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American Indian Political Representation: An Update on Congressional Races Across America

By Ben Cornelius Associate Editor, Volume 23   The highest achieving American Indian in U.S. politics was Kaw-Osage-Pottawatomie Charles Curtis. Curtis was the 31st Vice President of the United States serving with President Herbert Hoover.[1] Curtis started his career as a … Continue reading

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The Indian Child Welfare Act and the Battle over Lexi

By Laura Page Associate Editor, Vol. 22 After more than two years of protracted litigation and aggressive media coverage, the family at the center of a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) filed a petition for Supreme Court certiorari … Continue reading

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The Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access Pipeline: Just the Beginning

By Laura Page Associate Editor, Vol. 22 After months of protests, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe recently celebrated a minor victory, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granting a temporary injunction of the construction of the … Continue reading

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Attorneys for Native Americans Ask Federal Judge to Dismiss Washington R*dskins’ Lawsuit

By Whitney Robinson, Associate Editor Vol. 20 On Friday, October 31, lawyers for the five Native American tribes fighting the Washington R*dskins over the team’s name and trademark protections asked a federal judge in Alexandria, VA to dismiss the team’s … Continue reading

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