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National Native Organizations Oppose Federal Shutdown

A coalition of national Native organizations, collectively serving the interests of Tribal Nations and their citizens, joined in unison to oppose a federal government shutdown, spending cuts for tribal programs, and to remind Congress that Native lives are not a political bargaining chip.

Pembina Settlement Distribution Begins Sept. 20, 2023

On September 20, 2023, the Pembina Class Action Settlement Administrator began distribution of settlement proceeds to four Pembina Tribes (the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana, and the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Indians) and more than 30,000 individual eligible settlement class members.

Shingle Springs Voters Gain Registration Access

On September 12, 2023, Shingle Springs  held a special tribal council meeting at its Rancheria. The purpose of the gathering was to designate the Tribe’s local health center as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act. 

Arizona Native Voting Rights Protected

The court ruled in favor of the Tribes and Native voters against a voter suppression law requiring proof of a physical address when Native Americans across Arizona do not have physical addresses on their homes.

Right Now You Can Double Your Impact

The rights and sovereignty of America’s First Peoples are under constant threat. Thankfully, dedicated people like you are determined to fight back. Right now, the Shakopee

Court Finds Endangered Species Act Violation

The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon ruled in favor of the Klamath Tribes on September 11, 2023, finding that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated rights the Tribes reserved through treaty and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by allocating water in a drought year to irrigators.

Sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area Protected

On September 1, 2023, the United States reached a settlement in Solenex LLC v. Haaland. Under the agreement, Louisiana-based Solenex—which had been fighting to reestablish

Global Advisory Group Says Shut Down Line 5

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues released a draft report recommending that Canada and the United States decommission the Line 5 pipeline because of its impact on the region’s Indigenous communities.

Summer 2024 Opportunity to Clerk at NARF

Second-year law school students have until September 15, 2023, to submit their Summer 2024 Law Clerkship application to the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). Law clerks
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