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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction
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Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (January 11, 2017)
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 school
Education | National
Leech Lake Band celebrates groundbreaking for new high school (August 26, 2016)
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 men
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Capitol Hill briefing set on violence against Native women and men (June 14, 2016)
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 funding
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Leech Lake Band to get new high school after long wait for funding (May 9, 2016)
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 offenders
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Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (April 14, 2016)
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 bills
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Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills (July 23, 2015)
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 Minnesota
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National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota (June 29, 2015)
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 Country
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Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country (June 18, 2015)
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 Indians
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Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (March 2, 2015)
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 trauma
Education | Health | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (November 19, 2014)
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. Franken
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Red Lake News: Tribe welcomes Sen. Tester and Sen. Franken (October 31, 2014)
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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