Steven Newcomb
11/8/16

In 1954, at the opening of the era of Termination, the U.S. Justice Department delivered its legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, and later delivered oral arguments to the Court on that basis....

Peter d'Errico
10/24/16

The Seminole Nation has a high profile in litigation about Indian gaming. In 1991, the Seminole sued the State of Florida under the U.S. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)....

Steven Newcomb
10/22/16

In 1954, at the opening of the era of Termination, the U.S. Justice Department delivered its legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, and later delivered oral arguments to the Court on that basis....

Steve Russell
9/5/16

Briefcase warriors who start out meaning to defend their people quickly discover the practical meaning of a lawyer Latin phrase, sui generis. It’s a fancy way to describe a class of one, and it’s the only way to make sense of federal Indian law....

Tom Cook
9/4/16

The Supreme Court in 1980 found the United States guilty for basically land misappropriation (stealing), ordered a money payment to the Sioux. The Sioux tribes responded that the Black Hills are not for sale....

Steven Newcomb
7/29/16

Five years ago, in June 2011, a Native Leadership Forum was held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. A Forum manual for the event opens with the following quote from Felix S. Cohen, dated 1942:...

Steven Newcomb
7/20/16

Let us acknowledge that our nations were living entirely free and independent of Western Christendom prior to Columbus’s first invasive arrival to our part of Mother Earth....

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Tanya H. Lee
7/1/16
In a surprising move, the Supreme Court ruled on June 23 that University of Texas at Austin’s use of race as one factor in admissions decisions was allowable to help the university...
Jack McNeel
5/19/16
It was January of 2014 when three Crow tribal members, Clayvin Herrera, Captain of the Crow Fish and Game Department, along with his nephew Colton Herrera Jr...
Cynthia Coleman Emery
5/15/16

The US Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a lower court ruling that will, in effect, allow ancient bones to be returned to American Indians in California....

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