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Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
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Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)
A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.

Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma
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Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma (October 24, 2017)
The Osage Nation has cleared another hurdle its long-running dispute with a wind farm in Oklahoma but the battle is far from over.

Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma
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Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma (October 2, 2017)
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation is going to trial for murder for a fourth time after a judge said a dispute over the boundaries of the tribe's reservation remains unresolved.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up
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Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up (September 29, 2017)
A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is waiting to hear whether his murder case will be dismissed as industry interests in Oklahoma flock to court in a closely-related reservation boundary case.

Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm
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Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm (September 18, 2017)
A landmark decision from a federal appeals court clears the way for the Osage Nation to recover damages from the operators of a contested wind farm in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries
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Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries (August 24, 2017)
A landmark decision that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact on cases in Oklahoma.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
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Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
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Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)
The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.

Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder
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Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder (August 14, 2017)
A landmark court ruling that confirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation
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Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.

Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma
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Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma (August 8, 2017)
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation has secured a stunning court victory that not only reverses his death penalty conviction but also reaffirms the historic boundaries of his tribe's reservation.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
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Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation
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Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation (July 12, 2017)
Thanks to a federal court ruling, the Ute Tribe is finally hoping to secure some justice for the death of one of its young citizens.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute
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Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute (May 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation
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Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)
A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court
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Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (May 4, 2017)
Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
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Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support
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Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.

John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court
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John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court (April 3, 2017)
Indian country has long sought a Supreme Court nominee like Neil Gorsuch.

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
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Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)
Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.

Supreme Court nominee fares well in review of Indian law record
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Supreme Court nominee fares well in review of Indian law record (March 20, 2017)
Donald Trump's nominee has a far better record when it comes to tribes than the man he would be replacing on the nation's highest court.

Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case
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Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case (February 22, 2017)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe can't exercise authority in a border town known as Riverton.

Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
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Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda (February 20, 2017)
Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
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Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law
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Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (February 1, 2017)
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.

President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat
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President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat (January 30, 2017)
Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.

Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
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Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.

Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward
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Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (September 22, 2016)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.

Appeals court hears lawsuit over death in stolen artifact case
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Appeals court hears lawsuit over death in stolen artifact case (September 21, 2016)
A non-Indian man was never brought to justice for stealing tribal property but his family has kept the dispute alive for years.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
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Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.

Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest
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Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty case despite protest (August 30, 2016)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.

Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute
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Ute Tribe remains busy in court with appeal in contract dispute (August 25, 2016)
A former employee claims he is owed $23 million for doing energy development work for the Utah tribe.

Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case
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Judge takes aim at Ute Tribe after being kicked off sovereignty case (August 24, 2016)
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.

Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty
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Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty (August 11, 2016)
Will a new court ruling put an end to 40 years of litigation? Tribal leaders hope so.

Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time
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Ute Tribe prevails in reservation boundary dispute yet another time (August 10, 2016)
The tribe has won the case seven times in the last 40 years. But officials in Utah keep on fighting.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory
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Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory (July 20, 2016)
An arbitrator sided with the tribe in a major sales tax dispute but the state of Oklahoma is looking to appeal.

White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country
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White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (June 23, 2016)
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.

Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country
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Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (June 22, 2016)
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.

Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty
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Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty (June 14, 2016)
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.

Supreme Court upholds use of tribal convictions in federal system
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Supreme Court upholds use of tribal convictions in federal system (June 13, 2016)
A unanimous decision from the nation's highest court ensures that Native women in all states can be protected by a federal law that was written to address high rates of violence in tribal communities.

Osage Nation finalizes purchase of big ranch property for $74M
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Osage Nation finalizes purchase of big ranch property for $74M (June 10, 2016)
The acquisition of the 43,000-acre Bluestem Ranch makes the tribe one of the largest landowners in Osage County, Oklahoma.

Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle
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Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle (May 16, 2016)
The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.

Supreme Court posts audio from hearing in domestic violence case
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Supreme Court posts audio from hearing in domestic violence case (April 25, 2016)
The hearing ran about 15 minutes shorter than the allotted hour because the justices had fewer questions than normal for both sides in the case.

Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country
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Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (April 21, 2016)
The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.

Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket
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Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket (April 18, 2016)
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.

Supreme Court supports sex offender in dispute over registration
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Supreme Court supports sex offender in dispute over registration (April 4, 2016)
A sex offender who left Kansas and moved to another country did not need to update his registration after he left, the court said in a unanimous decision.

Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case
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Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case (March 25, 2016)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are defending their reservation borders in a long-running dispute with the state of Wyoming.

Supreme Court declines case over Indian symbol on license plate
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Supreme Court declines case over Indian symbol on license plate (March 21, 2016)
The plate features the 'Sacred Rain Arrow' sculpture by the late acclaimed Apache artist Allan Houser.

Supreme Court won't hear case challenging Ute Tribe's sovereignty
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Supreme Court won't hear case challenging Ute Tribe's sovereignty (March 21, 2016)
The state of Utah and three counties have been trying to diminish the boundaries of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation despite losing a string of cases dating back decades.

Supreme Court schedules hearing in Indian Country domestic violence case
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Supreme Court schedules hearing in Indian Country domestic violence case (March 11, 2016)
Arguments in US v. Bryant, a case being watched closely by Native women and their advocates, will take place on April 19.

Stakes raised as Supreme Court weighs domestic violence case
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Stakes raised as Supreme Court weighs domestic violence case (February 16, 2016)
Before the passing of Antonin Scalia, the justices agreed to determine whether tribal court convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.

Ex-US Attorney welcomes review of domestic violence case
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Ex-US Attorney welcomes review of domestic violence case (December 17, 2015)
The U.S. Supreme Court is looking closely at a federal law aimed at protecting Native women from repeat domestic violence offenders.

Supreme Court agrees to review yet another Indian law dispute
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Supreme Court agrees to review yet another Indian law dispute (December 14, 2015)
The justices will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.

DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian Country
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DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian Country (December 11, 2015)
The controversial regulation imposes hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands but some tribes say it shouldn't apply to their reservations.

Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking rule
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Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking rule (December 4, 2015)
The Ute Tribe, four states and energy industry groups secured an injunction that prevents the Obama administration from imposing hydraulic fracturing standards on public and Indian lands.

Counties ask Supreme Court to hear Ute Tribe jurisdiction case
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Counties ask Supreme Court to hear Ute Tribe jurisdiction case (November 24, 2015)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rebuked the counties and the state of Utah for repeatedly challenging the tribe's sovereignty.

Former US Attorney backs review of domestic violence case
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Former US Attorney backs review of domestic violence case (November 13, 2015)
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to ensure that American Indian and Alaska Native women everywhere are protected from repeat domestic violence offenders.

DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear Indian domestic violence case
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DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear Indian domestic violence case (November 11, 2015)
The Obama administration is warning that American Indian and Alaska Native women could be terrorized even more unless the justices resolve an issue affecting repeat offenders.

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