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The Trump administration suffered yet another rebuke of its Indian Country policy with a narrow but clear victory in a closely-watched tribal sovereignty 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.
Tribal leaders are once again questioning the Trump administration's commitment to their people, with the official who has been working on Indian Country issues being moved out of the White House in the middle of a pandemic.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.
With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.
The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.
An economic development corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation is back in the news in connection with some allegedly fraudulent dealings.
Two women were placed on leave from their positions at the Ute Tribe after they complained about their supervisor, who remains on the job.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
Two employees of the Ute Tribe were suspended after they complained about being sexually harassed by their supervisor.
The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.
We need to face some dark truths about ourselves. One, we wanted the money, not the land.
History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
Citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are standing by Chairman Lee Spoonhunter and his efforts to take his people in a new direction.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't hear from Indian Country often but it was hard to tell as a closely-watched tribal case came up for consideration.
I know one thing: we must not cede our rights to be heard and to demand justice.
Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.
The Big Fire Law and Policy Group promises to fight for tribes and their rights.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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.
Stanley Patrick Weber was sentenced to more than 18 years for abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation. He faces similar charges on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people have been restored to their rightful place in New Jersey history.
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.
One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are opposing one of President Trump's judicial nominees.
The leader of the country's largest and oldest inter-tribal organization is defending the group’s handling of sexual harassment allegations.
Indigenous leaders in Ecuador are celebrating but they might never see the $9.5 billion judgment for pollution in their communities.
Canadians are being royally hosed with the proposed Sixties Scoop 'settlement' which once again exploits Natives and enriches lawyers.
Though no firm date is available, final Keepseagle settlement payments are expected before the end of the year.
A natural gas pipeline continues to operate illegally on Indian land in Oklahoma, a year after a federal judge ordered it to be removed.
Three tribal elders are planning an appeal in order to hold the federal government accountable for bulldozing a sacred site in Oregon.
A member of the Native American Church whose sacred items were mistreated by federal agents has reached a settlement that helps fellow Native travelers.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe can sue the federal government for mismanaging its trust funds all the way back to 1946, a federal judge said in a ruling with major implications for Indian Country.
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking aim at some of the biggest opponents of the controversial project in a lawsuit that claims their efforts caused 'billions of dollars' in damages.
The Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by two of its former attorneys, an appeals court in Florida ruled.
Larry Roberts is the latest high-profile addition to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
The 38 individual Indian owners went to court after an energy company continued to operate the pipeline without their consent.
Hillary Tompkins, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, was the first Native woman to serve as the top legal official at the Interior Department.
Keith Harper, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was the first member of a federally recognized tribe to serve in an ambassador-level post.
Thomas W. Fredericks, a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, has worked on tribal issues for nearly 45 years.
The referendum came after the Bureau of Indian Affairs said it would not recognize any actions taken by the tribal council due to a lack of a quorum.
'I will continue to write about issues and activities in Indian Country that I see as potentially harmful to Tribes and Tribal Sovereignty.'
Chief Justice Bob Kelly is reviewing a disenrollment lawsuit in which he is named as a defendant.
The backers of the controversial and costly pipeline are seeking to regain an advantage as construction remains in limbo.
The backers of the controversial pipeline aren't leaving anything to chance as they prepare for the October 5 hearing.
Despite losing in the courts, an attorney based in Washington, D.C., remains intent on undermining the 1978 law.
Dakota descendants in Minnesota who are seeking rights to the land promised to their ancestors secured a small victory from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.
The tribe had accused attorneys Guy Lewis and Michael Tein of fraud and racketeering but lost.
The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.