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Supreme Court to Hear Case Attacking McGirt Decision

Supreme Court to Hear Case Attacking McGirt Decision

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta. The case threatens to limit the effect of the landmark decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma. In the 2020 McGirt case, the Supreme Court held that Congress never disestablished the Muscogee...

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White House Releases FY 2023 Budget Proposal

White House Releases FY 2023 Budget Proposal

On March 29, President Biden released his budget proposal for FY 2023. According to the White House, the proposed funding for Tribal programs and services reflects direct consultations with Tribal Nations. Significant agency funding in the proposal for tribes include:...

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White House Finds Impediments to Native American Vote

White House Finds Impediments to Native American Vote

At the end of March 2022, the White House released its Report on Native American Voting Rights. The Report found that Native Americans face "unnecessary and unacceptable impediments" to exercising their voting rights.   According to the Report, several reoccurring...

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Native Law Group Welcomes Attorney Michelle Long

Native Law Group Welcomes Attorney Michelle Long

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney. Michelle Long joined Native Law Group on March 28. "Michelle brings financial and transaction expertise that will be valuable in her work for tribal...

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Supreme Court to Hear Case Attacking McGirt Decision

Supreme Court to Hear ICWA Challenge

On February 28, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the Haaland v. Bracken case.  The Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of ICWA, its validity under the Indian Commerce...

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President Biden Announces Supreme Court Nomination

President Biden Announces Supreme Court Nomination

On February 25, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  If confirmed, Judge Jackson would take the seat of retiring Justice Stephen Breyer and become the court’s first Black female justice....

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Congress Reauthorizes VAWA

Congress Reauthorizes VAWA

On March 10, as a part of the FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is the important and historic act that restored tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians for certain crimes including child violence, sexual...

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