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Choctaw Nation travels to Ireland to dedicate 'Kindred Spirits' sculpture
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Choctaw Nation travels to Ireland to dedicate 'Kindred Spirits' sculpture (June 19, 2017)
Leaders and citizens of the Choctaw Nation helped unveil a sculpture that recognizes the tribe's historic connections to the Irish people.

Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 12, 2017)
The Trump administration is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs with Gavin Clarkson, who has extensive experience in economic development and finance issues.

Choctaw Nation on a development boom with dozens of projects
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Choctaw Nation on a development boom with dozens of projects (May 31, 2017)
The Choctaw Nation is busy with 40 projects, including a $219 million headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma.

Choctaw artist Waylon Gary White Deer finds new home in Ireland
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Choctaw artist Waylon Gary White Deer finds new home in Ireland (April 5, 2017)
The Choctaw Nation's ties to Ireland go back to 1847, when tribal citizens donated their own money to help people thousands of miles away.

Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
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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.

Supreme Court declines petition in Indian Child Welfare Act case
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Supreme Court declines petition in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 9, 2017)
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 deal
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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
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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
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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.

Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal
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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.

California's highest court won't disrupt placement of Choctaw Nation girl
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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.

Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water management
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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
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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
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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.

Court won't disturb placement of Choctaw Nation girl in ICWA dispute
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Court won't disturb placement of Choctaw Nation girl in ICWA dispute (July 11, 2016)
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 youth
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Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth (June 14, 2016)
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 law
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Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act attorney continues to question law (June 10, 2016)
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 program
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Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)
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 child
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California court won't upset placement of Choctaw Nation child (March 31, 2016)
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 Nation
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Conservative website urges readers to contact Choctaw Nation (March 24, 2016)
The campaign against the Indian Child Welfare Act extends to conservative organizations and conservative media.

Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act lawyer pursues appeal in California
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Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act lawyer pursues appeal in California (March 23, 2016)
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 dispute
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Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act attorney takes on another dispute (March 22, 2016)
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 March
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Choctaw Nation to break ground on new headquarters in March (February 3, 2016)
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 jail
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Search underway for Indian murder defendant who escaped jail (December 14, 2015)
Paul Newberry, 24, had been arrested in July with the help of a Choctaw Nation police officer.

Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriors
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Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriors (November 11, 2015)
Tinker Perkins is collecting the names of all the Native Americans who fought in Vietnam.

Woman pleads guilty for stealing $585K from Choctaw Nation
Law
Woman pleads guilty for stealing $585K from Choctaw Nation (October 16, 2015)
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 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
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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
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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
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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.

Choctaw Nation secures $60M in funding through Promise Zone
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Choctaw Nation secures $60M in funding through Promise Zone (September 8, 2015)
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 marijuana
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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.

Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative
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Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative (August 4, 2015)
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 murder
Law
Choctaw Nation police officer helps arrest suspects in murder (August 3, 2015)
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'
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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.

Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation
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Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation (July 16, 2015)
Remarks by President Barack Obama on the Launch of ConnectHome Initiative in Durant, Oklahoma.

Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama
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Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama (July 15, 2015)
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 litigation
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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.

Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care
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Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care (June 22, 2015)
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 struggles
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Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles (June 16, 2015)
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 philosophy
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Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares philosophy (June 8, 2015)
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'
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Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (April 28, 2015)
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 claim
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Choctaw Nation citizens slam Vanilla Ice's shaky ancestry claim (April 27, 2015)
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 monument
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Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monument (March 25, 2015)
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 Nation
Opinion
Winona LaDuke: A far away Irish tribute to the Choctaw Nation (March 19, 2015)
Let us recognize the fine relationship between Native people of the Americas and the Irish.

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.

Ireland town builds monument to thank Choctaw Nation for aid
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Ireland town builds monument to thank Choctaw Nation for aid (March 9, 2015)
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 case
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Choctaw Nation issues citizenship to family in child custody case (February 2, 2015)
Chief Gary Batton became personally involved in order to prevent the adoption of a newborn.

Indian farmers protest foundation with $380M Keepseagle funds
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Indian farmers protest foundation with $380M Keepseagle funds (December 4, 2014)
Lead plaintiff Marilyn Keepseagle spoke out in court against the proposal.

Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow
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Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (November 18, 2014)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.

Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database
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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.

Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe
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Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe (September 30, 2014)
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 buildings
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Choctaw Nation starts work on $10M campus with four buildings (September 25, 2014)
The complex includes a Head Start, community center, food distribution center and wellness center.

Choctaw Nation  offers car tag refunds to members under compact
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Choctaw Nation offers car tag refunds to members under compact (September 4, 2014)
Tribal members will be able to register at any tag agency in the state.

Mississippi Choctaw family believes same person behind crimes
Law
Mississippi Choctaw family believes same person behind crimes (August 26, 2014)
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 relatives
Law
Court in California won't let Choctaw girl be placed with relatives (August 19, 2014)
The tribe wanted her to placed with blood relatives in Utah.

Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation
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Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (August 6, 2014)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

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