Tribal leaders and legal scholars are preparing for what they say are the significant and long-lasting effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta. The High Court ruled that states have jurisdiction on tribal land for crimes committed by non-Native people. The implications have yet to play out, but experts are raising the alarm about a major departure in the legal and practical understanding of sovereignty. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce gets additional perspectives on the ruling and discusses the strategies tribes are considering in the coming days and years with Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee), writer, advocate, and host of This Land podcast; Robert Miller (Eastern Shawnee), law professor at Arizona State University and tribal judge; and Elizabeth Hidalgo Reese (Nambe Pueblo), assistant professor at Stanford Law School.
Break 1 music: Intertribal (song) Blackfoot Confederacy (artist) Confederacy Style (album)
Break 2 music: Siku (song) Pamyua (artist) Caught in The Act (album)