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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns passing of former chairman Carlos Bullock
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns passing of former chairman Carlos Bullock (September 5, 2017)
Carlos Lydell Bullock, a former chairman of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, passed away on August 29 at the age of 40.

Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana
Environment | National
Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana (August 29, 2017)
Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are dealing with the devastating effects of Harvey as President Donald Trump heads to the region to see the destruction.

Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas
National | Politics
Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas (August 21, 2017)
It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.

Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
National | Politics | World
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
National | Politics | World
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.

Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner (December 14, 2016)
The connections between Republican president-elect Donald Trump and the controversial pipeline continue to get stronger.

Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for money
National
Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for money (July 20, 2016)
The Kwahadi Dancers of Texas have appropriated Navajo, Pueblo and other tribal ceremonies.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities
Law
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities (July 18, 2016)
A tribal member cold face federal charges in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man on the Texas reservation.

Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer
Opinion
Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer (July 18, 2016)
Maybe the salty tears falling from cheeks to a phone screen as I type will penetrate these words and somehow equate to the sadness and devastation of my heart.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns loss of former chairman Kevin Battise
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns loss of former chairman Kevin Battise (July 7, 2016)
Kevin Battise defended the tribe's rights during a high-profile gaming and sovereignty battle with authorities in Texas.

Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case
Education | Law | National
Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case (June 23, 2016)
By a narrow 4-3 vote, the nation's highest court finally ruled on the merits of a case that began in 2008.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas
Environment | National | Federal Recognition | World
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas (May 4, 2016)
Native American groups and supporters band together to show their outrage at the continued destructive coal mining along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a Texan
Opinion
Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a Texan (April 4, 2016)
I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan.

Travel: Missions in Texas offer eye-opening look at Indian history
National
Travel: Missions in Texas offer eye-opening look at Indian history (March 11, 2016)
Indian organizations in Texas are helping explain the history of the San Antonio Missions.

Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)
The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.

Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico
National | World
Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico (February 16, 2016)
The leader of the Catholic Church urged followers to seek forgiveness from indigenous people but otherwise did not offer a direct apology for centuries of land theft and other abuses.

Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico
National | World
Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico (February 8, 2016)
The leader of the Catholic Church plans to issue an edict supporting the use of indigenous languages in ceremonies.

Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis
National | World
Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis (February 2, 2016)
The Tigua Social Dance Group will open the musical portion of the Two Nations One Faith event in El Paso, Texas, on February 17.

Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines
Business
Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines (January 4, 2016)
Tigua Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, partnered with a winery in California to produce three wines that were given names in the Tigua language.

Native student graduation rates show steady improvements
Education | National
Native student graduation rates show steady improvements (December 16, 2015)
During the 2013-2014 school year, 69.6 percent of Native students finished high school, far lower than the national rate, but a marked improvement from recent years.

Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case a second time
Education | Law
Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case a second time (December 10, 2015)
Attention is centering on comments from Justice Antonin Scalia, who argued that affirmative action ends up hurting minority students, a frequent claim made by conservative opponents.

Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.

Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing
Law | National | Politics
Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing (July 16, 2015)
Leaders of Zuni Pueblo and the Navajo Nation disagreed on the division of a former military site near their reservations.

Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills
Law | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills (July 14, 2015)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures
Law | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures (July 13, 2015)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.

Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes
Health | National
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes (July 7, 2015)
Dr. Rodney Stapp said amputations have dropped to virtually zero after the introduction of Nike N7 shoe.

Young member of Tigua Tribe drafted by major league baseball
Sports
Young member of Tigua Tribe drafted by major league baseball (June 11, 2015)
Justin Maese, 18, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the draft.

Bill introduced to resolve Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's land claim
Law | Politics | Federal Recognition
Bill introduced to resolve Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's land claim (June 9, 2015)
The tribe is willing to drop its claim, plus $270.6 million in potential compensation, as part of a deal with Congress.

Texas duo pleads guilty for selling fake tribal membership cards
Law
Texas duo pleads guilty for selling fake tribal membership cards (June 3, 2015)
Humberto Reveles and Maria Isabel Lerma admitted they sold fraudulent documents to immigrants.

Spiritual leader of Lipan Apache Tribe back in court over feathers
Environment | Law | Federal Recognition
Spiritual leader of Lipan Apache Tribe back in court over feathers (May 28, 2015)
Federal agents seized Robert Soto's regalia at a powwow in March 2006.

FBI broke rules in probe into Keystone XL Pipeline opponents
Environment | Law | National | Politics
FBI broke rules in probe into Keystone XL Pipeline opponents (May 13, 2015)
Agents failed to secure permission from top officials as they investigated a group called Tar Sands Blockade.

Distributor brings beef produced on reservations to the market
Business | National
Distributor brings beef produced on reservations to the market (April 20, 2015)
Labatt Food Service of Texas is on a mission to bring Native American beef to the masses.

Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case
Education | Law | National
Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case (April 10, 2015)
A young member of the Lipan Apache Tribe had to go to court to fight for his right to wear long hair to school.

Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate
Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (March 16, 2015)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.

Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers
Environment | Law | National | Federal Recognition
Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers (March 10, 2015)
Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.

Nita Battise sworn in as new leader of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe
Politics
Nita Battise sworn in as new leader of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe (March 5, 2015)
Nita Battise is the first chairperson to be elected by popular vote.

Judge orders self-proclaimed 'shaman' back to custody in Texas
Law
Judge orders self-proclaimed 'shaman' back to custody in Texas (January 29, 2015)
Iron Thunderhorse claims he walked all the way to Connecticut to be with his 'ancestors.'

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe expands economy with grilled cheese eatery
Business
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe expands economy with grilled cheese eatery (January 6, 2015)
The tribe's economic development company will bring five Tom + Chee locations to Texas.

Self-proclaimed 'shaman' left custody and walked to Connecticut
Law
Self-proclaimed 'shaman' left custody and walked to Connecticut (December 4, 2014)
Iron Thunderhorse, who claims to be Quinnipiac, walked away from a halfway house where he was serving a 99-year sentence.

Texas couple accused of selling fake tribal membership cards
Law
Texas couple accused of selling fake tribal membership cards (October 31, 2014)
Immigrants were told that the fake 'Yamassee' documents would prevent them from being deported.

Opinion: Cherokee Nation loses land to land grab a century ago
Opinion
Opinion: Cherokee Nation loses land to land grab a century ago (September 9, 2014)
Author discusses the Land Run of 1893, in which land promised to the Cherokee Nation by treaty was open to settlers.

Opinion: Caddo language word for 'friendly' gave name to Texas
Opinion
Opinion: Caddo language word for 'friendly' gave name to Texas (September 9, 2014)
Historian explains how the presence of the Caddo Nation is still felt in Texas.

Atakapa Ishak Nation aims to gain federal recognition through BIA
Federal Recognition
Atakapa Ishak Nation aims to gain federal recognition through BIA (September 3, 2014)
The tribe filed a letter stating its intent to petition in 2007, according to the Office of Federal Acknowledgment.

Gyasi Ross: Struggle continues as Navajo boy sent home over hair
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Struggle continues as Navajo boy sent home over hair (September 3, 2014)
Gyasi Ross says history repeats itself as Native boy is sent home from school for having long hair.

DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too
Environment | Law | Opinion
DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too (September 2, 2014)
DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.

Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair
Education | National
Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair (August 28, 2014)
The boy's parents had to prove his tribal affiliation before he was allowed to attend kindergarten classes.

Texas authorities seek information about skull at Goodwill store
Law
Texas authorities seek information about skull at Goodwill store (August 27, 2014)
Donation marks the second time this year that Goodwill has received a donation of human remains.

Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case
Environment | Law | National | Federal Recognition
Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (August 26, 2014)
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.

Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law
Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (August 19, 2014)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe refutes claim of support for NFL team
National | Sports
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe refutes claim of support for NFL team (August 7, 2014)
Chairman Ronnie Thomas said the tribe supports NCAI and USET in their fight against racist mascots.

Gyasi Ross: Basketball coach understands better than governor
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Basketball coach understands better than governor (August 7, 2014)
Gyasi Ross sings the praises of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich over fear-mongering Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).

Ex-player claims Alabama-Coushatta Tribe honored by mascot
National | Sports
Ex-player claims Alabama-Coushatta Tribe honored by mascot (August 6, 2014)
Mark Moseley is being paid by the Washington NFL team to support the racist mascot.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe loses lawsuit over aboriginal territory
Environment | Law
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe loses lawsuit over aboriginal territory (July 10, 2014)
Appeals court rules that the tribe failed to challenge specific federal agency actions.

Steve Russell: The secrets of wearing one of the black robes
Opinion
Steve Russell: The secrets of wearing one of the black robes (March 17, 2014)
Steve Russell shares some insights after being a judge in Texas.

BIA issues first population and labor force report since 2005
National
BIA issues first population and labor force report since 2005 (February 12, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally updated the American Indian Population and Labor Force Report.

Man fired by Passamaquoddy Tribe looks elsewhere for job
Law
Man fired by Passamaquoddy Tribe looks elsewhere for job (January 22, 2014)
A man who was fired by the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine almost landed another job in Indian Country.

Feature: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces an uncertain future
National | Politics
Feature: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces an uncertain future (November 14, 2013)
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.

TPR: Exhibit highlights use of tribal languages during two wars
Education | National
TPR: Exhibit highlights use of tribal languages during two wars (October 22, 2013)
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.

Bud Adams, Cherokee man who owned NFL team, passes at 90
National
Bud Adams, Cherokee man who owned NFL team, passes at 90 (October 22, 2013)
Bud Adams, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and owner of the Tennessee Titans, died on Monday.

Editorial: States enacting dishonest voter identification laws
Opinion
Editorial: States enacting dishonest voter identification laws (October 1, 2013)
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.

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