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Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


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.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe appeals loss in patent case to Supreme Court
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe appeals loss in patent case to Supreme Court (January 16, 2019)

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking the nation's highest court to rule on a controversial sovereign immunity issue.


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.


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.


Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement
Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement (August 17, 2018)

It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.


All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case
All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case (March 29, 2018)

A closely-watched patent dispute involving the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is moving into the federal court system.


Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute
Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute (October 4, 2016)

After making an unusual and urgent plea to the nation's highest court, the team is now seeking to delay the proceedings.


Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)

A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.


Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (July 21, 2016)

The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.


Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names
Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names (May 4, 2016)

The New York Times asked a group of scholars and commentators to weigh in on an issue that could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal
Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal (April 26, 2016)

The Washington team is hoping to capitalize on a victory won by a band from Oregon known as The Slants, a name that's disparaging to Asian people.


Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court
Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court (January 25, 2016)

By a unanimous vote, the justices held that the tribe waited too long to pursue certain claims against the Indian Health Service.


Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term
Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (June 30, 2015)

The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.


Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (June 26, 2015)

The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.


Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water
Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water (April 3, 2015)

The water supply on the reservation contains levels of arsenic that exceed limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency.


Dakota descendants sue for return of land promised by 1863 law
Dakota descendants sue for return of land promised by 1863 law (May 21, 2014)

Lawsuit claims 12 square miles was set aside after the 1862 Dakota War.


Supreme Court turns down Dakota trust mismanagement case
Supreme Court turns down Dakota trust mismanagement case (March 10, 2014)

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined petitions in the long-running Dakota trust mismanagement case.


Supreme Court asked to hear Dakota trust mismanagement case
Supreme Court asked to hear Dakota trust mismanagement case (February 19, 2014)

A group of Dakota descendants whose ancestors were promised land but never received it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case.


Supreme Court puts end to Samish Nation federal funding case
Supreme Court puts end to Samish Nation federal funding case (October 9, 2012)

Without setting a hearing or requesting briefs on the merits, the U.S. Supreme Court today put an end to a long-running federal funding lawsuit filed by the Samish Nation of...


Arctic Slope Native Association gets ruling over IHS contract
Arctic Slope Native Association gets ruling over IHS contract (August 23, 2012)

The Arctic Slope Native Association in Alaska will be awarded contract support costs from the Indian Health Service under a ruling from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday....


Turtle Talk Poll: 9th, 10th and Federal Circuits deemed friendly
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Turtle Talk Poll: 9th, 10th and Federal Circuits deemed friendly (July 31, 2012)

"27 percent thought the Ninth Circuit was one of the top 3. Everyone thinks the Ninth Circuit is liberal, but there are several dozen judges, and some of them are...


Alaska Natives could be owed $2.7M for contract support costs
Alaska Natives could be owed $2.7M for contract support costs (June 26, 2012)

The Indian Health Service might end up owing at least $2.7 million as part of a self-determination case in Alaska. Arctic Slope Native Association manages the Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital...


Supreme Court orders new ruling for contract support cost case
Supreme Court orders new ruling for contract support cost case (June 25, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered new proceedings in Arctic Slope Native Association v. Sebelius, another self-determination case. In December 2010, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the...


Federal Circuit revives case over 'bad men' treaty clause
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Federal Circuit revives case over 'bad men' treaty clause (April 16, 2012)

The federal government could be held liable for a drunk driving incident in which two members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe died Calonnie Randall, 26, and Robert Whirlwind Horse, 26,...


WPR: Wyoming tribes face long fight in trust mismanagement
WPR: Wyoming tribes face long fight in trust mismanagement (January 11, 2012)

"On Monday, the Federal Court of Appeals reinstated a claim filed by the Wind River Tribes against the federal government which accuses the Department of Interior of mismanaging mineral royalties...


Federal Circuit reinstates trust claim in Wyoming tribes' case
Federal Circuit reinstates trust claim in Wyoming tribes' case (January 10, 2012)

Two Wyoming tribes will be able to pursue another trust mismanagement claim after winning a decision from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and...


Supreme Court blocks San Carlos Apache Tribe from appeal
Supreme Court blocks San Carlos Apache Tribe from appeal (December 12, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't let the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona appeal a decision in a trust law case. The tribe asked for permission to file a petition...


Supreme Court puts off  action on self-determination litigation
Supreme Court puts off action on self-determination litigation (November 28, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take action on a self-determination case but the issue remains on the docket as the Obama administration seeks resolution of a major class...


Supreme Court's trust ruling affects at least six more tribes
Supreme Court's trust ruling affects at least six more tribes (November 7, 2011)

At least six more tribes have been affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation. In April, the justices ruled that tribes cannot pursue a...


Supreme Court  issues decision in Jicarilla Apache Nation     case
Supreme Court issues decision in Jicarilla Apache Nation case (June 13, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling today in US v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, a fiduciary trust case. By a 7-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Jicarilla Apache Nation...


Eastern Shawnee Tribe a victim of Supreme Court  decision
Eastern Shawnee Tribe a victim of Supreme Court decision (May 2, 2011)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is the latest victim of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that changes the game in Indian trust litigation. The tribe filed a lawsuit in...


Supreme Court   takes up Jicarilla Apache Nation trust case
Supreme Court takes up Jicarilla Apache Nation trust case (April 20, 2011)

UPDATE: Oral Argument Transcript The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in US v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, a fiduciary trust case, this morning. The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New...


Supreme Court hearing in Jicarilla Apache trust case on April 20
Supreme Court hearing in Jicarilla Apache trust case on April 20 (April 4, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear US v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, a fiduciary trust case, on Wednesday, April 20. The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico sued the federal government...


Federal Circuit rules Navajo Nation waited too long to file lawsuit
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Federal Circuit rules Navajo Nation waited too long to file lawsuit (January 11, 2011)

The Navajo Nation waited too long to file a lawsuit against the United States, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. The tribe accused the federal government of...