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Filed Under: Law | Politics
Mescalero Apache Nation holds liquor referendum on May 12 (05/06)
Members will determine whether to close the package liquor store, also known as the tribal bar.

Filed Under: Politics
Winnebago Tribe holds election to replace council members (05/06)
Three seats were open after longtime Chairman John Blackhawk and two others resigned in the wake of a spending scandal.

Filed Under: Politics
Eastern Cherokees to choose a new principal chief this year (05/06)
Chief Michell Hicks, who has served three terms, decided not to seek re-election, a decision that has opened the field to five candidates.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Incoming president of Navajo Nation prepares for inauguration (05/05)
Russell Begaye will be sworn into office in a ceremony in Fort Defiance, Arizona, on May 12.

Filed Under: National | Politics
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (05/05)
Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.

Filed Under: Politics
Oneida Nation makes first changes to constitution since 1969 (05/04)
Voters approved five amendments, including one that establishes an independent judiciary.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Mashantucket Tribe sued over 'transition pay' for ex-councilor (05/04)
Charlene Jones is claiming she is owed twelve weeks of pay after losing her 2009 re-election bid.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Cara Cowan Watts: Make your voice heard within Cherokee Nation (05/01)
With so many jobs on the line and the economy of northeastern Oklahoma, I hope our tribal citizens show up at the polls in greater numbers and make their voices heard.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Russell Begaye faces hurdles as Navajo Nation's leader (05/01)
The new president has the professional background to move the needle on the Rez economy; now we’ll see if he has the political skills to build the coalitions needed to carry it out.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Change to Oglala Lakota County becomes official in South Dakota (05/01)
Voters on the Pine Ridge Reservation approved the name change last November.

Filed Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Off-reservation Cheyenne need a voice with tribe (04/30)
Over the past 40 years, I have also lived off the reservation many times for years at a stretch, always returning in sort of a love-hate relationship.

Filed Under: Law | National
Hoopa Valley Tribe maintains law against marijuana cultivation (04/29)
An effort to repeal the law that bans marijuana on the reservation failed at the polls after tribal youth and tribal officials spoke out against it.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Kickapoo Tribe council member resigns after criminal charges (04/29)
Westley Sag-Tuk Banks was serving as secretary but stepped down after being charged in connection with an incident on the reservation.

Filed Under: Politics
Larry Romanelli wins re-election as leader of Little River Band (04/28)
The incumbent ogema defeated his challenger with 56 percent of the vote.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Eastern Cherokee group plans lawsuit over tribal council raises (04/24)
The council approved a budget that includes a $10,000 raise that was made retroactive to 2010 so all current and former leaders are eligible for the increase.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Incoming leader of Navajo Nation stresses importance of youth (04/23)
Russell Begaye, who easily won the presidential election, hopes to lure young tribal members back to the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation voters choose Russell Begaye as next president (04/22)
The former Navajo Nation Council delegate defeated former two-term president Joe Shirley Jr., according to unofficial results.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Colville Tribes schedule June 13 referendum on legal marijuana (04/21)
Although the outcome won't be binding, the result will help tribal leaders determine whether to move forward with legalization efforts.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation voters finally head to the polls after last hiccup (04/21)
A tribal judge threw a hiccup in the process but the Navajo Nation Supreme Court once again stepped in and ordered the election to go forward.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Harlan McKosato: Unprecedented Navajo Nation election cycle (04/21)
The Navajo Nation is in a tug-of-war that goes beyond just politics. The struggle is about more than just language fluency.

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