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Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands
Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands (July 18, 2019)

July 16 was the first General Mad Anthony Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not everyone, including the Miami Tribe, was celebrating.


Witness list for Indigenous Peoples hearing on Indian Country legislation
Witness list for Indigenous Peoples hearing on Indian Country legislation (July 16, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.


House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda
House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda (July 9, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is gearing up for more activity following the recent holiday recess.


YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving
YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving (May 10, 2018)

At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.


Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid
Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.


Miami Nation citizen takes top law enforcement post at Interior
Miami Nation citizen takes top law enforcement post at Interior (May 31, 2017)

Darren Cruzan, a long-time Bureau of Indian Affairs employee, has take on a new law enforcement role at the Department of the Interior.


Miami Nation handles reburial of remains stolen from burial site
Miami Nation handles reburial of remains stolen from burial site (March 3, 2017)

The first criminal enforcement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in southern Ohio led to indictments against four people.


Miami language champion Daryl Baldwin wins prestigious 'genius grant'
Miami language champion Daryl Baldwin wins prestigious 'genius grant' (September 22, 2016)

The Miami Nation citizen is being recognized by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly
Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (May 13, 2016)

The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.


Miami Tribe credits legislative success to support from lawmakers
Miami Tribe credits legislative success to support from lawmakers (March 1, 2016)

The tribe isn't a big lobbyist or big political contributor but managed to win passage of two bills in the 114th Congress.


President Barack Obama signs another Miami Nation bill into law
President Barack Obama signs another Miami Nation bill into law (February 29, 2016)

H.R.487 allows the tribe to sell, transfer or lease non-trust lands without running afoul of the Non-Intercourse Act.


Miami Nation scores another legislative win with land measure
Miami Nation scores another legislative win with land measure (February 16, 2016)

H.R.487 allows the Oklahoma-based tribe to sell or transfer non-trust lands without running afoul of the Non-Intercourse Act.


Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business
Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business (February 11, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe admitted it acted as a front for Scott Tucker and Timothy Muir, two men charged with running an illegal $2 billion lending enterprise.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (October 7, 2015)

S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, and H.R.487, a bill to benefit the Miami Nation, are considered non-controversial.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting (October 5, 2015)

H.R.487, a bill to allow the Miami Nation of Oklahoma to lease or sell certain lands, and S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, are on the agenda.


Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures
Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures (September 21, 2015)

A bill to benefit an Alaska Native health corporation and another for the Navajo Nation are ready for President Barack Obama's signature.


Ohio man pleads guilty to buying remains stolen from graves
Ohio man pleads guilty to buying remains stolen from graves (August 11, 2015)

Eight ancestors -- two adults and six juveniles -- were removed from their resting places and sold for somewhere between $4,000 and $4,500.


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.


House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills
House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills (July 10, 2015)

All three bills were non-controversial and weren't the subject of any discussion during the markup session.


President Obama signs bill to help Miami Nation revoke old charter
President Obama signs bill to help Miami Nation revoke old charter (July 6, 2015)

The corporate charter was originally approved in 1940 under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act but was never used by the tribe.


House Natural Resources Committee considers tribal bills at markup
House Natural Resources Committee considers tribal bills at markup (July 6, 2015)

The bills address land, water and other issues for the Miami Nation, the Navajo and three tribes in Oregon.


Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter
Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (June 26, 2015)

The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.


House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills
House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 11, 2015)

The hearing lacked the fireworks of the panel's last session but Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) still pushed hard for a Native veterans bill.


House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills
House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 9, 2015)

The bills address specific issues for two tribes and for Alaska Native veterans.


House subcommittee sets June 10 hearing on three Indian bills
House subcommittee sets June 10 hearing on three Indian bills (June 3, 2015)

Bills to benefit the Miami Nation of Oklahoma, the Susanville Rancheria of California and Alaska Native veterans are on the agenda.


House passes bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter
House passes bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (June 1, 2015)

H.R.533 revokes a charter that was approved under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act in 1940.


Bill to benefit Miami Nation moves forward in House and Senate
Bill to benefit Miami Nation moves forward in House and Senate (March 27, 2015)

The tribe's governing charter is outdated but changing it is nearly impossible so Congressional action is the simplest option.


Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny
Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny (March 26, 2015)

American Indians have a long history of having to adjust to forced changes to their way of life.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (February 23, 2015)

Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the oversight hearing will focus on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for Indian programs.


Lawmakers introduce bill to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter
Lawmakers introduce bill to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter (January 30, 2015)

Changing the outdated document is extremely difficult.


Internet lenders linked to Miami Nation agree to $21M settlement
Internet lenders linked to Miami Nation agree to $21M settlement (January 19, 2015)

The Federal Trade Commission accused the companies of violating consumer protection laws.


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.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (July 31, 2014)

There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills (July 28, 2014)

Bills affect Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in Montana, Nevada and Mexico and a governance issue for the Miami Nation of Oklahoma.


House backs measure to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter
House backs measure to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter (June 24, 2014)

Tribe wants to get rid of outdated document but changing it requires numerous steps.


Grand jury subpoenas business linked to tribal Internet lenders
Grand jury subpoenas business linked to tribal Internet lenders (May 6, 2014)

A federal grand jury has issued a subpoena to a business linked to tribal Internet lenders.


House Natural Resources Committee approves Miami Nation bill
House Natural Resources Committee approves Miami Nation bill (April 10, 2014)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a markup session on Wednesday.


House Natural Resources Committee to hold markup and hearing
House Natural Resources Committee to hold markup and hearing (April 7, 2014)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup and hearing this week.


Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on Indian legislation
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on Indian legislation (March 27, 2014)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning on two bills.


Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (March 20, 2014)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a legislative hearing next week.


Judge sides with FTC in lawsuit against tribal Internet lenders
Judge sides with FTC in lawsuit against tribal Internet lenders (March 20, 2014)

A federal judge said the Federal Trade Commission can take enforcement actions against Internet lenders linked to tribes.


California court upholds immunity for tribal payday lenders
California court upholds immunity for tribal payday lenders (January 22, 2014)

Payday loan companies owned by tribes are protected by sovereign immunity, a California appellate court ruled on Tuesday.


Native language educators turn to archives at Smithsonian
Native language educators turn to archives at Smithsonian (January 21, 2014)

The Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives serves as a repository for hundreds of Native languages whose speakers are working to keep them alive for future generations.


Tribes reach partial settlement with FTC over online lenders
Tribes reach partial settlement with FTC over online lenders (October 30, 2013)

The Miami Nation and the Modoc Tribe reached a partial settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over their online lending businesses.


Miami Nation contributes $50K to  pay for school safety officer
Miami Nation contributes $50K to pay for school safety officer (April 11, 2013)

The Miami Nation of Oklahoma is contributing $50,000 to pay for a school safety officer in the Miami public school district. The donation will help pay for a full-time officer....


WVXU: Partnership with Miami Nation  leads to language app
WVXU: Partnership with Miami Nation leads to language app (March 5, 2013)

A partnership with the Miami Nation has resulted in a new language application: Miami University enjoys a unique relationship with the Miami Tribe from which the school derives its name....


Figure in tribal payday loan battle accused in class action
Figure in tribal payday loan battle accused in class action (April 11, 2012)

A non-Indian who is involved with the tribal payday loan industry is the target of a new class action lawsuit, Courthouse News Service reports. The lawsuit claims Scott Tucker can't...


FTC files lawsuit against tribal-affiliated payday lending firms
FTC files lawsuit against tribal-affiliated payday lending firms (April 2, 2012)

The Federal Trade Commission today filed a lawsuit against payday lending firms owned by three tribes, accusing them of engaging in illegal business tactics. The firms are owned by the...


Judge issues amended ruling in tribal payday loan lawsuit
Judge issues amended ruling in tribal payday loan lawsuit (February 28, 2012)

A judge in Colorado has reportedly issued an amended opinion in a tribal payday loan case Judge Morris B. Hoffman acknowledged that 99 percent of the profits from payday loan...


Opinion: Tribal payday loan firms  are a new online menace
Opinion: Tribal payday loan firms are a new online menace (February 27, 2012)

"There is now a new kind of payday lending menace terrorizing consumers. The lending laws set up by the government are such that they are not applicable to ‘tribal enterprises’....


Editorial: Consumers losing out in tribal payday loan battle
Editorial: Consumers losing out in tribal payday loan battle (February 27, 2012)

"A recent court ruling that sharply reined in Colorado's ability to regulate online payday lenders associated with Native American tribes has disturbing implications for the state's ability to protect consumers....


Opinion: Significant implications for payday loan decision
Opinion: Significant implications for payday loan decision (February 24, 2012)

"The U.S. District Court in Colorado recently held that Miami Nations' tribal sovereign immunity applied to both governmental and commercial activities (Colorado v. Cash Advance). Consequently, business subdivisions of federally...


Colorado authorities go after non-Indian in payday loan case
Colorado authorities go after non-Indian in payday loan case (February 15, 2012)

Authorities in Colorado are still going after Scott Tucker, a non-Indian who is involved with the tribal payday lending industry. A judge barred Attorney General John Suthers can't seek information...


Colorado judge backs immunity for tribes' payday loan firms
Colorado judge backs immunity for tribes' payday loan firms (February 14, 2012)

Payday loan businesses owned and operated by the Miami Nation and the Santee Sioux Tribe enjoy sovereign immunity, a judge in Colorado ruled on Monday in a long-running case. In...


Oklahoma regulators looking at tribal payday lending firms
Oklahoma regulators looking at tribal payday lending firms (January 30, 2012)

Regulators and law enforcement officials in Oklahoma say they are still looking at payday lending companies owned by the Modoc Tribe and the Miami Nation. The tribes operate on the...


Only nine complaints unresolved against tribal   loan firms
Only nine complaints unresolved against tribal loan firms (October 25, 2011)

Payday lending companies owned by tribes have been making headlines but regulators in Oklahoma say they have been able to informally resolve consumer complaints. Due to sovereign immunity, the Oklahoma...


Two  tribes in Oklahoma   hit with complaints over payday lending
Two tribes in Oklahoma hit with complaints over payday lending (September 27, 2011)

Seven businesses owned two tribes in Oklahoma represent 30 percent of the complaints filed against payday lenders, News on 6 reports. The Better Business Bureau in Tulsa has received more...


10th Circuit won't allow Miami Nation to consolidate allotment
10th Circuit won't allow Miami Nation to consolidate allotment (September 1, 2011)

Indian land consolidation has been a policy of the federal government for decades but one Oklahoma tribe is having trouble fulfilling that goal. James Smith, a member of the Miami...