tag: sovereignty

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.
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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.
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“Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing,” says President Joe Biden.
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, No. 20-543, on April 19, 2021.
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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?
timgiago
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.
5thcircuitcourtofappeals
A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
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.
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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.
debhaaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is making history in more ways than one, as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior and the first Native person to serve in a presidential cabinet.
nativeamericacalling nac
The Choctaw Nation is now facing a fight pitting sovereignty against formal recognition for Choctaw Freedmen.
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The leader of one of the largest tribes in the U.S. is fighting a behind-the-scenes battle with Congress that pits racial justice against tribal sovereignty.
departmentoftheinterior
The Department of the Interior is hosting the first in a series of tribal consultations mandated by President Joe Biden.
lummihealingpolepentagon
The deadline to submit written comments on the tribal consultation policy at the Department of Defense has arrived.
nafoa
A year ago, our community turned virtual — but we’re still standing strong.
rodneybordeaux
We are the grandchildren of the Creator. With the Creator’s blessing, our Nation’s People are the source of our sovereignty.
supremecourt
A U.S. Supreme Court decision from March 1978 continues to hinder tribal sovereignty on a daily basis.
The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.
senatecommitteeonindianaffairs
Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
joebiden
In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.
cedriccromwell
The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.
crowagency
Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
marshallmckay
Shake off the Zoom fatigue and tune in to important updates!
chuckhoskin
To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.