United States Supreme Court denies review in Indian Child Welfare Act case

The Protect ICWA Campaign — the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Rights Fund — applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny review in Carter v. Sweeney and protect Native children and families. Continue reading

Over 9,000 Acres Returned to the Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced today [May 24th 2019] the decision for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to take approximately 9,300 acres of land near Mandaree, North Dakota into trust status for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, a tribe also widely known as the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation. Continue reading

Governor Inslee signs Washington Indian Health Improvement Act

Bill creates stronger collaboration between Tribes, urban Indian health organizations, and state

Olympia, Wash.—A bill that will change the way healthcare funds are invested in tribal and urban Indian health organizations was signed by Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday, May 7. Continue reading