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Cyrus Ben wins election as chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Cyrus Ben wins election as chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (July 3, 2019)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has a new leader for the first time in nearly a decade.


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians welcomes new attorney general
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians welcomes new attorney general (January 9, 2019)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has a new attorney general and a tribal citizen is holding the job for the first time.


Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo
Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo (December 7, 2018)

The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.


Gun Lake Tribe donates $35K to American Red Cross in honor of citizens who passed on
Gun Lake Tribe donates $35K to American Red Cross in honor of citizens who passed on (October 30, 2017)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has donated $35,000 to the American Red Cross in honor of citizens who passed on this year.


Patrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the air
Patrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the air (May 2, 2017)

Will Inherent Tribal Court Authority Over Non-Members Survive Dollar General?


Mississippi Choctaw group seeks ouster of Chief Phyllis Anderson
Mississippi Choctaw group seeks ouster of Chief Phyllis Anderson (January 26, 2017)

Tribal citizens say their leader is handing out jobs to political allies and being irresponsible with their finances.


Mississippi Choctaw chief sues council over new personnel policy
Mississippi Choctaw chief sues council over new personnel policy (July 8, 2016)

Chief Phyliss Anderson contends the new policy interferes with the executive branch's authority.


Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute (June 28, 2016)

A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.


Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)

With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.


Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system (June 23, 2016)

Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.


Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (June 23, 2016)

Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (June 21, 2016)

Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)

A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.


Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case (June 16, 2016)

With the nation's highest court down to just eight members, the justices have yet to reach clear consensus in the closely-watched dispute.


Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction dispute
Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction dispute (June 13, 2016)

It's been 189 days since the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Clock keeps ticking on closely-watched tribal jurisdiction dispute
Clock keeps ticking on closely-watched tribal jurisdiction dispute (June 6, 2016)

The Dollar General case remains the oldest on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case
Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case (May 31, 2016)

The Supreme Court appears deadlocked as the clock continues to tick on the Dollar General case.


Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (May 23, 2016)

It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.


Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case (May 19, 2016)

The Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians more than 160 days ago and there's still be no decision.


Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute (May 16, 2016)

It's been 161 days since the justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Dean Chavers: Late Mississippi Choctaw chief Phillip Martin broke new ground for Indian Country
Dean Chavers: Late Mississippi Choctaw chief Phillip Martin broke new ground for Indian Country (May 9, 2016)

When Chief Martin passed away on February 4, 2010, he left his tribe in the most successful position of almost any of the 567 tribes in the U.S.


Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction case (April 26, 2016)

Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is one of the oldest pending cases on the high court's docket.


Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case (April 21, 2016)

Indian Country has been waiting more than four months for a decision in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Vacancy on Supreme Court already impacts high-profile cases
Vacancy on Supreme Court already impacts high-profile cases (March 30, 2016)

Tribal leaders have been urging the Senate to fill the vacancy in order to avoid uncertainties.


Diane Humetewa not under consideration for Supreme Court seat
Diane Humetewa not under consideration for Supreme Court seat (March 11, 2016)

A short list of five potential candidates is being widely cited in the media but it does not include anyone from Indian Country.


Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community
Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community (March 8, 2016)

Native Americans represent nearly 55 percent of the population in Chiloquin, Oregon, and the billion-dollar company wants to open a store there.


Klamath Tribes oppose Dollar General store due to court challenge
Klamath Tribes oppose Dollar General store due to court challenge (March 1, 2016)

The publicly-traded company is refusing to submit to tribal jurisdiction in a case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 24, 2016)

Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death
No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death (February 22, 2016)

Decisions are pending in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a tribal jurisdiction case, and Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case.


Four named to National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Four named to National Advisory Council on Indian Education (February 22, 2016)

Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown, a Native youth leader, and three others will help advise the Department of Education on issues facing Native American students.


Mississippi Choctaw family seeks $2.5M in Dollar General case
Mississippi Choctaw family seeks $2.5M in Dollar General case (December 11, 2015)

Chief Phyliss J. Anderson said the tribe's sovereignty is at stake in a U.S. Supreme Court case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.


Native women rally at Supreme Court for key tribal jurisdiction case
Native women rally at Supreme Court for key tribal jurisdiction case (December 7, 2015)

Carrying signs and chanting slogans on a sunny winter morning, the message of the protest was clear: 'Shame on Dollar General' for challenging tribal sovereignty.


Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian forces play hardball in Supreme Court
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian forces play hardball in Supreme Court (December 7, 2015)

Indians need to dig, too, to provide Indigenous views of the fundamental relation between Indians and the United States.


Mike Myers: Tribal jurisdiction opponents flock to Supreme Court
Mike Myers: Tribal jurisdiction opponents flock to Supreme Court (December 4, 2015)

An interesting case has landed in the U.S. Supreme Court: Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Ned Blackhawk: Supreme Court case jeopardizes tribal rights
Ned Blackhawk: Supreme Court case jeopardizes tribal rights (November 25, 2015)

It is chilling that the Supreme Court has now agreed to hear Dollar General’s challenge to the sovereignty of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian wars continue in our Supreme Court
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian wars continue in our Supreme Court (November 24, 2015)

The US Supreme Court wants to undermine or eliminate what remains of Indian sovereignty.


Scott Elliott: Tribes working to restore sovereignty over food
Scott Elliott: Tribes working to restore sovereignty over food (November 19, 2015)

Scott Elliott of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture explains how the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are producing food for their communities:


Native women to rally at Supreme Court for upcoming case
Native women to rally at Supreme Court for upcoming case (November 11, 2015)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is teaming up with The Monument Quilt to bring the stories of Native survivors to the nation's capital.


DOJ to help with arguments in Supreme Court jurisdiction case
DOJ to help with arguments in Supreme Court jurisdiction case (November 9, 2015)

The justices will hear Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on December 7.


Native women defend tribal jurisdiction in Supreme Court case
Native women defend tribal jurisdiction in Supreme Court case (October 26, 2015)

Native advocates are worried that the justices will send the wrong message to Native women and Native children, who are victimized at rates far higher than their counterparts.


Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court case
Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court case (October 20, 2015)

The state of Mississippi is submitting a brief in defense of the authority of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdiction
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdiction (October 14, 2015)

Further reason for concern in this case is the Amicus Brief filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supporting Dollar General’s claim they cannot be prosecuted under the tribal court system because they are non-Indian.


Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases
Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases (October 12, 2015)

A contract support costs case will be heard on December 1 and a tribal jurisdiction case will be heard December 7.


States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case
States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case (October 7, 2015)

The states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Michigan, Arizona and Alabama are supporting a non-Indian company whose manager is accused of abusing a minor member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)

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.


Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case
Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (October 2, 2015)

The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.


Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)

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.


Bryan Newland: The racist foundation of Supreme Court rulings
Bryan Newland: The racist foundation of Supreme Court rulings (September 8, 2015)

For the past four decades, the Supreme Court has relied on the assumption that courts run by Indians cannot possibly match their state and federal counterparts in the administration of equal justice.


Mississippi Choctaw leader faces challenge in election drama
Mississippi Choctaw leader faces challenge in election drama (September 2, 2015)

Chief Phyllis Anderson has won two elections by comfortable margins but some people on the reservation still aren't happy with the results.


Mississippi Choctaws elect Phyllis Anderson as chief once again
Mississippi Choctaws elect Phyllis Anderson as chief once again (August 31, 2015)

Official results mean the first woman to lead the tribe will serve a second term in office.


Mississippi Choctaws vote again for chief after results invalidated
Mississippi Choctaws vote again for chief after results invalidated (August 25, 2015)

Phyllis Anderson was sworn into office last month but the tribal council overturned her victory by ordering a new vote.


Mississippi Choctaw man who was murdered in jail laid to rest
Mississippi Choctaw man who was murdered in jail laid to rest (August 6, 2015)

Rexdale Henry, 53, was a tribal activist whose death is being blamed on another inmate.


Inmate charged with murdering Mississippi Choctaw man in jail
Inmate charged with murdering Mississippi Choctaw man in jail (July 30, 2015)

Rexdale Henry, 53, was killed by a fellow inmate a day after he was booked, the county sheriff told The Neshoba Democrat.


Mississippi Choctaw family seeks answers for county jail death
Mississippi Choctaw family seeks answers for county jail death (July 27, 2015)

Rexdale Henry, 53, died a day after being placed in the Neshoba County jail.


Mississippi Choctaw man dies after being placed in county jail
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Mississippi Choctaw man dies after being placed in county jail (July 20, 2015)

Rexdale Wayne Henry, 53, was found dead in his cell on July 14.


Mississippi Choctaw leader takes office after election upheld
Mississippi Choctaw leader takes office after election upheld (July 15, 2015)

Phyllis Anderson, who is the first woman to lead the tribe, defeated rival Beasley Denson in a June 30 election.


Mississippi Choctaw leader comes out on top in unofficial results
Mississippi Choctaw leader comes out on top in unofficial results (July 2, 2015)

Phyllis Anderson appears to have won a second term as chief of the Mississippi tribe.


Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years
Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years (June 15, 2015)

The justices granted a petition in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a closely-watched case.


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians heads to run-off for chief
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians heads to run-off for chief (June 10, 2015)

Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the tribe, will face Beasley Denson, the man she defeated in 2011.


Supreme Court needs more time to review tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court needs more time to review tribal jurisdiction case (June 8, 2015)

Dollar General, a publicly-traded company with $17.5 billion in revenues, is trying to avoid the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.