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New Mexico governor hosts annual meeting with tribal leaders (07/18)
The meeting will be the first where the Fort Sill Apache Tribe has been invited.

Senate candidate backs holocaust memorial at Wounded Knee (07/18)
Larry Pressler said the museum could be built with state and federal funds.

Unsettled Ch. 20: Passamaquoddy Tribe still lacks constitution (07/18)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about the lack of a joint constitution for the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

President of Oglala Sioux Tribe survives impeachment attempt (07/18)
President Bryan Brewer is back in office.

Arizona governor signs bill to declare Navajo Code Talkers Day (07/17)
August 14 will be celebrated as Navajo Code Talkers' Day.

Unsettled Ch. 19: Passamaquoddy Tribe restricts right to vote (07/17)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about the denial of voting rights within the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cobell buy-back agreements come with little money for tribes (07/17)
The starting figure for discussions is about $500,000, a top Interior Department official said.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president replies to complaints (07/17)
Suspended Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer responded to the two complaints levied against him.

Garden City Group executive ties Cobell payment delay to DOI (07/16)
Indian beneficiaries are still waiting on the final payment from the $3.4 million settlement.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs agreement for Cobell buy-back (07/16)
The reservation is the second-most fractionated in Indian Country.

Sherry Cordova wins re-election as Cocopah Tribe chairwoman (07/15)
Incumbent leader has held the post for 18 years.

Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix (07/15)
The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee is calling the shots.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (07/15)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

Bill allows tribes to manage wild horse herds from federal land (07/15)
Some tribes have complained about wild horse populations on their reservations.

Garden City Group executive to testify at SCIA's Cobell hearing (07/15)
The firm has faced criticism for delays in the final payment from the $3.4 million trust fund settlement.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal billls (07/14)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

Women take four top council seats in Oneida Nation election (07/14)
Women now hold six out of 9 seats on the tribal council.

Colville Tribes choose Jim Boyd as leader for business council (07/11)
Jim Boyd rises to the top post after serving as vice chairman.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes vote on recall matter (07/11)
The proposed constitutional amendment allows tribal members to petition for the recall of council members.

Blackfeet Nation elects new leadership but old wounds remain (07/11)
Rival factions accept results of election but the inauguration was far from peaceful.

In the Loop: Finding your dream job at the Interior Department (07/11)
In the Loop will lead you to your dream job at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe heads to White House (07/10)
The bill allows the tribe to protect 20,000 acres of culturally important sites on the reservation.

Arizona delegation supports Hualapai Tribe settlement measure (07/10)
The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.

Moapa Band asks Congress to pass bill to add land to reservation (07/10)
Chairwoman Aletha Tom says land will be used for housing, recreation, cultural purposes and renewable energy development.

Senate confirms new leader of Housing and Urban Development (07/10)
HUD manages about $700 million in funds for Indian housing programs.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills (07/09)
The bills address land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights issues for tribes in Arizona, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico.

Lamwakers introduce bill for adoption tax credit for Indian parents (07/09)
The Tribal Adoption Parity Act recognizes tribal determinations for special needs children.

Reform plan urges billions for Bureau of Indian Education schools (07/09)
School construction list hasn't been updated since 2004.

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (07/08)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (07/07)
Five bills affecting land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights are on the agenda.

Navajo Nation Council seek to resolve dispute over energy firm (07/07)
A new charter could be ratified in a special session later this week.

GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe (07/03)
Instead of identifying the tribe as the sponsor, the party named Buford Rolin, the chairman at the time.

Osage Nation holds inauguration for new chief and other leaders (07/03)
Geoffrey Standing Bear took the oath of office as principal chief and Raymond Red Corn was sworn in as assistant chief

Rep. Daines introduces bill for tribal control of Cobell buy-back (07/03)
The Indian Tribal Self-Determination in Land Consolidation Act authorizes self-determination contracts and compacts for the Cobell buy-back program.

Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts (07/03)
Letter prompts harsh rebuke from Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska.

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