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Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country
Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country (May 11, 2020)

Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their own trustee amid the worst public health crisis to hit their communities in decades.


Operation Lady Justice features artwork by D.G. Smalling of Choctaw Nation
Operation Lady Justice features artwork by D.G. Smalling of Choctaw Nation (November 26, 2019)

The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.


'Political football': Protections for Native women caught up in partisan stalemate
'Political football': Protections for Native women caught up in partisan stalemate (November 21, 2019)

Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

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.


Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress
Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress (May 22, 2019)

A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty
'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty (March 25, 2019)

Native women are changing the narrative as they continue to secure safety for their sisters.


'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act
'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act (March 18, 2019)

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.


Advocates call for funding, data to find missing, murdered Native women
Advocates call for funding, data to find missing, murdered Native women (March 18, 2019)

Navajo Nation Missing Persons founder Meskee Yatsayte wakes up every morning, scours social media for missing indigenous people and begins contacting families.


Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters
Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters (March 12, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.


'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation
'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation (August 6, 2018)

After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs more stories like 'Sovereignty' play
Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs more stories like 'Sovereignty' play (January 29, 2018)

Indian Country needs a canon of stories. A collection of memory that every child knows growing up.


Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award
Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award (January 22, 2018)

Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has won a $50,000 United States Artists Award.


Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)

A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.


Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale University
Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale University (October 12, 2016)

Officials at the Ivy League institution apologized for the use of the stereotypical imagery.


Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence
Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence (June 28, 2016)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.


Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdiction
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdiction (October 14, 2015)

Further reason for concern in this case is the Amicus Brief filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supporting Dollar General’s claim they cannot be prosecuted under the tribal court system because they are non-Indian.