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Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump
Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump (April 2, 2019)

Warning of 'devastating effects for Indian Country,' tribes are rebuking the Trump administration for failing to defend the health care promised to their people.


Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case
Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case (March 26, 2019)

A federal law that makes key improvements at the Indian Health Service is on the chopping block in the Trump era.


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


#ProudToProtectICWA: Tribal leaders react to hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
#ProudToProtectICWA: Tribal leaders react to hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 13, 2019)

The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.


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.


Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up
Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up (February 7, 2019)

The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.


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.


Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 8, 2018)

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Lawmaker goes silent on Native human rights
Doug George-Kanentiio: Lawmaker goes silent on Native human rights (August 23, 2018)

When Claudia Tenney began her campaign there was hope that she would become an advocate for the lack of human rights on tribal territory.


Tim Giago: Indian newspapers and Indian journalists are alive and well
Tim Giago: Indian newspapers and Indian journalists are alive and well (March 6, 2018)

It seems that the newspaper I founded on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1981 has been kicked from pillar to post since I sold it to the Oneida Nation in 1998.


Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory
Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory (November 27, 2017)

After delaying action for more than two months, the Supreme Court finally delivered victory to the Oneida Nation in a long-running land case. But there's some drama thanks to Justice Clarence Thomas.


Mark Trahant: Exploring the 'business' of news in Indian Country these days
Mark Trahant: Exploring the 'business' of news in Indian Country these days (October 16, 2017)

How can Indian Country serve readers as an independent news organization?


Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations
Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations (October 4, 2017)

The Trump administration is dropping a bomb on Indian Country by proposing dramatic changes to the land-into-trust process.


Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization (October 4, 2017)

The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.


Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.


Village changes seal of Indian being pushed to ground with Indian standing
Village changes seal of Indian being pushed to ground with Indian standing (September 28, 2017)

The village of Whitesboro in New York has changed its seal after facing criticism for depicting Indian people in a negative light.


Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news
Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news (September 25, 2017)

I sent the Oneida Nation an email asking them to let me have the 'Indian Country Today' name back.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business (September 11, 2017)

The problems with Indian Country Today can be traced to its decision to leave Lakota territory and move to offices in central New York and then to an office in Manhattan.


Oneida Nation announces indefinite 'hiatus' for Indian Country Media Network
Oneida Nation announces indefinite 'hiatus' for Indian Country Media Network (September 5, 2017)

After being founded more than 30 years ago by veteran journalist Tim Giago, Indian Country Today Media Today Network is no longer.


Oneida Nation challenges Oneida Nation over use of 'Oneida' trademarks
Oneida Nation challenges Oneida Nation over use of 'Oneida' trademarks (June 28, 2017)

The Oneidas in Wisconsin are hoping to use trademarks that have been registered to their relatives in New York.


Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case
Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (May 15, 2017)

Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.


Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (April 24, 2017)

For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.


Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution (April 17, 2017)

The tribe was the first nation to join America as an ally during the Revolutionary War.


Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)

After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.


Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity case
Oneida Nation prevails as Supreme Court declines immunity case (March 20, 2017)

The nation's highest court won't be adding another tribal sovereignty case to their workload.


Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute (November 10, 2016)

The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.


Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land (October 5, 2016)

The tribe went to court after the village of Hobart threatened to interfere with a popular family festival.


Oneida Nation can't be sued under federal credit reporting law
Oneida Nation can't be sued under federal credit reporting law (September 13, 2016)

A consumer went to court after sensitive credit card information was printed on receipts issued by tribal businesses.


Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit
Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (August 22, 2016)

Support is growing across Indian Country as tribes head to court in a bid to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing their sacred lands.


Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per caps
Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per caps (July 7, 2016)

The 5 percent tax on retailers would be in addition to the Wisconsin's 5 percent tax.


Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulations
Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulations (June 22, 2016)

The Oneida Nation and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians have joined the growing list of tribes with approved HEARTH Act regulations.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation leaders want to meet Donald Trump (June 14, 2016)

The Republican presidential campaign has indicated it is open to a meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation Council.


Oneida Nation funds campaign committee to oppose GOP candidate
Oneida Nation funds campaign committee to oppose GOP candidate (May 6, 2016)

Claudia Tenney, who currently serves in the New York Assembly, has frequently attacked the tribe and its representative, Ray Halbritter.


Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant
Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant (April 7, 2016)

Joanne Shenandoah has been approved for the transplant and is awaiting surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida.


Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community
Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community (March 16, 2016)

The tribe wants to pay the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for services to its trust properties but some local leaders have concerns about taxation and jurisdiction issues.


Oneida Nation addresses increase in opiate abuse in community
Oneida Nation addresses increase in opiate abuse in community (March 2, 2016)

Kalihwisaks, the tribe's newspaper, is running a two-part series on the negative impacts of drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racism
Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racism (February 11, 2016)

The town of Whitesboro, New York, was founded when a white man named Hugh White was given land by the Oneidas as an act of generosity.


Oneida Nation welcomes change to village seal regarded as racist
Oneida Nation welcomes change to village seal regarded as racist (January 25, 2016)

The current symbol features the founder of Whitesboro, New York, with his hands on the shoulders of a man who is said to represent an Oneida person.


Residents support seal of White man choking a Native American
Residents support seal of White man choking a Native American (January 12, 2016)

The original version featured the White man's hands on the neck of the Indian man, who is said to represent a member of the Oneida Nation.


Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post
Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post (December 10, 2015)

As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.


Oneida Nation opens first branch location of tribal-owned bank
Oneida Nation opens first branch location of tribal-owned bank (November 25, 2015)

The tribe started Bay Bank in 1995 and became the sole owner in 2000.


Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project
Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project (November 6, 2015)

The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.


Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes
Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes (November 6, 2015)

'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume
Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume (November 6, 2015)

Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.


New Mexico trio charged for violating Indian Arts and Crafts Act
New Mexico trio charged for violating Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 29, 2015)

Customers were sold jewelry made by members of the Navajo Nation. The items were really produced in the Philippines.


Oneida Nation gears up for third annual food sovereignty summit
Oneida Nation gears up for third annual food sovereignty summit (October 22, 2015)

The unique event focuses on ways to help Indian Country achieve food sovereignty and build food systems and businesses.


BIA encourages tribes to assert more control over internal affairs
BIA encourages tribes to assert more control over internal affairs (October 19, 2015)

A final rule governing Secretarial elections calls for tribes to remove the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the process.


Top Republican leader in House to resign as shutdown looms
Top Republican leader in House to resign as shutdown looms (September 25, 2015)

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will leave Congress at the end of October as conservative colleagues threaten a shutdown of the federal government.


Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribe
Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribe (September 22, 2015)

Elaine Willman spent the last seven years fighting the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. Now she's found a new target.


Indian National Finals Rodeo requested $527K from NFL team
Indian National Finals Rodeo requested $527K from NFL team (September 17, 2015)

A former chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin helped convince rodeo commissioners to end their relationship wit the Original Americans Foundation.


Eastern Cherokees disavow any ties to Washington NFL team
Eastern Cherokees disavow any ties to Washington NFL team (September 11, 2015)

Tribal leaders and members were upset to see Chief Michell Hicks, who is leaving office, appear in a video in support of the team and its racist mascot.


Indian National Finals Rodeo won't take money from NFL team
Indian National Finals Rodeo won't take money from NFL team (September 10, 2015)

Rodeo leaders said the funds from the Original Americans Foundation came with strings attached -- support for the team's racist name.


Oneida Nation hosts fundraiser for key Republican leader
Oneida Nation hosts fundraiser for key Republican leader (July 21, 2015)

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will visit the tribe's Atunyote Golf Course for the August 6 event.


Authorities investigate murder of woman from Oneida Nation
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Authorities investigate murder of woman from Oneida Nation (June 10, 2015)

Krystal Torres-Smith 39, was found dead on the UW-Green Bay campus. She had been shot multiple times.


Oneida Nation leaders unanimously back marriage equality law
Oneida Nation leaders unanimously back marriage equality law (June 1, 2015)

The new law defines marriage as a union between two "spouses" -- regardless of gender.


Wisconsin Supreme Court rules for Oneida Nation in permit case
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules for Oneida Nation in permit case (May 29, 2015)

The city of Green Bay pulled the permit for a waste recycling plant after the project generated controversy.


Oneida Nation makes first changes to constitution since 1969
Oneida Nation makes first changes to constitution since 1969 (May 4, 2015)

Voters approved five amendments, including one that establishes an independent judiciary.