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Mother and daughter graduate from Haskell University (May 8, 2008)

A mother and daughter from the Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon will receive their degrees from Haskell Indian Nations University on Friday. Ashley Aguilar was studying for her associate’s degree in business administration when she felt homesick. So she...


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Kickapoo Tribe dedicates $400K judicial center (May 8, 2008)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas dedicated its $400,000 judicial and law enforcement center on Wednesday. The facility will house the tribe's criminal and civil courts, police, and social services. Other programs, including methamphetamine prevention and child support enforcement, also...


Comanche Nation disputes professor's ancestry (May 2, 2008)

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma says a professor at the University of Kansas is wrongly claiming Comanche ancestry. Ray Pierotti, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, said he has never claimed to be an enrolled member of the tribe....


Longest Walk 2 makes way through Kansas (April 30, 2008)

Participants in the Longest Walk 2 made their way through Kansas on Tuesday as they move closer to their final destination of Washington, D.C. Walkers marched in Topeka and Lawrence. They advocated for the Kickapoo Tribe's water needs, sacred sites...


Interview with Linda Warner, Haskell president (March 26, 2008)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education interviews Dr. Linda Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma who serves as president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. "DI: What are your top three goals for Haskell? LW: I...


Indian business in Kansas to process Seminole beef (March 13, 2008)

An Indian-owned business in Wichita, Kansas, is playing a big role in a new inter-tribal economic venture. McGreevy's Mid West Meat Co. will process meat for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Seminoles, as part of a partnership with the...


Prairie Band uses device to preserve Potawatomi (March 5, 2008)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas is turning to technology to preserve its language. Only six people are fluent in Potawatomi, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal. So the tribe purchased the Language Companion, which was originally designed for...


Haskell University launches research center (February 28, 2008)

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas has launched its first research center. The Research Evaluation and Dissemination Center will focus on conducting and disseminating indigenous research. Its first project is a summit on the Urban Indian experience on April 10-11....


Haskell welcomes students for spring semester (January 16, 2008)

Haskell Indian Nations University President Linda Warner welcomed students, faculty and staff to the Kansas tribal college's spring semester. Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, was brought on board last year. She wants Haskell to become a...


Kickapoo Tribe declares state of emergency (December 12, 2007)

HI by a winter storm, the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas declared a state of emergency on Tuesday. Chairman Steve Cadue said most of the 600 residents are without power and phone service. The local power company expects service to be...


Default judgment issued in 'membership' case (November 20, 2007)

A Texas judge issued a default judgment against an unrecognized group that is accused of selling "membership" cards to immigrants. The Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas is not recognized by the state or federal government. Its leaders failed to respond...


Some Haskell students worried about new president (November 12, 2007)

The honeymoon is over for Linda Warner, the new president of the Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. A DVD circulating on campus questions her leadership. “Trick or Treaty" compares her to former president Gerald E. Gipp, insinuating that...


Texas seeks final judgment against fake tribe (November 7, 2007)

The state of Texas is seeking a default judgment against a fake tribe accused of selling "memberships" to immigrants. The state sued the Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas and its leader, Malcolm L. Webber, for allegedly violating the Texas...


Haskell to inaugurate president during homecoming (October 18, 2007)

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is inaugurating its new president on Friday as part its homecoming celebration. Linda Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, joined Haskell in April. She is the fifth president of the...


Haskell students march against Columbus Day (October 9, 2007)

Students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas held their second annual protest against Columbus Day on Monday. Chanting “We will never go away, this is Indigenous Peoples Day” and “Fight imperialism, fight genocide, no more Columbus Day," the...


Man charged with arson on Kickapoo Reservation (June 29, 2007)

An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with a fire on the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas. Lucas Thomas, 19, is suspected of starting a fire that caused more than $500,000 in damage. The March blaze destroyed a barn...


Editorial: Kickapoo Tribe's water woes in Kansas (June 11, 2007)

"Tribal leaders are acutely aware of water’s importance, having faced three decades of supply problems here. But in recent years, water hasn’t seemed anywhere near the top of most Kansas policy makers’ agenda. That’s not surprising, with legislators entangled in...


Haskell University starts summer session (May 22, 2007)

Graduation was last week but it's back to school for some students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. For the first time in four years, Haskell is holding a summer session. About 200 students have signed up for...


Haskell student graduates with perfect record (May 11, 2007)

Katie Renwick, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is graduating from Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Renwick will receive her bachelor's degree in environmental science today. She's a speaker...


Prairie Band chairwoman maintains business (May 9, 2007)

When she's not busy running the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas, Tracy Stanhoff is running her advertising agency. The tribe always comes first, Stanhoff says. But thanks to the Internet and e-mail, she is able to monitor her business,...


Haskell University welcomes new president (April 13, 2007)

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas held a reception for new president Linda Warner on Thursday. Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, was welcomed with open arms. “She is a vision seeker, and we will enjoy...


New Haskell president getting to know campus (April 12, 2007)

The new president of the Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas has been busy since assuming the position on April 2. Linda Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, has been meeting faculty, students and staff. It's part...


New Haskell president sets agenda for first 90 days (March 13, 2007)

Linda Warner, the incoming president at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, has identified 10 priorities for her first 90 days on the job. Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, hopes to address student environment; retention of...


War Mothers Memorial at Haskell suffers damage (March 12, 2007)

A 39-year-old man faces charges after allegedly knocking over the War Mothers Memorial at Haskell Indian Nations University. The man pushed the 6-foot, 250-pound sculpture to the ground, causing significant damage. “It was knocked off the pedestal. It hit...


Comanche woman selected as new president of Haskell (March 9, 2007)

Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, is the new president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Warner, who currently serves as a vice chancellor for the Tennessee Board of Regents, was one of...


Kickapoo Tribe puts up $10K reward for fire (March 9, 2007)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas is offering a $10,000 reward for information about a series of fires on the reservation. Two fires were set on Tuesday night and another two on Wednesday night. One of the fires completely destroyed...


Fire destroys barn on Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas (March 8, 2007)

A fire destroyed a barn and farm equipment owned by the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas. The fire occurred Tuesday night. It completely destroyed the barn and machinery at the tribal farm. The tribe and local authorities are investigating the cause....


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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation wins car tag case (February 7, 2007)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday handed the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas another victory in its car tag case. In a unanimous decision, the court said the state interfered with the tribe's sovereign rights to issue...


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Kansas barred from taxing Winnebago Tribe (February 6, 2007)

The state of Kansas hasn't decided whether to appeal a decision that bars the collection of taxes from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. The state claimed Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, owned more than $1.2 million in taxes...


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Winnebago Tribe wins taxation case in Kansas (February 2, 2007)

The state of Kansas can't impose a fuel distribution tax on the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled today. The court said Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, doesn't qualify as a "distributor" under state law....


Kickapoo chairman criticizes 'Official English' bill (February 1, 2007)

Steve Cadue, the chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, linked an "Official English" bill being considered by lawmakers to cultural genocide against Native peoples. "What group of people is next for such legislation?" Cadue told the House Veterans, Military...


BIA set to choose new Haskell University president (January 31, 2007)

A new president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas could be named soon. Haskell officials narrowed their search to two candidates. Dr. John Derby is director of student services at the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota. Dr. Linda...


Indian center in Wichita to honor Pawnee elder (January 18, 2007)

The Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita, Kansas, will hold a powwow in honor of Lena Squirrel, an elder of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Squirrel was born January 16, 1917. The powwow is being held to celebrate her 90th birthday....