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Filed Under: Environment | Law
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe loses lawsuit over aboriginal territory (07/10)
Appeals court rules that the tribe failed to challenge specific federal agency actions.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: The secrets of wearing one of the black robes (03/17)
Steve Russell shares some insights after being a judge in Texas.

Filed Under: National
BIA issues first population and labor force report since 2005 (02/12)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally updated the American Indian Population and Labor Force Report.

Filed Under: Law
Man fired by Passamaquoddy Tribe looks elsewhere for job (01/22)
A man who was fired by the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine almost landed another job in Indian Country.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Feature: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces an uncertain future (11/14)
The Houston Press runs a lengthy feature on the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, touching on a wide range of issues, including the devastating effects of sequestration and the limited economic opportunities.

Filed Under: Education | National
TPR: Exhibit highlights use of tribal languages during two wars (10/22)
The Institute of Texan Cultures is opening an exhibit on tribal members who served as Code Talkers during World War I and World War II.

Filed Under: National
Bud Adams, Cherokee man who owned NFL team, passes at 90 (10/22)
Bud Adams, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and owner of the Tennessee Titans, died on Monday.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: States enacting dishonest voter identification laws (10/01)
The New York Times criticizes states like North Carolina and Texas for enacting voter ID laws that only make it harder for people to exercise their rights.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: A revolution in Texas in the 'war on women' (06/28)
Steve Russell on the war on women and a debate on abortion in Texas

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Supreme Court issues long-awaited affirmative action ruling (06/25)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued its long-awaited decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, an affirmative action case.

Filed Under: Cobell
Fronteras: Second payment from Cobell settlement due in fall (06/18)
Indian beneficiaries in Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas are due to receive another $312 million from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Supreme Court backs Oklahoma in water dispute with Texas (06/14)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Oklahoma in a water dispute with Texas that impacts tribal rights. The justices held that the Red River Compact, a multi-state agreement,...

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Oklahoma tribes caught in water battle before Supreme Court (05/02)
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments lats week in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, a water case involving Oklahoma and Texas. The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation...

Filed Under: Environment | National
Report warns of threats from fracking to water supply in West (05/02)
A new study says stressed communities in the West are facing growing competition from hydraulic fracturing, a controversial energy-processing technique that's commonly known as fracking. Fracking requires the use of...

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Supreme Court hears water suit that affects Oklahoma tribes (04/22)
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments tomorrow in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, a state agency, doesn't want to sell water to...

Filed Under: Opinion
Hayley Elkins: Native women armed with their own arsenals (04/02)
Hayley B. Elkins on Native women in Texas: We young West Texas women—especially young Native women—come out of the chute with our own arsenals. We don’t have access to a...

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Nonrecognized tribe in Texas sues over seizure of eagle feathers (03/13)
Leaders and members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas are suing the federal government over the seizure of eagle feathers at a powwow. An agent from the U.S. Fish...

Filed Under: National
Texas man who claims Apache heritage told to cut hair for job (01/16)
A Texas man who says he has Apache heritage could lose his job for keeping his hair long. Art Poore works as a VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. Employment...

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Texas Tribe perpetuates stereotypes of Indian people (10/24)
"As a self-identified Cherokee, I have understood since I was seven years old that America’s indigenous population has survived and is still here. Still, our educational system largely fails to...

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Melendez: Educating the public about genocide in US (09/18)
"Why is there a need for the Jewish Holocaust Museum? Does it exist in order “to play the guilt card”? Are reparations the goal? No, the purpose of the Holocaust...

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