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Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.
Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Of 55 Indian law cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1988 and 2018 Anthony Kennedy ruled against tribes a whopping 80 percent of the time.
The Supreme Court will be undergoing another shakeup in the Trump era with the departure of a key member who has played a critical role in Indian law cases.
The Trump administration is suing the government of Guam, a U.S. territory, over a land trust program that is meant to benefit the indigenous residents of the island.
Indian tribes and their people often speak about taking history into consideration in making important decisions.
The next justice likely will have to sift through zealous, emotional attacks on ICWA, Indian tribes and Indian people.
Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.
Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Professor Matthew Fletcher analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Bryant, an Indian Country domestic violence case.
Professor Matthew Fletcher of Turtle Talk offers some commentary on the oral argument in US v. Bryant.
Michigan State University professor Matthew Fletcher, attorney Gabe Galanda, author Gyasi Ross and Michelle Roberts, who is facing removal from the Nooksack Tribe, discussed an issue affecting tribes nationwide.
Justice Scalia voted in favor of tribal interests 16.2 percent of the time — I count 8 1/2 votes in favor, and 52 1/2 votes against.
There seemed to be two major threads of argument in Nebraska v. Parker.
Even if the Supreme Court does what Dollar General asks of it, that decision will be quickly, and maybe even hilariously, irrelevant as soon as it is announced. Nonmembers and tribes will shrug, and go back to what they were doing before.
The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.
Professor Matthew Fletcher joins the debate over reparations for African Americans and compares it to tribal struggles for self-determination:
"Harold Monteau’s recent op-ed on ICRA – labeling it a “dismal failure” in protecting the rights of individual Indians — is thought-provoking, to say the least. While I agree generally,...
"Domestic violence against Native American women and pollution of American Indian land - mostly at the hands of non-Native Americans - are just two of many issues that could destroy...
"The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has, for the first time, proposed a dramatic expansion of American Indian tribal criminal jurisdiction in its recommendations to Congress on the reauthorization...
"Dr. Matthew L.M. Fletcher is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He was asked to comment on...