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Shingle Springs Band acquires 35.9 acres for $1.2 million
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Shingle Springs Band acquires 35.9 acres for $1.2 million (July 20, 2018)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has acquired land near its reservation in northern California.

Navajo Nation man still missing after more than two months
National

Navajo Nation man still missing after more than two months (July 13, 2018)

Billy Nez, Jr., was last seen by his sister on April 28.

Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.

'The reservation is our homeland': Paskenta Band dedicates highway signs
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'The reservation is our homeland': Paskenta Band dedicates highway signs (July 12, 2018)

Drivers in northern California will now know when they are in the homelands of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.

Lytton Band moves closer to success with tribal homelands legislation
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Lytton Band moves closer to success with tribal homelands legislation (July 9, 2018)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.

YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions
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YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions (July 5, 2018)

Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.

Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
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Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.

Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial
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Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial (June 15, 2018)

An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill
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Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill (June 14, 2018)

A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians inches forward with homelands bill
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Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians inches forward with homelands bill (June 11, 2018)

Another tribal homelands bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill after years of bitter battles in California.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspends official after drunken driving charge
Law

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspends official after drunken driving charge (June 5, 2018)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspended its chief of staff after he was arrested and jailed for a drunken driving accident.

DNA study finds relations near and far among the first Americans
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DNA study finds relations near and far among the first Americans (June 1, 2018)

Are we all related? Scientists are still trying to figure that out.

Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department
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Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department (May 18, 2018)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is helping out a new crew of firefighters in southern California.

Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy
National | Federal Recognition

Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy (May 18, 2018)

Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats (May 9, 2018)

The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.

Tahj Gomes: Ruffey Rancheria seeks to correct 'historical injustice'
Opinion

Tahj Gomes: Ruffey Rancheria seeks to correct 'historical injustice' (May 8, 2018)

With lawmakers set to advance a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria, Chairman Tahj Gomes explains why his tribe needs help.

Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.

House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills
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House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills (May 7, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance four bills, including a controversial federal recognition measure.

Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill (May 3, 2018)

Even more tribes are raising questions about a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria in California.

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms
Health | National

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving
Law

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving (April 25, 2018)

The chief of staff for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and his sons were involved in a serious accident in southern California.

Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era
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Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era (April 25, 2018)

Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation (April 25, 2018)

After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.

Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
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Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill (April 18, 2018)

When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.

Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
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Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
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Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities
Education | Opinion

Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities (April 5, 2018)

The tradition of community empowerment driven by women is not only ingrained in the Pomo tribe, it is also deeply embedded in Native culture beyond our borders.

YES! Magazine: Kashia Band takes control of ancestral homelands
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YES! Magazine: Kashia Band takes control of ancestral homelands (April 3, 2018)

The Kashia Pomo’s success might be the first time that a tribe has held a private deed—as well as management rights—to their ancestral lands.

The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California
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The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California (March 28, 2018)

In the 20th century, U.S. eugenics programs rendered tens of thousands of people infertile.

Sherry Treppa: Sharing our tribal histories through storytelling
Education | Opinion

Sherry Treppa: Sharing our tribal histories through storytelling (March 27, 2018)

The continuing legacy of the Native American people is one of courage and tenacity against seemingly insurmountable opposition.

Angelina Arroyo: Habematolel Pomo stay strong in face of adversity
Opinion

Angelina Arroyo: Habematolel Pomo stay strong in face of adversity (March 20, 2018)

The traditions we share, the stories we tell, the very health of our people, all these are powerful elements that have kept our people together over time.

Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California
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Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California (March 15, 2018)

James Ramos, a former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is seeking to make history with his run for office in California.

Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting
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Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting (March 15, 2018)

Students and activists from coast to coast spoke at rallies, walked out of schools, registered to vote and observed 17 minutes of silence for the 14 students and three teachers shot to death one month ago in Florida.

Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions
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Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions (March 13, 2018)

A ball game that has been played in Mexico for centuries gives indigenous people a way to maintain their traditions in the United States,

Agua Caliente Band opposes proposal to ban short term rentals
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Agua Caliente Band opposes proposal to ban short term rentals (March 13, 2018)

Sites like Airbnb are boasting tens of thousands of stays in Palm Springs, California, but some want to change that.

Statue of Native man at feet of 'early' explorers will be coming down
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Statue of Native man at feet of 'early' explorers will be coming down (March 9, 2018)

A statue featuring a nearly naked Native man at the feet of a cowboy and a Catholic missionary is coming down in San Francisco, California.

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
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Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)

Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.

Supreme Court turns away another conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
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Supreme Court turns away another conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (February 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has turned away another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

YES! Magazine: Let's learn from states where gun violence has fallen
Opinion

YES! Magazine: Let's learn from states where gun violence has fallen (February 21, 2018)

To have an honest, nonpartisan discussion about gun violence, we must look at what happened in New York, California, and Texas.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
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Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation swears in new chairman and council
Politics

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation swears in new chairman and council (January 30, 2018)

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has a new leader -- Anthony Roberts was elected and sworn in as chairman of the California-based tribe.

Agua Caliente Band secures approval of land swap after long wait
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Agua Caliente Band secures approval of land swap after long wait (January 25, 2018)

It's taken longer than expected but the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians finally secured approval of a land swap with the federal government.

Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store
Business | Health

Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store (January 25, 2018)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe plans to open a $5 million grocery store on the reservation in northern California this summer.

YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California
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YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California (January 19, 2018)

The city of Los Angeles has created a 'social equity' tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.

One reported dead and two injured after shooting on Morongo Reservation
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One reported dead and two injured after shooting on Morongo Reservation (January 11, 2018)

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The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples
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The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples (January 11, 2018)

The California Dream is a myth for many California Indian peoples and tribes.

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow
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Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow (December 19, 2017)

Organizers are expecting a large crow for the Two-Spirits Powwow in San Francisco, California, on February 3, 2018.

Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
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Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court (December 12, 2017)

The conservative Goldwater Institute is attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act again, this time in a dispute involving the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.

Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era
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Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era (November 29, 2017)

The first tribal water rights settlement of the Trump era, for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has been executed by the Department of the Interior.

Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change
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Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change (November 28, 2017)

Another tribal homelands bill is taking a major step forward on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration considers changes widely opposed in Indian Country.

Leland McGee: California agency attacks tribal sovereignty with marijuana rules
Opinion

Leland McGee: California agency attacks tribal sovereignty with marijuana rules (November 28, 2017)

All tribes should recognize the dangerous precedent California is establishing in state-tribal relations throughout Indian Country.

Agua Caliente Band clears big hurdle in battle to protect groundwater in California
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Agua Caliente Band clears big hurdle in battle to protect groundwater in California (November 27, 2017)

In a big win for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the nation's highest court has rejected a challenge to the tribe's historic water rights ruling.

Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving
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Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving (November 16, 2017)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 10,000 turkeys in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving tradition.

Agua Caliente Band helps bring Native studies into public school classrooms
Education

Agua Caliente Band helps bring Native studies into public school classrooms (November 7, 2017)

Students in Palm Springs, California, will be learning more about Native Americans thanks to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation
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YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)

More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

Chumash Tribe finally secures county approval for land-into-trust agreement
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Chumash Tribe finally secures county approval for land-into-trust agreement (October 31, 2017)

It took years of work and prodding from Congress but the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians finally reached a land-into-trust agreement in California.

Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California
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Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California (October 31, 2017)

The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.

Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands
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Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands (October 12, 2017)

Where Congress has failed to take action on one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases, tribes are seeing successes elsewhere as they seek to restore their homelands.

Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
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Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)

Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.

All-Native band Warpath from California mixes heavy metal with tribal elements
Arts & Entertainment

All-Native band Warpath from California mixes heavy metal with tribal elements (October 11, 2017)

Warpath is an all-Native band from southern California that mixes heavy metal with traditional drums and rattles.