A new report from the Department of Justice makes the case for expanding tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Matthew Fletcher: Takeaways from Supreme Court's new decision (June 14, 2016)
Professor Matthew Fletcher analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Bryant, an Indian Country domestic violence case.
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
Native Americans who live on more than 300 federal reservations are afforded rights outlined in the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, but the scope of indigent representation is left for tribes to determine.
Turtle Talk: Tribes caught off guard by new background check law (June 14, 2016)
The Native American Children's Safety Act may turn out to be a law with drastic unintended consequences.
Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth (June 14, 2016)
About 180 students from the Oklahoma tribe are getting a crash course in the latest technologies.
Steven Newcomb: True honor and respect for the original nations (June 14, 2016)
It is time to reset the relationship based on true honor and respect for the Original Free Nations.
Hearing on Indian Health Service draws South Dakota delegation (June 14, 2016)
Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes the attention being paid to the Indian Health Service.
Former Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue passes away at age 82 (June 14, 2016)
The late leader's biggest achievement was securing a land claim settlement and federal recognition for his people in 1993.
Effective immediately, the hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is no longer offering surgical and obstetrics care.
Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case (June 14, 2016)
Parties in the Keepseagle settlement reached an agreement which will provide original claimants a supplemental payment of $18,500 directly and $2,775 paid to the IRS on their behalf, for a total supplemental award of $21,275.
Lakota Country Times: Reward increased in murder of Lakota man (June 14, 2016)
East LeRoy Robert Lee, 19, was a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who was murdered on October 20, 2015.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump (June 14, 2016)
The Republican presidential campaign has indicated it is open to a meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation Council.
Native Sun News: Long Indian presence confirmed at Montana site (June 14, 2016)
Human visitation to Hawley Mountain is nothing new – archaeological evidence tells that Native people first began using this very same spot more than 7,500 years ago.
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