Legal

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.

November 30, 2011
By:
Chuck Trimble

In a letter to the editor of the Syracuse (New York) Post-Standard newspaper, attorney Carrie E.

November 21, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

Mark Savage published his groundbreaking research on federal Indian law in 1991, "Native Americans and the Constitution: The Original Understanding" (NYU Rev.

November 14, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

For generations now, Indian Country has been conditioned to believe and act upon the false view that the United States Congress has plenary power over all Indian affairs, and, by implication, over Indi

November 10, 2011
By:
Walter Lamar

You may think spice can be found somewhere in your kitchen, but if you hear young folks talking about it, they probably aren't discussing cinnamon.

October 25, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

After multiple recounts and one court-ordered do-over, Bill John Baker has defeated incumbent Chad Smith to become the new Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

October 05, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Like most Indians who give thought to our relationship with the United States, I dream of Indian treaties as sacred promises or, at least, what the Constitution says in so many words: “all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of

October 03, 2011
By:
Harold A. Monteau

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent safari to New Mexico to meet the Pueblo people and to make a guest appearance at a student forum at the University of New Mexico School of Law, had all the indicia of an apologist diplomatic mission (although she has nothing for which to apologize.) Without ever m

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