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Chitimacha Tribe replaces embattled ex-chairman with first female leader
Law | Politics
Chitimacha Tribe replaces embattled ex-chairman with first female leader (August 1, 2017)
Melissa Darden will serve a two-year term as the newly-elected leader of the Chitimacha Tribe.

Museum in New Orleans celebrates city's tricentennial with tribal exhibit
Education
Museum in New Orleans celebrates city's tricentennial with tribal exhibit (July 25, 2017)
A museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, is preparing for the city's 300th anniversary in 2018 with an exhibit that features tribal artifacts.

Natchitoches Tribe sees setback in bid for recognition in Louisiana
Federal Recognition
Natchitoches Tribe sees setback in bid for recognition in Louisiana (June 5, 2017)
A bill to recognize the Natchitoches Tribe passed one chamber of the Louisiana Legislature with near unanimous support but has failed in the other.

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas
Politics
Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas (May 25, 2017)
Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.

Chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe indicted on embezzlement charge
Law | Politics
Chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe indicted on embezzlement charge (May 15, 2017)
Joey Barbry remains on board as chairman although he has been stripped of his duties as administrator.

Mitch Landrieu: Growing beyond our racist history in New Orleans
Opinion
Mitch Landrieu: Growing beyond our racist history in New Orleans (May 11, 2017)
If we don’t want to be forever held back by our crushing history of institutional racism, it’s time to relegate these monuments to their proper place.

Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put
National
Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put (April 24, 2017)
The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, has begun removing four monuments to racist and controversial figures but one remains standing.

Coushatta Tribe reaches settlement in long-running contract dispute
Business | Law
Coushatta Tribe reaches settlement in long-running contract dispute (February 2, 2017)
The tribe at one point had been ordered to pay $16.6 million to a consulting firm in Louisiana.

Baby from Coushatta Tribe draws attention with full head of hair
National
Baby from Coushatta Tribe draws attention with full head of hair (November 10, 2016)
The little girl's family is preparing for a tribal hair-cutting ceremony that comes at four months of age.

Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana
Law | National
Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana (October 5, 2016)
Take 'Em Down NOLA is leading the fight to remove monuments to racist and controversial figures.

Suspect in police shooting claimed to be with 'Washitaw Nation'
Law | National
Suspect in police shooting claimed to be with 'Washitaw Nation' (July 18, 2016)
The group claims to be 'indigenous' and claims to own a vast swath of land in Louisiana and the Midwest.

Study reveals some Native DNA in African American populations
Environment
Study reveals some Native DNA in African American populations (June 1, 2016)
Researchers believe the mixing occurred during the early days of African slavery in the United States.

Young member of Coushatta Tribe dies after bee attack in Arizona
Environment
Young member of Coushatta Tribe dies after bee attack in Arizona (May 31, 2016)
Alex Van Bestler, 23, was stung more than 1,000 times by an aggressive swarm of bees in Arizona.

Chitimacha Tribe cheers boaters for 20-mile race to reservation
Environment | Sports
Chitimacha Tribe cheers boaters for 20-mile race to reservation (May 12, 2016)
The Tour du Teche event starts in New Iberia and ends at the tribe's boat launch in Charenton, Louisiana.

Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant
Environment | National | Federal Recognition
Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant (May 3, 2016)
The Isle de Jean Charles Band and the United Houma Nation are at odds over who gets to benefit from a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.

Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers
Education | National
Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers (April 26, 2016)
The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board in Louisiana reversed course after hearing from tribal leaders and members who were upset about the policy against eagle feathers

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana
Environment | National
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana (March 22, 2016)
The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help tribal families that have been forced from their homes after massive storms.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe prepares to host 21st annual powwow in May
National
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe prepares to host 21st annual powwow in May (March 10, 2016)
The event takes place May 21-22 at the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana.

Coushatta Tribe wins ruling in long-running dispute with contractor
Business | Law
Coushatta Tribe wins ruling in long-running dispute with contractor (February 9, 2016)
The tribe was ordered to pay $16.6 million for an alleged breach of contract but an appeal court in Louisiana vacated the entire judgment.

Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant
Environment
Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant (February 9, 2016)
The tribe has lost 98 percent of its homelands along the coast of Louisiana since 1955.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe invites youth to stickball clinic and exhibition
Sports
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe invites youth to stickball clinic and exhibition (January 26, 2016)
Members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas will play an exhibition and teach the youth how to play the sport, which dates back hundreds of years.

Chitimacha Tribe announces O'Neil Darden as new chairman
Politics
Chitimacha Tribe announces O'Neil Darden as new chairman (August 18, 2015)
O'Neil Darden, a newcomer to tribal politics, was elected to serve a two-year term.

Coushatta Tribe anticipates thousands for 20th annual powwow
National
Coushatta Tribe anticipates thousands for 20th annual powwow (June 11, 2015)
The festivities kick off tomorrow and run though Saturday at the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana.

Coushatta Tribe reports results of election for two council seats
Politics
Coushatta Tribe reports results of election for two council seats (June 2, 2015)
David Sickey and Crystal Williams will each serve a four-year term on the council.

Jean-Luc Pierite: School makes bad choice with fake headdress
Education | Opinion
Jean-Luc Pierite: School makes bad choice with fake headdress (April 27, 2015)
For the Biloxi-Chitimacha, to my knowledge, your 'honor' does not rebuild their homes.

Quick justice for assault of woman on Chitimacha Reservation
Law
Quick justice for assault of woman on Chitimacha Reservation (April 15, 2015)
A non-Indian man pleaded guilty to one count of assault for attacking and injuring a tribal member in January.

Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment (February 16, 2015)
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe expands economy with grilled cheese eatery
Business
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe expands economy with grilled cheese eatery (January 6, 2015)
The tribe's economic development company will bring five Tom + Chee locations to Texas.

Young members from Houma Nation work to revitalize language
Education | National
Young members from Houma Nation work to revitalize language (January 5, 2015)
Some elders still remember and use words in the language, which is related to Choctaw.

Leader of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe hit with prescription drug charges
Law
Leader of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe hit with prescription drug charges (November 19, 2014)
Joey Barbry was elected chairman in April, following the death of his father, the tribe's longtime leader.

House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (November 13, 2014)
The Senate could take action next week as the bill turns into an issue in the run-off race for the Senate seat in energy-friendly Louisiana.

Atakapa Ishak Nation aims to gain federal recognition through BIA
Federal Recognition
Atakapa Ishak Nation aims to gain federal recognition through BIA (September 3, 2014)
The tribe filed a letter stating its intent to petition in 2007, according to the Office of Federal Acknowledgment.

Man awaits trial for slaying of Chitimacha Tribe's police officer
Law
Man awaits trial for slaying of Chitimacha Tribe's police officer (July 21, 2014)
Sergeant Frederick Albert Riggenbach was killed in the line of duty on January 26, 2013.

BIA opens meetings on changes to federal recognition process
National | Federal Recognition
BIA opens meetings on changes to federal recognition process (July 11, 2014)
The United Houma Nation of Louisiana has put its petition on hold to wait for the new rules.

Last defendant pleads guilty for Coushatta Reservation robbery
Law
Last defendant pleads guilty for Coushatta Reservation robbery (June 20, 2014)
Five people participated in an armed home invasion on the reservation in Louisiana.

Judge refuses to force Coushatta Tribe to pay $21M settlement
Business | Law
Judge refuses to force Coushatta Tribe to pay $21M settlement (April 30, 2014)
A judge in Louisiana refused to force the Coushatta Tribe to pay a $21 million settlement with a construction firm.

Louisiana governor leaves Indian affairs office vacant for years
Federal Recognition
Louisiana governor leaves Indian affairs office vacant for years (March 4, 2014)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has left the Office of Indian Affairs vacant for six years.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe  announces leaders after death of chairman
Politics
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces leaders after death of chairman (September 3, 2013)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has named a new chairman and vice chairman.

Earl   Barbry, chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, passes on at 62
National
Earl Barbry, chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, passes on at 62 (August 1, 2013)
Earl J. Barbry Sr., the chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer

Coushatta Tribe  credited with  arrest of suspected    bank robber
Law
Coushatta Tribe credited with arrest of suspected bank robber (July 26, 2013)
Police from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are being credited with the arrest of a suspected bank robber.

Man faces year for stealing $40 on Chitimacha Reservation
Law | National
Man faces year for stealing $40 on Chitimacha Reservation (July 24, 2013)
A 21-year-old man faces a year in federal prison for stealing $40 from a donation jar on the Chitimacha Reservation in Louisiana.

Coushatta  Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman
Abramoff Scandal | Politics
Coushatta Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman (June 4, 2013)
Lovelin Poncho, one of the figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has been elected chairman of the Coushatta Tribe.

BIA and NMAI   host exhibit in honor of Indian Country officers
Law | National
BIA and NMAI host exhibit in honor of Indian Country officers (May 10, 2013)
The Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Artesia, New Mexico. Photo Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Museum of the American Indian...

Jazz Festival expands Native focus to tribes beyond Louisiana
Arts & Entertainment | National
Jazz Festival expands Native focus to tribes beyond Louisiana (May 3, 2013)
Over 50 tribes from the U.S. and Canada are represented at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which wraps up this weekend. Native musicians have been performing on...

Native music and culture highlighted at annual Jazz Festival
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native music and culture highlighted at annual Jazz Festival (April 25, 2013)
A Tribe Called Red from Canada and Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo and are among the Native performers who are in the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and...

Chitimacha  Tribe accused of excluding African descendants
National
Chitimacha Tribe accused of excluding African descendants (April 3, 2013)
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is being accused of denying membership to people with mixed Indian and African ancestry. The tribal constitution ties membership to rolls from 1926 or 1959....

Editorial: Slain Chitamacha  Tribe officer helped keep us safe
Opinion
Editorial: Slain Chitamacha Tribe officer helped keep us safe (January 31, 2013)
"It’s a tragic reminder of the danger law enforcement personnel face every day, but also a good reminder how we have heroes among us, who take jobs as emergency responders...

Chitimacha Tribe  praises   slain police officer as a 'true hero'
Law
Chitimacha Tribe praises slain police officer as a 'true hero' (January 29, 2013)
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana identified Rick Riggenbach as the police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Riggenbach, 52, was shot while responding to an incident just...

Police officer for Chitimacha  Tribe  shot and killed   on the job
Law
Police officer for Chitimacha Tribe shot and killed on the job (January 28, 2013)
A police officer from the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana was killed on Saturday while responding to an incident just off the reservation. The officer responded to the report of a...

Michael Dardar: Houma Nation sitting in the eye of a hurricane
Opinion
Michael Dardar: Houma Nation sitting in the eye of a hurricane (August 31, 2012)
"In my own life story Katrina was the third hurricane in which I would lose my home and most of my belongings. The first two, Betsy in 1965 and Camille...

Coushatta man pays $250K in restitution for fire at tribe's store
Law | Trust
Coushatta man pays $250K in restitution for fire at tribe's store (August 1, 2012)
A member of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana paid over $250,000 in restitution for setting a fire on the reservation. Jordan Hawk John, 18, pleaded guilty to simple burglary and...

Jewish Times: Coushatta Tribes makes connection to Israel
Business | World
Jewish Times: Coushatta Tribes makes connection to Israel (March 7, 2012)
"In 2008, David Sickey of the Sovereign Nation of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana was glued to the media coverage of Israel’s sixtieth anniversary. As a result, by the end...

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe opens new    cultural and education facility
Education
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe opens new cultural and education facility (December 1, 2011)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana opened its Cultural and Educational Resources Center on Wednesday. The 40,000-square-foot facility houses a museum with the largest collection of European and Native American artifacts...

S.E. Ruckman:  Disastrous oil spill uncovers some tribal artifacts
Opinion
S.E. Ruckman: Disastrous oil spill uncovers some tribal artifacts (July 27, 2011)
'In my way of thinking, commerce and culture don’t usually caught my attention. It was a headline with the word, “Indian” that nabbed me. Whether it’s our eastern Indian brethren...

Coushatta Tribe sends youth to Missouri to help relief efforts
National
Coushatta Tribe sends youth to Missouri to help relief efforts (June 9, 2011)
Young members of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are in Joplin, Missouri, this week to help with tornado relief efforts. Twenty high school and college students made the trek to...

Coushatta Tribe opens early voting for its council election
Politics
Coushatta Tribe opens early voting for its council election (May 24, 2011)
Early voting has begun for the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. Eleven candidates are running for council. David Sickey, who currently serves as vice chairman, is seeking re-election. Early voting continues...

Coushatta Tribe heads to   polls to elect council members
Politics
Coushatta Tribe heads to polls to elect council members (May 13, 2011)
Members of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will vote in a council election on May 28. Vice chairman David Sickey is seeking re-election. Pratt Doucet isn't seeking re-election, leaving an...

Pointe Au Chien Tribe sues BP  over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Environment | Law
Pointe Au Chien Tribe sues BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill (April 19, 2011)
The Pointe Au Chien Tribe of Louisiana has sued BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The tribe says the spill destroyed its land,...

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