On July 23, 2008, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-NE), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), introduced a bill titled
The U.S. House of Represents recently passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (H.R.
In 1982, the National Lawyers Guild published a book entitled Rethinking Indian Law.
As Navajo people pause to reflect on the Nation’s progress in the 144 years that have passed since the signing of the Treaty in 1868, my thoughts turn to another important decision facing the Nation.
The Navajo Nation has been in litigation over our Little Colorado River water rights for 33 years and the litigation continues today. The children who were born when this fight began are now grown and are caring for children of their own.
On October 5, 1942, the U.S.
Amid the current election excitement and heightened national focus on the politics of women’s issues, Congressional efforts to reauthorize the Violence
As leaders of the Red Lake and White Earth Nations in Minnesota, we are alarmed that Congress is giving serious consideration to a plan that would take away tens of millions of dollars from some Indian tribes and give it to other Indian tribes.
Last month’s racially motivated killings in Oklahoma, perpetrated by Cherokee Indian Jake England and his white roommate against membe
I work for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe as public information director.
With federal internet gaming legislation apparently unlikely in the near future, many Indian tribal governments are considering the prospect of conducting intrastate internet gaming.
There is a group of criminals, on Native American lands, who assault, rape, and abuse Native women—and they can’t be arrested. These criminals are non-Native men.
Last month, the United States Senate moved to close a jurisdictional loophole that for decades has allowed non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence in Indian country to evade prosecution.