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Mille Lacs Band slams county for ending law enforcement deal Mille Lacs Band slams county for ending law enforcement deal (06/30)
The county took offense after the Obama administration sided with the tribe and confirmed that the Mille Lacs Reservation continues to exist.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still hoping to reach land-into-trust goal Bureau of Indian Affairs still hoping to reach land-into-trust goal (06/30)
The agency has approved applications totaling 416,000 acres and hopes to reach 500,000 acres by January 2017.
Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention (06/30)
The tribal contributions were significant because they represented about half of the total that was raised in May for the upcoming meeting.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal (06/30)
The Obama administration is balking at the high cost -- $2.3 billion to settle the Montana tribe's water rights.
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues (06/30)
The federal government needs to 'honor its commitment' to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.
Vi Waln: Don't let politics get in the way of our children's education Vi Waln: Don't let politics get in the way of our children's education (06/30)
Change will happen when we elect or appoint candidates who have the experience, knowledge, and most importantly, the integrity to work in the best interest of the group they are elected to serve.
Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota (06/29)
This is the year of the Native American candidate. If it’s also the year of the Native American voter, well, look out.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation members serve on city commission Citizen Potawatomi Nation members serve on city commission (06/29)
The tribe's involvement in the election drew controversy in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (06/29)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (06/29)
Whether you’re a mom, dad, or grandparent, state and tribal programs can now work together in a spirit of cooperation to help make child support a reliable source of income for children.
Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session (06/28)
Tribal leaders hailed positive outcomes on tribal court jurisdiction, domestic violence and affirmative action.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican drops out of race for Congress Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican drops out of race for Congress (06/28)
Carlyle Begay ended his campaign and endorsed Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in the Republican primary for Arizona's 1st Congressional district.
Donald Trump rehashes 'Pocahontas' slur as Elizabeth Warren hits road for Hillary Clinton Donald Trump rehashes 'Pocahontas' slur as Elizabeth Warren hits road for Hillary Clinton (06/28)
A supporter of the Republican presidential candidate believes a DNA test could settle the Indian ancestry matter.
Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violence Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violence (06/28)
The country is paralyzed by the death grip of the NRA on the private parts of its so-called elected leaders.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (06/27)
The committee is taking testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interests Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interests (06/27)
A land-into-trust application that drew controversy long before Carcieri reached the U.S. Supreme Court is at issue.
Donald Trump fares poorly against Hillary Clinton in national poll Donald Trump fares poorly against Hillary Clinton in national poll (06/27)
According to The Washington Post-ABC News poll, 51 percent supported Democrat Hillary Clinton while only 39 supported Republican Donald Trump.
Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July (06/24)
The July 9-10 event features a sunrise ceremony, a sobriety walk, a golf tournament, drum and dance competitions and an honoring for veterans.
Aaron Payment re-elected as chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Aaron Payment re-elected as chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe (06/24)
Chairman Aaron Payment was among a slew of incumbents who were re-elected by voters of the Michigan tribe.
Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate (06/24)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), whose prior attempts to link a Carcieri fix to Indian gaming, is said to be behind the effort.
Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land (06/24)
If you consider the fact that we as Native Americans have not yet celebrated a century of citizenship on our own lands, you begin to understand why Native American history is always swept under the rug.
Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill (06/23)
The tribe's reservation will be growing by 300 acres thanks to a bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election (06/23)
Confusion has arisen following a disputed vote in early June. Two people are now claiming to be chief of the Oklahoma tribe.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills (06/23)
The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (06/23)
The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.
Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service (06/23)
What started out as a meeting to improve accountability and the quality of healthcare to Great Plains Indians serviced by the Indian Health Service, quickly turned to focus on the awarding of emergency room contracts to AB Staffing Solutions.
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (06/22)
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law (06/22)
President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria (06/22)
The California tribe will be reclaiming 300 acres of its ancestral homeland with the new law.
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (06/21)
A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.
Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax (06/21)
Voters in Snohomish County in Washington are being asked to approve Proposition 1 on August 2.
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (06/21)
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (06/21)
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (06/20)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.
House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill (06/20)
The southern California tribe has been pushing for a water rights settlement for a decade.

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