John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
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.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
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.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.
An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
Over the past 20 years, the courts have validated long-standing claims by First Nations that Canadian governments have systematically ignored and violated the terms of treaties negotiated between 1871 and 1921.
Tribes have been left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive, with their governments unable to support projects in some of the nation’s poorest areas.
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.
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.
This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.
Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking to restore more of its homelands but local officials are putting up a fight.
The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is challenging the state of Nebraska.
The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is battling the state of Nebraska in federal court.
The Seminole Tribe must pay utility taxes to the state of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for a second time.
Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was barred from the Supreme Court because he was wearing a headdress.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country? One federal judge says yes.
Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is on the hook for almost $58 million in federal taxes after losing a treaty rights case.
The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe stands to lose more than $1 million in property thanks to the federal government.
The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
The nation's highest court has opened the door for states to impose taxes on internet sales, a major development that further encroaches on tribal efforts to expand their economies.
The Yakama Nation is commemorating the 163rd anniversary of its treaty amid doubts raised by the Trump administration.
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.
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.
A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.
Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country?
An online taxation case could hinder economic growth in Indian Country unless the U.S. Supreme Court addresses tribal sovereignty.
It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.
The first year of the Trump era has been challenging.
Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines
A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.
When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..
So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.
Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.
President Donald Trump so far has hosted just one public event with tribes and a new report about the meeting is raising eyebrows.
Two serious debates in Washington right now: Climate change and taxes. These are connected.
Back in July the Bennett County Commission in South Dakota passed a resolution calling for more 'federal impact aid funding in lieu of property taxes on Indian trust lands.'
A day before Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.
Republicans in Congress are shifting their focus to tax reform as tribal interests wait to see whether they will be included.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up tax reform as Republicans prepare to unveil a major policy bill.
With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.