The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
nafoa
The countdown to #NAFOA2021 is on! Are you registered?
Tim Giago
It is against the culture and the traditions of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to deny its own citizens equal protection under the law.
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.