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Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons
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Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons (September 8, 2017)
The Trump administration is siding with a business in Colorado that won't serve all patrons based on the owner's religious beliefs.

Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington
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Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington (August 29, 2017)
The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case
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Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)
A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

Supreme Court justice speaks at Trump hotel before hearing Trump travel ban
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Supreme Court justice speaks at Trump hotel before hearing Trump travel ban (August 18, 2017)
The newest member of the Supreme Court, who was nominated by President Donald Trump, is headlining an event at a Trump-branded hotel just days before he hears a key dispute involving the president.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
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Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
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Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)
The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.

Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
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Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets (August 11, 2017)
While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.

Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case
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Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case (August 10, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians hasn't even had time to defend its water rights and already 10 state governments are opposing the tribe.

Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation
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Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.

Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma
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Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma (August 8, 2017)
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation has secured a stunning court victory that not only reverses his death penalty conviction but also reaffirms the historic boundaries of his tribe's reservation.

Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe
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Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe (August 3, 2017)
The Department of Justice is refuting news reports about potential changes in its treatment of affirmative action admissions policies.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
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Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Agua Caliente Band water case draws attention in Supreme Court appeal
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Agua Caliente Band water case draws attention in Supreme Court appeal (August 1, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians secured a huge victory in its water rights case earlier this year but the nation's highest court could overturn the ruling.

Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion
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Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion (July 25, 2017)
Another pro-tribal legal opinion is on the chopping block as the Trump administration struggles with the land-into-trust process.

Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
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Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (July 24, 2017)
A conservative group with a history of attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act is back at it, advancing a faulty premise in a petition to the nation's highest court.

Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications
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Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications (July 20, 2017)
In a major setback for Indian Country, the Trump administration is poised to erect more hurdles for tribes seeking to restore their homelands.

Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law
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Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law (July 20, 2017)
Most Native people still do not realize that a mentally created ‘reality’ of Christian domination is embedded in the Johnson v. M’Intosh ruling, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county
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Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county (July 19, 2017)
The Bishop Paiute Tribe is returning to federal court to face off against a longtime nemesis in California.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
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Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation
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Ute Tribe hails decision requiring non-Indian officers to return to court on reservation (July 12, 2017)
Thanks to a federal court ruling, the Ute Tribe is finally hoping to secure some justice for the death of one of its young citizens.

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana
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Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana (July 12, 2017)
A non-Indian woman who contested the jurisdiction of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has lost another lawsuit.

Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration
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Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration (July 6, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians won a major decision confirming its groundwater rights but two local agencies are asking the nation's highest court to overturn the ruling.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
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Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks
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Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks (July 5, 2017)
The Washington Post 's editorial board again calls on Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the name.

Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks
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Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks (June 30, 2017)
A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.

Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute
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Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute (June 29, 2017)
The legal battle over the Washington NFL team's racist trademarks is essentially over.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
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Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)
Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks
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New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks (June 23, 2017)
In June 2014, the editorial board of The New York Times stood with Native activists in their challenge to the racist trademarks of the Washington NFL team.

Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
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Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot (June 20, 2017)
Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the 'racist' name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision
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Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision (June 19, 2017)
Leaders in Indian Country continue to call on the Washington NFL team to eliminate its 'hateful and degrading' name.

Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot
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Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot (June 19, 2017)
A landmark decision from the nation's highest court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case
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Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case (June 8, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians already won two landmark rulings in its water rights case and will be looking for another victory in federal court.

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes (June 2, 2017)
To this day Native nations such as the Cupeños are still forced to operate within the constraints of Christian-premised ideas and arguments

Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe
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Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (June 1, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge has ruled.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present
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Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)
Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples
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Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples (May 23, 2017)
While the New York Times addressed physical monuments of white supremacy in a recent editorial, they ignored the paper monuments that have affected Indigenous Peoples for years.

Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds
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Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds (May 16, 2017)
Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.

Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case
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Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (May 15, 2017)
Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.

Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in
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Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' Indians
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Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' Indians (May 9, 2017)
A closer look at Stanley F. Reed’s tongue in cheek phrase ‘generally scalping the Indians’ and the Tee-Hit-Ton decision.

Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding
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Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)
President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.

Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court
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Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (May 4, 2017)
Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.

Patrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the air
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Patrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the air (May 2, 2017)
Will Inherent Tribal Court Authority Over Non-Members Survive Dollar General?

Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision
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Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision (April 27, 2017)
The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.

Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis
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Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (April 20, 2017)
The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
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Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support
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Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.

Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute
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Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute (April 6, 2017)
Rosanna Miranda and her relatives haven't decided whether to take the case to the nation's highest court.

Robert Odawi Porter: Indian Country gains with Supreme Court pick
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Robert Odawi Porter: Indian Country gains with Supreme Court pick (April 4, 2017)
Neil Gorsuch brings a wealth of Indian law knowledge to the courts not likely to be matched by the next nominee if he is not confirmed.

John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court
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John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court (April 3, 2017)
Indian country has long sought a Supreme Court nominee like Neil Gorsuch.

Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case
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Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.

Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling
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Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling (March 30, 2017)
Two water districts in southern California are going to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the tribe's victory.

Steve Russell: Losing our status as 'domestic dependent nations'
Opinion
Steve Russell: Losing our status as 'domestic dependent nations' (March 27, 2017)
Indian nations have a method to render themselves before U.S. law equal to Walmart, Exxon and Apple.

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
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Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)
Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.

Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system
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Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (March 23, 2017)
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
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Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.

Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage
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Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage (March 21, 2017)
Tribal law previously restricted marriages to a man and a woman.

Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity case
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Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity case (March 20, 2017)
The nation's highest court won't be adding another tribal sovereignty case to their workload.

Supreme Court nominee fares well in review of Indian law record
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Supreme Court nominee fares well in review of Indian law record (March 20, 2017)
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.

Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwater
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Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwater (March 7, 2017)
A federal appeals court sided with the southern California tribe in the critical first stage of the case.

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