The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Spirit Lake Tribe, and several individual voters filed suit in North Dakota challenging North Dakota’s state legislative map as unlawfully diluting the voting rights of Native Americans in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). You can see the complaint here.
Press release is here.
Our thoughts are with her family.
Va. Order Gives Tribes More Power Over State Permits
By Clark Mindock, Law 360
Gov. Northam’s Press Release: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/november/headline-911335-en.html
Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/11/18/virginia-indian-tribes-northam-consultation/
Law360 (attached; it’s behind a paywall): https://www.law360.com/projectfinance/articles/1441920/va-order-gives-tribes-more-power-over-state-permits
Gov. Walz appoints Sarah Wheelock to fill vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals
Bench & Bar of Minnesota | Minnesota State Bar Association
By Claire Lancaster
Minnesota Governor Appoints Meskwaki Tribal Citizen Sarah Wheelock to Serve on State’s Court of Appeals
Native News Online
By Native News Online Staff
Leelanau Ticker: “Leading The Way In Vaccinations, Grand Traverse Band Still Aims Higher“
Tulsa World: “Native American Voting Rights Act needed to protect our sacred right to vote” [Chuck Hoskin]
High Country News: “6 things you should know about the 2021 Native American Voting Rights Act”
This Land, season 2, episode 5: “Pro Bono”
Iowa Public Radio: “In ‘This Land,’ A Custody Trial Over Native Children Heads To The Supreme Court”
Wenatchee World: “‘Little victims everywhere’: Pathways to justice”