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House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature
Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature (February 26, 2018)

MarySue Femath is hoping to make history by being the first Native American elected to the Texas Legislature.


President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)

Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.


Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico
Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico (February 16, 2016)

The leader of the Catholic Church urged followers to seek forgiveness from indigenous people but otherwise did not offer a direct apology for centuries of land theft and other abuses.


Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico
Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico (February 8, 2016)

The leader of the Catholic Church plans to issue an edict supporting the use of indigenous languages in ceremonies.


Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis
Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis (February 2, 2016)

The Tigua Social Dance Group will open the musical portion of the Two Nations One Faith event in El Paso, Texas, on February 17.


Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines
Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines (January 4, 2016)

Tigua Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, partnered with a winery in California to produce three wines that were given names in the Tigua language.


Donald Trump's campaign manager linked to Abramoff scandal
Donald Trump's campaign manager linked to Abramoff scandal (September 3, 2015)

Corey Lewandowski served as chief of staff to the only member of Congress who was convicted in the Capitol Hill scandal.


Young member of Tigua Tribe drafted by major league baseball
Young member of Tigua Tribe drafted by major league baseball (June 11, 2015)

Justin Maese, 18, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the draft.


Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music fests
Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music fests (April 14, 2015)

Let’s be honest: if you can afford to drop $375 on a ticket to Coachella, you can afford to buy your Native-inspired jewelry and other goods from artisans whose profits help them to feed their family.


Opinion: Sacred sites need protection with national monument
Opinion: Sacred sites need protection with national monument (September 17, 2013)

Rafael Gomez Jr., a council member for the Tigua Tribe, and Deborah Gangloff, the president and CEO of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, call for national monument to protect sacred sites in New Mexico.


Tigua Tribe looking to buy stadium from city for baseball team
Tigua Tribe looking to buy stadium from city for baseball team (August 8, 2012)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas is looking to buy a stadium from the city of El Paso in order to keep its minor league baseball team in town. The El...


Congress clears bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership
Congress clears bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership (August 3, 2012)

A bill that allows the Tigua Tribe of Texas to define its own membership standards is being sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. In 1968, Congress placed the...


Tigua Tribe prepares for debut of $3M entertainment center
Tigua Tribe prepares for debut of $3M entertainment center (April 2, 2012)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas is spending $3 million to convert its Olympic-sized swimming pool into an entertainment facility for concerts, sports events and other activities. The Socorro Entertainment Center...


Jack Duran: A personal connection to Tigua membership bill
Jack Duran: A personal connection to Tigua membership bill (March 27, 2012)

"In 2007, I departed big firm life to start my own law firm, and the journey and my experiences with my tribal clients now run deeper and are much more...


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (March 20, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on Thursday. Three bills are on the agenda. They are: S.1684, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of...


Tigua Tribe to shut down costly Olympic-size  swimming pool
Tigua Tribe to shut down costly Olympic-size swimming pool (February 17, 2012)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas is closing its Olympic-sized swimming pool, The El Paso Times reports. The facility became too costly to maintain. An entertainment center for concerts and sports...


Tigua Tribe seeing some restitution from Abramoff, partner
Tigua Tribe seeing some restitution from Abramoff, partner (January 24, 2012)

Years after being defrauded out of $4.2 million, the Tigua Tribe is finally seeing some restitution from Jack Abramoff and his partner in crime, Michael Scanlon. But it isn't much....


House backs bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership
House backs bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership (December 13, 2011)

By a voice vote, the House last week passed H.R. 1560, a bill that allows the Tigua Tribe of Texas. In 1968, Congress placed the tribe under state jurisdiction. The...


Tigua Tribe leader  says  Jack  Abramoff's     apology   is too late
Tigua Tribe leader says Jack Abramoff's apology is too late (December 12, 2011)

Jack Abramoff says he's sorry for defrauding Tigua Tribe out of $4.2 million. But the convicted lobbyist isn't apologizing to tribal leaders in person. Instead he told The El Paso...


Tigua Tribe awarded two grants for language and museum work
Tigua Tribe awarded two grants for language and museum work (August 23, 2011)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas has been awarded $142,451 in federal grant money. The tribe will use $99,970 from the Department of Health and Human Services for language preservation. Another...


House Natural Resources Committee  approves three Indian bills
House Natural Resources Committee approves three Indian bills (July 20, 2011)

By unanimous consent, the House Natural Resources Committee approved 11 bills at a markup today. Three Indian bills were among those approved. They are: • H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance...


House Natural Resources  Committee  hosts  markup on Wednesday
House Natural Resources Committee hosts markup on Wednesday (July 18, 2011)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup this Wednesday on several bills. Three Indian bills are on the agenda. They are: • H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance Act....


Tigua Tribe purchases majority interest in minor baseball team
Tigua Tribe purchases majority interest in minor baseball team (June 28, 2011)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas has purchased a 59 percent interest in the El Paso Diablos, a minor league baseball franchise. The team reportedly has seen a drop in attendance....


Tigua Tribe lobbies Congress to return its  membership rights
Tigua Tribe lobbies Congress to return its membership rights (June 24, 2011)

When Congress restored federal recognition to the Tigua Tribe of Texas in 1987, it imposed a 1/8th blood quantum standard on membership. More than 20 years later, the requirement is...


Witness List: House hearing on Northern Cheyenne, Tigua bills
Witness List: House hearing on Northern Cheyenne, Tigua bills (June 22, 2011)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing this morning on two bills. H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance Act, transfers 147 million tons of coal to...


Subcommittee sets hearing on Northern Cheyenne, Tigua bills
Subcommittee sets hearing on Northern Cheyenne, Tigua bills (June 16, 2011)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Wednesday, June 22, to discuss two bills. H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance Act, transfers 147 million...