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Mississippi Choctaw group seeks ouster of Chief Phyllis AndersonFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw group seeks ouster of Chief Phyllis Anderson (January 26, 2017)
Tribal citizens say their leader is handing out jobs to political allies and being irresponsible with their finances.
Mississippi Choctaw chief sues council over new personnel policyFiled Under: Law | Politics
Mississippi Choctaw chief sues council over new personnel policy (July 8, 2016)
Chief Phyliss Anderson contends the new policy interferes with the executive branch's authority.
Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 statesFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 states (March 9, 2016)
Republicans voted in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi while Democrats went to the polls in Michigan and Mississippi.
No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's deathFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death (February 22, 2016)
Decisions are pending in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a tribal jurisdiction case, and Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case.
Mississippi Choctaw family seeks $2.5M in Dollar General caseFiled Under: Law | National
Mississippi Choctaw family seeks $2.5M in Dollar General case (December 11, 2015)
Chief Phyliss J. Anderson said the tribe's sovereignty is at stake in a U.S. Supreme Court case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.
Scott Elliott: Tribes working to restore sovereignty over foodFiled Under: Environment
Scott Elliott: Tribes working to restore sovereignty over food (November 19, 2015)
Scott Elliott of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture explains how the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are producing food for their communities:
Company sold large number of painkillers to Oklahoma tribesFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Company sold large number of painkillers to Oklahoma tribes (November 3, 2015)
Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals lost its license in Oklahoma after failing to report the sales of the drugs to entities licensed by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.
Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court caseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes urged to bring states on board for Supreme Court case (October 20, 2015)
The state of Mississippi is submitting a brief in defense of the authority of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law casesFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases (October 12, 2015)
A contract support costs case will be heard on December 1 and a tribal jurisdiction case will be heard December 7.
States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court caseFiled Under: Law | National
States oppose tribal jurisdiction in upcoming Supreme Court case (October 7, 2015)
The states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Michigan, Arizona and Alabama are supporting a non-Indian company whose manager is accused of abusing a minor member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law casesFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.
Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (October 2, 2015)
The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.
Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law casesFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)
Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.
Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at universityFiled Under: 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.
Mississippi Choctaw leader faces challenge in election dramaFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw leader faces challenge in election drama (September 2, 2015)
Chief Phyllis Anderson has won two elections by comfortable margins but some people on the reservation still aren't happy with the results.
Mississippi Choctaws elect Phyllis Anderson as chief once againFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws elect Phyllis Anderson as chief once again (August 31, 2015)
Official results mean the first woman to lead the tribe will serve a second term in office.
Mississippi Choctaws vote again for chief after results invalidatedFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws vote again for chief after results invalidated (August 25, 2015)
Phyllis Anderson was sworn into office last month but the tribal council overturned her victory by ordering a new vote.
Mississippi Choctaw man who was murdered in jail laid to restFiled Under: Law | National
Mississippi Choctaw man who was murdered in jail laid to rest (August 6, 2015)
Rexdale Henry, 53, was a tribal activist whose death is being blamed on another inmate.
Inmate charged with murdering Mississippi Choctaw man in jailFiled Under: Law | National
Inmate charged with murdering Mississippi Choctaw man in jail (July 30, 2015)
Rexdale Henry, 53, was killed by a fellow inmate a day after he was booked, the county sheriff told The Neshoba Democrat.
Mississippi Choctaw family seeks answers for county jail deathFiled Under: Law | National
Mississippi Choctaw family seeks answers for county jail death (July 27, 2015)
Rexdale Henry, 53, died a day after being placed in the Neshoba County jail.
Mississippi Choctaw man dies after being placed in county jailFiled Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaw man dies after being placed in county jail (July 20, 2015)
Rexdale Wayne Henry, 53, was found dead in his cell on July 14.
Mississippi Choctaw leader takes office after election upheldFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw leader takes office after election upheld (July 15, 2015)
Phyllis Anderson, who is the first woman to lead the tribe, defeated rival Beasley Denson in a June 30 election.
Mississippi Choctaw leader comes out on top in unofficial resultsFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw leader comes out on top in unofficial results (July 2, 2015)
Phyllis Anderson appears to have won a second term as chief of the Mississippi tribe.
Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in yearsFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years (June 15, 2015)
The justices granted a petition in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a closely-watched case.
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians heads to run-off for chiefFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians heads to run-off for chief (June 10, 2015)
Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the tribe, will face Beasley Denson, the man she defeated in 2011.
Supreme Court needs more time to review tribal jurisdiction caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court needs more time to review tribal jurisdiction case (June 8, 2015)
Dollar General, a publicly-traded company with $17.5 billion in revenues, is trying to avoid the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Mississippi Choctaws in final stretch of campaign for chief positionFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws in final stretch of campaign for chief position (June 8, 2015)
Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the tribe, is facing a challenge from the man she defeated four years ago.
SCOTUSBlog: DOJ urges denial of petition in tribal court disputeFiled Under: Law
SCOTUSBlog: DOJ urges denial of petition in tribal court dispute (May 20, 2015)
As a general rule, Indian tribes don’t have authority over the conduct of non-members on non-Indian land, and hence they lack jurisdiction over disputes arising out of that conduct.
DOJ files brief in tribal jurisdiction case before Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law
DOJ files brief in tribal jurisdiction case before Supreme Court (May 14, 2015)
Government attorneys are urging the high court not to accept a case that tests the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Mississippi Choctaw chief faces slew of challengers for top seatFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw chief faces slew of challengers for top seat (April 29, 2015)
The race features a rematch between Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the tribe, and Beasley Denson, the chief she ousted in 2011.
Jean-Luc Pierite: School makes bad choice with fake headdress Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Jean-Luc Pierite: School makes bad choice with fake headdress (April 27, 2015)
For the Biloxi-Chitimacha, to my knowledge, your 'honor' does not rebuild their homes.
First woman to lead Mississippi Choctaws opens re-election bidFiled Under: National | Politics
First woman to lead Mississippi Choctaws opens re-election bid (April 13, 2015)
Phyliss J. Anderson made history when she was elected chief in 2010.
Mississippi Choctaws hold ribbon-cutting at $55M health centerFiled Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws hold ribbon-cutting at $55M health center (March 5, 2015)
The 180,000 square-foot facility will be fully operational on March 9.
Mississippi Choctaws to hold grand opening for new $55M hospitalFiled Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws to hold grand opening for new $55M hospital (January 29, 2015)
The 180,000 square-foot facility will open to the public next month.
City to enter into public transit contract with Mississippi ChoctawsFiled Under: National
City to enter into public transit contract with Mississippi Choctaws (January 22, 2015)
The city will pay the tribe $75,000 a year for an on-demand bus service.
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and CrowFiled Under: Education | National
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (November 18, 2014)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case (October 6, 2014)
The Dollar General corporation is trying to avoid tribal court jurisdiction.
Three charged with murder for death of Mississippi Choctaw manFiled Under: Law
Three charged with murder for death of Mississippi Choctaw man (August 28, 2014)
Jonis Keith Joe, 37, was stabbed to death sometime on August 15.
Mississippi Choctaw man killed in police officer-involved incidentFiled Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaw man killed in police officer-involved incident (August 14, 2014)
Jordan Willis, 30, was fatally shot and an officer was stabbed during the incident.
Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw factions unite for recognition pushFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw factions unite for recognition push (July 10, 2014)
Dispute was preventing the tribe from moving forward with federal recognition petition.
Mississippi Choctaws provide names to red wolf puppies at zooFiled Under: Environment | National
Mississippi Choctaws provide names to red wolf puppies at zoo (May 14, 2014)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a naming ceremony for eight endangered red wolf puppies.
Mississippi Choctaws on track to open health facility in 2015Filed Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws on track to open health facility in 2015 (April 16, 2014)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians plans to open a new health facility in spring 2015.
Driver sought in death of 3-year-old Mississippi Choctaw girlFiled Under: Law
Driver sought in death of 3-year-old Mississippi Choctaw girl (December 12, 2013)
Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck Kayzlyn Thomas, a three-year-old member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Mississippi Choctaws moves quickly for  $55M health facilityFiled Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws moves quickly for $55M health facility (September 11, 2013)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians broke ground on a $55 million health facility on Monday.
MSU News:  Mississippi Choctaws  push healthy eating for youthFiled Under: Education | Health
MSU News: Mississippi Choctaws push healthy eating for youth (July 30, 2013)
A partnership with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians promotes healthy eating for youth.
Mississippi Choctaws report results of council district electionFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws report results of council district election (June 19, 2013)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced the results of its June 11 council election.
Mississippi Choctaws to hold election for six council districtsFiled Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws to hold election for six council districts (May 15, 2013)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold an election on June 11. Tribal members in six districts will elect representatives. Bogue Chitto, Conehatta and Pearl River will elect two...
USDA Blog: Helping Mississippi  Choctaws keep hominy aliveFiled Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Helping Mississippi Choctaws keep hominy alive (January 30, 2013)
"For special meals like those on birthdays and Christmas, members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians include hominy on the menu—but hominy, essentially dried corn kernels, is expensive to...
USDA Blog: Northwest tribes      use           Southeast pine for basketsFiled Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Northwest tribes use Southeast pine for baskets (January 24, 2013)
"Members of the Puget Salish Tribe in the Northwest are now using Southeastern longleaf pine needles from Mississippi to build baskets, all because of a connection made between two employees...
Mississippi  Choctaws  to vote on change in tribal sentencingFiled Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaws to vote on change in tribal sentencing (January 23, 2013)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will vote on three amendments, including one that will allow the tribe to impose longer jail sentences. The tribe currently limits sentences to six...
Mississippi Choctaws welcome new business to the reservationFiled Under: Business
Mississippi Choctaws welcome new business to the reservation (October 3, 2012)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is welcoming another business to the reservation. KemPosits recently relocated to the Choctaw TechParc. The manufacturing company creates bath fixtures. A ribbon cutting will...
Mississippi Choctaws break ground on new retail developmentFiled Under: Business
Mississippi Choctaws break ground on new retail development (September 26, 2012)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians broke ground on a new retail development in the Bogue Chitto community. The 5,200 square-foot Big Creek General Store will house a general store,...
USDA Blog: Mississippi Band uses $1M grant for water upgrades Filed Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Mississippi Band uses $1M grant for water upgrades (July 19, 2012)
"Trina N. George, Mississippi State Director for USDA Rural Development and Phyliss Anderson, Chief for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a Photo Op on Tuesday, July 17, 2012...
Chickasaw Nation to build heritage center at park in Mississippi Filed Under: National
Chickasaw Nation to build heritage center at park in Mississippi (May 23, 2012)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma will help develop a heritage center at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. The center will include replicas of historical Chickasaw living quarters and interpretive...
Three plead guilty for racially motivated crime in MississippiFiled Under: Law
Three plead guilty for racially motivated crime in Mississippi (March 23, 2012)
Three young men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes charges in connection with the death of an African-American man in Mississippi. Deryl Dedmon, 19; John A. Rice, 18; and Dylan...
Rick Santorum racks up two more Republican primary winsFiled Under: Politics
Rick Santorum racks up two more Republican primary wins (March 14, 2012)
Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum won Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. Santorum narrowly defeated Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich....
University of Southern Mississippi    offers Indian student dormFiled Under: Education
University of Southern Mississippi offers Indian student dorm (February 16, 2012)
The University of Southern Mississippi will be offering a new housing option for Indian students. The school will designate areas in two dorms for Indian students. Mentors will be assigned...
Mississippi  Choctaws receive $2.5M in transportation grantsFiled Under: National
Mississippi Choctaws receive $2.5M in transportation grants (February 7, 2012)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has received more than $2.5 million in transportation grants. The tribe received $2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, plus another $192,000...
Column: Mississippi Choctaw chief renews    economy focusFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Mississippi Choctaw chief renews economy focus (February 2, 2012)
"Choctaw tribal chief Phyliss Anderson restored and reopened Phillip M's at the Pearl River Resort last week. She also signaled her intent to renew the economic policies so successfully implemented...
Interview with    Phyliss    Anderson, Mississippi Choctaw ChiefFiled Under: National
Interview with Phyliss Anderson, Mississippi Choctaw Chief (January 16, 2012)
"As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? The only thing I ever wanted to be was a good person who loved myself as well...

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