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Ski resort worker's common-law wife entitled to death benefits

American Indian Law News - Thu, 2015-04-09 14:42
The common-law wife of a worker, who died from traumatic injuries sustained in a utility-tractor rollover accident, is entitled to death benefits, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Tuesday.

Coastal Voices: Close achievement gap according to local voices

American Indian Law News - Thu, 2015-04-09 00:26
When we really define the academic achievement gap locally, one glaring gap that continues to need attention is the disproportionate graduation rates for American Indian students in Del Norte County, including Yurok students, within the county. The three-year cohort graduation rate in Del Norte for all students is 77.3 percent. For American Indians in Del Norte the three-year cohort graduation ...

UM to host Indian Law Week

American Indian Law News - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:36
MISSOULA – The University of Montana Native American Law Students Association will host its annual Indian Law Week, Monday through Friday, April 13-17. This year’s theme is “Law, Culture and the Environment.”

William "Bill" Larkin Merritt

Yaqui News - Wed, 2015-04-08 16:59
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Photo: Keeping traditions alive - Wed, 08 Apr 2015 PST

American Indian Law News - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:17
American Indian Heritage Week at NIC: “I learned beading from my grandmother,” said Sami Mitchell, of Post Falls, during a beading demonstration Tuesday at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. American Indian Heritage Week continues through Saturday at NIC. A stick game is planned today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. A free Native American craft workshop for families will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m ...

Bill aims to keep American Indian children with families

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:37
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – While applying for her driver’s license at age 16, Karen Hardenbrook saw her birth certificate and learned what her adoptive parents from Broken Bow never told her: she was born in Winnebago and her mother was a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.

Indian Child Welfare Bill Advances

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2015-04-07 14:34
Native American children in the welfare system would stay in tribal and family homes longer than other wards of the state under a measure slated for debate by the Nebraska Legislature.

Cherokee Nation telling Stories of the Cherokee People, Bringing History and Culture to Life in the Nation’s Capital

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2015-04-07 14:19
Groundbreaking new television and online program being screened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian April 10 (PRWeb April 07, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12638100.htm

43rd annual powwow honors American Indian community

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:01
Tribal members throughout the Intermountain West and others will meet to honor the cultural and religious practices of the...

Ceramic Objects Yield Ancient Narratives of Central America's First Peoples

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2015-04-07 09:16
NEW YORK, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Museum of the American Indian's George Gustav Heye Center in New York and the Smithsonian Latino Center present "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed," a major bilingual exhibition making its New...

Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Brief, Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Race-Based ...

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:30
Judicial Watch announced today that on March 12, 2015, it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation to file an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Abigail Fisher, a Texas resident ...

Kansas quietly passed religious objections law 2 years ago

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 16:21
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Religious objections measures in Arkansas and Indiana that prompted national criticism are similar to a law Kansas quietly enacted two years ago with the state's leading gay-rights group officially neutral. Since then, there has been a major shift in the political context surrounding the debate over ...

AP: Handful of holdout tribes dig in against gay marriage

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:40
Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn't likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes, including the nation's two largest.

Handful of holdout tribes dig in against gay marriage

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 13:51
Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn't likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes

A list of tribal laws prohibiting gay marriage - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 09:39
Below is a list of federally recognized Native American tribes that have laws either defining marriage as between a man and a woman or explicitly prohibiting same-sex marriages, along with excerpts of those laws.

Handful of Native American tribes dig in against gay marriage

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 09:37
Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn't likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes, including the nation's two largest.

A list of tribal laws prohibiting gay marriage

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 09:22
Below is a list of federally recognized Native American tribes that have laws either defining marriage as between a man and a woman or explicitly prohibiting same-sex marriages, along with excerpts of those laws. At least 10 other tribes recognize same-sex marriages, while many more are silent on the matter.

Handful of Holdout Tribes Dig in Against Gay Marriage

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 08:53
Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave a handful of Native American reservations where it isn't recognized.

AP: As Supreme Court weighs gay marriage, some Native American tribes dig in against it

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 08:37
Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave a handful of Native American reservations where it isn't recognized.

Law Targets Abuse Of Native American Women

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:10
A new law comes into effect in the US this month designed to close a loophole that allows non-Indian men to attack women on Indian reservations and get away with it. Reservations should be refuges for Native Americans, but for decades their isolation and anomalies in the law have also made them havens for sexual predators. It's thought that a third of Native American women are raped in their ...
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