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Rep. Tom Cole: Tribes are improving the lives of their people and their neighbors
Opinion
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
Law | Politics
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
Law | National
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
Opinion
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
Environment | Law | National
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
Business | Opinion
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
Environment | Law | National
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
National | Politics | Trust
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
Law | National
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
Health | Opinion | Politics
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
Law | National
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
National | Politics
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
Health | National | Politics
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
Education | Opinion
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
Health | National
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
Business | Law | National | Trust
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
Law | Politics
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
Law | Opinion | Politics
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
Law | National | Politics
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
Opinion
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
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
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
Law | National
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.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday in Oklahoma
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday in Oklahoma (August 23, 2017)
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker invites all to celebrate the tribe's people, history and culture at its annual holiday.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)
Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder
Law | National
Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder (August 14, 2017)
A landmark court ruling that confirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opioid lawsuit in tribal court system
Health | Law | National
Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opioid lawsuit in tribal court system (August 10, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation is ready to proceed with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, the tribe's top legal official said.

Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation
Law | National
Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.

Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma
Law | National
Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma (August 8, 2017)
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation has secured a stunning court victory that not only reverses his death penalty conviction but also reaffirms the historic boundaries of his tribe's reservation.

Cherokee Nation hails approval of land-into-trust application for health center
Health | Trust
Cherokee Nation hails approval of land-into-trust application for health center (August 3, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation now has more than 61,000 acres in trust in Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation battles opioid epidemic among our people
Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation battles opioid epidemic among our people (August 2, 2017)
The opioid epidemic is ripping apart families, straining our tribal resources and wreaking havoc across the Cherokee Nation.

Osage Nation loses attempt to block county's wind development ordinance
Environment | Law
Osage Nation loses attempt to block county's wind development ordinance (August 1, 2017)
The Osage Nation continues to fight wind energy developments in northeastern Oklahoma despite setbacks in the courts.

Comanche Nation hails indictment against former tax commission worker
Law
Comanche Nation hails indictment against former tax commission worker (July 26, 2017)
A former employee of the Comanche Nation is being accused of stealing from the Oklahoma-based tribe.

Cherokee Nation details devastating impacts of opioid crisis in Oklahoma
Health | Law | National
Cherokee Nation details devastating impacts of opioid crisis in Oklahoma (July 25, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation is defending its right to pursue drug companies and drug stores for flooding its homeland with prescription opioids.

Comanche Nation announces shutdown of tribal college after 15 years
Education | National
Comanche Nation announces shutdown of tribal college after 15 years (July 24, 2017)
The first tribal college in Oklahoma is shutting down at the end of the July 2017.

Authorities seek information about fatal hit-and-run of Otoe-Missouria citizen
Law | National
Authorities seek information about fatal hit-and-run of Otoe-Missouria citizen (July 14, 2017)
Randall Whitehorn, 64, was killed on July 9 after being struck by a driver, who fled the scene in Red Rock, Oklahoma.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)
We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas
Trust
Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas (July 6, 2017)
The Quapaw Tribe owns 160 acres within its former reservation in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background
Education | National
Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)
A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid
National | Politics
Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.

Mark Maxey: Oklahoma tries to crush Native protesters with new law
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Maxey: Oklahoma tries to crush Native protesters with new law (June 26, 2017)
When Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed HB 1124 into law, it was yet another strike against Native Americans.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation strives for excellence in health care
Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation strives for excellence in health care (June 13, 2017)
Our doctors take care of us, and we should celebrate their efforts and help patients better understand a physician’s sacrifice and dedication, Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker writes.

Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant
Business | Environment | Health
Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant (June 8, 2017)
The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.

Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison
Law
Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison (June 5, 2017)
Two members of the Indian Brotherhood gang and a former prison guard received a combined total of 849 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.

Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe
Law | National | Trust
Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (June 1, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge has ruled.

Indian probate office in Oklahoma shutting down in September
Law | National | Trust
Indian probate office in Oklahoma shutting down in September (May 31, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is closing a field office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that handles Indian probates.

Miami Nation citizen takes top law enforcement post at Interior
Law | National
Miami Nation citizen takes top law enforcement post at Interior (May 31, 2017)
Darren Cruzan, a long-time Bureau of Indian Affairs employee, has take on a new law enforcement role at the Department of the Interior.

Choctaw Nation on a development boom with dozens of projects
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Choctaw Nation on a development boom with dozens of projects (May 31, 2017)
The Choctaw Nation is busy with 40 projects, including a $219 million headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes
National | Politics | Trust
Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)
Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
Environment | National
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)
Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.

Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson
Arts & Entertainment
Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson (May 10, 2017)
Montford Johnson grew up an orphan in Indian Territory and went on to establish a large ranching empire in the 1800s.

Widow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crash
Education | Law
Widow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crash (May 8, 2017)
A federal judge determined that a bus driver for the Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma was negligent.

Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court
Law | National | Trust
Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (May 4, 2017)
Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy
Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy (May 1, 2017)
Today, more than ever, the Cherokee Nation is an essential part of the economic fabric of our great state

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