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  • May 24, 2024

    SD Tribe Says Feds Won't Give Up Info Amid Safety Crisis

    The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Office of Justice Services, asking a federal district court to order the agency to hand over five years of budget records in an effort to combat a public safety crisis on its reservation.

  • May 24, 2024

    Treaty Wants Patents To Cite Ties To 'Traditional Knowledge'

    Members of the United Nations announced a treaty Friday that would potentially change mandatory patent disclosure rules in order to require applicants to cite "traditional knowledge" developed by "indigenous peoples," requirements that have drawn concerns from lawyers for the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. and at least one former federal judge.

  • May 24, 2024

    Florida Urges Quick Appeal Of Wetlands Permitting Decision

    The state of Florida has pushed to expedite its appeal of a lower court ruling that stripped the state of its federally delegated authority to permit wetlands development after the D.C. Circuit declined to pause the ruling's implementation earlier this week.

  • May 24, 2024

    Fla. Jury Finds Ayahuasca Church Liable For Attendee's Death

    A Florida state court jury has found that an ayahuasca church is liable for the death of a man who used psychedelic drugs at a weekend retreat in 2018, and has determined that the organization and its owner should pay more than $15 million to the man's parents.

  • May 23, 2024

    SD Governor Now Banned By All Nine Of State's Tribes

    The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is asking South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to clarify and apologize for her repeated statements that tribal leaders are working with drug cartels after its executive council voted to ban her from their lands, becoming the last of the state's nine tribes to take such action.

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  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Board of Indian Appeals
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Indian Health Service
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  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Tribal recognition rules
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  • Gaming compact negotiations
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  • Native American lobbying groups
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