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Return to ‘the Rock’: Alcatraz occupier retraces steps on 50th anniversary
Return to ‘the Rock’: Alcatraz occupier retraces steps on 50th anniversary (December 12, 2019)

On November 20, 1969, activists from tribes across North America took back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people. They called it Indianland.


Morongo Band donates a record 12,500 turkeys for annual outreach program
Morongo Band donates a record 12,500 turkeys for annual outreach program (November 25, 2019)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians increased the number of turkeys being given out by 25 percent for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program.


Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement
Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement (November 25, 2019)

Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.


YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance'
YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance' (November 22, 2019)

A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.


Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation faces federal recognition deadline
Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation faces federal recognition deadline (November 18, 2019)

It's National Native American Heritage Month and one tribe is trying to prove that it qualifies for federal recognition.


What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies
What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies (November 12, 2019)

Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.


Native produced film to premiere at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater
Native produced film to premiere at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater (November 7, 2019)

“Mallard’s Road,” a film starring Lakota actors, will have its world premiere at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


'We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.'
'We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.' (October 29, 2019)

The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.


YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches
YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches (October 28, 2019)

A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.


Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington
Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington (October 22, 2019)

The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.


Former school employee charged with felonies after sexually abusing Native girl
Former school employee charged with felonies after sexually abusing Native girl (October 14, 2019)

A former employee of a treatment facility for juveniles is awaiting extradition to California after authorities confirmed he fathered a child with a Native girl.


Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity
Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity (October 9, 2019)

So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.


Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved
Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved (September 30, 2019)

A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Why Americans celebrate the 'Founders'
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Why Americans celebrate the 'Founders' (September 30, 2019)

Indian-White History of America isn’t unique but the truth is, our history is not behind us and it is not forgiven.


VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony
VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony (September 26, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe made history this week, becoming the first Indian nation in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations.


Workshop fosters communication between tribal, state, and federal agencies
Workshop fosters communication between tribal, state, and federal agencies (September 5, 2019)

It’s a common theme often stated, but rarely executed: The need to work together and build agency-tribe relationships before there is an emergency.


Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men
Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men (September 4, 2019)

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric


Lummi Nation seeks protections for 'relations under water'
Lummi Nation seeks protections for 'relations under water' (September 3, 2019)

'What we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves. If any strand of the web is broken, the whole web is affected,' the Lummi Nation stated.


Karuk Tribe turns to traditional knowledge to protect homelands
Karuk Tribe turns to traditional knowledge to protect homelands (August 29, 2019)

Returning prescribed fire to California forests is the focus of a new climate-adaptation plan from the Karuk Tribe, but the federal government will need to play big role.


'Vindication and justice': Paskenta Band hails guilty pleas in major theft case
'Vindication and justice': Paskenta Band hails guilty pleas in major theft case (August 15, 2019)

Members of a once powerful family of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians admitted to stealing nearly $5 million from their tribe.


'This meal is a victory': Cafe Ohlone earns Critic's Pick from New York Times
'This meal is a victory': Cafe Ohlone earns Critic's Pick from New York Times (August 12, 2019)

Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant serving contemporary Native cuisine, continues to earn accolades for its unique approach to Indigenous food.


Cupeño Indians being 'terminated' a century after being evicted from homelands
Cupeño Indians being 'terminated' a century after being evicted from homelands (August 8, 2019)

The Cupeño people survived near genocide and forced removal. They may not be able to overcome disenrollment and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide'
Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide' (August 7, 2019)

A bill aimed at improving repatriation policies in California has been shelved amid outcry from Native activists and some tribes.


Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill
Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill (July 8, 2019)

Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.


Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee
Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee (July 8, 2019)

Gaylen D. Lee, an elder and historian from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, was killed at his home in California.


Agua Caliente Band announces $250 million sports and entertainment arena
Agua Caliente Band announces $250 million sports and entertainment arena (June 27, 2019)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced a major development on tribal land in downtown Palm Springs, California.


Chukchansi Tribe starts disenrollment proceedings against more than 60 citizens
Chukchansi Tribe starts disenrollment proceedings against more than 60 citizens (June 27, 2019)

It looks like the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians is getting back into the disenrollment game.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at business meeting (June 19, 2019)

A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.


California governor apologizes for 'genocide' of Native peoples
California governor apologizes for 'genocide' of Native peoples (June 19, 2019)

A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule (June 18, 2019)

Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover
Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover (June 13, 2019)

Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community
'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (June 3, 2019)

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'


The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man
The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man (May 30, 2019)

Activists are calling for the removal of a mural at a public high school in California. Two professors say it should stay up.


Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories
Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories (May 15, 2019)

I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.


'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation
'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation (May 10, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe is asserting its sovereignty with the passage of a new hemp law.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim ancestral land in California
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim ancestral land in California (May 1, 2019)

The Sogorea Te Land Trust is working to create an alternative land base for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers (April 29, 2019)

Democrats have proven time and again that they have no interest in securing our southern border and protecting American citizens.


Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress
Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (April 29, 2019)

Lawmakers are getting back to work after an extended recess and their schedule is jam-packed with Indian Country happenings.


Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny
Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny (April 16, 2019)

Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.


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.


House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control
House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (March 22, 2019)

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (March 19, 2019)

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.


The Revelator: Tribes without recognition struggle to protect their heritage
The Revelator: Tribes without recognition struggle to protect their heritage (March 12, 2019)

Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.


Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint
Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint (March 1, 2019)

Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


San Manuel Band announces $25 million gift to hospital in California
San Manuel Band announces $25 million gift to hospital in California (February 22, 2019)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is strengthening its relationship with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment
YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment (February 19, 2019)

Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.


Choctaw artist overcame hardship and reconnected with tribal culture
Choctaw artist overcame hardship and reconnected with tribal culture (February 5, 2019)

When he was 13, Bobby Von Martin lived in a hotel known by some as a drug den.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


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.


Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s
Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s (December 13, 2018)

Legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud are the focus of a new book authored by their youngest grandchild.


Louise Dunlap: My colonizer ancestors set us up for catastrophic failure
Louise Dunlap: My colonizer ancestors set us up for catastrophic failure (November 29, 2018)

I want us to go humbly to the very people our culture tried to exterminate to listen to what they can teach us.


Cronkite News: Trump defends use of tear gas at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Trump defends use of tear gas at U.S. border (November 27, 2018)

Republicans are supporting President Donald Trump's renewed demands for a border wall after tear gas was used on migrants at a busy port of entry.


Trump administration issues first federal recognition decision
Trump administration issues first federal recognition decision (November 26, 2018)

The Trump administration has issued its first federal recognition decision and the news isn't looking good for the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation.