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Laws and Litigation You Should Know

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Laws and Litigation You Should Know

The U.S. Supreme Court will release decisions on a flurry of cases that involve Federal Indian Law. Cherokee citizen Stacy Leeds is a law professor at Arizona State University. She tells us about some of the cases the court will decide. The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples in the United States is under the House Natural Resources Committee. It has jurisdiction over the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior. The subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez from New Mexico. She shares her thoughts for the upcoming session. Let's hear from an Indigenous North Carolina state representative. Lumbee citizen Charles Graham is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress with a reminder of how his tribe stood up to racism. ICT's Kaitlin Onawa Boysel has his story and more behind his viral campaign video. It has been one year since Christina Haswood was sworn into office to represent district 10 in the Kansas state legislature. She is one of three Indigenous Kansas state legislators. At the time of her swearing in, she was the youngest in her role. We have more on the world of Indigenous streetwear. Lipan Apache citizen Joey Montoya's company has just delivered merchandise to major retail chain REI. One of his most popular phrases is 'you are on Native land.' Last month Interior Secretary Deb Haaland met with 16 tribes from the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association. Cheyenne River Sioux citizen A. Gay Kingman is its executive director. The return of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation was on the agenda. She shares more on the issue. What started as a just basketball tournament more than 40 years ago has now bloomed into so much more. Stewart Huntington takes us to the Lakota Nation Invitational.

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