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.
Sovereign immunity has saved the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe from being included in a missing horse lawsuit in Nevada.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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.
In a rare win for Indian Country, the nation's highest court has sided with tribal interests in a closely-watched sovereign immunity case.
With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.
A closely-watched patent dispute involving the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is moving into the federal court system.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in its second Indian law case of what has turned out to be an unusually busy term.
A year after being called out by the Trump administration, the Nooksack Tribe has won recognition of its leadership amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.
A lawsuit targeting the disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe has been put on hold while the Trump administration reviews the results of a recent election.
Oral arguments have been scheduled in the second Indian law case on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been relatively uneventful so far for Indian Country but a little shakeup is on the way.
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.
All tribes should recognize the dangerous precedent California is establishing in state-tribal relations throughout Indian Country.
Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using an unprecedented tactic to protect its valuable patents – angering lawyers and politicians, and keeping the price of its medicines high.
In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is entering the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of ending a legal challenge over a popular dry-eye drug.
The Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by two of its former attorneys, an appeals court in Florida ruled.
The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
The state of Rhode Island refused to transfer the land until the tribe waived its immunity and accepted state jurisdiction.
Recent corruption and Civil Rights abuse of Indians means an Indian Civil Rights Act refresher may be needed.
The nation's highest court won't be adding another tribal sovereignty case to their workload.
Donald Trump's nominee has a far better record when it comes to tribes than the man he would be replacing on the nation's highest court.
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
One faction of the California tribe was using an office building as its headquarters during
A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.
A consumer went to court after sensitive credit card information was printed on receipts issued by tribal businesses.
The dispute arose after a former employee sued the tribe in California state court.
The state claims the tribe waived its sovereign immunity and can be held liable for the Oso disaster.
Proceeding with the lawsuit would violate the tribe's sovereignty, a judge in Arizona determined.
A trespassing dispute between San Felipe Pueblo and a non-profit is playing out in the courts and the New Mexico media.
Dakota descendants in Minnesota who are seeking rights to the land promised to their ancestors secured a small victory from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Estela Ventura, a government official, filed a complaint against lawmakers from the party of President Jimmy Morales.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the federal government cannot be sued due to its sovereign immunity.
The Iowa Tribe and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation entered into the agreements and negotiations continue with two more tribes.
The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a lawsuit filed by a group of scientists who claimed a right to study the remains.
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes can't be sued without its consent, much to the disappointment of the Douglas Indian Association.
A group of professors is trying to prevent the University of California from returning remains to the tribes.
The deal would be enforceable in court with a limited waiver of the tribe's sovereign immunity.
Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.
Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals lost its license in Oklahoma after failing to report the sales of the drugs to entities licensed by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.
A tribal member who is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for building a road through her property tried to bring the tribe's president into the dispute.
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.
Sovereign Lending Solutions charged interest rates that wouldn't otherwise be allowed under Michigan state law.
A tribal member is accusing the Bureau of Indian Affairs of building a road across her property without her consent.
Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.
Although disenrollment wasn't really a word in 1978, the decision in Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez continues to be cited by courts that refuse to get involved in membership disputes.
The Supreme Court refused to entertain an appeal after the county's law firm missed a critical deadline.
A settlement with the St. Labre Indian School has proven controversial within the local community.