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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills (September 24, 2018)

An audit of the Indian Health Service, a water rights settlement for the Kickapoo Tribe and land for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Kickapoo Tribe welcomes member of Congress to reservation
Kickapoo Tribe welcomes member of Congress to reservation (September 20, 2018)

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is a relative newcomer to Congress but he's already won some friends in Indian Country.


Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights
Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights (July 19, 2018)

A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing (July 17, 2018)

Two bills addressing water rights and a third to repeal an outdated ban on alcohol distilleries are on the agenda.


Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs
Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs (June 8, 2017)

The Kickapoo Tribe is using a $1.18 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support child and family programs in Kansas.


Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement
Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement (June 1, 2017)

The Kickapoo Tribe looking to move forward in positive directions with its neighbors, Chairman Lester Randall says.


Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit
Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (September 29, 2016)

The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.


Kickapoo Tribe reaches settlement in long-running water dispute
Kickapoo Tribe reaches settlement in long-running water dispute (September 8, 2016)

Chairman Lester Randall is signing an agreement that paves the way for a reliable source of water on the reservation in Kansas.


Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas (May 4, 2016)

Native American groups and supporters band together to show their outrage at the continued destructive coal mining along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas.


Kickapoo Tribe files criminal complaints against former leaders
Kickapoo Tribe files criminal complaints against former leaders (March 29, 2016)

The Kansas tribe is threatening Steve Cadue, a former longtime chairman, and two other ex-leaders with jail time and banishment.


Former leader of Kickapoo Tribe calls lawsuit a political stunt
Former leader of Kickapoo Tribe calls lawsuit a political stunt (September 17, 2015)

Steve Cadue, who served as chair several times over the last 30 years, believes his rivals are trying to prevent him from seeking election again.


Kickapoo Tribe adds former treasurer to lawsuit against ex-chair
Kickapoo Tribe adds former treasurer to lawsuit against ex-chair (August 26, 2015)

Current Chairman Lester Randall is blaming two former leaders for the the tribe's financial situation.


Kickapoo Tribe accuses former longtime chairman of breach
Kickapoo Tribe accuses former longtime chairman of breach (August 18, 2015)

Steve Cadue, who led the tribe for much of the past 30 years, was removed from office in January amid budget concerns.


Kickapoo Nation in Kansas getting ready for annual powwow
Kickapoo Nation in Kansas getting ready for annual powwow (July 15, 2015)

The powwow includes a community dance, a youth basketball clinic and a walk/run.


Kickapoo Tribe council member resigns after criminal charges
Kickapoo Tribe council member resigns after criminal charges (April 29, 2015)

Westley Sag-Tuk Banks was serving as secretary but stepped down after being charged in connection with an incident on the reservation.


Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas selects Lester Randall as new leader
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas selects Lester Randall as new leader (October 20, 2014)

Fred Thomas will serve as vice-chair and Sag-Tul Banks will serve as secretary.


City in Oklahoma ends effort to force tribes to collect sales tax
City in Oklahoma ends effort to force tribes to collect sales tax (October 8, 2014)

It looks like a months-long controversy has finally been put to rest.


Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetes
Kickapoo Tribe designates walking trail in battle against diabetes (September 3, 2014)

Olympian Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, joined the dedication ceremony.


Steve Cadue: Kickapoo Tribe still seeks reliable source of water
Steve Cadue: Kickapoo Tribe still seeks reliable source of water (August 8, 2014)

Steve Cadue, the chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe, explains the need for an adequate water supply.


Steve Cadue: Treaty guarantees for education remain unfulfilled
Steve Cadue: Treaty guarantees for education remain unfulfilled (May 13, 2014)

Steve Cadue, the chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, says promises in 1854 treaty have gone unfulfilled for more than a century.


Opinion: City looking for agreement with tribes over sales taxes
Opinion: City looking for agreement with tribes over sales taxes (April 10, 2014)

Keith Hall, a commissioner in Shawnee, Oklahoma, says the city wants to reach agreement with tribes over the taxation of goods sold to non-Indians.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation objects to mediation for sales taxes
Citizen Potawatomi Nation objects to mediation for sales taxes (April 9, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation questioned why the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is pursuing mediation over sales taxes.


Oklahoma might side with city in dispute over tribes and taxes
Oklahoma might side with city in dispute over tribes and taxes (March 27, 2014)

The state of Oklahoma might step into a sales tax dispute between the city of Shawnee and four tribes, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree said.


Oklahoma tribes meet with city to discuss dispute over sales tax
Oklahoma tribes meet with city to discuss dispute over sales tax (March 25, 2014)

Leaders of four tribes met with the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Monday to discuss a dispute over sales taxes.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation accuses city of bullying on sales tax
Citizen Potawatomi Nation accuses city of bullying on sales tax (March 20, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is firing back at Mayor Wes Mainord of Shawnee, Oklahoma, who is blaming tribes for a $4 million loss in sales tax revenue.


City won't provide sales tax information to Oklahoma tribes
City won't provide sales tax information to Oklahoma tribes (March 17, 2014)

The mayor of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is holding back sales tax information from four tribes despite claims that their businesses are hurting revenues.


Oklahoma tribes might walk away from meeting over sales tax
Oklahoma tribes might walk away from meeting over sales tax (March 13, 2014)

A highly anticipated meeting between the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and four tribes is in jeopardy.


Oklahoma city to meet with tribes over request for sales taxes
Oklahoma city to meet with tribes over request for sales taxes (February 28, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, plans to meet with tribes on March 24 to discuss a controversial sales tax issue.


City cites Supreme Court ruling in push for sales tax from tribes
City cites Supreme Court ruling in push for sales tax from tribes (February 24, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, says a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1991 requires tribes to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Tribes seek more information about city's request for sales tax
Tribes seek more information about city's request for sales tax (February 19, 2014)

Four tribes are asking the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, for more information about its request for sales taxes.


Oklahoma city wants tribes to pay taxes on non-Indian sales
Oklahoma city wants tribes to pay taxes on non-Indian sales (February 5, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is asking four tribes to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Kickapoo Tribe asserts treaty in long-running water dispute
Kickapoo Tribe asserts treaty in long-running water dispute (February 3, 2014)

The Kickapoo Tribe will assert its treaty rights in hopes of resolving a long-running water dispute in Kansas.


Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas  re-elects Steve Cadue as chairman
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas re-elects Steve Cadue as chairman (October 8, 2013)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas held a council election on Tuesday.


Kickapoo man sentenced to 90 months on child abuse charge
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Kickapoo man sentenced to 90 months on child abuse charge (September 11, 2013)

Justin Ellis, a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for a child abuse incident.


Kickapoo Tribe dedicates running park in honor of Billy Mills
Kickapoo Tribe dedicates running park in honor of Billy Mills (July 2, 2013)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas welcomed Olympian Billy Mills to the reservation on Monday to dedicate a cross country park in his honor.


Kickapoo Tribe awarded $39K from herbicide firm settlement
Kickapoo Tribe awarded $39K from herbicide firm settlement (January 31, 2013)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas will receive $39,000 from a settlement with a herbicide company. The tribe was part of a lawsuit against Syngenta. The company agreed to settle for...


Tribes in Kansas meeting at Native Nations Law Symposium
Tribes in Kansas meeting at Native Nations Law Symposium (September 13, 2012)

Tribes in Kansas will meet for the 12th Annual Native Nations Law Symposium tomorrow. The Kickapoo Tribe is hosting this year's meeting. The featured speaker will be Jodi Gillette, the...


Kickapoo Tribe to lose main source of water if drought continues
Kickapoo Tribe to lose main source of water if drought continues (August 9, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas will lose its main source of drinking water within 60 days if drought conditions don't improve. The tribe already ordered mandatory water conservation measures. But...


Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas orders mandatory water conservation
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas orders mandatory water conservation (August 1, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas has ordered mandatory water conservation measures. The tribe issued a public notice on Monday. It bars the use of treated water on laws and gardens,...


Blog: Bad decision against Kickapoo Tribe in water rights dispute
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Blog: Bad decision against Kickapoo Tribe in water rights dispute (May 31, 2012)

"A poor and disconcerting judicial decision on local legislative immunity came down on May 24 from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, Kickapoo Tribe v. Black. The...


Kickapoo Tribe in Texas no longer opposes mine in border town
Kickapoo Tribe in Texas no longer opposes mine in border town (May 17, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe in Texas is no longer opposing plans for a coal mine near the U.S.-Mexico border. The tribe was part of a coalition against the mine and had...


Last of defendants enter pleas in Kickapoo corruption case
Last of defendants enter pleas in Kickapoo corruption case (March 15, 2012)

The last three defendants accused in a corruption case that victimized the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas entered guilty pleas. Isidro Garza Jr., the tribe's former manager, his wife Martha, and...


Column: Kickapoo Tribe maintains a small presence in Arizona
Column: Kickapoo Tribe maintains a small presence in Arizona (March 1, 2012)

"Recently the "On this date in Arizona history" stated that "In 1908, representatives of the Kickapoo Indian tribe were in Douglas negotiating the purchase of 200,000 acres of land 50...


Kickapoo Tribe in Texas opposes coal mining in border town
Kickapoo Tribe in Texas opposes coal mining in border town (February 10, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe in Texas is opposing plans for a coal mine near the U.S.-Mexico border. The tribe is based in Eagle Pass, where Dos Republicas Coal Partnership, a Mexican...


Kickapoo Tribe will dedicate police department to former chief
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Kickapoo Tribe will dedicate police department to former chief (November 29, 2011)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas will dedicate its police department in honor of former police chief Thomas L. Conklin Jr. Conklin, a tribal member, served as police chief from May...


Editorial: Taking a step toward reconciliation for Kansas tribes
Editorial: Taking a step toward reconciliation for Kansas tribes (November 21, 2011)

"As a U.S. senator, Sam Brownback led efforts at the federal level to officially apologize to Native Americans for the U.S. government’s “ill-conceived policies” and acts of violence against them....


Kansas governor apologizes for state's mistreatment of tribes
Kansas governor apologizes for state's mistreatment of tribes (November 17, 2011)

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) issued a proclamation on Wednesday, apologizing for the state's mistreatment of indigenous people. Kansas was once home to 19 tribes. Only four remain after most...


Kickapoo man faces charges in tribal and state court for accident
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Kickapoo man faces charges in tribal and state court for accident (January 21, 2011)

A member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas who has been charged in tribal court in connection with a fatal accident also faces charges in state court. Raul Rodriguez, 35,...


Kickapoo Tribe   asserts concurrent jurisdiction over fatal accident
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Kickapoo Tribe asserts concurrent jurisdiction over fatal accident (January 20, 2011)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Texas is asserting jurisdiction over a fatal accident involving one of its members. Raul Rodriguez, 35, is accused of intoxication manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and public...