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Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelandsFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (April 24, 2017)
For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai TribesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (April 18, 2017)
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.
Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Trust
Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application (March 20, 2017)
The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: Education | National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (March 9, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Law | Trust
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (March 8, 2017)
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral landsFiled Under: National
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands (March 1, 2017)
The 200-acre site was deeded to the California tribe on the condition that it be used for housing.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leadersFiled Under: Politics
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leaders (February 2, 2017)
Five seats on the council, including the chair and vice chair position, are up for grabs.
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (February 1, 2017)
The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisitionFiled Under: National | Trust
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 applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.
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 (January 9, 2017)
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.
Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an endFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National | Politics | Trust
Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (January 5, 2017)
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
North Dakota tribe recovers ancestral lands taken by Army CorpsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
North Dakota tribe recovers ancestral lands taken by Army Corps (December 20, 2016)
After a decades-long quest, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is finally reclaiming a piece of its homeland.
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into lawFiled Under: Politics | Trust
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (December 15, 2016)
The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in OregonFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon (December 6, 2016)
The bills help the Siletz Tribes and the Grand Ronde Tribes restore their homelands.
Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana landFiled Under: National | Trust
Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land (November 30, 2016)
A total of 44 housing units are in the works on the 166-acre parcel in South Bend.
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land disputeFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute (November 10, 2016)
The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.
Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goalFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal (October 12, 2016)
More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into lawFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law (October 7, 2016)
Six tribes in Nevada will be regaining some of their ancestral territory under H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust landFiled Under: Law | Trust
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land (October 5, 2016)
The tribe went to court after the village of Hobart threatened to interfere with a popular family festival.
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)
Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendmentFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a closeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (September 12, 2016)
Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.
House committee advances controversial federal recognition billFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (September 9, 2016)
Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.
Tule River Tribe asks Senate panel to support land-into-trust billFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Tule River Tribe asks Senate panel to support land-into-trust bill (September 8, 2016)
H.R.4685 already passed the House so the only hurdle remaining is the Senate.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds first hearing since breakFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds first hearing since break (September 6, 2016)
Bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe, promote economic development and place land in trust for the Tule River Tribe are on the agenda.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to scheduleFiled Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule (September 6, 2016)
The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.
John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann KirkpatrickFiled Under: Politics
John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick (August 31, 2016)
Both candidates support a controversial mine on sacred Apache land and have tried to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for gaming.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four billsFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition | Trust
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (August 29, 2016)
Bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe, promote economic development and place land in trust for the Tule River Tribe are on the agenda.
Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trustFiled Under: 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.
Osage Nation celebrates $74M acquisition of ancestral territoryFiled Under: National
Osage Nation celebrates $74M acquisition of ancestral territory (August 25, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe is filing a land-into-trust application for the 43,000-acre ranch Bluestem Ranch.
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battleFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia PuebloFiled Under: National | Politics
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (August 16, 2016)
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sends crew to protect sacred Bear ButteFiled Under: Environment | National
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sends crew to protect sacred Bear Butte (August 12, 2016)
Tribal members are fixing up a 40-acre campground at the base of the sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid CityFiled Under: National | Trust
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid City (August 8, 2016)
Attorney Heather Thompson announced that two parcels of federal land in Rapid City, South Dakota, totaling 117.9 acres, have reverted to Bureau of Indian Affairs control.
Editorial: County still in denial about Chumash Tribe's sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion | Trust
Editorial: County still in denial about Chumash Tribe's sovereignty (July 29, 2016)
If county officials want good-faith negotiations, they first have to demonstrate a willingness to negotiate in good faith.
President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in CaliforniaFiled Under: Law | Politics | Trust
President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California (July 19, 2016)
As attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has repeatedly fought tribes on land-into-trust issues.
Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust processFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
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.
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribesFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes (July 15, 2016)
The bills benefit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash TribeFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (July 14, 2016)
Only one lawmaker cast a vote against H.R.1157, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act.
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in HouseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (July 13, 2016)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust landsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (July 12, 2016)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.
Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
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.
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (July 11, 2016)
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markupFiled Under: 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.
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (July 8, 2016)
The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.
Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programsFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition | Trust
Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (July 5, 2016)
The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribesFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribes (July 5, 2016)
Tribes are here with us today and they have always been here.
Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case (July 4, 2016)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve land-into-trust applications in the 49th state.
House to consider land-into-trust bills for two tribes in CaliforniaFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House to consider land-into-trust bills for two tribes in California (July 4, 2016)
One bill benefits the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and the other is for the Tule River Tribe.
County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appealFiled Under: Law | Trust
County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal (June 30, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 12 acres but the land has been in limbo for more than three years.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still hoping to reach land-into-trust goalFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs still hoping to reach land-into-trust goal (June 30, 2016)
The agency has approved applications totaling 416,000 acres and hopes to reach 500,000 acres by January 2017.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe secures proclamation for 410 acresFiled Under: Trust
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe secures proclamation for 410 acres (June 30, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a proclamation to add another 410.5 acres to the reservation in Washington.
Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interestsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interests (June 27, 2016)
A land-into-trust application that drew controversy long before Carcieri reached the U.S. Supreme Court is at issue.

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