tag: sovereignty

St. Stephens Indian School
Sexual harassment, parties with former students and unusual living and salary arrangements are at the center of a stunning investigation at the St. Stephens Indian School.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.
U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.
'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.
John G. Roberts Jr. and Stephen G. Breyer
After nearly two hours of debate, the nation’s highest court took on a criminal case with implications for tribal communities across the country.
Chuck Hoskin
“We can work together,” Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said of ongoing efforts to address public safety in Indian Country.
White House
The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
U.S. Supreme Court - Oklahoma v. Carlos-Huerta
The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, No. 21-429, on April 27, 2022.
The Guardian
A case of child neglect in Indian Country has become the subject of a hot-button dispute before the U.S. Supreme Court.
As Long as the Waters Flow by Allan C. Houser
“Oklahoma is strongest when our tribes are at the table”: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole leaders remain united amid attacks on their sovereign rights.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is set for another tribal sovereignty showdown as the state of Oklahoma continues efforts to weaken a landmark treaty rights decision.
New Mexico Roundhouse
New Mexico is the latest to allow recreational cannabis sales setting up a potential new revenue stream for tribal nations. But there are some legal hurdles.
@hucpiga on TikTok
A young voice from the Winnebago Tribe spurred big change and helped address anti-LGBTQ actions in the community.
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Pueblo of Picuris
“My people, my community, we’ve been targets. But the intention is to grow cannabis here,” said Gov. Craig Quanchello of the Pueblo of Picuris.
Edith Kanakaole
Edith Kanaka’ole was an acclaimed Native Hawaiian composer, chanter, hula dancer and educator.
Deb Haaland
Indian Country’s economic health is vastly more important than scoring partisan points.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
The nation’s highest court is once again entering a season of significant change with major Indian law cases on the docket and a historic nominee nearing confirmation.
Dwayne Tomah
With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.4715, H.R.5715, and H.R.6707
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.
Tribal Flags
Ideally, a national flag is a symbol of pride and devotion to one’s country.
Chuck Hoskin, Joe Biden and Kim Teehee
An issue that I passionately believe in is that every Cherokee woman should feel safe in her community and in her home.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, discussed equity and inclusion at the SXSW conference.
Red Lake Nation
The Red Lake Nation is making history as the first in Indian Country to win federal approval for its energy development organization.
House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Native Women in Red Shawls
The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that challenges the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Gabe Galanda
The dehumanization threatens tribal national existence; without the People, there are no nations.
Myron Lizer
Myron Lizer, the often controversial vice president of the Navajo Nation who recently declared his ‘love’ for Donald Trump, is running for U.S. Congress.
Teresa Leger Fernandez
A Democratic-led bill working its way through Congress would extend the federal policy of consultation to people who have recently been asserting an Indian identity.
Flaring North Dakota
The Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, home to a massive amount of natural gas flaring, is battling for regulatory control over this wasteful practice.
Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.
Ute Mountain Ute Reservation
Can a Native person who was found guilty in tribal court be charged for the same crime in the federal system?
SCOTUS Fire Extinguisher
A View from the Courtroom is an inside look at oral arguments and opinion announcements unfolding in real time.
Great Seal of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Denezpi v. United States, a tribal sovereignty case, on February 22, 2022.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, No. 20-493, on February 22, 2022.
Ute Mountain Ute Reservation
Crimes against indigenous women are the subject of increasing public concern and awareness.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The U.S. Supreme Court argument in Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas presents yet another installment in the decades-long conflict between state gambling regulators and tribal nations.