More: land claims
Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.
The world is beginning to better understand that the core of extractive industries are tied to deep political and economic conflicts related to the settler-colonial present and a shared colonial history.
Let us begin by acknowledging the fact that band councils are not First Nations while beginning the process of restoring our peoples to true national status.
Tensions are rising between the Kanien’kéha:ka (Mohawk) of Kanehsatà:ke and the Québec municipality of Oka.
Recently in Canada and the United States, a small but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an 'Indigenous' identity.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
The late attorney Arthur Lazarus, Jr., handled the Sioux Nation's landmark claim to the Black Hills.
Arthur Lazarus Jr., an Indian law practitioner who represented the Sioux Nation in its Black Hills land claim, died on July 27, 2019.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.
Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.
For too long we political scientists in Canada have been bystanders to discussions about cultural genocide and genocide.
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has hit another snag in its $610 million land theft case.
'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.
Tribes in Maine will finally be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians thanks to a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Protests continue as a popular golf tournament takes place on land stolen from the Shinnecock Nation.
The Shinnecock Hills Protectors Demonstration will draw attention to the fact that the U.S. Open takes place on stolen land.
The Shinnecock Nation is working to reach an agreement with the hosts of the U.S. Open, a popular golf tournament that is taking place on stolen land.
The tribe whose ancestors welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Northwest more than 200 years ago is still fighting for federal recognition.
If even for just a day, the Narragansett people could feel pride in knowing that they have come together in the past and gained a victory.
April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.
Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.
Gyasi Ross asks: 'How much is a genocide worth?'
The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.
The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.
The Trump administration has made its first major land-into-trust decision and it doesn't look good for Indian Country.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will continue to provide law enforcement services on its ancestral territory thanks to a bill signed into law in New York state.
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.
A closer look at Stanley F. Reed’s tongue in cheek phrase ‘generally scalping the Indians’ and the Tee-Hit-Ton decision.
The state of Rhode Island refused to transfer the land until the tribe waived its immunity and accepted state jurisdiction.
Now that a Colville citizen has won the right to exercise his aboriginal hunting rights across the border in Canada, what comes next for the Washington-based tribe?
In a way, there are two histories of how Alaska came to be American – and two perspectives.
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.
Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.
The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.
'This is off-the-charts unbelievable,' a defense attorney said in response to the shocking verdicts.
A juror who once worked for the federal government was removed after questions were raised about his impartiality.
Anti-government protesters with guns and ammunition took over a federal refuge that was once a reservation for the Burns Paiute Tribe.
The tribe is seeking $610 million in damages for stolen lands and mismanagement of its lands and trust fund.
An attorney for one of the ringleaders claimed the federal government didn't own a refuge that was stolen from the Burns Paiute Tribe.
The armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon generated international and criminal charges.
We as Wabanki Tribes in Maine live behind a White Curtain of poverty, bigotry and isolation from the rest of Indian Country.
All who are concerned about the Black Hills and its proper return to the rightful heirs are invited to join the 3rd annual Black Hills Unity Concert.
The Black Hills of South Dakota, Khe Sapa, belongs to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation).
The land may have been free land to the immigrants, but to American Indians, it was a massive theft of Indians lands now claimed by the United States government.
There are two basic types of hero in Lakota country; long dead legendary ancestors, and athletes who can shoot an orange ball through an iron hoop.
The biggest obstacle to crafting one story to govern Indian land titles is that no such story existed that could account for all the facts on the ground.
Totally disregarding the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 the United States government illegally seized the Black Hills from the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation.
As someone who grew up in Pine Ridge I've known of people my age who have talked about taking the money that has grown with interest to somewhere in the range of $1 billion.
Peter Capossela documents a history of land grabs by the United States that starts with the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868.
The tribe contends the state of New York stole 3,600 acres through an illegal transaction in 1859.
In 1976 the Lakota Treaty Council tried to schedule a meeting with President Gerald Ford where they hoped to present to him several proposals and arguments including putting a stop to a forced acceptance of the money set aside in the Black Hills Claims Settlement.
Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the New York tribe's long-running lawsuit.
Maine’s tribes need a relationship with the state just as the state can’t ignore the 8,000 tribal members who live here.
The late leader's biggest achievement was securing a land claim settlement and federal recognition for his people in 1993.