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Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (May 15, 2017)
Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelandsFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (April 24, 2017)
For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American RevolutionFiled Under: Education | National
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution (April 17, 2017)
The tribe was the first nation to join America as an ally during the Revolutionary War.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
Major museum secures donation of 'masterworks' by Native artistsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Major museum secures donation of 'masterworks' by Native artists (April 7, 2017)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will be featuring Native art more prominently in its American Wing.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural effortsFiled Under: Education
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts (April 5, 2017)
The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.
Shinnecock Nation chooses four members for council of trusteesFiled Under: Politics
Shinnecock Nation chooses four members for council of trustees (April 5, 2017)
Two incumbents and two former leaders were elected to the seven-member council of the New York-based tribe.
Judge holds UPS liable for transporting Indian tobacco productsFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Judge holds UPS liable for transporting Indian tobacco products (March 29, 2017)
The world's largest package delivery company is on the hook for millions of dollars after being found liable for shipping Indian tobacco products in New York.
Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation life (March 13, 2017)
Leaving the reservation can be handled two ways in Native communities.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Law | Trust
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (March 8, 2017)
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with bordersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders (February 27, 2017)
Documents Shed Light on Historic Divisions at Akwesasne.
Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacreFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacre (February 7, 2017)
Kellyanne Conway had the wrong Bowling Green.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Protecting Mother Earth and our lifegiversFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Protecting Mother Earth and our lifegivers (January 24, 2017)
Skennenrahowi, the Great Peacemaker, established a society in which the human spirit was liberated from the constraints of fear and oppression.
Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL billboard goes up in Times SquareFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL billboard goes up in Times Square (January 19, 2017)
The divestment campaign is an outgrowth of indigenous prayer gatherings and grassroots direct actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Maliseet man and wife lose children in tragic accident in New YorkFiled Under: National
Maliseet man and wife lose children in tragic accident in New York (December 21, 2016)
The two girls, ages 2 and 1, died after a radiator burst in their home in New York City.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging damFiled Under: Environment | National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam (December 15, 2016)
The Hogansburg Dam is the first dam to come down in New York state and the first to be decommissioned by a tribe.
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land disputeFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute (November 10, 2016)
The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.
Seneca Nation elects new leadership amid reports of vote buyingFiled Under: National | Politics
Seneca Nation elects new leadership amid reports of vote buying (November 7, 2016)
The ruling Seneca Party swept all 30 positions, including president and treasurer, and some were paid up to $100 for supporting the party.
Seneca Nation headed to polls to choose a new leadership slateFiled Under: Politics
Seneca Nation headed to polls to choose a new leadership slate (November 1, 2016)
Three candidates are running for president of the New York tribe: Todd Gates, J.C. Seneca and Sally Snow.
Authorities crack down on #NoDAPL treaty camp in North DakotaFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Authorities crack down on #NoDAPL treaty camp in North Dakota (October 28, 2016)
Resisters were sprayed with mace, harassed by police officers and some suffered injured in the largest confrontation to date.
Seneca Nation prepares for tribal council election in NovemberFiled Under: Politics
Seneca Nation prepares for tribal council election in November (September 29, 2016)
Todd Gates, Sally Snow and J.C. Seneca are running for president of the New York-based tribe.
Cayuga Nation accuses citizens of fraud for opening up smokeshopFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Cayuga Nation accuses citizens of fraud for opening up smokeshop (August 18, 2016)
Two tribal members acquired a small property in the name of the 'Cayuga Nation' and are selling cigarettes there.
Editorial: Bureau of Indian Affairs enables Cayuga Nation disputeFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Bureau of Indian Affairs enables Cayuga Nation dispute (August 8, 2016)
Who's in charge of the Cayuga Nation of New York?
Cayuga Nation embroiled in yet another internal leadership crisisFiled Under: National | Politics
Cayuga Nation embroiled in yet another internal leadership crisis (August 5, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is no longer doing business with one tribal official but he's formed his own council anyway.
Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people (August 4, 2016)
In counting how many instances of speculation passed off as fact that I could track, the list kept growing.
Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire' (July 22, 2016)
The documentary focuses on drugs on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.
Charles Kader: Traveling the Red Road to yet another destinationFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Traveling the Red Road to yet another destination (July 8, 2016)
The balance of where we have been and where we are going as Native people is a constant reminder to me to look for our common heritage, wherever it is I might be at that moment.
Shinnecock Nation weighs options to reclaim ancestral territoryFiled Under: Law | National
Shinnecock Nation weighs options to reclaim ancestral territory (June 30, 2016)
The tribe contends the state of New York stole 3,600 acres through an illegal transaction in 1859.
Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claimFiled Under: Law | National | Federal Recognition
Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claim (June 27, 2016)
Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the New York tribe's long-running lawsuit.
Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulationsFiled Under: Business | National
Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulations (June 22, 2016)
The Oneida Nation and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians have joined the growing list of tribes with approved HEARTH Act regulations.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for the IroquoisFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for the Iroquois (June 8, 2016)
For the Confederacy, with a deep respect for the wisdom of women in politics, the choice is clearly for Hillary Clinton.
Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medalFiled Under: National
Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal (June 3, 2016)
Louis Levi Oakes, 94, used the Mohawk language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe learns about diabetes treatments in CubaFiled Under: Health | World
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe learns about diabetes treatments in Cuba (May 19, 2016)
The Heberprot-P drug has been used successfully in the Caribbean nation but it's still undergoing medical trials in the United States.
Seven accused of defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe in bond schemeFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Seven accused of defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe in bond scheme (May 12, 2016)
Federal authorities accused the defendants of cheating a tribal corporation and investors of more than $60 million.
Shinnecock Nation citizens must pay to access their ancestral landFiled Under: Law
Shinnecock Nation citizens must pay to access their ancestral land (May 10, 2016)
Tribal members aren't treated as residents in the village of Southampton, New York, even though they live right next door on their reservation.
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Sports
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (April 22, 2016)
Film critic Andy Webster of The New York Times offers a favorable review of Keepers of the Game, a documentary that follows an all-Mohawk girls lacrosse team in New York.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New YorkFiled Under: National | Politics
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York (April 20, 2016)
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton continue to lead in delegate counts but their rivals aren't letting up.
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New YorkFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New York (April 18, 2016)
Bernie Sanders could still win the day, but how many delegates will he earn?
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks must reclaim powerful namesFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks must reclaim powerful names (March 15, 2016)
When we abandon our aboriginal names we lose much of our power.
Report explains how director stole $20K from Cayuga Nation minorsFiled Under: Law
Report explains how director stole $20K from Cayuga Nation minors (March 8, 2016)
The director of Native American Services for the state of New York was able to take the money over seven years without being detected.
Onondaga Nation boxer wins first match after overcoming huge setbackFiled Under: National | Sports
Onondaga Nation boxer wins first match after overcoming huge setback (March 1, 2016)
Lawrence Gabriel was supposed to compete a year ago but was critically injured when he subdued a gunman who shot a total of six people in Syracuse, New York.
Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New YorkFiled Under: Opinion
Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New York (February 29, 2016)
For me, and my mother's side of my family, we have always wondered what life was like for our Native American ancestors, the ones left dead by an entire generation of people.
Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral landsFiled Under: Law
Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands (February 17, 2016)
Former chairman Lance Gumbs said about 3,500 acres on Long Island were taken by fraudulent means in 1859.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racismFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racism (February 11, 2016)
The town of Whitesboro, New York, was founded when a white man named Hugh White was given land by the Oneidas as an act of generosity.
Charles Kader: Haudenosaunee territory will always be Indian landFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Haudenosaunee territory will always be Indian land (February 9, 2016)
It was said of this land that was to have been burned-over because so much evangelizing took place there were no more souls to be saved there.
Shinnecock Nation approves plans to join medical marijuana fieldFiled Under: Health | National
Shinnecock Nation approves plans to join medical marijuana field (February 8, 2016)
The tribe will grow and process the drug for medical purposes and will open a dispensary on the reservation.
Shinnecock Nation faces deadline to appeal loss in land claim caseFiled Under: Law
Shinnecock Nation faces deadline to appeal loss in land claim case (February 2, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court has not been receptive to tribal land claims ever since its March 2005 decision in Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation.
Oneida Nation welcomes change to village seal regarded as racistFiled Under: National
Oneida Nation welcomes change to village seal regarded as racist (January 25, 2016)
The current symbol features the founder of Whitesboro, New York, with his hands on the shoulders of a man who is said to represent an Oneida person.
NMAI in DC closes doors as East Coast prepares for major stormFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI in DC closes doors as East Coast prepares for major storm (January 22, 2016)
The museum in the nation's capital will remain closed over the weekend while the Thunderbird Social at the facility in New York City has been postponed.
Residents support seal of White man choking a Native AmericanFiled Under: National
Residents support seal of White man choking a Native American (January 12, 2016)
The original version featured the White man's hands on the neck of the Indian man, who is said to represent a member of the Oneida Nation.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe raises minimum wage for all employeesFiled Under: National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe raises minimum wage for all employees (January 6, 2016)
The tribe's minimum wage of $11.03 per hour is higher than the state's new minimum wage.
NMAI hosts annual Native Art Market in New York and WashingtonFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI hosts annual Native Art Market in New York and Washington (December 4, 2015)
More than 70 jewelers, potters, painters and other Native artists are showcasing their works in Washington, D.C., and in New York City.
Shinnecock Nation considers entering medical marijuana fieldFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Shinnecock Nation considers entering medical marijuana field (November 24, 2015)
The use of medical marijuana became legal in New York with the passage of the Compassionate Care Act.
Onondaga Nation isn't interested in marijuana movementFiled Under: Law | National
Onondaga Nation isn't interested in marijuana movement (November 5, 2015)
The use of the drug violates tribal traditions, an attorney said.
Seneca Nation to move forward with medical marijuana planFiled Under: Health | National
Seneca Nation to move forward with medical marijuana plan (November 4, 2015)
Tribal members approved a medical marijuana referendum by a vote of 448 to 364.
Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian borderFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National
Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian border (October 30, 2015)
A judge in Canada rejected aboriginal rights to cross the border and held that national security rules are advanced in the bests interests of the Mohawk people.
Shinnecock Nation loses attempt to revive ancestral land claimFiled Under: Law
Shinnecock Nation loses attempt to revive ancestral land claim (October 28, 2015)
The tribe's next option would be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court but the justices have not been receptive to land claims in recent years.
Charles Kader: The Sunday Rock and the fear of the unknownFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: The Sunday Rock and the fear of the unknown (October 26, 2015)
The autumn morning frost clung to the edge of the glacial till boulder, in the shadows of the highway.
Charles Kader: Mohawk journalists make their mark in mediaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Mohawk journalists make their mark in media (October 15, 2015)
I feel blessed, or at least energized, by the knowledge that the next generation of Native media producers is steadily coming along.
Inmate files lawsuits in search of Eastern Cherokee citizenshipFiled Under: Law
Inmate files lawsuits in search of Eastern Cherokee citizenship (October 13, 2015)
Robert Sioleski, 58, claims his grandmother was Cherokee and wants membership in order to participate in ceremonies in prison.

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