More: tribal courts
The mainstream media barely covered oral arguments in a critical Indian Child Welfare Act case last week but USA Today is here to make up for it with an opinion from a critic of the law.
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.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are in a long-running dispute with a non-Indian company that refuses to pay for the storage of hazardous waste.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
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.
A bill to repeal a termination-era law that affects citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation is being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Cora White Horse has faced no action so far from the Oglala Sioux Tribe after being accused of distributing prescription drugs.
Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
A family court decision in Pine Ridge in October 2017 failed to keep a boy in the home that he was being raised in.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader but one of the leading candidates won't be on the June 1 ballot.
Voters of the Cherokee Nation are going to the polls in a matter of days as a key candidate fights to stay on the ballot.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader in less than two weeks.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Citizens and officials of the Miccosukee Tribe are being sued in connection with a child welfare dispute that drew national attention last year.
Family members of Jessie Renae Waters want answers for her death on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Three Sioux tribes continue to face questions about their efforts to manage an Indian Health Service facility.
Three tribes are seeking to manage a troubled Indian Health Service facility but some of their citizens are questioning the move.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has settled sexual abuse lawsuits that had been filed in tribal court.
Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than any other ethnicity, and Native women face domestic and sexual violence at disproportionately high levels.
Alvin 'A.J.' Not Afraid, the chairman of the Crow Tribe, no longer has to worry about being arrested.
The Crow Tribe hasn't paid judicial branch employees and a judge is seeking action.
Patty Shangreaux addressed her grandson's murder with the dignity of a grandmother and the pain only a victim can convey.
Kylen Shangreaux died after being returned to the care of his mother on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
A driver is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.
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 nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
Native women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States.
The Supreme Court has once again delayed action in an Indian Country violence case that few believe has a chance at being heard.
A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.
The Supreme Court has had a busy few months dealing with Indian law cases but one petition seems to be troubling the justices a bit.
For decades, tribal law enforcement had to refer serious crime to federal or state agencies with scant resources – and little interest, critics say – to investigate those crimes.
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.
A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.
A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases 'has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era,' according to a new report.
An Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman who victimized women on the reservation is facing prison time.
The Miccosukee Tribe is defending its handling of a child welfare case that has drawn national attention.
Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.
The Miccosukee Tribe is under fire after taking a newborn from her parents due to allegations of abuse.
Prior to enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, tribes lacked authority to prosecute non-Indians who abused their partners.
With so many people visiting the tribal complex each year, the new court space should alleviate congestion for both employees and tribal citizens.
L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.
Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.
Women hold the top judicial positions in two tribes, the Navajo Nation and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Methamphetamine use has been an epidemic on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation for the past decade.
A prominent federal judge who has questioned whether certain criminal laws should be based on 'Indian blood' and whether tribal courts are fair is resigning after being repeatedly accused of sexual harassment.