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Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs
Education | Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust | World
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
National | Politics | Trust
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
Opinion
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
National | Politics
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
National | Politics | 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
Law | Federal Recognition
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
Law | 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
Opinion
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
National
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
Opinion | Politics
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
National | 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
Opinion | Politics | Trust
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
Federal Recognition
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
National | Federal Recognition
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
Law | National
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
Health | Opinion | Politics
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
Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
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
National
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
Opinion | Politics
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
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
Law | National
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
Opinion
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
Opinion | Politics
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.

Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum
Health | Law | National | Politics
Menominee Nation supports marijuana in advisory referendum (August 21, 2015)
Tribal members voted in favor of legalizing the drug for recreational and medicinal use.

Opinion: Anti-marijuana bill represents attack on sovereignty
Opinion
Opinion: Anti-marijuana bill represents attack on sovereignty (August 11, 2015)
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 termination
Opinion
Steve Russell: Disenrollments represent modern termination (August 11, 2015)
After over 400 years surviving termination attempts, we have begun to terminate ourselves.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe
Politics | Federal Recognition | World
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe (July 15, 2015)
The U.S.’s deteriorating relationship with Cuba paralleled its deteriorating relationship with Native nations.

LaDonna Harris: Looking at 45 years of modern self-determination
Opinion
LaDonna Harris: Looking at 45 years of modern self-determination (July 9, 2015)
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 Tribe
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (June 18, 2015)
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 Tribe
Law | National | Politics
Iowa lawmakers back repeal of jurisdiction over Meskwaki Tribe (June 12, 2015)
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 case
Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case (May 18, 2015)
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 lawsuit
Law | National
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (March 26, 2015)
Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit
Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (March 24, 2015)
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 sovereignty
Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments aren't an exercise in sovereignty (March 10, 2015)
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 lawsuit
Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit (February 26, 2015)
Judge Edward J. Davila is promising a decision on or around March 31.

Nevada City Rancheria objects to leasing of land to another tribe
Environment
Nevada City Rancheria objects to leasing of land to another tribe (January 29, 2015)
Yuba County is leasing the land to the Tsi Akim Maidu Tribe.

Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer
Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer (January 16, 2015)
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.

Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nations
Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nations (January 15, 2015)
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 treaty
National
JPR: Cow Creek Band thrives despite broken government treaty (January 12, 2015)
The Cow Creek Band has prospered despite a broken treaty and being subject to termination.

Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94
National
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94 (January 7, 2015)
Buffalo Tiger drew national and international attention for meeting with Fidel Castro of Cuba.

Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribe
Federal Recognition
Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribe (October 8, 2014)
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 Wisconsin
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Mining plan energizes Native voters in Wisconsin (October 8, 2014)
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 Canada
Canada | Environment | National
Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada (September 22, 2014)
Remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor were exposed earlier this year in British Columbia.

Peter d'Errico: Connecting mascots to racism and termination
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Connecting mascots to racism and termination (September 18, 2014)
Peter d'Errico discusses the links between racist mascots and the treatment of Native people.

DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too
Environment | Law | Opinion
DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too (September 2, 2014)
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 Tribe
Federal Recognition
Bill introduced to extend recognition to Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe (August 20, 2014)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Restoration Act was introduced on July 28.

Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-termination
Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-termination (August 13, 2014)
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the pitfalls of tribal per capita payments.

Steve Russell: Chris Stevens was heroic ambassador of Chinooks
Opinion
Steve Russell: Chris Stevens was heroic ambassador of Chinooks (July 7, 2014)
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 recognition
Law | Federal Recognition
Decision awaited on Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition (June 10, 2014)
The tribe lost its federal status in 1961 under a termination law passed by Congress.

Editorial: Terminated Oregon Indians deserve full recognition
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Terminated Oregon Indians deserve full recognition (June 9, 2014)
Confederation of Chetco and Tututni Indians are seeking to be restored to federal recognition.

Anthony Broadman: Tribal disenrollment makes Slade Gorton proud
Opinion
Anthony Broadman: Tribal disenrollment makes Slade Gorton proud (March 18, 2014)
Attorney Anthony Broadman says tribal disenrollment efforts complete Slade Gorton's termination tactics.

Mark Trahant: Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar career
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar career (December 31, 2013)
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 Country
Opinion
Chris Stearns: JFK was a mighty warrior for Indian Country (November 22, 2013)
Attorney Chris Stearns reflects on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy in Indian Country.

Obama administration favors Lumbee, Little Shell   recognition
Federal Recognition
Obama administration favors Lumbee, Little Shell recognition (October 31, 2013)
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 recognition
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: County rises to counter threat of federal recognition (August 1, 2013)
Newspaper praises county for opposing federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe identifies backers of federal recognition
Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe identifies backers of federal recognition (July 31, 2013)
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 process
Federal Recognition
BIA takes comment on changes to federal recognition process (July 26, 2013)
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 suit
Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe back in court in federal recognition suit (July 26, 2013)
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 case
Law | Federal Recognition
Hearing scheduled in Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition case (July 8, 2013)
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 case
Law | Federal Recognition
9th Circuit to hear appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case (June 3, 2013)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit.

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