Legal

May 16, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Regular readers know that I write as much about colonial politics as I write about tribal politics.

May 10, 2015
By:
Roger Birdbear

This is the second section of an article discussing transportation deductions from mineral royalties earned on allotted lands.

May 09, 2015
By:
Roger Birdbear

This column, which has been split into two parts for publication, will cover issues surrounding transportation deductions and provide legal justification for the elimination of these deductions.

May 06, 2015
By:
Anthony Broadman & Chase Iron Eyes

Just as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in White Mountain Apache Tribe v. Bracker, 448 U.S.

April 26, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Jim Obergefell’s grief is on the verge of being written into legal history this year, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does in the case that bears his name.

April 06, 2015
By:
Walter Lamar

Since the Department of Justice's unexpected policy announcement in December regarding marijuana in Indian Country, many tribes are carefully considering the unintended consequences of addressing their approach to marijuana.

April 03, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

Although the United States has forcibly imposed patterns of domination on the original Native nations of this continent, it is typical to see the courts of the United States and most legal scholars use the words “conquest,” “conqueror,” and “conquering” and not th

February 10, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

The smoke you see coming from tribal lands is no longer the stereotypical smoke signals. The smoke is coming from the mouths of Native people who are pro-legalization of marijuana, and from the ears of those who are against it.

January 22, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.

January 20, 2015
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

Late last week the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation released the findings of its investigation into the shooting death of Allan Locke on December 20, 2014, in the Lakota Homes neighborhood of Rapid City, South Dakota.

October 30, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

The Native American Law Students Association at Yale Law School held its first ever Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner October 23, 2014. The recipient, Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw), class of 1993, is Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S.

October 24, 2014
By:
David Wilkins

“Again, were we to inquire by what law or authority you set up a claim [to our land], I answer, none! Your laws extend not into our country, nor ever did. You talk of the law of nature and the law of nations, and they are both against you.”

October 17, 2014
By:
Jay Daniels

Perusing Facebook recently, I found a group of folks who are adamantly opposing the currently published "Proposed Rule Change for Rights-of-Way Across Indian Lands." Their rationale?

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