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Inter-Tribal Council leaders call on Oklahoma Legislature to overturn vetoes

Inter-Tribal Council leaders call on Oklahoma Legislature to overturn vetoes The elected leaders of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole Nations call on the Oklahoma Legislature to overturn vetoes by Governor Stitt of bills protecting religious freedom, education, and public safety in Oklahoma. SB 429 protects the right of

National Native American Human Resources Association Presents Mental Wellness Awareness Summit May 11-12 in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, D.C. —May 5, 2023 – The National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Summit on May 11-12 at the Palms Las Vegas. This exclusive and first-ever event will bring together experts and leaders in mental health and wellness to discuss the challenges and

Oklahoma Supreme Court's opinion challenging parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act is flawed, experts say

By Allison Herrera In late April, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the state could take custody of Native children who live on a reservation other than their own. It gives the state more latitude than it has had in the past to intervene in child welfare cases without consulting

SCOTUS hears arguments in bankruptcy case that has implications for doing business in Indian Country

BY BRIAN EDWARDS WASHINGTON—A bankruptcy lawsuit involving an $1,100 payday loan could redefine a decades-long interpretation of tribal sovereign immunity and bleed into many aspects of doing business in Indian Country. That’s what’s at stake on Monday, April 24, when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby leads Chickasaw Community Bank opening ceremonies

Oklahoma City – Chickasaw Community Bank marked more than 20 years of rapid growth by dedicating a new headquarters in ceremonies led by Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby April 28 at 7500 W. Memorial Road. Governor Anoatubby said the bank’s mission of “Building Better Lives for Everyone” reflects the Chickasaw

Federal judge pauses Biden’s WOTUS in 26 states pending high court decision

By Noah Mack WASHINGTON - Oklahoma has joined over half of the country in halting a Biden administration rule that would expand federal environmental regulations over the nation’s water bodies, throwing the state’s farmers and ranchers in a legal twilight zone. The nation has been waffling over how

Leader of Quapaw Nation resigns amid recall effort

The Quapaw Nation will be electing a new chairman following the resignation of Joseph Tali Byrd from the tribe’s top executive post. Byrd resigned at a regularly scheduled business committee meeting on Saturday. A reason wasn’t given in a statement from the Oklahoma-based tribe. "Effective April 15, 2023,
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