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Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees
National | Politics
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.

Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works
Environment | Law | National
Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works (September 27, 2016)
'Tribal treaty rights are the law of the land,' the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills
Business | Education | Health | National | Politics
House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills (September 12, 2016)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are moving closer to becoming law.

Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill
Business | National | Politics
Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill (July 14, 2016)
The NATIVE Act does something simple but lawmakers say it will help draw more people, and their dollars, to Native communities.

House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup
Business | Politics | Trust
House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup (July 11, 2016)
A controversial land-into-trust bill, a commission for Native youth and tourism initiative are on the agenda.

Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans
Business | National | Politics
Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (April 27, 2016)
The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) does something simple but it could lead to big economic development gains for Native communities across the nation.

Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
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Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 25, 2016)
H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act, and H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, saw strong support at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Witness list for House hearing on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Business | National | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House hearing on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 23, 2016)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold its first hearing of 2016 on February 24.

House panel to take up tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Business | National | Politics | Trust
House panel to take up tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 18, 2016)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold its first hearing of 2016 on February 24.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
Business | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (October 7, 2015)
S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, and H.R.487, a bill to benefit the Miami Nation, are considered non-controversial.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting
Business | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting (October 5, 2015)
H.R.487, a bill to allow the Miami Nation of Oklahoma to lease or sell certain lands, and S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, are on the agenda.

Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker visits Bay Mills Community
Business | National
Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker visits Bay Mills Community (August 4, 2015)
Keeping Indian Country 'Open for Business' is a high priority for the Department of Commerce and the Obama Administration.

Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker meets with tribes and youth
Business | National
Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker meets with tribes and youth (July 31, 2015)
When Secretary Pritzker declared that the Department of Commerce is 'open for business,' she meant that this agency would be on the side of all businesses across our country – including Native Americans.

Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts
Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts (March 6, 2015)
The tribe's last successful gray whale hunt occurred in May 1999.

Commerce Blog: Bringing broadband to Alaska Native villages
Opinion | Technology
Commerce Blog: Bringing broadband to Alaska Native villages (March 12, 2014)
Anne Neville of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration recently went to Alaska.

NTIA Blog: Helping bridge the digital divide in Indian Country
National | Technology
NTIA Blog: Helping bridge the digital divide in Indian Country (January 8, 2014)
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency of the Department of Commerce, is helping the Navajo Nation and other tribes bridge the digital divide.

Southern Ute Tribe awarded federal grant to boost radio signal
Technology
Southern Ute Tribe awarded federal grant to boost radio signal (February 21, 2013)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is expanding its radio station with the help of a federal grant. KSUT Tribal Radio will be able to reach 30,000 new listeners, director...

Commerce Secretary John Bryson leaves post after eight months
National | Politics
Commerce Secretary John Bryson leaves post after eight months (June 22, 2012)
After just eight months on the job, John Bryson, the Secretary of the Department of Commerce, resigned his Cabinet post. Bryson suffered a seizure while being involved in a series...

Commerce Secretary John Bryson takes leave after hit-and-run
National | Politics
Commerce Secretary John Bryson takes leave after hit-and-run (June 12, 2012)
John Bryson, the Secretary of the Department of Commerce, is taking an indefinite medical leave after suffering a seizure while being involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents in California....

WH Blog: Dee Alexander, senior Native adviser at Commerce
Business | National
WH Blog: Dee Alexander, senior Native adviser at Commerce (March 26, 2012)
"On December 19, 2011 Secretary of Commerce John Bryson appointed Dee Alexander as his Senior Adviser on Native American Affairs. As the Department’s Tribal Consultation Official, Alexander’s principal responsibility is...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary  John  Bryson at NCAI   meet
Business
Remarks by Commerce Secretary John Bryson at NCAI meet (March 7, 2012)
John Bryson, the Secretary of the Department of Commerce, spoke at National Congress of American Indians on Tuesday. Bryson was confirmed by the Senate in October 2011. He said one...

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