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Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover
Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover (June 13, 2019)

Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community
'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (June 3, 2019)

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'


The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man
The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man (May 30, 2019)

Activists are calling for the removal of a mural at a public high school in California. Two professors say it should stay up.


Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories
Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories (May 15, 2019)

I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.


'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation
'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation (May 10, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe is asserting its sovereignty with the passage of a new hemp law.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim ancestral land in California
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim ancestral land in California (May 1, 2019)

The Sogorea Te Land Trust is working to create an alternative land base for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers (April 29, 2019)

Democrats have proven time and again that they have no interest in securing our southern border and protecting American citizens.


Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress
Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (April 29, 2019)

Lawmakers are getting back to work after an extended recess and their schedule is jam-packed with Indian Country happenings.


Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny
Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny (April 16, 2019)

Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control
House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (March 22, 2019)

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (March 19, 2019)

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.


The Revelator: Tribes without recognition struggle to protect their heritage
The Revelator: Tribes without recognition struggle to protect their heritage (March 12, 2019)

Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.


Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint
Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint (March 1, 2019)

Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


San Manuel Band announces $25 million gift to hospital in California
San Manuel Band announces $25 million gift to hospital in California (February 22, 2019)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is strengthening its relationship with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment
YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment (February 19, 2019)

Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.


Choctaw artist overcame hardship and reconnected with tribal culture
Choctaw artist overcame hardship and reconnected with tribal culture (February 5, 2019)

When he was 13, Bobby Von Martin lived in a hotel known by some as a drug den.


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.