Christina Rose
3/12/14
At a recent symposium, Joel West Williams, Cherokee, staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, announced, “Raise your hand if you consider yourself one percent American, ...
Stephanie Woodard
1/17/14
A petition asking Iowa’s Governor Terry Branstad to investigate the ongoing abuse of disabled twin boys in his state appeared January 15 on RH Reality Check , a news website coveri...
Stephanie Woodard
1/6/14
The emergency room doctor was furious at what he had seen, recalled Audre’y Eby, who is Rosebud Sioux and the mother of disabled 16-year-old twins...
Cedric Sunray
11/12/13

Hundreds of articles have been published and thousands of comments have been shared online. Tribes around the country have galvanized their support....

Terry L. Cross
11/8/13

Thirty-five years ago today, Congress enacted groundbreaking legislation, the impact of which has been arguably more profound than any other piece of federal Indian law in the modern era. On November 8, 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act, otherwise known as ICWA, became law....

Richard Walker
10/10/13
When Native American Rights Fund attorney Heather Kendall-Miller introduced Juana Majel-Dixon at a 2007 presentation at Harvard University, she said, “We’ll see how far we get with...
Stephanie Woodard
10/3/13
Citing the 1987 Proxmire Act, which enables the United States to prosecute acts of genocide, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked the federal government to file suit against the...
Jay Daniels
9/10/13

These past few weeks have created quite a stir within Indian country. The two most significant issues are the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court remanding Baby v....

Dina Gilio-Whitaker
8/13/13

A note from Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinions Editor: The political and legal ramifications of the Baby Veronica case have, in broad strokes, done two things....

Steve Russell
8/13/13

I mean you no harm. If I meant you harm, I would start by using your name. Every literate Cherokee knows your name. At the time before the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Nation had a higher literacy rate than the white settlers and gold seekers who coveted the Cherokee homelands....

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