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Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails
National | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails (January 31, 2018)

Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is reported safe after a train carrying Republican lawmakers derailed in an incident that has led to one fatality and some injuries.

Kevin Washburn: A 'victory' as tribes in Virginia secure federal recognition
Opinion | Federal Recognition

Kevin Washburn: A 'victory' as tribes in Virginia secure federal recognition (January 31, 2018)

Three years ago, no federally-recognized tribes existed in Virginia, one of the thirteen original American states.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)

It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line
Environment | Federal Recognition

Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line (January 22, 2018)

Two tribes are receiving $6 million in payments in connection with a new power line that runs through their ancestral territory in Virginia.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)

A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)

Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia
Business | Sports

Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia (September 8, 2017)

Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap barely lasted one football season and all of its burgundy-and-gold assets are on the auction block.

Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended
Opinion

Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended (August 30, 2017)

The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump (August 17, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to stand by President Donald Trump amid controversy over racial violence in Virginia.

President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia
National | Politics

President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia (August 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is again facing widespread condemnation for his response to racial violence in Virginia but there's little evidence that he will face consequences within his own Republican party.

Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy
Sports

Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy (August 15, 2017)

Stephen Rivera, a citizen of the Seneca Nation, has staged a one-man protest against the Washington NFL team at the team's training camp in Richmond, Virginia.

President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council
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President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council (August 15, 2017)

President Donald Trump offered a late rebuke of the 'KKK, neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other hate groups' in an attempt to address controversy over his handling of a racial violence in Virginia.

Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death
Law | National | Politics

Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death (August 14, 2017)

Federal authorities have opened a 'civil rights investigation' into the death of a woman at a White supremacist rally as President Donald Trump continues to face questions about his handling of the incident.

Zenobia Jeffries: Media must be honest about planned race riot in Charlottesville
Opinion

Zenobia Jeffries: Media must be honest about planned race riot in Charlottesville (August 14, 2017)

Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are?

Pamunkey Tribe secures designation of Indian Health Service delivery area
Health | National | Federal Recognition

Pamunkey Tribe secures designation of Indian Health Service delivery area (July 27, 2017)

The Pamunkey Tribe, the newest member of the federally-recognized family of Indian nations, continues to make gains in Virginia.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)

Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval
Environment | National

Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval (July 26, 2017)

A natural gas pipeline that would run through North Carolina and Virginia has an unusually disproportionate impact on tribal communities.

Tribes break ground on monument to their history in Virginia's capitol
National | Federal Recognition

Tribes break ground on monument to their history in Virginia's capitol (June 26, 2017)

A new monument in Virginia will recognize the importance of the original tribal nations in the state.

Virginia tribes still pushing for federal recognition after 400 years
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Virginia tribes still pushing for federal recognition after 400 years (June 1, 2017)

Six tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown are inching closer to federal recognition.

House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes
National | Federal Recognition

House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (May 18, 2017)

The tribes enjoy a long relationship with foreign nations but have yet to be acknowledged by the United States.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting
Business | Education | National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (May 17, 2017)

Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting
Business | Education | National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting (May 15, 2017)

Lawmakers are taking action on bills to recruit and retain Native teachers, extend federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia and boost economic development in Indian Country.

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Health | Law | National | Politics

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)

Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda
Education | Politics | Federal Recognition

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda (May 8, 2017)

A bill to recruit and retain teachers in Indian Country, plus another to extend federal recognition to six tribe in Virginia, are on the agenda.

Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue
Opinion | Federal Recognition

Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue (March 24, 2017)

The recognition is overdue — in the extreme.

Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia
Federal Recognition

Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia (March 21, 2017)

The tribes were among the first to sign treaties with European nations and they helped the first European settlers survive at Jamestown.

Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
Law | National | Politics | Sports

Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot (November 7, 2016)

The ad features an all-White, all-male group of football fans who are portrayed as having game day ruined by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Native women and youth on 400-mile Potomac River Water Walk
Environment | National

Native women and youth on 400-mile Potomac River Water Walk (October 17, 2016)

Sharon Day: 'All the while, we’re speaking to that water. We’re telling the water how much we care about her.'

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
Law | National | Sports

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)

A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.

Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia
Opinion | Federal Recognition

Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia (September 22, 2016)

'It is time for the government to put this issue to rest and acknowledge the legitimacy of the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan and the Nansemond tribes.'

Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill
Politics | Federal Recognition

Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (September 16, 2016)

Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.

House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (September 9, 2016)

Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.

Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue
Opinion

Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue (August 29, 2016)

A new book counters the prevailing theory of how barbecue spread throughout the South.

Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton
National | Politics

Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton (July 20, 2016)

The Red Lake Nation citizen bundled $431,000 for the Hillary Victory Fund.

Virginia to dedicate marker at site of clashes with tribes in 1700s
National

Virginia to dedicate marker at site of clashes with tribes in 1700s (March 29, 2016)

According to historical sources, Shawnee warriors attacked European settlers at Kerr's Creek in 1759 and 1763.

Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
National | Politics

Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)

The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.

Pamunkey Tribe looks to a stronger future with federal recognition
National | Federal Recognition

Pamunkey Tribe looks to a stronger future with federal recognition (February 9, 2016)

The Pamunkey Tribe is the 567th to be federally recognized in the nation and the first in Virginia with that status.

Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe clears final hurdle for recognition
Opinion | Federal Recognition

Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe clears final hurdle for recognition (February 4, 2016)

Bob Gray, chief of the Pamunkey Indians, knows tribal members should’ve worked ages ago to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles leading to federal designation.

Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
National | Federal Recognition

Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case (February 2, 2016)

Stand Up For California was the only group that challenged the Virginia tribe's federal status.

Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition
National | Federal Recognition

Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition (February 1, 2016)

The Virginia-based Pamunkey Tribe is set to become the 567th federally recognized tribe in the United States.

Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name
Politics | Sports

Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name (January 14, 2016)

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.

Little Shell Tribe still waiting for decision on federal recognition
Federal Recognition

Little Shell Tribe still waiting for decision on federal recognition (December 7, 2015)

The tribe thought its struggle was over when the Clinton administration issued a favorable finding in 2000 but the Obama administration reversed course in 2009.

Virginia tribes continue to pay tribute required by 1677 treaty
National

Virginia tribes continue to pay tribute required by 1677 treaty (November 25, 2015)

The Pamunkey Tribe and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe presented two deer, pottery, a bracelet and a bolo tie to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).

Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision
Law | National | Federal Recognition

Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision (October 9, 2015)

An anti-Indian group on the other side of the country filed an appeal that will delay the Virginia tribe's federal status.

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (September 30, 2015)

Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.

House subcommittee takes up two federal recognition measures
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

House subcommittee takes up two federal recognition measures (September 28, 2015)

Congress has not passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill since the mid-1990s but two measures seem to be gaining momentum.

Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures
Law | National | Politics

Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures (September 21, 2015)

A bill to benefit an Alaska Native health corporation and another for the Navajo Nation are ready for President Barack Obama's signature.

Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at university
Education | Law

Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at university (September 15, 2015)

History professor Ethan Schmidt was shot and killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi.

Tribal college students participate in NASA challenge in Virginia
Education | National | Technology

Tribal college students participate in NASA challenge in Virginia (September 1, 2015)

A delegation from Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana sent scientific experiments into space.

DC council member doesn't want racist name tied to stadium deal
Politics | Sports

DC council member doesn't want racist name tied to stadium deal (August 26, 2015)

Officially, the District of Columbia Council has called on the Washington NFL team to get rid of a mascot considered to be 'racist and derogatory.'

NFL team won't give up racist name in exchange for stadium
Sports

NFL team won't give up racist name in exchange for stadium (August 18, 2015)

Preliminary talks are underway for potential sites in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., but the team's president said the racist mascot isn't on the table.

Pamunkey Tribe enters federal recognition era with new chief
National | Federal Recognition

Pamunkey Tribe enters federal recognition era with new chief (August 4, 2015)

Kevin Brown stepped down as chief after the tribe won a favorable decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Another sentence in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption scandal
Law

Another sentence in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption scandal (July 30, 2015)

Larry Ray Denny abandoned his job at the Bureau of Land Management in Virginia in order to work for the tribe in Montana.

Virginia governor seems less interested in hosting NFL team
Politics | Sports

Virginia governor seems less interested in hosting NFL team (July 22, 2015)

Officials in Virginia and Washington, D.C., are trying to lure the team with the racist mascot away from its current home in Maryland.

Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust
Federal Recognition | Trust

Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (July 13, 2015)

The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.

Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for Pamunkey Tribe
Opinion | Federal Recognition

Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for Pamunkey Tribe (July 10, 2015)

Recognition for the Pamunkeys, in addition to being the right thing to do, represents another repudiation of William Plecker’s bestial racism, and the Virginia government’s.

Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case
Law | National | Sports

Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (July 9, 2015)

The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge backs Native youth in battle over NFL team's racist mascot
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Judge backs Native youth in battle over NFL team's racist mascot (July 8, 2015)

A federal judge rejected a slew of challenges raised by the Washington professional football organization.

Ex-BLM official sentenced in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case
Law

Ex-BLM official sentenced in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case (July 8, 2015)

The probe reached all the way to a Bureau of Land Management office in Virginia where two former employees were convicted.