Home > Law

Latest Stories

Miccosukee Tribe seeks removal of judge in dispute with lawyers (09/11)
The tribe has accused three of its former attorneys of malpractice and fraud.

Northern Arapaho Tribe withdraws from joint Wind River council (09/11)
Arapaho leaders called the move a historic step for its sovereignty.

Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (09/11)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.

Peru investigates murders of four prominent indigenous leaders (09/11)
The four men were on their way to a meeting with other indigenous leaders in Brazil when they were fatally shot.

Opinion: Decision signals shift on state taxation in Indian Country (09/10)
Attorneys Del Laverdure and Bryan Newland discuss a recent federal court decision blocking the state of Florida from imposing taxes on lands held in trust for the Seminole Tribe.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (09/10)
Lawmakers took testimony on a tribal consultation bill and an Alaska Native land transfer.

Oglala Sioux Tribe stands behind police chief despite complaints (09/10)
A police officer was fired for repeatedly tasering an unresponsive tribal member.

Chippewa Cree Tribe only receives 4.5 percent of loan revenues (09/10)
The company that provides the technology for the business reportedly receives 95.5 percent.

Native Sun News: DOJ report highlights activity in Indian Country (09/10)
Last week the Department of Justice released a second report to congress highlighting its work in Indian Country.

Opinion: Salt River Tribe must deal with growing gang problems (09/09)
A retired police officer urges leaders of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community to take action against gangs and crime.

Vice chairman from Nisqually Tribe appears in court in theft case (09/09)
William Frank allegedly withdrew money from the tribe's bank accounts and put it in his own account.

Chippewa Cree Tribe was awarded $1.1M over payday loan deal (09/09)
The tribe's partner in an online loan business secretly funneled payments to three tribal members.

Vice President Biden to commemorate 20th anniversary of VAWA (09/08)
Tribal leaders will be joining Biden at the event in Washington, D.C.

Documents unsealed in death of woman from Haliwa-Saponi Tribe (09/08)
Family members and friends gathered today for a moment of silence on honor of Faith Hedgepeth, who was 19 when she was murdered.

Member of Narragansett Tribe charged for assault after powwow (09/08)
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Troy Lake Simonds, 26, stabbed a fellow tribal member in the back and in the chest.

Judge tells tobacco firm on Yakama Nation to pay $58M in taxes (09/05)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company cited the Yakama Treaty of 1855 and the General Allotment Act in a bid to gain a tax exemption.

House subcommittes to hold hearings on tribal and Alaska bills (09/05)
Bills affect tribal consultation and land conveyances to Alaska Native corporations.

Chief Allan: Coeur d'Alene Tribe looking to adjudicate water rights (09/05)
Chairman Chief Allan of the Coeut d'Alene Tribe explains why the tribe is seeking to quantify its water rights.

Chippewa Cree Tribe sues online loan business partners for $13M (09/05)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is accusing its partners in an Internet lending business of theft and fraud.

Lac du Flambeau Band banishes nonmembers for drugs and crime (09/05)
The latest banishment occurred in June with the removal of one person from the reservation.

Native Sun News: Grants help tribes fight violence against women (09/05)
Speaking to tribes from across the Four Corners area, Associate Attorney General, Tony West, announced last week a release of $3 million in grants from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, designed to increase the capability of tribes.

10th Circuit tells Thlopthlocco Tribal Town to return to Creek court (09/04)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a partial victory to the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town in a judicial dispute involving the Muscogee Nation.

Member of Ute Tribe faces murder and attempted murder charges (09/04)
One person died and two others were either shot or grazed by bullets during the June incident.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe to work with German museum on scalp study (09/04)
The scalp was reportedly purchased from the family of a Dakota chief, who said he took it from a Chippewa warrior during a battle.

Hoopa Valley Tribe credits BIA presence with decline in arson fires (09/04)
The reservation saw 30 human-caused fires this season but that's half the usual number.

Native Sun News: Panel examines civil rights issues in South Dakota (09/04)
The disparities in how Native Americans and other minorities receive justice compared to the rest of society are finally being recognized as a serious civil rights issue.

Judge orders commitment for Crow Reservation murder suspect (09/03)
Sheldon Bernard Chase, 25, will remain under care while murder charges in the federal system remain on the books.

Judge orders Alaska to do more to assist Native language voters (09/03)
Decision is a victory for Yup’ik voters who said the state has failed to provide adequate voting materials in their language.

Vice: Shinnecock Nation treated with disrespect in own backyard (09/03)
Justin Doolittle of Vice tackles the struggles facing the Shinnecock Nation in the Hamptons, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the countr

Vice chief fromf Passamaquoddy Tribe arrested for drunk driving (09/03)
Clayton Sockabasin, who is running for re-election, was arrested June 4 after he failed a breathalyzer test.

Business drops bid for liquor license opposed by Red Lake Nation (09/03)
The tribe was asking for a liquor-free buffer zone around the reservation.

Opinion: Decision calls Indian payday lender's arbitration a 'sham' (09/02)
Attorney discusses the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a payday lender that was based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too (09/02)
DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.

Walt Lamar: Tribes face problems dealing with legalized marijuana (09/02)
Walt Lamar discusses tribal responses to the legalization of marijuana in certain states.

Mother arrested in connection with child's death on Navajo Nation (09/01)
Clara Beth Joe, 25, is accusing of killing her 13-month-old son earlier this year.

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.