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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.
A federal appeals court overturned an death row inmate’s conviction, saying attorneys in his case 'dropped the ball' by failing to challenge the state’s evidence.
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 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are in a long-running dispute with a non-Indian company that refuses to pay for the storage of hazardous waste.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.
Sovereign immunity has protected a coal mine owned by the Navajo Nation from being sued without the tribe's consent.
Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.
Riley Briones, Jr. was only 17 years old when he was accused of leading a gang that 'terrorized' the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in 1991. But should he be put to death for it?
Despite continued court delays, confidence remains high among the young people -- including Native youth -- suing the government for its support of fossil fuels.
The fight against the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is far from over despite a recent setback in the courts.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.
As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers stepped forward from a long line and dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.
Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.
This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Environmental groups are trying to ban the use of lead shot out of concern for endangered California condors.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.
'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years.
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.
A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Arizona woman, saying she was wrongly denied the chance to present evidence of battered woman syndrome.
The Havasupai Tribe and environmental advocates will be able to challenge an existing uranium mine near the Grand Canyon.
One of President Trump's court nominees tried to dispel concerns about his record on tribal law, saying his previous work did not reflect how he would rule as a judge.
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are opposing one of President Trump's judicial nominees.
A controversial county sheriff who was convicted of racial profiling plans to take his case to the Supreme Court.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country? One federal judge says yes.
The Supreme Court has let stand an Obama-era moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon.
With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.
Arizona has a long history of discriminating against Native voters. A new law may help those efforts.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe remains on the hook for nearly $650,000 for retaliating against a former chairman who blew the whistle on corruption.
The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for services provided to tribal veterans.
A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is on the hook for almost $58 million in federal taxes after losing a treaty rights case.
A federal appeals court has turned away a closely-watched conservative challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of ousted citizens.
Racial profiling under former sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to haunt a county in Arizona.
A federal appeals court overturned immigration violations against an Arizona business, saying the investigation was sparked by an illegal raid.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on Native subsistence just as the Supreme Court takes up a case with potential impacts.
Key members of Congress are taking a look a subsistence, just a week after tribes scored an unusual victory in a treaty rights case.
A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.
A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.
Tribal lenders cheered when the Trump administration started taking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a new direction but an appeal is generating some concerns.