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November 10, 2022

The Supreme Court case That Could Break Native American Sovereignty

Every generation of Americans has seen an effort to undermine Indigenous sovereignty.

The latest attempt is with the Supreme Court as of Nov. 9, 2022...

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Supreme Court — Politics:

TRIBAL LEADERS CAST DOUBT ON SUPREME COURT RULING

by Beck Connelley, Gaylord News * Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. For additional stories by Gaylord News go to GaylordNews.net

WASHINGTON D.C. – A congressional subcommittee investigating the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that overturned decades of Native American law was told that the court ignored tribal sovereignty to reach its decision.

The ruling, which came in June, saw the court assert that both federal and state agencies held concurrent jurisdiction when it came to prosecuting non-natives for crimes on native land. In Oklahoma, the 5-4 ruling modified the impact of the court’s landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma which has led to the affirmation of Indian Country reservations covering much of eastern part of the state while setting new precedents in terms of criminal jurisdiction.

Five tribal leaders from across the country testifying before the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the U.S. uniformly denounced the decision that impacts more than 500 tribes across the country.

“Castro-Huerta undermines tribal jurisdiction and sovereignty by creating a false narrative that native victims are best protected by the state, they are not,” said Jonodev Chaudhuri, ambassador for the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma....

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SCOTUS Upholds Tribal Sovereignty:

US Supreme Court Upheld Tribal Sovereignty

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY
by Kolby Kicking Woman, June 15, 2022

Edited by Ernie C. Salgado Jr

The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday morning, allowing Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, located near El Paso, Texas, to offer electronic bingo at its gaming facility.

Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion for the court and was joined by fellow conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett and the three liberal justices to form the majority opinion.

“In this case, Texas contends that Congress expressly
ordained that all of its gaming laws should be treated as surrogate federal law enforceable on the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Reservation.

"In the end, however, we find no evidence Congress endowed state law with anything like the power Texas claims,” Gorsuch wrote....

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CTCA LATEST BREAKING NEWS:

“The mission of the CTCA is to promote unity and strength by advocating for all California Indian people. As my father taught me, it is important to improve the lives for future generations and to pursue a path that younger tribal leaders can follow, like our tribal elders did for us,” Mazzetti said.

CALIF Tribes Establish New Executive Council Uniting Southern, Central, Northern Indian Reservations

by Ernie C. Salgado Jr., Publisher
The American Indian Reporter

SACRAMENTO, CA - On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, Central California Tribal Chairpersons' Association and the Northern California Tribal Chairpersons' Association joined forces to formally establish the California Tribal Chairpersons' Association (CTCA), a state-wide organization established to collectively address critical issues facing Tribes in California ...

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TOP AMERICAN INDIAN NEWS FEATURES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

The CTCA Board of Directors consist of one representative from each of the member tribes. The six-member Executive Council is composed of two representatives from the three geographical areas identified as Southern, Central, Northern.

SIX-MEMBER COUNCIL:

Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of Rincon Band of Luiseño Band of Indians was elected Chairman of the CTCA.

Michael Hunter, Tribal Chairman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians was elected Vice Chairman of CTCA.

Garth Sundberg, Tribal Chairman of the Trinidad Rancheria was elected Treasurer of the CTCA.

Erica M. Pinto, Tribal Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village of California was elected Secretary.

Kevin Day, Tribal Chairman of Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

ChairmanDale Miller, Tribal Chairman of Elk Valley Rancheria was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

Denis Turner, Executive Director of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Inc. SCTCA, provided the organization with expertise on the development of organizational document and in-service training.

TRIBAL WATER RIGHTS:


Source: Indian Country Today
by Felicia Fonseca, AP Writer
Contributed by Andrea Marquez, Soboba Rez So. CA

Garnett Querta slips on his work gloves as he shifts the big rig he’s driving into park. Within seconds, he unrolls a fire hose and opens a hydrant, sending water flowing into one of the plastic tanks on the truck’s flat bed.

His timer is set for 5 minutes, 20 seconds — when the tank will be full and he’ll turn to the second one.

The water pulled from the ground here will be piped dozens of miles across rugged landscape to serve the roughly 700,000 tourists a year who visit the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation in northwestern Arizona — an operation that’s the main source of revenue for the tribe....

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  • Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

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