Legal

March 27, 2012
By:
Jake LaMere

It seems that we all can be lost on what a "call to action" really entails.

March 27, 2012
By:
Jack Duran

It was as if I was in a dream when I received the call from my mother, Yolanda, who had been researching our genealogy for years, informing me that she had traced my native heritage to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas.

March 22, 2012
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

After reading Steve Russell’s March 20 column “Citizenship and Nations,” I have to wonder why he would publicly challenge one of the strongest words we have in the

March 20, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Citizenship is a tricky word in Indian country. It’s “citizenship” rather than “membership” if an Indian nation is not a club and you can’t join it.

March 19, 2012
By:
David E. Wilkins

A strange thing is happening in and across Indian country: the number of federally recognized tribal nations continues to increase—the Tejon people of California were readmitted to the ranks in early January of this year, bringing the number of such groups to 566—while the population figures for

March 07, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The Western Shoshone have been litigating the rights to their homeland since at least 1951, when a claim was filed, purportedly in their behalf, before the U

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.

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