President Trump confirms Indian Country’s fears with budget request

Written by at May 23, 2017

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.

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Office of Special Trustee pitches President Trump’s lower budget request as ‘taxpayer’ savings

Written by at May 23, 2017

The agency is one the few in federal government whose responsibilities solely affect Indian Country.

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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino

Written by at May 23, 2017

The tribe’s legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation’s highest court to intervene.

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Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project

Written by at May 23, 2017

Meanwhile, the National Indian Gaming Commission appears to be looking into the company that is behind the effort.

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Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples

Written by at May 23, 2017

While the New York Times addressed physical monuments of white supremacy in a recent editorial, they ignored the paper monuments that have affected Indigenous Peoples for years.

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Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project

Written by at May 23, 2017

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians could be forced to rethink plans for a $25 million casino.

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Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico

Written by at May 23, 2017

Miguel Vazquez and Agustin Vazquez were resisting efforts to turn their tribe’s homelands into drug farms.

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André Cramblit: Treasure your aunties and uncles for their histories

Written by at May 22, 2017

Seek out your aunties and uncles or those who can weave the blanket of your family stories together.

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Tiffany Midge: A response to winning the cultural appropriation prize

Written by at May 22, 2017

Hal Niedzviecki is the winner of the Flaming Bag of Poo Prize for Best D-Bag Move by an Editor Propagating Appropriation and Racism

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Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes

Written by at May 22, 2017

‘Sovereignty should mean something,’ the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.

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Eastern Cherokee leaders open impeachment hearing against chief

Written by at May 22, 2017

Chief Patrick Lambert was unable to stop the proceedings and insists he cannot get a fair trial before the tribal council.

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Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule

Written by at May 22, 2017

Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

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Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republicans

Written by at May 22, 2017

Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

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Human Rights Complaint in Montana: ‘We are only letting the white people in’

Written by at May 22, 2017

Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.

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Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers

Written by at May 22, 2017

Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.

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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language

Written by at May 22, 2017

Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

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Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can’t reveal your unique tribal history

Written by at May 22, 2017

Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA

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Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute

Written by at May 22, 2017

The state of Washington has been ordered to remove more then 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to treaty fishing sites.

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Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy

Written by at May 19, 2017

We ought to ask ourselves how well we as Native nations and peoples are making the effort to identify and name the domination and dehumanization imposed on our ancestors.

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Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands

Written by at May 19, 2017

Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.

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Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on ‘race’ and tribal programs

Written by at May 19, 2017

With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.

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Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response

Written by at May 19, 2017

A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.

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Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service

Written by at May 18, 2017

The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.

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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota

Written by at May 18, 2017

A non-Indian consultant who tried to help the tribe open a marijuana resort is being charged in state court.

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Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts

Written by at May 18, 2017

Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president’s forthcoming cuts violate the federal government’s treaty and trust responsibilities.

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