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Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (May 15, 2017)
Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelandsFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (April 24, 2017)
For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American RevolutionFiled Under: Education | National
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution (April 17, 2017)
The tribe was the first nation to join America as an ally during the Revolutionary War.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity case (March 20, 2017)
The nation's highest court won't be adding another tribal sovereignty case to their workload.
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land disputeFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute (November 10, 2016)
The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust landFiled Under: Law | Trust
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land (October 5, 2016)
The tribe went to court after the village of Hobart threatened to interfere with a popular family festival.
Oneida Nation can't be sued under federal credit reporting lawFiled Under: Business | Law
Oneida Nation can't be sued under federal credit reporting law (September 13, 2016)
A consumer went to court after sensitive credit card information was printed on receipts issued by tribal businesses.
Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuitFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (August 22, 2016)
Support is growing across Indian Country as tribes head to court in a bid to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing their sacred lands.
Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per capsFiled Under: Business | Law
Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per caps (July 7, 2016)
The 5 percent tax on retailers would be in addition to the Wisconsin's 5 percent tax.
Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulationsFiled Under: Business | National
Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulations (June 22, 2016)
The Oneida Nation and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians have joined the growing list of tribes with approved HEARTH Act regulations.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump (June 14, 2016)
The Republican presidential campaign has indicated it is open to a meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation Council.
Oneida Nation funds campaign committee to oppose GOP candidateFiled Under: Politics
Oneida Nation funds campaign committee to oppose GOP candidate (May 6, 2016)
Claudia Tenney, who currently serves in the New York Assembly, has frequently attacked the tribe and its representative, Ray Halbritter.
Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplantFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Health | National
Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant (April 7, 2016)
Joanne Shenandoah has been approved for the transplant and is awaiting surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida.
Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with communityFiled Under: Trust
Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community (March 16, 2016)
The tribe wants to pay the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for services to its trust properties but some local leaders have concerns about taxation and jurisdiction issues.
Oneida Nation addresses increase in opiate abuse in communityFiled Under: Health | National
Oneida Nation addresses increase in opiate abuse in community (March 2, 2016)
Kalihwisaks, the tribe's newspaper, is running a two-part series on the negative impacts of drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racismFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racism (February 11, 2016)
The town of Whitesboro, New York, was founded when a white man named Hugh White was given land by the Oneidas as an act of generosity.
Oneida Nation welcomes change to village seal regarded as racistFiled Under: National
Oneida Nation welcomes change to village seal regarded as racist (January 25, 2016)
The current symbol features the founder of Whitesboro, New York, with his hands on the shoulders of a man who is said to represent an Oneida person.
Residents support seal of White man choking a Native AmericanFiled Under: National
Residents support seal of White man choking a Native American (January 12, 2016)
The original version featured the White man's hands on the neck of the Indian man, who is said to represent a member of the Oneida Nation.
Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs postFiled Under: National | Politics
Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post (December 10, 2015)
As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.
Oneida Nation opens first branch location of tribal-owned bankFiled Under: Business
Oneida Nation opens first branch location of tribal-owned bank (November 25, 2015)
The tribe started Bay Bank in 1995 and became the sole owner in 2000.
Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot projectFiled Under: Law | National
Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project (November 6, 2015)
The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.
Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypesFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes (November 6, 2015)
'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costumeFiled Under: National
Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume (November 6, 2015)
Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.
New Mexico trio charged for violating Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
New Mexico trio charged for violating Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 29, 2015)
Customers were sold jewelry made by members of the Navajo Nation. The items were really produced in the Philippines.
Oneida Nation gears up for third annual food sovereignty summitFiled Under: Business | Environment | Health | National
Oneida Nation gears up for third annual food sovereignty summit (October 22, 2015)
The unique event focuses on ways to help Indian Country achieve food sovereignty and build food systems and businesses.
BIA encourages tribes to assert more control over internal affairsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
BIA encourages tribes to assert more control over internal affairs (October 19, 2015)
A final rule governing Secretarial elections calls for tribes to remove the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the process.
Top Republican leader in House to resign as shutdown loomsFiled Under: National | Politics
Top Republican leader in House to resign as shutdown looms (September 25, 2015)
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will leave Congress at the end of October as conservative colleagues threaten a shutdown of the federal government.
Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribe (September 22, 2015)
Elaine Willman spent the last seven years fighting the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. Now she's found a new target.
Indian National Finals Rodeo requested $527K from NFL team Filed Under: National | Sports
Indian National Finals Rodeo requested $527K from NFL team (September 17, 2015)
A former chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin helped convince rodeo commissioners to end their relationship wit the Original Americans Foundation.
Eastern Cherokees disavow any ties to Washington NFL teamFiled Under: National | Sports
Eastern Cherokees disavow any ties to Washington NFL team (September 11, 2015)
Tribal leaders and members were upset to see Chief Michell Hicks, who is leaving office, appear in a video in support of the team and its racist mascot.
Indian National Finals Rodeo won't take money from NFL teamFiled Under: National | Sports
Indian National Finals Rodeo won't take money from NFL team (September 10, 2015)
Rodeo leaders said the funds from the Original Americans Foundation came with strings attached -- support for the team's racist name.
Oneida Nation hosts fundraiser for key Republican leaderFiled Under: Politics
Oneida Nation hosts fundraiser for key Republican leader (July 21, 2015)
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will visit the tribe's Atunyote Golf Course for the August 6 event.
Authorities investigate murder of woman from Oneida NationFiled Under: Law
Authorities investigate murder of woman from Oneida Nation (June 10, 2015)
Krystal Torres-Smith 39, was found dead on the UW-Green Bay campus. She had been shot multiple times.
Oneida Nation leaders unanimously back marriage equality lawFiled Under: Law | National
Oneida Nation leaders unanimously back marriage equality law (June 1, 2015)
The new law defines marriage as a union between two "spouses" -- regardless of gender.
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules for Oneida Nation in permit caseFiled Under: Environment | Law
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules for Oneida Nation in permit case (May 29, 2015)
The city of Green Bay pulled the permit for a waste recycling plant after the project generated controversy.
Oneida Nation makes first changes to constitution since 1969Filed Under: Politics
Oneida Nation makes first changes to constitution since 1969 (May 4, 2015)
Voters approved five amendments, including one that establishes an independent judiciary.
Oneida Nation faces questions over land-into-trust acquisitionsFiled Under: Law | National
Oneida Nation faces questions over land-into-trust acquisitions (April 27, 2015)
The tribe lost its entire 65,400-acre reservation to allotment and has been slowly reacquiring the land.
Oneida Nation welcomes ruling backing land-into-trust requestFiled Under: Law | Trust
Oneida Nation welcomes ruling backing land-into-trust request (March 27, 2015)
The tribe's application for more than 13,000 acres was the subject of a long-running dispute.
Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Law | Trust
Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bid (March 26, 2015)
An anti-Indian group cited the Supreme Court ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of preventing the tribe reacquiring its ancestral lands.
Pair accused of stealing tribal members' identities to buy carsFiled Under: Law
Pair accused of stealing tribal members' identities to buy cars (March 19, 2015)
The couple avoided paying state and local taxes by claiming the vehicles were purchased by tribal members.
Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projectsFiled Under: Environment
Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects (March 18, 2015)
Of the 11 tribes that received funds, 10 will use the money for solar energy projects.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations	Filed Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations (March 17, 2015)
The total land holdings for the Iroquois is 88,716 acres of the original 25,000,000, about 0.034 percent of the ancestral Haudenosaunee territory in New York State.
Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascotFiled Under: Education | Sports
Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascot (March 17, 2015)
The decision leaves just two school districts in the state with the racist name.
Village sues DOI over Oneida Nation land-into-trust documentsFiled Under: Law | Trust
Village sues DOI over Oneida Nation land-into-trust documents (March 3, 2015)
The village of Hobart wants a wide range of documents for land on the reservation.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native snipers among world's deadliestFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native snipers among world's deadliest (March 2, 2015)
The Native sharpshooter was able to disrupt field movements and cut the chain of command among the European trained armies with their bright uniformed and glittering metal rank adornments.
Oneida Nation and Yakama Nation in football championship wagerFiled Under: National | Sports
Oneida Nation and Yakama Nation in football championship wager (January 16, 2015)
The Oneidas accepted a challenge from the Yakamas and some big stakes are on the table.
Ray Halbritter: Author's family apologized for anti-Indian stanceFiled Under: Opinion
Ray Halbritter: Author's family apologized for anti-Indian stance (January 16, 2015)
As a people with centuries of roots in this region, the Oneida Indian Nation has an abiding interest in promoting and preserving this sacred place we all call home.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded KneeFiled Under: Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded Knee (January 16, 2015)
Because the family of Frank L. Baum apologized, am I or other members of the Mniconjou and Hunkpapa Lakota Nations obligated to accept that apology.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Late governor was no friend to IroquoisFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Late governor was no friend to Iroquois (January 9, 2015)
Mario Cuomo was once the Secretary of State for New York during a particularly dangerous time in our history.
Ray Halbritter: Family apologized for author's anti-Indian hateFiled Under: Opinion
Ray Halbritter: Family apologized for author's anti-Indian hate (January 8, 2015)
First and foremost, it is undeniably true that Mr. Baum’s views about Native Americans were reprehensible.
Arizona's first Native American lawmaker Lloyd House passes onFiled Under: National | Politics
Arizona's first Native American lawmaker Lloyd House passes on (January 7, 2015)
Lloyd House, who was Navajo and Oneida, served one term in the Arizona Senate.
Doug George-Kanentiio: A 2015 update on the Iroquois populationFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Doug George-Kanentiio: A 2015 update on the Iroquois population (January 6, 2015)
The determination of the Iroquois, among many other native nations, to endure defied the political, religious and cultural trends at that time.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Don't blame Oneidas for tribe's actionsFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Don't blame Oneidas for tribe's actions (December 31, 2014)
Given that the Oneida Nation has been an advocate for the removal of offensive mascots, the decision to call its proposed casino after Frank L. Baum is as shocking and it is contradictory.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Tribe honors man who pushed genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Tribe honors man who pushed genocide (December 29, 2014)
When the misstep comes from someone we count on to protect our dignity, our voice, our rights as Indian people, when there’s been a betrayal of the duty we’ve entrusted to them, I must speak.
Chairwoman of Oneida Nation to deliver commencement addressFiled Under: Education
Chairwoman of Oneida Nation to deliver commencement address (December 10, 2014)
Cristina Danforth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in social work.
Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute (December 8, 2014)
The justices won't let a county in New York file a late petition in a foreclosure case.
PolitiFact: Does US Constitution owe debt to Iroquois nations?Filed Under: National
PolitiFact: Does US Constitution owe debt to Iroquois nations? (December 2, 2014)
A meme circulating on social media sites claims the U.S. Constitution owes its notion of democracy to the Haudenosaunee Nations.
New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treatyFiled Under: Law | National
New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty (November 12, 2014)
The treaty recognized the rights of Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca nations.
Eyapaha Today: Oneida singer follows in her mother's footstepsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Eyapaha Today: Oneida singer follows in her mother's footsteps (October 22, 2014)
Kahawitha Shenandoah, known affectionately as Leah, has been singing since she can remember.

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