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Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era
Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era (May 31, 2019)

In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat
Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat (April 11, 2019)

Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.


Mark Trahant: Native women get another shot at making history in Congress
Mark Trahant: Native women get another shot at making history in Congress (March 28, 2019)

Could Deb Haaland or Sharice Davids make history by winning seats in the U.S. Senate?


Haskell University mourns loss of basketball standout Darrian Diwayan
Haskell University mourns loss of basketball standout Darrian Diwayan (March 8, 2019)

Haskell Indian Nations University is mourning the loss of Darrian Diwayan, a basketball standout from the Pueblo of Laguna.


Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior
Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior (March 5, 2019)

The embattled leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.


Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress
Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress (January 17, 2019)

Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.


Native women make history with seats in new Congress
Native women make history with seats in new Congress (January 4, 2019)

It was a day, and night, for Indian Country to remember as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland joined the 116th Congress


To Deb and Sharice: 'Ten Ways to Indigenize Congress'
To Deb and Sharice: 'Ten Ways to Indigenize Congress' (January 4, 2019)

As the first two Native women get to work in the 116th Congress, they will always have a reminder of the Indigenous people who are supporting them.


Recap: Indian Country celebrates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland
Recap: Indian Country celebrates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland (January 4, 2019)

Tribal citizens descended on Washington, D.C., in droves for the historic inauguration of Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland to the 116th Congress.


Quapaw Nation restores small portion of homelands in Kansas
Quapaw Nation restores small portion of homelands in Kansas (November 28, 2018)

It only took a few years the Quapaw Nation has restored 211 acres of its homelands in Kansas.


Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress
Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress (November 8, 2018)

It looks like Yvette Herrell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, won't be joining two other Native women in Congress.


Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election
Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election (November 7, 2018)

Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year
Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year (November 5, 2018)

There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos
Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos (October 29, 2018)

Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.


'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress
'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress (October 25, 2018)

Indian Country leaders and advocates continue to express optimism that not one but two Native women will soon be walking the halls of Congress.


Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate
Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate (October 10, 2018)

A Kansas Republican unleashed a racist, homophobic attack on Sharice Davids, a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.


Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch
Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch (October 4, 2018)

Three Native women are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. This might be the year for all of them.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills (September 24, 2018)

An audit of the Indian Health Service, a water rights settlement for the Kickapoo Tribe and land for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men
Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men (September 4, 2018)

From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.


Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot
Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot (August 29, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District will make a historic choice this November, with two Cherokee citizens on the ballot.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory
'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory (August 9, 2018)

A Republican descendant of immigrants claims his indigenous opponent is not from around here.


Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates
Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates (August 8, 2018)

Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.


'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks
'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks (July 18, 2018)

One Native Republican defended Donald Trump but other Native candidates were critical of the president's remarks about Russia.


Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee
Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee (July 17, 2018)

The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe is up for re-election and his opponent is an unlikely one.


Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House
Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House (July 13, 2018)

One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.


High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress
High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress (June 1, 2018)

Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.


Iowa Tribe reclaims land within reservation with conservation deal
Iowa Tribe reclaims land within reservation with conservation deal (April 2, 2018)

The Iowa Tribe is slowly reclaiming ownership of its reservation along the Nebraska-Kansas line.


A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.


Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.


Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018 (February 19, 2018)

Another Native American woman is ready to make history.


Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas
Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas (December 4, 2017)

Bry Cordell Smiley, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, will be hosting the first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell Indian Nations University.


Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.