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Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon
Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon (January 8, 2019)

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.


Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s
Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s (December 13, 2018)

Legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud are the focus of a new book authored by their youngest grandchild.


Louise Dunlap: My colonizer ancestors set us up for catastrophic failure
Louise Dunlap: My colonizer ancestors set us up for catastrophic failure (November 29, 2018)

I want us to go humbly to the very people our culture tried to exterminate to listen to what they can teach us.


Cronkite News: Trump defends use of tear gas at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Trump defends use of tear gas at U.S. border (November 27, 2018)

Republicans are supporting President Donald Trump's renewed demands for a border wall after tear gas was used on migrants at a busy port of entry.


Trump administration issues first federal recognition decision
Trump administration issues first federal recognition decision (November 26, 2018)

The Trump administration has issued its first federal recognition decision and the news isn't looking good for the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation.


San Manuel Band awards $1.28 million grant to help Native students
San Manuel Band awards $1.28 million grant to help Native students (November 19, 2018)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is helping Native students achieve their dreams.


Albert Bender: Young Hoopa woman found murdered in California
Albert Bender: Young Hoopa woman found murdered in California (November 16, 2018)

Added to the long list of missing and murdered indigenous women is Angela McConnell, found brutally killed on September 7.


Lytton Band donates $1 million to help victims of wildfire
Lytton Band donates $1 million to help victims of wildfire (November 15, 2018)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is helping victims of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history


Yurok Tribe brings on new chairman and vice chairman
Yurok Tribe brings on new chairman and vice chairman (November 8, 2018)

Two candidates who ran as a team are serving as chair and vice chair of the Yurok Tribe.


Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns
Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns (November 2, 2018)

Eight tribes based in southern California have spent more than $160 million on politicians and political campaigns in the last decade.


Sherry Treppa: Court decision threatens the Indian Child Welfare Act
Sherry Treppa: Court decision threatens the Indian Child Welfare Act (October 29, 2018)

Further erosion to the Indian Child Welfare Act is an affront to our culture, our families and our self-determination.


Sandra Bass: There's still hope despite persistence of racism
Sandra Bass: There's still hope despite persistence of racism (October 22, 2018)

I know we were never living in a postracial paradise. But I still have hope for a society that cares for us all.


Morongo Band awards $40,000 in scholarships to Native college students
Morongo Band awards $40,000 in scholarships to Native college students (October 16, 2018)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is once again helping Native students fulfill their educational dreams.


Man from 'Northern Cherokee Nation' landed $7.6 million in government contracts
Man from 'Northern Cherokee Nation' landed $7.6 million in government contracts (October 15, 2018)

The Northern Cherokee Nation isn't considered legitimate but federal contracting officials apparently don't care.


County authorities shut down marijuana operation on Yokayo Rancheria
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County authorities shut down marijuana operation on Yokayo Rancheria (October 12, 2018)

Authorities in California said they eradicated 233 marijuana plants and confiscated 100 pounds of dried cannabis from a home on the reservation.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Tribes help bring down barriers to Indian Child Welfare Act
Tribes help bring down barriers to Indian Child Welfare Act (October 3, 2018)

The Indian Child Welfare Act remains under attack across the nation but tribes in one state are working to ensure they have a voice.


'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest
'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest (September 28, 2018)

The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.


Anthony Pico: Calling upon the warrior spirit to heal our trauma
Anthony Pico: Calling upon the warrior spirit to heal our trauma (September 18, 2018)

We have survived and now we are searching through science and our ancestors for means to healthy lives, families and communities.


University distances campus from founder of brutal Indian mission system
University distances campus from founder of brutal Indian mission system (September 18, 2018)

The genocidal legacy of Junípero Serra, who was the founder of the brutal Indian mission system in California, continues to be examined.


Two Native authors among finalists for National Book Award
Two Native authors among finalists for National Book Award (September 14, 2018)

Two Native authors, including one who has won widespread praise for his debut work, are among the finalists for the National Book Award.


Cheyenne-Arapaho author lands on shortlist for first novel 'There, There'
Cheyenne-Arapaho author lands on shortlist for first novel 'There, There' (September 7, 2018)

Tommy Orange is earning critical praise for his debut novel about urban Indians.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation (September 5, 2018)

The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.


Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians evacuate families in response to fire
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians evacuate families in response to fire (July 24, 2018)

Residents of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation remain under an evacuation order after a fire forced some from their homes.


Ruffey Rancheria faces fire as rival tribe questions legitimacy
Ruffey Rancheria faces fire as rival tribe questions legitimacy (July 23, 2018)

A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria continues to generate controversy in California.


Shingle Springs Band acquires 35.9 acres for $1.2 million
Shingle Springs Band acquires 35.9 acres for $1.2 million (July 20, 2018)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has acquired land near its reservation in northern California.


Navajo Nation man still missing after more than two months
Navajo Nation man still missing after more than two months (July 13, 2018)

Billy Nez, Jr., was last seen by his sister on April 28.


Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.


'The reservation is our homeland': Paskenta Band dedicates highway signs
'The reservation is our homeland': Paskenta Band dedicates highway signs (July 12, 2018)

Drivers in northern California will now know when they are in the homelands of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.


Lytton Band moves closer to success with tribal homelands legislation
Lytton Band moves closer to success with tribal homelands legislation (July 9, 2018)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.


YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions
YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions (July 5, 2018)

Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.


Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.


Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial
Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial (June 15, 2018)

An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill (June 14, 2018)

A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians inches forward with homelands bill
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians inches forward with homelands bill (June 11, 2018)

Another tribal homelands bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill after years of bitter battles in California.


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspends official after drunken driving charge
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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspends official after drunken driving charge (June 5, 2018)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspended its chief of staff after he was arrested and jailed for a drunken driving accident.


DNA study finds relations near and far among the first Americans
DNA study finds relations near and far among the first Americans (June 1, 2018)

Are we all related? Scientists are still trying to figure that out.


Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department
Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department (May 18, 2018)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is helping out a new crew of firefighters in southern California.


Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy
Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy (May 18, 2018)

Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.


Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats (May 9, 2018)

The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.


Tahj Gomes: Ruffey Rancheria seeks to correct 'historical injustice'
Tahj Gomes: Ruffey Rancheria seeks to correct 'historical injustice' (May 8, 2018)

With lawmakers set to advance a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria, Chairman Tahj Gomes explains why his tribe needs help.


Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.


House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills
House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills (May 7, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance four bills, including a controversial federal recognition measure.


Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill
Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill (May 3, 2018)

Even more tribes are raising questions about a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria in California.


High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms
High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving
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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving (April 25, 2018)

The chief of staff for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and his sons were involved in a serious accident in southern California.


Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era
Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era (April 25, 2018)

Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation (April 25, 2018)

After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.


Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill (April 18, 2018)

When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.


Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.


Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.


Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities
Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities (April 5, 2018)

The tradition of community empowerment driven by women is not only ingrained in the Pomo tribe, it is also deeply embedded in Native culture beyond our borders.


YES! Magazine: Kashia Band takes control of ancestral homelands
YES! Magazine: Kashia Band takes control of ancestral homelands (April 3, 2018)

The Kashia Pomo’s success might be the first time that a tribe has held a private deed—as well as management rights—to their ancestral lands.


The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California
The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California (March 28, 2018)

In the 20th century, U.S. eugenics programs rendered tens of thousands of people infertile.


Sherry Treppa: Sharing our tribal histories through storytelling
Sherry Treppa: Sharing our tribal histories through storytelling (March 27, 2018)

The continuing legacy of the Native American people is one of courage and tenacity against seemingly insurmountable opposition.


Angelina Arroyo: Habematolel Pomo stay strong in face of adversity
Angelina Arroyo: Habematolel Pomo stay strong in face of adversity (March 20, 2018)

The traditions we share, the stories we tell, the very health of our people, all these are powerful elements that have kept our people together over time.


Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California
Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California (March 15, 2018)

James Ramos, a former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is seeking to make history with his run for office in California.


Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting
Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting (March 15, 2018)

Students and activists from coast to coast spoke at rallies, walked out of schools, registered to vote and observed 17 minutes of silence for the 14 students and three teachers shot to death one month ago in Florida.