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Miccosukee Tribe

article 201 years ago in Tallahassee: Jackson confronts the Miccosukee Indians (3/30/2019)
(Florida) -- April 1 marks an important historical event in both America’s and Leon County’s history: the 201st anniversary of Andrew Jackson’s...
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Code Talkers

article Alaska Native servicemen finally honored as Code Talkers (3/29/2019)
(Alaska) -- Bean and the others had been forbidden to speak Tlingit as schoolchildren in their southeast Alaska villages. Later, they used it to provide the military...
article Tlingit Code Talkers feted in Alaska for World War II role (3/28/2019)
(Alaska) -- Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades. Now Bean and four other long-...
article Alaska Legislature honors WWII Tlingit code talkers (3/7/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska State Legislature is posthumously honoring Tlingit code talkers and the role they played in helping to end World War II, by passing a citation....
article Tlingit code talkers honored for WWII service (3/6/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska State Legislature passed a citation Wednesday honoring Alaska’s Tlingit code talkers for their exemplary military service and the crucial...
article Author to share rich details of Code Talkers’ WWII service in Havasu (3/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Their covert work was shrouded in secrecy for decades. But once the veil was lifted, the nation learned that World War II battles and the war itself may...
article Navajo President President Nez Testifies in Support of Navajo Code Talker Museum Funding (2/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by Vice President Myron Lizer on Thursday, as he provided testimony before the New Mexico Senate Indian...
article Alfred Newman, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 94 (1/16/2019)
(New Mexico) -- One of the last remaining members of the Navajo Code Talkers, who used their difficult-to-learn language to form an indecipherable code that helped the...
article Code talkers: The 'unbreakable' code (12/4/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The U.S. first used Native American code talkers in the First World War. Most were Choctaw Indians who used their tribal language to transmit orders and...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Deb Haaland

article Rep. Haaland Travels to Middle East with House Armed Services Committee Delegation (3/27/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) traveled to the Middle East this week as part of a House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Congressional delegation (...
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First Nations

article 'The insult': Ottawa's move to honour Métis war vets comes after years of stonewalling (3/22/2019)
(Ottawa) -- They were the forgotten among the forgotten. Nearly 20 years ago, when Veterans Affairs Canada documented the "discrimination and outright fraud"...
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Cherokee Nation

article Five veterans honored by Cherokee Nation (3/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored five military veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the March Tribal Council meeting. Jerrald Richerson,...
article Cherokee Nation reps distribute Valentines for Vets in Claremore (2/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A Valentine’s Day celebration was held Feb. 14 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center when Cherokee Nation representatives handed out Valentines for...
article Cherokee Nation honors 13 military veterans in January (1/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored 13 military veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the January Tribal Council meeting Monday. The veterans...
article Holiday spotlight shines on Cherokee Nation veterans (12/31/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Veterans took center stage Dec. 21, 2018, during a Christmas celebration in their honor. Nearly 50 veterans, their families and also widows of veterans,...
article Cherokee Nation honors veterans (11/24/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored three military veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the November Tribal Council meeting.
article Cherokee holds Veteran’s Day Ceremony (11/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- America’s past and present servicemen and servicewomen were honored during a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds...
article CN pays homage to veterans (11/10/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Despite the cold weather, a large crowd of former military personnel gathered at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Friday, as the tribe hosted its annual...
article CN to host veterans appreciation event Friday (11/6/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the CN Veterans Center. The Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and...
article CHIEF BAKER: Paying our respect to military veterans (9/29/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom. It’s...
article Cherokee veterans visit DC war memorials (9/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington (9/15/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation's Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...
article Cherokee Nation honors veterans in September (9/13/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation honored three military brothers and a U.S. Army veteran with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the September Tribal Council...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington (9/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Announces New Class of Navy Ships (3/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation proudly announces that Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named the new class of U.S. Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ships...
article 'A deserved and overdue honor': Navy names new ship class after Navajo tribe (3/13/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A new class of U.S. Navy towing, salvage and rescue ships will be named Navajo in recognition of the tribe and the contributions the Navajo people have...
article Navy names new ship class after Navajo tribe (3/12/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A new class of U.S. Navy towing, salvage and rescue ships will be named Navajo in recognition of the tribe and the Diné people. Secretary of the Navy...
article Navajo Airman continues family's military legacy at Whiteman (12/12/2018)
(Missouri) -- Airman 1st Class Phillip Rock is part of his family’s legacy of military service – a legacy that, in fact, would not have continued if it weren...
article From Navajo Woman to Navy Sailor (12/2/2018)
(New Mexico) -- November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month where the Navy takes time to recognize the achievements past and present of American Indians...
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Wounded Knee

article Trump's tweet sparks effort to rescind Wounded Knee medals (2/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A controversial tweet by President Donald Trump could be a catalyst to rescind medals that were awarded for the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, a South...
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Land Issues

article Area of former Badlands Bombing Range could remain off-limits (2/10/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The last Defense Department-owned piece of the former Badlands Bombing Range has been made safer by extensive cleanup efforts, but it could remain...
article Native American Tribe Suffers From Artillery Noise From US Military Base (10/28/2018)
(Washington) -- The Nisqually Native American Tribe is suffering from the continuous noise of heavy artillery tested at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord not far from its...
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LGBTQ

article Shane Ortega on his lowest moment (2/3/2019)
(UK) -- Shane Ortega was the first person in the United States military to transition on active duty. As a committed member of the indigenous community, he also...
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Choctaw Nation

article A VETERAN’S STORY: Choctaw Courage (1/27/2019)
(Georgia) -- During the summer of 2009, he moved from his farm in Amelia County, Va., to live near his daughter in Henrico County. A decorated WWII veteran, the 90-year-...
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CSKT

article Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to join ceremonies launching submarine USS Montana (1/24/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana will be represented for the first time amongst the US Navy fleet of submarines. The “USS Montana,” a nuclear powered high-stealth...
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Covington

article New York Times issues correction on Nathan Phillips' military service (1/22/2019)
(New York) -- The New York Times acknowledged Tuesday that it had overstated the service record of Nathan Phillips, the American Indian protester whose confrontation...
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Brown celebrates historic signing between Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and CTUIR (1/19/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) and Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at...
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Seminole Tribe

article Nature Coast was epicenter of Second Seminole War (1/7/2019)
(Florida) -- The Second Seminole War was very important to the United States as it opened up a large part of Florida for settlement. The U.S. Army recorded 1,466 deaths...
article Seminole Casino Coconut Creek honors 300 veterans at 12th annual luncheon (12/19/2018)
(Florida) -- For their service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, more than 300 veterans recently were feted with a buffet luncheon at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for...
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Crow Tribe

article Video of Crow elders presenting War Bonnet to soldier with honor song goes viral (12/31/2018)
(Montana) -- A video of a Crow soldier returning home that was presented with a war bonnet and an honor song by Crow elders has gone viral. On December 21st, the...
article 230th and 260th Engineers build home on Crow Agency (10/14/2018)
(Montana) -- Continuing the five-year Integrated Readiness Training from last year, Montana Army National Guard Soldiers with Detachment 2, 230th Vertical Engineers and...
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Menominee Tribe

article Menominee tribal member and Army Reserves soldier dances at powwow at military base in Kuwait (12/14/2018)
(Kuwait) -- Among the many care packages recently sent to soldiers serving at an American military base in Kuwait was a box filled with unusual cargo. Not the beef jerky...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article Standing Rock veterans cemetery getting more federal money (12/13/2018)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is getting $291,000 from the federal government to expand and improve the All Nations Veterans Cemetery in Fort Yates.
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article EBCI tribal lands designated a Purple Heart Community (12/7/2018)
(North Carolina) -- The lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be designated as a Purple Heart Community thanks to the passage of a resolution submitted by...
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Nez Perce Tribe

article All ages pay tribute to Nez Perce tribal vets (11/13/2018)
(Idaho) -- Veterans were treated to song and savory food at the Nez Perce Tribe’s Veterans Day brunch Monday. Warm, fragrant smells of brunch food filled the gym...
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Foxwoods

article Local veterans celebrated; honored for service (11/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- While eastern Connecticut was abuzz Sunday with Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations, a pair of local events Monday at Three Rivers Community...
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Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

article Choctaw Pines Casino honors our veterans (11/12/2018)
(Louisiana) -- Following the day after Veterans Day, ceremonies were still being held to honor those who have served our country. The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Grant...
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Chumash Tribe

article Vandenberg, Chumash sign Tribal Relations Plan (11/7/2018)
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians tribal chairman, and Colonel Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, sign the installation Tribal...
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Lori Piestewa

article Why This Pioneering Hopi Soldier Has a Mountain Named After Her (11/1/2018)
(Arizona) -- Since U.S. Army Private Lori Ann Piestewa died in a Humvee ambush in Iraq in 2013, her name—and her legacy—have spread throughout the three...
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Timbisha Shoshone

article Navy on TEIR: Casino not necessarily incompatible with base’s mission (10/15/2018)
(California) -- How does the Navy view the upcoming Timbisha Shoshone casino project? Former NAWCWD Commander Mark Storch was the unofficial guest of honor at a recent...
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Other News

article 108-year-old woman among few Native American WWII veterans (4/13/2019)
(Kansas) -- Julia Kabance isn’t sure about her new residence. At 108 (109 in August, she says), she had been living independently in her home in St. Marys until...
article Cyprus' British military bases 'eradicate' illegal gambling (4/9/2019)
(Cyprus) -- Police at a British military base in Cyprus said Tuesday they have successfully wrapped up a four-year campaign against illegal gambling by shutting down...
article Thune, Rounds introduce legislation to ease medical costs for Native American veterans (4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds reintroduced the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act on April 3, legislation that would improve tribal...
article Archaeology: Indians capitalized on Army’s blunder to win Battle of the Wabash in 1791 (4/7/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Battle of the Wabash, one of the most important battles between American Indians and the U.S. Army, was fought right here in Ohio. In 1791, President...
article Memorial honoring Native American veterans to open in 2020 (3/31/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A $15 million memorial honoring Native American and Alaskan Native military members and veterans is set to open next year in Washington.
article Native American Warriors Honored With Memorial (3/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- It was announced yesterday that a memorial honoring the more than 156,000 active military service members and veterans who are Native Americans and...
article A Native American war memorial is coming to Washington. Here are six Native veterans you’ve never heard about (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans have served in the U.S. military in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War but are often overlooked, according to...
article ‘A very deep kind of patriotism’: Memorial to honor Native American veterans is coming to the Mall (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A $15 million memorial will open next year in Washington to honor Native American military service members and veterans, more than two decades after...
article Suquamish Tribe accuses Navy of spilling raw sewage into Puget Sound (3/28/2019)
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe is threatening legal action against the U.S. Navy, accusing it of polluting Puget Sound with raw sewage. Suquamish Tribal Council...
article Native American war memorial is coming to Washington. Here are six vets you've never heard about. (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans have served in the U.S. military in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War but are often overlooked, according to...
article N.W.T. Métis leaders doubt they'll be able to access $30M to honour Métis vets (3/25/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- The leaders of the two Métis political organizations in the Northwest Territories say they have doubts portions of the $30 million meant to...
article House hears resolution supporting Native veterans memorial (3/22/2019)
(Alaska) -- A resolution supporting the creation of a national memorial for Native veterans of the American armed forces got its first reading on Monday in the Alaska...
article Native American Veterans Fight On, For Support And Recognition (3/20/2019)
(Oregon) -- Of the 317,000 veterans in Oregon, 3900 are Native American. Historically, the First Nations have enlisted at higher rates than any other demographic,...
article Suquamish Tribe scolds Navy after latest sewage dump (3/10/2019)
(Washington) -- Alarmed by the recent spill of up to 4,000 gallons of domestic wastewater from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard into Sinclair Inlet last weekend, the...
article Environmentalists, hunters, tribes seek resolution opposing military expansion in Southern Nevada (3/5/2019)
(Nevada) -- For more than a year, organizers have mobilized a group of environmentalists, hunters, tribes, rural interests and off-road enthusiasts to oppose an...
article Sioux soldier makes Marines a family affair (2/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Debra American Horse-Wilson served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1974-1981, and she currently lives in Briggs. She's a Lakota Sioux, and all her family...
article Sioux soldier makes Marines a family affair (2/12/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Debra American Horse-Wilson served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1974-1981, and she currently lives in Briggs. She's a Lakota Sioux, and all her family -...
article ​​​​​​​Sen. Indian Panel Passes Bills To Aid Vets, Promote Business (sub req) (2/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed three bills Wednesday that seek to provide housing support for Native veterans, promote...
article Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation Establish First Vets Center (1/28/2019)
(Oregon) -- A signed agreement has let the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation launch its first veteran service office. As KLCC’s Brian Bull...
article Aurora museum to highlight native veterans' patriotism (1/26/2019)
(Illinois) -- Among the many memorials in Washington, D.C., there is soon to be a new one to honor Native American veterans. Next week, an audience at an Aurora cultural...

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