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

Sea of red raises visibility on missing and murdered Indigenous women by Micheal Rios

“It is an honor to be here today. We raise our hands to the Tulalip Nation for welcoming us,” said Earth-Feather Sovereign (Colville Confederated Tribes). “We are here in honor of our missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and all missing and murdered people, including two-spirits. We are here to bring community together and to hold a space for healing and awareness.” Continue reading