2023 Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction News Stories

‘Occupied by the US’: wildfires renew Native Hawaiian call for sovereignty (Guardian) 9/7/2023

Three years after landmark ruling, Congress silent on tribal jurisdiction in Oklahoma (Colorado Newsline) 8/30/2023

Cherokee Nation chief responds to Oklahoma governor's latest 'attack on tribes' (Cherokee Phoenix) 8/25/2023

Lac du Flambeau residents sue town over tribal road barricades (Wisconsin Public Radio) 8/21/2023

New trial date set in case against McGirt (McAlester News-Capital) 8/17/2023

Supreme Court rules against Tulsa in case over Native American man’s speeding ticket (CNN) 8/4/2023

Fact-checking Oklahoma Gov. Stitt's statements about tribal compact negotiations (High Plains Public Radio) 8/4/2023

Tribal tobacco compacts stand (Native News Online) 8/1/2023

U.S. Supreme Court stays Tulsa traffic ticket ruling for one week (Public Radio Tulsa) 7/26/2023

OK Attorney General Drummond intercedes to represent State of Oklahoma in lawsuit over unlawful tribal gaming compacts signed by Governor (Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General) 7/25/2023

Language regarding Maine's obligation to Native American tribes may be added back to state's constitution (California Sun) 7/25/2023

Oklahoma Senate votes to override Stitt vetoes on tribal compacts (ABC News Tulsa) 7/24/2023

Oklahoma governor's feud with Native American tribes continues over revenue agreements (Turtle Island News) 7/24/2023

Enhancing tribal sovereignty in North Dakota and beyond (KX News North Dakota) 7/20/2023

Navajo Nation Council celebrates 100 years as governing body for Navajo people (Tucson Sentinel) 7/19/2023

The Choctaw Nation will enforce the law (Oklahoma City Free Press) 7/16/2023

Arizona District Court finds tribally co-owned wireless provider not entitled to sovereign immunity (JD Supra) 7/13/2023

Connecticut to assemble task force to address tribal taxation (WSHU Public Radio) 7/13/2023

Maine governor vetoes proposal sought by tribes to ensure they benefit from federal laws (Seacoastonline) 7/4/2023

Oklahoma Tribes applaud 10th Circuit decision to uphold tribal sovereignty (Native News Online) 6/29/2023

Tenth Circuit Court upholds tribal sovereignty in Hooper v. Tulsa (2 News Oklahoma) 6/28/2023

Supreme Court ruling on bankruptcy code may have far-reaching implications for tribal business arrangements (LexBlog) 6/21/2023

SCOTUS issues two significant decisions impacting tribal sovereignty (National Law Review) 6/16/2023

SCOTUS issues 8-1 ruling to strip tribal sovereign immunity from bankruptcy code (Tribal Business News) 6/15/2023

‘It is about disabling tribal sovereignty’ Tribes anticipate major rulings from U.S. Supreme Court (Indianz) 6/9/2023

Fast-tracked tribal bill faces opposition from Mills administration (Maine Public) 5/31/2023

Montana TikTok ban brings questions about digital sovereignty (Montana Free Press) 5/22/2023

Court recognizes reservation status of three Oklahoma tribes (Native News Online) 5/17/2023

OCCA rules two more Oklahoma reservations fall under McGirt ruling (Enid News & Eagle) 5/15/2023

Judge rules Public Law 280 suit can move forward (Daily Inter Lake) 5/10/2023

Cherokee constitution effort faces hurdle (Smoky Mountain News) 5/3/2023

Supreme Court hears case involving Ojibwe tribe (Indian Country Today) 5/1/2023

Judge rules Nebraska can't regulate tribe's tobacco sales on Winnebago Reservation (Grand Island Independent) 5/2/2023

Justices dubious of creating “extra-special super-super clear statement rule” to exempt tribes from obligation to respect bankruptcy process (SCOTUSblog) 4/25/2023

SCOTUS hears arguments in bankruptcy case that has implications for doing business in Indian Country (Tribal Business News) 4/23/2023

CSKT, county await legislative action on police reimbursement (Montana Free Press) 4/20/2023

Tribal Assembly celebrates achievements and faces hard truths (Juneau Empire) 4/19/2023

‘For the people, by the people’: Cherokee to vote on proposed constitution (Smoky Mountain News) 4/12/2023

CRST files amicus brief in Supreme Court case Smith v. United States test of tribal sovereignty (White River Eagle) 4/5/2023

Cities and tribes navigate new landscape as Indian Country in Alaska slowly grows (Anchorage Daily News) 4/3/2023

Bureau of Indian Affairs expands Tiwahe Initiative (Native News Online) 4/1/2023

Johnson v. M’Intosh: 200 years of legal misery for Native people (Indian Country Today) 3/30/2023

New course makes legal help more accessible to tribal members (Independent Record) 3/28/2023

Wabanaki tribes make case for self-determination in historic address before legislature (Maine Beacon) 3/22/2023

Legislature’s Indigenous caucus aspires to keep Native issues at forefront (Montana Free Press) 3/15/2023

Peterson Zah guided by love for people, family (Indian Country Today) 3/8/2023

Gov. Mills, lawmakers clash over printing tribal treaty language in Maine Constitution (Portland Press Herald) 3/72023

Talk of Alaska: Lawsuits challenging tribal sovereignty (Alaska Public Media) 2/28/2023

Oglala Sioux Tribe v. United States trial begins this week (Native News Online) 2/7/2023

Tribal Council hears update on Lake County PL 280 withdrawal (Char-Koosta News) 1/19/2023

'Who ever thought I would be chief?' Texas’ Alabama-Coushatta tribe elects first female chief (My San Antonio) 1/19/2023

Could civil forfeiture be the next battleground in Oklahoma Governor's fight over tribal sovereignty? (KOSU) 1/3/2023

Pima County, Pascua Yaqui Tribe partner to prosecute cases (Tucson.com) 12/30/2022

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