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Interior Department includes tribal land in fracking regulation (03/20)
The controversial rule treats Indian land and public lands as the same.

House panel holds first hearing with Indian and Insular Affairs (03/18)
Obama administration officials presented the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision (03/16)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri (03/13)
Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Judge dismisses suit seeking return of Dakota land in Minnesota (03/11)
The ruling is another blow to a group of Dakota descendants who want the land promised to their ancestors more than 100 years ago.

Lytton Band enters into land-into-trust agreement with county (03/10)
The tribe has agreed to an up-front payment of $6.1 million and to make payments in lieu of property taxes on trust lands.

Opponents not happy with land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (03/05)
The bill was introduced by a lawmaker whose district does not include the reservation.

Chumash Tribe cheers introduction of land-into-trust measure (03/04)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) introduced H.R.1157 to place 1,400 acres in trust.

Village sues DOI over Oneida Nation land-into-trust documents (03/03)
The village of Hobart wants a wide range of documents for land on the reservation.

Member of Narragansett Tribe contests federal prosecution (02/17)
Troy Lake Simonds is accused of stabbing another tribal member at the powwow grounds on the reservation.

Native Sun News: Tribes battle to protect sacred Bear Butte land (02/11)
Bear Butte is a mountain considered sacred by the Northern Cheyenne and the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation. Should it be protected by placing it into federal trust status?

Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowd (02/09)
The presence of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell appears to have heightened interest in AFN's winter retreat.

New governor of Alaska seeks delay in land-into-trust litigation (02/05)
The Native American Rights Fund is calling the request a political ploy.

Budget seeks small boost in funding for Office of Special Trustee (02/02)
The agency would see $143 million in fiscal year 2016, a $3.9 million increase from 2015.

Eldon Shiffman: Give Chumash Tribe a chance to reclaim its land (02/02)
I think even the opponents of the tribe’s efforts to bring more land into reservation status would agree that reacquiring items that represent their history is a good thing and should be encouraged and supported.

City leaders to work closely with Shakopee Tribe on road project (01/27)
The project will impact tribal property and will connect to another road that leads directly to the reservation.

County files appeal over Chumash Tribe land-into-trust decision (01/27)
The tribe plans to use a 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.

Opinion: Wealthy tribes shouldn't follow land-into-trust process (01/26)
The federal government established fee to trust to help impoverished Indians get off the welfare rolls, not to help wealthy Indians get off tax rolls.

City rejects Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment petition (01/22)
Supporters of the tribe appeared to outnumber opponents but city officials deadlocked on the tribe's request.

Deadline passes to appeal Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust case (01/22)
It looks like one legal battle between the tribe and the city is coming to an end.

City sets hearing on Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment (01/20)
The tribe wants a formal declaration that its trust lands do not fall under local jurisdiction.

Opinion: Work with Shakopee Tribe on land-into-trust agreement (01/20)
Mayor Ken Hedberg of Prior Lake discloses ongoing negotiations for a land use agreement with the tribe.

Lytton Band asks voters to approve utility service to housing site (01/16)
The issue could be on the ballot in June of November.

Opinion: No to land-into-trust for Shakopee Sioux Community (01/15)
My position has always been, and continues to be, that I'm opposed politically and philosophically to placing more land with fee title into trust status.

Seminole Tribe is latest with approved HEARTH Act regulations (01/08)
The HEARTH Act gives tribes greater control to develop their own lands.

Chumash Tribe welcomes approval of land-into-trust application (01/08)
The tribe plans to use the 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hails land measure (12/31)
One hundred and fourteen years ago when the Northern Cheyenne Reservation was expanded. the federal government bought out non-Indian land owners, but overlooked 5,000 acres of railroad mineral rights.

Law Article: Major change for Alaska tribes with land-into-trust (12/24)
Attorneys discuss new Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation that allows Alaska tribes to follow the land-into-trust process for the first time.

BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process (12/19)
After decades of being excluded, Alaska tribes will finally be treated the same as those in the lower 48.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (12/17)
A boundary resolution bill has already been signed into law and a land-into-trust bill awaits President Obama's signature.

Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon (12/12)
The bill benefits the Grand Ronde Tribes, the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes, the Cow Creek Band, the Siletz Tribes and the Coquille Tribe.

Colville Tribes appeals court dismisses trust fund settlement case (12/09)
The tribe received a $193 million settlement and distributed half on a per capita basis.

House advances two bills to benefit Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (12/03)
One bill resolves a boundary dispute while the other ensures certain tribal land acquisitions are placed in trust.

House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (12/02)
H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.

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