Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
Tobacco is central to all of our ceremonies. We offer it to the spirits when we say our prayers and I put it on clean ground for them every morning so they can help us live in a good way.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.
Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.
The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is challenging the state of Nebraska.
The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is battling the state of Nebraska in federal court.
E-cigarette use among youth has reached 'epidemic proportion,' according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration.
A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is on the hook for almost $58 million in federal taxes after losing a treaty rights case.
The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe stands to lose more than $1 million in property thanks to the federal government.
Businesses owned by the Winnebago Tribe must turn over tobacco records to federal authorities, according to a new court ruling.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians helped finance a study of a limestone pipe that was used for tobacco.
A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.
She was working hard to breathe. She always worked hard, but this time was different.
It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.
The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.
Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced suspensions and more than $100,000 in fines against three tobacco vendors that do business on the reservation in New York.
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..
A federal judge said UPS turned a 'blind eye' to tax-free tobacco shipments to and from reservations in New York.
The world's largest package delivery company is on the hook for millions of dollars after being found liable for shipping Indian tobacco products in New York.
Next up for President Trump: tackling the world being flat and the Easter Bunny being real.
Contrary to what you may believe, commercial tobacco is not ceremonial.
The Washington tribe is challenging a federal tax that was imposed on a business that operates on an allotment within reservation boundaries.
Two tribal members acquired a small property in the name of the 'Cayuga Nation' and are selling cigarettes there.
Young people were the driving force behind the Canli Coalition, a group who worked on the Smoke Free Air Act enacted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
If the smoking chain is not broken now, our unborn generations will continue to die from disproportionately high disease rates.
Three Indian inmates were placed into the segregated housing unit at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, South Dakota, for violations related to botanicals used during ceremonies in the minimum security prison.
The Native business people, all over, feel extremely hard pressed to provide for their families, living under the threat of asset forfeiture and imprisonment.
The Iowa Tribe and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation entered into the agreements and negotiations continue with two more tribes.
The state of Michigan claims the cigarettes, which were manufactured by a company based on a First Nation in Canada, didn't bear state tax stamps.
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has voluntarily caved in – allowing the state of Montana to collect taxes on gasoline and tobacco products on the reservation.
In a glaring shift, smoking rates among American Indian and Alaska Native women actually increased.
Darren Paul Rose was accused of illegally selling tobacco to non-Indians at two smoke shops in California.
Jerry Montour 'financed' the operations at the Alturas Rancheria and the XL Rancheria in California, according to a Bureau of Indian Affairs special agent.
Youth are being credited with helping convince tribal leaders to support the Smoke-Free Air Act, which went into effect on May 1.
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions involving tribal interests in Nebraska, Washington and New York and beyond.
The tribe argued that its treaty was interpreted without considering all of the evidence of the facts.
Native Wholesale Supply Company has lost battles with Oklahoma, California and Idaho.
Of the $80 million needed to finish the project, $40 million in private funding has been pledged if the state comes up with the remaining $40 million.
The Native tobacco industry will not lie down for the Governor, his courts or his cops.
There have been three confirmed cases of arson on the reservation in the past year.
Michael George Patterson, who is Tlingit, is featured in a media campaigned aimed at American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
A Republican plans to introduce legislation to devote tribal tobacco and tribal gaming revenues to the project.
Ruling is the latest setback to the King Mountain Tobacco Company, a privately owned enterprise on the reservation.
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.
The tribe set up an oversight office and authorized a tax on the sale of tobacco products.
A tobacco company based on the Yakama Nation in Washington was just told to pay $58 million in federal taxes.
The King Mountain Tobacco Company cited the Yakama Treaty of 1855 and the General Allotment Act in a bid to gain a tax exemption.
The King Mountain Tobacco Company is citing the 1855 Yakama Treaty to protect its right to market goods without state interference.
The executive order bars commercial tobacco in all interior spaces and within 25 feet of entrances, windows and ventilation systems
The state has the highest tax in the nation and has been seizing shipments to tribal shops.
Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.
Native Wholesale Supply Company was fighting efforts to comply with state laws in Idaho and California.
The tribe was accused of selling untaxed cigarettes.
Native Wholesale Supply went bankrupt in 2011 and has a petition pending before the Supreme Court in another case.
Community in New Mexico is the first on the reservation to take action.