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article Formal recognition of four other tribal reservations could come by year's end (9/27/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in July that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation had never been terminated, it was widely expected that the...
article Native American tribes' reservation boundaries now on Google Maps (9/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The reservation boundaries for Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation, Osage Nation, Muscogee Creek Nation and Chickasaw Nation are now shown on Google Maps....
article Native American tribes' reservation boundaries now on Google Maps (9/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The reservation boundaries for Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation, Osage Nation, Muscogee Creek Nation and Chickasaw Nation are now shown on Google Maps....
article EPA set secret deadline for Oklahoma tribes to fight loss of sovereignty (9/24/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- TCOTS is the EPA’s website for posting tribal consulting opportunities, but the EPA has yet to say whether the general public was ever informed. TYT...
article Cherokee Nation reservation boundaries, including Owasso, Collinsville, now visible on Google Maps (9/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced that its reservation boundaries are now charted on Google Maps. The borders include 7,000 miles in northeastern Oklahoma,...
article PBS: What SCOTUS' McGirt v. Oklahoma means for Native tribes (9/16/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that much of eastern Oklahoma remains Native land. The decision granted jurisdictional control for most criminal...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe applies to put 295 acres of its Scott County land into trust (9/27/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has applied to put in trust nearly 300 acres of recently purchased acreage in Prior Lake and Shakopee, a...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Canada finalize agreement over Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve (9/26/2020)
(Canada) -- The Yellowknives Dene First Nation has finalized an agreement with the federal government over the Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve. Chief Ernest Betsina...
article Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation says more resources needed to keep Tribal Parks open during pandemic (9/16/2020)
(British Columbia) -- With COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout B.C. and tourists continuing to arrive at a significantly higher clip than expected, the Tla-o-qui-aht...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Native American elder on his fight to retain ownership of his homeland (9/26/2020)
(New York) -- Kanasaraken, a leader of the Bear Clan in upstate New York, says his people have “fought for generations to just hang onto the land, just to hang...
article Decades-long Mohawk land claim settlement negotiations appear to be progressing (9/20/2020)
(New York) -- Parties appear to be growing closer to a settlement in the decades-long land claim dispute between the Mohawks, Franklin County and St. Lawrence County. On...
article Decades-long Mohawk land claim settlement negotiations appear to be progressing (9/18/2020)
(New York) -- Parties appear to be growing closer to a settlement in the decades-long land claim dispute between the Mohawks, Franklin County and St. Lawrence County.
article National monument proposed for Nevada tribal lands (9/7/2020)
(Nevada) -- Local tribes and national conservation groups are lobbying to establish a fourth national monument in southern Nevada that would preserve Indigenous cultural...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump's Wall

article Court sides with House Democrats in challenge to Trump’s border wall spending (9/26/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court in Washington sided with House Democrats on Friday in their effort to block the Trump administration’s diversion of...
article Federal Agents Clash With Indigenous Protesters Over Border Wall As Trump Administration Nears 450-Mile Goal (9/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- Federal agents with the U.S. Border Patrol agency and National Park Service clashed with Indigenous protesters at a U.S.-Mexico border wall construction...
article ‘You don’t control the border’: Indigenous groups protesting wall construction clash with federal agents (9/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Indigenous O’odham protesters had pushed past security to a construction site on the Arizona-Mexico border, temporarily halting machines from...
article Two Arrested As Kumeyaay Protests Against Border Wall Construction Ordered To Stop (9/23/2020)
(California) -- A protest that had gone on for weeks at the border wall construction site has been broken up by the Border Patrol. The protest was part of several...
article ‘Border Wall Karen’ attacks Indigenous​ Americans who opt to remain peaceful (9/20/2020)
(California) -- A Karen attacked a group of Indigenous Americans in Southern California as they peacefully protested a border wall. A group of Defend Kumeyaay Land...
article The Pentagon Is Funding the Destruction of Cultural Heritage (9/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Say “cultural heritage destruction,” and many Americans may think of ISIS’s obliteration of religious and archaeological sites in...
article In Expedited Appeal, La Posta Indians Aim to Halt ‘Desecration’ at Border Wall (9/14/2020)
(California) -- Fearing ongoing destruction of sacred tribal grounds, an East County band of Mission Indians has asked a federal appeals court to halt work on sections...
article 2 O'odham women arrested after they stop border wall construction southwest of Tucson (9/13/2020)
(Arizona) -- Two O’odham protesters were arrested Wednesday after they temporarily stopped border wall construction on their ancestral land southwest of Tucson....
article 2 O'odham activists arrested after blocking border wall construction in southern Arizona (9/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- Two O'odham activists protesting the building of the border wall were arrested Wednesday after blocking construction activity near Quitobaquito Springs...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article PofA EDITORIAL: Casinos, state and city interests may align on appealed deed restrictions (9/25/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Casino companies have long used deed restrictions to help limit their competition. A prohibition written into the deed of a property can stop another...
1 Article on this Issue

Black Hills

article OP/ED: Mount Morris meets Mount Rushmore (9/25/2020)
(South Dakota) -- I was standing at a scenic stop on Iron Mountain Road in the Black Hills of South Dakota when a few motorcycle riders approached me and the friend I...
article South Dakota: Stories in stone (9/19/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A few weeks ago while we were in South Dakota, Terry commented to me that on this road trip he was doing both the fastest — and the slowest...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribe purchases casino-adjacent property (9/23/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Tribal Council unanimously approved a $3.4 million land purchase in the Painttown Community during its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3. The parcel...
1 Article on this Issue

Google

article Google deletes Uluru virtual walk after Aboriginal complaints (9/23/2020)
(Australia) -- Google has pledged to stop users taking a virtual walk on the internet across the top of Uluru, a sacred Australian indigenous site, after complaints that...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Maryland: county officials show concerns about proposed casino overlay district (9/23/2020)
(Maryland) -- The commissioners held a work session last week regarding the Ocean Downs Casino’s proposal to create a casino overlay zone, which would allow for...
1 Article on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg avoided a 'checkerboard' of Oneida Nation land in 2005 opinion (9/23/2020)
(New York) -- Days after the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg she is being remembered for a critical Supreme Court decision in the case of the City of...
1 Article on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article Banning takes steps to annex tribal land (9/20/2020)
(California) -- Banning has taken steps to annex Indian land into its boundaries. At its Sept. 8 city council meeting, the city approved a general plan amendment to pre-...
1 Article on this Issue

Wiyot Tribe

article Eureka candidates weigh in on ranked choice voting, return of Wiyot land (9/19/2020)
(California) -- Seven of the nine candidates running for two Eureka City Council seats expressed similar views on local issues, ranging from worker-owned cooperatives to...
1 Article on this Issue

Chaco Canyon

article More Call For Pause As US Weighs New Mexico Drilling Plan (9/18/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Environmentalists want federal land managers to suspend efforts to amend a plan that would guide oil and gas development and other activities near Chaco...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article NAC: The toxic legacy of abandoned mines (9/18/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The Trump Administration promises new efforts to clean up mineral mining sites that continue to contaminate water, soil and air decades after the...
1 Article on this Issue

Little Shell Tribe

article Little Shell Tribe wants events center property annexed into the city (9/16/2020)
(Montana) -- The city of Great Falls is moving to annex 2.10 acres along Stuckey Road just north of the city at the request of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe, which...
article The Little Shell Pembina Nation requests criminal complaint against U.S. government for fraud, theft of ancestral lands (9/12/2020)
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Pembina Nation has requested a criminal complaint be filed against the U.S. government for violation of treaty law and international law....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamul Tribe

article Ninth Circuit hands Jamul tribe a positive ruling over sovereignty (9/14/2020)
(California) -- A Southern California Indian tribe won a favorable ruling in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week that it hopes will end a seven-year-old legal...
article Ninth Circuit Tosses Case Against ‘Half-Blood Indian’ Jamul Casino (9/13/2020)
(California) -- A panel of federal appellate judges has tossed a lawsuit that challenged the sovereignty of the Jamul Indian Village (JIV), operator of the Jamul Casino...
article 9th Circ. Upholds Tribal Immunity In 'Half-Blood' Casino Suit [reg req] (9/9/2020)
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday rejected an activist group's claim that a $400 million casino near San Diego is illegally run by a "half-blood...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Aquinnah bingo hall has federal hearing (9/14/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and the town of Aquinnah squared off in a remote hearing before the First Circuit Court of Appeals Monday...
1 Article on this Issue

Caledonia

article Hundreds rally in Toronto to show support for Six Nations members arrested in land dispute (9/13/2020)
(Ontario) -- Hundreds of people demonstrated outside of the office of the Ontario ministry of Indigenous affairs in Toronto on Saturday to show support for members of...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Opinion: William Pendley has no regard for the people or lands he is illegally serving (9/13/2020)
(Colorado) -- Don’t dig for water under the outhouse. William Perry Pendley, the embattled appointed director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has recently...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation, Park Service To Renegotiate Co-Management Of Rainbow Bridge (9/11/2020)
(Utah) -- Federal officials and the Navajo Nation are finalizing a one-year extension of an agreement to co-manage Glen Canyon National Recreation Area as they...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Yurok Agricultural Corporation enters Food Sovereignty arena with new purchase (9/10/2020)
(California) -- The Yurok Agricultural Corporation recently purchased 26-acres of land that will be used to develop a culturally relevant food sovereignty program on the...
1 Article on this Issue

Genting

article Resorts World Casino to update landscaping (9/10/2020)
(New York) -- Topping off an eventful week for Resorts World Casino with its reopening day on Wednesday, the venue also presented a plan to significantly change the...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Hobart mulling options after federal reversal in Oneida case (9/10/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- What started over a permit for an apple festival and turned into the Oneida Nation losing most of its reservation has been reversed by three federal...
1 Article on this Issue

BIA

article Families file claim against BIA over deadly reservation road washout (9/9/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The families of two people who died a year ago in a road washout on the Standing Rock Reservation are seeking unspecified monetary damages from the...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Station Casinos lists all Reno properties for sale, including site for proposed casino (9/8/2020)
(Nevada) -- Station Casinos’ Reno experiment is on shaky ground as the company listed all of its land in The Biggest Little City — including the site of a...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecock Building Moratorium, Graves Protection Act Adopted (9/8/2020)
(New York) -- After months of protest by members of the Shinnecock Nation, the Southampton Town board acted Tuesday to protect sacred burial grounds from development and...
1 Article on this Issue

Tule River

article Next step for EMC relocation is for land to be put in trust (9/8/2020)
(California) -- One final hurdle essentially remains for Eagle Mountain to relocate its casino to Porterville. The next step for the Eagle Mountain Casino to be...
1 Article on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Officials say Schoolfield site has enough space for casino (9/8/2020)
(Virginia) -- Officials say Schoolfield site has enough space for casino. The Schoolfield site along West Main Street has plenty of room for a casino resort, according...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Berg Bay property to provide Huna Tlingit access to traditional cultural site (9/26/2020)
(Alaska) -- The Conservation Fund, National Park Foundation, Hoonah Indian Association and National Park Service announced the addition of a 150-acre cultural site to...
article Historic settlement inches closer in South Dakota land dispute (9/22/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Digging into the fate of Native children who died in the early 20th century at an Indian boarding school in this Black Hills city, Lakota researchers...
article American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association recognizes best tribal destinations (9/17/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) recognized the best tribal destinations and tourism industry leaders at its annual...
article Blackfeet’s Four Horns dam replacement to begin before winter (9/16/2020)
(Montana) -- “I started in January and this is the greatest gig I’ve ever had,” Lyle Meeks, chief engineer for the Four Horns Dam rehabilitation project, said last week...
article Real estate, casino billionaire Bluhm on buyer's side of $7.4M Palm Beach condo deal (9/14/2020)
(Florida) -- Palm Beach apparently has a new billionaire, now that Chicago real estate and casino tycoon Neil Bluhm has bought a never-lived-in condominium in Midtown.
article Clearlake holds dedication ceremony for planned health care facility (9/11/2020)
(California) -- The Lake County Tribal Health Consortium recently announced plans to build a new south shore clinic in Clearlake. The official announcement took place...
article Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture (9/10/2020)
(Kansas) -- Specially equipped drones flying over a Kansas cattle ranch have detected the buried remnants of a horseshoe-shaped ditch made more than 400 years ago by...
article Newark earthworks showcase legacy of ingenuity, teamwork (9/6/2020)
(Ohio) -- On a recent humid Thursday in August, John Low sat beneath a tree at the Newark Earthworks. Behind him stood the Great Circle, a nearly 2,000-year-old earthen...
article Osoyoos Indian Band mulls closing pictograph site after vandals deface it with obscenities (9/1/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) is considering fencing off its reserve land east of Osoyoos Lake, B.C., after a First Nations pictograph was defaced...
article Council to look at renaming Cahuilla Park; MOUs approved, developers get pay increase (8/28/2020)
(California) -- In a moment of reckoning with our country’s history on race and identity, Claremont, too, is taking a closer look at the names and monuments that...
article Push to change name of Colonization Ave. in Dryden, Ont., gains traction (8/27/2020)
(Ontario) -- The movement for racial justice that's sweeping the continent has arrived in the small town of Dryden, Ont. where Indigenous and non-Indigenous...
article Sequoyah, the U.S. state that almost existed (8/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Its name is derived from a Choctaw term for “red people,” yet Oklahoma’s nickname—the Sooner State—comes from the white...
article ‘Proper People to Work Their Lands’ – Restoring Ancestral Lands and Jobs in Indian Country (8/14/2020)
(California) -- Four years ago, unemployment in the Hung A Lel Ti Washoe community in Woodfords, California, hovered around 80%. Partnership with a regional nonprofit...
article LAND BACK: Panel discusses Native and Indigenous issues (8/13/2020)
(New York) -- About 100 people gathered on Kalapuya land on Wednesday to demystify the concept of decolonization and better their understanding of Native and Indigenous...
article Secretary Bernhardt Takes Action to Implement the Greatest Conservation Funding Law in U.S. History, Department of the Interior Reports (8/12/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt established the Great American Outdoors Act Coordination and Implementation Task Force...
article USAC unanimously passes resolution in support of renaming Janss Steps to Tongva Steps (8/8/2020)
(California) -- More than 20 student organizations have endorsed a student government resolution calling on UCLA to rename a campus landmark after a Native American...
article Bad River backers pursue wild-and-scenic status (8/7/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Mark Peterson looks out across the woods and waters of the Bad River basin and sees a river of unparalleled wildness and beauty. But he also sees threats...
article Land Grab: Native Americans Demand More Recognition From Ohio Universities (8/7/2020)
(Ohio) -- Growing up in Cleveland, Cherokee tribal member Nicole Doran said Chief Wahoo always made her uncomfortable. “I remember growing up and seeing this caricature...
article KOVACS: Applying the Art of the Deal to a Broken Indian Treaty (8/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- It has been over 150 years since the last of the wars between the U.S and Native American tribes. The history of settling the western lands is...
article After 250 years, Native American tribe regains ancestral lands in California: 'It is our homeland, the creation story of our lives' (7/29/2020)
(California) -- A Native American tribe originating from Big Sur, California, secured a deal that finally returned a portion of their ancestral lands to them –– 250...

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