President Barack Obama will host a Tribal Nations Conference discussing issues of importance to Native Americans on November 5, the White House announced Monday.  Representatives from each the country’s 564 federally recognized tribes will be invited to participate. “I look forward to hearing directly from the leaders in Indian Country aboutRead More →

This Thursday, March 18, 2010 Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington will be the site for a far-ranging conference on legal issues of importance to Tribal communities and their advocates. Hosted by the Indian Law Section of the Spokane County Bar Association, the conference features nationally-recognized experts inRead More →

The National Indian Health Board and a consortium of Tribes and Tribal agencies have filed an amicus brief in the “Obamacare” lawsuit, where a federal judge in Florida ruled the federal government’s landmark healthcare reform unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed after President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection andRead More →

Nineteen Tribes have teamed up to bring federal litigation against the State of Washington to speed up the pace of dealing with more than 1,800 fish barriers associated with state highways, which block more than 3,000 miles of potential stream habitat for salmon. Washington’s legislature has funded culvert replacement sinceRead More →

“She thinks she’s Indian…” She “doesn’t represent the Indian community well…” She’s “a wanna-be Indian…” She’s a “big-boobed white woman” These comments were directed toward a Native American female employee of a health clinic in Oklahoma. Shortly after she filed an EEOC complaint for discrimination, she was fired. While suchRead More →