Kolby KickingWoman, ICT

Kolby KickingWoman, ICT

Kolby KickingWoman (Blackfeet / A'aniih) is a reporter/producer for Indian Country Today. He is from the great state of Montana and currently reports for the Washington Bureau.

Navajo Nation water rights case heard before Supreme Court

By: - March 21, 2023

The latest case involving Indian Country was argued Monday before the Supreme Court. Arizona v. Navajo Nation, like many cases heard before the high court, is complicated and this case in particular deals with the tribe’s water rights as it relates to the Colorado River. The two issues at hand are whether the U.S. Court […]

Natives incarcerated at alarming rates, report shows

By: - January 13, 2023

A new report released Tuesday shows that Native American people are incarcerated at rates up to seven times higher than White people in the United States. The report, “Over-incarceration of Native Americans: Roots, Inequities, and Solutions” was released through the MacArthur Foundation and highlights the alarming incarceration disparities can be based on race and ethnicity. […]

Supreme Court limits historic McGirt ruling

By: - July 5, 2022

The United States Supreme Court has limited the scope of its historic McGirt decision. In a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta that the state of Oklahoma has concurrent jurisdiction and the ability to prosecute non-Natives when the victim is Native and the crime is committed on tribal land. “From start to finish, the dissent […]