Originally published on Rewire by Nicole Knight Shine - June 24, 2016 | The case, Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, hinged on whether the tribe had the authority to resolve civil lawsuits involving non-members—in this case, a $20 billion company—on Native lands.

On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Voisine et al. v. United States, 579 U.S. __ (2016), affirming that federal law (18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9)) prohibits gun ownership by individuals who have been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, regardless of whether the...

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June 29, 2016 │ By Simon Gertler, 2016 Summer Sidley Fellow

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing to receive testimony from the Department of Justice and Government Accountability Office on implementation of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking...

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The United States Supreme Court released its decision June 23, 2016, in favor of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in a 4-4 tie. The decision in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians affirms the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which upheld the Mississippi... read more

On June 13, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided United States v. Bryant, 579 U.S. __ (2016), holding that uncounseled tribal court convictions that complied with the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 were valid as entered and could be used as predicate offenses in federal prosecutions...

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In December 2015, the United Nations Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice (Working Group) completed its Mission to the United States.  The Indian Law Resource Center, with support from the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indigenous...

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Monsieur le président de la quarante sixième assemblée générale de l'OEA
Distingués représentants des états
Monsieur le secrétaire général
Sœurs et frères représentants de la société civile et de l'entreprise privée
Sœurs et frères des peuples autochtones des Amériques

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Armstrong Wiggins, director of the Center's Washington, D.C. office, appealed to the OAS General Assembly in Santa Domingo June 13, 2016 to work towards the implementation of the newly adopted American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Center staff attending the UN Human Rights Council’s 32nd session (June 13-July 1) in Geneva are calling for concrete measures to address the epidemic of violence against indigenous women and girls around the world, including American Indian and Alaska Native women.