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‘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.
Indian Country rallies as U.S. Supreme Court hears ICWA challenge (November 3, 2022)Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation betrayed by U.S. Supreme Court (July 5, 2022)A narrow majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has ignored its sacred responsibility to uphold the law when it comes to federal treaties with Native sovereign nations.
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.
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.
Winnebago Tribe takes action to address marriage controversy (April 13, 2022)A young voice from the Winnebago Tribe spurred big change and helped address anti-LGBTQ actions in the community.
Wabanaki Nations seek ‘equality’ for their tribal sovereignty (April 4, 2022)With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Supreme Court Audio: Denezpi v. United States (February 22, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Denezpi v. United States, a tribal sovereignty case, on February 22, 2022.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up tribal sovereignty dispute (February 22, 2022)Crimes against indigenous women are the subject of increasing public concern and awareness.
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.
Progress cited in improving Violence Against Women Act for Indian Country (February 11, 2022)A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation deserves to be treated with respect (January 31, 2022)The United States must keep its treaty promise to Cherokee Nation. Now, let us move forward.
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.
Mountains and Minds: ‘My grandfather was really inspiring’ (January 21, 2022)Montana Wilson leads a life defined by education and helping others.
Indian Country continues push to strengthen Violence Against Women Act (December 8, 2021)Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Tim Giago: Saying farewell to an old friend (November 29, 2021)It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.
Kaiser Health News: Tribes confront mental health challenges (October 25, 2021)Lacking mental health resources in Indian Country, tribes are often forced to detain citizens who are in crisis.
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.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation celebrates sovereignty milestone (July 12, 2021)A year after McGirt, it remains the most important case in our lifetimes in support of tribal sovereignty in many generations.
Bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (March 9, 2021)Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
Indian Country Today: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes prevail in sovereignty dispute (January 13, 2021)“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.
Legendary Lakota legal advocate Steve Emery passes on (January 6, 2021)Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
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