White House Tribal Nations Summit kicks off without Secretary Haaland (December 4, 2023)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.
Montana Free Press: County withdraws from tribal law enforcement agreement (November 28, 2023)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.
VIDEO: Sara Hill testifies as first Native judicial nominee in Oklahoma (November 20, 2023)Sara Hill, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, testifies at her nomination hearing to be a federal judge on November 15, 2023.
AUDIO: Senate Committee on the Judiciary takes up nominees (November 20, 2023)The Senate Committee on the Judiciary takes up three nominations, including that of Sara Hill, at a hearing on November 15, 2023.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation proud of historic judicial nominee (October 30, 2023)Sara Hill’s nomination is exciting for Cherokee Nation and all of Indian Country, and not only because it is a historic milestone.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 23, 2023)Did you know you can feature your job in the NAFOA newsletter and on the NAFOA website?
The Conversation: Mohawk Mothers keep fighting to protect lost children (October 17, 2023)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.
Self-proclaimed Native Republican sentenced to prison for U.S. Capitol attack (September 14, 2023)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.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation protects sacred area from drilling (September 14, 2023)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: The plight of our sacred Hickory Ground (August 7, 2023)In our Muscogee culture, once a body is at rest, it is supposed to remain there forever and complete its lifecycle, returning to earth.
White Earth Nation responds to verdict in sexual harassment case (April 11, 2023)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.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Women denied right to safety with court decision (February 14, 2023)“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.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation continues fight to protect sacred lands (December 12, 2022)An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
‘For all of Indian Country’: Native woman judge makes history in Michigan (December 6, 2022)A Native person will serve on one of the highest courts in Michigan for the first time in state history.
Kaiser Health News: Blackfeet Nation joins lawsuit to protect COVID-19 mandates (November 29, 2022)A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
Cronkite News: Judge address harassment of voters at ballot boxes (November 3, 2022)A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.
Cronkite News: Judge won’t stop groups from watching ballot boxes (November 2, 2022)Some places are trying to make it easier to vote. But intimidation tactics are sprouting up.
Lawsuit against National Congress of American Indians set for first hearing (October 20, 2022)A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
Native America Calling: Osage disestablishment (September 19, 2022)Just as courts are working through jurisdictional boundaries for the other tribes, the Osage Nation is facing an erosion of its sovereignty.
Apache Stronghold heads back to court to protect sacred Oak Flat (September 6, 2022)The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
Chinook Nation rallies in support of federal recognition (August 29, 2022)The Chinook Nation is supporting its push for federal recognition with the #ChinookJustice campaign.
Native America Calling: Turning around threats to salmon (August 17, 2022)Join Native America Calling for updates on trouble spots for salmon in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Montana Free Press: Native voters battle ballot restrictions in court (August 16, 2022)A Native voting rights lawsuit led by Western Native Voice and four tribal governments is underway in Montana.
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