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John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
Riley Briones, Jr. was only 17 years old when he was accused of leading a gang that 'terrorized' the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in 1991. But should he be put to death for it?
Online lending businesses owned by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are entitled to sovereign immunity, a federal appeals court ruled.
The 2020 Census was going forward without a U.S. citizenship question. Until someone tweeted otherwise.
The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
A decision from the nation's highest court could affect as many as 19 death row inmates in Arizona.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.
American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.
Voters of the Cherokee Nation are going to the polls in a matter of days as a key candidate fights to stay on the ballot.
A recall petition against Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been certified.
Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.
For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.
Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.
'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.
Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.
President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
The court’s gone conservative. But there’s pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.
For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status.
The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking the nation's highest court to rule on a controversial sovereign immunity issue.
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.
Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?
Oral arguments in a closely-watched treaty rights case take place on January 8, 2019.
A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.
A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
The Supreme Court made it harder to designate critical habitat for endangered species, in a ruling that business and property rights groups said corrects federal government overreach.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.