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Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California
Education | National | Politics
Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California (June 20, 2017)
Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D), a citizen of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes, is sponsoring a bill to ensure Native students can wear their regalia to graduation ceremonies in California.

Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater
Law | Opinion
Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater (June 19, 2017)
The leader of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is urging opponents to come to the table to address water quality and water management issues in southern California.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust
Law | Politics | Trust
Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)
Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case (June 8, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians already won two landmark rulings in its water rights case and will be looking for another victory in federal court.

Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end (June 6, 2017)
The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Redding Rancheria plans to convert golf course property into park
Business
Redding Rancheria plans to convert golf course property into park (June 1, 2017)
The Redding Rancheria won't be selling the River Tasalmi Golf Club after all.

Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon Tribe
National | Federal Recognition
Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon Tribe (May 17, 2017)
The tribe still doesn't have a reservation but its service area is the entirety of Kern County in California.

Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change
Business | Environment | National
Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change (May 16, 2017)
The tribe's 98,000-acre forestry project in Maine was the top generator of carbon credits in 2016.

Agua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball team
Business | Sports
Agua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball team (May 16, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario will begin playing in California in the fall.

Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster
Environment | Politics
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (May 5, 2017)
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.

Study finds human presence at 130,000-year-old site in California
Education | National
Study finds human presence at 130,000-year-old site in California (May 3, 2017)
The claim pushes back the presence of the first Americans by more than 100,000 years.

Gary DuBois: Tribal spirit saved lives during 1992 Los Angeles riots
Opinion
Gary DuBois: Tribal spirit saved lives during 1992 Los Angeles riots (May 1, 2017)
25 years later, one Native guardsmen at the epicenter of the LA Riots recalls how a tribal sense of community helped settle the unrest

Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit
Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit (April 26, 2017)
The California tribe waited too long after being terminated to bring the case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples
Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples (April 21, 2017)
‘San Salvador’ is a symbol of the brutal and dominating legacy of a deadly by-gone era of Spanish and Catholic imperialism.

Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation
Law
Non-Indian tenant loses bid to stay on Colorado River Reservation (April 19, 2017)
Another long-running dispute over the boundaries of the reservation appears to have come to an end.

Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management
Environment | Opinion
Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management (April 19, 2017)
An emergency or an answered prayer for Paiute and Shoshone traditional water managers in Owens Valley area?

Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance (April 12, 2017)
A look at ‘the present’ connection to the dark and bloody past as seen in ‘The Indians of California.’

Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes
Law | National
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes (April 11, 2017)
Cherie Louise Rhoades was convicted of murdering four people, including her brother and niece, at the tribal offices in northern California.

Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management
Environment | National
Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management (April 6, 2017)
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.

Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute
Law
Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute (April 6, 2017)
Rosanna Miranda and her relatives haven't decided whether to take the case to the nation's highest court.

André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies
Opinion
André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies (April 5, 2017)
Legislation has been introduced to allow Native Youth to wear tribal adornments as part of their graduation garb.

Agua Caliente Band returns four incumbents to seats on council
Politics
Agua Caliente Band returns four incumbents to seats on council (April 5, 2017)
Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe, Vice Chairman Larry N. Olinger, Secretary/Treasurer Vincent Gonzales II and Reid D. Milanovich won re-election along with newcomer Anthony W. Purnel.

Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling (March 30, 2017)
Two water districts in southern California are going to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the tribe's victory.

Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
National | Politics | World
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.

Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system
Law | National | Politics
Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (March 23, 2017)
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.

Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operation
Business | Law | National
Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operation (March 22, 2017)
The tribe is seeking more than $25,000 after county authorities destroyed 847 marijuana plants.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition
Law | Federal Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition (March 21, 2017)
The California-based tribe was targeted for termination in the 1950s.

Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs rule
Business | Law | National
Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs rule (March 7, 2017)
It's been a bad day in court for a local government entity in southern California.

Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwater
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwater (March 7, 2017)
A federal appeals court sided with the southern California tribe in the critical first stage of the case.

Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands
National
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands (March 1, 2017)
The 200-acre site was deeded to the California tribe on the condition that it be used for housing.

Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute
Law | National
Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute (February 27, 2017)
The #StopDisenrollment movement continues to gain steam across the nation but there's still one place where it hasn't caught on.

Steven Newcomb: Museum excludes Kumeyaay Nation from history
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Museum excludes Kumeyaay Nation from history (February 13, 2017)
The San Diego Maritime Museum and its exclusion of the Kumeyaay Nation.

Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation
National
Lytton Band pays $30M to acquire property by former reservation (February 1, 2017)
The tribe paid $30 million for a 564-acre site in Healdsburg, California.

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
National | Politics | World
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.

Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal land
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal land (January 23, 2017)
'Millions were spent on replica ship used to invade Native nations.'

California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands
Environment | Health
California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands (January 12, 2017)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation asked for a 1,000-foot buffer zone.

Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders
Law | National
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders (January 11, 2017)
Cherie Rhoades murdered four people and injured two others in a February 2014 incident at the tribal offices.

Paskenta Band seeks to freeze assets in connection with $6M theft
Law
Paskenta Band seeks to freeze assets in connection with $6M theft (January 10, 2017)
A former official and two former employees have been indicted in federal court for allegedly stealing from the California tribe.

Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theft
Law | Politics
Paskenta Band hails charges against ex-treasurer and ex-employees for $6M theft (January 6, 2017)
Federal authorities announced a whopping 69 charges against a former treasurer and two former employees of the California tribe.

Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisor
Politics
Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisor (January 5, 2017)
Jose 'Moke' Simon is the first Native American to serve on the board in Lake County, California.

Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelands
Opinion
Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelands (January 4, 2017)
'The urge to tell my story lingers on my lips, waiting for its departure to their salt-crusted ears.'

Sycuan Band unveils museum located at site of ancestral village
Education
Sycuan Band unveils museum located at site of ancestral village (January 3, 2017)
The Sycuan Cultural Resource Center and Museum displays artifacts uncovered at the village of Matamo.

André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too
Environment | Opinion
André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too (December 29, 2016)
'We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.'

Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program (December 15, 2016)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and the Scyuan Band will help educate landowners about the Cobell buy-back effort.

National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.

Pala Band pays $13M to protect sacred land from landfill project
Environment | National
Pala Band pays $13M to protect sacred land from landfill project (November 18, 2016)
The tribe had been fighting the controversial project for nearly three decades.

Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria protects its sacred space
Opinion
Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria protects its sacred space (November 14, 2016)
'Today, we remain a landless tribe, something we are working hard to change.'

André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center
Health | Opinion
André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center (November 14, 2016)
'Find new ways you can help serve our people.'

All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington
National
All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (November 11, 2016)
The 45 veterans are paying tribute to their fellow service members during a busy weekend in the nation's capital.

Chukchansi Tribe sued for $750K in unpaid rent on headquarters
Business | Law
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $750K in unpaid rent on headquarters (November 4, 2016)
One faction of the California tribe was using an office building as its headquarters during

Jackson Rancheria joins publishing industry with The Acorn News
Business | National
Jackson Rancheria joins publishing industry with The Acorn News (October 31, 2016)
The Acorn News is being published Tuesdays and Fridays.

Shingle Springs Band asserts jurisdiction in child welfare dispute
Law | National
Shingle Springs Band asserts jurisdiction in child welfare dispute (October 31, 2016)
Another Indian Child Welfare Act battle is brewing in California.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe presses President Obama on Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe presses President Obama on Dakota Access Pipeline (October 25, 2016)
Chairman Harold Frazier is sitting down with President Barack Obama as part of a Democratic roundtable.

Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulations
Business | National
Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulations (October 20, 2016)
The California tribe won't have to seek approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for every single business site lease.

Agua Caliente Band back in federal court to defend water rights
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band back in federal court to defend water rights (October 20, 2016)
The tribe won a major decision confirming its right to groundwater on the southern California reservation but two local agencies are appealing.

Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation
Business
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation (October 18, 2016)
The southern California tribe now boasts a Starbucks and a Panda Express along a well-trafficked highway.

Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians chooses new leaders for council
Politics
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians chooses new leaders for council (October 6, 2016)
Andrew 'Dru' Alejandre won election as chairman and Ambrosia Rico is serving as treasurer of the California tribe.

Voters of Chukchansi Tribe oust two incumbents in council election
Politics
Voters of Chukchansi Tribe oust two incumbents in council election (October 4, 2016)
Newcomers Heather Airey and Patrick Hammond are joining incumbent Tom Walker on the council for the California tribe.

Chukchansi Tribe schedules election for three council positions
Politics
Chukchansi Tribe schedules election for three council positions (September 29, 2016)
The California tribe has gone through turmoil in recent years but is trying to put its leadership disputes to rest.

Steven Newcomb: Spanish statue on Kumeyaay Nation territory based on a lie
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Spanish statue on Kumeyaay Nation territory based on a lie (September 26, 2016)
'The Spanish government has disrespectfully erected a plaque in the Kumeyaay Nation territory with no historical facts backing it.'

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