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There are 870 Article III judges in the United States. Only two are Native American.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.
Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.
A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.
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.
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
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.
Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Tribes and tribal organizations say the new regulations will help prevent the breakup of families in their communities.
The Pawnee Nation citizen is being honored with the 'Spirit of Keystone' award from the national Keystone Policy Center.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.
Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia presents a historic opportunity to reshape the high court's impact in Indian Country.
The justices will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.
The state of Mississippi is submitting a brief in defense of the authority of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.
The justices won't let a county in New York file a late petition in a foreclosure case.
The tribe and Indian Country have most likely been spared another round of concerns about their record before the Supreme Court.
Highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 70th annual convention.
John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund, Jackie Pata of the National Congress of American Indians and Terry Cross of the National Indian Child Welfare Association discuss Adoptive Couple...
A federal judge approved settlements in 25 tribal trust lawsuits on Wednesday, the Native American Rights Fund reported. Judge Thomas F. Hogan in Washington, D.C., approved the settlements for NARF's...
President Barack Obama led the charge to settle 41 tribal trust cases, John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund said on Thursday. NARF, where Echohawk serves as executive director,...