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Controversy surrounding citizenship of Cherokee freedmen continues


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S.E. Ruckman
A group of Cherokee freedmen descendants gathered June 4 to protest. They objected to both the delay in getting their tribal citizenship in an American Indian tribe and also that tribe's leader ...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Officials meet with Indian leaders to discuss achievements, problems


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S.E. Ruckman
Oklahoma, home to 37 federally recognized American Indian tribes, is often close to the issues of Indian America that nurture a special brand of sovereignty, one with potential impact for all ci...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

A new bill could ease way for tribes to sponsor charter schools


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S.E. Ruckman
A measure cruised ahead that would pave the way for Oklahoma Indian tribes to sponsor charter schools in their districts. Senate Bill 586 was approved by the Oklahoma House by a vote of 78-1...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic promotes GetSET


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S.E. Ruckman
Contrary to popular belief, fry bread is not a traditional food for American Indians. Pulled hot from vat of hot oil and usually paired with some type of soup or as part of a taco, it has a ...
 
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Book Project hopes to introduce history


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S.E. Ruckman
I want all Indians and white men to read and learn how the Indians lived and thought in the olden time and may it bring holy-good upon the younger Indians to know of their fathers. "Hiamovi, Cheyenne ...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

American Indians fighting HIV/AIDS face two obstacles


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S.E. Ruckman
A silent war is being waged in Indian country. The enemy is a cunning disease robbing health and long life. In this fight, mothers, grandparents and teens are warriors who want to reduce current sta...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Federal gaming regulators make surprise announcement


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S.E. Ruckman
Federal gaming regulators surprised a gaming panel recently by announcing they will abandon some technical proposed regulation changes to Class II gaming machines. The panel discussion was one of the ...
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Casinos take leap from smoky bingo hall days


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S.E. Ruckman
More than 30 of the state's 37 federally recognized tribes are betting on gaming. Some are doing it modestly, but others are dealing up the glitz, glamour and gambling in a big way. Nearly every tribe...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

D.C. justices hear from descendants of freed slaves, Cherokee Nation


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S.E. Ruckman
WASHINGTON, D.C. " A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing marked the next step in a fight between the descendants of freed slaves and the Cherokee Nation over tribal citizenship. During the May 6 he...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cherokee citizenship debate brings on the blues


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S.E. Ruckman
A Cherokee Nation "blue card" allows a carrier citizenship in the state's largest tribe. But the nondescript card, simply worded, has brought with it a complex controversy that has triggered congressi...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008
 
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