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  • Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is demanding that the Obama administration hold off on new rules that could make it easier for Indian groups to win federal recognition as tribes. American Indians have been pushing for years to revise the process, but...

  • Ginnie Graham: Wilma Mankiller makes top four list for a woman on the $20

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The Cherokee Nation's first woman to serve as its chief is named alongside Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks as suggestions for the $20 bill. Oklahoma can stand tall with Wilma Mankiller. Put her over the top and vote on the Women On 20s site . In a previous column , I back...

  • AP: Handful of holdout tribes dig in against gay marriage

    By JONATHAN DREW and FELICIA FONSECA, AP | Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave a handful of Native American reservations where it isn’t recognized. The Supreme Court could decide by June whether gay couples can marry in remaining states and U.S. territories where it’s not...



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