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Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House
Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House (July 10, 2019)

Midway through the third year of the Trump presidency, someone is finally dedicated to tribal issues at the White House.


Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition
Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition (February 22, 2019)

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


Fond du Lac Band kept in the dark about trail derailment on reservation
Fond du Lac Band kept in the dark about trail derailment on reservation (February 20, 2019)

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is speaking out after a train carrying coal derailed on the reservation in northern Minnesota.


National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy
National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy (October 23, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.


National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer
National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer (October 22, 2018)

A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.


Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians
Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians (October 5, 2018)

A #MeToo scandal at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization is threatening another high-ranking staffer.


Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important
Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important (June 12, 2018)

Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.


Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)

Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.


Fond du Lac Band reports success with land-buy back program
Fond du Lac Band reports success with land-buy back program (September 9, 2016)

The Minnesota tribe so far has been able to consolidate about 42 percent of the fractionated land base.


Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world
Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world (August 18, 2016)

Jim Northrup was a boarding school survivor, a warrior in Vietnam, a cop on the reservation, a poet and an author of multiple books, a husband, father and grandfather.


Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members (August 12, 2016)

The committee consists of the leaders of the Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth bands.


Award-winning Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup passes away at age 73
Award-winning Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup passes away at age 73 (August 2, 2016)

Jim Northrup was a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.


Former Fond du Lac Band chairman Peter Defoe passes on at 77
Former Fond du Lac Band chairman Peter Defoe passes on at 77 (June 22, 2016)

Peter Defoe served four terms and secretary / treasurer of his tribe and as president of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.


Leech Lake Band placed girl in foster home where she was killed
Leech Lake Band placed girl in foster home where she was killed (June 13, 2016)

Kira Rain Friedman, 2, died after reportedly being left unattended in a shower.


Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address
Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address (May 13, 2016)

The leader of the Interior Department will speak to graduates of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota.


Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journey
Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journey (April 8, 2016)

The author of the popular Fond du Lac Follies column is following the Ojibwe philosophy of minobimaadiziwin, or living the good life.


Fond du Lac Band sees $3.8M in offers from Cobell land buy-back
Fond du Lac Band sees $3.8M in offers from Cobell land buy-back (March 15, 2016)

More than 3,200 landowners received offers to sell their fractional interests on the reservation.


Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rights
Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rights (February 2, 2016)

The state of Minnesota isn't recognizing the off-reservation fishing and rice gathering rights of Ojibwe residents.


Fond du Lac Band looking to restore wild elk to the reservation
Fond du Lac Band looking to restore wild elk to the reservation (January 28, 2016)

The animals were once plentiful in Minnesota but their numbers fell significantly due to excessive hunting.


Fond du Lac Band expects $7.8M in Cobell land buy-back offers
Fond du Lac Band expects $7.8M in Cobell land buy-back offers (January 12, 2016)

The tribe held a kick-off event to inform individual Indian landowners about the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds
Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds (January 6, 2016)

Attorneys are working closely with Indian Country to find as many additional beneficiaries as possible by April 30, 2016.


Fond du Lac Band seeks to reacquire lands within reservation
Fond du Lac Band seeks to reacquire lands within reservation (December 3, 2015)

Plans call for the land to be set aside for conservation, rice harvesting, hunting and fishing activities.


President Obama welcomes Karen Diver as Native advisor
President Obama welcomes Karen Diver as Native advisor (November 5, 2015)

Karen Diver, the outgoing chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band, is the first elected tribal leader to hold a high-level post in the White House.


Karen Diver resigns at Fond du Lac Band to join White House
Karen Diver resigns at Fond du Lac Band to join White House (November 3, 2015)

Karen Diver will serve as Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs for President Barack Obama.


DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (September 15, 2015)

The Cabazon Band, the Fond du Lac Band, the Ponca Tribe, the Quinault Nation and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are joining the effort.


Dennis Olson: Head Start makes a difference in Indian Country
Dennis Olson: Head Start makes a difference in Indian Country (June 22, 2015)

I am among the 32 million Americans Head Start has served since its creation in 1965, and I can speak firsthand to the incredible difference early childhood education makes in a young life.


Winona LaDuke: Energy company hasn't been listening to tribes
Winona LaDuke: Energy company hasn't been listening to tribes (June 8, 2015)

The Enbridge Company’s Linda Coady, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, had come out from Calgary to have a 'Listening Session' with the Native community.


Voters of Red Cliff Band show support for some uses of marijuana
Voters of Red Cliff Band show support for some uses of marijuana (May 28, 2015)

Tribal members want to legalize marijuana for medical and agricultural purposes, according to a non-binding referendum.


Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights
Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (April 23, 2015)

Lake Vermilion’s reputation as one of the state’s premier walleye lakes dodged a potential bullet this past week, thanks to the efforts of the Bois Forte Tribal Council.


Editorial: Let's respect tribal spiritual beliefs about autopsies
Editorial: Let's respect tribal spiritual beliefs about autopsies (February 13, 2015)

Two incidents since Saturday have made big news and have sparked much discussion and debate, as they should have — though, apparently, not yet among the right people.


Another autopsy dustup after death of Fond du Lac Band woman
Another autopsy dustup after death of Fond du Lac Band woman (February 11, 2015)

The incident marks the second clash in Minnesota in less than a week.


8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case
8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case (January 27, 2015)

Wesley Eugene Brooks said a chemical dependency treatment program conflicted with his beliefs.


Deadline passes to appeal Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust case
Deadline passes to appeal Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust case (January 22, 2015)

It looks like one legal battle between the tribe and the city is coming to an end.


Karen Diver & Reggie Joule: Tribes take action on climate change
Karen Diver & Reggie Joule: Tribes take action on climate change (December 4, 2014)

The chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band and the mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough discuss their work on climate change task force.


Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL  mascot
Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL mascot (November 3, 2014)

Leaders of eight tribes explain why they oppose the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.


Donna Ennis: Fond du Lac Band seeks to acquire burial grounds
Donna Ennis: Fond du Lac Band seeks to acquire burial grounds (October 27, 2014)

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is looking to acquire a historic burial site at Wisconsin Point.


Donna Ennis: Tribal banishments are a form of cultural genocide
Donna Ennis: Tribal banishments are a form of cultural genocide (September 15, 2014)

Donna Ennis discusses banishments within the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard
MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard (August 8, 2014)

The tribe is seeking a Class I designation for the reservation under the Clean Air Act.


Fond du Lac Band tries to uncover cause of foodborne illness
Fond du Lac Band tries to uncover cause of foodborne illness (July 23, 2014)

Tribal administrator said food from a recent powwow and other outdoor events could be linked to the outbreak.


BIA to start $10M program to help tribes with climate change
BIA to start $10M program to help tribes with climate change (July 16, 2014)

Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band, has been serving on a climate change task force created by the White House.


Donna Ennis: Resilience and emotional healing in Indian Country
Donna Ennis: Resilience and emotional healing in Indian Country (May 26, 2014)

Donna Ennis reflects on a career that started with the Indian Child Welfare Act and continues with efforts to address historical, intergenerational and cultural trauma.


City sues Fond du Lac Band in federal court over land-into-trust
City sues Fond du Lac Band in federal court over land-into-trust (April 3, 2014)

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, filed a lawsuit in federal court in hopes of stopping the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians from pursuing a land-into-trust application.


President Obama signs Fond du Lac Band land transfer into law
President Obama signs Fond du Lac Band land transfer into law (March 25, 2014)

President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2650, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act, into law on Friday.


Court stops lawsuit over Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust bid
Court stops lawsuit over Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust bid (March 13, 2014)

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians can't be sued in state court for filing a land-into-trust application, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled.


Minnesota weighs tougher pollution standard to protect wild rice
Minnesota weighs tougher pollution standard to protect wild rice (February 26, 2014)

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will be considering a tough pollution standard aimed at protecting wild rice, a staple for tribes in the state.


House passes bill to authorize land swap for Fond du Lac Band
House passes bill to authorize land swap for Fond du Lac Band (December 4, 2013)

The House passed H.R. 2650, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act, by a voice vote on Tuesday.


University working to repair relationship with Fond du Lac Band
University working to repair relationship with Fond du Lac Band (November 7, 2013)

The University of Minnesota is trying to repair its relationship with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.


MPR: Leader of Fond du Lac Band joins White House task force
MPR: Leader of Fond du Lac Band joins White House task force (November 4, 2013)

Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota, has been named to the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes three  land measures
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes three land measures (October 31, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved three land measures at a business meeting on Wednesday.


Fond du Lac Band  eager to participate in    Cobell land   buybacks
Fond du Lac Band eager to participate in Cobell land buybacks (August 13, 2013)

The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota is eager to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on bills
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on bills (July 31, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a legislative hearing this afternoon on three bills.


Witnesses for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills
Witnesses for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (July 30, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a legislative hearing tomorrow on three bills.


House Natural Resources Committee schedules markup on bills
House Natural Resources Committee schedules markup on bills (July 29, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a markup this Wednesday.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules hearing on 3 bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules hearing on 3 bills (July 29, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a legislative hearing on Wednesday.


Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills (July 23, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this afternoon on six Indian bills.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills (July 23, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a legislative hearing this afternoon.


Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee sets hearing
Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee sets hearing (July 16, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week on six bills.


Senate Committee on   Indian Affairs postpones hearing on bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs postpones hearing on bills (July 16, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has postponed a legislative hearing that was scheduled for tomorrow.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on two bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on two bills (July 8, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing next week.


William Houle, former Fond du Lac Band chairman, passes on
William Houle, former Fond du Lac Band chairman, passes on (July 3, 2013)

William Houle, a former chairman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe in Minnesota, died on Sunday.