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Filed Under: National
Blog: Native Americans and Africans connected through slavery (04/10)
The Five Civilized Tribes -- Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and Seminole Nation -- held slaves within their territory.

Filed Under: Law | National
Non-Indian woman drops ICWA case involving Cherokee Nation (04/09)
A non-Indian woman whose biological daughter was at the center of an Indian Child Welfare Act case has withdrawn a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the law.

Filed Under: Education
UKB elder remains one of last mono-lingual Cherokee speakers (04/08)
An 83-year-old member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is one of the last mono-lingual speakers of the Cherokee language.

Filed Under: Law | National
Federal judge reschedules hearing for Cherokee Freedmen case (04/07)
A highly anticipated hearing in the Cherokee Freedmen case has been rescheduled.

Filed Under: National | Politics | World
Civil rights leaders press for confirmation of Keith Harper to UN job (03/31)
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is urging swift confirmation of Keith Harper to serve as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
BIA acknowledges 'failed' contract with head of team's foundation (03/31)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs said it has implemented new procedures in response to a 'failed' contract with the leader of the controversial Original Americans Foundation.

Filed Under: National | Opinion | Sports
Head of Original Americans Foundation tied to BIA misspending (03/28)
The head of the new 'Original Americans Foundation' was criticized for contributing to the waste of $1 million in federal funds.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Oklahoma might side with city in dispute over tribes and taxes (03/27)
The state of Oklahoma might step into a sales tax dispute between the city of Shawnee and four tribes, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree said.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Cherokee man serves as CEO of 'Original Americans Foundation' (03/26)
Gary L. Edwards, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is serving as the chief executive officer of the Original Americans Foundation.

Filed Under: Politics
Rep. Markwayne Mullin faces ethics probe for business dealings (03/25)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) faces an ethics probe for continuing to work on his plumbing business while drawing a taxpayer salary in Congress.

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