Legal

November 08, 2013
By:
Ryan Seelau & Ian Record

In the first part of this two-part series, we provided a short history of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case State of Michigan v.

November 07, 2013
By:
David Wilkins

I have followed with keen interest the divisive issue of disenrollment of tribal members across Indian country. It is a complicated and depressing subject but, regardless of individual circumstances, the protection of sovereignty is rightly a priority for all those involved.

November 06, 2013
By:
Gabriel Galanda & Ryan Dreveskracht

With a case of potentially catastrophic consequence for Indian country now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, all of the players who can possibly prevent the disaster are either sitting on their hands or pointing fingers.

November 05, 2013
By:
Ryan Seelau & Ian Record

This column is part one of a two-part series.

October 28, 2013
By:
Sandy White Hawk

It is October 10, 2013. I just listened to Dusten Brown’s press conference. Listening to his voice reminded me of the accounts I heard from elders in tribal communities I have traveled to. Dusten with his grief stricken heart has let his baby go for her sake, not for his own.

October 28, 2013
By:
Oliver J. Semans

On October 10, my wife Barb and I were able to attend the oral arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the Mark Wandering Medicine versus Custer. Mr.

October 17, 2013
By:
Jesse Witten & Paul Moorehead

Is the tide turning in the effort to bring about a change in the name of the Washington NFL Team?

October 16, 2013
By:
Dave Lundgren

As a long-time Tribal attorney who has for years fought racism leveled against Tribes and individuals by various external groups and institutions of state, local and federal agencies, I was shocked to have to confront racist ideals voluntarily incorporated into Tribes’ own workers compensation pr

October 13, 2013
By:
Dot Scott

The recent cases of Baby Veronica and Baby Desaray make me fear for young adoptive children, especially those of color. The similarities of these two cases, including the same adoption agency attorney in both, demand a closer look into these children’s civil rights.

October 08, 2013
By:
Akilah Kinnison

Today, 306 members of the Nooksack Indian Tribe in northern Washington State are fighting mass disenrollment from their community.

October 05, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

Pondering the state of current affairs impacting Indian country, it amazes me there are so many issues being thrust out there which affect the entirety for most of the tribes. These are important and “key” issues which could have a long term effect on tribes and their tribal members.

September 30, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

How does a government said to be premised on human rights produce a system of law for American Indians not premised on human rights?

September 25, 2013
By:
Homer A. Mandoka & Dennis V. Kequom

Indian country is all too familiar with the perils of taking cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Even under the best legal circumstances, the high court has repeatedly handed down staggering losses that impact the most sacred issues to Indian country.

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