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Filed Under: Environment | Law
Agua Caliente Band and DOJ submit briefs in water rights case (10/23)
The tribe, with the support of the Obama administration, is seeking to quantify its water rights.

Filed Under: Trust
Chumash Tribe praises BIA movement on land-into-trust bid (10/22)
The finding of no significant impact puts the tribe closer to having 1,400 acres placed in trust.

Filed Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island (10/21)
Nakina Mills and Amanda Carlow of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are among American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California states, taking part in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Shingle Springs Band acquires 40 acres in trust under new law (10/09)
The tribe thanked Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) for getting the bill through the 113th Congress.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education
Review: Mechoopda Tribe shares its own story at new exhibit (10/09)
The Mechoopda Tribe collaborated with the Chico Museum on a new exhibit.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: NAGPRA case affirms conquest of Native people (10/03)
Dissecting the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in White v. University of California.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit rules against Chemehuevi Tribe in land deed case (09/18)
The court says land conveyances cannot be made without the consent of Congress.

Filed Under: Politics
Paskenta Band holds election aimed at resolving council dispute (09/15)
Tribal members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new slate of leaders in hopes of ending an internal feud.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (09/11)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.

Filed Under: Canada | Health | National
Native woman competes for the top prize on 'The Biggest Loser' (09/09)
Jackie Pierson, who is Ojibway, grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Hoopa Valley Tribe credits BIA presence with decline in arson fires (09/04)
The reservation saw 30 human-caused fires this season but that's half the usual number.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Audit uncovers questionable spending by leaders of Paskenta Band (09/03)
The tribe released a highly-anticipated audit of its finances to its members on Monday.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Tule River Tribe helps remove marijuana operation on reservation (08/29)
Authorities cleared out nearly 14,000 plants from a farm that was siphoning over 100,000 gallons of water per day.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs (08/28)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe pushed for the release of more water.

Filed Under: Recognition
County hires lobbying firm to oppose federal recognition reforms (08/28)
Napa County in California believes only Congress has the power to recognize tribes.

Filed Under: Politics
Once rival factions of Chukchansi Tribe agree to 2015 election (08/27)
Once rival factions of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians agreed to hold an election next year but another group is disputing the plan.

Filed Under: Education | Environment | Law
9th Circuit won't stop repatriation of Kumeyaay Nation ancestors (08/27)
The remains were discovered in 1976 and were determined to be 'Native American' by the University of California.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Hoopa Valley Tribe takes action due to large number of arsons (08/26)
With 30 human-caused fires so far this year, the reservation ranks among the top five in terms of arson.

Filed Under: Politics
Rival factions unite in takeover attempt within Chukchansi Tribe (08/26)
Another day, another leadership drama within the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (08/22)
Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.

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