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Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdictionFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (01/11)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) refused to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to high rates of crime.
Leech Lake Band celebrates groundbreaking for new high schoolFiled Under: Education | National
Leech Lake Band celebrates groundbreaking for new high school (08/26)
The replacement Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School should be ready in time for the fall 2017 school year.
Capitol Hill briefing set on violence against Native women and menFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Capitol Hill briefing set on violence against Native women and men (06/14)
A new report from the Department of Justice makes the case for expanding tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Leech Lake Band to get new high school after long wait for fundingFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Leech Lake Band to get new high school after long wait for funding (05/09)
For nearly 21 years, students at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School in Minnesota have been attending classes in structures that were never meant to house people.
Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offendersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (04/14)
The Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act recognizes the 'inherent authority' of tribes to arrest and prosecute any person for drug related crimes, domestic violence against children and crimes committed against tribal law enforcement officers.
Senate panel backs victim services and transportation billsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills (07/23)
Democrats raised concerns about the lack of tribal consultation and funding commitments at a business meeting on Capitol Hill.
National Congress of American Indians gathers in MinnesotaFiled Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota (06/29)
Tribal leaders will hear from members of Congress and federal officials and participate in the first NDN Talks.
Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian CountryFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country (06/18)
Funding for the loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the community development financial institutions fund at the Department of Treasury remains low.
Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American IndiansFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (03/02)
Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child traumaFiled Under: Education | Health | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (11/19)
The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.
Red Lake News: Tribe welcomes Sen. Tester and Sen. FrankenFiled Under: Politics
Red Lake News: Tribe welcomes Sen. Tester and Sen. Franken (10/31)
October 19, 2014, found the Red Lake Tribal Council Headquarters a busy place as two U.S. Senators visited with tribal leaders about issues of concern to the Red Lake Nation.

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