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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 (02/13)
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 (02/02)
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 (01/30)
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 (01/26)
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 (01/11)
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 (01/09)
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 (01/03)
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 (12/21)
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 (12/20)
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 (12/15)
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 (12/14)
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 (12/13)
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 (12/13)
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 (12/09)
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 (12/07)
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 (11/28)
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 (11/23)
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 (11/14)
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 (10/25)
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 (10/24)
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 (10/10)
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 (10/05)
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 (10/05)
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 (09/30)
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 (09/29)
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 (09/20)
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 (09/12)
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 (09/07)
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 (09/02)
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 (08/31)
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 (08/31)
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 (08/30)
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 (08/29)
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 (08/29)
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 (08/25)
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 (08/18)
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 (08/15)
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 (08/12)
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 (08/11)
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 (08/10)
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 (08/09)
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 (08/05)
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 (08/05)
'Wahzhazhe' has been staged in Oklahoma, Washington, D.C, and even before Pope Francis.
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band loses bid for reinstatementFiled Under: Law | Politics
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band loses bid for reinstatement (08/02)
But George Wickliffe will be able to run for office again after a tribal judge ruled in his favor.
New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts Act (07/22)
The Oklahoma law leaves out members of state recognized tribes.
Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debutFiled Under: National | Sports
Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debut (07/21)
The 23-year-old Cherokee player made a strong debut right after being called up from the minors.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victoryFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory (07/20)
An arbitrator sided with the tribe in a major sales tax dispute but the state of Oklahoma is looking to appeal.
Editorial: Delaware Tribe working on plans for property in KansasFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Delaware Tribe working on plans for property in Kansas (07/20)
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.
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in OklahomaFiled Under: Opinion
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in Oklahoma (07/15)
I was driving home from a night of pow wow on a backcountry road late at night.
Court won't disturb placement of Choctaw Nation girl in ICWA disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Court won't disturb placement of Choctaw Nation girl in ICWA dispute (07/11)
A foster family in California has begun claiming to incorporate 'Native American culture into their lives' as part of an attempt to keep the girl from living with her relatives.
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band files claim for back payFiled Under: Law | Politics
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band files claim for back pay (07/11)
George Wickliffe is seeking $1,432.58 for the 24 days of work prior to his impeachment in May 2016.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation hosts Reservation Economic SummitFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation hosts Reservation Economic Summit (07/06)
RES Oklahoma will bring together tribal leaders, elected officials, industry leaders and the American Indian business community to collaborate and network in an innovative and entrepreneurial atmosphere.
Quapaw Tribe welcomes family home for 144th annual powwowFiled Under: National
Quapaw Tribe welcomes family home for 144th annual powwow (07/01)
This year's event includes a fireworks display for the first time.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation members serve on city commissionFiled Under: National | Politics
Citizen Potawatomi Nation members serve on city commission (06/29)
The tribe's involvement in the election drew controversy in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council electionFiled Under: Law | Politics
Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election (06/23)
Confusion has arisen following a disputed vote in early June. Two people are now claiming to be chief of the Oklahoma tribe.
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authorityFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (06/21)
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster familiesFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster families (06/21)
The work of our Cherokee foster parents, child welfare workers and advocates is near and dear to my heart.
Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partnerFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partner (06/21)
No rough patches in a partnership should be allowed to bring local political discourse to a tribal or racial level.
DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US militaryFiled Under: National
DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military (06/16)
The Society of American Indian Government Employees recently gathered to honor recipients of the 2016 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award.
Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youthFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth (06/14)
About 180 students from the Oklahoma tribe are getting a crash course in the latest technologies.

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