Inter-Tribal Resolution Supports Oklahoma State Bill to Protect Native Artisans

Published April 9, 2016 TULSA–The Inter-Tribal Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday in support of Oklahoma House Bill 2261 that proposes a change in the definition of who can sell “Indian art” under the American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act of 1974. The quarterly meeting of the elected leaders from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, […]

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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe’s Sasiwaans Immersion School Cleared of Child Abuse to Children

Published April 8, 2016 ISABELLA INDIAN RESERVATION—The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan’s Tribal Police Department has completed an investigation regarding allegations of child abuse to children who attend the Sasiwaans Immersion School. A thorough investigation was turned over to the Tribal Prosecutor and US Attorney’s Office who agreed the allegations were unsubstantiated and declined […]

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Congressman Tom Cole (Chickasaw) Announces Re-election Bid

Published April 8, 2016 NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – After a week spent visiting with constituents from across Oklahoma’s Fourth District, Tom Cole today formally announced his intention to seek reelection to Congress. Congressman Cole is one of two American Indians serving in the current Congress. He is a tribal citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, based in Ada, […]

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Healing and Justice: Native American Boarding School  Coalition Starts Carlisle Repatriation Petition for Tribes  

Published April 8, 2016 BOULDER, COLORADO — The Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) recently started an online petition on behalf of the Northern Arapaho and the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Nations citing The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The Tribes are requesting repatriation of the remains of Native American students buried at the Carlisle Boarding School Cemetery. Under NAGPRA, the Army War […]

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Bison Return to Blackfeet Nation

Published April 7, 2o16 BLACKFEET NATION– The Blackfeet Nation announced Tuesday that 88 plains bison have been transferred from Elk Island to the reservation of the Blackfeet Nation near Browning, Montana – the original homeland of the bison. This historic event cannot be overstated in its significance to the Blackfeet people and all tribes and First Nations […]

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Navajo Nation Wins Support of Ninth Circuit of Appeals: Want Over 300 Human Remains Returned from the National Park Service

Published April 7, 2016 WINDOW ROCK — On Wednesday, April 6, 2106, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Navajo Nation against the U.S. Department of the Interior concerning the removal of over 300 human remains from Canyon de Chelly. The Ninth Circuit Court reversed the dismissal of the […]

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