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Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement
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Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement (November 8, 2017)
A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.

House set to approve bill to remove state jurisdiction on Meskwaki Settlement
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House set to approve bill to remove state jurisdiction on Meskwaki Settlement (October 31, 2017)
Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.

New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear
Arts & Entertainment
New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear (September 19, 2017)
Poet and novelist Ray Young Bear, a citizen of the Meskwaki Tribe, has published two word-songs in The New Yorker.

House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
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House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills
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Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent
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House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent (May 31, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and more
Business
Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and more (April 21, 2017)
Over the years, the tribe has expanded into real estate, information technology, tobacco, coffee, construction and food.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (March 29, 2017)
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills (March 27, 2017)
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (September 12, 2016)
Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule (September 6, 2016)
The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.

Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collection
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Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collection (August 24, 2016)
The Before Columbus Foundation is recognizing three Native citizens in 2016.

Court decision highlights sentencing disparities in Indian Country
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Court decision highlights sentencing disparities in Indian Country (August 15, 2016)
A member of the Meskwaki Tribe who was convicted of murdering his parents will likely stay behind bars for the rest of his life.

Meskwaki Tribe cancels 102nd annual powwow after death in community
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Meskwaki Tribe cancels 102nd annual powwow after death in community (August 12, 2016)
The event had already gotten off to a shaky start as storms swept through the community on the first night of Meskwaki Powwow.

Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline
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Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline (August 11, 2016)
Youth from two tribes ran 2,000 miles across the country as their leaders mounted a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans
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Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans (July 5, 2016)
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.

Iowa Tribe joins fight against oil pipeline on aboriginal territory
Environment
Iowa Tribe joins fight against oil pipeline on aboriginal territory (March 24, 2016)
The Iowa Utilities Board granted a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline without consulting the tribe, according to a new letter.

Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan
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Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan (March 14, 2016)
As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mobilizes to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is holding a webcast public hearing March 9-10 of its latest deliberations about the hazardous liquid project application.

Bernie Sanders won Democratic precinct on Meskwaki Reservation
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Bernie Sanders won Democratic precinct on Meskwaki Reservation (February 3, 2016)
The state of Iowa as a whole narrowly went for Hillary Clinton but members of the Meskwaki Tribe overwhelmingly favored Bernie Sanders.

Mark Trahant: Self-determination should be on the table for presidential campaign
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Self-determination should be on the table for presidential campaign (February 3, 2016)
My ideal? Presidential campaigns would focus on policy, not the politicians, and the first votes would be cast in states like Arizona, New Mexico, or even Montana, where issues that impact First Americans would get a full airing by all the campaigns.

Charles Schneider: Restore criminal jurisdiction to Meskwaki Tribe
Law | Opinion
Charles Schneider: Restore criminal jurisdiction to Meskwaki Tribe (January 25, 2016)
Senate File 2022 rescinds state jurisdiction, leaving the Meskwaki with jurisdiction over offenses committed by tribe members against tribe members on settlement territory.

Meskwaki Tribe moves closer to removing state from jurisdiction
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Meskwaki Tribe moves closer to removing state from jurisdiction (January 21, 2016)
The state of Iowa could relinquish authority over crimes committed by tribal members on the Meskwaki Settlement.

Meskwaki Tribe secures $1.6M ANA grant to benefit produce farm
Health
Meskwaki Tribe secures $1.6M ANA grant to benefit produce farm (January 6, 2016)
The money will be used to plant more crops at the 40-acre Red Earth Gardens and provide more opportunities for tribal youth.

NPS suppresses probe into destruction at burial mound in Iowa
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NPS suppresses probe into destruction at burial mound in Iowa (August 4, 2015)
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument took ancestral remains from the site and kept them in a box in his garage.

Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains
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Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains (July 7, 2015)
Anticipated destruction of natural resources, sacred sites, and family farm economy is triggering tribal governments, their enrollees, Native American non-profits, their allies, and rural people to defy the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

Iowa lawmakers back repeal of jurisdiction over Meskwaki Tribe
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Iowa lawmakers back repeal of jurisdiction over Meskwaki Tribe (June 12, 2015)
Supporters said it's time for the state to stop prosecuting crimes involving tribal members on the reservation.

Young Meskwaki Tribe man sentenced to 25 years for murder
Law
Young Meskwaki Tribe man sentenced to 25 years for murder (May 15, 2015)
Jonathan Youngbear, 21, admitted he stabbed and killed his 17-year-old cousin on the reservation.

Meskwaki Nation puts up $25K reward in case of missing woman
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Meskwaki Nation puts up $25K reward in case of missing woman (April 29, 2015)
Rita Janelle Papakee, a 41-year-old mother of four, was last seen by family on January 16.

Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory
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Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory (March 17, 2015)
The pipeline would cross 18 counties in Iowa, effectively cutting the state in half.

Young member of Meskwaki Tribe pleads guilty in murder case
Law
Young member of Meskwaki Tribe pleads guilty in murder case (January 28, 2015)
Jonathan Youngbear admitted that he stabbed and killed his 17-year-old cousin at a home on the reservation in February 2014.

Meskwaki man's murder trial delayed due to jury makeup issues
Law
Meskwaki man's murder trial delayed due to jury makeup issues (December 4, 2014)
Only two out of 86 potential jurors identified as Native American.

Meskwaki Tribe fires assistant police chief over harassment
Law
Meskwaki Tribe fires assistant police chief over harassment (November 12, 2014)
The officer, Jason Dunagan, was denied unemployment benefits for violating the tribe's anti-discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment policies.

Ray Young Bear: No tribal member wants to be known by R-word
Opinion | Sports
Ray Young Bear: No tribal member wants to be known by R-word (August 22, 2014)
Ray Young Bear, a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa, discusses the Washington NFL team name.

Meskwaki Tribe celebrates 100th birthday of powwow in August
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Meskwaki Tribe celebrates 100th birthday of powwow in August (July 1, 2014)
This year's event takes place from August 6-10.

Ex-official under probe for keeping ancestral remains in a box
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Ex-official under probe for keeping ancestral remains in a box (May 27, 2014)
Former superintendent kept them in a box in his garage for more than 10 years.

Meskwaki Tribe ready to start construction on $6M travel plaza
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Meskwaki Tribe ready to start construction on $6M travel plaza (April 25, 2014)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa plans to open a $6 million travel plaza this fall.

FBI seeks murder charges for death on Meskwaki Reservation
Law
FBI seeks murder charges for death on Meskwaki Reservation (April 8, 2014)
The FBI is pursuing murdering charges against a young member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa.

Mary Annette Pember: Meskwaki family moves to save son's life
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Mary Annette Pember: Meskwaki family moves to save son's life (March 28, 2014)
Quincy Grittmann, a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa, is moving to Colorado in hopes of saving her son's life through the use of medical marijuana.

Meskwaki Tribe places historic bear claw necklace on display
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Meskwaki Tribe places historic bear claw necklace on display (March 19, 2014)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has reclaimed a part of its history.

FBI pursues murder charges against man from Meskwaki Tribe
Law
FBI pursues murder charges against man from Meskwaki Tribe (March 11, 2014)
The FBI is pursuing murdering charges against a man from the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa who is accused of killing his parents.

Man from Meskwaki Tribe charged for murdering his parents
Law
Man from Meskwaki Tribe charged for murdering his parents (February 7, 2014)
A 25-year-old member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has been charged with murdering his parents on the reservation.

Meskwaki Tribe shocked by double murder of husband, wife
Law
Meskwaki Tribe shocked by double murder of husband, wife (February 6, 2014)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa said it was 'shocked and saddened' by the murders of a husband and his wife.

Meskwaki Tribe criticized for handling of Code Talker ceremony
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Meskwaki Tribe criticized for handling of Code Talker ceremony (December 4, 2013)
Members of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa are criticizing their leaders for the way they were treated at the Code Talkers ceremony at the U.S. Capitol last month.

Ex-police chief for Meskwaki Tribe enters plea in firearm case
Law
Ex-police chief for Meskwaki Tribe enters plea in firearm case (April 10, 2013)
The former police chief for the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa entered a plea in a firearm case. Chris Knouse, 46, was accused of transferring a firearm to another person without...

Executive to help  Meskwaki Tribe diversify economic holdings
Business
Executive to help Meskwaki Tribe diversify economic holdings (November 1, 2012)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa hired a new executive this year for its economic development corporation. Bill Largent, the former director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the...

Harlan McKosato: Meskwaki adoption keeps tribal tradition alive
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Meskwaki adoption keeps tribal tradition alive (September 4, 2012)
"Personally, I love being Native American. It’s different than being an “ordinary” American. I was adopted recently by the Youngbear family from the Meskwaki tribe in Iowa. The Meskwaki (People...

Radio Iowa: Meskwaki Tribe shares its story at  new museum
Education
Radio Iowa: Meskwaki Tribe shares its story at new museum (February 6, 2012)
"The Meskwaki Tribe near Tama is hoping a new museum will help tell their story to the rest of the state and the country. Meskwaki historic preservation director, Jonathan Buffalo,...

Meskwaki Nation  accuses former police chief of wrongdoing
Law
Meskwaki Nation accuses former police chief of wrongdoing (January 26, 2012)
The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa says its former police chief committed wrongdoing while in office. Christopher Knouse, 45, is facing numerous charges in state court. He allegedly sold a number...

Iowa Supreme Court clears an attorney for    Meskwaki Tribe
Law
Iowa Supreme Court clears an attorney for Meskwaki Tribe (December 13, 2011)
The Iowa Supreme Court dismissed a complaint against an attorney for the Meskwaki Tribe. The Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa recommended that Steven Olson be barred from...

Judge    to meet with Meskwaki Tribe  after being suspended
Law
Judge to meet with Meskwaki Tribe after being suspended (May 20, 2011)
A judge in Iowa who was suspended for a week has been ordered to meet with the Meskwaki Tribe to discuss protocol. Tama County magistrate Richard Vander Mey was suspended...

Iowa judge   recognizes Mewskwaki officers as law enforcement
Law
Iowa judge recognizes Mewskwaki officers as law enforcement (March 25, 2011)
Peace officers for the Meskwaki Tribe are recognized under Iowa law as law enforcement, a judge ruled last week. Judge Ian Thornhill said the definition of law enforcement in Section...

Supreme Court refuses challenge to Meskwaki Tribe's jurisdiction
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Supreme Court refuses challenge to Meskwaki Tribe's jurisdiction (January 18, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a petition in APIS v. Sac and Fox Tribe, a tribal court jurisdiction case. Generally, tribes lack jurisdiction over non-Indians and non-Indian entities. But...

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