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Supreme Court declines petition in Indian Child Welfare Act caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court declines petition in Indian Child Welfare Act case (01/09)
A Choctaw Nation girl will remain with her relatives instead of being displaced by a non-Indian foster couple.
Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water dealFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal (12/21)
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 ownerFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner (12/14)
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 CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (12/13)
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 CongressFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (12/13)
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 TrumpFiled Under: National | Politics
Oklahoma governor discussed Indian issues with Donald Trump (11/23)
Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is under consideration to run the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights dealFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal (09/29)
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.
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 (09/15)
A non-Indian couple is now planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water managementFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water management (08/15)
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 rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Oklahoma tribes herald 'momentous achievement' on water rights (08/12)
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 lawsuitFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation resolve water rights lawsuit (08/11)
The tribes asserted ownership to water under the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.
Court won't disturb placement of Choctaw Nation girl in ICWA disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Court won't disturb placement of Choctaw Nation girl in ICWA dispute (07/11)
A foster family in California has begun claiming to incorporate 'Native American culture into their lives' as part of an attempt to keep the girl from living with her relatives.
Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youthFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth (06/14)
About 180 students from the Oklahoma tribe are getting a crash course in the latest technologies.
Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act attorney continues to question lawFiled Under: Law | National
Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act attorney continues to question law (06/10)
Despite losing in the courts, an attorney based in Washington, D.C., remains intent on undermining the 1978 law.
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone programFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (06/06)
The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.
California court won't upset placement of Choctaw Nation childFiled Under: Law | National
California court won't upset placement of Choctaw Nation child (03/31)
An attorney who has repeatedly challenged the Indian Child Welfare Act vowed to take the dispute to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
Conservative website urges readers to contact Choctaw NationFiled Under: Law | National
Conservative website urges readers to contact Choctaw Nation (03/24)
The campaign against the Indian Child Welfare Act extends to conservative organizations and conservative media.
Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act lawyer pursues appeal in CaliforniaFiled Under: Law | National
Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act lawyer pursues appeal in California (03/23)
A Choctaw Nation girl is now living with relatives -- including a sibling -- in Utah but that isn't stopping a California couple from trying to claim custody.
Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act attorney takes on another disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act attorney takes on another dispute (03/22)
Despite losing in the court system, an attorney based in Washington, D.C., has succeed in drawing negative attention to the law and to the Choctaw Nation in a case from California.
Choctaw Nation to break ground on new headquarters in MarchFiled Under: National
Choctaw Nation to break ground on new headquarters in March (02/03)
The 500,000 square-foot building in Durant, Oklahoma, will consolidate programs and services that are currently housed at about 30 different locations.
Search underway for Indian murder defendant who escaped jailFiled Under: Law
Search underway for Indian murder defendant who escaped jail (12/14)
Paul Newberry, 24, had been arrested in July with the help of a Choctaw Nation police officer.
Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriorsFiled Under: National
Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriors (11/11)
Tinker Perkins is collecting the names of all the Native Americans who fought in Vietnam.
Woman pleads guilty for stealing $585K from Choctaw NationFiled Under: Law
Woman pleads guilty for stealing $585K from Choctaw Nation (10/16)
Carma Lynn Elliott admitted she stole the money from the Oklahoma tribe over a six-year period beginning in 2005.
Editorial: Trust settlement ends sordid chapter in our historyFiled Under: Opinion | Trust
Editorial: Trust settlement ends sordid chapter in our history (10/15)
Corrupt mismanagement of assets is part of the sordid history of decades of federal Indian policy.
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlementFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement (10/08)
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 settlementFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement (10/05)
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 $186MFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M (09/28)
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 agreementsFiled Under: Environment | Law
Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes negotiate hunting agreements (09/22)
The Cherokee Nation signed the first hunting and fishing compact but the deal is controversial among its citizens.
Choctaw Nation secures $60M in funding through Promise ZoneFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Choctaw Nation secures $60M in funding through Promise Zone (09/08)
President Barack Obama visited the tribe in July to tout the benefits of the anti-poverty initiative.
Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuanaFiled Under: Law | National
Tribes in Oklahoma quick to express disinterest in marijuana (08/18)
Merely attending a meeting on marijuana might get your tribe a call from the media.
Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiativeFiled Under: National
Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative (08/04)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Agriculture plan to select one more tribal community for the program.
Choctaw Nation police officer helps arrest suspects in murderFiled Under: Law
Choctaw Nation police officer helps arrest suspects in murder (08/03)
Two men -- one of them Native American -- face extradition in connection with the murder of a well-known rancher in Oklahoma.
Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day'Filed Under: National | Politics | Technology
Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day' (07/16)
The president met with Chief Gary Batton and a group of Native youth before announcing the ConnectHome initiative for high-speed Internet.
Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw NationFiled Under: Education | National | Politics | Technology
Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation (07/16)
Remarks by President Barack Obama on the Launch of ConnectHome Initiative in Durant, Oklahoma.
Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack ObamaFiled Under: National | Politics | Technology
Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama (07/15)
President Barack Obama will meet with Chief Gary Batton, sit down with Native youth and speak to tribal members.
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigationFiled Under: Law | Trust
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation (07/14)
The tribes sued the federal government in 2005, seeking an accounting of their trust assets and trust funds.
Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health careFiled Under: Health | National
Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care (06/22)
The Durant Democrat shares the final segment of an interview with the leader of the third-largest tribe in the United States.
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares strugglesFiled Under: National
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles (06/16)
The Durant Democrat interviews Chief Gary Batton, who is rounding out his first term as leader of the Choctaw Nation and is running for election in July.
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares philosophyFiled Under: National | Politics
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares philosophy (06/08)
The Durant Democrat interviews Chief Gary Batton, who is rounding out his first term as leader of the Choctaw Nation and is running for election in July.
Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone'Filed Under: National
Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (04/28)
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.
Choctaw Nation citizens slam Vanilla Ice's shaky ancestry claimFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Choctaw Nation citizens slam Vanilla Ice's shaky ancestry claim (04/27)
The actor and rapper is defending his participation in The Ridiculous Six by bringing up his alleged Indian heritage.
Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monumentFiled Under: National | World
Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monument (03/25)
Chief Gary Batton said the tribe sent its money overseas despite suffering a tragedy at home.
Winona LaDuke: A far away Irish tribute to the Choctaw NationFiled Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: A far away Irish tribute to the Choctaw Nation (03/19)
Let us recognize the fine relationship between Native people of the Americas and the Irish.
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacyFiled Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy (03/16)
Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.
Ireland town builds monument to thank Choctaw Nation for aidFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Ireland town builds monument to thank Choctaw Nation for aid (03/09)
The tribe donated $170 in 1847 to help the Irish people during a time of great famine.
Choctaw Nation issues citizenship to family in child custody caseFiled Under: Law | National
Choctaw Nation issues citizenship to family in child custody case (02/02)
Chief Gary Batton became personally involved in order to prevent the adoption of a newborn.
Indian farmers protest foundation with $380M Keepseagle fundsFiled Under: Law | National
Indian farmers protest foundation with $380M Keepseagle funds (12/04)
Lead plaintiff Marilyn Keepseagle spoke out in court against the proposal.
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and CrowFiled Under: Education | National
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (11/18)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.
Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to databaseFiled Under: National | Technology
Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database (11/04)
The documents come from the Oklahoma Historical Society and deal primarily with the Five Civilized Tribes.
Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. InhofeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe (09/30)
The tribe donated $2,500 for Chief Bill John Baker to attend a hunt where live pigeons where thrown in the air and shot down.
Choctaw Nation starts work on $10M campus with four buildingsFiled Under: Education | Health
Choctaw Nation starts work on $10M campus with four buildings (09/25)
The complex includes a Head Start, community center, food distribution center and wellness center.
Choctaw Nation  offers car tag refunds to members under compactFiled Under: National
Choctaw Nation offers car tag refunds to members under compact (09/04)
Tribal members will be able to register at any tag agency in the state.
Mississippi Choctaw family believes same person behind crimesFiled Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaw family believes same person behind crimes (08/26)
Jonis Keith Joe was stabbed to death on the reservation sometime on August 15.
Court in California won't let Choctaw girl be placed with relativesFiled Under: Law
Court in California won't let Choctaw girl be placed with relatives (08/19)
The tribe wanted her to placed with blood relatives in Utah.
Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservationFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.
Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw factions unite for recognition pushFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw factions unite for recognition push (07/10)
Dispute was preventing the tribe from moving forward with federal recognition petition.
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation sign agreement for clinicFiled Under: Health
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation sign agreement for clinic (07/01)
Choctaw Nation will manage clinic on its own under a new agreement.
History: Choctaw soldiers used language to send secret codesFiled Under: National
History: Choctaw soldiers used language to send secret codes (05/29)
The History Network explains how members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma served as Code Talkers during World War I.
ICT interview with Gary Batton, new leader of Choctaw NationFiled Under: National
ICT interview with Gary Batton, new leader of Choctaw Nation (05/22)
Gary Batton discusses his goals and priorities as tribe's new chief.
Choctaw Nation soldiers served as Code Talkers in world warsFiled Under: National
Choctaw Nation soldiers served as Code Talkers in world wars (05/19)
During World War I, Choctaw Telephone Squad consisted of 19 tribal members.

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