Young indigenous activist fights Trump administration in climate change lawsuit (August 11, 2017)

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a young activist, is a plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to force the federal government to take a more serious stand on climate change.

Oglala Sioux Tribe secures restitution for funds stolen by former district official (August 11, 2017)

A former district official who stole funds from the Oglala Sioux Tribe has agreed to pay $2,500 in restitution.

Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault on Crow Reservation (August 10, 2017)

A non-Indian man was sentenced to life in federal prison for a double homicide and assault on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide (August 10, 2017)

Two citizens of the Crow Tribe were laid to rest in Montana as federal authorities continue to investigate a triple homicide.

Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opioid lawsuit in tribal court system (August 10, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is ready to proceed with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, the tribe's top legal official said.

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.

Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (August 9, 2017)

A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.

Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by attorneys who received $4 million settlement (August 9, 2017)

The Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by two of its former attorneys, an appeals court in Florida ruled.

Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground (August 9, 2017)

Leaders of the Crow Tribe continue to look for ways to address violent crime after a shooting left three citizens dead and two others injured.

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 (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.

Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens (August 8, 2017)

Federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that left three citizens of the Crow Tribe dead and two others injured.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana (August 7, 2017)

The leader of the Crow Tribe is blaming drugs and gangs for a shooting that left three people dead and two others injured.

YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit (August 4, 2017)

'If history is to repeat itself, it doesn’t look good for us,' said Chairman Dave Archambault II. 'But that doesn’t mean we don’t have hope.'

Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally (August 4, 2017)

The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows 'justice is being served,' but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.

Ex-leader of North Dakota tribe ordered to return nearly $3 million in royalties (August 3, 2017)

A former chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is giving up nearly $3 million after being mistakenly overpaid by an energy developer on his tribe's reservation

Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada (August 3, 2017)

Nevada tribes, sensing big economic opportunities, are getting into the marijuana industry by following a successful model from a nearby state.

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.

Employee of Navajo Nation office charged for bringing gun to U.S. Capitol (August 2, 2017)

An employee of the Navajo Nation Washington Office has pleaded not guilty for carrying a firearm into a U.S. Capitol building.

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?

Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement (August 2, 2017)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is known as an outspoken advocate for Indian Country's most vulnerable, particularly youth, but her efforts don't extend to the #NoDAPL movement.

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)

A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall (August 2, 2017)

The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations to speed construction of projects along the United States border with Mexico.

Chitimacha Tribe replaces embattled ex-chairman with first female leader (August 1, 2017)

Melissa Darden will serve a two-year term as the newly-elected leader of the Chitimacha Tribe.

Osage Nation loses attempt to block county's wind development ordinance (August 1, 2017)

The Osage Nation continues to fight wind energy developments in northeastern Oklahoma despite setbacks in the courts.

Court upholds conviction in Northern Cheyenne domestic violence case (August 1, 2017)

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was convicted of assaulting his common-law wife has lost an attempt to silence his victim.

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.

Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case (August 1, 2017)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal judge in Arizona ruled.

Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl (July 31, 2017)

A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children (July 27, 2017)

Sentences were handed down in two cases involving crimes against children on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing (July 27, 2017)

The United Auburn Indian Community fired an administrative assistant two days after she told her bosses she was expecting.

Two police officers charged with assault for death of Rosebud Sioux citizen (July 27, 2017)

Zachary Bearheels died after being repeatedly punched and shocked with a stun gun by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sherwood Valley Band calls in authorities to take down marijuana operation (July 27, 2017)

Tribal, local and federal authorities raided a marijuana operation on the Sherwood Valley Rancheria in northern California.

Stay Connected


Contact Us

indianz@indianz.com
202 630 8439 (THEZ)

Search


Top Stories

1. Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation
2. Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country
3. President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
4. Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
5. WNV: Puyallup Tribe enters battle against natural gas terminal in Washington

Archive



Hot Topics


Supreme Court Audio


Indian Law Cases


Useful Links


Federal Indian Laws


Federal Links


Federal Courts


Documents and Collections