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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.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Kevin Abourezk: Leaders of Winnebago Tribe face recall attempt (03/02)
A community group in Winnebago is calling on seven tribal council members to resign their positions or risk being recalled in the wake of allegations the council members misappropriated tribal funds

Filed Under: Law | National
Omaha Tribe welcomes denial of rehearing in boundary lawsuit (03/02)
The non-Indian plaintiffs can now pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Filed Under: Education | National
Kevin Abourezk: Omaha language advocate passes on at age 58 (02/27)
Mark Awakuni-Swetland’s accomplishments were many and likely will have longstanding impact on the Omaha Tribe.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Omaha Tribe hopes for marriage equality in Nebraska (02/23)
Brandon Stabler grew up on the reservation feeling ostracized.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Chemical spill at uranium mine by Pine Ridge (02/19)
Hazmat teams responded to a call for cleanup of a hydrochloric acid spill from a truck making a delivery to a uranium mine contested by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Filed Under: National
Reservation set aside in 1830 treaty for 'half-breed' Indians (02/16)
A road known as Half Breed Drive serves as a reminder to the forgotten reservation.

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