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House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
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House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians (January 15, 2018)

Another tribal homelands bill is taking a big step forward in the 115th Congress this week.

Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
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Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)

Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent
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President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent (September 22, 2017)

President Donald Trump is hoping his popularity will help a Senate candidate who fought the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on land-into-trust issues.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians ready to debut amusement park in Alabama
Business

Poarch Band of Creek Indians ready to debut amusement park in Alabama (July 20, 2017)

The Park at OWA features a roller coaster and 20 other rides, along with retail outlets, restaurants, a 150-room hotel and other amenities.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park
Business

Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park (May 4, 2017)

The Park at OWA is set to debut in mid-July with 21 rides along the Alabama coast.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coast
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Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coast (November 3, 2016)

The $500 million Owa project in Alabama includes an amusement park, hotel, retail and other amenities.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee
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Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee (October 20, 2016)

A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.

Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
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Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)

For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.

Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
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Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (June 20, 2016)

H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.

Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix
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Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix (November 24, 2015)

The Cherokee Nation citizen said lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing conflicting messages from tribes on a major legislative priority.

Poarch Creeks continue work on $200M entertainment facility
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Poarch Creeks continue work on $200M entertainment facility (October 15, 2015)

The Foley Sports Tourism Complex will feature a 108,000 square-foot. event center, 16 sports fields, an amusement park, an RV park, restaurants, retail, a hotel and, eventually, a water park.

Former Indian Affairs attorney at Interior Department joins firm
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Former Indian Affairs attorney at Interior Department joins firm (September 30, 2015)

Venus Prince, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, is working for Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Moran introduces yet another version of land-into-trust fix
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Sen. Moran introduces yet another version of land-into-trust fix (August 10, 2015)

Some six proposals to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar have surfaced in the 114th Congress.

Poarch Creeks plan family-friendly entertainment with project
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Poarch Creeks plan family-friendly entertainment with project (May 27, 2015)

The tribe took control of the Blue Collar Country project after some big-named entertainers withdrew.

Poarch Creeks donate another $500K to Democratic candidate
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Poarch Creeks donate another $500K to Democratic candidate (October 17, 2014)

The tribe has donated a total of $1.5 million to attorney general candidate Joe Hubbard.

Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama
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Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama (August 4, 2014)

The money was funneled through other groups to obscure the tribe's involvement.

GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe
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GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe (July 3, 2014)

Instead of identifying the tribe as the sponsor, the party named Buford Rolin, the chairman at the time.

Poarch Creeks invest in hotel projects across border in Florida
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Poarch Creeks invest in hotel projects across border in Florida (July 2, 2014)

Tribe continues development efforts in the Gulf Coast area of Florida.

Stephanie Bryan elected chair of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
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Stephanie Bryan elected chair of Poarch Band of Creek Indians (June 11, 2014)

Stephanie Bryan is first woman to serve as leader for the Alabama tribe.

Poarch Creeks to choose new chairman to replace Buford Rolin
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Poarch Creeks to choose new chairman to replace Buford Rolin (May 28, 2014)

Tribe will have a new chairman for the first time in eight years.

Poarch Band sends another $750K to attorney general candidate
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Poarch Band sends another $750K to attorney general candidate (May 9, 2014)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated another $750,000 to political action committees in Alabama.

Poarch Band contributes $250K to political action committees
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Poarch Band contributes $250K to political action committees (March 7, 2014)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $250,000 to three political action committees in Alabama last month.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuts two health care facilities
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Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuts two health care facilities (March 4, 2014)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama opened the doors to two new health care facilities.

County cites Big Lagoon in audit of Poarch Creek trust lands
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County cites Big Lagoon in audit of Poarch Creek trust lands (February 5, 2014)

A county in Alabama is citing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California in a bid to audit lands held in trust for the Poarch Creek Band of Indians.

George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site
Opinion

George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site (October 17, 2013)

George Tiger, the principal chief of the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma, discusses the controversy over a sacred site on the reservation of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.

Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation
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Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation (June 21, 2013)

Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, won't have to pay a fine for wearing an eagle feather to her high school graduation ceremony.

Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation
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Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation (June 19, 2013)

The case of Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians who was fined $1,000 and denied her diploma for wearing an eagle feather to graduation.

Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather
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Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather (June 4, 2013)

A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama has been fined $1,000 and denied her diploma because she wore an eagle feather to graduation ceremonies. Chelsey Ramer's...

Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation
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Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation (May 15, 2013)

Alex Alvarez, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says Indian students in Alabama should be allowed to wear eagle feathers during graduation ceremony: On May 1, the...

DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts
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DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts (March 27, 2013)

DeShanne Stokes says dispute over the sacred Hickory Ground could lead to healing between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Muscogee Nation: Much of the debate surrounding Hickory Ground...

Poarch Creeks dispute latest  attack on legal status of trust lands
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Poarch Creeks dispute latest attack on legal status of trust lands (October 1, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has upheld the validity of land held in trust for the Poarch Creek Band of Indians in Alabama but one critic is still trying to...

Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition
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Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition (August 20, 2012)

"A recent statement made in the press by council member Robert McGhee of the Poarch Band in Alabama, while being criticized by local county officials who felt they were being...

Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials
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Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials (August 1, 2012)

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians met with officials in Escambia County, Alabama, to discuss land-into-trust issues. Both sides said the meeting went well. It came after some officials said...

Poarch Creeks hold election for vice chairman, two council seats
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Poarch Creeks hold election for vice chairman, two council seats (June 1, 2012)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama is holding an election tomorrow. Three candidates are running for vice chairman. They are: Stephanie Bryan, the incumbent; David W. Gehman and...

Poarch Band battles county on status of trust property
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Poarch Band battles county on status of trust property (April 18, 2012)

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians says a county in Alabama can't tax its trust lands. The tribe gained federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs process in 1984....

Alabama county cites Carcieri in bid to tax Poarch Creeks
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Alabama county cites Carcieri in bid to tax Poarch Creeks (April 16, 2012)

A county in Alabama claims the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar opens the Poarch Creek Band of Indians to taxation. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to...

Poarch Creeks start work on $24M hotel near    Florida  airport
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Poarch Creeks start work on $24M hotel near Florida airport (January 18, 2012)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians broke ground on a $24 million hotel at the Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Florida. The 127-room Hyatt Place Hotel will be connected to...

Editorial: Poarch Creeks in bed with Alabama Republicans
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Editorial: Poarch Creeks in bed with Alabama Republicans (October 24, 2011)

"We imagine only those who view state politics through rose-colored lenses were surprised by the news last week that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians gave $550,000 to a Republican...

Editorial: Poarch Creeks funnel money thru shady system
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Editorial: Poarch Creeks funnel money thru shady system (October 20, 2011)

'New records showing discreetly given political contributions from Indian casinos fighting the expansion of non-Indian gambling in Alabama underscore how deceived the public has been with Alabama's historically lax campaign...

Poarch Creeks one of top donors to Republican committee
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Poarch Creeks one of top donors to Republican committee (October 18, 2011)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama donated $550,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee in the last two campaign cycles, The Birmingham News reports. The contributions made the...

Poarch Creeks donate $25K for  victims of       Alabama tornado
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Poarch Creeks donate $25K for victims of Alabama tornado (June 8, 2011)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $25,000 for tornado recovery efforts in Calhoun County, Alabama. The money went the Webster’s Chapel Tornado Relief Organization. It's one of $500,000 in...

Former Poarch Creek chairman making another   council bid
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Former Poarch Creek chairman making another council bid (June 1, 2011)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama will hold a council election on June 4. Three seats are open and 21 candidates are running. Former chairman Eddie L. Tullis,...

Popular Creek museum display  finds a permanent home
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Popular Creek museum display finds a permanent home (May 18, 2011)

A popular Creek Indian display that was housed at the Birmingham Museum of Art for seven year has found a new home. The Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce plans...

Poarch  Creeks head to Congress for land-into-trust legislation
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Poarch Creeks head to Congress for land-into-trust legislation (March 31, 2011)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama is asking Congress to place thousands of acres in trust. The tribe doesn't want to go through the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Poarch Creeks donate $20K to Center for Native American Youth
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Poarch Creeks donate $20K to Center for Native American Youth (March 1, 2011)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama on Monday announced a $20,000 donation to the new Center for Native American Youth. Robert McGhee, the tribe's treasurer, presented the check...