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Filed Under: Law | National
Inmate charged with murdering Mississippi Choctaw man in jail (07/30)
Rexdale Henry, 53, was killed by a fellow inmate a day after he was booked, the county sheriff told The Neshoba Democrat.

Filed Under: Law | National
Mississippi Choctaw family seeks answers for county jail death (07/27)
Rexdale Henry, 53, died a day after being placed in the Neshoba County jail.

Filed Under: Law
Mississippi Choctaw man dies after being placed in county jail (07/20)
Rexdale Wayne Henry, 53, was found dead in his cell on July 14.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw leader takes office after election upheld (07/15)
Phyllis Anderson, who is the first woman to lead the tribe, defeated rival Beasley Denson in a June 30 election.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw leader comes out on top in unofficial results (07/02)
Phyllis Anderson appears to have won a second term as chief of the Mississippi tribe.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years (06/15)
The justices granted a petition in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a closely-watched case.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians heads to run-off for chief (06/10)
Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the tribe, will face Beasley Denson, the man she defeated in 2011.

Filed Under: Law | National
Supreme Court needs more time to review tribal jurisdiction case (06/08)
Dollar General, a publicly-traded company with $17.5 billion in revenues, is trying to avoid the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaws in final stretch of campaign for chief position (06/08)
Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the tribe, is facing a challenge from the man she defeated four years ago.

Filed Under: Law
SCOTUSBlog: DOJ urges denial of petition in tribal court dispute (05/20)
As a general rule, Indian tribes don’t have authority over the conduct of non-members on non-Indian land, and hence they lack jurisdiction over disputes arising out of that conduct.

Filed Under: Law
DOJ files brief in tribal jurisdiction case before Supreme Court (05/14)
Government attorneys are urging the high court not to accept a case that tests the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Filed Under: Politics
Mississippi Choctaw chief faces slew of challengers for top seat (04/29)
The race features a rematch between Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the tribe, and Beasley Denson, the chief she ousted in 2011.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Jean-Luc Pierite: School makes bad choice with fake headdress (04/27)
For the Biloxi-Chitimacha, to my knowledge, your 'honor' does not rebuild their homes.

Filed Under: National | Politics
First woman to lead Mississippi Choctaws opens re-election bid (04/13)
Phyliss J. Anderson made history when she was elected chief in 2010.

Filed Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws hold ribbon-cutting at $55M health center (03/05)
The 180,000 square-foot facility will be fully operational on March 9.

Filed Under: Health
Mississippi Choctaws to hold grand opening for new $55M hospital (01/29)
The 180,000 square-foot facility will open to the public next month.

Filed Under: National
City to enter into public transit contract with Mississippi Choctaws (01/22)
The city will pay the tribe $75,000 a year for an on-demand bus service.

Filed Under: Education | National
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (11/18)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Mississippi Choctaw case (10/06)
The Dollar General corporation is trying to avoid tribal court jurisdiction.

Filed Under: Law
Three charged with murder for death of Mississippi Choctaw man (08/28)
Jonis Keith Joe, 37, was stabbed to death sometime on August 15.

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