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Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers
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Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers (May 22, 2017)
Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup
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Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup (December 14, 2016)
'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said

Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements (September 8, 2016)
So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.

Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue
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Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (July 13, 2016)
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.

Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service
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Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (July 12, 2016)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.

Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments
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Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (June 27, 2016)
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.

Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
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Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff
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Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff (June 7, 2016)
Only weeks after Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele pledged to close the Aberdeen Area Office and contract out the emergency room in Pine Ridge, federal officials opted to hire a contractor to do just that.

Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital
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Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital (May 25, 2016)
The Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Nebraska can no longer bill for Medicaid and Medicare after losing certification last summer.

Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill
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Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (May 25, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.

Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms
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Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (May 18, 2016)
AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.

Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service
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Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (May 12, 2016)
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.

Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service
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Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (May 5, 2016)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.

Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities
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Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (May 2, 2016)
The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.

Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care
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Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (April 29, 2016)
A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster
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Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster (April 20, 2016)
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.

Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms
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Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms (April 20, 2016)
The agency solicited bids for three emergency rooms in the troubled Great Plains region.

President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital
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President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital (April 12, 2016)
The facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been suffering from problems for more than five years.

Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court
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Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (April 12, 2016)
In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.

Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region
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Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region (April 11, 2016)
Yet another facility in the Great Plains Area stands to lose certification due to numerous deficiencies.

New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains
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New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains (March 23, 2016)
Mary Smith, who was named acting director of the agency earlier this month, wants to hear from 'all of the tribes' in a region that has been under intense scrutiny in Indian Country and in Congress.

Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
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Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.

Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
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Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (March 22, 2016)
By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.

Diane Humetewa not under consideration for Supreme Court seat
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Diane Humetewa not under consideration for Supreme Court seat (March 11, 2016)
A short list of five potential candidates is being widely cited in the media but it does not include anyone from Indian Country.

Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facility
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Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facility (March 9, 2016)
The new leader of the beleaguered agency vowed to do 'whatever it takes' to prevent more facilities in the troubled Great Plains Area from losing a key source of funding.

Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
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Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 24, 2016)
Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death
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No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death (February 22, 2016)
Decisions are pending in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a tribal jurisdiction case, and Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case.

Appeals court backs tougher sentence in domestic violence case
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Appeals court backs tougher sentence in domestic violence case (February 16, 2016)
Terry Lee Harlan, 53, was found guilty of being a habitual offender under under a law that recognizes prior tribal domestic violence convictions.

President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget
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President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (February 10, 2016)
The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.

Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems
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Inspections of IHS facilities in Great Plains turn up big problems (January 28, 2016)
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare found serious problems at hospitals on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, both in South Dakota.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee expands look into 'substandard' care at Indian Health Service (January 22, 2016)
Lawmakers and staff are convening a listening session to hear from tribal members across Indian Country in addition to looking at the Great Plains Area of the IHS.

Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
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Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (January 22, 2016)
The case got its start when the tribe — with approval of the federal government — decided to regulate liquor sales on the reservation.

Matthew Fletcher: Commentary on Supreme Court oral arguments
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Matthew Fletcher: Commentary on Supreme Court oral arguments (January 21, 2016)
There seemed to be two major threads of argument in Nebraska v. Parker.

Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute
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Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute (January 20, 2016)
The justices appeared skeptical of the state of Nebraska's attempts to diminish the reservation by excluding the village of Pender from the tribe's land base.

Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case
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Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case (January 19, 2016)
The outcome will determine whether the village of Pender remains a part of the reservation in northeastern Nebraska.

Mike Myers: Supreme Court ready to cheat Native people again
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Mike Myers: Supreme Court ready to cheat Native people again (January 18, 2016)
What’s being said here is that the Indigenous nation and/or people have no claim or right just cuz we’re here and our presence automatically precludes any rights, interests or claims.

Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court considers Omaha Tribe dispute
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Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court considers Omaha Tribe dispute (January 14, 2016)
The Supreme Court is now being asked to define what happens to Indian lands after Congress agreed to let settlers occupy lands within an Indian reservation.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains (January 12, 2016)
The Great Plains Area of the Indian Health Service has been under intense scrutiny for several years due to management failures and cutbacks in care.

Matthew Birkhold: Supreme Court to hear reservation dispute
Law | Opinion
Matthew Birkhold: Supreme Court to hear reservation dispute (December 21, 2015)
The Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear Nebraska v. Parker offers an opportunity for the American justice system to demonstrate that it has since developed a more enlightened and nuanced jurisprudence.

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in Omaha Tribe dispute
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Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in Omaha Tribe dispute (December 2, 2015)
The case will determine whether the village of Pender lies within reservation boundaries and whether non-Indian businesses must submit to the tribe's jurisdiction.

Omaha Tribe to continue with studies of marijuana and hemp
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Omaha Tribe to continue with studies of marijuana and hemp (November 10, 2015)
Chairman Vernon Miller wasn't worried about a setback for a tribe in neighboring South Dakota.

Omaha Tribe considers next steps for marijuana operation
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Omaha Tribe considers next steps for marijuana operation (November 5, 2015)
The tribe plans to work with federal and state officials in Nebraska and Iowa going forward.

Omaha Tribe voters back marijuana in advisory referendum
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Omaha Tribe voters back marijuana in advisory referendum (November 4, 2015)
One question in particular drew the strongest support -- 77 percent of voters said they supported legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes.

Omaha Tribe holds advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana
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Omaha Tribe holds advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana (November 2, 2015)
Members are being asked whether the tribe should legalize marijuana or industrial hemp.

Omaha Tribe reports results of primary vote for council seats
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Omaha Tribe reports results of primary vote for council seats (October 16, 2015)
Five of 14 candidates secured enough votes to advance to the general election on November 3.

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases
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Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases (October 12, 2015)
A contract support costs case will be heard on December 1 and a tribal jurisdiction case will be heard December 7.

Omaha Tribe hosts basketball stars Shoni and Jude Schimmel
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Omaha Tribe hosts basketball stars Shoni and Jude Schimmel (October 9, 2015)
The Schimmel sisters and their family shared stories of inspiration with youth on the reservation.

Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (October 8, 2015)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews recent developments in Indian law, including the acceptance of Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case affecting the Omaha Tribe, by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases
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Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case
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Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (October 2, 2015)
The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.

Omaha Tribe to start foster care system with grant from HHS
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Omaha Tribe to start foster care system with grant from HHS (September 25, 2015)
Indian children represent 5 percent of the foster care population in Nebraska even though they are just 2 percent of the entire child population.

Nebraska tribes recognized for efforts to hold IHS accountable
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Nebraska tribes recognized for efforts to hold IHS accountable (September 24, 2015)
The Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe received the National Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
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Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)
Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.

Former chair of Omaha Tribe sentenced to probation for theft
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Former chair of Omaha Tribe sentenced to probation for theft (September 15, 2015)
Amen Sheridan pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to theft from an Indian tribal organization.

Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundaries
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Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundaries (August 24, 2015)
The outcome of Nebraska v. Parker will determine whether non-Indian liquor stores must pay a 10 percent tax to the tribe.

Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference
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Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference (July 30, 2015)
Members of six tribes are meeting to discuss ways to preserve their closely-related languages.

Young man from Omaha Tribe sentenced for sexual abuse of child
Law
Young man from Omaha Tribe sentenced for sexual abuse of child (July 28, 2015)
Lawrence Merrick Jr., age 23, pleaded guilty for an incident that occurred on the reservation of the neighboring Winnebago Tribe.

Former chairman of Omaha Tribe pleads guilty in fund theft case
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Former chairman of Omaha Tribe pleads guilty in fund theft case (June 16, 2015)
Amen Sheridan, 54, admitted that he knew about the theft of tribal housing funds.

Omaha Tribe surprised by appeal in reservation boundary case
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Omaha Tribe surprised by appeal in reservation boundary case (May 28, 2015)
The tribe met with local officials to discuss the matter but wasn't told that a Supreme Court petition had already been drafted.

Nebraska ends death penalty in historic and close veto override
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Nebraska ends death penalty in historic and close veto override (May 28, 2015)
Nationally, the death penalty has impacted Native Americans at disproportional rates.

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