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Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department
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Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department (April 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.

Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
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Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.

Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
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Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case (April 3, 2018)

The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.

National Indian Education Association supports teacher walkout
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National Indian Education Association supports teacher walkout (April 2, 2018)

The nation's largest Indian education organization is throwing its support behind a teacher strike in Oklahoma due to large numbers of Indian students in the Sooner State.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation connects citizens to their culture
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation connects citizens to their culture (March 30, 2018)

The strength of the Cherokee Nation resides in our people.

Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision
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Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision (March 29, 2018)

A natural gas pipeline continues to operate illegally on Indian land in Oklahoma, a year after a federal judge ordered it to be removed.

Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm
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Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm (March 28, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation is investing $28.9 million to expand one of its businesses in North Carolina.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
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A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum names senior curator
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American Indian Cultural Center and Museum names senior curator (March 19, 2018)

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is building up senior staff as construction resumes on the long-delayed facility in Oklahoma.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
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Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes lead in rewarding teachers
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes lead in rewarding teachers (March 14, 2018)

As the Chief of the Cherokee Nation and the son of public schoolteachers, it has troubled me to see the inaction at the state level as teachers across our great state struggle.

Choctaw Nation welcomes Irish prime minister for historic visit
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Choctaw Nation welcomes Irish prime minister for historic visit (March 13, 2018)

The Choctaw Nation welcomed the prime minister of Ireland for a historic visit that highlighted the strong ties between the two governments.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on health center with unique system
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Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on health center with unique system (March 7, 2018)

Citizens of the Chickasaw Nation will soon be able to utilize a unique fitness system, one of the first of its kind in the United States.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
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Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress (March 5, 2018)

Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation moves court system into new home
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation moves court system into new home (March 1, 2018)

With so many people visiting the tribal complex each year, the new court space should alleviate congestion for both employees and tribal citizens.

Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge
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Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge (February 22, 2018)

Citizens of the Peoria Tribe will go to the polls on March 3 to choose a leader.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes strides in health care system
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes strides in health care system (February 21, 2018)

Cherokee Nation Health Services offers our citizens some of the best care available in Indian Country.

Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court
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Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (February 21, 2018)

An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.

Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city
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Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city (February 20, 2018)

David Holt, a citizen of the Osage Nation, will be the first Native person to serve as mayor of Oklahoma City.

Mark Maxey: A fight for indigenous rights and environmental rights
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Mark Maxey: A fight for indigenous rights and environmental rights (February 19, 2018)

Tar Creek is a United States Superfund site where years of lead and zinc mining produced uninhabitable conditions.

Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice
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Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice (February 8, 2018)

R. Trent Shores, a Choctaw Nation citizen who serves as a top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma, has taken on a new leadership role within the Trump administration.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)

It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (January 30, 2018)

Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.

Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday
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Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday (January 29, 2018)

Anna Wockmetooah Tahmahkera, a citizen of the Comanche Nation, is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
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Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.

Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
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Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)

Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (January 9, 2018)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a remarkable advocate for equality for all people of color in America, including Indian Country.

One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries'
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One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries' (December 22, 2017)

Dode Barnett stood before a door leading to the tribal council’s offices, talking to a colleague when it happened.

Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic
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Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic (December 18, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is attempting to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid epidemic in northeastern Oklahoma but the tribe's lawsuit may never get off the ground.

Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
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Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)

A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions
Environment | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions (December 12, 2017)

We have embraced ideas that look to the future and how we can be better stewards for our children and for the earth.

Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens
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Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens (November 29, 2017)

For the future of the Cherokee Nation, one of the most important things we can do for our youth is ensure we provide ample opportunities for them to grow mentally and physically in a safe and nurturing environment.

Rep. Tom Cole: Tribes are improving the lives of their people and their neighbors
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Rep. Tom Cole: Tribes are improving the lives of their people and their neighbors (November 20, 2017)

I know my heritage as a member of the Chickasaw Nation has shaped and influenced my life in more ways than I can count.

Quapaw Tribe calls for resignation of vice chairman following criminal indictment
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Quapaw Tribe calls for resignation of vice chairman following criminal indictment (November 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Quapaw Tribe are calling for the resignation of Vice Chairman Thomas Mathews after he was accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor.

'An Indian man is on the mall' -- Statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is unveiled
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'An Indian man is on the mall' -- Statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is unveiled (November 10, 2017)

The story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is, in many ways, the story of a father’s love for his son.

Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
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Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)

A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes time to honor veteran brothers and sisters
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes time to honor veteran brothers and sisters (November 8, 2017)

As Cherokees, we respect and admire any man or woman who has donned a uniform and made sacrifices to defend America’s freedoms.

Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty
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Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty (November 8, 2017)

Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.

Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier
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Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier (November 7, 2017)

November 7, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pascal Cleatus Poolaw Sr., a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Pawnee Nation seeks earthquake damages from energy companies in tribal court
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Pawnee Nation seeks earthquake damages from energy companies in tribal court (November 2, 2017)

The Pawnee Nation is attempting to hold the energy industry accountable for damage suffered during a 2016 earthquake.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities (October 31, 2017)

Last year, the Cherokee Nation had a financial impact of more than $2 billion in our great state of Oklahoma.

Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma
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Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma (October 24, 2017)

The Osage Nation has cleared another hurdle its long-running dispute with a wind farm in Oklahoma but the battle is far from over.

Osage Nation prepared to fight state over water rights on historic reservation
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Osage Nation prepared to fight state over water rights on historic reservation (October 12, 2017)

The Osage Nation and the state of Oklahoma are clashing over the tribe's water rights.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
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House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma
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Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma (October 2, 2017)

A Muscogee (Creek) Nation is going to trial for murder for a fourth time after a judge said a dispute over the boundaries of the tribe's reservation remains unresolved.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country (October 2, 2017)

Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up
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Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up (September 29, 2017)

A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is waiting to hear whether his murder case will be dismissed as industry interests in Oklahoma flock to court in a closely-related reservation boundary case.

Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K
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Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K (September 29, 2017)

Controversy over the Trump administration's travel practices is growing, with Secretary Ryan Zinke's unusual trip from Nevada to his home in Montana coming under scrutiny.

Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight
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Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight (September 26, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.

Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings
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Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings (September 25, 2017)

The Indian Health Service remains woefully underfunded but taxpayers have been footing the costs of Secretary Tom Price's private jet travel.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools (September 21, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is proud to provide additional financial assistance to public schools in northeast Oklahoma, especially during this era of declining budgets across the state.

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
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Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm
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Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm (September 18, 2017)

A landmark decision from a federal appeals court clears the way for the Osage Nation to recover damages from the operators of a contested wind farm in Oklahoma.

Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography
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Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography (September 7, 2017)

An Indian lawmaker who resigned from his seat in Oklahoma has been indicted on federal sex trafficking and child pornography charges.

Cherokee Nation accepts court ruling and welcomes Freedmen for citizenship
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Cherokee Nation accepts court ruling and welcomes Freedmen for citizenship (September 5, 2017)

Chief Bill John Baker welcomed the descendants of former slaves within the Cherokee Nation, noting their ancestors were also forced to walk the Trail of Tears.

Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship
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Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship (August 30, 2017)

The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge has ruled.

Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories
Opinion

Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories (August 29, 2017)

All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Harlan McKosato: That time some White racists tried to corner me in Oklahoma
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Harlan McKosato: That time some White racists tried to corner me in Oklahoma (August 25, 2017)

Whether you’re Native or Black or Hispanic or any minority, there will always be white people who think they have conquered this continent and that they have a right to be the dominant race, Harlan McKosato writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Landowners from Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes receive Cobell buy-back offers
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Landowners from Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes receive Cobell buy-back offers (August 24, 2017)

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are the last in Oklahoma to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations because funds are running out.

Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries
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Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries (August 24, 2017)

A landmark decision that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact on cases in Oklahoma.