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United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era
United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era (March 4, 2019)

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?


VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes
VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes (March 4, 2019)

'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting (March 4, 2019)

Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface
Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface (February 11, 2019)

There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.


Bureau of Indian Affairs publishes annual list of federally recognized tribes
Bureau of Indian Affairs publishes annual list of federally recognized tribes (February 4, 2019)

Right on schedule, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has published its annual list of federally recognized tribes.


Tim Giago: The governor of Virginia is in a heap of trouble over racist photo
Tim Giago: The governor of Virginia is in a heap of trouble over racist photo (February 4, 2019)

Ralph Northam wasn’t calling for genocide against anyone, but he was being stupid.


Six newly recognized tribes added to Bureau of Indian Affairs list
Six newly recognized tribes added to Bureau of Indian Affairs list (July 23, 2018)

The family of Indian nations is growing, with 573 tribes recognized by the United States.


Monument features the first female leader of Pamunkey Tribe
Monument features the first female leader of Pamunkey Tribe (July 19, 2018)

Cockacoeske united her fellow Indian nations and signed a key treaty during a time of great change.


Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails
Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails (January 31, 2018)

Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is reported safe after a train carrying Republican lawmakers derailed in an incident that has led to one fatality and some injuries.


Kevin Washburn: A 'victory' as tribes in Virginia secure federal recognition
Kevin Washburn: A 'victory' as tribes in Virginia secure federal recognition (January 31, 2018)

Three years ago, no federally-recognized tribes existed in Virginia, one of the thirteen original American states.


Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)

It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.


Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line
Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line (January 22, 2018)

Two tribes are receiving $6 million in payments in connection with a new power line that runs through their ancestral territory in Virginia.


A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)

A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.


Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)

Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia
Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia (September 8, 2017)

Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap barely lasted one football season and all of its burgundy-and-gold assets are on the auction block.


Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended
Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended (August 30, 2017)

The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump
Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump (August 17, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to stand by President Donald Trump amid controversy over racial violence in Virginia.


President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia
President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia (August 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is again facing widespread condemnation for his response to racial violence in Virginia but there's little evidence that he will face consequences within his own Republican party.


Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy
Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy (August 15, 2017)

Stephen Rivera, a citizen of the Seneca Nation, has staged a one-man protest against the Washington NFL team at the team's training camp in Richmond, Virginia.


President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council
President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council (August 15, 2017)

President Donald Trump offered a late rebuke of the 'KKK, neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other hate groups' in an attempt to address controversy over his handling of a racial violence in Virginia.


Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death
Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death (August 14, 2017)

Federal authorities have opened a 'civil rights investigation' into the death of a woman at a White supremacist rally as President Donald Trump continues to face questions about his handling of the incident.


Zenobia Jeffries: Media must be honest about planned race riot in Charlottesville
Zenobia Jeffries: Media must be honest about planned race riot in Charlottesville (August 14, 2017)

Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are?


Pamunkey Tribe secures designation of Indian Health Service delivery area
Pamunkey Tribe secures designation of Indian Health Service delivery area (July 27, 2017)

The Pamunkey Tribe, the newest member of the federally-recognized family of Indian nations, continues to make gains in Virginia.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)

Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval
Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval (July 26, 2017)

A natural gas pipeline that would run through North Carolina and Virginia has an unusually disproportionate impact on tribal communities.


Tribes break ground on monument to their history in Virginia's capitol
Tribes break ground on monument to their history in Virginia's capitol (June 26, 2017)

A new monument in Virginia will recognize the importance of the original tribal nations in the state.


Virginia tribes still pushing for federal recognition after 400 years
Virginia tribes still pushing for federal recognition after 400 years (June 1, 2017)

Six tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown are inching closer to federal recognition.


House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes
House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (May 18, 2017)

The tribes enjoy a long relationship with foreign nations but have yet to be acknowledged by the United States.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (May 17, 2017)

Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting (May 15, 2017)

Lawmakers are taking action on bills to recruit and retain Native teachers, extend federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia and boost economic development in Indian Country.


Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)

Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda (May 8, 2017)

A bill to recruit and retain teachers in Indian Country, plus another to extend federal recognition to six tribe in Virginia, are on the agenda.


Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue
Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue (March 24, 2017)

The recognition is overdue — in the extreme.


Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia
Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia (March 21, 2017)

The tribes were among the first to sign treaties with European nations and they helped the first European settlers survive at Jamestown.


Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot (November 7, 2016)

The ad features an all-White, all-male group of football fans who are portrayed as having game day ruined by Democrat Hillary Clinton.


Native women and youth on 400-mile Potomac River Water Walk
Native women and youth on 400-mile Potomac River Water Walk (October 17, 2016)

Sharon Day: 'All the while, we’re speaking to that water. We’re telling the water how much we care about her.'


Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)

A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.


Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia
Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia (September 22, 2016)

'It is time for the government to put this issue to rest and acknowledge the legitimacy of the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan and the Nansemond tribes.'


Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (September 16, 2016)

Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.


House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill
House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (September 9, 2016)

Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.


Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue
Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue (August 29, 2016)

A new book counters the prevailing theory of how barbecue spread throughout the South.


Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton
Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton (July 20, 2016)

The Red Lake Nation citizen bundled $431,000 for the Hillary Victory Fund.


Virginia to dedicate marker at site of clashes with tribes in 1700s
Virginia to dedicate marker at site of clashes with tribes in 1700s (March 29, 2016)

According to historical sources, Shawnee warriors attacked European settlers at Kerr's Creek in 1759 and 1763.


Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)

The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.


Pamunkey Tribe looks to a stronger future with federal recognition
Pamunkey Tribe looks to a stronger future with federal recognition (February 9, 2016)

The Pamunkey Tribe is the 567th to be federally recognized in the nation and the first in Virginia with that status.


Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe clears final hurdle for recognition
Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe clears final hurdle for recognition (February 4, 2016)

Bob Gray, chief of the Pamunkey Indians, knows tribal members should’ve worked ages ago to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles leading to federal designation.


Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case (February 2, 2016)

Stand Up For California was the only group that challenged the Virginia tribe's federal status.


Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition
Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition (February 1, 2016)

The Virginia-based Pamunkey Tribe is set to become the 567th federally recognized tribe in the United States.


Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name
Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name (January 14, 2016)

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.


Little Shell Tribe still waiting for decision on federal recognition
Little Shell Tribe still waiting for decision on federal recognition (December 7, 2015)

The tribe thought its struggle was over when the Clinton administration issued a favorable finding in 2000 but the Obama administration reversed course in 2009.


Virginia tribes continue to pay tribute required by 1677 treaty
Virginia tribes continue to pay tribute required by 1677 treaty (November 25, 2015)

The Pamunkey Tribe and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe presented two deer, pottery, a bracelet and a bolo tie to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).


Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision
Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision (October 9, 2015)

An anti-Indian group on the other side of the country filed an appeal that will delay the Virginia tribe's federal status.


House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills
House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (September 30, 2015)

Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.


House subcommittee takes up two federal recognition measures
House subcommittee takes up two federal recognition measures (September 28, 2015)

Congress has not passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill since the mid-1990s but two measures seem to be gaining momentum.


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.


Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at university
Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at university (September 15, 2015)

History professor Ethan Schmidt was shot and killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi.


Tribal college students participate in NASA challenge in Virginia
Tribal college students participate in NASA challenge in Virginia (September 1, 2015)

A delegation from Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana sent scientific experiments into space.


DC council member doesn't want racist name tied to stadium deal
DC council member doesn't want racist name tied to stadium deal (August 26, 2015)

Officially, the District of Columbia Council has called on the Washington NFL team to get rid of a mascot considered to be 'racist and derogatory.'