2016 Tribal Government News Stories

Occupation of Narragansett headquarters ends (thewesterlysun) 12/28/16

Standing Rock weighs tribal utilities regulations (West Fargo Pioneer) 12/19/16

It's not the Picayune Rancheria Of Chukchansi Indians suing Madera County (Sierra Star) 12/8/16

Tribal police arrested after raid of Chukchansi casino are now suing Madera County (Sierra Star) 12/4/16

Tribal symposium inspires Alaska Natives to reconnect with their villages (Daily News-Miner) 11/17/16

Community members discuss Red Lake constitutional reform (Bemidji Pioneer) 10/27/16

Hopi Tribe thanks Navajo Nation Law and Order Committee for opposition to Escalade project (American Towns) 10/25/16

Three times and out for California tribe (Courthouse News Service) 10/21/16

Wind River tribes feud over status of tribal court (Billings Gazette) 10/16/16

OPINION: Why same-sex marriage bans risk Native American sovereignty (The Atlantic) 10/15/16

Nooksack Indian Tribe creates Supreme Court, gets restraining order against appeals court (Bellingham Herald) 10/13/16

Native Hawaiian Convention tackles self-determination (KFVE) 10/12/16

State tribes awarded $6.8M in federal grants (TriValley Central) 10/8/16

Mohawk band forms indigenous legal system independent of Canada (Jurist) 10/2/16

Critics emerge as BIA reviews new Blackfeet constitution (Flathead Beacon) 9/12/16

Young man blamed for 3 arson deaths in Alaska village gets traditional justice: banishment (Alaska Dispatch News) (9/11/16)

Tlingit & Haida: tribal youth court could launch in a few weeks (KTOO) 8/31/16

Kickapoo attorney: no grounds to dismiss judge, reject tribal Supreme Court decision in lawsuit (Topeka Capital-Journal) 8/31/16

Feds reverse conviction, citing ‘rat’s nest’ of tribal court problems (Cronkite News) 8/30/16 (Turtle Talk materials)

Miccosukees sued by their former lawyers (Miami Herald) 8/26/16

Alaska tribal court conference in Fairbanks (KTVF) 8/8/16

Tribes gain access to federal criminal databases with pilot program (Indianz) 8/2/16

Striving for intellectual curiosity and historical precision in Indian law (Indian Country Today) 7/29/16

Lakota Country Times: Senate committee approves tribal justice bill (Indianz) 7/6/16

Fake Indian tribe: OHA legal shell game copied from southern segregationists (Hawaii Free Press) 6/17/16

6th Am. can't stop federal courts from using tribal convictions (Find Law) 6/15/16

Miranda rights may be the law of the land, but not on tribal lands (Arizona Captial Times) 6/15/16

Tribes create their own food laws to stop USDA from killing Native food economies (Truthout) 5/27/16

Northern Cheyenne tribe asks for federal law enforcement (Native Times) 4/11/16

$500,000 available in cooperative agreement for juvenile sex offenders (Equities) 4/2/16

Tribes in Wyoming battle over future of joint governing council (Indianz) 3/30/16

Supreme Court orders state to enforce tribal child support orders as essential (Alaska Dispatch) 3/28/16

Tlingit and Haida Tribes win major decision in child welfare case (Indianz) 3/25/16

Nooksack tribal court case could test judicial independence (Bellingham Herald) 3/17/16

Juvenile Justice guidelines for Tribes ready for comment (Indian Country Today) 3/16/16

Arizona tribe to host child welfare training for tribal courts (KJZZ) 3/8/16

Conservatorships and guardianships in tribal courts: what tribes need to know (JD Supra) 2/26/16

Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (Indianz) 2/24/16

National Congress of American Indians opens meeting in D.C. (Indianz) 2/22/16

Crowded contest for White Earth tribal chair (MPR News) 2/17/16

Oglala Lakota tribal council rejects marijuana vote, considers alcohol vote (Keloland) 2/17/16

Kiowa Tribe mired in leadership dispute as some seek BIA help (Indianz) 1/15/16


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