Native American nations spend a fair amount of time in courts trying to defend their rights. They can make a case based on treaty rights. They can appeal to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a document the United States government has endorsed, with caveats.
This blog periodically provides updates on Native nations’ legal battles. They deserve attention. If these issues surfaced for the majority white community, they would receive much broader media coverage.
This summary includes updates on the theft of Native remains in Iowa, uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation, and a biker bar expansion moving ever closer to a sacred site for many tribes. Continue reading