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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio
Business
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio (October 31, 2017)
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation continues efforts to diversify its economy.

KCUR: Tribal citizen gets paid for two high-level jobs in Kansas government
National | Politics
KCUR: Tribal citizen gets paid for two high-level jobs in Kansas government (August 3, 2017)
Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want to know more about why Gov. Sam Brownback appointed the same individual to two high-level positions, allowing him to collect two paychecks since 2014.

Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs
Health
Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs (June 8, 2017)
The Kickapoo Tribe is using a $1.18 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support child and family programs in Kansas.

Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement
Opinion
Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement (June 1, 2017)
The Kickapoo Tribe looking to move forward in positive directions with its neighbors, Chairman Lester Randall says.

Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petition
Politics
Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petition (March 20, 2017)
Chairman Edmore Green, Vice Chairman James Jensen and Treasurer Nancy Keller are being targeted once again.

Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assault
Education | Law | National
Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assault (October 26, 2016)
The federally-operated institution in Kansas is facing two lawsuits in connection with an unresolved sexual assault case.

Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation
Education | National
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation (October 20, 2016)
President Venida Chenault is being accused of nepotism because her son is employed at the federally-operated institution.

Haskell counselor files lawsuit over handling of sexual assault case
Education | Law | National
Haskell counselor files lawsuit over handling of sexual assault case (October 11, 2016)
Angelina Adams alleges she was demoted after she assisted a student who was the victim of the assault.

President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment
Education | National
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment (September 14, 2016)
Some faculty members and some students at the tribal college in Kansas see nepotism at work.

Kickapoo Tribe reaches settlement in long-running water dispute
Environment | Law | National
Kickapoo Tribe reaches settlement in long-running water dispute (September 8, 2016)
Chairman Lester Randall is signing an agreement that paves the way for a reliable source of water on the reservation in Kansas.

Advisory Board for Exceptional Children sets next meeting in Kansas
Education | National
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children sets next meeting in Kansas (August 8, 2016)
The board advises the Bureau of Indian Affairs on ways to meet the needs of Indian children with disabilities.

Editorial: Delaware Tribe working on plans for property in Kansas
Opinion
Editorial: Delaware Tribe working on plans for property in Kansas (July 20, 2016)
It’s good to hear that the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma is ready to involve the public in its planning for a 90-acre site near Lawrence.

Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University
Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (June 2, 2016)
My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades
Education | National
Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades (May 6, 2016)
The tribal college in Kansas needs between $111 million and $123 million to upgrade aging structures and build new dorms, classrooms and other facilities.

Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote
Education | National | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (April 27, 2016)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.

Kickapoo Tribe files criminal complaints against former leaders
Law | Politics
Kickapoo Tribe files criminal complaints against former leaders (March 29, 2016)
The Kansas tribe is threatening Steve Cadue, a former longtime chairman, and two other ex-leaders with jail time and banishment.

Kansas Legislature approves tobacco compacts with two tribes
Business | Law | Politics
Kansas Legislature approves tobacco compacts with two tribes (March 24, 2016)
The Iowa Tribe and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation entered into the agreements and negotiations continue with two more tribes.

Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources
Education | Opinion
Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources (February 29, 2016)
Haskell has endured many hardships. She stands like a grand old lady forgotten, neglected and disrespected.

MHA Nation citizen ordered to pay $109M in child abuse case
Law
MHA Nation citizen ordered to pay $109M in child abuse case (December 15, 2015)
Romeo Whitebird was just seven months old when he was beaten by his caretaker, who is now serving nine years in prison.

Haskell University announces new men's basketball coach
Education | Sports
Haskell University announces new men's basketball coach (November 4, 2015)
Matthew 'Cougar' Downing, Jr., has enjoyed a long career in basketball, both as a player and as a coach.

Petition seeks White House response on Indigenous People's Day
National | Politics
Petition seeks White House response on Indigenous People's Day (October 13, 2015)
A growing number of tribes, schools, communities and states are joining the Indigenous People's Day movement.

Former leader of Kickapoo Tribe calls lawsuit a political stunt
Law | Politics
Former leader of Kickapoo Tribe calls lawsuit a political stunt (September 17, 2015)
Steve Cadue, who served as chair several times over the last 30 years, believes his rivals are trying to prevent him from seeking election again.

Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwow
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwow (September 11, 2015)
The market runs Saturday and Sunday and the powwow takes place on Saturday.

Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgrades
Education
Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgrades (September 9, 2015)
Students at the tribal college in Kansas can finally get Internet access in their dorm rooms.

Kickapoo Tribe adds former treasurer to lawsuit against ex-chair
National | Politics
Kickapoo Tribe adds former treasurer to lawsuit against ex-chair (August 26, 2015)
Current Chairman Lester Randall is blaming two former leaders for the the tribe's financial situation.

Cedric Sunray: Two amazing athletes score successes at Haskell
Education | Sports
Cedric Sunray: Two amazing athletes score successes at Haskell (August 21, 2015)
The trek to Haskell Indian Nations University is one which countless Indigenous people have taken for many generations.

Kickapoo Tribe accuses former longtime chairman of breach
Law | Politics
Kickapoo Tribe accuses former longtime chairman of breach (August 18, 2015)
Steve Cadue, who led the tribe for much of the past 30 years, was removed from office in January amid budget concerns.

Haskell University secures accreditation for another decade
National
Haskell University secures accreditation for another decade (August 11, 2015)
The Higher Learning Commission visited the campus in 2015 for a 10-year evaluation.

Tribes donate nearly $30K to Republican Sen. Jerry Moran
Politics
Tribes donate nearly $30K to Republican Sen. Jerry Moran (July 21, 2015)
The lawmaker was responsible for the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act and is pushing the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.

Lawsuit threatened over halt of sweat lodge ceremony at VA
Health | Law | National
Lawsuit threatened over halt of sweat lodge ceremony at VA (July 17, 2015)
Monthly sweat lodges at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, have been canceled twice so far this year.

Kickapoo Nation in Kansas getting ready for annual powwow
National
Kickapoo Nation in Kansas getting ready for annual powwow (July 15, 2015)
The powwow includes a community dance, a youth basketball clinic and a walk/run.

Kaw Nation returns to ancestral homeland in Kansas for powwow
National
Kaw Nation returns to ancestral homeland in Kansas for powwow (June 19, 2015)
The two-day event takes place at the tribe's Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park near Council Grove.

Haskell University announces cuts to troubled athletics program
Education | National | Sports
Haskell University announces cuts to troubled athletics program (May 21, 2015)
The football program will be suspended for the upcoming season and four of 10 sports are due to be eliminated.

Jay Daniels: Haskell University in danger of losing athletics
Education | Opinion | Sports
Jay Daniels: Haskell University in danger of losing athletics (May 11, 2015)
After more than 130 years of existence, Haskell is experiencing extreme funding shortfalls and reducing the necessary funding to provide educational as well as student extracurricular activities, such as athletics.

Kaw Nation helps unveil historical marker at village in Kansas
National
Kaw Nation helps unveil historical marker at village in Kansas (May 6, 2015)
A transportation project brought Fool Chief's Village, which was occupied in the early 1800s, back to life.

Secretary Jewell to deliver Haskell University commencement
Education | National
Secretary Jewell to deliver Haskell University commencement (May 6, 2015)
Over 200 students are graduating this year, as Haskell celebrates its 130th anniversary.

Kickapoo Tribe council member resigns after criminal charges
Law | Politics
Kickapoo Tribe council member resigns after criminal charges (April 29, 2015)
Westley Sag-Tuk Banks was serving as secretary but stepped down after being charged in connection with an incident on the reservation.

Kaw Nation to return to ancestral land in Kansas for ceremony
National
Kaw Nation to return to ancestral land in Kansas for ceremony (April 22, 2015)
The tribe has been acquiring ancestral land in a state it was forced out of nearly 150 years ago.

DOI issues $10.5M in offers on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI issues $10.5M in offers on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (April 15, 2015)
More than 1,500 landowners have until June 8 to decide whether they want to accept the money in exchange for their fractional interests.

Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol
National | Politics
Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol (April 13, 2015)
The governor of Idaho is staking a claim to the Nez Perce leader while Oregon considers him as its representative in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

Annual journey along Potawatomi Trail of Death being held in June
National
Annual journey along Potawatomi Trail of Death being held in June (April 9, 2015)
In 1838, the Potawatomi people were forced to walk 660 miles from their homelands in Indiana to Kansas.

Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny
Business | Opinion
Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny (March 26, 2015)
American Indians have a long history of having to adjust to forced changes to their way of life.

DOI signs land buy-back cooperative agreements with two tribes
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI signs land buy-back cooperative agreements with two tribes (January 30, 2015)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas are the latest to join the land consolidation program.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation mourns passing of Gary Mitchell
National
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation mourns passing of Gary Mitchell (January 26, 2015)
Mitchell, who was the chairman of the gaming commission, spent 28 years in service to his people.

Indian lawmaker in Kansas sworn into office in traditional wear
Politics
Indian lawmaker in Kansas sworn into office in traditional wear (January 14, 2015)
Rep. Ponka-we Victors (D) is serving her third term in the Kansas Legislature.

Column: Cherokee people forged their own trail to the West
Opinion
Column: Cherokee people forged their own trail to the West (November 11, 2014)
History author discusses the less well-known but significant Cherokee Trail through Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.

Judge won't stop installation of new Delaware Tribe leaders
Law | Politics
Judge won't stop installation of new Delaware Tribe leaders (November 10, 2014)
Two losing candidates said hundreds of absentee ballots weren't counted.

Voters of Delaware Tribe choose new leader and new council
Politics
Voters of Delaware Tribe choose new leader and new council (November 7, 2014)
Chester Brooks won the position of chief in an election that saw a big shakeup in leadership.

Haskell University turns attention to violence against women
Education | Law
Haskell University turns attention to violence against women (November 4, 2014)
Only a handful sexual assaults have been reported in the last few years.

Mark Trahant: The Native vote could decide the 2014 election
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The Native vote could decide the 2014 election (October 31, 2014)
If there ever was an election that was ideal for American Indians and Alaska Natives to determine the outcome, it’s 2014.

Editorial: Delaware Tribe pursues return to homelands in Kansas
Opinion
Editorial: Delaware Tribe pursues return to homelands in Kansas (October 28, 2014)
Newspaper urges the Delaware Tribe to keep the community involved in development plans in Kansas.

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas selects Lester Randall as new leader
Politics
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas selects Lester Randall as new leader (October 20, 2014)
Fred Thomas will serve as vice-chair and Sag-Tul Banks will serve as secretary.

Mark Trahant: Native vote could offer some answers in Kansas
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote could offer some answers in Kansas (October 15, 2014)
What’s with Kansas? Well, the first thing you need to know is that early voting starts today.

Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetes
Health
Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetes (September 3, 2014)
Olympian Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, joined the dedication ceremony.

Liana Onnen sworn in as chair of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Politics
Liana Onnen sworn in as chair of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (September 3, 2014)
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas has a new leader.

KCUR: Modern and historic Indian art on display in Kansas City
Arts & Entertainment
KCUR: Modern and historic Indian art on display in Kansas City (August 21, 2014)
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College are bringing contemporary and historic Indian art to audiences in Kansas City.

Delaware Tribe to discuss plans for land with officials in Kansas
National
Delaware Tribe to discuss plans for land with officials in Kansas (August 20, 2014)
The tribe owns about 90 acres near Lawrence but long-term plans haven't been determined.

Steve Cadue: Kickapoo Tribe still seeks reliable source of water
Opinion
Steve Cadue: Kickapoo Tribe still seeks reliable source of water (August 8, 2014)
Steve Cadue, the chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe, explains the need for an adequate water supply.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Secretary James Potter passes at 56
National
Prairie Band Potawatomi Secretary James Potter passes at 56 (June 12, 2014)
He served 16 years on the tribal council, including 12 years as treasurer and four years as secretary.

Steve Cadue: Treaty guarantees for education remain unfulfilled
Education | Opinion
Steve Cadue: Treaty guarantees for education remain unfulfilled (May 13, 2014)
Steve Cadue, the chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, says promises in 1854 treaty have gone unfulfilled for more than a century.

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