U.S. Supreme Court adds more Indian Country cases to docket (January 24, 2023)Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
Native America Calling: Do stereotypes influence policy? (January 19, 2023)Native America Calling looks at the continuing verbal, legal, and legislative affronts to tribal sovereignty based on outdated, stereotypical and uninformed perspectives.
Montana Free Press: Republican complains of ‘handouts’ to Native voters (January 2, 2023)A Republican aide with political aspirations questioned whether members of tribes living on reservations should be able to vote in state elections.
‘Empower tribal nations’: Indian Country looks to White House for support (December 14, 2022)With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 12, 2022)This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!
‘For all of Indian Country’: Native woman judge makes history in Michigan (December 6, 2022)A Native person will serve on one of the highest courts in Michigan for the first time in state history.
Harold Frazier: Nation-to-nation policy must be law of the land (November 30, 2022)Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.
Kaiser Health News: Blackfeet Nation joins lawsuit to protect COVID-19 mandates (November 29, 2022)A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
Albert Bender: Genocide of Indian nations at the U.S. Supreme Court (November 28, 2022)A case before the United States Supreme Court could resume the genocide of tribal nations.
Tribal youth get a taste of food sovereignty at White House gathering (November 15, 2022)Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
USDA promotes Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative (November 15, 2022)“USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
AUDIO: U.S. Supreme Court hearing in Haaland v. Brackeen (November 10, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case, on November 9, 2022.
Native America Calling: The fate of ICWA (November 10, 2022)The decision in Haaland v. Brackeen will be a major force in the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the scope of tribal sovereignty.
Mother Jones: Right-wing groups take ICWA to nation’s highest court (November 8, 2022)The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.
Native America Calling: Traditions and complications in hunting season (November 7, 2022)Many Native hunters have mastered big game hunting, providing for themselves and their families.
Native America Calling: Tribal Leadership discuss citizenship and identity (November 2, 2022)Citizenship is one of the keystones of sovereignty for every tribe.
Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation takes huge stride for food sovereignty (October 31, 2022)For the Cherokee people and for people everywhere, true freedom is impossible without control over our own food supply.
Controversial scholar walks away from Native food organizations (October 27, 2022)A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
PolitiFact: Republican candidate tells tall tale about tribal governments (October 26, 2022)Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections (October 21, 2022)A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Lawsuit against National Congress of American Indians set for first hearing (October 20, 2022)A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
Underscore.news: Yakama Nation celebrates return of sacred land (October 18, 2022)An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.
Chuck Hoskin: Tribal sovereignty at stake in upcoming election (October 17, 2022)This election is one of the most important elections that we have faced as Native Americans in the state of Oklahoma.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities (October 5, 2022)The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
Cronkite News: Tribes support greater protections for sacred sites (October 3, 2022)Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
‘The Pretendians’ documentary from Canada tackles hot topic (September 30, 2022)A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
Cronkite News: U.S. Supreme Court ruling a ‘real threat’ to tribal sovereignty (September 21, 2022)A decision from the nation’s highest court opens tribal lands to state jurisdiction — even though tribes have not consented to the imposition.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Honoring a true Mohawk patriot (September 19, 2022)Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.
Native America Calling: Osage disestablishment (September 19, 2022)Just as courts are working through jurisdictional boundaries for the other tribes, the Osage Nation is facing an erosion of its sovereignty.
Biden administration hosts listening sessions on U.S. Supreme Court decision (September 15, 2022)The Biden administration is hosting two listening sessions to hear from tribes about a controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision.
National Congress of American Indians announces Sovereignty Run (September 14, 2022)“We are in a critical time where, once again, our sovereignty is being threatened,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in announcing the 2022 Sovereignty Run.
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