Here are the materials in Lewis Tein P.L. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (Miami-Dade Cir. Ct.): Miccosukee Brief Miccosukee Affidavit Lewis Tein Brief […]
Happy Prime Day! Amazon’s annual two-day shopping event, which kicked off at 3 a.m. ET today, includes discounts on over two million items for Prime […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes the passing of a federal bill to advance the implementation of the […]
Native Americans are saying that the ruling to now allow Native police officers to detain non-Native individuals on their land, is just not enough. Why? […]
Here is the order in Kovalevich v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (D.D.C.): 28 DCT Order
A poll conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations and Abacus Data shows that the majority of Canadians believe governments […]
From SCOTUSBlog here. An excerpt: On Tuesday in United States v. Cooley, the Supreme Court upheld a power that tribal governments have long assumed they possessed […]
Pow Wows are happening again in some areas! Many are still having to cancel or change their dates, so check back to our calendar often! […]
OTTAWA, ON – The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, responsible for the election of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, has received […]
Final_Motion for Summary Judgment Plaintiffs have standing to bring this case. Plaintiffs here include the largest federally recognized tribes in California and in the […]
The Manito Ahbee Virtual Powwow takes place May 21-23, the May long weekend in Canada. Last year, we reached over half a million viewers with […]
Rutherford Falls,” Peacock TV‘s binge-worthy new show, manages to do something few ever have: bring multi-dimensional indigenous characters into an American sitcom. While Native Americans have […]
Here is “Williams v. Medley Opportunity Fund II, LP: Third Circuit Rules that Tribal Payday Lenders Cannot Compel Arbitration.” We posted the materials on this […]
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Pow Wows are happening again in some areas! Many are still having to cancel or change their dates. Check the list below for the latest […]
At this week’s live event, we talked to the filmmaker and star actress of a new indigenous film, Bright Eyes. The story chronicles a young […]
NCJFCJ has a cool new publication on ICWA courts, specifically the Duluth ICWA court which is (in my humble opinion) the national model for this […]
Regional Engagement Sessions First Nations National Action Plan on MMIWG First Nations National Action Plan The development of a National Action Plan to End Violence […]
Powwows.com and Fill it Forward are teaming up to inspire the world to reuse and reduce. To kick off our partnership, we are giving away […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the 2021 federal budget tabled today in Ottawa includes the largest investment ever […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says urgent action is required to end long-term boil water advisories and achieve […]
December 9-10, 2020, 9-4pm MT Join the National American Indian Court Judges Association and Casey Family Programs for a virtual Judicial Skills Training for Judges who […]
October 22, 2020 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Knowledge Keepers are sending their support to the Mi’kmaq people who are exercising their right to […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde released this statement today following the release of the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic […]
Here is the National Congress of American Indians’ (“NCAI”) Amicus Brief in Trump v. New York, which is being argued today and addresses whether unauthorized […]
The holidays are here again! Despite what’s going on in the world today, there still should be times of celebration and delight. Friends and family […]
Here is the order in Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation v. Wolf: Order on Motion for Stay Pending Appeal + Dissent Briefs: Opposition Appellants […]
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Jonodev Chaudhuri has published “Reflection on McGirt v. Oklahoma” in the Harvard Law Review Forum.
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Here is the opinion in United States v. Clark.
SUMMARY In early October, the federal Department of Justice (DoJ) initiated an engagement process respecting a proposed federal Bill to advance implementation of the United […]
From the Intercept, here.
Yes! There are some Pow Wows happening. Many are still having to cancel or change their dates. Check the list below for the latest Pow […]
The stunning documentary, Gather, follows four individuals as they share their experiences as natives and their plan to keep their culture alive while feeding and […]
Here: Town of Ledyard Opening Brief WMS Gaming Answer Brief Reply
NAGPRA: 30 Years and Beyond Monday, Nov. 16 12:00-1:30 p.m. MST Join us as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Native American Graves Protection […]
17th Annual ILPC/TICA Indigenous Law Conference November 10, 12, and 13, 2020 1-4:30pm ET Panel 6: The McGirt Decision Register and learn more at www.indigenouslawconference.com
17th Annual ILPC/TICA Indigenous Law Conference November 10, 12, and 13, 2020 1-4:30pm ET Panel 5: Voting Rights and the 2020 Election Register and learn […]
Here: Scaling Commercial Law in Indian Country Texas A&M Law Review, Forthcoming Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Sep 2020 Working Paper Series Marc Lane Roark […]
Explore Native will show you ways to Explore Native American Culture during Native American Heritage Month. Whether you are a Pow Wow dancer, a Native […]
(Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes Canada’s announcement of emergency funding for Indigenous Early Learning and […]
Native Americans have a rich heritage and legacy, full of beautiful moments and unexpected calamities. We’re going to go over some of the most important […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde released this statement today calling for the removal of RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki: “Given […]
I have Type 2 diabetes and I lost two sisters to the disease.
Each year, millions of unfortunate people suffer from sleeping difficulties. There may be as many as hundreds of reasons for it. Some reasons are related […]
I attended my first Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in 2004. Since then I have been blessed to attend each year. Starting in 2009 I […]
A visitor to an Indian Health Service hospital found something upsetting on the wall: a poster with a racist term used by Donald Trump.
Here is the opinion in United States v. Dowty.
(Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said he is pleased that the Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case was […]
NPR photo Published June 23, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement Monday advising consumers not to use any hand […]
Here is the complaint in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Donald J. Trump, which relates to Cheyenne River’s Health Safety Checkpoints. From the complaint: The […]
Published June 23, 2020 Daily curfew and requirement to wear face mask remains in effect WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, […]
Here is the complaint in Pascua Yaqui Tribe v. EPA (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. Wheeler (D. N.M.): […]
How many Native Americans in Rapid City would be alive today if the police did not carry guns?
You may own a vintage car that has reached a point where it is so old that it cannot circulate properly. Or it could be […]
For the first time in more than a century, the Cherokee Nation will take full control over the images and symbols depicted on our historic […]
Here. So it’s not the National Review, which apparently is waaay more fascist. Same acronym tho….
By Mikayla Steele & Levi Rickert Guest Kim Mettler a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, and CEO of Heart River Coaching joined […]
Sabrina Rose Kamakakaulani Gramberg has published, in the Asian & Pacific Law & Policy Journal, an article written entirely in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian). Here is […]
Our young people deserve the truth. We should tell them that history is not something to escape.
The offer related to entertainment today with regard to audiovisuals, online games and gaming is increasingly rich and detailed, given that the percentage of users […]
COVID-19 is a highly-contagious pathogen that can become airborne and infect others who are not adequately protecting themselves. While people everywhere have become infected, Native […]
A huge group—led by students—congregated in Nashville to protest the horrific murder of George Floyd and racist police violence.
With the state of Arizona spiking with new COVID-19 cases, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez stressed importance of staying home. Photo from June 15 town […]
Partnership With Native Americans will use more than $4 million in donations to collaborate with Program Partners on reservations to provide COVID-19 relief aid. (Courtesy […]
Here: Seneca Brief New York Brief Lower court materials here.
The 2020 Manito Ahbee Pow Wow will hold a virtual dance contest July 12 – 19, 2020. PowWows.com will stream the dance contest videos during […]
Around the world statues are coming down. Civil War generals. Mass murderers. And Christopher Columbus.
Despite what many think, the online casino industry could have a positive impact on the casino industry as a whole It’s been on the way […]
As a Cree man, the outrage that has followed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis resonates with my experience and my people’s demands […]
Just ‘cuz it seems the SCOTUS webpage is overwhelmed: Bostock Opinion
The disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on minorities underscores the longstanding failure of federal officials to respond to the needs of Native Americans, a key […]
WASHINGTON — A month and a half after a deadline set by Congress, the Treasury Department on Friday announced their second distribution formula for the […]
Tribes will finally see the rest of their payments from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund after the Trump administration tried to delay the money […]
(Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said he welcomes the newly announced funding to help First Nations’ […]
Pow Wow Nation Live show this week will feature an interview with Shane Ortega. I discuss with Shane racism in American. Shane Ortega is a […]
Roadblocks on the Navajo Nation to let tribal citizens the curfew will be enforced. Published June 10, 2020 2,997 recoveries, 125 new cases, and seven […]
Federal funding has reached the Navajo Nation, and President Jonathan Nez is urging tribal leaders to move quickly to approve the distribution of $50 million […]
Navajo Nation has been assisting families with food, water and other supplies. Published June 10, 2020 2,872 recoveries, 40 new cases, and eight more deaths […]
For most of us, there will be a time in our lives when we need to borrow money. One popular option is the guarantor loan. […]
From Yale Climate Connections, “By paying attention, tribes in the Northwoods are leading the way on climate change.”
Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country’s legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in […]
2020 has been a rough year! Coronavirus Quarantine No Pow Wows Murder Hornets And more! On top of that my daughter had a wreck this […]
Guest Opinion Published June 8, 2020 At Cherokee Nation, we remain deeply invested in ensuring good education for Cherokees and all children living in our […]
(Ottawa, ON) – One year after the release of the National Inquiry’s final report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the high […]
On my recent live show on Facebook and Youtube, I shared videos from past Pow Wows of prayer songs, memorial songs, and Jingle songs. These […]
‘George was the biggest gentle giant ever,’ Selwyn Jones said of his nephew, George Floyd, who was killed by police officers.
Playing the lottery online is a lot easier and faster. Players can just scale through betting from the comfort of their homes using their smartphone […]
Here. Worth a read, and then check out the QuaranTICA webinar on oral arguments!
Darren Thompson is an award-winning flute musician. He is a writer for PowWows.com and Native News Online. This week he has been covering the protests […]
Navajo Nation leaders have canceled this year’s Fourth of July celebrations as the tribe continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Ottawa, ON) – One year after the release of the National Inquiry’s final report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Canada’s governments […]
Plexiglass was installed at interactive areas of the Soaring Eagle and Resort. Published May 30, 2020 PLEASANT, Mich. — After voluntarily closing its three tribal […]
On Medium, here is “COVID-19 in Native American Communities: A Quiet Crisis That Has Become an Ear-Deafening Emergency.”
Events that normally take place annually in Rapid City and the Black Hills have joined the evolving conversation of whether or not to host patrons […]
Mental health illnesses are quite prevalent in the world. For instance, millions of people suffer from anxiety and depression worldwide. About 300 million people experience […]
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 12:30 pm-2:00 PM MST (90) minutes. Webinar Narrative: The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on May 11, […]
Despite promising trends last week, the Navajo Nation reported a spike in COVID-19 cases, with new cases and additional deaths.
Kwek Society distribution, March 2020 (courtesy photo) ARLINGTON, Virg. — The Kwek Society (Kwe’k means “women” in Potawatomi) wakes up every morning with the same […]
Today: Kate Fort, ILPC; Annette Nickel, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Jade White, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Tamera Begay, Puyallup Tribe of Indians. I’m awfully […]
(Ottawa, ON): On May 28, 2020, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal delivered an additional ruling on compensation for First Nations children and their families who […]
After weeks of grim news as the pandemic tore through the Navajo Nation, the curve of positive COVID-19 cases has begun to flatten, President Jonathan […]
Published May 31, 2020 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian […]
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Minneapolis Fire Department has the fire contained at Migizi Communication, an American Indian youth center, that caught fire in riot that has ravaged the city […]
To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: In the email body, a typed brief description […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister’s announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First […]
It was a federal judge’s mistake but it forced the Trump administration into disclosing the troubles tribes are facing as they seek the COVID-19 funds […]
About Chef Brian Yazzie Brian Yazzie (a.k.a. Yazzie the Chef) is a Diné Chef from Dennehotso, Arizona which is located on the Northeastern part of […]
The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian […]
Larry Mullen Jr., drummer of U2 (second from left), donated $100,000 to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund. HOWTH, Ireland — U2 might […]
Today, the role of red is being used to call attention to the invisible — missing and murdered.
According to experts in the industry, regulations governing online gambling in the US could see their restrictions relaxed in the coming months. According to data […]
Here is the opinion in Club One Casino, Inc. v. Bernhardt. Briefs here. And here is the opinion in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. […]
Tribal communities that have closed their borders to protect themselves from COVID-19 are facing a new threat: being undercounted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde When they heard the first reports of the coronavirus outbreak, leaders in the Pasqua First Nation in western Canada […]
Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Published May 22, 2020 WASHINGTON — Tensions between Indian Country and the Trump administration have reached unprecedented heights this week, as […]
Tribal leaders across America are at these moments of this early spring, gathering their people to talk of decisions to be made that will not […]
From CU and NARF: The University of Colorado American Indian Law Program and Native American Rights Fund have teamed up on a Project to Implement […]
Drawing of the Mashpee tribe’s proposed casino, which is at the center of an ongoing legal battle. Published May 21, 2020 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Lending […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some Native Americans have found a way to safely host traditional powwows by moving them online.
Tribal nations are still jumping through bureaucratic hoops in order to secure the full $8 billion in COVID-19 relief that was promised more than seven […]
Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Monument Sign getting a face lift last week. Photograph courtesy of the Shinnecock Indian Nation Published May 19, 2020 SHINNECOCK NATION — […]
2020-09817-Final Rule Here is the new final AFCARS (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System) rule with virtually none of the elements we asked […]
Valentina Blackhorse wasn’t just an ambitious Navajo pageant winner, she was also a devoted mother and a determined woman who was working to be a […]
Webinar Title: Administering Justice in Tribal Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Rapid Response Webinar Series – Tribal Court Clerks Date & Time: Thursday, May 21, […]
Native American smudging is an act that illuminates something primordial within people, connecting both smoke with spirituality in remarkable ways. This is a common ceremonial […]
As the coronavirus continues to impact meat processing plants nationwide, farmers and ranchers in Indian Country will continue asking for help with their growing backlog.
Published May 15, 2020 57-Hour Weekend Lockdown in Effect WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — With the rising number of COVID-19 cases still rising on the Navajo […]
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It is no secret that having a bank account is essential to day to day life in these times. As the world becomes increasingly digital […]
Book review of “Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory” by Claudio Saunt. Here.
Kurt BlueDog, Sisseton-Wahpeton, fought for the rights of tribes across the nation. He was 70 years old.
The future of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is now in the hands of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Even though the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Gov. Evers Safer at Home order on Wednesday, several Wisconsin tribe keep their safe distancing orders in place. […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government’s announcement yesterday of $2.3 million to support efforts to […]
Here: We have scoured the web. Here are some of the latest materials related to Indian Law. Find all of the latest updates at narf.org/nill/bulletins/ […]
Front line nurses on the Navajo Nation have been working tirelessly to save lives. Published May 13, 2020 State of Emergency Extended until June 7 […]
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As tribal nations continue to fight for the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to them more than a month ago, Democrats in Congress are […]
For many first responders, securing protective masks has been difficult due to low supplies and high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published May 11, 2020 Monday Update: 82 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths reported, WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The HuffPost on Monday pointed […]
Everything You Need to Know About Navajo Rugs Navajo rugs have been made for nearly 500 years, but they have recently made their way into […]
Published May 11, 2020 PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION — Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Runner Bear reacted to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s Friday letter […]
Fishing is part of First Nations culture and identity. It sustains First Nations peoples and economies and is a constitutionally protected inherent and Treaty right. […]
With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing firm against a threat from […]
Bison raised by the Quapaw Tribe. Native News Online photograph by Levi Rickert Published May 8, 2020 10-year initiative provides framework for shared conservation goals […]
Here is “Oklahoma’s Suspect Argument in Front of the Supreme Court — The state claims that affirming a reservation in eastern Oklahoma could lead to […]
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier answered a Bureau of Indian Affairs challenge to COVID-19 checkpoints on the reservation with a challenge of his […]
Navajo citizens lining up for COVID-19 testing at Monument Valley on Navajo Nation. Courtesy photo Published May 6, 2020 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — For the […]
Here: We have scoured the web. Here are some of the latest materials related to Indian Law. Find all of the latest updates at narf.org/nill/bulletins/ Federal […]
As Miss Shoshone-Bannock, Stormie Perdash has represented her people all across the United States. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, she’s representing them in a different […]
Published May 5, 2020 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported […]
Here is “Tribal fishers left waiting for federal aid,” from the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
SUMMARY: The AFN Executive Committee established the AFN COVID-19 (C-19) National Task Force to support the AFN Executive Committee by drawing on experts in the […]
May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Now is the time to Shape Our Future! Census 2020 will determine how millions of federal $ is divided over the next 10 years. More […]
Do you live in Oklahoma and have a smartphone? Then you’re welcome to enter this homemade-film contest. OKLAHOMA CITY — For Oklahomans stuck at home […]
Not sure how to spend your time in quarantine? People all around the country are practicing social distancing to help curb the spread of the […]
Brazil’s divisive President Jair Bolsonaro has taken another step in his bold plans to develop indigenous territory in the Amazon rainforest.
Here are the papers in State v. Rabang (Whatcom Sup. Ct.), where, in companion cases, four Nooksack 306 disenrollees successfully asserted Treaty fishing rights under […]
Alaska Native elders, James Charles, the late David Bill, Sr. and Wilson Justin. Photo courtesy of Chief Mike Williams Opinion Published March 30, 2020 ”The […]
Being all of 6 years old, Zak Hoops just couldn’t understand why the college powwows he typically attends and where he performs the grass dance […]
It’s Pow Wow Time! Well from home! PowWows.com and Pendleton are sponsoring an online Pow Wow dance contest. Record yourself dancing to enter the contest for […]
(Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is officially declaring a State of Emergency for First Nations regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The AFN […]
In the New York Times, here. Kevin is a great friend to Turtle Talk. We wish him the very best.
Enter to win an American Dakota Rug! Thanks to our friends at American Dakota for providing this awesome prize! Prize 5×8 Distressed Fresco – electric […]
Published March 20, 2020 WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Treasury Dept. announced Friday morning that Tax Day will be moved to July 15 […]
Our courageous team at Cherokee Nation is doing everything possible to maintain essential services and meet the needs of the people, as our health and […]