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Articles are arranged from most recent (December) to least recent (January) for this particular year and topic.


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• •Aboriginal sentencing circle ruling upheld (CBC) 12/16/04

• •Judge denies tribal jurisdiction over Indian descendant (Indianz.com) 12/8/04

• •Tribal court policy shift stirs debate (Anchorage Daily News) 10/30/04

• •Tribal rights recognized in domestic violence bill (Indianz.com) 10/26/04

• •U.S. Supreme Court lets stand ruling on reservation jurisdiction (Aberdeen News) 10/22/04

• •Bills Aim to Clarify Criminal Cases on Tribal Land (ABQ Journal) 10/3/04

• •Felony charge hits tribal chairman (The Oklahoman) 9/29/04

• •Tribal members question chairman's order (Bismarck Tribune) 9/29/04

• •Tribe seeks police service (Press Enterprise) 9.29.04 *

• •Attorney: Chippewa Cree activist's imprisonment is rights violation (Great Falls Tribune) 9/24/04

• •County no longer accepting tribal inmates (Lahontan Valley News) 9/16/04

• •Complaint is filed against charity (Bismarck Tribune) 9/14/04

• •County no longer accepting tribal inmates (Lahontan Valley News) 9/16/04

• •Complaint is filed against charity (Bismarck Tribune) 9/14/04

• • Tribal judge orders businessman jailed over housing dispute (Grand Forks Herald) 8/28/04

• •Custody case to be decided in tribal court (Aberdeen News) 8/27/04

• •Appeals court rules against tribal jurisdiction (Indianz.com) 8/9

• •Judge says court has jurisdiction in tribal membership case (The Tribune) 8/5

• •Jurisdiction On Reservations (keloland.com) 07/08

• •Charges Dismissed Against Ex-casino Manager (Lawrence Journal World) 07/08

• •Tribal Authority over All Indians Still Unsettled Question (Indianz.com) 06/23

• •Labor Ruling Strike against Sovereignty (Desert Sun) 06/09

• •Federal Agents Raid Puyallup Smoke Shops (king5.com) 06/08 *

• •Ruling Roils Waters in Tulalip Tidelands Dispute (Seattle Times) 06/02

• •Supreme Court Says Deputy Had No Jurisdiction on Reservation (Aberdeen News) 05/22

• •Appeals Court Denies Wyandotte Nation's Request (Kansas City Star) 05/18 *

• •Who’s Next? Kansas’ ‘Dodge City’ Tactics Direct Consequence of U.S. Supreme Court Decision
(Indian Country Today) 05/18

• •Yakama Nation Begins Enforcing Fishing Licenses (kgw.com) 05/18 *

• •Tribe, County Dispute Jurisdiction (Miami News Record) 05/13

• •Native Village Gives up in Pull-tab Dispute (Anchorage Daily News) 05/10 *

• •River Rock Casino Dealings Get Mixed Results (LA Times) 05/03 *

• •Judge Affirms Cayuga Nation's Sovereign Rights (Indianz.com) 04/26

• •Court: Deputy Had No Jurisdiction (Rapid City Journal) 04/23

• •Response to Appear Due Friday in Wyandotte Casino Case (kansas.com) 04/21

• •Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Powers over All Indians (U.S. v Lara) (Indianz.com) 04/20

• •Court Upholds Tribal Power It Once Denied (U.S. v Lara) (NYT) 04/20 *

• •Casino Raid Called Attack on ‘Tribal Sovereignty' (Kansas City Star) 04/20 *

• •Federal Prosecutor Seeks to Change 'National Shame' (Indianz.com) 04/19

• •'Indian Country’ Rulings Create Jurisdiction Questions (Daily Times) 04/19

• •The Law of the Land (St. Petersburg Times) 04/02

• •Aurelius Bingo Hall Ruling Still Awaited (Post Standard) * 03/22

• •Tribal, Local and State Police Hold Summit on Jurisdiction (Providence Journal) * 03/16

• •Tulalip Residents Form Association (Heraldnet.com) 02/17

• •Indians Want Jurisdiction to Combat Terrorism Threat (Washington Times) 01/26

• •Supreme Court Hears Tribal Powers Case (U.S. v Lara for more information about the case including access to briefs go to NILL Supreme Court web page.) (Indianz.com) 01/22

• •Supreme Court Hears Arguments over Tribal Prosecutions (U.S. v Lara) (Bismarck Tribune) 01/21

• •County, Tribe Deal with Friction (Sioux City Journal) 01/21

• •Case against Woman Who Started Part of Mammoth Fire to Stay in Tribal Court (azcentral.com) 01/20

• •Casino Drunken Driving Case to Proceed, Rules Placer County Judge (Press Tribune) 01/20


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