When the Cherokee Supreme Court ruled that tribal elected officials no longer had to be Cherokee "by blood," it was the latest chapter in a long-running fight over who controls tribal citizenship.
Renaming a national holiday to celebrate Native culture is one thing, but many Indigenous peoples are looking for greater recognition of the land grab that deprived them of ancestral homes.
The Supreme Court's July 9 ruling that half of Oklahoma belongs to the Muscogee Nation confirms what Indigenous people already knew: North America is 'Indian Country.'
The US has a long history of separating families. Research shows the long-term effects of that trauma.