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Miccosukee Tribe shuts door to research on invasive python speciesFiled Under: Environment
Miccosukee Tribe shuts door to research on invasive python species (February 1, 2017)
Tribal leaders didn't think state and federal efforts in the Everglades were effective.
Narragansett Tribe locked in dispute over longtime chief sachemFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Narragansett Tribe locked in dispute over longtime chief sachem (December 12, 2016)
Tribal members say they impeached Chief Matthew Thomas after 20 years in office.
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiativesFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)
The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.
Seminole Tribe elects new chairman after prior leader was oustedFiled Under: Politics
Seminole Tribe elects new chairman after prior leader was ousted (November 1, 2016)
Marcellus Osceola Jr., won a special election after former chairman James "Jim" Billie was ousted in late September.
Seminole Tribe removes James Billie from chairman's positionFiled Under: Politics
Seminole Tribe removes James Billie from chairman's position (September 28, 2016)
James 'Jim' Billie was previously ousted more than a decade ago but won his way back into tribal politics.
Seminole Tribe aims to invalidate water quality standards in FloridaFiled Under: Environment
Seminole Tribe aims to invalidate water quality standards in Florida (August 10, 2016)
The tribe doesn't think the new standards address the subsistence needs of its people.
Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled timesFiled Under: Opinion
Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times (July 18, 2016)
My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times.
Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violenceFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violence (June 28, 2016)
The country is paralyzed by the death grip of the NRA on the private parts of its so-called elected leaders.
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust landsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too wellFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well (June 17, 2016)
Throughout the shared history of United States government and Native people there are several examples where gun violence resulted in the slaughter of many indigenous people.
Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violenceFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence (June 17, 2016)
Adults who are tolerant, respectful and loving begin as children who are shown and taught tolerance, respect and love
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings tooFiled Under: Opinion
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (June 16, 2016)
There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.
Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme CourtFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court (June 13, 2016)
The development wasn't a major setback since the tribe won a significant ruling before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux fighter lands match in FloridaFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux fighter lands match in Florida (June 3, 2016)
David 'Bull Dawg' Michaud is competing for the Titan Fighting welterweight title on June 10.
Miccosukee Tribe agrees to $4M settlement with former law firmFiled Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe agrees to $4M settlement with former law firm (May 20, 2016)
The tribe had accused attorneys Guy Lewis and Michael Tein of fraud and racketeering but lost.
Ancient site in Florida confirms long presence of Native peopleFiled Under: Environment | National
Ancient site in Florida confirms long presence of Native people (May 18, 2016)
The Page-Ladson site dates back 14,400 years, forcing scientists to confront their claims about the settlement of the Americas.
Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research centerFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law
Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research center (May 6, 2016)
Samuel Tommie is accusing the Primate Products facility of keeping monkeys in unhealthy and unsafe conditions.
Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case (April 8, 2016)
Litigation involving the state taxation of Indian tribes and associated activities performed on Indian lands has grown in recent years given the increase in the number and scope of for-profit transactions engaged in by Indian tribes and non-Indian businesses.
Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax disputeFiled Under: Law
Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax dispute (March 24, 2016)
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the federal government cannot be sued due to its sovereign immunity.
Activists lead 80-mile Walk for Mother Earth through EvergladesFiled Under: Environment | National
Activists lead 80-mile Walk for Mother Earth through Everglades (March 16, 2016)
Elders Bobby C. Billie and Betty Osceola will march for six days along the Tamiami Trail to seek protections for the Miccosukee and Seminole homelands.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more winsFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more wins (March 16, 2016)
Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump won three more states as a rival dropped out. Democrat Hillary Clinton won at least four of five states.
Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claimFiled Under: Politics
Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim (March 8, 2016)
The tribe needed a new leader because former chairman Colley Billie was removed from office last November amid allegations of $82 million in financial mismanagement.
Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independenceFiled Under: National
Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independence (February 8, 2016)
The tribe hadn't seen the document since it was hand-delivered to then-president Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 1, 1954.
Charles Kader: Tribal burial grounds in Florida are being desecratedFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Tribal burial grounds in Florida are being desecrated (February 4, 2016)
Lying in peace becomes more important when it’s your own bones being dredged up. The ownership of the past requires a wider vision than one’s own shadows.
Miccosukee Tribe's alligator wrestler retires after three decadesFiled Under: National
Miccosukee Tribe's alligator wrestler retires after three decades (January 6, 2016)
Rocky Jim, Jr. learned how to handle the large and potentially dangerous animals from his father.
Seminole Tribe donated more than $2.7M to political interestsFiled Under: Politics
Seminole Tribe donated more than $2.7M to political interests (December 17, 2015)
Nearly $1.4 million went to state and national GOP groups, including $500,000 to a political committee run by Gov. Rick Scott (R).
Leader of Narragansett Tribe maintains second home in FloridaFiled Under: Politics
Leader of Narragansett Tribe maintains second home in Florida (December 11, 2015)
The tribe requires elected leaders to live in Rhode Island or within a 50-mile radius.
Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from officeFiled Under: Law | Politics
Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office (November 11, 2015)
Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.
Republican Jeb Bush defends racist name of Washington NFL teamFiled Under: Politics | Sports
Republican Jeb Bush defends racist name of Washington NFL team (October 1, 2015)
The former Florida governor claimed tribes do not find the mascot offensive.
Julianne Jennings: Indian people reduced to ornaments on lawnFiled Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Indian people reduced to ornaments on lawn (September 7, 2015)
I had just moved to beautiful Manatee County, Florida. I decided to walk around my new neighborhood.
Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation case (September 1, 2015)
The Supreme Court has described the rule that state and local governments may not tax Indians in Indian county as 'categorical.' The rule is far less clear where non-Indians are concerned, however.
Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in FloridaFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida (August 26, 2015)
In a unanimous decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rental tax that was imposed on the reservation.
Florida court dissolves injunction in Indian online lender caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Florida court dissolves injunction in Indian online lender case (August 3, 2015)
Western Sky Financial and its partners were ordered to place loan proceeds into a registry plus deposit another $1 million in reserve but those requirements have been lifted.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe Filed Under: Politics | Federal Recognition | World
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe (July 15, 2015)
The U.S.’s deteriorating relationship with Cuba paralleled its deteriorating relationship with Native nations.
Opposition group rallies over Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trustFiled Under: Trust
Opposition group rallies over Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (July 1, 2015)
The tribe has been seeking to have 229 acres placed in trust since 2003.
Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of EvergladesFiled Under: Environment | National
Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades (June 23, 2015)
Chairman Colley Billie remembers drinking straight from the Everglades before it became contaminated by agricultural runoff and other development.
BIA working with tribes for more No Child Left Behind Act waiversFiled Under: Education | National
BIA working with tribes for more No Child Left Behind Act waivers (June 12, 2015)
Tribes and educators will be able to incorporate culturally-appropriate standards into their classrooms.
Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee TribeFiled Under: Law
Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee Tribe (June 12, 2015)
A 41-year-old woman and her two-year-old grandson were killed. A one-year-old girl remains in critical condition.
Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schools (June 11, 2015)
The Miccosukee Tribe recently showed that they will not forsake tribal history, language or storytelling anymore in the name of national standards.
Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summonsFiled Under: Law | National
Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons (June 2, 2015)
Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.
Seminole Tribe inaugurates new leadership at historic oak treeFiled Under: Business | Politics
Seminole Tribe inaugurates new leadership at historic oak tree (June 2, 2015)
Chairman James Billie won re-election and will serve another four-year term as leader of the tribe.
Miccosukee Tribe secures first NCLB waiver in Indian CountryFiled Under: Education | National
Miccosukee Tribe secures first NCLB waiver in Indian Country (June 1, 2015)
The Miccosukee Indian School in Florida integrates tribal culture and language into the curriculum.
Miccosukee Tribe joins Native youth announcement at DOI in DCFiled Under: Education | National
Miccosukee Tribe joins Native youth announcement at DOI in DC (May 29, 2015)
Chairman Colley Billie will be joined by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the announcement.
11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation caseFiled Under: Business | Law
11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case (May 13, 2015)
A federal judge blocked the state from imposing utility and rental taxes on the reservation.
Miccosukee Tribe fires attorney after being hit with huge fineFiled Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe fires attorney after being hit with huge fine (May 12, 2015)
Bernardo Roman III was escorted out of his office and told to leave the reservation last week.
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcementsFiled Under: National | Politics
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (May 5, 2015)
Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.
BIA not planning hearing for Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trustFiled Under: Law | Trust
BIA not planning hearing for Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (May 4, 2015)
The tribe has been pursuing the application since 2003 but has faced intense local opposition.
Seminole Tribe secures listing for historic oak tree on reservationFiled Under: Environment | National
Seminole Tribe secures listing for historic oak tree on reservation (May 1, 2015)
The Council Oak Tree was the site where tribal leaders formed their present-day government in 1957.
Miccosukee Tribe renews disputed land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Law | Trust
Miccosukee Tribe renews disputed land-into-trust application (April 28, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously approved the application for 229 acres but a county is fighting the request.
Tribal members lead march against bike trail through EvergladesFiled Under: Environment
Tribal members lead march against bike trail through Everglades (April 2, 2015)
The 75-mile Walk for Mother Earth highlighted opposition to the proposed bike trail.
Boy from Seminole Tribe laid to rest amid child abuse claimsFiled Under: Law | National
Boy from Seminole Tribe laid to rest amid child abuse claims (March 23, 2015)
Authorities say Ahizya Osceola, 3, died under suspicious circumstances in his father's home.
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rateFiled Under: Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (March 16, 2015)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.
Seminole Tribe drops second attempt to join banking industryFiled Under: Business
Seminole Tribe drops second attempt to join banking industry (February 3, 2015)
Two deals to acquire banks have now fallen through.
Miccosukee Tribe wins decision in dispute over fees paid to court Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe wins decision in dispute over fees paid to court (January 27, 2015)
A non-Indian man must reimburse $72,000 to the tribe after losing a lawsuit.
Federal judge hits Miccosukee Tribe lawyer with $1M in sanctionsFiled Under: Law
Federal judge hits Miccosukee Tribe lawyer with $1M in sanctions (January 16, 2015)
Bernardo Roman III was ordered to pay $1 million for pursuing a baseless lawsuit against the tribe's former law firm.
Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case (January 13, 2015)
The tribe sought a refund for gasoline taxes paid to the state.
Seminole Tribe is latest with approved HEARTH Act regulationsFiled Under: National | Trust
Seminole Tribe is latest with approved HEARTH Act regulations (January 8, 2015)
The HEARTH Act gives tribes greater control to develop their own lands.
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94Filed Under: National
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94 (January 7, 2015)
Buffalo Tiger drew national and international attention for meeting with Fidel Castro of Cuba.
Three dead in collision on road through Miccosukee ReservationFiled Under: National
Three dead in collision on road through Miccosukee Reservation (December 11, 2014)
The Tamiami Trail has proven repeatedly to be a dangerous road.
Three dead and eight injured in accident on Seminole ReservationFiled Under: National
Three dead and eight injured in accident on Seminole Reservation (December 10, 2014)
The accident occurred after a tribal member struck and killed a 300-bear with her vehicle.

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