Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements

Written by at February 9, 2016

The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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A Proud Cherokee Family with An Ace: St. Louis Cardinals’ Pitcher Ryan Helsley

Written by at February 9, 2016

Growing up as baseball fan in Oklahoma meant taking a few long road trips if you were going to see any Major League ball.

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Snake River Fall Chinook Mark Third Consecutive Record Run

Written by at February 9, 2016

Fall chinook salmon are again returning to the Snake River in record numbers, for the third year in a row, a success that the Nez Perce Tribe attributes to the careful use of ha…

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Cracking the Custer Façade: Red Horse’s Drawings Shed Light on Little Bighorn

Written by at February 9, 2016

Ledger drawings by Red Horse, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux warrior who fought against George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, are shedding…

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Coushatta Tribe wins ruling in long-running dispute with contractor

Written by at February 9, 2016

The tribe was ordered to pay $16.6 million for an alleged breach of contract but an appeal court in Louisiana vacated the entire judgment.

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President Obama seeks $2.9B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs

Written by at February 9, 2016

The request includes $278 million for contract support costs and $138.3 million for Indian school construction.

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Office of Special Trustee budget request remains steady at $140M

Written by at February 9, 2016

The agency, which is part of the Interior Department, holds nearly $4.9 billion in trust for more than 250 tribes and about 400,000 individual Indians.

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Navajo Nation Suit Against Urban Outfitters Ongoing; 'Navajo' Is Not a 'Generic Term,' Diné Argue

Written by at February 9, 2016

In 2012, the Navajo Nation sued Urban Outfitters, Inc. for alleged violations of federal and state trademarks. Four years later, the case has yet to be settled….

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Tribes in Connecticut still working on process for potential casino

Written by at February 9, 2016

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see a new casino as a way to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sends fewer gaming funds to communities

Written by at February 9, 2016

St. Lawrence County in New York is seeing a decline in its share of revenues from the tribe.

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Leader of Bois Forte Band promises fight against substance abuse

Written by at February 9, 2016

Chairman Kevin Leecy described prescription drugs, heroin and methamphetamine as the new version of ‘smallpox blankets’ for the Minnesota tribe.

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Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant

Written by at February 9, 2016

The tribe has lost 98 percent of its homelands along the coast of Louisiana since 1955.

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Heritage Restored: Pronghorns Return to Colville Reservation a Century After Extirpation

Written by at February 9, 2016

It has been a hundred years or more since pronghorn antelope last raced across the foothills of the Colville Reservation in Washington State….

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Simmons: Racism in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and a Failing American School System

Written by at February 9, 2016

On January 27, the town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts held a “powwow,” according to the original headline from the …

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Wab Kinew Runs for Office

Written by at February 9, 2016

TRAHANT REPORTS – One of Canada’s most inspirational voices is…

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Nambe Pueblo hopes small casino stands out in a crowded market

Written by at February 9, 2016

The Nambe Falls Casino is a lot smaller and offers fewer amenities than its tribal neighbors in northern New Mexico.

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National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic

Written by at February 9, 2016

A prominent coalition of activists, artists and at least one elected tribal leader joined a campaign aimed at putting an end to the controversial practice.

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Vi Waln: Arrogance keeps Keystone XL plans alive in South Dakota

Written by at February 9, 2016

It was very arrogant of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to assume that a new President is going to grant a permit for KXL to cross the Canadian border.

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Lakota Country Times: Indian health at center of Medicaid debate

Written by at February 9, 2016

Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to expand Medicaid in South Dakota but the hold up is determining who will pay for the medical costs of Lakota people.

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Pamunkey Tribe looks to a stronger future with federal recognition

Written by at February 9, 2016

The tribe is the 557th to be federally recognized in the nation and the first in Virginia with that status.

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Albuquerque Indian Center faces closure without additional money

Written by at February 9, 2016

The center provides meals, clothing and other services to a growing number of urban Indians in New Mexico’s largest city but funding levels haven’t kept up with the higher costs.

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KivaSun Foods Distributes All-Natural Bison to Natives Through FDPIR

Written by at February 9, 2016

Last year, after a persistent battle to gain the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) attention, KivaSun Foods, an all-natural, traditional Native food company found…

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Indian Policy ‘Fraudulent and Brutal’ Says John Quincy Adams

Written by at February 9, 2016

Editor’s note: Voters this year will elect the 45th president of the United States.

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Searching for the Murdered and Missing

Written by at February 9, 2016

Lissa Yellowbird-Chase, former tribal attorney for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Hidatsa-Mandan-Arikara Nation, ha…

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'Burned Over' Region of Upstate New York Still Indian Territory

Written by at February 9, 2016

The hubbub surrounding the Nevada militia occupying the

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