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Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Man in Indiana kept bones from more than 500 Native ancestors at his farm
Man in Indiana kept bones from more than 500 Native ancestors at his farm (February 27, 2019)

The FBI is working with tribes to identify and repatriate the remains of about 500 ancestors that were found at a farm in Indiana.


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.


Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 4, 2018)

Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.


'No one is above the law': Bill aims to strengthen federal repatriation law
'No one is above the law': Bill aims to strengthen federal repatriation law (July 31, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to strengthen the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in response to lax enforcement of the law.


Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land
Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land (November 30, 2016)

A total of 44 housing units are in the works on the 166-acre parcel in South Bend.


Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (August 16, 2016)

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.


Terri Miles: New leader of university center is only playing Indian
Terri Miles: New leader of university center is only playing Indian (July 4, 2016)

The First Nations Educational and Cultural Center has been a hard fought creation over the past 11 years with many Native American students and faculty putting in thousands of volunteer hours.


Pokagon Band reaches cross deputization agreement with county
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Pokagon Band reaches cross deputization agreement with county (December 4, 2015)

The agreement is the first of its kind in Indiana and allows tribal officers to enforce county laws and vice versa.


Public school board in Indiana votes to eliminate 'Indian' mascot
Public school board in Indiana votes to eliminate 'Indian' mascot (July 29, 2015)

Officials in Goshen got rid of the mascot after hearing about the offensive nature of the 'Redskins' name.


Miami Nation stays out of public school mascot debate in Indiana
Miami Nation stays out of public school mascot debate in Indiana (July 28, 2015)

The North Side High School features a 'Redskins' mascot and an Indian head logo.


Column: Pokagon Band avoided removal from ancestral territory
Column: Pokagon Band avoided removal from ancestral territory (June 11, 2015)

Potawatomi Chief Leopold Pokagon believed that if his tribe converted to Catholicism, it would be allowed to remain.


Annual journey along Potawatomi Trail of Death being held in June
Annual journey along Potawatomi Trail of Death being held in June (April 9, 2015)

In 1838, the Potawatomi people were forced to walk 660 miles from their homelands in Indiana to Kansas.


Carolina Castoreno: Racism runs rampant in the Hoosier State
Carolina Castoreno: Racism runs rampant in the Hoosier State (March 31, 2015)

One can only imagine the dismay to many Hoosiers that Indiana is now the talk of nation but only because of its bigotry.


Miami Nation to open office on ancestral homelands in Indiana
Miami Nation to open office on ancestral homelands in Indiana (January 15, 2015)

The tribe was based in Indiana before being removed to Kansas and then to Oklahoma.


Pokagon Band donates money and labor for church's new roof
Pokagon Band donates money and labor for church's new roof (October 9, 2014)

The estimated $75,000 donation includes all of the materials for the project plus the labor.


Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in Medicaid
Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in Medicaid (August 6, 2014)

Officials claim they were told they didn't have to consult the Pokagon Band.


Mary Pember: Federal raids slow black market of Indian artifacts
Mary Pember: Federal raids slow black market of Indian artifacts (July 8, 2014)

Mary Annette Pember reports on how recent raids have slowed the global trade in Indian artifacts.


Mary Pember: FBI finds ancestors and artifacts in  Indiana home
Mary Pember: FBI finds ancestors and artifacts in Indiana home (May 8, 2014)

Mary Annette Pember reports on efforts by the FBI to repatriate hundreds of ancestors and artifacts recently seized from a home in Indiana.


Indiana settles lawsuit over religious rights of Indian inmates
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Indiana settles lawsuit over religious rights of Indian inmates (April 24, 2014)

The Indiana Department of Corrections has reached a settlement with Indian inmates who said their religious rights were being violated.


Opinion: Ignorance abounds in dealings with indigenous people
Opinion: Ignorance abounds in dealings with indigenous people (April 15, 2014)

Notre Dame student Mia Lillis discusses historical and present-day mistreatment of Native Americans.


Pokagon Band dedicates new office to aid members in Indiana
Pokagon Band dedicates new office to aid members in Indiana (June 5, 2013)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians opened its first office in Indiana. The tribe is headquartered in Dowagiac, Michigan. But a number of its members live just across the border...


NPR: Artifacts from mound site in Indiana on display   for first time
NPR: Artifacts from mound site in Indiana on display for first time (January 4, 2011)

"It's 1988. Workers building a road in Mt. Vernon, Ind. damage an ancient burial mound, causing a treasure trove of silver and copper to pour from the ground. A...