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Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youthFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (April 24, 2017)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governmentsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (April 20, 2017)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.
Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisisFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (April 20, 2017)
The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcementFiled Under: Law | National
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Citizen retires after 50 years in law enforcement (April 19, 2017)
Harvey Pratt is considered one of the leading forensic artists in the United States, spending 50 years completing thousands of witness description drawings and thousands of soft tissue reconstructions.
Book Review: Osage murders explored in 'Killers of Flower Moon'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Book Review: Osage murders explored in 'Killers of Flower Moon' (April 13, 2017)
'Killers of the Flower Moon' details the murders of dozens -- if not hundreds -- of Osage Nation citizens who were targeted because of their oil royalty payments.
Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districtsFiled Under: Education
Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districts (March 29, 2017)
The tribe shares 38 percent of revenues with 107 school districts in its 14-county jurisdictional area in Oklahoma.
Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in OklahomaFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law
Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in Oklahoma (March 28, 2017)
The 38 individual Indian owners went to court after an energy company continued to operate the pipeline without their consent.
Oklahoma Democrats hire LaRenda Morgan as first Native liaisonFiled Under: Politics
Oklahoma Democrats hire LaRenda Morgan as first Native liaison (March 27, 2017)
The Cheyenne-Arapaho citizen will be reaching out to tribes in hopes of making the party more friendly to Indian Country.
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nomineeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)
Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.
Indian lawmaker resigns after being charged for child prostitutionFiled Under: Law | Politics
Indian lawmaker resigns after being charged for child prostitution (March 23, 2017)
Ralph Shortey, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, had served in the Oklahoma Senate since 2010.
Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removalFiled Under: National
Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removal (March 21, 2017)
The federal government forced the tribe to leave its homelands in Nebraska to present-day Oklahoma.
Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriageFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage (March 21, 2017)
Tribal law previously restricted marriages to a man and a woman.
Indian lawmaker charged in child prostitution case in OklahomaFiled Under: Law | Politics
Indian lawmaker charged in child prostitution case in Oklahoma (March 16, 2017)
Sen. Ralph Shortey (R), who is Rosebud Sioux, was allegedly found in a motel on March 9 with a 17-year-old male.
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health careFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care (March 13, 2017)
We have worked aggressively to improve access to quality health care and the wellness of our tribe, both individually and collectively.
Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascotFiled Under:
Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot (March 6, 2017)
Endorsing the El Reno Indian Spirit Charter Indian mascot sends the wrong message.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resourcesFiled Under: Environment | Law | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources (February 27, 2017)
We will not stand idly by and let a private company unilaterally determine the future of two important rivers and the safety of the Cherokee community.
Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agendaFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back effortsFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National | Trust
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back efforts (February 13, 2017)
With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's CabinetFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (February 2, 2017)
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.
Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation case (January 30, 2017)
The Securities and Exchange Commission is going after former advisers who are accused of cheating the tribe out of at least $1 million.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe launches new project with USDAFiled Under: Environment | National
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe launches new project with USDA (January 26, 2017)
The new partnership will establish a demonstration farm on Tribal lands in Oklahoma to showcase the effectiveness of soil health practices.
Indian lawmaker in Oklahoma investigated for sexual harassmentFiled Under: Politics
Indian lawmaker in Oklahoma investigated for sexual harassment (January 11, 2017)
Rep. Will Fourkiller (D) thinks the prote might date to an incident with a high school page in 2015.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (January 9, 2017)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in CongressFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in Congress (January 3, 2017)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), the chair of Donald Trump's Native American Coalition, has been under an ethics investigation for a little over three years.
Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water dealFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treatiesFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Trust
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties (December 20, 2016)
Lawsuits by nature are adversarial, but this is a chance for the government of the United States to do what is right.
Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell programFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program (December 15, 2016)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and the Scyuan Band will help educate landowners about the Cobell buy-back effort.
Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline ownerFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
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.
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in CongressFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.
Cherokee Nation legal opinion recognizes same-sex marriagesFiled Under: Law | National
Cherokee Nation legal opinion recognizes same-sex marriages (December 13, 2016)
Portions of the Cherokee Nation Marriage and Family Act that restricted who can marry have been declared null and void.
Caleb Trotter: New law in Oklahoma hurts legitimate Indian artistsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Caleb Trotter: New law in Oklahoma hurts legitimate Indian artists (December 9, 2016)
Peggy Fontenot is owed congratulations, not condescending criticism, for being willing to stand up for her right to speak, and to earn a living without unconstitutional interference from the state of Oklahoma.
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
Cherokee Nation files breach of trust lawsuit against federal governmentFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Cherokee Nation files breach of trust lawsuit against federal government (November 28, 2016)
Citing dozens of treaties and agreements dating to the late 1700s, the tribe said it has never been provided with a proper accounting of its trust funds.
Oklahoma governor discussed Indian issues with Donald TrumpFiled Under: National | Politics
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.
Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritageFiled Under: Opinion
Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritage (November 14, 2016)
The life and culture of our nation’s Native American tribes are written in nearly every chapter of America’s story.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslideFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (October 25, 2016)
What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 24, 2016)
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (October 10, 2016)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Muscogee Nation lays off more than 100 health care employeesFiled Under: Health
Muscogee Nation lays off more than 100 health care employees (October 5, 2016)
A total of 123 workers were let go and 55 others were transferred elsewhere within the Oklahoma tribe.
Ramona Horsechief wins Indian taco championship for fifth timeFiled Under: National
Ramona Horsechief wins Indian taco championship for fifth time (October 5, 2016)
The 12th annual National Indian Taco Championship drew lots of food-lovers to Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Comanche Nation calls another election after results contestedFiled Under: Politics
Comanche Nation calls another election after results contested (September 30, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe has been unable to choose a new leader following the retirement of longtime chairman Wallace Coffey.
Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights dealFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1Filed Under: National
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1 (September 20, 2016)
The first place winner will take home $1,500 and organizers plan to award $1,000 for the Indian taco deemed to be the 'People's Choice.'
Cherokee Nation sends six veterans on third annual Warrior Flight to DCFiled Under: National
Cherokee Nation sends six veterans on third annual Warrior Flight to DC (September 12, 2016)
Two veterans from World War II and four from the Korean War will visit memorials and monuments in the nation's capital.
Pawnee Nation reports more extensive damage from earthquakeFiled Under: Environment | Trust
Pawnee Nation reports more extensive damage from earthquake (September 7, 2016)
Seven of the tribe's 15 buildings, including the main administrative building, suffered extensive damage.
Native baseball player Koda Glover continues to impress in the big leaguesFiled Under: National | Sports
Native baseball player Koda Glover continues to impress in the big leagues (September 2, 2016)
Koda Glover, who is Cherokee, pitches for the Washington Nationals.
Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issuesFiled Under: Law | National
Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issues (August 31, 2016)
The Freedmen of the Cherokee Nation remain in limbo while the Freedmen of the Seminole Nation are still being denied certain services.
United Keetoowah Band readies for council election in NovemberFiled Under: Politics
United Keetoowah Band readies for council election in November (August 31, 2016)
Former chief George Wickliffe, who was impeached in May, is seeking to get his seat back.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in OklahomaFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in Oklahoma (August 30, 2016)
When our businesses are doing well, so are our people, our communities and our state.
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facilityFiled Under: Business
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (August 29, 2016)
The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.
Latoya Lonelodge: Witnessing history at Camp of the Sacred StonesFiled Under: Opinion
Latoya Lonelodge: Witnessing history at Camp of the Sacred Stones (August 29, 2016)
With little to no knowledge of what to expect I was well on my way to Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where I would witness firsthand the making of history.
Osage Nation celebrates $74M acquisition of ancestral territoryFiled Under: National
Osage Nation celebrates $74M acquisition of ancestral territory (August 25, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe is filing a land-into-trust application for the 43,000-acre ranch Bluestem Ranch.
Ponca Tribe landowners see $7M in offers through Cobell programFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Ponca Tribe landowners see $7M in offers through Cobell program (August 18, 2016)
More than 1,500 landowners received offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and they have until October 6 to accept.
Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water managementFiled Under: Opinion
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 rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
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 lawsuitFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
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.
Comanche Nation schedules runoff vote over candidate's objectionFiled Under: Politics
Comanche Nation schedules runoff vote over candidate's objection (August 10, 2016)
Jonathan Poahway, an incumbent on the council, contends he already won the election.
Muscogee Nation brothers accused of murder in messy jurisdictional caseFiled Under: Law | National
Muscogee Nation brothers accused of murder in messy jurisdictional case (August 9, 2016)
The Osage Nation charged Jeremy Reece and Tyler Reece after murder charges in Oklahoma court were dismissed.
Kiowa Tribe aims to resolve leadership dispute with new electionFiled Under: Politics
Kiowa Tribe aims to resolve leadership dispute with new election (August 5, 2016)
Tribal members have until August 19 to register for the September 17 election.
Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiencesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Ballet company from Osage Nation shares story with New Mexico audiences (August 5, 2016)
'Wahzhazhe' has been staged in Oklahoma, Washington, D.C, and even before Pope Francis.

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