More: alabama

Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case
Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case (June 24, 2019)

Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?


Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Men try to take over women's bodies
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Men try to take over women's bodies (May 30, 2019)

What is it with white Republican men that causes them to be so adamantly against abortions?


Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket (May 28, 2019)

It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon
Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon (January 8, 2019)

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.


Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America
Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America (June 19, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians helped finance a study of a limestone pipe that was used for tobacco.


House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians (January 15, 2018)

Another tribal homelands bill is taking a big step forward in the 115th Congress this week.


Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)

Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.


Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.


President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent
President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent (September 22, 2017)

President Donald Trump is hoping his popularity will help a Senate candidate who fought the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on land-into-trust issues.


Poarch Band of Creek Indians ready to debut amusement park in Alabama
Poarch Band of Creek Indians ready to debut amusement park in Alabama (July 20, 2017)

The Park at OWA features a roller coaster and 20 other rides, along with retail outlets, restaurants, a 150-room hotel and other amenities.


Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park
Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park (May 4, 2017)

The Park at OWA is set to debut in mid-July with 21 rides along the Alabama coast.


Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coast
Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coast (November 3, 2016)

The $500 million Owa project in Alabama includes an amusement park, hotel, retail and other amenities.


Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee
Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee (October 20, 2016)

A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.


Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)

For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.


Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (June 20, 2016)

H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.


Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)

The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.


Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama
Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama (January 12, 2016)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Chickasaw Nation are jointly reburying the remains of three individuals.


Native student graduation rates show steady improvements
Native student graduation rates show steady improvements (December 16, 2015)

During the 2013-2014 school year, 69.6 percent of Native students finished high school, far lower than the national rate, but a marked improvement from recent years.


Poarch Creeks continue work on $200M entertainment facility
Poarch Creeks continue work on $200M entertainment facility (October 15, 2015)

The Foley Sports Tourism Complex will feature a 108,000 square-foot. event center, 16 sports fields, an amusement park, an RV park, restaurants, retail, a hotel and, eventually, a water park.


States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case
States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case (October 7, 2015)

The states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Michigan, Arizona and Alabama are supporting a non-Indian company whose manager is accused of abusing a minor member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy
Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy (August 10, 2015)

The long-running dispute could be headed back to the Supreme Court.


Poarch Creeks plan family-friendly entertainment with project
Poarch Creeks plan family-friendly entertainment with project (May 27, 2015)

The tribe took control of the Blue Collar Country project after some big-named entertainers withdrew.


Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (March 16, 2015)

During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.


Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case
Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case (January 26, 2015)

Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.


Poarch Creeks donate another $500K to Democratic candidate
Poarch Creeks donate another $500K to Democratic candidate (October 17, 2014)

The tribe has donated a total of $1.5 million to attorney general candidate Joe Hubbard.


Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama
Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama (August 4, 2014)

The money was funneled through other groups to obscure the tribe's involvement.


Man in Alabama honors Yuchi ancestor with unique memorial
Man in Alabama honors Yuchi ancestor with unique memorial (July 23, 2014)

Tom Hendrix, 80, never met his great-great grandmother but he grew up hearing stories about her life.


GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe
GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe (July 3, 2014)

Instead of identifying the tribe as the sponsor, the party named Buford Rolin, the chairman at the time.


Poarch Creeks invest in hotel projects across border in Florida
Poarch Creeks invest in hotel projects across border in Florida (July 2, 2014)

Tribe continues development efforts in the Gulf Coast area of Florida.


Stephanie Bryan elected chair of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Stephanie Bryan elected chair of Poarch Band of Creek Indians (June 11, 2014)

Stephanie Bryan is first woman to serve as leader for the Alabama tribe.


Poarch Creeks to choose new chairman to replace Buford Rolin
Poarch Creeks to choose new chairman to replace Buford Rolin (May 28, 2014)

Tribe will have a new chairman for the first time in eight years.


Poarch Band sends another $750K to attorney general candidate
Law
Poarch Band sends another $750K to attorney general candidate (May 9, 2014)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated another $750,000 to political action committees in Alabama.


Dwanna Robertson: Muscogee Nation returns to homeland
Dwanna Robertson: Muscogee Nation returns to homeland (April 18, 2014)

Dwanna Robertson was part of a delegation from the Muscogee Creek Nation that went to Alabama to commemorate the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.


Al Jazeera: Muscogee Nation observes bicentennial of key battle
Al Jazeera: Muscogee Nation observes bicentennial of key battle (April 2, 2014)

The National Park Service invited the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma to a commemoration of the 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend in Alabama.


Poarch Band contributes $250K to political action committees
Poarch Band contributes $250K to political action committees (March 7, 2014)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $250,000 to three political action committees in Alabama last month.


Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuts two health care facilities
Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuts two health care facilities (March 4, 2014)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama opened the doors to two new health care facilities.


County cites Big Lagoon in audit of Poarch Creek trust lands
County cites Big Lagoon in audit of Poarch Creek trust lands (February 5, 2014)

A county in Alabama is citing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California in a bid to audit lands held in trust for the Poarch Creek Band of Indians.


Alabama high school apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' sign at game
Alabama high school apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' sign at game (November 19, 2013)

A principal at a public high school in Alabama apologized after students put up an offensive Trail of Tears 2 banner during football game on Friday.


Cedric Sunray: MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians seek their day
Cedric Sunray: MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians seek their day (November 18, 2013)

The MOWA Choctaw’s lack of federal recognition has relegated them to second class status within Indian Country.


 Cedric Sunray: Some history of  MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians
Cedric Sunray: Some history of MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians (November 15, 2013)

The recent establishment of an electronic bingo hall and subsequent seizure of equipment on the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians Reservation near Mt. Vernon, Alabama has garnered local, regional and national press headlines.


Column: Abramoff friend linked to Washington team owner
Column: Abramoff friend linked to Washington team owner (November 12, 2013)

Columnist wonders why Jennifer Farley, a former Bush administration official who worked on tribal issues at the White House, arranged a meeting between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the owner of the Washington professional football team.


Poarch Band of Creek Indians hosted owner of   Washington team
Poarch Band of Creek Indians hosted owner of Washington team (November 7, 2013)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians met with the owner of the Washington professional football team but they didn't discuss the team's racist mascot, a tribal official said.


George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site
George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site (October 17, 2013)

George Tiger, the principal chief of the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma, discusses the controversy over a sacred site on the reservation of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.


Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation
Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation (June 21, 2013)

Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, won't have to pay a fine for wearing an eagle feather to her high school graduation ceremony.


Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation
Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation (June 19, 2013)

The case of Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians who was fined $1,000 and denied her diploma for wearing an eagle feather to graduation.


Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather
Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather (June 4, 2013)

A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama has been fined $1,000 and denied her diploma because she wore an eagle feather to graduation ceremonies. Chelsey Ramer's...


Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation
Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation (May 15, 2013)

Alex Alvarez, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says Indian students in Alabama should be allowed to wear eagle feathers during graduation ceremony: On May 1, the...


DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts
DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts (March 27, 2013)

DeShanne Stokes says dispute over the sacred Hickory Ground could lead to healing between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Muscogee Nation: Much of the debate surrounding Hickory Ground...


Alabama company   to pay $1.15M for Indian contracting  fraud
Alabama company to pay $1.15M for Indian contracting fraud (March 26, 2013)

An Alabama company will pay $1.15 million in an Indian contracting fraud case. Caddell Construction told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it was mentoring an Indian-owned company under...


Poarch Creeks dispute latest  attack on legal status of trust lands
Poarch Creeks dispute latest attack on legal status of trust lands (October 1, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has upheld the validity of land held in trust for the Poarch Creek Band of Indians in Alabama but one critic is still trying to...


Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition
Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition (August 20, 2012)

"A recent statement made in the press by council member Robert McGhee of the Poarch Band in Alabama, while being criticized by local county officials who felt they were being...


Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials
Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials (August 1, 2012)

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians met with officials in Escambia County, Alabama, to discuss land-into-trust issues. Both sides said the meeting went well. It came after some officials said...


Poarch Creeks hold election for vice chairman, two council seats
Poarch Creeks hold election for vice chairman, two council seats (June 1, 2012)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama is holding an election tomorrow. Three candidates are running for vice chairman. They are: Stephanie Bryan, the incumbent; David W. Gehman and...


Poarch Band battles county on status of trust property
Poarch Band battles county on status of trust property (April 18, 2012)

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians says a county in Alabama can't tax its trust lands. The tribe gained federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs process in 1984....