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.
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.
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.
‘A history in the making’: First Navajo Nation citizen leads Indian Health Service (September 27, 2022)Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulates Roselyn Tso on becoming the next director of the Indian Health Service.
Indian gaming revenues hit record $39 billion despite COVID-19 (August 10, 2022)The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.
U.S. Supreme Court decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (June 29, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, a contentious case affecting tribal sovereignty.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indigenous peoples continue to endure (June 16, 2022)We can see that the Americans are engaged in vicious cycles of self destruction.
Supreme Court winds down big term with first Indian law ruling (June 14, 2022)The nation’s highest court is winding down a highly controversial term with a ruling hailed by advocates for Native women, the first of three decisions being anticipated in Indian Country.
Native America Calling: How to confront mass shootings (June 1, 2022)Mass shootings in New York and Texas are a shock to our collective sense of security. What can we do about them?
Navajo Nation citizen makes history as newest federal judge (May 23, 2022)Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
People’s World: Tribal site continues to inspire and educate (April 14, 2022)Great cities abounded in ancient Native America, including the Spiro Mounds in eastern Oklahoma.
‘Auntie Deb’ discusses representation at SXSW conference (March 17, 2022)Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, discussed equity and inclusion at the SXSW conference.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court tackles bingo and tribal sovereignty (February 23, 2022)A View from the Courtroom is an inside look at oral arguments and opinion announcements unfolding in real time.
Supreme Court Audio: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (February 22, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, No. 20-493, on February 22, 2022.
SCOTUSBlog: Tigua Tribe finally gets gaming case to Supreme Court (February 22, 2022)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.
Supreme Court hears cases with high stakes for Indian Country (February 21, 2022)Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.
Supreme Court surprises by taking up contentious Indian law case (January 21, 2022)The highest court in the land has added another Indian law case to its docket, taking up a contentious sovereignty dispute that pits tribal nations against the state of Oklahoma.
Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench (December 17, 2021)Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
President Biden nominates another Native woman to federal bench (December 15, 2021)President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Freedom Socialist: Conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act continues (December 1, 2021)Determined right-wing forces have piled onto a critical court case in order to overturn the hard-won Indian Child Welfare Act.
National Park Service: More tribes sign historic preservation agreements (November 24, 2021)Seven new tribal historic preservation agreements were completed and signed with tribes in seven states in 2021.
Cronkite News: Native voting rights bill caught up in partisan debate (October 22, 2021)The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.
Supreme Court takes up Indian law cases as tribes face new ‘unknown’ (October 19, 2021)The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.
People’s World: Installation commemorates peace treaty signed in 1843 (September 28, 2021)The Treaty of Bird’s Fort was the result of years of conflict and bloodshed between Native nations and the onrushing tide of settlers who later called themselves Texans.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (June 22, 2021)Yes, it’s Tuesday. NAFOA started off the week in observance of Juneteenth.
More Indian Country bills slated for action on Capitol Hill (May 11, 2021)Four more Indian Country bills are scheduled for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
California Tribal Families Coalition responds to ICWA decision (April 8, 2021)The California Tribal Families Coalition is calling a federal appeals court decision “troubling” but says it won’t immediately impact Indian Child Welfare Act matters in their state.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: Brackeen v. Haaland (April 7, 2021)A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
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