More: allotments

Little Traverse Bay Bands lose lawsuit over status of reservation
Little Traverse Bay Bands lose lawsuit over status of reservation (August 27, 2019)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians do not have a treaty-established reservation in Michigan, a federal judge ruled.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


Quinault Nation asserts sovereignty over isolated Indian allotment
Quinault Nation asserts sovereignty over isolated Indian allotment (May 6, 2019)

An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.


Bill John Baker: Five Civilized Tribes welcome repeal of termination-era law
Bill John Baker: Five Civilized Tribes welcome repeal of termination-era law (January 7, 2019)

A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people (May 9, 2018)

One of America's continuing problem has always been the omission of the Indian history and experience.


Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case
Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case (April 30, 2018)

Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.


Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision
Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision (March 29, 2018)

A natural gas pipeline continues to operate illegally on Indian land in Oklahoma, a year after a federal judge ordered it to be removed.


Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court
Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (February 21, 2018)

An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.


House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.


Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
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?


Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation
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.


Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp
Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp (February 17, 2017)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is no longer willing to accept Sacred Stone, the original #NoDAPL encampment.


Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the land
Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the land (February 13, 2017)

Most of the stories I write about way back when are told to me by my mother Lizzie Two Bulls-Swallow.


House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (September 19, 2016)

Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.


Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court
Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court (September 1, 2016)

The Washington tribe is challenging a federal tax that was imposed on a business that operates on an allotment within reservation boundaries.


Karuk Tribe asserts authority for activity on Indian allotment
Karuk Tribe asserts authority for activity on Indian allotment (March 27, 2012)

The Karuk Tribe of California says it hasn't authorized activity at an Indian allotment where an asphalt plant is in being operated. Members of the tribe own fractionated interests in...