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Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.
Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.
Voters in Oklahoma eagerly embraced marijuana for medical purposes this week but don't expect to partake in Indian Country.
Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is reported safe after a train carrying Republican lawmakers derailed in an incident that has led to one fatality and some injuries.
A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.
The tribe's ancestors negotiated and signed treaties in the late 1800s but they have yet to be formally acknowledged by the United States.
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.
The bill repeals a series of outdated federal laws, including one that allows Indian children to be removed from their homes without parental consent.
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
The Native student population has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is stuck on Johnson O’Malley data from 1995.
The tribe isn't a big lobbyist or big political contributor but managed to win passage of two bills in the 114th Congress.
Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.
H.R.487 allows the Oklahoma-based tribe to sell or transfer non-trust lands without running afoul of the Non-Intercourse Act.
The resolution cites the forced relocation of tribes from the southeastern United States during the tenure of the former president.
Estimates are that tribal legalization of marijuana could be a a greater revenue source than gaming.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) introduced an obviously senseless bill that attacks and destroys a tribe's sovereign right to decide whether to engage in the cultivation of cannabis.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) doesn't think tribes should make their own decisions on the drug.
The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.
Federal officials will be visiting Riverside Indian School to talk about issues facing Native youth.
The field hearing takes place at the Anadarko High School Auditorium in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
Sen. James Lankford (R), a new member of the Senate, will chair the hearing in Anadarko.
Changing the outdated document is extremely difficult.
A Republican lawmaker has proposed a legislative rider that could bar the approval of land-into-trust applications for at least a year. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okahoma) wants to attach the rider...