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Trump administration changes course with withdrawal of pro-tribal homelands policy
Trump administration changes course with withdrawal of pro-tribal homelands policy (March 10, 2020)

Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.


'Do your job': Tribes slam Trump administration on sovereignty and homelands
'Do your job': Tribes slam Trump administration on sovereignty and homelands (February 12, 2020)

The Trump administration's point person on Indian policy took a brutal beating as tribal leaders warned about dire threats to their sovereignty.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration
'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration (November 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders are calling on Congress to repudiate the Trump administration in light of recent decisions that undermine the federal government's trust relationship.


'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 12, 2018)

Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on Trump administration
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on Trump administration (August 28, 2018)

The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.


'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages
'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages (August 23, 2018)

Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe affirms election results after recount
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe affirms election results after recount (February 21, 2017)

Chairman Cedric Cromwell easily defeated his challenger while Vice Chairwoman Jessie Baird won re-election by four votes.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leaders
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leaders (February 2, 2017)

Five seats on the council, including the chair and vice chair position, are up for grabs.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (July 22, 2016)

At least 11 people -- all under of the age of 35 -- died after overdosing on opioids and two more deaths have been linked to drugs.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vice chair a 'hero' for language work
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vice chair a 'hero' for language work (April 7, 2015)

Jessie Baird revived a Native language that hadn't been spoken on a regular basis in hundreds of years.