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As Indian law cases go, the dispute in this one is easy to understand: whether the land once granted to the Creek Nation as a reservation retains that status.
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.
Alaska Native corporations will continue to wait for more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 relief as tribal nations press the U.S. to fulfill its trust and treaty responsibilities.
The impacts of the Indian boarding and day school era extend beyond the emotional, physical and sexual abuse suffered by students. The financial toll, it turns out, was heavy as well.
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.
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.
The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched sovereignty case, the nation's highest court is turning away long-running challenges to tribal treaty and land rights.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act protections against 'sex discrimination' also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law.
The Trump administration's efforts to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in Indian Country are being undermined by the president himself, Native women asserted as outrage over police violence continues to sweep the nation.
A federal judge trashed the Trump administration for changing course on Indian Country homelands policy during the worst public health crisis in decades.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem should commend the checkpoints implemented by tribes to protect their nations from a COVID-19 outbreak, not condemn them with threats of legal action.
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.
The legal duty and moral obligation of the Supreme Court is crystal clear: Return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Civilized Tribes.
An appeals court upheld the death sentence for the only Native American on federal death row even though some judges questioned the necessity of the punishment.
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.
Over the past 11 years, Indian Country has made several attempts to gain a clean Carcieri fix. So it is at this point, I come to Indian Country yet again.
We have long known that federal Indian law 'trust doctrine' is not trustworthy.
In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.
The right of a Tribal Nation to have a land base is a core aspect of Tribal sovereignty and cultural identity, and it represents the foundation of our Tribal economies.
Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.
Border patrol agents who shot and killed two Mexican teens in two separate incidents cannot be sued in the U.S. court system.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
Indigenous America is once again facing off with disenrollment.
The American Mosiac Journalism Prize comes with a cash award of $100,000.
The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.
Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
'For over a century, Arizona has repeatedly targeted its American Indian, Hispanic and African American citizens, limiting or eliminating their ability to vote and to participate in the political process,' a federal appeals court judge said.
The thousands who turned out for the 47th March for Life had the same goal – reversing the Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
Even as it was losing the fight to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the Trump administration was running tests about it.
Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
Lost amid the daily news cycle now focused on the impeachment of the president is the fact that money continues to roll in.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
Oglala Sioux citizen Sarah Eagle Heart plans to focus on #MMIW and elevate Indigenous issues as part of the Women's March board.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.
Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
If we are to break the chains of 'federal trust' and colonial 'paternalism' we must know our opponents and have a strong command of our collective histories.
We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.