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Filed Under: National | Politics
Bill John Baker wins re-election as leader of Cherokee Nation (06/29)
The incumbent chief secured 52.66 percent of the vote, easily beating three other challengers.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (06/26)
The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.

Filed Under: National
Cherokee Nation starts work on tribal headquarters expansion (06/23)
The W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah will see the addition of a second floor to accommodate more employees and visitors.

Filed Under: Health | National
Interview: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on health care (06/22)
The Durant Democrat shares the final segment of an interview with the leader of the third-largest tribe in the United States.

Filed Under: National
Kaw Nation returns to ancestral homeland in Kansas for powwow (06/19)
The two-day event takes place at the tribe's Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park near Council Grove.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes question 'hobby' Indians (06/19)
'Playing Indian' is so common that most Native peoples have grown inured to the cringe-inducing spectacle of white folks doing ungainly dances at hobby powwows all over the world.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Documentary about Freedmen struggle premieres in Oklahoma (06/18)
The Freedmen are fighting to retain citizenship rights in the Cherokee Nation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation students keep our language alive (06/16)
Members of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council have accepted the White House’s Generation Indigenous challenge to Indian Country to improve lives and increase opportunities for Native youth.

Filed Under: National
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles (06/16)
The Durant Democrat interviews Chief Gary Batton, who is rounding out his first term as leader of the Choctaw Nation and is running for election in July.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Missed opportunities for Medicaid in Indian Country (06/15)
A new White House report details the economic impact of Medicaid expansion and is sharply critical of the 22 states that have not done so.

Filed Under: Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes head from Oklahoma to DC (06/12)
All three Shawnee tribes from Oklahoma are coming together at the National Museum of the American Indian for the first time to share their culture, language and history.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate committee upset by testimony at victim services hearing (06/11)
Lawmakers were told about high rates of crime on some reservations and were shocked by some of the statistics presented by tribal witnesses.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/11)
The hearing lacked the fireworks of the panel's last session but Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) still pushed hard for a Native veterans bill.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Sand Creek documentary premieres (06/10)
Last November, Cheyenne and Arapaho television crew joined over 100 tribal members in Colorado to observe a week of events honoring the 150th commemoration of the Sand Creek Massacre.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/09)
The bills address specific issues for two tribes and for Alaska Native veterans.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Artists shine at Red Earth fest (06/09)
The drumbeat pounds life into the arena, enwrapping the dancers, the spectators and the artists in its cultural embrace through the sprawl of the 2015 Red Earth Festival.

Filed Under: Law
Two arrested in Oklahoma after manhunt involving tribal police (06/09)
Shots were fired at a Sac and Fox Nation police vehicle and an Absentee Shawnee Tribe vehicle. No officers were injured.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches new battle in war with city (06/09)
The tribe blames city employees for causing $1.2 million in damage at the Cultural Heritage Center, which has been closed for over a year.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares philosophy (06/08)
The Durant Democrat interviews Chief Gary Batton, who is rounding out his first term as leader of the Choctaw Nation and is running for election in July.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Repatriate Jim Thorpe to Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma (06/08)
The burial site of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe matters deeply to his sons and members of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma.

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