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Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognitionFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition (03/21)
The California-based tribe was targeted for termination in the 1950s.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to termination (03/16)
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 reservationFiled Under: National
Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation (02/01)
The tribe paid $30 million for a 564-acre site in Healdsburg, California.
Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump (01/04)
'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'
Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognitionFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognition (01/03)
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 tongueFiled Under: Opinion | Politics | Trust
Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue (12/19)
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 hearingFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing (09/08)
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 restorationFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration (08/18)
The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.
Chukchansi Tribe sends disenrollment letters to founding familiesFiled Under: Law | National
Chukchansi Tribe sends disenrollment letters to founding families (08/05)
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 ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (06/23)
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 UniversityFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (06/02)
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 independenceFiled Under: National
Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independence (02/08)
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 campaignFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Self-determination should be on the table for presidential campaign (02/03)
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 recognitionFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Clatsop-Nehalem Tribes lobby Congress for federal recognition (10/28)
The Clatsop and the Nehalem tribes were listed in a termination law passed by Congress in 1954.
Yakama Nation reasserts authority after decades under PL280Filed Under: Law | National
Yakama Nation reasserts authority after decades under PL280 (10/20)
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 disenrollmentsFiled Under: Opinion
Joseph Hamilton: Tribal leaders must talk about disenrollments (10/05)
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 eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gabe Galanda: Republicans taking us back to the termination era (09/09)
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.
Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendumFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum (08/21)
Tribal members voted in favor of legalizing the drug for recreational and medicinal use.
Opinion: Anti-marijuana bill represents attack on sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Anti-marijuana bill represents attack on sovereignty (08/11)
Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) introduced an obviously senseless bill that attacks and destroys a tribe's sovereign right to decide whether to engage in the cultivation of cannabis.
Steve Russell: Disenrollments represent modern terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Disenrollments represent modern termination (08/11)
After over 400 years surviving termination attempts, we have begun to terminate ourselves.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe Filed Under: Politics | Federal Recognition | World
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe (07/15)
The U.S.’s deteriorating relationship with Cuba paralleled its deteriorating relationship with Native nations.
LaDonna Harris: Looking at 45 years of modern self-determinationFiled Under: Opinion
LaDonna Harris: Looking at 45 years of modern self-determination (07/09)
Forty-five years ago, I and a cohort of national Native American activists founded Americans for Indian Opportunity, and July 8 marks the 45th anniversary of President Nixon’s Special Message to Congress on Indian Affairs.
Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash TribeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (06/18)
Conflict between tribal and local governments was on full display as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs heard testimony on three bills.
Iowa lawmakers back repeal of jurisdiction over Meskwaki TribeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Iowa lawmakers back repeal of jurisdiction over Meskwaki Tribe (06/12)
Supporters said it's time for the state to stop prosecuting crimes involving tribal members on the reservation.
Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition caseFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case (05/18)
A federal judge ruled that the tribe waited too long after being listed for termination to sue the government.
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (03/26)
Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suitFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (03/24)
The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments aren't an exercise in sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments aren't an exercise in sovereignty (03/10)
Disenrollment is instead an exercise of federal removal, assimilation and termination policies, which tribes are now inflicting upon themselves.
Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuitFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit (02/26)
Judge Edward J. Davila is promising a decision on or around March 31.
Nevada City Rancheria objects to leasing of land to another tribeFiled Under: Environment
Nevada City Rancheria objects to leasing of land to another tribe (01/29)
Yuba County is leasing the land to the Tsi Akim Maidu Tribe.
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizerFiled Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer (01/16)
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nationsFiled Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nations (01/15)
To be sure, tribal per capita distributions are presently catalyzing the most severe form of Indian poverty.
JPR: Cow Creek Band thrives despite broken government treatyFiled Under: National
JPR: Cow Creek Band thrives despite broken government treaty (01/12)
The Cow Creek Band has prospered despite a broken treaty and being subject to termination.
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94Filed Under: National
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94 (01/07)
Buffalo Tiger drew national and international attention for meeting with Fidel Castro of Cuba.
Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribeFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribe (10/08)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe are seeking to be regain recognition after being listed in a termination law in 1954.
Mark Trahant: Mining plan energizes Native voters in WisconsinFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Mining plan energizes Native voters in Wisconsin (10/08)
There may be no tribe in the country that understands the significance of voting more than the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin.
Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National
Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada (09/22)
Remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor were exposed earlier this year in British Columbia.
Peter d'Errico: Connecting mascots to racism and terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Connecting mascots to racism and termination (09/18)
Peter d'Errico discusses the links between racist mascots and the treatment of Native people.
DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers tooFiled Under: Environment | Law | Opinion
DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too (09/02)
DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.
Bill introduced to extend recognition to Clatsop-Nehalem TribeFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Bill introduced to extend recognition to Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe (08/20)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Restoration Act was introduced on July 28.
Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-termination (08/13)
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the pitfalls of tribal per capita payments.
Steve Russell: Chris Stevens was heroic ambassador of ChinooksFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Chris Stevens was heroic ambassador of Chinooks (07/07)
Steve Russell pays tribute to slain U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens, who was a member of the Chinook Nation.
Decision awaited on Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognitionFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Decision awaited on Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition (06/10)
The tribe lost its federal status in 1961 under a termination law passed by Congress.
Editorial: Terminated Oregon Indians deserve full recognitionFiled Under: Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Terminated Oregon Indians deserve full recognition (06/09)
Confederation of Chetco and Tututni Indians are seeking to be restored to federal recognition.
Anthony Broadman: Tribal disenrollment makes Slade Gorton proudFiled Under: Opinion
Anthony Broadman: Tribal disenrollment makes Slade Gorton proud (03/18)
Attorney Anthony Broadman says tribal disenrollment efforts complete Slade Gorton's termination tactics.
Mark Trahant: Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar careerFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar career (12/31)
The story of Forrest Joseph Gerard is one that ought to be required in any Indian Country canon.
Chris Stearns: JFK was a mighty warrior for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Chris Stearns: JFK was a mighty warrior for Indian Country (11/22)
Attorney Chris Stearns reflects on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy in Indian Country.
Obama administration favors Lumbee, Little Shell   recognitionFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Obama administration favors Lumbee, Little Shell recognition (10/31)
The Obama administration supports federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and won't oppose a recognition bill for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Wednesday.
Editorial: County rises to counter threat of federal recognitionFiled Under: Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: County rises to counter threat of federal recognition (08/01)
Newspaper praises county for opposing federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California.
Mishewal Wappo Tribe identifies backers of federal recognitionFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe identifies backers of federal recognition (07/31)
The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California is being backed by two brothers who run a trucking company.
BIA takes comment  on changes to federal recognition processFiled Under: Federal Recognition
BIA takes comment on changes to federal recognition process (07/26)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs held a public meeting on Thursday to discuss proposed changes to the federal recognition process.
Mishewal Wappo Tribe back in court in federal recognition suitFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe back in court in federal recognition suit (07/26)
The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California was back in court on Thursday in an effort to regain federal recognition.
Hearing scheduled in Mishewal Wappo  Tribe's recognition caseFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Hearing scheduled in Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition case (07/08)
After failing to reach a settlement with the Obama administration, the Mishewal Wappo Tribe is headed back to court with its federal recognition lawsuit.
9th Circuit   to hear appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition caseFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
9th Circuit to hear appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case (06/03)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit.
Health care reform law includes limited definition of 'Indian'Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Health care reform law includes limited definition of 'Indian' (05/13)
The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to obtain health insurance but a key provision exempts American Indians and Alaska Natives who receive care through the Indian Health Service. But...
Mark Trahant: Termination and austerity  born of same ideologyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Termination and austerity born of same ideology (04/22)
If you look at the failed history of termination -- the idea of ending the federal-treaty relationship with tribal governments -- there were two distinct motives. Some believed it was...
Radio DJ apologizes for stirring controversy about Lumbee TribeFiled Under: Federal Recognition | Technology
Radio DJ apologizes for stirring controversy about Lumbee Tribe (04/11)
A popular radio disc jockey in North Carolina apologized for stirring controversy about the Lumbee Tribe. DJ Jane Dough aired a call on Foxy 99 that questioned the legitimacy of...
Steve Russell: Termination and relocation a disastrous policyFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Termination and relocation a disastrous policy (03/21)
Steve Russell on termination, relocation and Indian elders: In the early 1950s, official government policy towards Indians discouraged this primitive way of living. The policy was called “termination and relocation.”...
Lawmaker  avoids speaking   name of tribe seeking recognitionFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Lawmaker avoids speaking name of tribe seeking recognition (03/20)
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-California) took pains to avoid mentioning the Mishewal Wappo Tribe by name during a hearing on federal recognition on Tuesday. Thompson used the term "particular tribe" twice...
Grand Ronde Tribes observe 30 years since federal restorationFiled Under: Politics | Federal Recognition
Grand Ronde Tribes observe 30 years since federal restoration (03/14)
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the law that restored the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon to federal government. The tribe was terminated in 1954. Council member...

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