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Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska
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Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska (July 28, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Interior Department threatened Alaska's two Senators, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.

Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care (July 27, 2017)
Today is humor day in the Senate. But at least the healthcare debate will go on and on without a conclusion

House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
National | Politics | Trust
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.

House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist
Health | National
Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist (July 19, 2017)
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet
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Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory
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Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory (July 12, 2017)
The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.

Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C.
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Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C. (June 27, 2017)
A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)
A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)
A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills
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Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent
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House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent (May 31, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska
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Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska (May 25, 2017)
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge requires Congressional approval and remains controversial among Alaska Natives.

Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska
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Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (May 12, 2017)
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.

Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska
National | Politics
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (May 11, 2017)
A Republican lawmaker claimed women in rural villages intentionally get pregnant so they can get a 'free trip' to the city.

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills
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Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (May 8, 2017)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.

Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill (May 8, 2017)
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.

Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (May 4, 2017)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.

Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes
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Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (April 28, 2017)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.

Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city
Environment | National | Politics
Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city (April 26, 2017)
Three city council members in Homer could be voted out of office for a resolution that opposes the Dakota Access Pipeline.

House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village
Environment | National | Politics
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village (April 4, 2017)
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.

William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska
Opinion | World
William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska (March 30, 2017)
In a way, there are two histories of how Alaska came to be American – and two perspectives.

Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (March 23, 2017)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.

Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law
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Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (March 13, 2017)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.

Christine Trudeau: Native radio stations lose big with Trump cuts
National | Politics | Technology
Christine Trudeau: Native radio stations lose big with Trump cuts (March 1, 2017)
There are 60 stations licensed to tribes or tribal entities in the United States. They stand to lose a lot if Trump cuts federal funding.

Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth
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Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth (February 28, 2017)
Four men -- two tribal citizens and two non-citizens -- were flown out of the village in Alaska on the tribe's dime.

Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters
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Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (February 16, 2017)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition
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Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (January 16, 2017)
Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.

Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application
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Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (January 13, 2017)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.

Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses
Law
Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses (January 11, 2017)
The Anvik Tribe will develop culturally-appropriate punishments for those who choose to go through its system.

Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road'
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Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (January 11, 2017)
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.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (January 9, 2017)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.

Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling
Environment | Politics
Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling (December 21, 2016)
An Alaska Native corporation plans to 'fight' the decision to outlaw development on more than 100 million acres in the Arctic Ocean.

Alaska Native designer brings subsistence fashion to new audience
Arts & Entertainment | National
Alaska Native designer brings subsistence fashion to new audience (December 1, 2016)
Peter Paul Kawagaelg Williams staged his first runway show this year at Brooklyn Fashion Week.

Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria
Health | National
Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria (November 30, 2016)
A total of 28 cases have been reported, with Native homeless men suffering the most.

Alaska Natives battle Donald Trump on potential name change at highest mountain
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Alaska Natives battle Donald Trump on potential name change at highest mountain (November 22, 2016)
Alaskans have always referred to the highest mountain peak in North America as Denali but the incoming president has vowed to change it.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.

Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.

Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application
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Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (October 20, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.

Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move
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Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (October 20, 2016)
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.

Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills
National | Politics
Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills (September 29, 2016)
Lawmakers again failed to approve funding for Indian Country programs but averted a shutdown of the federal government.

House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills
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House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (September 19, 2016)
Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.

Alaska tribes exercise banishment power after deaths in village
Law
Alaska tribes exercise banishment power after deaths in village (September 13, 2016)
Derek Adams, 22, admitted he caused the deaths of three people, including an eight-year-old boy, in the village of Nunam Iqua.

Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampment
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Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampment (September 5, 2016)
The Washington tribe and other Pacific Northwest tribes are heading to North Dakota for a historic journey down the Missouri River.

Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program
Education
Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program (September 1, 2016)
The grant from the Administration for Native Americans will run for five years.

Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access Pipeline (September 1, 2016)
The United States has a legally-binding obligation to obtain the Native People’s consent before activities are carried out that affect treaty lands.

Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust
Law | Opinion | Trust
Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust (August 29, 2016)
We are not a one-size-fits- all state, and we need solutions to address the unique circumstances of each tribe and each community.

Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl
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Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl (August 19, 2016)
Jamie Roberts was pronounced dead after health aides tried to resuscitate her for more than two hours.

Native village of Shishmaref votes once again to move to new site
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Native village of Shishmaref votes once again to move to new site (August 18, 2016)
The village has long been in danger of falling into the Chukchi Sea due to erosion along Alaska's coast.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (August 17, 2016)
It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond.

Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle
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Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (August 16, 2016)
Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.

Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska
Health | National
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska (August 11, 2016)
The Community Health Aide Program trains Alaska Natives to provide services in their villages.

Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House
National | Politics
Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House (August 4, 2016)
After seven years in the Obama administration, Raina Thiele is starting another chapter in her career.

Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention
National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.

Donald Trump officially named Republican presidential nominee
National | Politics
Donald Trump officially named Republican presidential nominee (July 20, 2016)
The Alaska delegation -- which includes at least one Native citizen -- erupted in anger after all of the state's votes were given to the real estate mogul.

Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process
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Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process (July 15, 2016)
The tribe was a plaintiff in a case that forced the Bureau of Indian Affairs to open the land-into-trust process to Alaska.

Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust case
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Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust case (July 11, 2016)
Leaders of the Akiachak Native Community will meet to go over an inventory of their lands.

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