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Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment (02/16)
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.

Filed Under: Business
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe expands economy with grilled cheese eatery (01/06)
The tribe's economic development company will bring five Tom + Chee locations to Texas.

Filed Under: Education | National
Young members from Houma Nation work to revitalize language (01/05)
Some elders still remember and use words in the language, which is related to Choctaw.

Filed Under: Law
Leader of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe hit with prescription drug charges (11/19)
Joey Barbry was elected chairman in April, following the death of his father, the tribe's longtime leader.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (11/13)
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.

Filed Under: Recognition
Atakapa Ishak Nation aims to gain federal recognition through BIA (09/03)
The tribe filed a letter stating its intent to petition in 2007, according to the Office of Federal Acknowledgment.

Filed Under: Law
Man awaits trial for slaying of Chitimacha Tribe's police officer (07/21)
Sergeant Frederick Albert Riggenbach was killed in the line of duty on January 26, 2013.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA opens meetings on changes to federal recognition process (07/11)
The United Houma Nation of Louisiana has put its petition on hold to wait for the new rules.

Filed Under: Law
Last defendant pleads guilty for Coushatta Reservation robbe (06/20)
Five people participated in an armed home invasion on the reservation.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Judge refuses to force Coushatta Tribe to pay $21M settlement (04/30)
A judge in Louisiana refused to force the Coushatta Tribe to pay a $21 million settlement with a construction firm.

Filed Under: Recognition
Louisiana governor leaves Indian affairs office vacant for years (03/04)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has left the Office of Indian Affairs vacant for six years.

Filed Under: Politics
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces leaders after death of chairman (09/03)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has named a new chairman and vice chairman.

Filed Under: National
Earl Barbry, chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, passes on at 62 (08/01)
Earl J. Barbry Sr., the chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer

Filed Under: Law
Coushatta Tribe credited with arrest of suspected bank robber (07/26)
Police from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are being credited with the arrest of a suspected bank robber.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man faces year for stealing $40 on Chitimacha Reservation (07/24)
A 21-year-old man faces a year in federal prison for stealing $40 from a donation jar on the Chitimacha Reservation in Louisiana.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Politics
Coushatta Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman (06/04)
Lovelin Poncho, one of the figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has been elected chairman of the Coushatta Tribe.

Filed Under: Law | National
BIA and NMAI host exhibit in honor of Indian Country officers (05/10)
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...

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Jazz Festival expands Native focus to tribes beyond Louisiana (05/03)
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...

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native music and culture highlighted at annual Jazz Festival (04/25)
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...

Filed Under: National
Chitimacha Tribe accused of excluding African descendants (04/03)
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....

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