Legal

March 06, 2012
By:
Chelsea Vowel

Although the specific legal principles involved may differ, use of the terms Icewine, Roquefort and Navajo all have something in common.

February 08, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his Executive Order declaring November 2011 “Native American Heritage Month,” U.S. President Barack Obama said that his administration “recognizes the painful chapters in our shared history.” As a key part of that history, today marks the 125th year since the U.S.

February 06, 2012
By:
Sen. Jon Tester

Montana’s Indian country is sacred ground for all of the Big Sky’s tribes. Tribal lands safeguard and preserve ceremonial sites from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains.

February 06, 2012
By:
Jana L. Walker

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples signals a new means to change federal law and policy to restore safety to Native women, to stre

February 03, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The U.S. Supreme Court recently bolstered a citizen's right to privacy from police surveillance in the digital age, in the case of United States v. Antoine Jones.

January 30, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

This past week, I had the distinction of becoming one of a select list of authors banned by the Tucson Unit

January 27, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Nobody can deny that the Obama Administration has worked hard on behalf of Indian country. But despite its recent efforts, the United States still routinely violates Indian treaty rights and sovereignty.

January 20, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

I attended a recent swearing-in of attorneys to the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

January 16, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

Kanaretiio, identified in New York court documents as 51-year old William Roger Jock, serves as the Bear Clan representative of the Men’s Council of the Akwesasne Kanienkehaka Kaianerehkowa Kanonhsesne, or, The People of the Way of the Longhouse.

January 10, 2012
By:
Gyasi Ross

On the rez, the kids at my school got into fights quite a bit.

December 26, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a recent column, Charles Trimble found fault with an adjunct professor in the Syracuse University College of Law, who also happen

December 22, 2011
By:
Vincent Schilling

I didn’t think much of a phone message I received when checking my voicemails at my office last week. The other voice on the line said something to the extent that they just wanted to verify a recent purchase.

December 14, 2011
By:
Bill Lomax

In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court stood 75 years of policy and practice on its head.

December 10, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Last year, in the ironically named Citizens United case, the U.S.

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