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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression'
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Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression' (May 12, 2017)
The nation's oldest Indian legal advocacy group is speaking out President Trump's new voter fraud initiative.

Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
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Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
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Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support
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Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.

Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups
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Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

Supreme Court nominee fares well in review of Indian law record
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Supreme Court nominee fares well in review of Indian law record (March 20, 2017)
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.

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
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Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.

Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected
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Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (February 13, 2017)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.

More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
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More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.

President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat
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President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat (January 30, 2017)
Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.

Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office
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Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office (January 27, 2017)
New leaders at the Department of Justice and the Department of the Army will get a chance to put their mark on the lawsuit.

Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline (October 13, 2016)
A legal, regulatory and political push continues in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Indian Country eagerly anticipates decision in #NoDAPL lawsuit
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Indian Country eagerly anticipates decision in #NoDAPL lawsuit (September 9, 2016)
The ruling could determine the fate of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Kickapoo Tribe reaches settlement in long-running water dispute
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Kickapoo Tribe reaches settlement in long-running water dispute (September 8, 2016)
Chairman Lester Randall is signing an agreement that paves the way for a reliable source of water on the reservation in Kansas.

Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle
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Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (August 16, 2016)
Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.

Tribal citizens secure injunction against North Dakota voter ID law
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Tribal citizens secure injunction against North Dakota voter ID law (August 2, 2016)
A federal judge put a halt to a new voter identification law citing discriminatory impacts on Native Americans.

Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case
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Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case (July 4, 2016)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve land-into-trust applications in the 49th state.

Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
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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.

Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
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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.

Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12
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Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12 (June 15, 2016)
Tribes and tribal organizations say the new regulations will help prevent the breakup of families in their communities.

John Echohawk of Native American Rights Fund receives top honor
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John Echohawk of Native American Rights Fund receives top honor (June 8, 2016)
The Pawnee Nation citizen is being honored with the 'Spirit of Keystone' award from the national Keystone Policy Center.

Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New York
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New York (April 18, 2016)
Bernie Sanders could still win the day, but how many delegates will he earn?

Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case
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Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case (March 25, 2016)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are defending their reservation borders in a long-running dispute with the state of Wyoming.

Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
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Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.

David Wilkins: National organizations must take on disenrollment
Opinion
David Wilkins: National organizations must take on disenrollment (March 23, 2016)
To date, I am not aware of any official, public stance taken by any of your organizations in response to political, legal, and cultural terminations of native citizen rights that threatens all Native people’s sovereign existence.

Appeals court poses tough questions in Alaska land-into-trust case
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Appeals court poses tough questions in Alaska land-into-trust case (March 7, 2016)
For more than 40 years, nearly every Alaska tribe has been barred from following the land-into-trust process but the hold might be lifting soon.

Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
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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.

President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court

President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court (February 17, 2016)
The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia presents a historic opportunity to reshape the high court's impact in Indian Country.

Supreme Court agrees to review yet another Indian law dispute
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Supreme Court agrees to review yet another Indian law dispute (December 14, 2015)
The justices will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.

Court sides with Indian inmates over closure of sweat lodge
Law
Court sides with Indian inmates over closure of sweat lodge (November 24, 2015)
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections shut down a sweat lodge after just six months due to alleged health risks.

Agua Caliente Band seeks support at critical stage in water rights case
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Agua Caliente Band seeks support at critical stage in water rights case (November 2, 2015)
Tribal advocates are worried that a negative ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could have an impact across Indian Country.

Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court case
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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.

Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases
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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
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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.

Appeals court won't award additional fees to late Elouise Cobell
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Appeals court won't award additional fees to late Elouise Cobell (September 18, 2015)
The late lead plaintiff sought an additional $10.5 million cover expenses incurred during the course of her 15-year fight to hold the federal government accountable.

Opinion: Alaska will lose appeal in BIA land-into-trust lawsuit
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Opinion: Alaska will lose appeal in BIA land-into-trust lawsuit (September 2, 2015)
When Attorney General Richards loses the state’s appeal, and the assistant secretary of the Interior begins taking title to all of that land into trust, what are the remaining options to prevent that from happening?

Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy
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Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy (August 10, 2015)
The long-running dispute could be headed back to the Supreme Court.

Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma
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Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma (July 6, 2015)
The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund and current and former members of Congress are supporting repatriation of the legendary athlete.

Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term
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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 agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years
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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.

Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe home
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Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe home (June 4, 2015)
The effort comes as the tribe and the surviving sons of the legendary athlete filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cherokee law students eager for summer work on Indian issues
Education | Law
Cherokee law students eager for summer work on Indian issues (May 27, 2015)
Alayna Farris will be working at the Native American Rights Fund and Bryan Shade will be at the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory
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Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory (May 26, 2015)
The return of ancestral territory to an Alaska Native village is historic because the idea of tribal lands in Alaska is growing in both importance and inevitability.

Indian student in federal court over right to wear eagle feather
Education | Law | National
Indian student in federal court over right to wear eagle feather (May 20, 2015)
Hayden Layne Griffith is due to graduate tomorrow and has been told she can't wear an eagle feather in her cap.

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona files trust mismanagement case
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Inter Tribal Council of Arizona files trust mismanagement case (April 3, 2015)
A wealthy family that benefited from the closure of the Phoenix Indian School has reneged on a deal to provide $34.9 million for Indian education.

Man from Omaha Tribe sentenced as habitual domestic offender
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Man from Omaha Tribe sentenced as habitual domestic offender (March 3, 2015)
Terry Harlan has prior domestic violence convictions that were used against him in the latest case.

Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session
National | Politics
Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 26, 2015)
Contract support costs, the Violence Against Women Act and Supreme Court litigation were some of highlights from the second day of the meeting in Washington, D.C.

National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Mark Trahant: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty (February 20, 2015)
Do Alaska Native tribes posses sovereignty? A simple question. And, in Indian Country, the answer is usually a quick 'yes.'

Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute
Education | Law
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute (February 11, 2015)
An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.

New governor of Alaska seeks delay in land-into-trust litigation
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New governor of Alaska seeks delay in land-into-trust litigation (February 5, 2015)
The Native American Rights Fund is calling the request a political ploy.

Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case
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Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case (January 26, 2015)
Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.

NARF: Supreme Court decision impacts rights of Indian inmates
Law
NARF: Supreme Court decision impacts rights of Indian inmates (January 23, 2015)
An update on a religious rights case that affects Indian inmates.

BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process
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BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process (December 19, 2014)
After decades of being excluded, Alaska tribes will finally be treated the same as those in the lower 48.

Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute
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Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute (December 8, 2014)
The justices won't let a county in New York file a late petition in a foreclosure case.

County files late appeal in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case
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County files late appeal in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case (November 10, 2014)
The tribe and Indian Country have most likely been spared another round of concerns about their record before the Supreme Court.

Steven Newcomb: Native organizations played into UN charade
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Native organizations played into UN charade (November 4, 2014)
A response to Glenn Morris regarding the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case
Business | Law
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case (October 6, 2014)
The Dollar General corporation is trying to avoid tribal court jurisdiction.

Judge issues order in Alaska Native language voting rights suit
Law | Politics
Judge issues order in Alaska Native language voting rights suit (September 23, 2014)
The Native American Rights Fund said the order will set the standard for Native language voters nationwide.

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