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.
Montana Free Press: Nez Perce citizen shot during tribal treaty hunt (January 23, 2023)A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
‘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.
‘Maybe they don’t want our business’: Hotel rates explode during Native event (December 13, 2022)People headed to a Native basketball, educational and cultural tournament were shocked to learn that some hotels were charging more than $2,000 a night.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 12, 2022)This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!
Shannon Holsey: U.S. must honor treaty promises to tribal nations (December 6, 2022)When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation holds U.S. to treaty promise (December 5, 2022)Almost 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee Nation and the United States government was signed.
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.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation keeps our language alive (November 21, 2022)Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.
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.
Aaron Payment: It’s time for a tribal delegate in the U.S. Congress (October 19, 2022)We have American Indians and Alaska Natives in Congress but what we don’t have is a voice to speak to our unique interests.
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.
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.
‘Just a terrific week’: Native women break new ground in nation’s capital (September 15, 2022)It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.
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.
Harold Frazier: Honor sacred promises to our Native Sovereign Nations (September 13, 2022)Mni Wiconi means water is life, and no one will silence our Native peoples.
Albert Bender: Anti-Indian sovereignty from the nation’s highest court (September 8, 2022)Tribal nations must be prepared to combat this judicial onslaught—and any more to come—from the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative anti-Native agenda.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation lives up to treaty obligations to Freedmen (September 6, 2022)A great nation is strong enough to tell the whole story, including those times when we inflicted trauma on others.
James Giago Davies: Grandstanding for the white man’s money (August 30, 2022)Most people did not use logic or reason to arrive at their ideas.
Cronkite News: Fight over copper mine at sacred Apache site continues (August 15, 2022)A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation celebrates historic act of unity (July 25, 2022)Whatever our disagreements may be today, nothing compares to what divided the Cherokee people 183 years ago.
Secretary Haaland returns to work after suffering injury (July 18, 2022)Secretary Deb Haaland is returning to work after suffering a break in her left fibula during a hike in a national park.
‘You promised us that you would honor the treaties’ (July 12, 2022)A hiring dispute at the Indian Health Service is being brought to the attention of President Joe Biden.
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