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Robert Starbard: Fear and Hope - The view From Hoonah, Alaska
Robert Starbard: Fear and Hope - The view From Hoonah, Alaska (April 27, 2020)

We know all too well the deadly consequence of acting too little and too late. Historically, the indigenous people of the United States have been by far the most at-risk race to deadly flu-like diseases.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Tribes receive Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants
Tribes receive Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants (September 27, 2018)

Tribes, museums and educational institutions received nearly $1.7 million in grants to assist them with repatriation efforts.


Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana
Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana (August 29, 2017)

Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are dealing with the devastating effects of Harvey as President Donald Trump heads to the region to see the destruction.


Coushatta Tribe reaches settlement in long-running contract dispute
Coushatta Tribe reaches settlement in long-running contract dispute (February 2, 2017)

The tribe at one point had been ordered to pay $16.6 million to a consulting firm in Louisiana.


Baby from Coushatta Tribe draws attention with full head of hair
Baby from Coushatta Tribe draws attention with full head of hair (November 10, 2016)

The little girl's family is preparing for a tribal hair-cutting ceremony that comes at four months of age.


Young member of Coushatta Tribe dies after bee attack in Arizona
Young member of Coushatta Tribe dies after bee attack in Arizona (May 31, 2016)

Alex Van Bestler, 23, was stung more than 1,000 times by an aggressive swarm of bees in Arizona.


Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers
Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers (April 26, 2016)

The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board in Louisiana reversed course after hearing from tribal leaders and members who were upset about the policy against eagle feathers


Coushatta Tribe wins ruling in long-running dispute with contractor
Coushatta Tribe wins ruling in long-running dispute with contractor (February 9, 2016)

The tribe was ordered to pay $16.6 million for an alleged breach of contract but an appeal court in Louisiana vacated the entire judgment.


Coushatta Tribe anticipates thousands for 20th annual powwow
Coushatta Tribe anticipates thousands for 20th annual powwow (June 11, 2015)

The festivities kick off tomorrow and run though Saturday at the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana.


Coushatta Tribe reports results of election for two council seats
Coushatta Tribe reports results of election for two council seats (June 2, 2015)

David Sickey and Crystal Williams will each serve a four-year term on the council.


Last defendant pleads guilty for Coushatta Reservation robbery
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Last defendant pleads guilty for Coushatta Reservation robbery (June 20, 2014)

Five people participated in an armed home invasion on the reservation in Louisiana.


Judge refuses to force Coushatta Tribe to pay $21M settlement
Judge refuses to force Coushatta Tribe to pay $21M settlement (April 30, 2014)

A judge in Louisiana refused to force the Coushatta Tribe to pay a $21 million settlement with a construction firm.


Coushatta Tribe  credited with  arrest of suspected    bank robber
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Coushatta Tribe credited with arrest of suspected bank robber (July 26, 2013)

Police from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are being credited with the arrest of a suspected bank robber.


Coushatta  Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman
Coushatta Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman (June 4, 2013)

Lovelin Poncho, one of the figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has been elected chairman of the Coushatta Tribe.


Coushatta man pays $250K in restitution for fire at tribe's store
Coushatta man pays $250K in restitution for fire at tribe's store (August 1, 2012)

A member of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana paid over $250,000 in restitution for setting a fire on the reservation. Jordan Hawk John, 18, pleaded guilty to simple burglary and...


Coushatta Tribe aims to preserve language for generations
Coushatta Tribe aims to preserve language for generations (April 24, 2012)

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is offering classes in the Koasati language. The tribe started working with elders to develop a writing system for the language. The goal is to...


Jewish Times: Coushatta Tribes makes connection to Israel
Jewish Times: Coushatta Tribes makes connection to Israel (March 7, 2012)

"In 2008, David Sickey of the Sovereign Nation of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana was glued to the media coverage of Israel’s sixtieth anniversary. As a result, by the end...


Coushatta Tribe sends youth to Missouri to help relief efforts
Coushatta Tribe sends youth to Missouri to help relief efforts (June 9, 2011)

Young members of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are in Joplin, Missouri, this week to help with tornado relief efforts. Twenty high school and college students made the trek to...


Coushatta Tribe opens early voting for its council election
Coushatta Tribe opens early voting for its council election (May 24, 2011)

Early voting has begun for the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. Eleven candidates are running for council. David Sickey, who currently serves as vice chairman, is seeking re-election. Early voting continues...


Coushatta Tribe heads to   polls to elect council members
Coushatta Tribe heads to polls to elect council members (May 13, 2011)

Members of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will vote in a council election on May 28. Vice chairman David Sickey is seeking re-election. Pratt Doucet isn't seeking re-election, leaving an...