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PHOENIX — Four Directions, a national American Indian voting rights organization, assisted six Navajo citizens in filing a voting rights complaint last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in order to secure equal access to absentee voting by mail.

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee citizen Shawna Baker is the newest member of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court. She was sworn into office on Thursday, Aug. 27.

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Council of the Cherokee Nation on Thursday passed legislation designed to address the opportunities and challenges created by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

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At the Minneapolis American Indian Center, chef Brian Yazzie (Diné, Navajo) serves about 200 meals a day to the community's elders –– more than 20,000 meals since he started serving food here in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food is medicine, Yazzie reminds us, and the elders need to stay healthy, especially in the current global pandemic. And so he and his team of nine make healthy comfort food for them, daily, using mostly Indigenous ingredients.

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LANSING, Mich. — A state regulatory agency has granted four Michigan tribes permission to intervene in a contentious case involving Enbridge Energy’s application to relocate its Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac to a proposed tunnel under the lakebed. 

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ONEIDA NATION, Wis. — After a four-year legal battle with the Village of Hobart, Wis., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of the Oneida Nation.

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The Chippewa Ottawa Resource Alliance involving five federally recognized tribes in Michigan is leveraging historical treaty rights to call for the shutdown of a controversial oil pipeline. 

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On July 9, the Supreme Court issued one of the most important decisions for Native land and treaty rights in the history of the United States. In McGirt v. Oklahoma, the nation’s highest court upheld that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation still has a reservation. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who authored the majority opinion, concluded that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s land rights were guaranteed by treaty, never reversed by Congress, and that the court would “hold the government to its word.”

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OKLAHOMA CITY—An agreement between the Five Tribes of Oklahoma and the state’s attorney general may be unwinding just days after it was announced. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Attorney General reached an agreement with five major tribes on Thursday that addresses how criminal and civil legal matters will be handled in the state after last week’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decision, which reaffirmed that most of eastern Oklahoma is Indian territory.