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Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of ObamacareFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (01/16)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzlyFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (01/12)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste siteFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (01/12)
The controversial nuclear waste repository, widely opposed in Nevada, could be revived by the incoming Trump administration.
Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline (01/12)
Former Texas governor Rick Perry has disclosed his financial interests in the companies backing the controversial pipeline.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Filed Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (01/11)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pickFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pick (01/11)
Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, doesn't have experience in Indian issues but her policies would affect the overwhelming majority of Indian students.
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nomineeFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nominee (01/10)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has earned praise for his work on protections for Native women, federal recognition, water rights, energy and economic development.
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nomineesFiled Under: National | Politics
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (01/10)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust rulingFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (01/09)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (01/09)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs comes under new leadershipFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs comes under new leadership (01/06)
Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) are taking control of the key panel.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care lawFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (01/04)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in CongressFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in Congress (01/03)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), the chair of Donald Trump's Native American Coalition, has been under an ethics investigation for a little over three years.
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (12/07)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian AffairsFiled Under: National | Politics
Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (12/07)
Democrats have already named Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) as vice chair while Republicans have not announced who will serve as chair.
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (11/18)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.
Democrats pick new vice chair for Senate Committee on Indian AffairsFiled Under: National | Politics
Democrats pick new vice chair for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (11/16)
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico will take on a new leadership role during the next session of Congress.
Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in officeFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office (11/11)
Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (11/09)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.

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