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'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.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters
Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters (February 21, 2019)

With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers
National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers (December 12, 2018)

The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians remains on leave as the organization continues to experience employee turnover.


Former employees take aim at National Congress of American Indians in #MeToo scandal
Former employees take aim at National Congress of American Indians in #MeToo scandal (October 9, 2018)

Women who complained about the way they were treated at the National Congress of American Indians often found they weren't believed.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket (October 1, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


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.


'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh
'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh (September 19, 2018)

With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.


Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh
Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh (September 11, 2018)

Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?


Richard Peterson: Brett Kavanaugh threatens tribal sovereignty
Richard Peterson: Brett Kavanaugh threatens tribal sovereignty (September 10, 2018)

Alaska tribes, despite being more than the nation's capital, know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh's agenda.


Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature
Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)

It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.


Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)

Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.


Tlingit and Haida Tribes partner with city to address rise in shoplifting incidents
Tlingit and Haida Tribes partner with city to address rise in shoplifting incidents (September 8, 2017)

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes is collaborating with the city of Juneau to address chronic shoplifting in Alaska's capital.


Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)

Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.


Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (May 11, 2017)

A Republican lawmaker claimed women in rural villages intentionally get pregnant so they can get a 'free trip' to the city.


Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (January 16, 2017)

Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.


Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (October 20, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.


Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit
Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (August 22, 2016)

Support is growing across Indian Country as tribes head to court in a bid to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing their sacred lands.


Tlingit and Haida Tribes acquire government contracting firm
Tlingit and Haida Tribes acquire government contracting firm (June 30, 2016)

KIRA provides facilities maintenance and base operations throughout the United States and overseas and has won more than $1 billion in federal contracts.


Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (June 29, 2016)

Whether you’re a mom, dad, or grandparent, state and tribal programs can now work together in a spirit of cooperation to help make child support a reliable source of income for children.


Richard Peterson: Strengthen tribal and state relations in Alaska
Richard Peterson: Strengthen tribal and state relations in Alaska (June 7, 2016)

The state should stop wasting resources we don’t have on cases against its own citizens.


Tlingit and Haida Tribes win major decision in child welfare case
Tlingit and Haida Tribes win major decision in child welfare case (March 25, 2016)

The tribes can exercise jurisdiction over all parents of Tlingit and Haida children, even if those parents are not members, the Alaska Supreme Court determined.


Tlingit and Haida Tribes finalize historic child welfare agreement
Tlingit and Haida Tribes finalize historic child welfare agreement (March 3, 2016)

The tribes will now handle their own foster cases rather than the state of Alaska.


Alaska tribe claims victory in dispute over transportation funding
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Alaska tribe claims victory in dispute over transportation funding (January 26, 2016)

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes can't be sued without its consent, much to the disappointment of the Douglas Indian Association.


Religious college with Native artifacts in violation of NAGPRA
Religious college with Native artifacts in violation of NAGPRA (October 21, 2015)

The Andover Newton Theological School never completed an inventory of a collection that includes at least one Tlingit sacred object.


Richard Peterson: Alaska GOP ignores facts on land-into-trust
Richard Peterson: Alaska GOP ignores facts on land-into-trust (August 13, 2015)

Tribes in Alaska have nowhere near enough money to buy thousands of acres, much less 'millions.'


Alaska's largest tribe boycotts FedEx for ties to racist mascot
Alaska's largest tribe boycotts FedEx for ties to racist mascot (June 29, 2015)

President Richard Peterson of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes called the Washington NFL team's name 'offensive.'


Tribes tread new ground in states without marriage equality laws
Tribes tread new ground in states without marriage equality laws (June 24, 2015)

The Tlingit and Haida Tribes has had trouble getting its laws recognized by the state of Alaska.


Mary Pember: Tlingit masks appraised on 'Antiques Roadshow'
Mary Pember: Tlingit masks appraised on 'Antiques Roadshow' (February 25, 2015)

According to Native peoples in the Haines area, the masks are from the Tlingit village of Klukwan.


Tlingit and Haida Tribes ensure equal treatment in marriage law
Tlingit and Haida Tribes ensure equal treatment in marriage law (February 23, 2015)

The tribe's governing body voted unanimously to embrace marriage equality.


Ed Thomas: A new tribal-state relationship needed for Alaska
Ed Thomas: A new tribal-state relationship needed for Alaska (December 2, 2014)

The president emeritus of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes calls for a mew model of tribal-state relations.


Alaska Supreme Court hears dispute over tribal court authority
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Alaska Supreme Court hears dispute over tribal court authority (November 19, 2014)

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes won a decision that forced the state to recognize tribal court orders in child welfare cases.


APRN: Alaska tribe to receive  overdue  child support  funding
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APRN: Alaska tribe to receive overdue child support funding (March 7, 2012)

"The State of Alaska agreed to release more than $50,000 to Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribe’s Child Support Unit. The court agreement allows the Council to disperse the money...


Alaska tribe to receive child welfare funds under agreement
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Alaska tribe to receive child welfare funds under agreement (March 1, 2012)

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will receive about $50,000 in child welfare funds pending final resolution of a lawsuit in state court. The tribe...


Alaska judge rules for tribe in Indian child welfare case
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Alaska judge rules for tribe in Indian child welfare case (October 31, 2011)

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes can resolve Indian child welfare cases in its own court, a judge in Alaska ruled last week. The tribe sued the...