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Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)
Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse
Environment | National
Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse (August 7, 2017)
A total solar eclipse is coming to America on August 21 and viewing options exist in Indian Country.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist
Health | National
Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist (July 19, 2017)
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
National | Politics | Trust
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company
Business
Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company (July 13, 2017)
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has entered the coffee industry.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing
Education | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Tulalip Tribes citizen sentenced for role in takeover of federal refuge
Environment | Law | National
Tulalip Tribes citizen sentenced for role in takeover of federal refuge (July 7, 2017)
Eric Lee Flores, a young citizen of the Tulalip Tribes, was sentenced to probation and home detention for his role in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule
Education | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Coquille Tribe surprised with collection of historic woven baskets
Arts & Entertainment
Coquille Tribe surprised with collection of historic woven baskets (April 5, 2017)
Three of the baskets are believed to more than a century old.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement
Education
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement (April 4, 2017)
The Rogue River School District will keep its 'Chieftain' mascot and add tribal history to the curriculum

Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreement
Education | National
Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreement (March 24, 2017)
The Oregon tribe is working with public schools to address their use of Indian imagery and to include tribal history in the classrooms.

Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme'
Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme' (December 19, 2016)
Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.

President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law
Politics | Trust
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (December 15, 2016)
The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.

Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon
Politics | Trust
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon (December 6, 2016)
The bills help the Siletz Tribes and the Grand Ronde Tribes restore their homelands.

Grand Ronde Tribes seek new judges after losing disenrollment dispute
Law | National
Grand Ronde Tribes seek new judges after losing disenrollment dispute (November 8, 2016)
The Oregon tribe is replacing three judges whose last ruling put an end to a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Christopher Ketcham: Bundy verdict puts target on federal workers
Opinion
Christopher Ketcham: Bundy verdict puts target on federal workers (November 1, 2016)
'With the jury acquittals last week of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their accomplices in the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last winter, the lives of federal land managers in the American West got a whole lot more difficult.'

Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon
Law | National
Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (October 28, 2016)
'This is off-the-charts unbelievable,' a defense attorney said in response to the shocking verdicts.

Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territory
Environment | Law | National
Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territory (October 27, 2016)
A juror who once worked for the federal government was removed after questions were raised about his impartiality.

Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon
Environment | National
Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (October 26, 2016)
Anti-government protesters with guns and ammunition took over a federal refuge that was once a reservation for the Burns Paiute Tribe.

Descendants of treaty signer back on rolls of Grand Ronde Tribes
Law | National | Politics
Descendants of treaty signer back on rolls of Grand Ronde Tribes (October 6, 2016)
A dispute that helped draw nationwide attention to the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country has resulted in victory.

Grand Ronde Tribes yet to add descendants of chief back to roll
Law | National
Grand Ronde Tribes yet to add descendants of chief back to roll (September 20, 2016)
The 86 descendants of Chief Tumulth won a major tribal court case more than a month ago.

All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trial
Law | National
All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trial (September 14, 2016)
An attorney for one of the ringleaders claimed the federal government didn't own a refuge that was stolen from the Burns Paiute Tribe.

Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute Tribe
Environment | Law | National
Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute Tribe (September 13, 2016)
The armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon generated international and criminal charges.

Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration
National | Federal Recognition
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration (August 18, 2016)
The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.

Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for Portland
Politics
Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for Portland (August 10, 2016)
Patricia Davis Gibson, an attorney, has served as a tribal court judge and has worked on Native youth issues.

Leader of Grand Ronde Tribes appears to concede loss in disenrollment case
Law | National
Leader of Grand Ronde Tribes appears to concede loss in disenrollment case (August 9, 2016)
The descendants of a chief who signed a tribal treaty won a landmark ruling in a case that has attracted national attention.

Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute takes new turn with court ruling
Law | National
Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute takes new turn with court ruling (August 8, 2016)
The descendants of a chief who signed an 1855 treaty are celebrating but the tribe's leader is already raising questions about the new decision.

Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case
Education | Law | National | Politics
Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case (August 5, 2016)
Amid widespread attention, federal prosecutors are planning to drop their case against Devontre Thomas, 19.

Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge
Education | Law | National
Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge (August 4, 2016)
A year-old incident at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon led to a single charge against Devontre Thomas, 19, who graduated in May.

Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes
Politics | Trust
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes (July 15, 2016)
The bills benefit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system (July 5, 2016)
Doing more with less is part of the operating framework at tribal health facilities, nonprofits that operate health clinics for a Native community, and, even for the Indian Health Service.

DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exercise
Environment | National
DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exercise (July 1, 2016)
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde emergency management team, community members, and local agencies took their baby steps as they participated in the Cascadia Rising Exercise on June 8.

Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
Environment | National
Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (June 15, 2016)
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.

House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills
Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills (June 13, 2016)
The two bills address land-into-trust issues for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon and the Tule River Tribe in California.

Member of Tulalip Tribes pleads guilty for role in Oregon standoff
Environment | Law | National
Member of Tulalip Tribes pleads guilty for role in Oregon standoff (June 10, 2016)
Eric Lee Flores, 22, was the youngest defendant charged in connection with the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon (May 25, 2016)
To me it’s cool that Tawna Sanchez will represent Portland neighborhoods in the Oregon Legislature.

Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy
Business | Law | National
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy (May 20, 2016)
Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.

Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant
Business | Environment | Politics
Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant (May 18, 2016)
Nestle, the world's largest food company, wanted to tap into a spring in the tribe's treaty territory.

David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories
Education | Opinion
David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories (May 18, 2016)
The Native people from this region were removed to reservations, and became an invisible population in Oregon for more than 100 years.

Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plant
Environment | Politics
Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plant (May 12, 2016)
The world's largest food company wants to tap into a local spring and market the water but tribal members say the project threatens their treaty rights and way of life.

Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana
Business | National
Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana (May 6, 2016)
The tribe will be the first in Oregon to enter the marijuana industry and appears to have the blessing of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Klamath Tribes report results of election for leadership positions
Politics
Klamath Tribes report results of election for leadership positions (May 3, 2016)
Don Gentry won a second, three-year term as chairman and Myra Gail Hatcher won the vice chairman's seat.

Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River
Environment | National | Politics
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (April 20, 2016)
An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.

Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care
Health | Opinion
Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care (April 19, 2016)
American Indians face alarming oral health disparities, with rates of decay in children triple that of any population in the United States.

Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck
Business | National
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck (April 18, 2016)
Signage for the new food truck features a teepee and a child in some sort of headdress.

Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
Environment | National | Politics
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (April 14, 2016)
Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.

Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation
Business
Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation (April 13, 2016)
The Warm Springs Forest Products Industries has been experiencing serious financial issues.

Mark Trahant: Another big year for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another big year for Native American candidates (April 12, 2016)
It’s tempting to see 2016 as a record year for Native American political candidates.

Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River
Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River (April 11, 2016)
Another year cannot pass without action to improve living conditions and provide more housing for the people whose culture and heritage are at one with the majestic Columbia River.

Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case
Law | National
Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case (March 29, 2016)
The money comes from a $940 settlement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations.

Secretary Jewell meets with Burns Paiute Tribe and visits refuge
Environment | Law | National
Secretary Jewell meets with Burns Paiute Tribe and visits refuge (March 22, 2016)
The Interior Department is promising to increase the Oregon tribe's role at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, its ancestral home.

Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes
Environment | Law | National
Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes (March 15, 2016)
The four Columbia River treaty tribes lost prime fishing sites due to the construction of dams between the 1930s through the 1970s.

House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills
Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills (March 14, 2016)
Three Indian bills are on the agenda: H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; H.R.2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; and H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.

Defendants charged for damaging sacred Burns Paiute Tribe site
Environment | Law | National
Defendants charged for damaging sacred Burns Paiute Tribe site (March 10, 2016)
A superseding indictment was unsealed and listed more charges against 26 people in connection with the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

FBI agents failed to disclose shots fired at armed Oregon occupier
Law | National
FBI agents failed to disclose shots fired at armed Oregon occupier (March 9, 2016)
The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice is looking into the fatal shooting of the spokesperson of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community
Business | Law | National
Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community (March 8, 2016)
Native Americans represent nearly 55 percent of the population in Chiloquin, Oregon, and the billion-dollar company wants to open a store there.

Young member of Tulalip Tribes indicted for role in Oregon standoff
Environment | Law | National
Young member of Tulalip Tribes indicted for role in Oregon standoff (March 7, 2016)
Eric Lee Flores, 22, apparently went back and forth between his reservation and the wildlife refuge in Oregon at the start of the 41-day occupation.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians report outcome of election
Politics
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians report outcome of election (March 3, 2016)
Incumbents Delores Pigsley, Alfred (Bud) Lane III and Lillie Butler won election and Pigsley retained her position as chair of the tribe.

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