2015 Intergovernmental News Stories

Pine Ridge group urges judge to keep lawsuit going against Jackson County (Argus Leader) 12/22/15

The Budget – What's in it for Indian Country (FCNL) 12/21/15

Seminole Tribe pours millions into state political donations (Miami Herald) 12/15/15

SCOTUS grants hearing in United States v. Bryant (Indian Country Today) 12/15/15

Supreme Court agrees to review yet another Indian law dispute (Indianz) 12/14/15

BIA Secretary Washburn to resign, to teach at UNM Law School (Albuquerque Journal) 12/10/15

First impressions: Dollar General and Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 12/9/15

South Dakota agency denies bias against Native Americans (Washington Times) 12/4/15

Barrasso opening statement at SCIA oversight hearing on the Tribal Law and Order Act (Indian Affairs) 12/3/15

Congress should not erode treaty rights (The Hill) 12/2/15

From Harvard to White House, Alaskan helps shape Obama's Native agenda (Alaska Dispatch) 11/28/15

SD man gets 27 months in prison for assault on Indian rez (Argus Leader) 11/22/15

Implementing UN indigenous rights declaration good for Inuit (CBC News) 11/20/15

Judicial organization to discuss Indian child welfare issues (ABC 12) 11/16/15

Tribal conflict looms with Maine government (Rutland Herald) 11/16/15

Department of Justice sides with Natives, files lawsuit against SD for discrimination (Indian Country Today) 11/13/15

Canada will implement UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Bennett (Metro News) 11/12/15

Attorney General Jackley and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribal leaders attend government-to-government consultation on marijuana grow operation (South Dakota War College) 11/11/15

BIA takes aim at housing with new regulation and agreement (Indianz) 11/10/15

Ruling clears Oglala Lakota County residents for jury duty (Washington Times) 11/10/15

Department of Justice announces 10 tribes to participate in initial phase of tribal access program to improve exchange of national crime information (DOJ) 11/6/15

Feds sue SD agency alleging discrimination against Natives (KSFY) 11/3/15

Fact Sheet: White House Tribal Nations Conference in 2015 (Indianz) 11/5/15

White House prepares for 7th annual conference with tribal leaders (The Oklahoman) 11/5/15

United States: Sen. Barrasso introduces Carcieri Compromise Bill (Mondaq) 11/4/15 (Copy of Legislation.)

Governor McCrory signs bill supporting Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation (NC Governor) 10/23/15

DOJ prevails in partial motion for summary judgment in NCFA v. Jewell (Turtle Talk) 10/20/15

Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court case (Indianz) 10/20/15

State lawmakers tour pot farm on Flandreau reservation (Washington Times) 10/16/15

Joint tribal-state court on Kenai Peninsula announced at AFN (Alaska Dispatch News) 10/15/15

Federal judge: Tribal court can't hear wrongful death suit against 11 Utah officers (Vernal Express) 10/12/15

Federal government resolves huge lawsuit with Choctaws and Chickasaws (Tulsa World) 10/12/15

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases (Indianz) 10/12/15

SCIA hears nine bills, passes two during business meeting (Indian Country Today) 10/9/15

PSC wants feds to hold hearings on Salish Kootenai Dam transfer (Ravalli Republic) 10/1/15

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (Indianz) 10/7/15

Bears Ears 1.9 million acre monument would be unique tribal-federal collaboration (Indian Country Today) 10/5/15

U.S. Supreme Court could consider Oklahoma cases in new term (News OK) 10/4/15

Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (Indianz) 10/2/15

Q&A: A look at the proposal for US-Hawaiian relationship (Associated Press) 9/30/15

New Mexico tribe appeals ruling on casino dispute with state (Santa Fe New Mexican) 9/28/15

Order issued in payday loan lawsuit (Top Class Actions) 9/23/15

Bill before Congress blocks Devils Tower name change (Star Tribune) 9/19/15

11th Circuit decision [taxation] could have nationwide effects (Law Week Colorado) 9/10/15 (See the August 26, 2015 Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Stranburg case information in the Federal Courts Bulletin.)

Judge rules against Tohono O'odham in West Valley casino lawsuit (AZ Central) 9/18/15

Justice Department awards over $97 Million to improve public safety and victim services for American Indians and Alaska Natives (DOJ) 9/18/15

Invitation to marijuana facilities gets mixed reactions (Argus Leader) 9/15/15

West Valley casino to open without state OK, tribe says (AZ Central) 9/11/15

Judge asked to force Arizona to license Glendale casino (Washington Times) 9/10/15

Eleventh Circuit Invalidates Florida's Rental Tax but Upholds Utility Tax on Electricity Delivered to Tribal Lands (State and Local Tax) 9/9/15

Navajo president blasts feds after FEMA rejects request for disaster relief from EPA toxic spill (Washington Times) 9/5/15

Tribal courts have lessons for children's courts, judges' panel says (Albuquerque Journal) 9/4/15

Alabama can't regulate Poarch Creek casinos, appeals court rules (Tuscaloosa News) 9/3/15

Taking Alaska tribal land into trust: How did it happen? What can be done? (Alaska Dispatch News) 9/1/15

Oklahoma tribes, USDA meet to discuss government-to-government collaborations (Ada News) 9/1/15

Full transcript: Obama speaks at roundtable with Alaska Native leaders in Anchorage (Alaska Dispatch News) 9/1/15

COLORADO: US attorneys hear safety concerns from American Indians (Topix) 8/30/15

How Hillary Clinton's campaign is making its play for Native American support (National Journal) 8/27/15

Crime program aims to close trust gap between government, tribes (NPR) 8/25/15

Judge rejects lawsuit, amended complaint on takeover of Flathead irrigation project (Missoulian) 8/21/15

Tribes to access crime database (The Bismarck Tribune) 8/19/15

Wild rice harvest will test treaty rights [Duluth News Tribune] (Bloomberg) 8/18/15

Lawsuit: Native Hawaiian election would be unconstitutional (Hawaii Tribune Herald) 8/14/15

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at tribal gaming industry (Indianz Gaming) 7/13/15

[AK] Governor meets with tribes in advance of land trust deadline (KYUK) 8/10/15

OPINION: Congress should appoint delegates to represent tribal nations (High Country News) 8/5/15

Sen. Cantwell speaks about Carcieri, Fed Rec, Duwamish and more (Indian Country Today) 8/5/15

USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision (Indianz) 8/5/15

Assistant Secretary Washburn announces approval of Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's probate code (BIA News Release) 8/3/15

Tribes scramble to avoid $1 million in fines under Affordable Care Act (Ravalli Republic) 8/1/15

Comprehensive Fee-to-Trust Bill introduced in Senate (CA State Assoc. of Counties) 7/31/15

Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (Indianz) 7/30/15

Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix (Indianz) 7/29/15

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix (Indianz) 7/27/15

Forest Service seeks comments on proposed policies guiding the agency's working relationship with American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations (Native News Online) 7/25/15

Gov. Walker can help protect rural Alaskans by dropping tribal land trust suit (Alaska Dispatch News) 7/24/15

House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (Indianz) 7/24/15

State gets 30-day extension in Native land case (NewsMiner) 7/23/15

Pojoaque Pueblo sues New Mexico over vendor licenses (Washington Times) 7/22/15

Hopi Tribe and city of Flagstaff try to resolve snowmaking lawsuit (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 7/21/15

These Native American tribes legalized weed, but that didn't stop them from getting raided by the feds (HuffingtonPost) 7/18/15

Santa Clara asks feds to shut down Pojoaque casinos amid compact dispute (Sante Fe New Mexican) 7/17/15

President Obama unveils plan to improve tribal opportunities (Miami Herald) 7/15/15

Fort Sill tribe challenges decision from gambling panel (Sante Fe New Mexican) 7/13/15

Chickasaws, Choctaws agree to settle lawsuit against U.S. agencies (The Oklahoman) 7/10/15

Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants (Indianz) 7/09/15

Supreme Court agrees to resolve another Indian law dispute (Indianz) 6/30/15

Pojoaque Pueblo's gambling compact with state to expire (The State) 6/30/15

Native American community sues Arizona governor, attorney general (Phoenix Business Journal) 6/23/15

Gov. Malloy signs Connecticut casino bill into law (Hartford Courant) 6/22/15

When will U.S. apologize for boarding school genocide? (Indian Country Today) 6/19/2015

South Dakota officials concerned after Sioux tribe legalizes marijuana (High Times) 6/17/2015 [copy of tribal ordinance]

Kiowa group files complaint in federal court (Lawton Constitution) 6/14/2015

6th Circuit says Michigan tribe subject to federal labor laws (Michigan Radio) 6/9/2015

Former US Attorneys hope to level playing field for American Indians (Indian Country Today) 6/6/2015

Putting human rights at the heart of climate change � Indigenous Peoples' perspectives (Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact) 6/3/15

Federal attorneys seek to block lawsuit by Kansas official against tribal plans (The Joplin Globe) 6/2/2015

Senate passes bipartisan bills to help Native children (USSC on Indian Affairs) 6/1/2015

Would that it be true: Bureau of Indian Affairs' extreme rubber stamping for land into trust applications (Indian Country Today) 5/27/2015

Tribal representatives withdraw from Maine legislature as rift with state grows (Portland Press Herald) 5/26/2015

Judge won't weigh in on fight over Flathead Reservation water rights (Missoulian) 5/21/2015

Indigenous caucus withdraws from negotiations on the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cultural Survival) 5/19/2015

New Mexico court allows lawsuits for actions of tribal officers (Indianz) 5/18/2015

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) submits official reply to Bureau of Indian Affairs in response to proposed ICWA amendments (Business Wire) 5/13/2015

Justices consider tribal gas-tax lawsuit (The Olympian) 5/12/2015

Lakota Sioux tribe invokes "bad men" treaty clause over Keystone Pipeline (Truthout) 5/10/2015

Tribes, Washington State open door to cooperate on legal marijuana (NW News Network) 5/8/2015

Appeals court again rejects ruling granting Fond-du-Luth casino payments to city of Duluth (Duluth News Tribune) 5/8/2015

BIA hopes to implement new ICWA regulation by end of year (Indianz) 5/8/2015

Republican senators in Colorado kill more Native American legislation (Indian Country Today) 5/5/15

Congress members support Penobscot v. Maine in unprecedented court filing (Indian Country Today) 5/5/15

More oil money may flow to Natives thanks to new Interior ruling (Indian Country Today) 4/30/15

Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage could impact tribes (Indianz) 4/29/15

Native Americans are the unseen victims of a broken US justice system (Quartz) 4/28/15

Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud (Indianz) 4/27/15

UN Special Rapporteur: We must hear directly from world's Indigenous peoples (Indian Contry Today) 4/22/15

Indigenous people from around world gather at United Nations (Cihan) 4/21/15

Maine Governor affirms and rejects tribal sovereignty in new executive order (Indian Country Today) 4/20/15

How one tribe could slow the rate of "bomb trains" through Seattle (The Stranger) 4/15/15

Northwest congressional delegates seek start of talks with Canada on river treaty updates (Greenfield Reporter) 4/15/15

Congress: Throwing money around � but not to Indian country (FCNL) 4/10/15

Bill passed for Native American birth certificate (NAZ Today) 4/8/15

Tribes protest expansion of military fly zone (Indianz) 4/7/15

Examining Indian Country cases in the federal justice system (NCRJS) 2/20/15

Court hosts first-ever Central Violation Bureau Court held in Indian Country (The One Feather) 4/2/15

Court hosts first-ever Central Violation Bureau Court held in Indian Country (The One Feather) 4/2/15

Another international call for inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada (Indian Country Today) 3/31/15

Indian Country braces for battle with adoption industry over ICWA guidelines (Indian Country Today) 3/30/15

US Attorneys named to lead DOJ Native American subcommittee (Indianz) 3/30/15

US tribe turns to international commission in resort fight (KOIN 6) 3/26/15

In symbolic case, Native American man beats fishing-without-license charge (Rapid City Journal) 3/26/15

Quinault Nation settles discrimination suit (Indian Country Today) 3/17/15

Court allows Oglala Sioux parents to sue officer for son's death (Indianz) 3/16/15

Sec. Jewell feels the pressure of time when dealing with Native issues (Indian Country Today) 3/11/15

Amendment includes tribes in anti-human trafficking measure (Indianz) 3/11/5

Funding for aboriginal justice program will continue despite budget concerns (Global News) 3/4/15

Navajo Nation lends support to bills in state legislature (Four Corners News) 2/21/15

Opinion: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty (Indianz) 2/20/15

Indigenous Peoples: Architects of the post-2015 development agenda (Inter Press Service) 2/17/15

Racism in Rapid City: Calls for accountability continue weeks after harassment (Indian Country Today) 2/13/15

Four bills pass out of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Native News Online) 2/8/15

NCAI releases analysis of President's FY2015 budget request (WN) 2/6/15

Barrasso: Empowering Indian Country in the new Republican majority (Bloomberg) 1/31/15

Industries suffer if they do not respect Indigenous rights, report says (Indian Country Today) 1/9/15

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