Dozens of Native American tribal leaders have urged federal officials to rectify the Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, saying the ruling threatens the rights of all tribes to have land taken into trust for them. The input of the Indian leaders came at the request of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which is preparing a position paper on the controversial decision to present to the department’s new secretary, Ken Salazar.
Indian Country Today is a nonprofit news organization. Will you support our work?
All of our content is free. There are no subscriptions or costs. And we have hired more Native journalists in the past year than any news organization ─ and with your help we will continue to grow and create career paths for our people. Support Indian Country Today for as little as $10.