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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.

Filed Under: Law
Court in California won't let Choctaw girl be placed with relatives (08/19)
The tribe wanted her to placed with blood relatives in Utah.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: Elder from Wukchumni Tribe works to keep language alive (08/19)
Film-maker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee shares his film about Marie Wilcox, an elder from the Tule River Tribe of California who is the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language.

Filed Under: National
Agua Caliente Band enters agreement for housing development (08/15)
The project includes 126 houses on a mix of trust land and fee land.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation pays $9K fine for campaign donations (08/12)
The tribe acknowledged that its donations to an embattled state senator went over the legal limits.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Hoopa Valley man takes over as supervisor of national forest (08/11)
Merv George said he is the first American Indian to serve as supervisor in the U.S. Forest Service.

Filed Under: Recognition
California county opposes changes to federal recognition rules (08/11)
Officials in Napa County also oppose federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe.

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