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'Vicious, murdering savages': Defense of Confederate symbol on state flag turns ugly
'Vicious, murdering savages': Defense of Confederate symbol on state flag turns ugly (March 21, 2019)

Efforts to redesignate a Confederate symbol on the Arkansas flag continue to go nowhere, with opponents going after 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.


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.


Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative names new director
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative names new director (November 1, 2018)

Food sovereignty efforts continue to advance in Indian Country.


John Berrey: Congress can do what's right for Indian Country
John Berrey: Congress can do what's right for Indian Country (August 31, 2018)

The 2018 Farm Bill presents a rare opportunity for Congress to what is right for Indian Country.


Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change
Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change (August 13, 2018)

Citizens of the Quapaw Tribe didn't just re-elect their longtime leader when they went to the polls, they chose a new way to refer to themselves.


Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee
Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee (July 17, 2018)

The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe is up for re-election and his opponent is an unlikely one.


Former vice chairman of Quapaw Tribe sentenced in sex offender case
Former vice chairman of Quapaw Tribe sentenced in sex offender case (June 6, 2018)

A former leader of the Quapaw Tribe has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a minor.


Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.


Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to senior Trump administration official for 'research'
Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to senior Trump administration official for 'research' (December 15, 2017)

As the 2016 presidential election came to a close, Quapaw Tribe paid $50,000 to a former Department of the Interior official who then joined the Trump administration,


Quapaw Tribe calls for resignation of vice chairman following criminal indictment
Quapaw Tribe calls for resignation of vice chairman following criminal indictment (November 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Quapaw Tribe are calling for the resignation of Vice Chairman Thomas Mathews after he was accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor.


President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service
President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service (October 9, 2017)

It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.


Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas
Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas (July 6, 2017)

The Quapaw Tribe owns 160 acres within its former reservation in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant
Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant (June 8, 2017)

The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.


Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)

Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.


Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support
Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)

Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.


John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court
John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court (April 3, 2017)

Indian country has long sought a Supreme Court nominee like Neil Gorsuch.


Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (August 29, 2016)

The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.


Quapaw Tribe welcomes family home for 144th annual powwow
Quapaw Tribe welcomes family home for 144th annual powwow (July 1, 2016)

This year's event includes a fireworks display for the first time.


Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton
Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton (May 24, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey said he's been a 'proud' Republican since 2002 but he won't be supporting Donald Trump.


Family from Quapaw Tribe enters marijuana consulting business
Family from Quapaw Tribe enters marijuana consulting business (February 25, 2016)

Flying Eagle Advisors is led by Thomas Mathews, the current vice chairman of the tribe, and his father, J.R. Mathews, a former chairman and former vice chairman of the tribe.


Insurance from Quapaw Tribe helps family pay for cancer care
Insurance from Quapaw Tribe helps family pay for cancer care (December 7, 2015)

A three-year-old girl has been cancer free for a year and her family credits the tribe with helping cover the costs of her care.


Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund site
Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund site (October 30, 2015)

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle’s hometown became part of the world’s first Superfund site after abandoned lead mines polluted nearby Tar Creek and ruined many people’s homes in Ottawa County.


Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference
Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference (July 30, 2015)

Members of six tribes are meeting to discuss ways to preserve their closely-related languages.


Quapaw Tribe holds language preservation camp for youth
Quapaw Tribe holds language preservation camp for youth (July 23, 2015)

Ardina Moore, 84, is teaching the language to a new generation of speakers.


Quapaw Tribe offers $25K reward for information on dead cow
Quapaw Tribe offers $25K reward for information on dead cow (July 14, 2015)

An Angus bull that was part of the tribe's cattle herd was killed sometime over the weekend.


Quapaw Tribe interested in cultivating marijuana for medical uses
Quapaw Tribe interested in cultivating marijuana for medical uses (January 30, 2015)

Agriculture is already a key part of the Quapaw economy.


Quapaw Tribe joins Clinton center anniversary in Arkansas
Quapaw Tribe joins Clinton center anniversary in Arkansas (November 14, 2014)

The Quapaw Tribe is re-establishing its ties to Arkansas, where it once had a reservation.


Terri Hansen: Far too many Superfund sites in Indian Country
Terri Hansen: Far too many Superfund sites in Indian Country (June 19, 2014)

Terri Hansen highlights a few of the 532 Superfund sites in Indian Country.


Quapaw Tribe reaches agreement to clean up Superfund sites
Quapaw Tribe reaches agreement to clean up Superfund sites (June 4, 2014)

Tribal lands are contaminated by waste from lead and zinc mining.


Tribes join applicants for bison from Yellowstone National Park
Tribes join applicants for bison from Yellowstone National Park (May 7, 2014)

Three tribes are applying to receive a share of bison that were taken from Yellowstone National Park.


Quapaw Tribe sees tornado damage to homes and businesses
Quapaw Tribe sees tornado damage to homes and businesses (April 29, 2014)

Members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma took shelter as a dangerous tornado touched ground on Sunday.


Ten reservations account for biggest share of Cobell buyback
Ten reservations account for biggest share of Cobell buyback (April 17, 2014)

Landowners on 10 reservations stand to receive a large chunk of funds from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Quapaw Tribe finds slave cemetery on property in Arkansas
Quapaw Tribe finds slave cemetery on property in Arkansas (February 6, 2014)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has uncovered an important piece of history on a property in Arkansas.


Indian Times: Review of news affecting tribes in Oklahoma
Indian Times: Review of news affecting tribes in Oklahoma (January 21, 2014)

Indian Times at KGOU recaps a week of news for Oklahoma tribes.


Police officer for  Quapaw Tribe  charged with alcohol offense
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Police officer for Quapaw Tribe charged with alcohol offense (October 8, 2013)

A police officer for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma was charged with an alcohol-related offense.


Judge issues decisions in two  Quapaw breach of trust cases
Judge issues decisions in two Quapaw breach of trust cases (July 19, 2013)

Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued decisions in two breach of trust lawsuits involving the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.


Quapaw Tribe expects long fight on trust management case
Quapaw Tribe expects long fight on trust management case (April 2, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is expecting its trust mismanagement lawsuit to be in court for at least three more years. The tribe originally sued in 2002 and thought a...


Quapaw Tribe seeks $175M in   trust mismanagement lawsuit
Quapaw Tribe seeks $175M in trust mismanagement lawsuit (March 26, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking $175 million in damages for the alleged mismanagement of its trust resources. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims....


House approves bill to help Quapaw Tribe resolve trust dispute
House approves bill to help Quapaw Tribe resolve trust dispute (December 20, 2012)

The House voted 398-5 on Wednesday to pass H.Res.668, a bill that helps the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma resolve a trust fund dispute. In 2002, the tribe filed a lawsuit...


Quapaw Tribe enters partnership for water  treatment authority
Quapaw Tribe enters partnership for water treatment authority (October 4, 2012)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma and Cherokee County in Kansas are forming a new water authority. The Shoal Creek Basin Region Waste Water Authority will handle water treatment in the...


Quapaw Tribe seeks help from Congress in settling trust lawsuit
Quapaw Tribe seeks help from Congress in settling trust lawsuit (June 1, 2012)

The Quapaw Tribe is accusing the federal government of being in breach of trust and of mismanaging its trust assets.


Quapaw Tribe plans for development on property in Missouri
Quapaw Tribe plans for development on property in Missouri (February 6, 2012)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma plans to develop property it owns in Missouri. The tribe wants to open a large convenience store and an RV park on the land, The...


Appeals  delay payments in $3.4B Indian trust fund settlement
Appeals delay payments in $3.4B Indian trust fund settlement (September 29, 2011)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has set the briefing schedule for challenges to the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Briefs are due October 17 and...


BIA took large administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidation
BIA took large administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidation (August 5, 2011)

In 2003, Congress earmarked $1 million to help the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma consolidate its land base, which sits on the largest Superfund site in the U.S. Consolidation has helped...


Claim forms due September 16 for $3.4B   trust fund settlement
Claim forms due September 16 for $3.4B trust fund settlement (August 1, 2011)

Judge Thomas Hogan issued an order on July 27 granting final approval to the $3.4 billion settlement for the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. The order follows the decision he issued...


Quapaw Tribe tries to opt out of  Cobell trust  fund settlement
Quapaw Tribe tries to opt out of Cobell trust fund settlement (June 20, 2011)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma made a last-minute attempt to opt out of the $3.4 billion Indian trust fund settlement on behalf of its 1,065 members. The tribe met an...


DOJ cites Supreme Court case in bid to dismiss Quapaw suit
DOJ cites Supreme Court case in bid to dismiss Quapaw suit (June 7, 2011)

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation is being used against members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma who filed a trust mismanagement lawsuit. In...


Some from Quapaw Tribe will opt out of     $3.4B Cobell  settlement
Some from Quapaw Tribe will opt out of $3.4B Cobell settlement (March 15, 2011)

Some members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will opt out of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit because they have filed a damages lawsuit in...


Members of Quapaw Tribe seek damages for trust    mismanagement
Members of Quapaw Tribe seek damages for trust mismanagement (February 7, 2011)

Nine members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, seeking damages for mismanagement of their trust funds and their trust...


Opinion: White man's misinterpretation led to misnomer of tribe
Opinion: White man's misinterpretation led to misnomer of tribe (January 19, 2011)

"Back in the early 1970s during my broadcasting days, I was conducting a breakfast show on the radio early each morning, which was broadcast from the restaurant of a nearby...


Quapaw woman an inductee to Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame
Quapaw woman an inductee to Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame (January 18, 2011)

Ardina Moore, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, is being inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall Of Fame. Moore serves as chair of the tribe's cultural committee. She is one...