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Democratic presidential race sees shakeup amid questions about one candidate's 'Native' ancestry
Democratic presidential race sees shakeup amid questions about one candidate's 'Native' ancestry (March 2, 2020)

The Democratic presidential race got a major jolt over the weekend as one candidate continues to face questions about Indian ancestry claims.


After 15 years, UKB signs deed to land in trust
After 15 years, UKB signs deed to land in trust (December 11, 2019)

After waiting more than 15 years, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians finally has land in trust.


United Keetoowah Band celebrates historic decision in homelands case
United Keetoowah Band celebrates historic decision in homelands case (September 9, 2019)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.


Historic Indian college secures charter from Otoe-Missouria Tribe
Historic Indian college secures charter from Otoe-Missouria Tribe (August 12, 2019)

Bacone College in Oklahoma continues to gain support from Indian nations.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians completes largest repatriation
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians completes largest repatriation (September 12, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently returned ancestral remains and burial objects to their resting place.


Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival
Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival (April 9, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are again collaborating for the fifth annual Cherokee Days


Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe
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.


Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)

Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.


Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)

With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.


United Keetoowah Band readies for council election in November
United Keetoowah Band readies for council election in November (August 31, 2016)

Former chief George Wickliffe, who was impeached in May, is seeking to get his seat back.


Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band loses bid for reinstatement
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band loses bid for reinstatement (August 2, 2016)

But George Wickliffe will be able to run for office again after a tribal judge ruled in his favor.


Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band files claim for back pay
Ousted chief of United Keetoowah Band files claim for back pay (July 11, 2016)

George Wickliffe is seeking $1,432.58 for the 24 days of work prior to his impeachment in May 2016.


Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (June 21, 2016)

S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.


United Keetoowah Band installs new leader after impeachment vote
United Keetoowah Band installs new leader after impeachment vote (May 26, 2016)

Joe Bunch will serve as chief of the Oklahoma tribe following the impeachment of George Wickliffe.


Leader of United Keetoowah Band ousted through impeachment
Leader of United Keetoowah Band ousted through impeachment (May 25, 2016)

Chief George Wickliffe was accused of misappropriating tribal funds, violating the constitution and approving payments without approval.


Leader of United Keetoowah Band faces impeachment hearing
Leader of United Keetoowah Band faces impeachment hearing (May 12, 2016)

Two council members are accusing Chief George Wickliffe of misappropriating tribal funds, violating his oath of office and approving payments without approval.


Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama
Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama (January 12, 2016)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Chickasaw Nation are jointly reburying the remains of three individuals.


Cherokee law students eager for summer work on Indian issues
Cherokee law students eager for summer work on Indian issues (May 27, 2015)

Alayna Farris will be working at the Native American Rights Fund and Bryan Shade will be at the National Indian Gaming Commission.


New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case
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New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case (February 23, 2015)

A woman who was about to lose her parental rights provided information about her potential Cherokee ancestors but child welfare officials failed to follow up..


George Wickliffe: United Keetoowah Band chooses its own path
George Wickliffe: United Keetoowah Band chooses its own path (July 14, 2014)

The United Keetoowah Band does not view the signing of the Act of Union as an event to celebrate.


UKB elder remains one of last mono-lingual Cherokee speakers
UKB elder remains one of last mono-lingual Cherokee speakers (April 8, 2014)

An 83-year-old member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is one of the last mono-lingual speakers of the Cherokee language.


United Keetoowah Band mourns passing of leader Charles Locust
United Keetoowah Band mourns passing of leader Charles Locust (March 26, 2014)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is mourning the loss of Assistant Chief Charles Locust.


United Keetoowah Band Assistant Chief Charles Locust walks on
United Keetoowah Band Assistant Chief Charles Locust walks on (March 24, 2014)

Charles Locust, the assistant chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, died on Saturday. He was 57.


Todd Hembree: Cherokee Nation respects sovereignty of UKB
Todd Hembree: Cherokee Nation respects sovereignty of UKB (February 18, 2014)

Recently, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Chief George Wickliffe released a statement concerning the relationship between the Cherokee Nation and the UKB.


George Wickliffe: United Keetoowah Band fights for its rights
George Wickliffe: United Keetoowah Band fights for its rights (January 30, 2014)

While campaigning for the office of Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Bill John Baker promised to work with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.


IBIA won't stop United Keetoowah Band land-into-trust
IBIA won't stop United Keetoowah Band land-into-trust (January 16, 2014)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed a challenge to the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians land-into-trust application.


Leader of United Keetoowah Band to start law school  in 2014
Leader of United Keetoowah Band to start law school in 2014 (September 18, 2013)

George Wickliffe, the chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, will be joining the legal field.


Indian Times: Busy week in the news for three Oklahoma tribes
Indian Times: Busy week in the news for three Oklahoma tribes (July 29, 2013)

Indian Times at KGOU recaps a busy week in the news for Oklahoma tribes.


Cherokee Nation council supports UKB land-into-trust litigation
Cherokee Nation council supports UKB land-into-trust litigation (November 14, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation Council voted to support litigation over the land-into-trust rights of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The Cherokees sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approving...


George Wickliffe re-elected    as   United Keetoowah Band leader
George Wickliffe re-elected as United Keetoowah Band leader (November 6, 2012)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma held an election on Monday. Chief George Wickliffe was re-elected to his third term with 57 percent of the vote. He...


Cherokee Nation council confirms new justice for highest court
Cherokee Nation council confirms new justice for highest court (June 12, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has a new justice for its highest court. The Cherokee Nation Council voted 11-6 on Monday to confirm John C. Garrett to the court. He...


United Keetoowah Band to reopen roll for relinquished members
United Keetoowah Band to reopen roll for relinquished members (May 25, 2012)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is reopening its roll to people who relinquished their membership. Chief George Wickliffe said some people were forced to give up...


United Keetoowah Band restricts public at council meet
United Keetoowah Band restricts public at council meet (April 18, 2012)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma barred people who attended a council meeting from using their cell phones and from taking notes, The Tahlequah Daily Press reported....


Opinion: United Keetoowah Band not equal  to Cherokee Nation
Opinion: United Keetoowah Band not equal to Cherokee Nation (March 2, 2012)

"I am deeply concerned about the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk considering the placement of land into trust for the United Keetoowah Band within the boundaries of...


Editorial: Address tribal concerns about park site in Oklahoma
Editorial: Address tribal concerns about park site in Oklahoma (January 4, 2012)

"Plans for renovation of a Fort Gibson park and trail are on hold as government officials determine whether the park is on a Native American burial site. Michelle Horn, an...


United Keetoowah  treasurer returned   land-into-trust bonus
United Keetoowah treasurer returned land-into-trust bonus (November 10, 2011)

The treasurer for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma has returned a $2,500 bonus to the tribe. Treasurer Ella Mae Worley was among a group of tribal...


United Keetoowah council given bonuses over land-into-trust
United Keetoowah council given bonuses over land-into-trust (November 8, 2011)

In June, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma celebrated the historic approval of its land-into-trust application and it looks like tribal leaders were rewarded for their success....


Oklahoma lawmaker loses  Indian voters as district is redrawn
Oklahoma lawmaker loses Indian voters as district is redrawn (June 23, 2011)

An Oklahoma lawmaker says he will file a lawsuit to prevent from losing 5,000 Indian voters in his district. Sen. Jim Wilson (D) says the new boundaries of the Senate...


United Keetoowah  Band hosts  celebration for land-into-trust
United Keetoowah Band hosts celebration for land-into-trust (June 22, 2011)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma will celebrate approval of its land-into-trust application this Saturday. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 76 acres....


United Keetoowah Band  hails BIA action on land-into-trust
United Keetoowah Band hails BIA action on land-into-trust (May 26, 2011)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma welcomed a long-awaited decision on its land-into-trust application amid threats of litigation from a rival tribe. The UKB submitted the application...


BIA approves United Keetoowah Band land-into-trust bid
BIA approves United Keetoowah Band land-into-trust bid (May 25, 2011)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a land-into-trust application for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma. The tribe submitted its application for 76 acres in June...


United Keetoowah  Band woman   to graduate from Haskell
United Keetoowah Band woman to graduate from Haskell (May 12, 2011)

Colene Wagnon, a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, will be the first in her family to graduate from college. Wagnon, a mother of three, earned an...


United Keetoowah Band  warns members about dual issue
United Keetoowah Band warns members about dual issue (April 15, 2011)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is warning members that they will lose services and benefits if they are enrolled in another tribe. Anyone who enrolled in the UKB...


United Keetoowah Band assists members in Cobell settlement
United Keetoowah Band assists members in Cobell settlement (March 18, 2011)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is helping explain the $3.4 billion settlement in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to its members. Tribal members who need help...