Steven Newcomb

On May 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision in the case State of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. A five justice majority issued a ruling that works in favor of the Bay Mills Indian Community....

6/21/14
Steven Newcomb

A couple of years ago, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a function that Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) was also attending. Upon hearing that Congressman Cole is from the Chickasaw Nation, Scalia said: “Don't forget you belong to a conquered race.”...

6/6/14
Gale Courey Toensing
6/5/14
The Department of the Interior will take into trust 13,004 acres of the Oneida Indian Nation’s vast historical territory...
Christina Rose
6/4/14
Of the “Eight Fascinating Court Decisions Affecting Indians and Tribes,” presented in New London, Connecticut on May 22, some of the resulting laws seem surprisingly fair while oth...
Michael P. Gross

Indian self-determination is the most enlightened Indian policy the United States has ever had. Yet it is still plagued by funding problems and existential issues....

5/9/14
Geoffrey Strommer, Steve Osborne & Caroline Mayhew

For over 20 years, tribal contractors have fought with the United States to be paid the full administrative costs of their contracts, like other government contractors....

5/2/14
Bryan Brewer

The world is moving forward on Indigenous Rights, yet the Supreme Court of the United States is moving backward. In 2010, the United States joined the United Nations in supporting the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which declares:...

4/21/14
Gale Courey Toensing
4/15/14
The Onondaga Nation has taken its land rights case into the international arena...
Steven Newcomb

“I think of this Western Hemisphere, all of it, as the domain of…Western Christendom” — U.S. Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), in his speech in the House of Representatives, February 25, 2014....

3/28/14
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, ...

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