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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.


Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election
Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election (October 31, 2018)

Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.


Cronkite News: Trump nominee defends Indian law record at nearly empty hearing
Cronkite News: Trump nominee defends Indian law record at nearly empty hearing (October 30, 2018)

One of President Trump's court nominees tried to dispel concerns about his record on tribal law, saying his previous work did not reflect how he would rule as a judge.


Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court
Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court (October 29, 2018)

Leaders of the Yakama Nation are asking for Indian Country's support as the Supreme Court hears its first tribal case..


Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote
Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote (October 29, 2018)

Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.


Tribal officials, Democrats push back on 9th Circuit judicial nominee
Tribal officials, Democrats push back on 9th Circuit judicial nominee (October 23, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are opposing one of President Trump's judicial nominees.


New face of Bureau of Indian Affairs returns to Alaska after making history
New face of Bureau of Indian Affairs returns to Alaska after making history (October 16, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.


Justice Brett Kavanaugh's impact on Indian Country
Justice Brett Kavanaugh's impact on Indian Country (October 15, 2018)

The recently confirmed Supreme Court justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.


Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters
Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters (October 11, 2018)

Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.


Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 8, 2018)

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.


Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election
Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election (October 3, 2018)

Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.


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.


'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline
'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline (September 24, 2018)

'President Trump permitted the Keystone XL Pipeline because he wanted to,' a Native American Rights Fund attorney said.


Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh
Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh (September 11, 2018)

Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?


Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline (September 10, 2018)

The Fort Belknap Tribes and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are waging a familiar war over water, treaty rights and the Keystone XL Pipeline.


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.


Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights
Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights (July 19, 2018)

A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.


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.


Supreme Court goes out with a bang as key justice departs
Supreme Court goes out with a bang as key justice departs (June 27, 2018)

The Supreme Court will be undergoing another shakeup in the Trump era with the departure of a key member who has played a critical role in Indian law cases.


Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law
Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law (May 31, 2018)

Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.


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?


Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute (May 21, 2018)

The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.


Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case
Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case (May 16, 2018)

After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.


San Manuel Band awards large grant to Tribal Supreme Court Project
San Manuel Band awards large grant to Tribal Supreme Court Project (January 24, 2018)

A $600,000 grant will enable the Tribal Supreme Court Project to advocate for Indian Country at the highest court in the land.


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.


Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah
Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah (November 29, 2017)

Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.


Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)

A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances bill to benefit Klamath Tribes
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances bill to benefit Klamath Tribes (October 26, 2017)

A bill to repeal one of the many remnants of the termination era is advancing in Congress.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds business meeting for Klamath Tribes bill
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds business meeting for Klamath Tribes bill (October 23, 2017)

Despite being restored to federal recognition, the Klamath Tribes are still hindered by a termination-era law that limits control of their own assets.


Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)

A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.


Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin
Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin (October 12, 2017)

The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is identifying and documenting obstacles faced by Native voters.


Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.


Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office (January 27, 2017)

The Trump administration is putting its mark on the #NoDAPL lawsuit.


Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.