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Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana
Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana (April 17, 2019)

Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?


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.


One person reported dead as tornado strikes Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
One person reported dead as tornado strikes Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (April 15, 2019)

Authorities in Texas have shut down the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site after a tornado struck during a festival attended by citizens of the Caddo Nation.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to grow our economy
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to grow our economy (April 8, 2019)

Cherokee Nation Businesses is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all of northeast Oklahoma.


Cherokee Nation 'extremely disappointed' with decision on state arts law
Cherokee Nation 'extremely disappointed' with decision on state arts law (April 8, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation supported a state law that required 'Indian' art to be produced by citizens of federally recognized tribes.


Margaret Swimmer, former first lady of Cherokee Nation, passes on
Margaret Swimmer, former first lady of Cherokee Nation, passes on (April 5, 2019)

Margaret Swimmer, the wife of former Cherokee Nation Chief Ross Swimmer, passed away on April 1. She was 75.


Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office
Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office (April 5, 2019)

An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.


Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation (April 3, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.


Restrictive Oklahoma struck down for going against Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Restrictive Oklahoma struck down for going against Indian Arts and Crafts Act (April 1, 2019)

Citizens of state recognized tribes can once again sell their goods in Oklahoma without being fined or imprisoned.


Bill John Baker: Sister community program connects Cherokees across the country
Bill John Baker: Sister community program connects Cherokees across the country (April 1, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation helps foster connections between at-large Cherokee communities and nonprofit groups.


Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism
Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism (March 28, 2019)

Native politicians and officials condemned hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office was vandalized with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages.'


Oklahoma Watch: Indian Country left behind in economic development initiative
Oklahoma Watch: Indian Country left behind in economic development initiative (March 27, 2019)

Tribes have been left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive, with their governments unable to support projects in some of the nation’s poorest areas.


Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system
Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system (March 27, 2019)

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill expands successful health program
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill expands successful health program (March 25, 2019)

A pilot program that has provided assistance for those in need of mental and addiction care runs out of funding at the end of the month.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps college graduates show their pride
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps college graduates show their pride (March 25, 2019)

We have long believed that education is the springboard to a brighter future for our people.


Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle
Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle (March 21, 2019)

One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation reflects on the end of the Trail of Tears
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation reflects on the end of the Trail of Tears (March 19, 2019)

As Cherokee people, we are stronger today than ever before.


Historic college reopens with focus on Indian arts and traditions
Historic college reopens with focus on Indian arts and traditions (March 7, 2019)

Bacone College in Oklahoma is reconnecting with its storied past as a center of Indian art and culture.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong (March 4, 2019)

Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.


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.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Long-delayed museum back on track
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Long-delayed museum back on track (February 26, 2019)

For years, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has sat dormant, but construction is finally resuming.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in education and our young people
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in education and our young people (February 25, 2019)

This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates more than $100,000 to local schools
Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates more than $100,000 to local schools (February 20, 2019)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to support public school districts in Oklahoma.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America (February 19, 2019)

The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism.


Bill John Baker: It's time for Oklahoma to celebrate Native American Day
Bill John Baker: It's time for Oklahoma to celebrate Native American Day (February 18, 2019)

Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation aims to tell the stories of our people
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation aims to tell the stories of our people (February 11, 2019)

Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation keeps language alive for future generations
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation keeps language alive for future generations (February 4, 2019)

Part of my sworn oath as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to invest in education
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to invest in education (January 29, 2019)

In the Cherokee Nation, education is the foundation of our success. That has been true for generations.


Bill John Baker: Indian students will finally be counted thanks to new law
Bill John Baker: Indian students will finally be counted thanks to new law (January 18, 2019)

With the passage of the Johnson-O’Malley Modernization Act, we are poised to build a stronger future for the Cherokee Nation and for all of Indian Country.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates removal of nuclear waste
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates removal of nuclear waste (January 11, 2019)

I’m proud that Cherokee Nation took the lead in removing a risk that would have threatened our communities forever.


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.


Bill John Baker: Five Civilized Tribes welcome repeal of termination-era law
Bill John Baker: Five Civilized Tribes welcome repeal of termination-era law (January 7, 2019)

A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to support veterans
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to support veterans (December 14, 2018)

America’s veterans, including many Cherokee men and women, committed a portion of their lives to preserving our collective freedoms.


Bill John Baker: Saving our Cherokee language by identifying fluent speakers
Bill John Baker: Saving our Cherokee language by identifying fluent speakers (December 10, 2018)

If our language disappears, we will be without the core of the vibrant and thriving culture we share from generation to generation.


Muscogee (Creek) Nation lawmakers consider independent press bill
Muscogee (Creek) Nation lawmakers consider independent press bill (December 6, 2018)

Efforts are underway to restore freedom of the press to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.


Native artists selected for year-long fellowship in Oklahoma
Native artists selected for year-long fellowship in Oklahoma (December 5, 2018)

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship continues to foster Native talent.


Peter d'Errico: United States admits to genocide in Supreme Court case
Peter d'Errico: United States admits to genocide in Supreme Court case (December 3, 2018)

Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in historic health partnership
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in historic health partnership (December 3, 2018)

Oklahoma State University and the Cherokee Nation are changing the way America trains doctors.


Indian Health Service ordered to pay $15 million for baby's brain damage
Indian Health Service ordered to pay $15 million for baby's brain damage (November 29, 2018)

Indian Health Service staff caused a baby boy to suffer irreversible brain damage, a federal judge concluded in a stunning decision.


Rebecca Nagle: Supreme Court can put a stop to loss of tribal lands
Rebecca Nagle: Supreme Court can put a stop to loss of tribal lands (November 28, 2018)

A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.


Quapaw Nation restores small portion of homelands in Kansas
Quapaw Nation restores small portion of homelands in Kansas (November 28, 2018)

It only took a few years the Quapaw Nation has restored 211 acres of its homelands in Kansas.


Trump administration argues against tribal sovereignty in Supreme Court case
Trump administration argues against tribal sovereignty in Supreme Court case (November 27, 2018)

The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills (November 26, 2018)

Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.


Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era
Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era (November 19, 2018)

Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.


Sterling Cosper: Muscogee (Creek) Nation deserves a free press
Sterling Cosper: Muscogee (Creek) Nation deserves a free press (November 19, 2018)

The former manager of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's news outlet speaks out about the repeal of the tribe's freedom of the press law.


Muscogee (Creek) Nation condemned for changes at media outlet
Muscogee (Creek) Nation condemned for changes at media outlet (November 13, 2018)

The formerly independent Mvskoke Media is being placed under the control of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's executive branch.


Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (November 13, 2018)

Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing (November 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.


Bill John Baker: Remembering the service of Cherokee Code Talkers
Bill John Baker: Remembering the service of Cherokee Code Talkers (November 9, 2018)

At Cherokee Nation we are adamant about honoring and paying respects to those who have fought for the liberties we enjoy every day and hold so dear.


Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race
Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race (November 7, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.


Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor
Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (November 7, 2018)

Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.


Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election
Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election (November 7, 2018)

Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears
Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (November 5, 2018)

Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.


Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams
Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams (October 31, 2018)

Lifting even one Cherokee student can have far-reaching effects.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos
Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos (October 29, 2018)

Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation hits end of the line at Supreme Court
Citizen Potawatomi Nation hits end of the line at Supreme Court (October 15, 2018)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.


Supreme Court set for major showdown in tribal sovereignty case
Supreme Court set for major showdown in tribal sovereignty case (October 11, 2018)

Oral arguments in a closely-watched reservation boundary case take place on November 27.