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Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

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.


Montana Free Press: Crow Tribe seeks protections for ancestral and sacred lands
Montana Free Press: Crow Tribe seeks protections for ancestral and sacred lands (June 5, 2019)

The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.


Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later
Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later (June 4, 2019)

On June 25, 1876, a large contingent of Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, a few Arapaho, Mandan-Hidatsa, Arikara and one sole Southern Ute were hunting on the Little Big Horn in Montana.


Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty
Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty (June 3, 2019)

Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.


Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case
Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case (May 30, 2019)

American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.


Harold Frazier: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land
Harold Frazier: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land (May 22, 2019)

The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.


SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case
SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case (May 21, 2019)

For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


MSU News: Native student being honored for community involvement at upcoming powwow
MSU News: Native student being honored for community involvement at upcoming powwow (March 29, 2019)

Trisheena Kills Pretty Enemy still remembers the ambulances parked in front of her house, the long trips to Denver for treatment and the doctor's announcement on Christmas Eve.


Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country should thank Donald Trump for Justice Gorsuch
Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country should thank Donald Trump for Justice Gorsuch (March 20, 2019)

President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.


Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (January 17, 2019)

The partial closure of the federal government isn't preventing the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations from carrying out its mission.


Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon
Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon (January 8, 2019)

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.


Supreme Court schedules hearing in third Indian law case
Supreme Court schedules hearing in third Indian law case (December 3, 2018)

Oral arguments in a closely-watched treaty rights case take place on January 8, 2019.


Native vote once again propels Jon Tester to victory in close Senate race
Native vote once again propels Jon Tester to victory in close Senate race (November 7, 2018)

The power of the Native vote is on display as Democrat Jon Tester survived a near-fatal blow in the heart of Trump country.


Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year
Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year (November 5, 2018)

There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.


Crow citizens upset after chairman aligns tribe with Republicans
Crow citizens upset after chairman aligns tribe with Republicans (November 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Crow Tribe are mobilizing after their leader endorsed Republican Matt Rosendale in a closely-watched Senate race.


A coal fight in Indian country turns ugly
A coal fight in Indian country turns ugly (October 10, 2018)

A Crow family wants the best offer for the use of their land. Negotiations have turned bitter.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Leader of Crow Tribe blames 'gross mismanagement' on others
Leader of Crow Tribe blames 'gross mismanagement' on others (October 8, 2018)

The leader of the Crow Tribe is vowing to pay back any misspent federal funds after yet another audit uncovered problems on the reservation.


Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh
Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh (October 4, 2018)

Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.


Crow Tribe is subject of another critical look at federal funds
Crow Tribe is subject of another critical look at federal funds (October 3, 2018)

The Crow Tribe is accused of misusing and mismanaging $12.8 million in federal funds.


Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket (October 1, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Tribal hunting rights case before U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal hunting rights case before U.S. Supreme Court (September 25, 2018)

At the core of a hunting dispute is tribal sovereignty, and at the core of the sovereignty issue is whether state law ever trumps treaty rights.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

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.


Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 14, 2018)

Tribes are battling the Trump administration over protections for the sacred grizzly bear.


Chairman of Crow Tribe avoids arrest in dispute with judicial branch
Chairman of Crow Tribe avoids arrest in dispute with judicial branch (September 10, 2018)

Alvin 'A.J.' Not Afraid, the chairman of the Crow Tribe, no longer has to worry about being arrested.


Chairman of Crow Tribe ordered arrested in dispute with judicial branch
Chairman of Crow Tribe ordered arrested in dispute with judicial branch (September 7, 2018)

The Crow Tribe hasn't paid judicial branch employees and a judge is seeking action.


Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 4, 2018)

Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.


'We're never going to heal': Crow family upset after killer goes released
'We're never going to heal': Crow family upset after killer goes released (August 23, 2018)

A citizen of the Crow Tribe who murdered his uncle and assaulted a former partner has been released from prison.


Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change
Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change (August 15, 2018)

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.


Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media
Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media (August 1, 2018)

For 85 years tribal corruption has been a common theme on every reservation from Alaska to Florida.


Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case
Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case (June 28, 2018)

Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.


Crow Tribe can't account for nearly $14.5 million in federal funds
Crow Tribe can't account for nearly $14.5 million in federal funds (June 26, 2018)

The Crow Tribe has been designated as 'high risk' by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for failing to account for federal funds.


Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.


Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.


Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case
Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case (May 24, 2018)

The Trump administration has come through for a Crow citizen in a treaty rights dispute. Will it sway the nation's highest court?


Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.


Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket
Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket (January 16, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.


Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation
Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation (December 8, 2017)

A federal jury returned a guilty verdict for the brutal murder of RoyLynn Rides Horse on the Crow Reservation in Montana.


FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago
FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago (November 20, 2017)

Robert Garrett Stewart, Jr., a citizen of the Crow Tribe, went missing in October 2013. His family thinks about him every day.


Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility
Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility (October 6, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is dealing with another crisis after vandals caused significant damage to a key water system on the reservation in Montana.


Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up
Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up (October 3, 2017)

The Crow Tribe appears to be headed toward a major crisis as it slowly runs out of funding.


Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project
Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project (August 21, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is hoping the Trump administration lives up to promises to revive the slumping coal industry.


News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.


Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision
Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision (August 16, 2017)

A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.


Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison  for murder and assault on Crow Reservation
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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
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.


Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground
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.


Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow
Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow (August 8, 2017)

A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.


Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens
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.


Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana
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.


Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues
Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (August 4, 2017)

Repeal and replace didn't work out for Obamacare but that isn't stopping the Trump administration from dismantling the prior president's other initiatives.


Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court
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.


Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes
Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes (June 27, 2017)

Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn't think coal development is the answer.


Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)

A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.


Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections
Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections (June 22, 2017)

Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.


Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (May 12, 2017)

The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.


Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent
Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent (May 2, 2017)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to extend the Indian Coal Production Credit to spur economic development on and near reservations.