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Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition
Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition (November 16, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.


'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration
'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration (November 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders are calling on Congress to repudiate the Trump administration in light of recent decisions that undermine the federal government's trust relationship.


Recap: #StandWithMashpee march for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Recap: #StandWithMashpee march for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (November 14, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is fighting to protect its reservation in Massachusetts.


National Congress of American Indians unites in face of termination threat
National Congress of American Indians unites in face of termination threat (October 24, 2018)

Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.


National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy
National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy (October 23, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.


National Congress of American Indians ousts senior attorney after #MeToo outcry
National Congress of American Indians ousts senior attorney after #MeToo outcry (October 3, 2018)

John Dossett is no longer employed at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization after being accused of sexual harassment.


Harold Frazier: Where are the Indians in the National Congress of American Indians?
Harold Frazier: Where are the Indians in the National Congress of American Indians? (September 28, 2018)

Failure to protect one of us is a failure to protect all of us.


'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 12, 2018)

Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.


Trump administration takes Indian Country back to termination era
Trump administration takes Indian Country back to termination era (September 10, 2018)

Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on Trump administration
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on Trump administration (August 28, 2018)

The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.


Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference
Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference (August 22, 2018)

Are citizens of the Lumbee Tribe considered 'Indians' under federal law?


'First time since termination era': Tribe's trust land remains at risk in Trump era
'First time since termination era': Tribe's trust land remains at risk in Trump era (July 25, 2018)

The Trump administration won't stand in the way of bipartisan legislation to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from litigation.


Ruffey Rancheria faces fire as rival tribe questions legitimacy
Ruffey Rancheria faces fire as rival tribe questions legitimacy (July 23, 2018)

A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria continues to generate controversy in California.


Lytton Band moves closer to success with tribal homelands legislation
Lytton Band moves closer to success with tribal homelands legislation (July 9, 2018)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.


Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska
Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska (June 12, 2018)

For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy
Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy (May 18, 2018)

Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.


Tahj Gomes: Ruffey Rancheria seeks to correct 'historical injustice'
Tahj Gomes: Ruffey Rancheria seeks to correct 'historical injustice' (May 8, 2018)

With lawmakers set to advance a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria, Chairman Tahj Gomes explains why his tribe needs help.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation (April 25, 2018)

After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.


Angelina Arroyo: Habematolel Pomo stay strong in face of adversity
Angelina Arroyo: Habematolel Pomo stay strong in face of adversity (March 20, 2018)

The traditions we share, the stories we tell, the very health of our people, all these are powerful elements that have kept our people together over time.


President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon
President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (January 9, 2018)

Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.


Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center
Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center (December 6, 2017)

The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.


Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement
Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement (November 8, 2017)

A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.


Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington
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Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington (November 6, 2017)

The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.


House set to approve bill to remove state jurisdiction on Meskwaki Settlement
House set to approve bill to remove state jurisdiction on Meskwaki Settlement (October 31, 2017)

Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances bill to benefit Klamath Tribes
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances bill to benefit Klamath Tribes (October 26, 2017)

A bill to repeal one of the many remnants of the termination era is advancing in Congress.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds business meeting for Klamath Tribes bill
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds business meeting for Klamath Tribes bill (October 23, 2017)

Despite being restored to federal recognition, the Klamath Tribes are still hindered by a termination-era law that limits control of their own assets.


Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters
Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters (September 26, 2017)

Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.


Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers (September 21, 2017)

A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.


Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination (September 12, 2017)

Writing for The Huffington Post, Gyasi Ross offers an indigenous perspective on the end of the Dreamers program for children of immigrants.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong
Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong (September 11, 2017)

Some of the best days in Indian Country occurred during periods of a vigorous and independent press.


Tom Perez: Trump administration steers government toward the termination era
Tom Perez: Trump administration steers government toward the termination era (August 7, 2017)

By steering the government toward termination-era policies, President Donald Trump threatens the health and prosperity of Native Americans and drags us all backward, Tom Perez of the Democratic National Committee writes.


Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition
Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition (August 2, 2017)

The leader of the Lumbee Tribe is meeting with the White House to make the case for federal recognition.


House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)

Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.


Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)

If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.


House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process
House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)

A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.


Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs
Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)

The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.


Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)

A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.


Bryan Newland: Trump team quickly brings back fears of termination
Bryan Newland: Trump team quickly brings back fears of termination (May 9, 2017)

The Trump Administration could earn a lot of trust by issuing a clear, unequivocal, and unqualified statement that it will oppose any legislation or lawsuit that would diminish the legal status of Indian tribes or remove legal protections for existing Indian lands.


Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)

President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.


Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit (April 26, 2017)

The California tribe waited too long after being terminated to bring the case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition (March 21, 2017)

The California-based tribe was targeted for termination in the 1950s.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to termination
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to termination (March 16, 2017)

These days of uncertainty we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Indian people even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.


Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation
Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation (February 1, 2017)

The tribe paid $30 million for a 564-acre site in Healdsburg, California.


Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump
Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump (January 4, 2017)

'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'


Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognition
Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognition (January 3, 2017)

The Obama administration has opened the door for the North Carolina tribe to seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs


Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue
Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue (December 19, 2016)

Oh no, is termination back in vogue now that Republican Donald Trump is about to take control of the White House?


Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing
Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing (September 8, 2016)

A termination-era law prevents the Lumbees of North Carolina from being treated as a fully recognized tribe.


Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration (August 18, 2016)

The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.


Chukchansi Tribe sends disenrollment letters to founding families
Chukchansi Tribe sends disenrollment letters to founding families (August 5, 2016)

One of the few people who can teach the Chukchansi language is among those being targeted for removal.


Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service
Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (June 23, 2016)

The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.


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.


Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independence
Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independence (February 8, 2016)

The tribe hadn't seen the document since it was hand-delivered to then-president Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 1, 1954.


Mark Trahant: Self-determination should be on the table for presidential campaign
Mark Trahant: Self-determination should be on the table for presidential campaign (February 3, 2016)

My ideal? Presidential campaigns would focus on policy, not the politicians, and the first votes would be cast in states like Arizona, New Mexico, or even Montana, where issues that impact First Americans would get a full airing by all the campaigns.


Clatsop-Nehalem Tribes lobby Congress for federal recognition
Clatsop-Nehalem Tribes lobby Congress for federal recognition (October 28, 2015)

The Clatsop and the Nehalem tribes were listed in a termination law passed by Congress in 1954.


Yakama Nation reasserts authority after decades under PL280
Yakama Nation reasserts authority after decades under PL280 (October 20, 2015)

Tribal leaders presented Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn with an eagle feather during the National Congress of American Indians annual convention in San Diego, California.


Joseph Hamilton: Tribal leaders must talk about disenrollments
Joseph Hamilton: Tribal leaders must talk about disenrollments (October 5, 2015)

I am worried that in another generation the disconnect will become so great that tribal councils will view disenrollment as just another traditional political tool.


Gabe Galanda: Republicans taking us back to the termination era
Gabe Galanda: Republicans taking us back to the termination era (September 9, 2015)

If the Congress and White House align Republican in 2016, Indian Country will be hard pressed to stop any GOP enactment or re-enactment of draconian Indian policies.