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Blog: Wisconsin tribes united in battle against huge iron mine Blog: Wisconsin tribes united in battle against huge iron mine
Urban Milwaukee reports on the controversial mine opposed by the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians and other tribes in Wisconsin: The water-rich Penokee Hills...
Navajo president delivers  annual State of the Nation   address Navajo president delivers annual State of the Nation address
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly delivered the annual State of the Nation address on Monday. Shelly addressed Navajo Nation Council delegates at the tribe's capital in Window Rock, Arizona. He...
Miccosukee family doesn't know who paid $3.1M to legal team Miccosukee family doesn't know who paid $3.1M to legal team
Two members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida testified that they don't know who paid $3.1 million to their prominent attorneys. Jimmie Bert and his daughter, Tammy Gwen Billie, were...
Trial delay anticipated for chairwoman of Robinson Rancheria Trial delay anticipated for chairwoman of Robinson Rancheria
Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, will likely see another delay in her trial on theft charges, The Lake County Record-Bee reports. Avila,...
Landowner says offers made for    Wounded Knee massacre  site Landowner says offers made for Wounded Knee massacre site
A landowner says he's received three offers to buy the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. James Czywczynski said the buyers were all willing to pay the $3.9 million...
Turtle Talk: More interruptions for tribal interests in ICWA case Turtle Talk: More interruptions for tribal interests in ICWA case
Matthew Fletcher and Kate Fort analyze the oral arguments in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act: This first analysis will have two components. The first...
SCOTUSBlog:  No easy answers in Indian Child Welfare Act case SCOTUSBlog: No easy answers in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Lisa Howe recaps oral arguments in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act: Having tackled gene patenting yesterday, today the Justices returned to the bench to hear...
Yakama Nation protest  seeks information on trust   settlement Yakama Nation protest seeks information on trust settlement
Members of the Yakama Nation of Washington held a protest on Monday in hopes of finding out more about the tribe's trust fund settlement. The settlement isn't final but it's...
Court revives suit over Fond du Lac Band's land-into-trust bid Court revives suit over Fond du Lac Band's land-into-trust bid
The Minnesota Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit over a land-into-trust application filed by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Minnesota. The tribe wants a...
Kevin Abourezk: Indian children overrepresented in foster care Kevin Abourezk: Indian children overrepresented in foster care
Native American children make up 6.5 percent of foster care population, Kevin Abourezk reports in The Lincoln Journal Star: In Nebraska, 352 Native children were in foster care as of...
Jacqueline Davis: An Indian family torn apart in South Carolina Jacqueline Davis: An Indian family torn apart in South Carolina
Jacqueline Davis, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, on how her family was torn apart without regard for the Indian Child Welfare Act: My...
Report examines spending on Indian non-profits in Minnesota Report examines spending on Indian non-profits in Minnesota
A new report examines the state of Indian non-profits in Minnesota. The Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits collaborated to produce "The Native American Nonprofit Economy...
Chairman of Spirit Lake Nation   still in office after disputed vote Chairman of Spirit Lake Nation still in office after disputed vote
Members of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota voted to remove Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. from office but they are also circulating a petition in case he refuses to...
Mary Pember: Changing everything in a fight against diabetes Mary Pember: Changing everything in a fight against diabetes
Mary Annette Pember on her ongoing battle against diabetes: At this time, I was finding that there were several things I could no longer do—or was too embarrassed to do—because...
Supreme Court takes up dispute over   Indian Child Welfare Act Supreme Court takes up dispute over Indian Child Welfare Act
Update: The Supreme Court has posted the oral argument transcript. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act, today. Oral arguments begin...
NARF/NCAI/NICWA: Case shows ugly side of   adoption industry NARF/NCAI/NICWA: Case shows ugly side of adoption industry
John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund, Jackie Pata of the National Congress of American Indians and Terry Cross of the National Indian Child Welfare Association discuss Adoptive Couple...
Gyasi Ross: Tribal nations should be about the collective good Gyasi Ross: Tribal nations should be about the collective good
Gyasi Ross on taking nationhood seriously in Indian Country: Observing many modern-day Tribal organizations, I think this quick history lesson begs a question: What happens when the people of a...
Native Sun News:  Vaughn Vargas,    suicide survivor, stands tall Native Sun News: Vaughn Vargas, suicide survivor, stands tall
Just four years ago, Vaughn Vargas, 26, of Cheyenne River and Rapid City, was headed for Falling Rock in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He was preparing to jump. Luckily, he was detained and never made it there.
Editorial:  Supreme Court should take Cherokee girl from father Editorial: Supreme Court should take Cherokee girl from father
New York Times says U.S. Supreme Court should place Cherokee Nation girl with non-Indian couple: The Indian Child Welfare Act was passed in 1978 to prevent state and local welfare...
Editorial:  Congress may need to limit    Indian Child Welfare Act Editorial: Congress may need to limit Indian Child Welfare Act
Washington Post calls on Congress to amend the Indian Child Welfare Act: Imagine one of those wrenching custody cases in which every side seems to have the child’s interests at...

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