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Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuitFiled Under: 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 peoplesFiled Under: 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 ReservationFiled Under: 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 managementFiled Under: 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 significanceFiled Under: 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 crimesFiled Under: 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 managementFiled Under: 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 disputeFiled Under: 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 ceremoniesFiled Under: 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 councilFiled Under: 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 rulingFiled Under: 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 wallFiled Under: 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.
Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court systemFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (March 23, 2017)
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.
Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operationFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operation (March 22, 2017)
The tribe is seeking more than $25,000 after county authorities destroyed 847 marijuana plants.
Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognitionFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition (March 21, 2017)
The California-based tribe was targeted for termination in the 1950s.
Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs ruleFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs rule (March 7, 2017)
It's been a bad day in court for a local government entity in southern California.
Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwaterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwater (March 7, 2017)
A federal appeals court sided with the southern California tribe in the critical first stage of the case.
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral landsFiled Under: National
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands (March 1, 2017)
The 200-acre site was deeded to the California tribe on the condition that it be used for housing.
Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute (February 27, 2017)
The #StopDisenrollment movement continues to gain steam across the nation but there's still one place where it hasn't caught on.
Steven Newcomb: Museum excludes Kumeyaay Nation from historyFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Museum excludes Kumeyaay Nation from history (February 13, 2017)
The San Diego Maritime Museum and its exclusion of the Kumeyaay Nation.
Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservationFiled Under: National
Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation (February 1, 2017)
The tribe paid $30 million for a 564-acre site in Healdsburg, California.
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.
Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal landFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal land (January 23, 2017)
'Millions were spent on replica ship used to invade Native nations.'
California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal landsFiled Under: Environment | Health
California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands (January 12, 2017)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation asked for a 1,000-foot buffer zone.
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murdersFiled Under: Law | National
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders (January 11, 2017)
Cherie Rhoades murdered four people and injured two others in a February 2014 incident at the tribal offices.
Paskenta Band seeks to freeze assets in connection with $6M theftFiled Under: Law
Paskenta Band seeks to freeze assets in connection with $6M theft (January 10, 2017)
A former official and two former employees have been indicted in federal court for allegedly stealing from the California tribe.
Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theftFiled Under: Law | Politics
Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theft (January 6, 2017)
Federal authorities announced a whopping 69 charges against a former treasurer and two former employees of the California tribe.
Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisorFiled Under: Politics
Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisor (January 5, 2017)
Jose 'Moke' Simon is the first Native American to serve on the board in Lake County, California.
Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelandsFiled Under: Opinion
Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelands (January 4, 2017)
'The urge to tell my story lingers on my lips, waiting for its departure to their salt-crusted ears.'
Sycuan Band unveils museum located at site of ancestral villageFiled Under: Education
Sycuan Band unveils museum located at site of ancestral village (January 3, 2017)
The Sycuan Cultural Resource Center and Museum displays artifacts uncovered at the village of Matamo.
André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California tooFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too (December 29, 2016)
'We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.'
Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell programFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program (December 15, 2016)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and the Scyuan Band will help educate landowners about the Cobell buy-back effort.
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Pala Band pays $13M to protect sacred land from landfill projectFiled Under: Environment | National
Pala Band pays $13M to protect sacred land from landfill project (November 18, 2016)
The tribe had been fighting the controversial project for nearly three decades.
Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria protects its sacred spaceFiled Under: Opinion
Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria protects its sacred space (November 14, 2016)
'Today, we remain a landless tribe, something we are working hard to change.'
André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health centerFiled Under: Health | Opinion
André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center (November 14, 2016)
'Find new ways you can help serve our people.'
All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in WashingtonFiled Under: National
All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (November 11, 2016)
The 45 veterans are paying tribute to their fellow service members during a busy weekend in the nation's capital.
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $750K in unpaid rent on headquartersFiled Under: Business | Law
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $750K in unpaid rent on headquarters (November 4, 2016)
One faction of the California tribe was using an office building as its headquarters during
Jackson Rancheria joins publishing industry with The Acorn NewsFiled Under: Business | National
Jackson Rancheria joins publishing industry with The Acorn News (October 31, 2016)
The Acorn News is being published Tuesdays and Fridays.
Shingle Springs Band asserts jurisdiction in child welfare disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Shingle Springs Band asserts jurisdiction in child welfare dispute (October 31, 2016)
Another Indian Child Welfare Act battle is brewing in California.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe presses President Obama on Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe presses President Obama on Dakota Access Pipeline (October 25, 2016)
Chairman Harold Frazier is sitting down with President Barack Obama as part of a Democratic roundtable.
Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulationsFiled Under: Business | National
Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulations (October 20, 2016)
The California tribe won't have to seek approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for every single business site lease.
Agua Caliente Band back in federal court to defend water rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band back in federal court to defend water rights (October 20, 2016)
The tribe won a major decision confirming its right to groundwater on the southern California reservation but two local agencies are appealing.
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservationFiled Under: Business
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation (October 18, 2016)
The southern California tribe now boasts a Starbucks and a Panda Express along a well-trafficked highway.
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians chooses new leaders for councilFiled Under: Politics
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians chooses new leaders for council (October 6, 2016)
Andrew 'Dru' Alejandre won election as chairman and Ambrosia Rico is serving as treasurer of the California tribe.
Voters of Chukchansi Tribe oust two incumbents in council electionFiled Under: Politics
Voters of Chukchansi Tribe oust two incumbents in council election (October 4, 2016)
Newcomers Heather Airey and Patrick Hammond are joining incumbent Tom Walker on the council for the California tribe.
Chukchansi Tribe schedules election for three council positionsFiled Under: Politics
Chukchansi Tribe schedules election for three council positions (September 29, 2016)
The California tribe has gone through turmoil in recent years but is trying to put its leadership disputes to rest.
Steven Newcomb: Spanish statue on Kumeyaay Nation territory based on a lieFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Spanish statue on Kumeyaay Nation territory based on a lie (September 26, 2016)
'The Spanish government has disrespectfully erected a plaque in the Kumeyaay Nation territory with no historical facts backing it.'
Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning PowwowFiled Under: National
Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow (September 21, 2016)
Thousands of participants, dancers and drummers are expected for the 26th annual event in southern California.
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native billsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (September 19, 2016)
Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.
California's highest court won't disrupt placement of Choctaw Nation girlFiled Under: Law | National
California's highest court won't disrupt placement of Choctaw Nation girl (September 15, 2016)
A non-Indian couple is now planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tule River Tribe asks Senate panel to support land-into-trust billFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Tule River Tribe asks Senate panel to support land-into-trust bill (September 8, 2016)
H.R.4685 already passed the House so the only hurdle remaining is the Senate.
Kumeyaay Nation protests military training center at burial groundFiled Under: Environment
Kumeyaay Nation protests military training center at burial ground (September 2, 2016)
The $1 billion SEAL training center is going up in an area where tribal ancestors were buried.
Bear River Band schedules grand opening for new recreation centerFiled Under: Health | Sports
Bear River Band schedules grand opening for new recreation center (September 2, 2016)
The 23,000 square-foot Bear River Recreation Center features basketball courts, a gym and an activity center.
President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe TribeFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe Tribe (September 1, 2016)
Lake Tahoe is the center of the world to the Washoe people.
Bishop Paiute Tribe urges patience after officer involved shootingFiled Under: Law
Bishop Paiute Tribe urges patience after officer involved shooting (August 29, 2016)
Raymond Bencoma III, 41, was shot after allegedly pointing a handgun at a county sheriff's deputy.
Chemehuevi Tribe wins decision barring county from citing membersFiled Under: Law
Chemehuevi Tribe wins decision barring county from citing members (August 23, 2016)
A federal judge agreed that the California tribe's sovereignty is at stake in a dispute with the local sheriff.
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festivalFiled Under: Environment | National
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival (August 19, 2016)
There won't be a salmon lunch this year but the California tribe is still expecting thousands for the cultural celebration.
Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firmFiled Under: Business
Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firm (August 18, 2016)
The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are partners in PRC Composites.
California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal landsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal lands (August 17, 2016)
Jonathan Bourne took the items -- including some from burial sites -- and kept them in his home.

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