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2006-04-28 07:16:06

By Jason Szep PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (Reuters) - Like many of his Native American ancestors, Steve Phillip knows a thing or two about battles. He fought in the Vietnam War, waged a fight with alcoholism that nearly killed him and survived near poverty in rural northern Maine where his father picked berries for a living. Now, the 58-year-old is one of about 1,000 Micmac Indians fighting for self rule -- which would free them from state laws and taxes -- in a case that illustrates...

2006-01-04 19:53:54

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The top court of the Cherokee Nation has declined to strike down a gay marriage in what is seen as a pioneering case in American Indian country, the couple and officials said on Wednesday. Cherokee tribal members Kathy Reynolds, 29, and Dawn McKinley, 34, married in May 2004 in Oklahoma, just weeks after the city of San Francisco ignited a national debate on gay marriage by briefly allowing same-sex couples to wed. Gay rights advocates say...

2005-09-13 16:52:07

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. court backed the sovereignty of Indian tribes on Tuesday ruling that four siblings whose father is a member of a tribe with a successful casino may not use the federal government to secure membership of the tribe. The four, Kathy Lynnette Lewis, Larry Paul Lewis Jr., Chad Elliott Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis, sued the federal government to have its agencies order the Table Mountain Rancheria tribe, which operates a casino near Fresno, California, to...

2005-08-23 15:37:33

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Affirming the sovereign powers of American Indian tribes, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled the Navajo tribe may prosecute American Indian activist Russell Means even though he is not one of its members. Means, a member of the Oglala-Sioux Tribe of Indians and one the best known American Indian activists, had sought to prevent the Navajo Nation from criminally prosecuting him for an incident on the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo Nation wants to press...


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