tag: judiciary

Winnebago Tribe
A federal judge is weighing a decision that the Winnebago Tribe hopes will set a strong precedent at one of the most infamous Indian boarding schools in the nation.
'Remember Our SIsters - Forever in Our Hearts'
A federal judge who was once praised for his work in understanding Native issues resigned following an investigation into sexual misconduct.
E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse
A hearing is taking in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed by a Navajo woman against the National Organization for Women.
Katarina Stewart
Native children make up more than a third of the foster care caseload in Montana, despite representing less than 10 percent of the state’s child population.
Aloha
“Aloha” is a more than a word for Native Hawaiians.
Northwest Treaty Tribes
It would be hard to find a legal victory any more important than the ruling named after federal judge George Hugo Boldt in 1974.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on five bills.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting its first hearing of 2024.
San Pedro Valley
The Biden administration’s renewable energy agenda is being tested in court with a lawsuit from tribes opposed to a $4 billion development that runs through their homelands.
Grizzly Bear
The public, states, tribes, the scientific community and other stakeholders are invited to weigh in on a grizzly bear reintroduction plan.
Patina Wellness Center
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government continues to shortchange tribes when it comes to funding health care contracts.
U.S. Capitol
A Republican-led bill to ensure tribal identification cards can be used to purchase guns is moving forward despite little debate.
Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery
The Winnebago Tribe is suing the federal government to recover the remains of two children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
Deb Haaland
President Joe Biden is hosting the White House Tribal Nations Summit this week but a key member of his team won’t be there in person.
Flathead Reservation
A Montana county is pulling out of a decades-old agreement after saying it can no longer afford the costs of law enforcement on the Flathead Reservation.
Sara Hill
Sara Hill, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, testifies at her nomination hearing to be a federal judge on November 15, 2023.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Nomination Hearing - November 15, 2023
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary takes up three nominations, including that of Sara Hill, at a hearing on November 15, 2023.
Sara Hill
Sara Hill’s nomination is exciting for Cherokee Nation and all of Indian Country, and not only because it is a historic milestone.
NAFOA
Did you know you can feature your job in the NAFOA newsletter and on the NAFOA website?
Sara E. Hill
Sara E. Hill, the former attorney general of the Cherokee Nation, is making history as a nominee to the federal bench.
Kwetiio of Kanien'keha:ka Kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers)
Debates over what “mapping” means show how Indigenous communities still have to advocate for and defend their cartographic methods in order to uphold their connections to the land.
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is making history with a new housing project in the state of New York.
Rio Arriba County Courthouse
A New Mexico man is accused of a near fatal shooting and an assault at a Native-led protest on Pueblo homelands.
U.S. Supreme Court
“There is now a playbook where the authority is going to continue to be whittled away,” a state prosecutor said of new restrictions on prosecutorial discretion.
Pueblo of Acoma
Leaders of New Mexico’s Pueblo tribes are speaking out following the near deadly shooting of a Native activist on their homelands.
Rio Arriba County Courthouse
A man accused of shooting a Native activist remains behind bars after his attempted murder case was suddenly transferred to a new court in New Mexico.
Melanie Yazzie
The Red Nation is calling for safety following a racist shooting that has resulted in attempted murder and aggravated assault charges in New Mexico.
Crazy Mountains
The high-profile proposal involving more than 15 square miles and seven landowners drew more than 1,000 public comments.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling denying race-conscious college admissions has Native business owners on alert.
Jorge Aaron Riley
In a court filing, U.S. Capitol breach defendant Jorge Aaron Riley finally admitted he knows little to nothing about his supposed “American Indian” heritage.
Badger-Two Medicine
A settlement agreement with the Blackfeet Nation marks the end of a 40-year energy development fight in a sacred area of Montana.
George Thompson
In our Muscogee culture, once a body is at rest, it is supposed to remain there forever and complete its lifecycle, returning to earth.
Sophia Marjanovic
Standing among the boisterous crowd of media and onlookers awaiting the arraignment of former U.S. president Donald Trump is one Native woman.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.
White Earth Indian Reservation
The White Earth Nation says it is developing an ethics code after hearing a “litany of concerns” about a prominent figure who has benefited from the tribe’s name for more than three decades.
White Earth Land Recovery Project
From growing hemp to fighting pipelines, Winona LaDuke has launched a large number of organizations, businesses and initiatives. Here’s a look at some of her environmental efforts.
Winona LaDuke
Disgraced environmental figure Winona LaDuke and her inner circle are striking a defiant tone as the organization she has led for 30 years seeks to recover from a $750,000 verdict in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.
Jorge Aaron Riley
It took more than two years but a self-proclaimed Native Republican wore his “best Trump tie” to court and finally admitted he committed a crime during a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals
“Decades worth of legislation designed to protect women are being overturned by judges appointed by conservative politicians with an agenda that does not align with the vast majority of Americans,” said CEO Lori Jump of StrongHearts Native Helpline.
Badger-Two Medicine
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.