Congressman Cole (Chickasaw) on the American Health Care Act

Published March 26, 2017 WASHINGTON –  Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), a tribal citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and one of two American Indians serving in the 115th Congress, released the following statement on Friday after the House decided to delay the vote on H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “I am extremely disappointed […]

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Actress Shailene Woodley Enters Plea in Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Charges

Published March 25, 2017 MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA – Actress Shailene Woodley signed a plea agreement on Friday, March 24, 2017, to disorderly conduct for her part in the Dakota Access pipeline protest near Standing Rock last October. The “Divergent” star has been a supporter of the Standing Rock water protectors since last August. As part […]

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Ponca Tribe Reacts to Trump Administration’s Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

Published March 25, 2017 NIOBRARA, NEBRASKA – The Trump administration on Friday approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The approval by the U.S. State Department grants TransCanada, a Canadian company, to construct the 1,700 pipeline. The approval overturns the Obama administration’s denial to grant a permit 16 months ago. Despite Friday’s approval, there is not legal […]

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House GOP Leaders Pull Trumpcare Vote

Breaking News Published March 24, 2017 WASHINGTON – The muchj anticipated vote on the Republican healthcare plan (referred to as Trumpcare) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been pulled. According to sources, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill at the urging of Donald Trump, who has been bragging all week the bill […]

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Navajo Man Charged with Murder of Navajo Police Officer Houston Largo

Published March 23, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE – Kirby Cleveland, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been charged with murder of Navajo Nation Police Officer Houston Largo, 27. Cleveland, 32, was arrested on tribal charges on March 12, 2017, by the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, and he remained in tribal custody until March 20, […]

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North Dakota House Rejects Resolution that Would have Allowed More Casinos in State

Published March 23, 2017 BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota House legislators rejected a resolution on Thursday that called for up to six state-owned casinos away from American Indian reservations and North Dakota’s larger cities by a 28 – 63 vote. The resolution would have created a state commission to regulate the gaming industry. Had […]

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