Alaska Native voters and Alaska Tribes successfully sue the State of Alaska, forcing it to comply with the language assistance provisions of the Voting Rights Act and the voting guarantees of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
An alliance of thirty-nine Yup’ik and Inupiaq villages that seeks to protect the sensitive ecosystem of the Bering Sea, the subsistence lifestyle, and the sustainable communities that depend on it.
Alaska tribes successfully sought judicial review of 25 C.F.R. Part 151, which barred the acquisition of land in trust on behalf Alaska tribes, with few exceptions.
DATE: August 15, 2016 Today Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth announced that the State of Alaska will not pursue further litigation in Akiachak Native Community
After nine months of negotiations, the State of Alaska reached a settlement with the Native Alaskan plaintiff’s who sued the state in federal court over the translation
At NARF, we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of Indian law attorneys. Shay Elbaum was one of our Summer 2014 law clerks and rejoined NARF’s Anchorage,
The Saxman village worked to reinstate the rural community status that ensured their subsistence harvest legal priority.
A 27-year legal battle over Alaska subsistence hunting and fishing rights.
In January 2005, NARF filed a complaint on behalf of the Villages of Tanana, Nulato, Akiak, Kalskag, Lower Kalskag, and Kenaitze along with Theresa and Dan Schwietert
Anchorage, Alaska Today the Department of the Interior published a final regulation removing the prohibition against the Secretary of the Interior acquiring lands
Alaska courts considered the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act in their state's adoption process
In an historic victory for Alaska Native voters, a Federal Court in Anchorage found the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations
In this ICWA case, the Alaska Supreme Court reiterated that litigants must exhaust a tribal court’s appellate process before approaching state courts.
Alaska Supreme Court affirms full faith and credit to tribal court orders in Simmonds v. Parks decision
Alaska Supreme Court This morning, July 18, 2014, the Alaska Supreme Court issued its opinion in Simmonds v. Parks. The Court ruled the Minto Tribal Court’s order terminating
Last week, NARF Staff Attorney Brett Lee Shelton presented on NARF’s boarding school work at the Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native
Yesterday, Senator Mark Begich introduced a bill in the United States Senate to protect Alaska Native voters from discrimination. Senator Begich’s bill, the
Anchorage, Alaska The Department of the Interior issued a proposed regulation on April 30, 2014 authorizing petitions for lands to be taken into trust status on behalf
Katie John (Ahtna) On March 31, 2014, the United States Supreme Court rejected the State of Alaska’s petition for certiorari review of the Ninth Circuit’s
NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller testifies at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs field hearing
This past weekend NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller testified at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs field hearing on the health, food security, and viability
NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller presents at University of Washington School of Law’s 26th Annual Indian Law Symposium
Last week NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller presented at the University of Washington School of Law’s 26th Annual Indian Law Symposium. Heather presented
Katie John at Batzulnetas fish camp. Photo by Bill Hess The celebrated Ahtna leader Katie John passed away today. NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller has written
Federal court holds Interior Secretary retains authority to make trust land acquisitions for Alaska Natives
On March 31, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an important ruling in Akiachak Native Community, et al. v. Salazar that affirms the ability
NARF News: Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth presents at National Criminal Justice Month panel on Tribal Courts
Earlier this week NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landrethpresented at the University of Alaska, Anchorage Justice Center on “Tribal Courts in Alaska: Past, Present, and
NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth was recently quoted in an article that discussed poll closings in Alaska Native villages, a voter identification bill in the Alaska
NARF And ACLU Victory Protects Yup’ik-Speaking VotersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 31, 2008 CONTACT:James Freedland, ACLU national, (212) 519-7829 or 549-2666; firstname.lastname@example.org
Anchorage, AK-On Friday, February 22, the federal District Court in Anchorage, Alaska issued a very important ruling that will benefit all of Alaska’s tribal children.
Alaska tribes successfully defend their ability to sue on behalf of themselves and their members to protect their civil rights.