tag: treaties

Mama Julz: “We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!”
“We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!” Lakota matriarch Mama Julz said of Line 3.
Cherokee Nation
A year after McGirt, it remains the most important case in our lifetimes in support of tribal sovereignty in many generations.
David Hill
“Generations of Mvskokvlke (Muscogee) will always look to this historic day as a reminder of our remarkable past, our perseverance and survival and our inherent right to exist as a sovereign nation,” said Chief David W. Hill.
Land Back in Rapid City, South Dakota
Grassroots treaty rights events on Independence Day featured a peaceful but spectacular civil disobedience action.
Wilma Mankiller - 2022 American Women Quarters Program
The late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a beacon for girls and women of all ages and all races.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The Battle of Greasy Grass was over in an hour, but its legacy continues to this day.
Donna Gilbert, Julie Mohney and Charmaine White Face
A self-determination dispute at an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota has come to an end.
President Joe Biden
An Oklahoma man has been arrested and charged after citing the Trail of Tears and the Muscogee Nation’s treaty when making violent threats against President Joe Biden.
'Death to KXL'
After more than 10 years of fighting, the Keystone XL Pipeline is finally dead.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribes and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after the nation’s highest court protected a key Indian health care law from a Republican attack.
Stop Line 3
Law enforcement reported arresting more than 240 people for participating in a demonstration against a pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.
Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
Harold Frazier
This has been a long fight and there is much more to do for our people.
Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
greenwoodculturalcenter
No nation can truly prosper when any of its citizens are victims of discrimination.
leonardcrowdog
Leonard Crow Dog was a powerful Wicasa Wakan, Holy Man, with a beautiful vision of the Sacred Mystery of the Universe.
ndncollectivewilliwhite
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is declaring victory for treaty rights and sacred places in an ongoing battle against the Republican governor of South Dakota.
ginaadams
Two artists who admit they aren’t enrolled in any tribal nation have still managed to find their way into museums and educational institutions.
crowtribe
The nation’s highest court has unanimously sided with tribal sovereignty in one of two Indian law cases on the docket.
pineridgeihs
The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 requires the United States to provide health care to the Sioux Nation.
shutdownline5
From the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota to Line 5 in Michigan, pipeline operators continue to skirt the law.
Harold Frazier
“Native Sovereign Nations have been at the center of America from the beginning,” said Chairman Harold Frazier of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association.
daysof76
The Days of ’76 Parade and Rodeo has been growing over the years, and including Native culture is becoming more important in the celebration.
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.
laurenking
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.
departmentoftheinterior
Secretary Deb Haaland approved a new constitution for the Cherokee Nation that explicitly ensures the protection of the political rights and citizenship of all tribal citizens, including the Freedmen.
cherokeenation
Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.
chickasawnation
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.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will hear about the cultural significance of spearfishing as well as some history of past political tensions of subsistence fishing.
deb haaland
The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
Tim Giago
It is against the culture and the traditions of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to deny its own citizens equal protection under the law.
billsterud
“This battle ended in victory,” the Puyallup Tribe said after the Biden administration stopped the sale of the National Archives in Washington state.
sarahyoungbearbrown
Sarah Young Bear-Brown, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, addresses the #ShutDownDAPL​ and #StopLine3​ rally in Washington, D.C.
aaronpayment
Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.
shutdowndapl
Five years since the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline became a worldwide movement, and four years after tribes and their allies took to the streets of D.C. in protest, Lakota youth returned to the nation’s capital.
crowtribe
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.
Crow Reservation, Montana

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.

supremecourt
“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.
oakflat
For more than six years, the San Carlos Apache Tribe and allies have been holding camps, rallies, relay runs and other demonstrations to resist mining on sacred land at Oak Flat.