Legal

June 21, 2012
By:
Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Four points on today’s decision in Patchak.

June 14, 2012
By:
Scott Seaborne

On July 23, 2008, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-NE), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), introduced a bill titled

June 13, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

The U.S. House of Represents recently passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (H.R.

June 08, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1982, the National Lawyers Guild published a book entitled Rethinking Indian Law.

June 04, 2012
By:
Harrison Tsosie

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.

June 02, 2012
By:
Leo Manheimer

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.

May 30, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 5, 1942, the U.S.

May 29, 2012
By:
Caroline P. Mayhew

Amid the current election excitement and heightened national focus on the politics of women’s issues, Congressional efforts to reauthorize the Violence

May 23, 2012
By:
Hon. Floyd Jourdain & Hon. Erma Vizenor

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.

May 23, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

Last month’s racially motivated killings in Oklahoma, perpetrated by Cherokee Indian Jake England and his white roommate against membe

May 21, 2012
By:
Dave Staddon

I work for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe as public information director.

May 17, 2012
By:
Joseph H. Webster

With federal internet gaming legislation apparently unlikely in the near future, many Indian tribal governments are considering the prospect of conducting intrastate internet gaming.

May 14, 2012
By:
Jefferson Keel, President, National Congress of American Indians

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.

May 07, 2012
By:
William Norman, Charles Hobbs, Dan Lewerenz & John Tabinaca Plata

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.

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