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The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy – Call for Submissions

The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law are taking submissions for upcoming issues. […]

2022 Native Language Summit

Join the Bureau of Indian Education in Oklahoma City on October 4th for the 2022 Native Language Summit. Experts will be leading discussions on integrating […]

Rez Ball: Past, Present & Future of Native American Basketball

Rez Ball is getting a lot more attention, these days, thanks in part to its portrayal in film in literature. It’s even getting its own […]

The End of a Michigan Law Allowing Scientists to Dig Up “Aboriginal Inhabitants”

Came across this short note in Indian Talk, a 1973 newsletter by and about Michigan Indians and a precursor to the original Turtle Talk, referencing […]

Montana Federal Court Will Decide Whether Nonmember Lease at Blackfeet Was Cancelled, Rejecting Nonmember Ploy to Declare Bankruptcy to Avoid a Judgment

Here are the materials in Eagle Bear Inc. v. Blackfeet Indian Nation (D. Mont.): 51 Eagle Bear 2d Motion for Injunction 54 Blackfeet Opposition 57 […]

Maryland COA Affirms Decision Resolving Internal Political Dispute of State-Recognized Accohannock Indian Tribe

Here is the unpublished opinion in Hinmon v. Accohannock Indian Tribe: Unpublished Opinion.pdfDownload

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – Update on First Nations Child and Family Services and Jordan’s Principle Compensation

SUMMARY:  The AFN appeared before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) on September 15 and 16, 2022, to seek the CHRT’s endorsement of the $20-billion […]

In the I-Can’t-Believe-I’m-Posting-This-Shit-Today File, Clarkson v. New Mexico Board of Regents

Here: Clarkson Cert Petition Appendix Brief for the Respondents in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Cert. Just taking out the trash today.

Grant Christensen on Cooley and Tribal Law Enforcement

Grant Christensen has posted “Getting Cooley Right: The Inherent Criminal Powers of Tribal Law Enforcement,” forthcoming in the UC Davis Law Review, on SSRN. Abstract: […]

Join the MSU Indigenous Law and Policy Center

The Michigan State University Indigenous Law and Policy Center (ILPC) and College ofLaw seek entry-level and lateral candidates for full-time, tenure system faculty positions withresearch […]

Grant Christensen on the Extradition Clause and Indian Country

Grand Christensen has posted “The Extradition Clause and Indian Country,” forthcoming in the North Dakota Law Review, on SSRN. The abstract: This article looks at […]

National Indigenous Organization Leaders at the State Funeral of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

(London, UK) – Leaders from Canada’s three national Indigenous organizations are attending the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II tomorrow as part of […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD TO ATTEND THE STATE FUNERAL OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald arrives in London, UK today to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth […]

Oakland Could Return Land To Indigenous People

The city of Oakland, California, unveiled a plan last week to return five acres of land to indigenous people. If the plan is approved, it […]

Grant Christensen on Using Consent to Expand Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction

Grand Christensen has posted “Using Consent to Expand Tribal Court Criminal Jurisdiction,” forthcoming in the California Law Review, on SSRN. Navajo police officer photographed by […]

American Constitution Society 2022 Supreme Court Preview — Thursday, 9/15 @ 12:30 EST [featuring Singel]

Register here. Description: Join ACS for our Annual Supreme Court Preview, part of our observation of this year’s Constitution Day. After the seismic decisions handed […]

Washington Federal Court Rules in Favor of Suquamish over Insurance Company in Tribal Court Jurisdiction Dispute

Here are the materials in Suquamish Tribe v. Smith (W.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint .pdfDownload 1-3 Suquamish COA Opinion.pdfDownload 52 Suquamish MSJ.pdfDownload 54 Lexington MSJ.pdfDownload 62 […]

OJS TJS to host virtual Part 2 of VAWA Roundtable Discussion Series, Sept 28

VAWA Roundtable Discussion: Shared Tribal Experiences Under VAWA ’13 September 28, 2022 on Zoom Webinar 11-5pm ET | 10 -4pm CT | 9-3pm MT | […]

Pow Wow Calendar Book

Thanks for signing up for the Pow Wow Calendar Book! Check your email for the link to download the book soon. Each month I’ll send […]

Indian Country Reacts to Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth realms for the past 70 years, has passed […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF OFFERS CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald issued the following statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. […]

Klamath and Hoopa Tribes Prevail in Ninth Circuit Klamath River Water Distribution Challenge

Here is the opinion in Klamath Irrigation District v. Bureau of Reclamation. Briefs: Klamath irrigation Opening Brief Shasta View Opening Brief Hoopa Answer Brief Klamath […]

Bad River Wins Trespass Claim against Enbridge

Here is the order in Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Enbridge Evil Energy Co. Inc. (W.D. Wis.): Order and […]

Maryland Federal Court Dismisses RICO Action against MHA Nation Officials

Here are the materials in Manago v. Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP (D. Md.): 90 Motion to Dismiss — Personal Jurisdiction 90-1 Memorandum 91 Motion […]

Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket Giveaway

Time for our next giveaway! For this month we are giving away 2 Yakima Camp Blankets from Pendleton.  Enter for your chance at one of […]

Mary Peltola Becomes First Alaskan Native Elected to Congress

History was just made in Alaska. Democrat Mary Peltola, who defeated former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in a special congressional election, will be the first […]

Coverage of Rep. Elect Peltola’s Win

Alaska elected its first Alaska Native to represent it in Congress. Rep. Elect Peltola is Yup’ik and grew up in Bethel, Alaska. A few things […]

Muscogee (Creek) Nation SCT Orders Remand in Speedy Trial Appeal after Defendant Held for 248 Days

Here is the opinion in Vandecar v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation: Doc. 13, Order and Opinion, 08302022.pdfDownload

Ruth-Ann Thorn From New TV Show – Art In The City

From fine art to performance art to the masters of the culinary arts, renowned gallerist, TV producer Ruth-Ann Thorn’s series “Art of the City” is dedicated […]

Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment in Oklahoma v. Interior

Here are the new pleadings in State of Oklahoma v. Dept. of the Interior (W.D. Okla.): 97 Oklahoma Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload 102 Interior Cross-Motion.pdfDownload […]

Qualified Expert Witness Opinion from the Alaska Supreme Court

sp-7604 The question of qualified expert witness (QEW) has confounded the Alaska Court for years, and unfortunately the regulations and guidelines didn’t provide quite as […]

10 Amazing Things Happening In Indian Country Right Now

Nowadays, you don’t have to scroll too far to find a host of grim news and statistics surrounding Native Americans. But while much of the […]

Eighth Circuit Briefs in WPX Energy Williston LLC v. Fettig

Here: Tribe Opening Brief.pdfDownload WPX Answer Brief.pdfDownload Lower court materials here.

New Edition of Kaighn Smith’s “Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country” Now Available

Order here. Blurb: Eleven years after the first edition of this book, labor and employment law in Indian country remains a critical battleground for tribal […]

D.C. Circuit Briefs in Navajo Nation v. United States [ISDEAA Contract Approvals]

Here: Navajo Opening Brief.pdfDownload US Brief.pdfDownload Other briefs TK. Lower court materials here.

D.C. Federal Court Dismisses All Claims Except APA Claim by Ute Tribe to Uncompahgre Reservation

Here are the materials in Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. United States (D. Utah): 1 Complaint 35 US Motion to […]

Amicus Briefs in Haaland v. Brackeen

We have a total of 21 pro-ICWA Amicus Briefs. Here they are in some rough categories and some VERY rough summaries. In writing this post, […]

2022 Info. on the G. William Rice Scholarship

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How Inflation Is Impacting Native Communities

It’s no secret that inflation has been taking its toll on American society as a whole. But while everyone feels the impact of rising prices, […]

National Native Children’s Trauma Center Essays

The NNCTC is publishing a series of essays on Native child welfare, ICWA, and boarding schools. They are all available here. In the most recent, […]

Native American Macaw Loose Tail Feather Fan. Pow Wow Regalia – eBay Find of the Month

Native American Macaw Loose Tail Feather Fan. Pow Wow Regalia Fan Has 21 feathers including Blue and Gold, Military, Scarlet and Green wing. Has a […]

Montana SCT Rules Against US in Case Where BIA Police Officer Sexually Assaulted Tribal Member

This means that the United States is potentially liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Let the settlement negotiations proceed. Opinion in L.B. v. United […]

Pow Wow Life Podcast

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The First Native American Woman Is Headed To Space

Nicole Aunapu Mann will make history next month as she becomes the first Native American woman to fly into space. Mann, who is enrolled in […]

South Dakota District Court Grants Preliminary Injunction in Lower Brule Redistricting Suit

Here is the order: doc.-055-order-on-mtn-for-preliminary-injuction-granted-lower-brule-22cv3008-2022.08.11-004Download The decision acknowledges that the county’s current redistricting plan would dilute the voting power of the Native community and requires […]

Tribal Defendants/Intervenors Brief in Haaland v. Brackeen

Merits brief on behalf of the intervening tribes–Cherokee Nation, Oneida Nation, Quinault Indian Nation, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Navajo Nation–in the Haaland v. Brackeen […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 12, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Sherally Munshi on Dispossession and American Property

Sherally Munshi has published “Dispossession: An American Property Law Tradition” in the Georgetown Law Journal. The abstract: Universities and law schools have begun to purge […]

Deadline to Sign on to SCOTUS Tribal Amicus Brief, Haaland v. Brackeen

Deadline is August 15 at 12pm EASTERN. If you are SIGNING ON for a tribe, email dougherty@narf.org. If you want to know if a tribe […]

Ninth Circuit Orders Chickasaw Nation to Arbitration with Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Here is the opinion in Caremark LLC v. Chickasaw Nation. Briefs: Opening Brief.pdfDownload Answer Brief.pdfDownload US Chamber of Commerce Amicus Brief.PDFDownload Washington Legal Foundation Amicus […]

3 Reasons to Watch ‘Prey’

If you haven’t seen “Prey,” get it on your calendar ASAP. The new prequel to “Predator” doesn’t fit the prototypical prequel mold. It provides a […]

Fletcher Reflections on Professionalism in Tribal Jurisdictions

Fletcher has posted “Reflections on Professionalism in Tribal Jurisdictions,” a short paper prepared for a special issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. The abstract: In […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 03, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Miccosukee Tribe Sues EPA over Approval of Florida Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit

Here is the complaint in Miccosukee Tribe v. EPA (S.D. Fla.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 1-1 Exhibits.pdfDownload

Black Native Americans: What To Know About Afro-Indigenous Peoples

It’s no secret that America is a melting pot of cultures. Yet while some people of European, African, and Native descent, can claim a single […]

Arizona Attorney Special Indian Law Issue

Here: Special Feature: Indian LawThe Impact of “McGirt v. Oklahoma”by: Robert J. Miller Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools: Critical Race Theory, Discrimination, Remediesby: Mia Montoya […]

Friday Job Announcement Summer Hiatus

Apologies for the late announcement, but due to ILPC staffing changes, we had to take a Friday Job Announcement summer hiatus. We plan to start […]

Marilynn Malerba Could Become First Native American US Treasurer

President Joe Biden announce his intention to appoint Marilynn Malerba as treasurer of the United States, which would make her the first Native American to […]

AFN NATIONAL CHIEF ARCHIBALD AND AFN REGIONAL CHIEF ANTOINE  REFLECT ON PAPAL VISIT TO CANADA

OTTAWA, ON – As His Holiness Pope Francis prepares his Wednesday audience from St. Peter’s Square to recap his week-long ‘pilgrimage of penance’ across Canada, […]

Muscogee SCT Issues Opinion in Criminal Law Matter [speedy trial; duress defense]

Here is the opinion in Casey v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation: Doc.-13-Order-and-Opinion-08012022.pdfDownload

Jemez Pueblo Sues United States over the Post Office

Here is the complaint in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D.N.M.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload NOT the post office. Also NOT the post office, but down […]

Is Kyrie Irving Native American?

Is NBA Star Kyrie Irving Native American? There’s been a lot of speculation over whether NBA superstar Kyrie Irving is Native American. Irving was born […]

“Re-Indigenizing Yellowstone” in the Wyoming Law Review

Kekek Jason Stark, Autumn L. Bernhardt, Monte Mills, and Jason A. Robison have published “Re-Indigenizing Yellowstone” in the Wyoming Law Review. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Jim Thorpe: Native American Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist and Pioneer

Jim Thorpe assumed many titles over the course of his life: Olympian, Gold Medalist, Multi-Sport Athlete, Coach, Hall of Famer, Greatest of All Time. You […]

Split Ninth Circuit Affirms IGRA Good Faith Suit in Favor of Chicken Ranch Rancheria

Here is the opinion Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California v. State of California. Briefs here.

FLOW Livestream Event on Line 5 at 11AM Today

Here: Hear about recent developments in the widespread effort to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and stop the proposed oil […]

Is Lacrosse Native American? | Origins of America’s Oldest Team Sport

The sport of lacrosse has a rich history, dating back to 1100 A.D. It’s since exploded in popularity, with high school and college participation spiking […]

Eighth Circuit Dismisses South Dakota’s Appeal of the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Ban

Here is the opinion in Noem v. Haaland. Briefs here and here.

Alabama Federal Court Dismisses Civil Claims against Defense Contractor Owned by Eastern Band Cherokee

Here are the materials in Aquate II v. Myers (N.D. Ala.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 18 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 27 Opposition.pdfDownload 31 Reply.pdfDownload 39 DCT Order.pdfDownload

Can I attend a Pow Wow and other common questions for first time visitors – Pow Wow Life 62

Join Paul G to discuss common questions about Pow Wows. Can I attend a Pow Wow?  How do I find a Pow Wow?  What do […]

Alaska SCT Briefs on Sovereign Immunity of Alaska Native Corps

Here are the materials in Ito v. Copper River Native Association: Ito Opening Brief.pdfDownload Ahtna’ T’Aene Nene’ Answer Brief.pdfDownload Reply Brief.pdfDownload US Brief.pdfDownload Alaska Brief.pdfDownload […]

NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD TO ATTEND PAPAL VISIT IN ALBERTA

(Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald will be in Alberta for the official welcome of His Holiness Pope Francis on […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – July 22, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

LETTER FROM NATIONAL CHIEF TO ARCHBISHOP ON PAPAL VISIT

The post LETTER FROM NATIONAL CHIEF TO ARCHBISHOP ON PAPAL VISIT appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

Alaska Federal Court Rules in Favor of Southcentral Foundation in Dispute with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Here is the final order in Southcentral Foundation v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (D. Alaska): 352 DCT Order.pdfDownload Prior post here. Long running case, […]

LETTER FROM NATIONAL CHIEF AND REGIONAL CHIEF TO PRIME MINISTER AND GOVERNOR GENERAL ON PAPAL VISIT

Governor General of Canada Rideau Hall 1 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1                                                                                                                      Sent via email   The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, […]

NICE 11 PIECE CUT BEADED NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN LEGGINGS, MOCCASINS, AND BEADED SET – eBay find of the week

NICE 11 PIECE CUT BEADED NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN LEGGINGS, MOCCASINS, AND BEADED SET This nice 11 piece Native American Indian ribbonwork design dance set features […]

Muscogee SCT Decision in Muscogee (Creek) National Council v. Scott

Doc.-19-Order-and-Opinion-07202022.pdfDownload

NCAI Amicus Brief in Merrill v. Milligan

On January 24, 2022, a unanimous three-judge court in the Milligan case blocked Alabama’s newly drawn congressional map. The Court ordered the state Legislature to […]

Road To 100,000 Youtube Subscribers

The PowWows.com Youtube Channel has hundreds of Pow Wow videos! The channel currently has 66,000 subscribers!  We are ready to grow to 100,000 subscribers to […]

Law & Society Panel on Securing Indigenous Futures

Featuring amazing scholars — Neoshia Roemer, Heather Tanana, Lauren Van Schilfgaarde, and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner.

North Dakota DCT Dismisses Contract Claim against MHA Nation

Here is the order in Bird Industries Inc. v. Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (D.S.D.): 30-dct-orderDownload Prior post with briefs here.

Critical Race Theory Summer School — Indigenous Peoples Issues

Kim Crenshaw’s African American Policy Forum is hosting it’s third Critical Race Theory Summer School and this year for the first time will have a […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – July 15, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Jim Thorpe Sole Winner of 1912 Olympic Medals

As it was relayed to me, “a modicum of good news on a Friday,” which seemed reason enough to post.

Law & Society Indian Law Panel

Michalyn Steele, Wenona Singel, Trevor Reed, and Angela Riley

Turtle Talk on Vacation Today

Yeah, there’s a couple cases out of the Dakotas, but so what?

Our Prime Day 2022 Top Picks – PowWows.com

Prime Day is underway! Amazon’s annual shopping extravaganza, also known as Prime Day, kicked off at 3 a.m. ET this morning. Prime Day deals exclusive […]

ND District Court Denies State’s Motion to Dismiss Redistricting Case

Here is the Order denying the North Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake’s Complaint. order-denying-motion-to-dismissDownload The Tribes’ Release can be seen here. […]

AFN CALLS FOR FIRST MINISTERS MEETING ON UNDRIP AT MEETING WITH PREMIERS IN ADVANCE OF COUNCIL OF THE FEDERATION

(Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee issued the following statement after a meeting with provincial and territorial premiers today […]

Hinton and Giles on Native Reflections on Dawnland

Michael-Corey F. Hinton and Erick J. Giles have published “Eli-Tpitahatomek Tpaskuwakonol Waponahkik (How We, Native People, Reflect on the Law in the Dawnland)” in the […]

AFN TO ATTEND MEETING WITH PREMIERS IN ADVANCE OF COUNCIL OF THE FEDERATION IN VICTORIA, BC

(Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee will join other Indigenous leaders in a meeting with provincial and territorial premiers […]

Michigan Public Service Commission Requests More Information re: Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel

Here: U-20763_07-07-22 – Finalized.pdfDownload Elizabeth LaPensée Tribal brief here.

Washington Federal Court Orders Tribal Court Exhaustion in Sauk-Suiattle Dam Suit

Here are the materials in City of Seattle v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court (W.D. Wash.): 13 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 24 Response.pdfDownload 29 Reply.pdfDownload 31 DCT Order.pdfDownload […]

AFN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STANDS UNITED, FOCUSED ON ADVANCING PROGRESS FOR FIRST NATIONS AT AFN AGA

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee members stood united today on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples in […]

L.A. Times Op/Ed on Castro-Huerta by Greg Ablavsky and Liz Reese

Here. Campus of Stanford University

AFN WOMEN’S COUNCIL TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF FAMILY OF CHANTEL MOORE

(Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Women’s Council will host a press conference today at the Vancouver Convention Centre to advocate for greater […]

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High Country News on SCOTUS and Indian Law Post-Castro-Huerta Featuring Leeds, Reese, Fletcher, Berger

Here is “The Supreme Court’s attack on tribal sovereignty, explained” by Nick Martin. Thurgood Marshall

New Study on Indigenous Responses to Hate Incidents

Here is “Indigenous legal responses to hate incidents: A Coast Salish case study.” Sonny Assu. Amazing.

NATIONAL CHIEF’S URGENT COURT APPLICATION REJECTED

(OTTAWA, ON): The Executive Committee of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has successfully resisted the attempt by National Chief RoseAnne Archibald to have a […]

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Northwestern Band of Shoshone Indians v. State of Idaho

Topside briefs here: NW Shoshone 9 cir brief.pdfDownload US Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Utah Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Sacred Ground Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Response briefs TK. Lower court materials here. […]

FIRST NATIONS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST TO GATHER IN VANCOUVER, BC FOR AFN ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY JULY 5-7

(Ottawa, ON): Hundreds of First Nations leadership, Chiefs, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, youth, women and 2SLGBTQ+ people from across the country will gather on the territory […]

Washington SCT Commissioner Grants Review of Nooksack Disenrollee Evictions

Here is the opinion and order in Oshiro v. Washington State Housing Finance Commission: 22-1 6-23-22 Ruling Granting Review.pdfDownload Prior post here.

Nazune Menka on Overturning Roe

From the Berkeley Blog: “Overturning Roe: The Supreme(ly Colonial) Court.”

AFN REGIONAL CHIEF CINDY WOODHOUSE PRESSES URGENT ACTION AT MEETING WITH FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, TERRITORIAL MINISTERS OF HOUSING

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse participated in a meeting today with Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Housing and […]

Our Favorite Native American Products on Etsy Under $50

Are you looking for a unique and meaningful Native American handmade gift for a friend or family member? Or maybe you want to shop for […]

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Company Sues for Greater Control over its Lending Business

Here is the complaint in Lac Courte Oreilles Financial Services LLC v. Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP (W.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload

Strict Scrutiny Podcast Recap of Denezpi and Ysleta Decisions

Here, starting around 18:15, right after the Leeroy Jenkins discussion. Leeroy Jenkins starts around 1:23 in this YouTube video.

SCOTUS Denies Cert in 1 Indian Law Case

Here is today’s order list. The denied petition is Acres Bonusing Inc. v. Marston — cert stage briefs here: Acres Bonusing Cert Petition Opposition Reply […]

New Scholarship on the Persistence of Tribal Sovereignty

Seth Davis, Eric Biber & Elena Kempf have published “Persistent Sovereignties” in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here is the abstract: From the first […]

10 Native American Products on Etsy for Under $20

At times, it felt like the COVID-19 pandemic was going to turn us all into permanent online shoppers, never to set foot in a brick-and-mortar […]

Ninth Circuit Materials in Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe v. Department of the Interior

Here are the briefs: Ormat Opening Brief.pdfDownload Tribe Principal Brief.pdfDownload Federal Answer Brief.pdfDownload Tribe Reply.pdfDownload

AFN STATEMENT REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD

Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee and national Board of Directors of the AFN voted to suspend National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, effective […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – June 17, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

U of A IPLP: “In Memoriam: Judge Lawrence Huerta 1924 – 2022”

Here. Among his many accomplishments Judge Huerta, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, was the first Native American to graduate from University of Arizona […]

OJS TJS Virtual VAWA Roundtable Discussion, June 29, 2022

Violence Against Women Act Round Table Discussion Lessons Learned: Implementing VAWA ’22 Based on VAWA ’13 Hosted on Zoom, June 29, 2022, 11-5:30pm Visit www.vawaroundtable.com for more […]

International Lawyers Amicus Brief in Indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ Agua Caliente Community v Guatemala

Here: Amicus Brief – International lawyers – Case of the Indigenous Maya Qeqchi Agua Caliente Community v Guatemala.pdfDownload More details on the case here.

Pow Wow Calendar Update – June 10, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Washington SCT Intervenes in Nooksack Disenrollees’ Housing Suit

Here are the materials in Oshiro v. Washington State Housing Finance Commission: 1. 4-14-22 Petioners’ Emergency Motion for Discretionary Review 2022-06-08 23_21_41.pdfDownload 5. 4-18-22 Answer […]

AFN YUKON REGIONAL CHIEF ADAMEK SAYS INDEPENDENT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS STILL NEEDED

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek says the appointment of an independent Special Interlocutor today by federal Justice […]

Oklahoma Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Fort Sill Apache Casino Opening

Here are the materials in Kiowa Tribe v. Dept. of the Interior (W.D. Okla.): 18 Interior Response 21 Fort Sill Response 31-dct-orderDownload Prior post here.

Tulsa Law Review Indian Law Symposium Issue

Here are the Indian law articles: Article PDF Restoring Oklahoma: Justice and the Rule of Law Post-McGirtSara E. Hill PDF Digital Economic Zones: A Program […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – June 3, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

States’ Cert Petition in Navajo Nation Water Rights Case

Here is the petition in Arizona v. Navajo Nation: arizona-v.-navajo-cert-petitionDownload Questions presented: I. Does the Ninth Circuit Opinion, allowing the Nation to proceed with a claim to […]

Nevada Federal Court Partially Dismisses Housing Suit against Winnemucca Indian Colony and BIA

Here are the materials so far in Brown v. Haaland (D. Nev.): The Nevada Independent 6 Complaint 29 Motion to Amend Complaint 41 Tribe Motion […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – May 27, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Kiowa and Comanche Tribes Sue Interior over Fort Sill Apache Casino

Here are the materials (so far) in Kiowa Tribe v. Dept. of the Interior (W.D. Okla.): 1-complaint-3Download 4-motion-for-troDownload another irrelevant image — Colville gamblers

High-Speed, Affordable Internet Could Be Coming to More Indigenous People

Indigenous People in the U.S. have long been impacted by the “digital divide” — that is, the gap between those who have access to affordable, […]

Attention: Marvel Casting Call for Native Talent

Are you looking for a chance to get your foot in the door and be on a popular series watched worldwide?  This is your chance […]

Wisconsin Federal Court Dismisses Employment Suit against Great Lakes Inter-Tribal

Here are the materials in Seneca v. Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc. (W.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 10 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 14 Response.pdfDownload 15 Reply.pdfDownload 18 […]

How We Saved to Take Our Daughter to Disney 40 Times

As a family, we have traveled a lot. We are big Disney fans, and over the course of 17 years, we have taken our daughter […]

Ninth Circuit Decides CFPB v. CashCall

Here. An excerpt: CashCall, Inc., made unsecured, high-interest loans to consumers throughout the country. After attracting unwanted attention from regulators, it sought to avoid state […]

Biggest Native American Tribe In Every U.S. State

There’s a lot of buzz over which Native American tribe has the biggest population, but do you know the biggest tribe in every U.S state? […]

Federal Claims Court Dismisses Takings Claim Brought by Neighbor to Cherokee Casino

Here are the materials in Berry v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 7 Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 9 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 9-2 Aerial Photo.pdfDownload 11 Response.pdfDownload 12 Reply.pdfDownload […]

STATEMENT BY ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD FOLLOWING EVENT WITH HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES

OTTAWA, ON —Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald issued the following statement following her attendance at the Platinum Jubilee reception at Rideau […]

Duwamish Sues for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint in Duwamish Tribe v. Haaland (W.D. Wash.): 1-complaint-1Download

Kate Fort in Harvard Law’s Bill of Health

Here. This post is part of a larger symposium on adoption, family separation & preservation, and reproductive justice. Other posts on Native children and Native […]

Graduation Giveaway – Win $ For Travel

In honor of our daughter, Brooke Gowder, graduating from high school we are giving away travel prizes! For our family travel has been a priority.  […]

The Assistant Secretary Releases the Boarding School Report

Here: Boarding_School_Initiative_Volume_1_Investigative_Report_May_2022 Assistant Secretary Newland makes eight recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior to fulfill the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, including producing a […]

Gathering of Nations Recap – Pow Wow Life 60

Join Paul G for a recap of the 2022 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – North America’s Largest Pow Wow! Paul returned to Albuquerque for […]

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Spokane Tribe v. Sulgrove [Chamokane Creek water rights]

Here: Opening Brief.pdfDownload Tribe-State-Federal Answer Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload Chamokane Creek mission dedication, c. Long time ago

First Circuit Holds Bankruptcy Act Impliedly Abrogates Tribal Immunity

Here is the opinion in In re Coughlin: In re Coughlin.pdfDownload Alert — circuit split Briefs here.

Pow Wow Calendar Update – May 6, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

White House Declares May 5th Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

President Joe Biden has issued a Presidential Proclamation that May 5 will be Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. Violence against Native Americans and […]

Family Regalia Stolen After Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

***How You Can Help *** Please share this story on social media and email to your friends!  Thanks! Over 2,000 Native American tribes and groups […]

Greg Bigler on Euchee De’ela and the Foundations of Tribal Society

Gregory Bigler has posted “Foundations of Tribal Society: Art, Dreams, and the Last Old Woman,” published in the UCLA Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture […]

Contest Results – 2022 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

North America’s Largest Pow Wow April 28, 29 & 30th, 2022 Powwow Grounds Expo New Mexico/Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A. Learn more about the 2022 […]

Fourth Circuit Briefs in Williams v. Martorello [Tribal Lending]

Here: Williams Brief.pdfDownload Martorello Brief.pdfDownload Lower court materials here.

2022 Miss Indian World – Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Congratulations to your new Miss Indian World! Tashina Red Hawk Sicangu Lakota Rosebud Sioux Tribe, South Dakota The post 2022 Miss Indian World – Gathering […]

Sarah Deer, Elise Higgins & Thomas White on Racist Editorializing about ICWA

Sarah Deer, Elise Higgins, and Thomas White have published “Editorializing ICWA: 40 Years of Colonial Commentary” in UCLA’s Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & […]

SCOTUSBlog Recap of Castro-Huerta Oral Argument

Here is “With historical promises in mind, justices weigh state criminal jurisdiction in Indian country.” Previews of the case are here. Background materials are here.

A Little More Hype for the Castro-Huerta Argument Today—Greg Ablavsky’s “Oklahoma’s Bizarro Nineteenth Century in Castro-Huerta”

Here. Yeah, I doubt Greg was thinking of this Bizarro, but the reverse-Superman Bizarro is too creepy.

Ashley Callingbull – Model, Actress, and Activist – Pow Wow Life 58

Join Paul G for an interview with Ashley Callingbull. About Ashley Callingbull Ashley Callingbull is a Cree First Nations woman from the Enoch Cree Nation […]

Day 2 of UDub Restatement Conference — Morning Sessions

Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis Bob Miller Kaighn Smith Townsend Hyatt Lynn Slade Brie Coyle Jones Kayla Ganir

Pow Wow Calendar Update – April 22, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Oklahoma Tax Commission ALJ Rules in Favor of Tax Immunity of Tribal Citizen under McGirt

Here is the order in In the Matter of the Income Tax Protest of Stroble: 20220412-alj-decisionDownload Now. Where to file this baby.

Kevin Maillard on Grape Dumplings

From the NYTs, here is “A Beloved Indigenous Dessert Evolves With Each Generation.”

Avis Charley Ledger Artist – Pow Wow Life 57

Join Paul G for an interview with artist Avis Charley. About Avis Charley Avis Charley (Spirit Lake Dakota/Diné) is a mother and an artist. She […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – April 16, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

New Empirical Study by Harvard/Federal Reserve Researchers Shows that the Restoration of Reservation Status Has No Negative Impact on Local Economies, etc.

Michael Velchek and Jeffery Y. Zhang have posted “Restoring Indian Reservation Status: An Empirical Analysis” on SSRN. The paper is forthcoming in the Yale Journal […]

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues — Announcement

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is around the corner, April 26-May 6. Sign up today to join the Implementation Project for a […]

Bottom Side Briefs in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta

Here: respondents-brief-1Download United States Amicus Brief Five Tribes Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief Former US Attys Amicus Brief Peace Commission Treaty Tribes Amicus Brief NIWRC […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – Federal Budget 2022

SUMMARY:  The federal budget was tabled in the House of Commons on April 7, 2022. The Budget 2022 commits a total of $11 billion over […]

Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe Cert Petition

Here: Becker Pet. for Cert..pdfDownload Questions presented: Whether a federal court may force a non-consenting, non-Indian plaintiff to exhaust his claims in tribal court when […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – April 8, 2022

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! […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – Update on Immediate Measures on Long-Term Reform to the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle

SUMMARY: The Assembly of First Nations is leading advocacy efforts for reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Program and the full […]

Tenth Circuit Briefs in State of Kansas ex rel. Schmidt v. Dept. of the Interior

Here: Opening Brief.pdfDownload Interior Response Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload Lower court materials here. Wyandotte removal trail.

Ria Thunder Cloud Author of Finding My Dance – Pow Wow Life Podcast

Join Paul G for an interview with Pow Wow dancer and children’s book author Ria Thunderchild. Follow Ria Finding My Dance Book Instagram About Ria: […]

Wisconsin Federal Court Rejects Enbridge Demand to Depose Bad River Council Members “Thought Processes”

Here are materials in Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Enbridge Inc. (W.D. Wis.): 122 DCT Order.pdfDownload 123 Third […]

Maryland Appellate Court Holds Chickasaw-Owned Business Not Subject to State Taxation

Here is the opinion in A+ Government Solutions LLC v. Controller of Maryland: A+ Opinion.pdfDownload This place just exudes sexiness.

PAPAL APOLOGY AN HISTORIC STEP, SAYS ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS REGIONAL CHIEF

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) NWT Regional Chief Gerald Antoine is pleased with the outcome of private and public meetings with His […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – April 1, 2022

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! […]

Steven Spielberg Options This Land Season 2

Here. Draft script here.

Massachusetts Federal Court Declines to Dismiss Suit against Tribal Lending Business Partner

Here are the materials in Duggan v. Martorello (D. Mass.): 118 Second Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 125 Martorello Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 136 Duggan Opposition to Martorello Motion.pdfDownload […]

Gathering of Nations Giveaway – Enter To Win – 5 Pendleton Blankets – Presented by Pendleton

Gathering of Nations, North America’s Largest Pow Wow, is back for 2022! I’ll be heading back to Albuquerque in a few weeks to stream the […]

Albrecht v. County of Riverside Cert Petition [Leasing Regs + Taxation Preemption]

Here: albrecht-cert-petitionDownload Lower court materials here. Questions presented: Do the federal regulations governing the leasing of Indian lands preempt state and local governmentsfrom taxing the […]

Chef Pyet – Winner of Fox’s Next Level Chef – Pow Wow Life Podcast

Join Paul G for an interview with the winner of Fox’s new show Next Level Chef. Follow Chef Pyet Website Instagram About Chef Pyet Stephanie […]

Sovereignty Symposium XXXIV Student Writing Competition Call for Papers

Here: CALL FOR PAPERS 2022.pdf.pdfDownload

Pow Wow Calendar Update – March 25, 2022

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! […]

A Look Into the U of M NALSA’s Past

1992 1987 1987 2003 2003 1990 1981

Hugh Theut Appointed Incoming Editor-in-Chief of Michigan State Law Review

Here: As the 2021-22 academic year draws to a close, the passing of the torch is happening among many student organizations and leadership groups at […]

South Dakota Hotelier Threatens To Ban Native Americans

One of the owners of a Rapid City, South Dakota hotel said Native Americans are no longer welcome on the property following a shooting at […]

Cheyenne Kippenberger – Former Miss Indian World – Pow Wow Life – 53

Join Paul G for an interview with former Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger.  Cheyenne was Miss Indian World during the pandemic and held the title […]

Jurisdiction Case out of Alaska Supreme Court [ICWA]

sp-ord-116 These kind of cases feel like they are coming in a rapid speed right now–this is the third one I am aware of that […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – Quebec Court of Appeal decision on An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

SUMMARY:  An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families—formerly known as Bill C-92, now “the Act” for short—received Royal Assent on […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – March 18, 2022

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! […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR FIRST NATIONS JURISDICTION AS AFFIRMED IN AN ACT RESPECTING FIRST NATIONS, INUIT AND MÉTIS CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES

(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) announced today that it stands with First Nations in Quebec and all First Nations’ jurisdiction over […]

Video of Roger Williams University Law Review Indian Law Symposium 2021

Jim Diamond helpfully made a concordance of where the various talks appear during the symposium:

What’s Next For PowWows.com in 2022? – Pow Wow Life

Join Paul G on this episode of the Pow Wow Life Podcast.  Today Paul G talks about what’s to come for PowWows.com in 2022! Transcript […]

New York Federal Court Rules in Favor of Mohawk Land Claims

Here are the materials in Canadian St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. State of New York (N.D. N.Y.): 768-1 St. Regis Mohawk Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload […]

Eighth Circuit Restores Civil Rights Suit Brought by Water Protector Shot in Eye by North Dakota Cops [can I say pigs here? nah, I’m a pescaterian, BUT when even the Cato Institute wants you to lose maybe it’s right]

Here is the opinion in Mitchell v. Kirchmeier. Diné Water Protector, Marcus Mitchell, in January 2017 at Standing Rock, ND. Photo: Hal Myers Briefs: Opening […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – Housing Priorities – National First Nations Housing and Related Infrastructure Strategy

SUMMARY:  Significant investments are required urgently to address the backlog of housing in First Nations and to ensure First Nations can effectively assume care and […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – March 11, 2022

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! […]

eBay Find of the Month – March 2022

You never know what you’ll find on eBay!  I’ve found incredible beadwork, blankets and more!   Each month I’ll post some of the great items that […]

Spokane County Bar Association 13th Annual Indian Law Conference

2022-03-02 SCBA ILS CLE agenda.pdfDownload

Reservation Dogs Wins Independent Spirit Award for Best New Scripted Series and Ensemble Cast

Here. Not a lot of Hollywood Reporter or AV Club news links on this site, but here we are.

50 Greetings in Native American Languages

Native American greetings to impress your friends and family! Did you know that at least 40% percent of the 7,000 languages used worldwide are endangered? […]

AFN STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE

March 2, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald offered the below statement on behalf of the AFN Executive […]

Relative Placement in Washington Supreme Court Decision

Even though this is not an ICWA case, three people have sent me this opinion by Justice Montoya Lewis regarding the primacy of relative placement […]

20 Stunning Native American Jigsaw Puzzles

Native American jigsaw puzzles you won’t be able to put down! Despite what many people may think, puzzles have not gone out of style. In […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – School Space Accommodation Standards improved through consultation with First Nations

SUMMARY:  The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) co-developed a series of improvements to the government’s School Space Accommodation Standards (SSAS), […]

DFP: “Detroit police break up Native sugarbush ceremony, saying ‘sovereign stuff is not valid’”

Here. American Indians. Saturday School held at Franklin Elementary School, 1333 Pine, Detroit, which teaches indian language, arts, dance and offers to help in math […]

Native Entrepreneur Partners With Sephora – Jenn Harper – Founder Of Cheekbone Beauty

Paul G recently interviewed Cheekbone Beauty founder Jenn Harper on the Pow Wow Life podcast.  Jenn shared her story of a Native entrepreneur and even […]

City of Seattle Sues to Stop Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court Suit over Rights of Nature

Here are the materials in City of Seattle v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court (W.D. Wash.): Sauk-Suiattle Canoe Racers 2 Complaint 2-1 Exhibit A 2-2 Exhibit B […]

Johnson & Johnson Settlement A Step Forward In Addressing the Opioid Epidemic?

Drug manufacturer Johnson and Johnson and three of the largest drug distributors in the United States—McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Corp—have reached a […]

FEDERAL WITHDRAWAL OF JUDICIAL REVIEW APPLICATION RESPECTING CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL ORDER

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse says First Nations advocacy and leadership has been successful in securing a […]

Images from the Mason NALSA Talk

Thanks again to Ali Slader for organizing.

Meet Leah Tsinajinnie, Navajo Professional Disc Golfer And Advocate

PowWows.com has officially partnered with Navajo professional disc golfer Leah Tsinajinnie, as she enters the 2022 season of the Disc Golf Professional Tour. Leah Tsinajinnie […]

APM Reports: “Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country”

A really interesting look at the BIA Urban Relocation project. BIA pamphlet from the Chicago Relocation Office. Edward E. Ayer Collection at Newberry Library.

Clyde Bellecourt, American Indian Movement Co-Founder, Dies at 85

Clyde Bellecourt, the co-founder of the American Indian Movement, has died at 85 years old, according to Associated Press. Bellecourt’s wife, Peggy Bellecourt, confirmed his […]

Big Day for Indian Law at the January 7 SCOTUS Conference [a mini-long conference???]

Several Indian law cert petitions are set for discussion today at the Supreme Court’s conference (which is their fancy way of saying they’re meeting as […]

AFN Offers Condolences on the Passing of Gitxsan Simgiigyet-Hereditary Chief Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon)

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald offered the following statement on the recent passing of Gitxsan Simgiigyet-Hereditary Chief Delgamuukw (Earl […]

Alaqua Cox: Amazon Worker-Turned-Lead Marvel Actress

Alaqua Cox is a name you should expect to see a lot more of in 2022. Alaqua Cox is a Native American actress born February […]

Fletcher Wisconsin Law Review Symposium Paper on the Indian Law Restatement

Here is “Restatement as Aadizookaan,” forthcoming in the Wisconsin Law Review. The abstract: The goal of this essay for the Wisconsin Law Review’s symposium on […]

Top 15 Most Popular Pow Wows on PowWows.com Calendar For 2021

The Pow Wow Calendar on PowWows.com is THE source for finding upcoming info on Native American Pow Wows across North America. You and thousands of […]

Update for the week of 12/20/2021: Job Announcements

Due to the upcoming holidays, this week’s job announcements are being posted this Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021. If you would like your listings included this […]

The Next 25 Years Giveaway

In 2021 we celebrated 25 years of PowWows.com! Now let’s celebrate what will come in the next 25. Note – I wanted to start this […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

More than 900 First Nations leaders, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Women, Youth and Veterans from across Canada virtually joined together from December 7-9, 2021 for the […]

California Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Secretarial Procedures for Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria

Here are the materials in Cal-PAC Rancho Cordova LLP v. Dept. of the Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 complaint.pdfDownload 31-1 cal pac motion for summary j.pdfDownload […]

Native Restaurant Review: Owamni in Minneapolis

On November 23, my family and I traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to spend my birthday at Sean Sherman’s (a.k.a the Sioux Chef) new restaurant, Owamni. […]

Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome

December 7, 2021 – After careful assessment of the uncertainty and potential health risks surrounding international travel amid the recent spread of the Omicron variant, […]

Holiday Giveaway

The holiday season is here!  I’m giving away 3 – $100 Amazon.com gift cards this month!  And you have my permission after shopping for others, […]

First Nations from Across Canada to Gather for AFN Virtual Special Chiefs Assembly

(Ottawa, ON) – First Nations leaders, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Women, Youth and Veterans from coast-to-coast-to-coast will gather virtually next week for discussions and deliberations on […]

Tanner v. Cayuga Nation Cert Petition

Here: Petition Questions presented: 1. In view of Sherrill, whether New York tribes exercise “concurrent” jurisdiction over fee lands within the plenary taxing and regulatory authority […]

Assembly of First Nations announces names of First Nation delegates travelling to Vatican City

(Ottawa, ON) – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is releasing the names and titles of the 13 First Nation delegates who will travel […]

Opinion: Ethnic Fraud in Academic Institutions is One Strand of a Much Bigger Problem

The cases of ethnic fraud in academic institutions—mainly being reported in Canada—have started many conversations over how to prevent people from claiming an Indigenous identity […]

Virginia Executive Order on Tribal Consultation

Va. Order Gives Tribes More Power Over State Permits By Clark Mindock, Law 360 Read the article here! Further Reading: Gov. Northam’s Press Release: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/november/headline-911335-en.html Washington […]