tag: sovereignty

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.
joebiden012621
President Joe Biden signs a memorandum on tribal consultation and strengthening nation-to-nation relationships at the White House.
debhaaland
Deb Haaland is someone who knows what it is like to struggle and who always looks out for ways to help people, no matter their tribal affiliation, party, politics, or beliefs.
kevinstitt
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a decision in Treat v. Stitt, a dispute over Class III gaming compacts in Oklahoma.
joebiden
“The United States has made solemn promises to Tribal Nations for more than two centuries,” says President Joe Biden.
donaldtrump
The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
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.
akwesasnesingers
We must have the women take charge in Mohawk society.
nativeamericacalling nac
The landscape is changing rapidly for tribes aiming to capitalize on the growing legal cannabis market.
Richard Nixon Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo wholeheartedly appreciates the support, leadership, the prayers, contributions, and sacrifices that brought Blue Lake back to our people.
scia
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.
indigenousfashionweek
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto once again took the world by storm, only virtually this time around.
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.
campmniluzahan
The history of the Northern Plains Indians has always been subsumed by isolationism, rejection and outright racism.
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.
kevinkiller
Kevin Killer, a former state lawmaker, and Alicia Mousseau, an expert in health and wellness issues, will be leading the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
mikedunleavy
The state of Alaska is siding with Native corporations over tribal governments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
donaldtrumpamyconeybarrett
With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
cheyenneriversiouxtribe
Kristi Noem has allowed COVID-19 to make South Dakota number one in the nation by not practicing the simple guidelines that tribes are following.
mikeblack
Joe Biden is the only choice for Indian Country this November, asserts a former official who served under numerous presidents.
stevebullock
Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
joebidenindigenouspeoplesday
Joe Biden #IndigenousPeoplesDay (October 12, 2020)
“As president, I’ll make tribal sovereignty and upholding our federal trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations the cornerstone of federal Indian policy,” Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Indigenous Peoples Day.
dncindigenouspeoplesday
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and DNC Native Caucus Chair Rion Ramirez released an Indigenous People’s Day statement.
oglalasioux
We have living conditions that hinder our desire to be treated with dignity and to be governed equitably or even to be truly self-governing.
triballeadersbidenharris
With the election less than a month away, Joe Biden continues to push for Indian Country’s vote, vowing to reverse years of setbacks tribes have suffered at the hands of Donald Trump.
covid19
The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
kevinstitt
How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?
supremecourt
Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
mmiw
Despite all of the rhetoric on Capitol Hill about enhancing tribal law and order, deterring violence against our women, and bringing our missing and murdered relatives home, nobody expresses concern about the dehumanization associated with disenrollment.
tomudall
“I believe that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would have dangerous implications for Indian Country,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
haroldfrazier
I am proud to support Joe Biden in the hopes that the agreements made between our nations in the name of peace will honored by United States of America.
jonathannez
It’s been over six months since Congress set aside $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country. The battle over the funds is still not over.
tribalcourtsandtribalsovereignty
The Native American Law and Policy Institute at the Southern University Law Center will host its third annual Tribal Courts and Tribal Sovereignty symposium on October 16, 2020.
williambarrdonaldtrump
The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.