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Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas
National | Politics
Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas (August 21, 2017)
It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes
National | Politics | Trust
Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)
Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson
Arts & Entertainment
Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson (May 10, 2017)
Montford Johnson grew up an orphan in Indian Territory and went on to establish a large ranching empire in the 1800s.

Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers
Law | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs pays tribute to fallen tribal police officers (May 2, 2017)
Three names are being added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in New Mexico.

Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (April 24, 2017)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.

Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda (February 20, 2017)
Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.

Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal (December 21, 2016)
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.

Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner
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Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner (December 14, 2016)
The connections between Republican president-elect Donald Trump and the controversial pipeline continue to get stronger.

National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
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.

Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress
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Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (December 13, 2016)
Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.

Oklahoma governor discussed Indian issues with Donald Trump
National | Politics
Oklahoma governor discussed Indian issues with Donald Trump (November 23, 2016)
Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is under consideration to run the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritage
Opinion
Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritage (November 14, 2016)
The life and culture of our nation’s Native American tribes are written in nearly every chapter of America’s story.

Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal (September 29, 2016)
A settlement for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation is close to becoming law even though it has never been put to a hearing.

Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water management
Opinion
Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water management (August 15, 2016)
An agreement reached among officials from the state, Oklahoma City and two American Indian tribes ends what many expected would be a lengthy and costly fight over water rights.

Oklahoma tribes herald 'momentous achievement' on water rights
Environment | Law | National
Oklahoma tribes herald 'momentous achievement' on water rights (August 12, 2016)
The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation will play a role in determining how water is allocated in their treaty territory.

Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation resolve water rights lawsuit
Environment | Law | National
Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation resolve water rights lawsuit (August 11, 2016)
The tribes asserted ownership to water under the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.

Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer
Opinion
Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer (July 18, 2016)
Maybe the salty tears falling from cheeks to a phone screen as I type will penetrate these words and somehow equate to the sadness and devastation of my heart.

Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly
Environment
Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (May 13, 2016)
The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.

Indian lawmaker from Oklahoma delivers weekly address for GOP
National | Politics
Indian lawmaker from Oklahoma delivers weekly address for GOP (March 28, 2016)
Oklahoma State Rep. Lisa Johnson-Billy (R) is the first Native American and the first woman elected to her district.

Chickasaw Nation helps restart work on troubled Indian museum
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Chickasaw Nation helps restart work on troubled Indian museum (March 16, 2016)
The tribe has agreed to contribute $15 million for construction and up to $14 million for operations of the stalled American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.

Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama
Environment
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.

Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post
National | Politics
Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post (December 10, 2015)
As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.

Editorial: Trust settlement ends sordid chapter in our history
Opinion | Trust
Editorial: Trust settlement ends sordid chapter in our history (October 15, 2015)
Corrupt mismanagement of assets is part of the sordid history of decades of federal Indian policy.

Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement
Law | National | Trust
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement (October 8, 2015)
The two Oklahoma tribes will receive a total of $186 million to settle trust mismanagement claims against the federal government.

Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement
Law | National | Trust
Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement (October 5, 2015)
The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation agreed to accept $186 million to settle a trust mismanagement lawsuit they filed in 2005.

Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M
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Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M (September 28, 2015)
The Choctaw Nation will receive $139.5 million and the Chickasaw Nation will receive $46.5 million to resolve a lawsuit filed in 2005.

Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes negotiate hunting agreements
Environment | Law
Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes negotiate hunting agreements (September 22, 2015)
The Cherokee Nation signed the first hunting and fishing compact but the deal is controversial among its citizens.

Assistant Secretary Washburn plans to return to New Mexico
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Assistant Secretary Washburn plans to return to New Mexico (September 18, 2015)
The Chickasaw Nation citizen is on leave as dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law.

AmeriCorps awards grants to tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma
Environment | National
AmeriCorps awards grants to tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma (September 8, 2015)
Tribes will use the money for environmental, heath, veterans and elder-youth programs.

Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana
Law | National
Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana (August 18, 2015)
Merely attending a meeting on marijuana might get your tribe a call from the media.

Chickasaw Nation to induct four citizens into Hall of Fame
National
Chickasaw Nation to induct four citizens into Hall of Fame (July 21, 2015)
This year's honorees include Thelma Ross, a 97-year-old tribal member who served as an administrator for the Navajo Code Talkers.

Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day'
National | Politics | Technology
Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day' (July 16, 2015)
The president met with Chief Gary Batton and a group of Native youth before announcing the ConnectHome initiative for high-speed Internet.

Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation
Law | Trust
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation (July 14, 2015)
The tribes sued the federal government in 2005, seeking an accounting of their trust assets and trust funds.

Chickasaw Nation hails selection of permanent Indian law chair
Education | Law
Chickasaw Nation hails selection of permanent Indian law chair (July 2, 2015)
Lindsay Robertson more than 25 years of experience in Indian law and serves as a tribal court judge.

Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country
Business | National | Politics
Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country (June 18, 2015)
Funding for the loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the community development financial institutions fund at the Department of Treasury remains low.

Top Chickasaw Nation leaders faced no challengers for re-election
National | Politics
Top Chickasaw Nation leaders faced no challengers for re-election (June 8, 2015)
Gov. Bill Anoatubby and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel will serve another four years in office.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby seeks another term
Politics
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby seeks another term (June 2, 2015)
Gov. Bill Anoatubby has led the tribe since 1987 and has served seven terms in office.

Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop
Environment | National
Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop (June 1, 2015)
Chris Deschene, a member of the Navajo Nation who is the new director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, will be at the event in Oklahoma.

Opinion: Andrew Jackson led horrifying campaigns against tribes
Opinion
Opinion: Andrew Jackson led horrifying campaigns against tribes (May 26, 2015)
The two-term president and founder of the Democratic party was infamous for his removal of Indian tribes - over 45,000 during his administration.

Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students
Education | National
Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students (May 19, 2015)
John Herrington spent 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes in space as part of a 2002 mission to the International Space Station.

House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated
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House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated (May 14, 2015)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) lashed out against the National Congress of American Indians and a Democratic colleague after the motivation for the hearing was questioned.

National Park Service releases eight grants for NAGPRA efforts
Environment
National Park Service releases eight grants for NAGPRA efforts (April 15, 2015)
The grants were awarded to tribes in Alaska, California, Michigan and Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation sets walk to raise awareness of sexual assault
Law | National
Chickasaw Nation sets walk to raise awareness of sexual assault (April 1, 2015)
The seventh annual Stomp Out Sexual Assault Walk takes place April 11 in Ada, Oklahoma.

Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations
Opinion | Politics
Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations (March 16, 2015)
It became quickly clear that, as a new nation, America needed one voice in negotiations with both Indian nations and European empires in matters of war, peace and trade.

Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy
Opinion
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy (March 16, 2015)
Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.

Chickasaw Nation citizens start purchasing tribal vehicle tags
National
Chickasaw Nation citizens start purchasing tribal vehicle tags (February 3, 2015)
Elder Pauline Brown, a Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame inductee, was among the first in line.

NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter Pan
Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter Pan (December 4, 2014)
The live version airs on NBC tonight and features an actress with Native heritage.

Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database
National | Technology
Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database (November 4, 2014)
The documents come from the Oklahoma Historical Society and deal primarily with the Five Civilized Tribes.

Chickasaw Nation signs compact with state for license plates
Politics
Chickasaw Nation signs compact with state for license plates (October 24, 2014)
Tribal members will pay the same fees as other residents but will receive a rebate from the tribe for a portion of the fees.

ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn of BIA
National | Politics
ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn of BIA (October 21, 2014)
The Chickasaw Nation citizen has been in charge of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years now.

Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level
Business | National
Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level (September 15, 2014)
At least five tribes, including two with large enterprises, have raised their minimum wage well above the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.

Chickasaw Nation offers new blend of coffee made from chocolate
Business
Chickasaw Nation offers new blend of coffee made from chocolate (August 19, 2014)
The tribe is selling coffee in milk chocolate and dark chocolate flavors.

Chickasaw Nation welcomes public to new community center
National
Chickasaw Nation welcomes public to new community center (July 24, 2014)
The 15,000 square-foot facility is located in Ardmore.

Column: Indian wars in the Southeast lasted until the late 1700s
Opinion
Column: Indian wars in the Southeast lasted until the late 1700s (July 9, 2014)
Writer provides a list of Indian wars in the Southeast, starting in 1540 and ending with a prolonged conflict between the Cherokee Nation and the Chickasaw Nation in the late 1700s.

Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation sign agreement for clinic
Health
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation sign agreement for clinic (July 1, 2014)
Choctaw Nation will manage clinic on its own under a new agreement.

Chickasaw Nation set to welcome patients at new health facility
Health
Chickasaw Nation set to welcome patients at new health facility (June 26, 2014)
New clinic is already providing services to tribal employees.

Chickasaw candidate T.W. Shannon defeated in Senate campaign
National | Politics
Chickasaw candidate T.W. Shannon defeated in Senate campaign (June 25, 2014)
There won't be another tribal member in the halls of Congress anytime soon.

Chickasaw candidate T.W. Shannon in final stretch for Senate nod
National | Politics
Chickasaw candidate T.W. Shannon in final stretch for Senate nod (June 20, 2014)
Polls show a tight race as Chickasaw citizens head into primary vote.

Chickasaw Nation turns to technology to keep language alive
Education
Chickasaw Nation turns to technology to keep language alive (May 12, 2014)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma hopes to keep its language alive for future generations.

Steve Russell: Racism emerges in Oklahoma  Senate campaign
Opinion
Steve Russell: Racism emerges in Oklahoma Senate campaign (May 12, 2014)
Steve Russell discuss the challenges facing T.W. Shannon, a member of the Chickasaw Nation who is running for Senate.

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