'The court’s ruling is a victory for people who are bearing the brunt of federal and tribal oil and gas development,' says Lisa DeVille of Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights.
Tribal nations succeeded in barring the release of COVID-19 relief money to Alaska Native Corporations for a second time while they pursue an appeal in the case.
Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.
It has been six years since the Dakota Access Pipeline began slithering a path through our treaty territory.
A federal judge has cleared the way for Alaska Native corporations to receive shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund that was designated for tribal governments.
A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona are on the rise, following the state's decision to life stay-at-home orders.
It's taken over 80 days, numerous lawsuits and public pressure for the Trump administration to pay tribal nations the COVID-19 relief they were promised by the federal government.
Tribes will finally see the rest of their payments from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund after the Trump administration tried to delay the money by playing divide and conquer.
With tribes still waiting on COVID-19 payments by the federal government, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin is appearing before Congress to discuss the Trump administration's response to the crisis.
Indian Country is declaring victory after a federal judge blasted the Trump administration for threatening the sovereignty of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and breaking its promises to the People of the First Light.
It was a federal judge's mistake but it forced the Trump administration into disclosing the troubles tribes are facing as they seek the COVID-19 funds they were promised two months ago.
A federal judge vacated 287 oil and gas leases in Montana, ruling that the Bureau of Land Management did not properly assess the leases’ threat to groundwater and impacts on climate change.
With yet another deadline looming, concerns are growing in Indian Country and on Capitol Hill about the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.
With just days left before an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is supposed to go out to Indian Country, the Trump administration has yet to decide how to distribute the much-needed money.
The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.
The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
Republican pushed an immigration bill through a party-line vote after preventing Democrats from offering amendments to it.
A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.
A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.
One of President Trump's court nominees tried to dispel concerns about his record on tribal law, saying his previous work did not reflect how he would rule as a judge.
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are opposing one of President Trump's judicial nominees.
Protesters outside of a heated Senate hearing seemed to have already made up their minds about Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
Republicans are intent on advancing Brett Kavanaugh even as more Alaska Natives oppose the controversial Supreme Court nominee.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.
Alaska tribes, despite being more than the nation's capital, know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh's agenda.
During the majority of his time in the House and Senate, John McCain was a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
Immigration officials continue to face fire for separating migrant families at the U.S. border.
A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
The Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.
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.
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The real estate mogul accused a federal judge of being biased due to his 'Mexican' heritage.
Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals participated in a contract support costs case that was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in January.
A key document that was withheld from the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe explains why Indian guardians lost 100 percent of cases before Judge Jeff Davis.
Senate Republicans are refusing to consider Merrick Garland as Indian Country awaits decisions in cases that affect tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction and protections for Native women.
A short list of five potential candidates is being widely cited in the media but it does not include anyone from Indian Country.
It’s time to recognize the ability of Indigenous women to restore the balance to not only our communities, but to all people; in fact, it’s long overdue.
The Senate Judiciary Committee said it won't hold hearings until a new president is sworn into office in January 2017.
An order that deprived Oglala Lakota County residents of the right to sit on trial juries in cases originating in their county has been ruled illegal.
'This is a victory for the residents of Oglala Lakota County,' attorney Charles Abourezk said.
Judge Jeff Davis had barred all residents of Oglala Lakota County, formerly known as Shannon County, from serving on juries.
A group of Indian plaintiffs want to see the messages to determine whether the former judge was biased in the courtroom.
Judge Jeff Davis in Pennington County removed Indian children from their families in 100 percent of the cases before him.