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Tackling Climate Change: Professor Dan Lewerenz is quoted

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US Rep. Melanie Stansbury calls on the Biden administration to include tribal leaders more when it comes to climate change. Examining the Supreme Court case on race-conscious admissions in colleges and universities with law professor, Dan Lewerenz. Plus, Holly Cook Macarro with a review of the White House Tribal Nations Summit Indian Country Today | […]

The fight for consistent rights for Indigenous tribes in WA and beyond: Professor Dan Lewerenz is quoted

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A five-year battle over a bag of clams shows how a reliance on century-old treaties can lead authorities to treat members of some tribes differently than others. by Ashley Braun Hakai Magazine | November 10, 2022 It was April 30, 2017, and Michael and Andrew Simmons were walking down Copalis Beach, along Washington’s southwest coast, […]

Supreme Court Considers Latest Attack on Indian Child Welfare Act by Professor Dan Lewerenz

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We have been here from time immemorial, and we remember. Dan Lewerenz, Guest Contributor November 7, 2022 We remember before the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”). We remember before ICWA was passed in 1978, the four long years of congressional investigation and deliberation that led to its enactment, […]

The Precarious Position of Treaty-less Tribes: Professor Lewerenz quoted

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What a five-year fight over a few dozen clams shows about the inconsistent rights of Indigenous tribes. Hakai Magazine by Ashley Braun It was April 30, 2017, and Michael and Andrew Simmons were walking down Copalis Beach, along Washington State’s southwest coast, when they were stopped by Cory Branscomb, an officer with the Washington Department […]

Professor Dan Lewerenz featured on the talk show “All Sides with Ann Fisher”

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Indian Child Welfare Act goes before the Supreme Court Listen The U.S. Supreme Court in November will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The law was enacted in 1978 to make it more difficult to remove Indian children from their families, tribes and culture. At the time it […]

“Silent Crisis” — Thousands of Missing and Murdered Native Americans: Professor Lewerenz is quoted

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By some estimates, more than 4,000 Native Americans are missing or have been murdered. Murder is the number 3 cause of death of young indigenous women Ron Claiborne On April 21st, 2021, a man named HaHaax Veille took his three-year-old niece, Arden “Ardie” Pepion, to the Two Medicine area on the eastern edge of Glacier […]

The Supreme Court’s Latest Native Adoption Case Is About Much More Than Native Adoption: Professor Lewerenz interviewed

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How conservative lawyers turned an obscure state adoption case into a vehicle that could allow the justices  to throw centuries of well-settled Tribal law out the window. Balls and Strikes BY YVETTE BORJA  SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 Editor’s note: This month, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the most consequential cases the Supreme Court—the most conservative […]

Professor Kathryn Rand is quoted

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How a SC Native American tribe came to operate an out-of-state casino The Post and Courier By Jessica Holdman Sept 11, 2022 KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — On a recent weekday at year-old Two Kings Casino, a steady afternoon crowd shuffled inside a series of temporary red modular buildings to try their luck at some of […]