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WASHINGTON –– The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced Wednesday that it signed reservation proclamations for two parcels of land for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota under the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA). 

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The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a large swath of eastern Oklahoma remains the tribal land of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, reaffirming that Congress had never disestablished the reservation’s 1866 boundaries. The decision was celebrated as a victory for tribal sovereignty and for upholding the federal government’s treaty obligations. Robert Anderson (Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe) is a professor and director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law. He also teaches at Harvard Law School. He spoke with Native News Online on Friday about the court’s historic ruling, what it means for Indian Country and what happens next. 

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TULSA, Okla. — A northeastern Oklahoma tribe’s lawsuit over federal COVID-19 assistance may be switching venues. 

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is using part of its CARES Act funds to assist its tribal citizens directly. On Monday, July 6, the tribe’s board of directors approved $3.5 million to be used to provide emergency financial assistance to Sault Tribe members through the tribe’s Anishinaabek Community and Family Services.

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KLAMATH, Calif. — There’s a reason the Yurok Reservation has zero cases of COVID-19, according to its leaders: tribal sovereignty.

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PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION — The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s tribal council has voted to ban President Donald Trump and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem from Mount Rushmore.  

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WASHINGTON — American Indian tribes in California’s Klamath Basin praised Monday’s decision by the United States Supreme Court not to hear the Klamath Project irrigators’ Fifth Amendment water rights case, Baley v. United States.

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WASHINGTON — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won a victory in a federal district court on Friday in its battle with the Trump administration to retain its tribal land in trust.

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WASHINGTON — On Friday, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in its battle with the Trump administration to retain its tribal land in trust.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A team of researchers from three leading universities released a proposal for fairly allocating $8 billion earmarked for tribal governments under Title V of the CARES Act.