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Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands (October 12, 2017)
Where Congress has failed to take action on one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases, tribes are seeing successes elsewhere as they seek to restore their homelands.

Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
Environment | National | Politics
Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)
Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.

All-Native band Warpath from California mixes heavy metal with tribal elements
Arts & Entertainment
All-Native band Warpath from California mixes heavy metal with tribal elements (October 11, 2017)
Warpath is an all-Native band from southern California that mixes heavy metal with traditional drums and rattles.

YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home
Environment | National | World
YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home (October 11, 2017)
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.

Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease
Law
Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease (October 10, 2017)
It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over.

Agua Caliente Band showcases culture with major development in Palm Springs
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Agua Caliente Band showcases culture with major development in Palm Springs (October 10, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced plans for a cultural complex in downtown Palm Springs, California.

Chukchansi Tribe announces open enrollment period after years of mass purges
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Chukchansi Tribe announces open enrollment period after years of mass purges (October 3, 2017)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians is holding an open enrollment period after removing hundreds of people from its rolls.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
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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.

Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters (September 26, 2017)
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.

Chumash Tribe reaches tentative agreement in long-running land-into-trust fight
National | Trust
Chumash Tribe reaches tentative agreement in long-running land-into-trust fight (September 26, 2017)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is close to a deal to end a long-running dispute over its land-into-trust application in California.

Lytton Band questions poll that shows opposition to land-into-trust legislation
Politics | Trust
Lytton Band questions poll that shows opposition to land-into-trust legislation (September 25, 2017)
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is questioning a poll that uncovered significant opposition to the tribe's land-into-trust bill, which passed the House with no objections.

New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2017)
The Trump administration's new hire at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is making his first appearance on Capitol Hill and it's on a touchy subject.

California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president
Education
California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president (September 21, 2017)
Billie Jo Kipp, the newly named president of the California Tribal College, has a lot on her plate as the institution builds a bigger future.

Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers (September 21, 2017)
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.

Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands
Opinion
Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands (September 13, 2017)
Author Daniel Duane discusses the forced removal of the original inhabitants of Yellowstone National Park in California.

Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations

Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations (September 11, 2017)
David Severns, a citizen of the Yurok Tribe, is keeping his people's traditions alive at a camp held on the reservation in northern California.

Dean Chavers: Remembering the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969
Opinion
Dean Chavers: Remembering the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969 (August 30, 2017)
This is a little story about the very first week that we occupied the Island of Alcatraz.

Steven Newcomb: History center hides the truth about colonization in California
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: History center hides the truth about colonization in California (August 22, 2017)
The San Diego History Center ought to tell the truth about the Spanish mission system's sadism and forced, unpaid forced Indian labor, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

DVIDS: Military partnership brings health care to Round Valley Indian Reservation
Health | National
DVIDS: Military partnership brings health care to Round Valley Indian Reservation (August 14, 2017)
The Round Valley Reservation in California was the setting where 15 soldiers and sailors joined forces with civilian medical professionals for two weeks in order to provide needed services to the local community.

Yurok Tribe forced to rely on outside salmon again as yearly festival approaches
Environment | National
Yurok Tribe forced to rely on outside salmon again as yearly festival approaches (August 14, 2017)
The Yurok Tribe is dealing with historically low salmon runs for yet another year.

Wiyot Tribe questions attempt to buy ancestral island that was site of massacre
Environment | National
Wiyot Tribe questions attempt to buy ancestral island that was site of massacre (August 10, 2017)
Controversy has erupted over an attempt by a non-Indian business owner to buy a large portion of Indian Island in California.

Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case (August 10, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians hasn't even had time to defend its water rights and already 10 state governments are opposing the tribe.

Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans
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Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans (August 8, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be helping tribal veterans in southern California secure home loans as part of an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chumash Tribe still willing to negotiate into land-into-trust agreement with county
National | Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe still willing to negotiate into land-into-trust agreement with county (August 8, 2017)
A bill to place about 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall
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Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall (August 2, 2017)
The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations to speed construction of projects along the United States border with Mexico.

Agua Caliente Band water case draws attention in Supreme Court appeal
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band water case draws attention in Supreme Court appeal (August 1, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians secured a huge victory in its water rights case earlier this year but the nation's highest court could overturn the ruling.

Mapuche chef brings indigenous flavors from South America to California
Business | World
Mapuche chef brings indigenous flavors from South America to California (August 1, 2017)
Carlos Leiva, an indigenous chef from South America, is expanding his food operation in Los Angeles, California.

Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history (July 26, 2017)
An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
National | Politics | Trust
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.

André Cramblit: Summer is a time to keep the world in balance with dance
Opinion
André Cramblit: Summer is a time to keep the world in balance with dance (July 21, 2017)
Barbecuing season may be in full swing, but this year’s dance season celebrates an annual rite, Andre Cramblit writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county
Law | National
Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county (July 19, 2017)
The Bishop Paiute Tribe is returning to federal court to face off against a longtime nemesis in California.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
National | Politics | Trust
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Jackson Rancheria expands media enterprise with digital radio station
Business | National | Technology
Jackson Rancheria expands media enterprise with digital radio station (July 11, 2017)
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is offering non-stop, commercial-free music on Radio Rancheria.

Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration (July 6, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians won a major decision confirming its groundwater rights but two local agencies are asking the nation's highest court to overturn the ruling.

Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California
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Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California (July 6, 2017)
The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake is raising funds to help the family of a citizen who was killed in a domestic violence incident.

Interior Department sends out another $13.1M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Interior Department sends out another $13.1M in Cobell buy-back offers (June 26, 2017)
Landowners on the Nez Perce Reservation, the Pechanga Reservation and the Rincon Reservation are the latest to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California
Education | National | Politics
Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California (June 20, 2017)
Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D), a citizen of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes, is sponsoring a bill to ensure Native students can wear their regalia to graduation ceremonies in California.

Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater
Law | Opinion
Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater (June 19, 2017)
The leader of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is urging opponents to come to the table to address water quality and water management issues in southern California.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust
Law | Politics | Trust
Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)
Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case (June 8, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians already won two landmark rulings in its water rights case and will be looking for another victory in federal court.

Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end (June 6, 2017)
The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Redding Rancheria plans to convert golf course property into park
Business
Redding Rancheria plans to convert golf course property into park (June 1, 2017)
The Redding Rancheria won't be selling the River Tasalmi Golf Club after all.

Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon Tribe
National | Federal Recognition
Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon Tribe (May 17, 2017)
The tribe still doesn't have a reservation but its service area is the entirety of Kern County in California.

Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change
Business | Environment | National
Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change (May 16, 2017)
The tribe's 98,000-acre forestry project in Maine was the top generator of carbon credits in 2016.

Agua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball team
Business | Sports
Agua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball team (May 16, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario will begin playing in California in the fall.

Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster
Environment | Politics
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (May 5, 2017)
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.

Study finds human presence at 130,000-year-old site in California
Education | National
Study finds human presence at 130,000-year-old site in California (May 3, 2017)
The claim pushes back the presence of the first Americans by more than 100,000 years.

Gary DuBois: Tribal spirit saved lives during 1992 Los Angeles riots
Opinion
Gary DuBois: Tribal spirit saved lives during 1992 Los Angeles riots (May 1, 2017)
25 years later, one Native guardsmen at the epicenter of the LA Riots recalls how a tribal sense of community helped settle the unrest

Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit
Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit (April 26, 2017)
The California tribe waited too long after being terminated to bring the case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples
Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples (April 21, 2017)
‘San Salvador’ is a symbol of the brutal and dominating legacy of a deadly by-gone era of Spanish and Catholic imperialism.

Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation
Law
Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation (April 19, 2017)
Another long-running dispute over the boundaries of the reservation appears to have come to an end.

Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management
Environment | Opinion
Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management (April 19, 2017)
An emergency or an answered prayer for Paiute and Shoshone traditional water managers in Owens Valley area?

Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance (April 12, 2017)
A look at ‘the present’ connection to the dark and bloody past as seen in ‘The Indians of California.’

Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes
Law | National
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes (April 11, 2017)
Cherie Louise Rhoades was convicted of murdering four people, including her brother and niece, at the tribal offices in northern California.

Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management
Environment | National
Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management (April 6, 2017)
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.

Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute
Law
Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute (April 6, 2017)
Rosanna Miranda and her relatives haven't decided whether to take the case to the nation's highest court.

André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies
Opinion
André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies (April 5, 2017)
Legislation has been introduced to allow Native Youth to wear tribal adornments as part of their graduation garb.

Agua Caliente Band returns four incumbents to seats on council
Politics
Agua Caliente Band returns four incumbents to seats on council (April 5, 2017)
Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe, Vice Chairman Larry N. Olinger, Secretary/Treasurer Vincent Gonzales II and Reid D. Milanovich won re-election along with newcomer Anthony W. Purnel.

Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling (March 30, 2017)
Two water districts in southern California are going to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the tribe's victory.

Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
National | Politics | World
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.

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