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Filed Under: Education | National
Rosebud Sioux student to wear eagle plume for graduation (05/19)
School officials initially balked at the request but the student's sister and other Native students came to her defense.

Filed Under: Politics
Winnebago Tribe removes four council members after scandal (05/14)
Almost every council member resigned or was forced out after an audit questioned their spending habits.

Filed Under: Opinion
Marc Simmons: Spanish expedition led to battle in Nebraska (05/11)
To readers of colonial New Mexico history, the names Coronado, Espejo, Oñate, Vargas, Escalante and De Anza are quite familiar.

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: National
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska symposium focuses on Native issues (05/05)
The symposium set for May 14-15 incorporates the commission’s Standing Bear Breakfast and will be informative for anyone concerned about the future wellbeing of Natives in the Great Plains.

Filed Under: Business
Winnebago Tribe works on plans for big housing development (05/04)
The 200-acre Flatwater Crossing along the Missouri River would include housing, retail and public spaces.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (04/13)
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Winnebago Tribe holds election next month to fill vacant seats (04/07)
Three seats are open following the resignation of Chairman John Blackhawk and two other council members.

Filed Under: Law | National
Nebraska measure seeks to improve Indian Child Welfare Act (04/06)
The bill creates stronger guidelines to ensure tribes and Indian families are notified and are given every opportunity to keep Indian children in their communities.

Filed Under: Law | National
US Attorneys host tribes for Violence Against Women Act session (04/02)
Tribes can arrest, prosecute and try non-Indians for certain domestic violence offenses as long as their justice systems protect the constitutional rights of defendants.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Chairman of Winnebago Tribe quits as council exodus continues (04/02)
John Blackhawk led the tribe for nearly 20 years during an unprecedented era of growth and opportunity.

Filed Under: Education | National
Kevin Abourezk: Students retrace journey of Chief Standing Bear (03/30)
In 1877, Standing Bear led his people on a forced march to Oklahoma from their home in northeast Nebraska.

Filed Under: Education | National | Sports
Boys basketball team from Winnebago Tribe cruises to state win (03/16)
The Winnebago Indians defeated the number-two ranked rival to secure their first state title in 75 years.

Filed Under: Education | National | Sports
Kevin Abourezk: Racist remark mars Winnebago Tribe team win (03/13)
A Wahoo online program will no longer work with a volunteer commentator after he referred to 'firewater' during his Thursday coverage of the Wahoo-Winnebago boys state basketball game.

Filed Under: Education | National
Basketball team from Winnebago Tribe aims for tournament win (03/12)
The Winnebago Indians already won their first game and hope to go all the way for the Class C-1 state title.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (03/10)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions involving tribal interests in Nebraska, Washington and New York and beyond.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Winnebago Tribe needs to address spending of leaders (03/09)
The findings of the audit of the Winnebago Tribe and the WinnaVegas Casino call out for reform.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Kevin Abourezk: Two more leaders of Winnebago Tribe quit jobs (03/06)
Tribal members are upset after an audit questioned some of the spending habits of the council.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (03/05)
The Indigenous Environmental Network lauded President Barack Obama for heeding the call of the Oceti Sakowin in his veto of a congressional bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across treaty territory.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Omaha Tribe sentenced as habitual domestic offender (03/03)
Terry Harlan has prior domestic violence convictions that were used against him in the latest case.

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