Sovereign Nations

Marriage
in Indian Country

Native communities that protect the freedom to marry in the United States: 

Alaska
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes (2015)​

Arizona 
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (2014)
Fort McDowell Yavapai Community (2014)
San Carlos Apache Tribe (2014)
Pascua Yaqui Tribe (2014)

California 
Santa Ysabel Tribe (2013)
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (2015)

Connecticut 
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (2010)

Michigan 
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (2013)
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (2013)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (2014)
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (2015)

Minnesota 
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (2013)
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa (2013)
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (2014)

Montana 
Blackfeet Indian Reservation (2014)

Oklahoma
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (2013)
Cherokee Nation (2016)
Osage Nation (2017)

Oregon & Nevada
Coquille Tribe in Oregon (2009)
Fort McDermitt Paiute (2014) 
Shoshone Tribe (2014)
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (2015)
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (2015)

Washington 
Suquamish Tribe (2011)
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (2011)
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (2013)
Puyallup Tribe of Indians (2014)
Tulalip Tribe (2016)

Wisconsin 
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (2014)

Wyoming 
Wind River Indian Reservation (2014)
Oneida Nation (2015)
Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe (2016)
Menominee Nation (2016)

South Dakota

Oglala Sioux Tribe (2016)

Chairman Virgil Perez

In The News: 

Repeal this law

Alray Nelson

The Diné Marriage Act of 2005 is a reactionary law drafted by the Navajo Nation Council when President George W.  Bush was pushing for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage between one man & one woman. As history has already shown us, this was a step in the wrong direction. 

Lead Organizer

Coalition for Navajo Equality

Dr. Jennifer Denetdale

You could probably ask 10 different Navajo medicine people and get 10 different answers. What's important is the recognition of multiple genders in Navajo society. The Diné Marriage Act is a violation of human rights & Navajo civil rights. It should be repealed.

Chairwoman

Navajo Human Rights Commission

Mattee JIm

I question the support the transgender community gets on the Navajo Nation. We are just like everybody else. We function in society & we are just who we are. I want our trans relatives to know they are loved & are thought about. The love is there.

Organizer & Advocate

Navajo Trans Community

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