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Prairie Island

article Minnesota residents concerned tribe will use land for casino (10/18/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A Native American tribe has asked that a large swath of land in eastern Minnesota be placed into a federal trust, saying the land will likely be used for...
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Bears Ears

article Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (10/17/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important...
article Native tribes deserve respect for work on the Bears Ears Monument (9/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- For decades before President Obama proclaimed the Bears Ears National Monument, the Navajo Nation and other local native nations fought to protect...
article Navajo Nation Readies Legal Action if Trump Shrinks Bears Ears National Monument (9/25/2017)
(Utah) -- Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke's recommendation to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah could spark a legal battle between the Navajo...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Camp 4 Final Deal Getting Close (10/14/2017)
(California) -- One morning last week, Karen Jones cracked a bad egg and shrieked, throwing the raw brown goop in the air. “I skipped breakfast,” the Santa...
article Jim Sobell: Looking into the future of tribal lands (10/13/2017)
(California) -- After three rapid-fire meetings in the Santa Ynez Valley to hear public comments on the Camp 4 agreement between the Chumash and Santa Barbara County, I...
article 2 Meetings About County Pact With Tribe Over Camp 4 Set for Solvang, Buellton (9/29/2017)
(California) -- The next two meetings by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors ad hoc committee on tribal matters will occur Oct. 5 and Oct. 9 in the Santa Ynez...
article Proposed county agreement with Chumash posted online (9/29/2017)
(California) -- As promised by members of a county ad hoc subcommittee, the full text of a proposed agreement with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians addressing...
article Tentative Camp 4 agreement met with backlash (9/28/2017)
(California) -- After years of heated debate, a Santa Barbara County ad hoc subcommittee recently released a summary of its tentative agreement with the Santa Ynez Band...
article Tentative Camp 4 agreement met with backlash (9/27/2017)
(California) -- After years of heated debate, a Santa Barbara County ad hoc subcommittee recently released a summary of its tentative agreement with the Santa Ynez Band...
article Santa Barbara County, Chumash Tribe Reveal Tentative Pact for Camp 4 Site (9/25/2017)
(California) -- After what officials dubbed “intense, sincere and thorough” talks, a Santa Barbara County ad hoc subcommittee has reached a tentative...
article Santa Ynez Valley meeting on county agreement with Chumash draws unhappy crowd (9/25/2017)
(California) -- The more than 200 people who showed up Monday night at a Santa Ynez Valley church to hear details of a tentative agreement between Santa Barbara County...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Ryan Zinke wants to break many conservation efforts (10/14/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite praising and promoting public-private partnerships as cost-effective approaches to managing federal lands, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke now...
article Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations (10/5/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is dropping a bomb on Indian Country by proposing dramatic changes to the land-into-trust process.
article US Interior chief wants smaller monuments, but not at home (9/27/2017)
(Montana) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closely followed his boss' playbook, encouraging mining and drilling on public lands and reducing the size of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article Amended casino lawsuit focuses on land-into-trust issue (10/14/2017)
(California) -- Stand Up for California! and three Elk Grove residents – collectively called Stand Up – on Oct. 1 filed a motion for a summary judgment in...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article OP/ED: Tribe could expand its possibilities (10/13/2017)
(Washington) -- I would like to see the Muckleshoot Tribe develop a first-class regional resort on all of that land they own adjacent to the casino. They could build a...
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Soboba Band

article He builds million-dollar Coachella Valley homes. But contractors say they were never paid for their work. (10/12/2017)
(California) -- A high-profile Coachella Valley home builder is facing four separate lawsuits from subcontractors who say they were never paid for their work and are...
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (10/12/2017)
(California) -- Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe. When Rep. Jared Huffman (D-California),...
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Canadian Land Issues

article 'We do belong to the land': Missanabie Cree First Nation inching closer to establishing reserve (10/10/2017)
(Sudbury) -- A northern Ontario First Nation is getting close to ending a century-long wait for designated land. The Missanabie Cree are trying to finalize a settlement...
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North Fork Rancheria

article DOI, Calif. Tribe Urge End To Group's Anti-Casino Suit [sub req] (10/10/2017)
(California) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior and a California tribe doubled down on quick-win requests in litigation challenging an off-reservation casino,...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Supreme Court asked to resolve dispute (10/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's highest court has been asked to resolve a dispute regarding a tribal gambling rule that impacts southeast Kansas. The state and...
1 Article on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article SMSC seeks 74 acres for housing, retail (10/10/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has requested the federal government declare nearly 74 acres of land part of the reservation to be used for...
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Supreme Court

article Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease (10/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over. Without comment, the U....
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Land Issues

article Indigenous Land Action Committee continues to oppose Gill Tract development, alleging ‘stolen’ Ohlone land (10/8/2017)
(California) -- From Emeryville to Berkeley, members of the Ohlone tribe, one of the dominant Native American tribes in the Bay Area, have protested development on what...
article Pokanoket Nation takes step forward in struggle for identity, ancestral lands (10/8/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- The Pokanokets claim that their ancestors never gave up sovereignty and never willingly handed over their lands. They say that they are sovereign...
article Tribe purchases sacred ancestral grounds including site of Bear River Massacre (10/7/2017)
(Idaho) -- The land where the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation’s ancestors’ bones lie along the Bear River is now their own. Darren Parry, chairman...
article Lake Superior island returned to Chippewa (9/30/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The 13 small Lake Superior islands off the northeast tip of Minnesota aren’t even on most maps, let alone most Minnesotans’ radar. But the...
article Telescope on land sacred to Native Hawaiians moves forward (9/30/2017)
(Hawaii) -- A long-running effort to build one of the world’s largest telescopes on a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval...
article Yurok Lands Act introduced by Huffman (9/29/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) introduced the Yurok Lands Act, a pivotal piece of legislation that tribal officials said aims...
article A look at 3 sites proposed as new national monuments (9/27/2017)
(USA) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended changes to some existing national monuments, including shrinking their size and allowing more uses such as...
article Brown, tribe sign agreement to end tribal encampment (9/26/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- Brown University says it has reached an agreement to end an encampment by members of a Native American tribe on land it owns in Rhode Island.
article Pokanoket statement on the agreement with Brown University (9/26/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- Sagamore Po Wauipi Neimpaug released a statement Tuesday afternoon in response to the deal struck between the Pokanoket Tribe and Brown university over...
article California woman gives land sale inheritance to Utah tribe (9/26/2017)
(Utah) -- A retired California professor gave $250,000 to a northeastern Utah tribe to compensate for her great-grandparents profiting off land that once belonged to the...
article Juneau officials to consider returning land to tribe (9/25/2017)
(Alaska) -- A movement has begun to return a portion of Juneau land to those who originally inhabited it. The Juneau Empire reports the City and Borough of Juneau Deputy...
article Professor gives $250K to Ute Indian Tribe to compensate for great-grandparents profiting off tribal land sales (9/25/2017)
(Utah) -- She doesn’t consider it a donation (though she jokes the IRS might look at it that way). And she doesn’t think it makes her a saint of any sort....
article This land is your land … for now (9/24/2017)
(Nevada) -- A leaked Interior Department memo sent to the White House recommends shrinking Gold Butte and several other national monuments, according to the Associated...
article City officials to consider giving Indian Point land to Native nonprofit (9/23/2017)
(Alaska) -- Last year, Juneau’s Indian Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places. This year, a movement has begun to get a portion of the land...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Spirit Lake Tribe

article Spirit Lake Reservation Landowners Get Land Buyback Offers (10/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Thousands of landowners on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation have been sent purchase offers through a federal program to return land on reservations...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians building towards a new future (9/28/2017)
(Indiana) -- It's a historic day for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. For the first time in 200 years, the band has a tribal sovereign area. The neighborhood...
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Lytton Band

article Disputed poll casts more light on question of Lytton lands going into trust (9/27/2017)
(California) -- The Town Council was in familiar, yet choppy waters at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, as a few dozen members of the activist group Citizens for...
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Maryland Gaming

article Dozens of bodies buried next to MGM casino outside Washington will be moved (9/27/2017)
(Maryland) -- A centuries-old cemetery yards from the MGM National Harbor casino that was the subject of a court battle is being moved. The Addison family cemetery, on a...
1 Article on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Silent and Sacred: A border tribe, and the wall that will divide it (9/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- For the Tohono O’odham people, the mountains are sacred. The story is told that, I’itoi, their creator, lives in a cave below the Baboquivari...
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Winnebago Tribe

article County board unlikely to act on proposed transfer of land to tribe (9/26/2017)
(Iowa) -- It's unlikely that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors will take a public stance on federal legislation to transfer federally owned land popular with...
article Winnebago Tribe hoping to reclaim land in Iowa (9/24/2017)
(Iowa) -- The Winnebago Tribe is hoping to reclaim land in Iowa that was once part of its reservation in northeast Nebraska, but local hunters are concerned they might...
article Winnebago Tribe seeks return of land in Iowa (9/23/2017)
(Iowa) -- Stands of trees and marshy grass cover sandy dunes along government-owned land adjacent to sections of the Missouri River known as Winnebago Bend and Snyder...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Schaghicoke Tribe

article Judge declines to dismiss tribe's lawsuit against state (9/24/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit against the state by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which is seeking $610 million for land it...
article State loses effort to stop Schaghticoke tribe’s suit (9/23/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A Superior Court judge has rejected the state’s request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation seeking more than $610...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article Lopez-Whiteskunk: Washing away gains of Bears Ears (9/23/2017)
(Colorado) -- When President Obama designated Bears Ears in Southeastern Utah a national monument last year, it represented a major breakthrough for Native American...
1 Article on this Issue

Saginaw Chippewa

article Chippewa Tribe shares details on Tawas Lake property purchase (9/21/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has issued a press release regarding their recent purchase of 902 acres of land, including a little more than one mile of...
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Other News

article Clark County bids $6.2M for historic Moulin Rouge casino site (10/12/2017)
(Nevada) -- Receiver Kevin Hanchett is recommending a judge choose Clark County’s bid to buy the historic former Moulin Rouge property. The county bid $6.2 million...
article Developer says Ramapoughs have long history of religious ceremonies in Mahwah (10/10/2017)
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation has used a Halifax Road property in Mahwah for prayer and religious ceremonies for decades, a real estate developer testified...
article OP/ED: UC Berkeley must contend with its role in dark history of indigenous erasure (10/10/2017)
(California) -- UC Berkeley rests on Ohlone land and the remains of more than 10,000 Native Americans forcibly exhumed in the name of science. The campus has not fully...
article Did The Indians Understand The Concept Of Private Property? – Analysis (10/9/2017)
(USA) -- One of Ayn Rand’s most notorious claims is that Europeans and their descendants were justified in driving Indian tribes off their lands because aboriginal...
article Ramapoughs Trial Continues As Tribe Claims Town Is Trying To Outlaw Prayer At Tepee Site (10/9/2017)
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation claims that township officials are preventing the indigenous people from expressing their religious beliefs at a prayer site...
article Wilhelm: Sandusky County had a dozen Native-American earthen mounds (10/6/2017)
(Ohio) -- There are scores of Native-American mounds in Ohio including the famous burial sites of Adena and Hopewell tribes who reportedly lived in central and southern...
article First global pact backing indigenous land rights launched (10/5/2017)
(Sweden) -- Indigenous peoples could soon regain some control of their native forests with the creation of a new global institution dedicated to securing their land...
article When Indigenous People Control Their Own Land, It Protects Us All From Carbon Emissions (10/5/2017)
(USA) -- Tropical rainforests controlled by indigenous people currently store 25% of the world’s carbon emissions. At the same time, “controlled” is...
article Sen. San Nicolas: Give Chamorros Indian tribe status to protect lands (10/3/2017)
(Guam) -- A new resolution by Sen. Michael San Nicolas, D-Dededo calls on Guam's congresswoman to seek Indian tribe status for Chamorros in order to protect native...
article CBC approves Wenatchi hunting regulations for traditional lands (9/29/2017)
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council approved the 2017 CCT Ps’quosa Hunting Regulations, allowing Colville Tribal members of Wenatchi descent to hunt in...
article Ramapoughs are dealt blow in zoning dispute with Mahwah (9/26/2017)
(New Jersey) -- A state Superior Court judge on Tuesday rejected the Ramapough Lenape Nation’s claim to sovereign and religious immunity from zoning laws in Mahwah...
article Grand Portage Band celebrates trust status for 145-acre island at Lake Superior (9/22/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is celebrating a historic achievement. In 2016, the tribe acquired the 145-acre Susie Island in Lake...
article Through agreement with CBP, Colville Tribes to issue Enhanced Tribal Card (9/21/2017)
(Washington) -- Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will begin issuing Enhanced...
article Suquamish Tribe looks to address homelessness on reservation with tiny houses (9/21/2017)
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe is taking a unique approach to homelessness on its reservation in Washington. The tribe is hosting six tiny houses that will be used...
article Browning to Sell Assets to Blackfeet Tribe as Town Dissolves (9/21/2017)
(Montana) -- A judge has ordered the Town of Browning to hand over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe in order to settle a number of lawsuits between the two...
article ORC certifies more than one million hectares of Northern Ontario forest (9/19/2017)
(Ontario) -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced that Obishikokaang Resources Corporation (ORC) has certified more than one million hectares of...
article Point Edward sod turning celebrates Mi’kmaq role in proposed terminal (9/13/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- The power of positive thinking was on display during a sod turning Wednesday at what is to be the site of a possible logistics park if a container...
article Pokanoket Nation Responds to Brown University with Strong Statement (9/7/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- Pokanoket Nation responds to Brown University with a strong statement issued on Wednesday. Earlier in the week the Pokanoket's marched to the Brown...
article Social activist brings justice debate to Woonsocket students (9/7/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- Woonsocket High School social studies teacher David Andrews didn’t always consider himself to be particularly active in politics.
article Native American Activists To Lead March To Brown University Over Land Dispute (9/6/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- A group calling itself the Pokanoket Nation has been calling for Brown to turn over land in Bristol, which was the ancestral home of Wampanoag Chief...

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