tag: muscogee

Okichitaw Indigenous Combat Arts
George Lepine and Chebon Marks have been infusing Indigenous philosophy and methods into martial arts.
House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 1, Afternoon Session
The House Committee on Appropriations is hearing from dozens of Indian Country leaders who are testifying about their funding needs.
Daniel Wildcat
Author, historian and Haskell Indian Nations University professor Daniel Wildcat believes in the power of Indigenous knowledge to counter big problems.
Native America Calling NAC
The Upper Mattaponi Tribe has reached a major milestone toward solidifying its federally recognized status.
Sara Hill
Sara Hill’s nomination is exciting for Cherokee Nation and all of Indian Country, and not only because it is a historic milestone.
Transcend Art Collective
Basket designs, rug patterns, tribal images and corn illustrations are all among the graphics many Indigenous tattoo wearers display.
Geoffrey Blackwell
The National Congress of American Indians, the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization, has a new general counsel and a new chief of staff.
Cherokee Nation Housing
Indian Country is finally seeing progress on a long-overdue update to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) although victory is not yet at hand.
George Thompson
In our Muscogee culture, once a body is at rest, it is supposed to remain there forever and complete its lifecycle, returning to earth.
Obama Foundation Leaders USA
Several Native advocates have been named to the inaugural class of the Obama Leaders program at the foundation started by the former U.S. president.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a roundtable to hear about Native priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill.
'Every Child Matters' at U.S. Supreme Court
With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Supreme Court
A decision from the nation’s highest court opens tribal lands to state jurisdiction — even though tribes have not consented to the imposition.
House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States - Examining Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta: The Implications of the Supreme Court's Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a hearing to examine the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court on tribal sovereignty.
Harold Frazier
Mni Wiconi means water is life, and no one will silence our Native peoples.
Chuck Hoskin and Lewis Johnson
The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and Seminole Nation signed treaties that include provisions addressing formerly enslaved persons in their territories.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes"
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes.”
U.S. Supreme Court
States can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, the nation’s highest court held in a closely-divided ruling.
Muscogee Nation
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling is an “alarming step backward for justice,” the Muscogee Nation said in a statement.
Kaw Nation - Sacred Red Rock
“It’s really important that we go back and let people know that we are still thriving,” said Galen Cloud of the Muscogee National Council.
Chuck Hoskin
“We can work together,” Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said of ongoing efforts to address public safety in Indian Country.
As Long as the Waters Flow by Allan C. Houser
“Oklahoma is strongest when our tribes are at the table”: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole leaders remain united amid attacks on their sovereign rights.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
The nation’s highest court is once again entering a season of significant change with major Indian law cases on the docket and a historic nominee nearing confirmation.
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Native Women
A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
U.S. Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will revisit – but not overturn – its landmark 2020 decision that said a large part of eastern Oklahoma is still part of the Muscogee Nation.
Chuck Hoskin
The United States must keep its treaty promise to Cherokee Nation. Now, let us move forward.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
NAFOA
Our “5 Things” Newsletter gives you the info you need to start your week well!
Tribal Flag Raising
The Cherokee Nation has always prioritized education.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo, the first Native woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her historic third term — an honor previously bestowed only once.
Muscogee Nation
The Muscogee Nation has repeatedly invited the Governor of Oklahoma to join forces and partner with us, but he refuses.
Reservation Dogs
Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows four Native teenagers in Oklahoma whose dream is to get to California.
U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to address a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
David Hill
“Generations of Mvskokvlke (Muscogee) will always look to this historic day as a reminder of our remarkable past, our perseverance and survival and our inherent right to exist as a sovereign nation,” said Chief David W. Hill.