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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017

Idaho Supreme Court upholds CdA Tribe’s jurisdiction over St. Joe River docks

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has the authority to remove unpermitted docks and pilings on the St. Joe River that were placed by nontribal …


Yakama tribe to get authority for some court cases

In a move long sought by the Yakama Nation, federal officials have approved returning authority to the tribe for certain civil and criminal cases involving tribal members that have been …


High court weighing tribal cigarette sales

BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned cigarette wholesaler from a reservation in New York says the state has no jurisdiction to …


Idaho justices weigh reservation cigarette sales

Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned wholesaler from a reservation in New York is selling millions of cigarettes to a Native American-owned retailer …


GOP activist targeting tribal sovereignty again

Is the Washington state Republican Party taking another misguided run at tribal sovereignty? They are, if Bob Eberle and his fellow Skagit County Republicans have anything to say about it.


Shawn Vestal: Fox talking head short on facts about tribes

Chief Allan has heard it all his life. Why do you Indians get so much help? Free this, free that, a check every month. Why do you have it so …


Tribal suit aims at state’s hunting rules

The Colville Confederated Tribes has filed a federal suit against Washington state to protect the tribes’ hunting rights on property north of the reservation. According to the suit, the Department …