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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent
Law | Politics | Trust
President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent (September 22, 2017)
President Donald Trump is hoping his popularity will help a Senate candidate who fought the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on land-into-trust issues.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians ready to debut amusement park in Alabama
Business
Poarch Band of Creek Indians ready to debut amusement park in Alabama (July 20, 2017)
The Park at OWA features a roller coaster and 20 other rides, along with retail outlets, restaurants, a 150-room hotel and other amenities.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park
Business
Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park (May 4, 2017)
The Park at OWA is set to debut in mid-July with 21 rides along the Alabama coast.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coast
Business
Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coast (November 3, 2016)
The $500 million Owa project in Alabama includes an amusement park, hotel, retail and other amenities.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee
Business | Law
Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee (October 20, 2016)
A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.

Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
Law | National | Politics
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.

Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (June 20, 2016)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.

Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)
The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.

Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama
Environment
Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama (January 12, 2016)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Chickasaw Nation are jointly reburying the remains of three individuals.

Native student graduation rates show steady improvements
Education | National
Native student graduation rates show steady improvements (December 16, 2015)
During the 2013-2014 school year, 69.6 percent of Native students finished high school, far lower than the national rate, but a marked improvement from recent years.

Poarch Creeks continue work on $200M entertainment facility
Business
Poarch Creeks continue work on $200M entertainment facility (October 15, 2015)
The Foley Sports Tourism Complex will feature a 108,000 square-foot. event center, 16 sports fields, an amusement park, an RV park, restaurants, retail, a hotel and, eventually, a water park.

States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case
Law | National
States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case (October 7, 2015)
The states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Michigan, Arizona and Alabama are supporting a non-Indian company whose manager is accused of abusing a minor member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy
Law | National
Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy (August 10, 2015)
The long-running dispute could be headed back to the Supreme Court.

Poarch Creeks plan family-friendly entertainment with project
Business
Poarch Creeks plan family-friendly entertainment with project (May 27, 2015)
The tribe took control of the Blue Collar Country project after some big-named entertainers withdrew.

Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate
Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (March 16, 2015)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.

Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case
Law | National
Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case (January 26, 2015)
Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.

Poarch Creeks donate another $500K to Democratic candidate
Politics
Poarch Creeks donate another $500K to Democratic candidate (October 17, 2014)
The tribe has donated a total of $1.5 million to attorney general candidate Joe Hubbard.

Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama
Abramoff Scandal | Politics
Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama (August 4, 2014)
The money was funneled through other groups to obscure the tribe's involvement.

Man in Alabama honors Yuchi ancestor with unique memorial
National
Man in Alabama honors Yuchi ancestor with unique memorial (July 23, 2014)
Tom Hendrix, 80, never met his great-great grandmother but he grew up hearing stories about her life.

GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe
Politics
GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe (July 3, 2014)
Instead of identifying the tribe as the sponsor, the party named Buford Rolin, the chairman at the time.

Poarch Creeks invest in hotel projects across border in Florida
Business
Poarch Creeks invest in hotel projects across border in Florida (July 2, 2014)
Tribe continues development efforts in the Gulf Coast area of Florida.

Stephanie Bryan elected chair of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
National | Politics
Stephanie Bryan elected chair of Poarch Band of Creek Indians (June 11, 2014)
Stephanie Bryan is first woman to serve as leader for the Alabama tribe.

Poarch Creeks to choose new chairman to replace Buford Rolin
Politics
Poarch Creeks to choose new chairman to replace Buford Rolin (May 28, 2014)
Tribe will have a new chairman for the first time in eight years.

Poarch Band sends another $750K to attorney general candidate
Law
Poarch Band sends another $750K to attorney general candidate (May 9, 2014)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated another $750,000 to political action committees in Alabama.

Dwanna Robertson: Muscogee Nation returns to homeland
Opinion
Dwanna Robertson: Muscogee Nation returns to homeland (April 18, 2014)
Dwanna Robertson was part of a delegation from the Muscogee Creek Nation that went to Alabama to commemorate the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

Al Jazeera: Muscogee Nation observes bicentennial of key battle
National
Al Jazeera: Muscogee Nation observes bicentennial of key battle (April 2, 2014)
The National Park Service invited the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma to a commemoration of the 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend in Alabama.

Poarch Band contributes $250K to political action committees
Law | Politics
Poarch Band contributes $250K to political action committees (March 7, 2014)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $250,000 to three political action committees in Alabama last month.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuts two health care facilities
Health
Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuts two health care facilities (March 4, 2014)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama opened the doors to two new health care facilities.

County cites Big Lagoon in audit of Poarch Creek trust lands
Law | National | Trust
County cites Big Lagoon in audit of Poarch Creek trust lands (February 5, 2014)
A county in Alabama is citing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California in a bid to audit lands held in trust for the Poarch Creek Band of Indians.

Alabama high school apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' sign at game
Education | National
Alabama high school apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' sign at game (November 19, 2013)
A principal at a public high school in Alabama apologized after students put up an offensive Trail of Tears 2 banner during football game on Friday.

Cedric Sunray: MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians seek their day
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians seek their day (November 18, 2013)
The MOWA Choctaw’s lack of federal recognition has relegated them to second class status within Indian Country.

 Cedric Sunray: Some history of  MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Some history of MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians (November 15, 2013)
The recent establishment of an electronic bingo hall and subsequent seizure of equipment on the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians Reservation near Mt. Vernon, Alabama has garnered local, regional and national press headlines.

Column: Abramoff friend linked to Washington team owner
Abramoff Scandal | Opinion | Sports
Column: Abramoff friend linked to Washington team owner (November 12, 2013)
Columnist wonders why Jennifer Farley, a former Bush administration official who worked on tribal issues at the White House, arranged a meeting between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the owner of the Washington professional football team.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians hosted owner of   Washington team
National | Sports
Poarch Band of Creek Indians hosted owner of Washington team (November 7, 2013)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians met with the owner of the Washington professional football team but they didn't discuss the team's racist mascot, a tribal official said.

George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site
Opinion
George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site (October 17, 2013)
George Tiger, the principal chief of the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma, discusses the controversy over a sacred site on the reservation of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.

Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation
Education | National
Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation (June 21, 2013)
Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, won't have to pay a fine for wearing an eagle feather to her high school graduation ceremony.

Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation
Education | Opinion
Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation (June 19, 2013)
The case of Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians who was fined $1,000 and denied her diploma for wearing an eagle feather to graduation.

Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather
Education | National
Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather (June 4, 2013)
A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama has been fined $1,000 and denied her diploma because she wore an eagle feather to graduation ceremonies. Chelsey Ramer's...

Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation
Education | Opinion
Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation (May 15, 2013)
Alex Alvarez, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says Indian students in Alabama should be allowed to wear eagle feathers during graduation ceremony: On May 1, the...

DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts
Opinion
DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts (March 27, 2013)
DeShanne Stokes says dispute over the sacred Hickory Ground could lead to healing between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Muscogee Nation: Much of the debate surrounding Hickory Ground...

Alabama company   to pay $1.15M for Indian contracting  fraud
Business | Law
Alabama company to pay $1.15M for Indian contracting fraud (March 26, 2013)
An Alabama company will pay $1.15 million in an Indian contracting fraud case. Caddell Construction told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it was mentoring an Indian-owned company under...

Poarch Creeks dispute latest  attack on legal status of trust lands
Law | Trust
Poarch Creeks dispute latest attack on legal status of trust lands (October 1, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has upheld the validity of land held in trust for the Poarch Creek Band of Indians in Alabama but one critic is still trying to...

Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition (August 20, 2012)
"A recent statement made in the press by council member Robert McGhee of the Poarch Band in Alabama, while being criticized by local county officials who felt they were being...

Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials
Law | Trust
Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials (August 1, 2012)
The Poarch Creek Band of Indians met with officials in Escambia County, Alabama, to discuss land-into-trust issues. Both sides said the meeting went well. It came after some officials said...

Poarch Creeks hold election for vice chairman, two council seats
Politics
Poarch Creeks hold election for vice chairman, two council seats (June 1, 2012)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama is holding an election tomorrow. Three candidates are running for vice chairman. They are: Stephanie Bryan, the incumbent; David W. Gehman and...

Poarch Band battles county on status of trust property
Law | Trust
Poarch Band battles county on status of trust property (April 18, 2012)
The Poarch Creek Band of Indians says a county in Alabama can't tax its trust lands. The tribe gained federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs process in 1984....

Alabama county cites Carcieri in bid to tax Poarch Creeks
Law | Trust
Alabama county cites Carcieri in bid to tax Poarch Creeks (April 16, 2012)
A county in Alabama claims the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar opens the Poarch Creek Band of Indians to taxation. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to...

Rick Santorum racks up two more Republican primary wins
Politics
Rick Santorum racks up two more Republican primary wins (March 14, 2012)
Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum won Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. Santorum narrowly defeated Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich....

Poarch Creeks start work on $24M hotel near    Florida  airport
Business
Poarch Creeks start work on $24M hotel near Florida airport (January 18, 2012)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians broke ground on a $24 million hotel at the Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Florida. The 127-room Hyatt Place Hotel will be connected to...

Editorial: Poarch Creeks in bed with Alabama Republicans
Opinion
Editorial: Poarch Creeks in bed with Alabama Republicans (October 24, 2011)
"We imagine only those who view state politics through rose-colored lenses were surprised by the news last week that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians gave $550,000 to a Republican...

Editorial: Poarch Creeks funnel money thru shady system
Opinion
Editorial: Poarch Creeks funnel money thru shady system (October 20, 2011)
'New records showing discreetly given political contributions from Indian casinos fighting the expansion of non-Indian gambling in Alabama underscore how deceived the public has been with Alabama's historically lax campaign...

Poarch Creeks one of top donors to Republican committee
Politics
Poarch Creeks one of top donors to Republican committee (October 18, 2011)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama donated $550,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee in the last two campaign cycles, The Birmingham News reports. The contributions made the...

Opinion: Trail of Tears biker rally  not really an inconvenience
Opinion
Opinion: Trail of Tears biker rally not really an inconvenience (September 26, 2011)
"Motorcyclists don't need much of a reason to ride in herds. They're kind of like grown up bicyclists, except they obey the rules of the road and rumble instead of...

Indian woman walks  800-mile journey from Alabama   to Oklahoma
National
Indian woman walks 800-mile journey from Alabama to Oklahoma (July 7, 2011)
An Indian woman with Cherokee, Lakota and Blackfeet ancestry recently completed an 800-mile walk from Alabama to Oklahoma. Belinda Miller, 56, felt compelled to retrace the Trail of Tears. Three...

Poarch Creeks donate $25K for  victims of       Alabama tornado
National
Poarch Creeks donate $25K for victims of Alabama tornado (June 8, 2011)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $25,000 for tornado recovery efforts in Calhoun County, Alabama. The money went the Webster’s Chapel Tornado Relief Organization. It's one of $500,000 in...

Former Poarch Creek chairman making another   council bid
Politics
Former Poarch Creek chairman making another council bid (June 1, 2011)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama will hold a council election on June 4. Three seats are open and 21 candidates are running. Former chairman Eddie L. Tullis,...

Opinion:  State's history   shows tribes  were treated unfairly
Opinion
Opinion: State's history shows tribes were treated unfairly (May 20, 2011)
"Can you picture this area just a little over 150 to 175 years ago? The Indians that lived here hunted, fished, raised crops and lived a leisurely life. They married,...

Popular Creek museum display  finds a permanent home
Arts & Entertainment
Popular Creek museum display finds a permanent home (May 18, 2011)
A popular Creek Indian display that was housed at the Birmingham Museum of Art for seven year has found a new home. The Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce plans...

Poarch  Creeks head to Congress for land-into-trust legislation
Politics | Trust
Poarch Creeks head to Congress for land-into-trust legislation (March 31, 2011)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama is asking Congress to place thousands of acres in trust. The tribe doesn't want to go through the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

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