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.
Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.
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.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country? One federal judge says yes.
'This isn't your average neighborhood cannabis store,' the Tulalip Tribes said of their new venture in Washington state.
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country?
The Tulalip Tribes are preserving huckleberry fields in Washington for future generations thanks to an agreement recognizing its treaty rights.
Eric Lee Flores, a young citizen of the Tulalip Tribes, was sentenced to probation and home detention for his role in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
A woman is serving as chair of the Washington-based tribe for the first time in nearly 80 years.
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.
The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.
The Tulalip Boys and Girls Club in Washington and the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota are hosting the events.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.
Eric Lee Flores, 22, was the youngest defendant charged in connection with the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Disenrollment is fueled by greed—pure and simple.
The Department of Justice is accepting applications for a program that was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.
The Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act recognizes the 'inherent authority' of tribes to arrest and prosecute any person for drug related crimes, domestic violence against children and crimes committed against tribal law enforcement officers.
A superseding indictment was unsealed and listed more charges against 26 people in connection with the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Eric Lee Flores, 22, apparently went back and forth between his reservation and the wildlife refuge in Oregon at the start of the 41-day occupation.
The artist also known as Kisar Jones-Fryberg is playing at the Canoes Cabaret at the Tulalip Resort Casino on February 26.
The 2013 reauthorization of the law recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to arrest, prosecute and punish non-Indians for certain domestic violence offenses.
The four tribes in Washington say the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens their treaty protected rights and could lead to more oil spills in the Salish Sea.
Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database
Lushootseed is once again being taught at the Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School on the reservation thanks to the addition of more instructors.
The Obama administration is warning that American Indian and Alaska Native women could be terrorized even more unless the justices resolve an issue affecting repeat offenders.
The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.
Encroachments by state and local governments are seen as a major hindrance to economic development in Indian Country.
The Tulalip Tribes and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe are finally bringing all domestic violence offenders to justice.
Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database.
Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy five firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database.
A pickup crashed into a hatchery pond on the reservation and all four occupants drowned.
Tribes have been seeking access to national criminal information databases for years.
The state and Snohomish County collect $40 million in taxes every year but the reservation doesn't see any of the benefits.
The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 authorized $25 million over five years but none of the money has been made available to Indian Country.
A dispute arose with the Tulalip Tribes, whose leaders tried to exclude certain fishing grounds from a ruling made back in 1975.
Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr allegedly made repeated visits to a store on the reservation and purchased firearms.
Years ago we identified the critical need for a strong early education program.
The students built two tiny homes that will help address the homeless population in Seattle, Washington.
The tribe is hiring more teachers to expand education in the Lushootseed language.
Some students were seen wearing t-shirts linked to the fatal October 2014 shooting at a local high school.
The state of Washington will no longer provide criminal background check information to tribes.
Raymond Lee Fryberg is accused of unlawfully acquiring five firearms, including the one used in a fatal school shooting last October.
A decade’s worth of work by tribal leaders, educators, legislators and activists has shown that having difficult conversations about issues of race, history and culture is necessary and productive.
The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 was supposed to address sharing of tribal data but the law has not been fully implemented.
Tribes can access the National Instant Criminal Background Check System but can't submit data despite the requirements in the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.
A tribal member purchased five firearms, including one used in a fatal school shooting, despite being subject to domestic violence order.
Shane Moses allegedly killed the eagles in December 2013 with the intent of selling them
Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., 42, acquired five guns at a store on the reservation. One was used in the fatal October 2014 shooting.
The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.
Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.
The first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference drew a large crowd in Washington.
Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.
As an American Indian social psychologist who studies how culture and race influence how people relate to one another, I am used to uncomfortable questions.
The Tulalip Tribes are one of the first to exercise authority over non-Indian offenders as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.