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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.
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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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Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.
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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.
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The fate of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. Learn more on the monthly Native news recap!
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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.
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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.
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Are Alaska Native corporations the same as Indian tribes? The nation’s highest court is poised to answer the question.
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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.
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A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
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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.

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“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.
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A U.S. Supreme Court decision from March 1978 continues to hinder tribal sovereignty on a daily basis.
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Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
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To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.
With one of the debacles of the Donald Trump era still raging in the courts, Indian Country will be paying close attention as the Department of the Treasury gains new leadership.
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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
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“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.
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The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policies in American history – but it wasn’t an isolated incident.
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NAFOA is hitting the ground running in 2021 to keep tribes informed and supported.
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Is this the same-ole same-ole by the federal government that the U. S. Constitution and the law doesn’t matter if it only affects American Indians?
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With change coming at the highest levels of government, tribal and federal officials are working to ensure the crisis of missing and murdered loved ones in Indian Country remains a priority.
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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.
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Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
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.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
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A former police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old has been charged in federal court with first degree murder.
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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.
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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.
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Amy Coney Barrett is exceptionally well-qualified and a great choice to serve on the highest court in the land.
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American history was made when Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
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The nation’s highest court now has six justices — out of nine — who were nominated by a Republican president.
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With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.
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Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.
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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.