Justice

Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
The critical Violence Against Women Act is set to expire at the end of this month.
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
In August, inmates renewed protests against solitary confinement and racially biased sentencing.
Idaho’s economy depends on ‘foreign-born’ workers
Idaho’s economy depends on ‘foreign-born’ workers
Immigration raids threaten the $10 billion dairy industry in the Gem State.
Malheur arrests, as they happened on social media
Malheur arrests, as they happened on social media
As the Tuesday’s confrontation unfolded, key information came out on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Authorities closing in on Oregon’s Malheur occupation
Authorities closing in on Oregon’s Malheur occupation
FBI calls for removal of occupiers following eight arrests and the death of one man late Tuesday.
Justice in the West has a double standard for protesters
Former BLM chief: Bundys ‘pursuing an agenda’ on public land
The BLM has armed up since 1978, but it’s still outgunned
The BLM has armed up since 1978, but it’s still outgunned
In confrontations with armed groups like the Bundy supporters, local law enforcement matters most.
The BLM's inconsistent approach toward rule breakers
The BLM's inconsistent approach toward rule breakers
A look at how the feds have — and have not — punished individuals for defying regulations.
Malheur occupation, explained
Malheur occupation, explained
The deep history behind the Bundy brothers’ takeover of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
The Oregon occupation, the 2014 Bundy standoff and many other stories are all related to a long-simmering movement.
Water hustle
Water hustle
Did one of Nevada’s top water regulators try to cash in on the drought?
Rancher vs the BLM: A 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup
Rancher vs the BLM: A 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup
‘As far as I’m concerned,’ Cliven Bundy says, ‘the BLM don’t exist.’
Economy, distrust complicate allocation of tribal settlement money
Economy, distrust complicate allocation of tribal settlement money
$1 billion tribal settlement mostly goes to individuals, although tribe-wide investments would have greater benefit.
Cobell, settled at last
Federal government finally accounts for money mismanagement of tribal nations.
The dark side of Indian law
The dark side of Indian law
In his new book, In the Courts of the Conqueror, Walter Echo-Hawk discusses the 10 worst Indian law cases ever decided.
New law empowers tribal justice systems
Obama signs the Tribal Law and Order Act
The Butterfly Sting
The Butterfly Sting
How a federal wildlife agent brought down one of the world's most notorious insect thieves.
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Critics say the Supreme Court continues to give justification to gut treaties and rob tribes of their land.
Security vs. sovereignty
Security vs. sovereignty
American Indians who use tribal I.D. cards face harassment when they try to cross the border between the U.S. and Canada.
No backup on the Northern border
No backup on the Northern border
Sheriff Donna Matoon and her 11 overworked deputies patrol Montana's Toole County and keep an eye on the Canadian border.
Rebels with a Lost Cause
The fiercely conservative lawyers of the Sagebrush Rebellion continue to fight against environmental regulations, but despite all their sound and fury, very little has changed on the public lands.
A parade becomes a memorial after a murder
A parade becomes a memorial after a murder
Laramie, Wyoming, wrestles with the hate in its midst when a gay student is beaten to death.
Return of the rustlers
Cattle rustling apparently on the increase, Wyoming State Livestock Board says.
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