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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill
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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
Health | National | Politics
Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)
The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session (February 15, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
National | Politics
Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)
Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session (February 13, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians and Indianz.Com is tweeting so you can relive all of the greatest hits.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)
Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget (February 13, 2018)
Rich people face tough times so they deserved a huge tax cut. Poor people are poor because of their own failures.

Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital (February 13, 2018)
The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable," just another example of what can happen when Indian Country isn't not included in federal decision-making, a top tribal leader said.

Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan
Education | National | Politics
Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan (February 13, 2018)
President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure appears to offer little more than a nod to tribal governments, though his new budget promises support for fixing deteriorating Indian schools.

National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)
Jefferson Keel, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 2018.

Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations
National | Politics
Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, delivered the Congressional response to the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics
Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)
Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week (February 8, 2018)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and advocates are heading to nation's capital and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is preparing to host them during a particularly busy week.

Jefferson Keel and Ernie Stevens: A moral obligation to help tribes restore homelands
Opinion | Politics | Trust
Jefferson Keel and Ernie Stevens: A moral obligation to help tribes restore homelands (February 1, 2018)
The Department of the Interior has embarked upon changes to Federal Indian policy that could negatively impact our tribal nations for generations to come.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)
It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms
Sports
Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms (January 29, 2018)
The Cleveland professional baseball team will remove the stereotypical 'Chief Wahoo' logo from its uniforms but won't be getting rid of its race-based name or the logo itself.

San Manuel Band awards large grant to Tribal Supreme Court Project
Law | National
San Manuel Band awards large grant to Tribal Supreme Court Project (January 24, 2018)
A $600,000 grant will enable the Tribal Supreme Court Project to advocate for Indian Country at the highest court in the land.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
National | Politics
Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry
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Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)
Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket
Environment | Law | National
Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket (January 16, 2018)
The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.

Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era
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Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)
On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change
National | Politics | Trust
Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change (November 28, 2017)
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a major step forward on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration considers changes widely opposed in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
Law | National
Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)
A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.

Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign
National | Sports
Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign (November 3, 2017)
An organization representing more than 50 Northwest tribes has launched a social media campaign meant to shame the Washington NFL team.

Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington
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Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington (November 2, 2017)
A day before Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.

Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case
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Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case (November 1, 2017)
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children.

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform
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Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (October 26, 2017)
With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.

Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands
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Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands (October 25, 2017)
Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.

National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement
Business | Canada | National
National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement (October 24, 2017)
The National Congress of American Indians is joining its sister organization across the northern border in seeking a Native component for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
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Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)
Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states
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Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states (October 23, 2017)
A new public safety network could help Indian Country avoid the types of communications problems seen by the Spokane Tribe when a fire hit the reservation in Washington.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
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Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)
Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.

'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders
National | Politics
'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders (October 20, 2017)
The uncertain intentions of the Trump administration cast a shadow over the National Congress of American Indians as tribal leaders struggled to decode the sparse policies put forth since the president took office.

Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
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Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes (October 19, 2017)
It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect a slate of new leaders.

Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California
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Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California (October 18, 2017)
As wildfires threatened lives and homes in northern California, one tribe raced by boat to stand beside firefighters and opened its doors to those displaced by the flames.

National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation (October 18, 2017)
The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the 'swift confirmation' of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
National | Politics | Trust
Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process (October 17, 2017)
Tribal leaders are lashing out at the Trump administration again, this time over rule changes they said will make it all but impossible to restore their homelands.

Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job
National | Politics
Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job (October 17, 2017)
President Donald Trump is making history with the nomination of an Alaska Native to serve as the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Mark Trahant: Exploring the 'business' of news in Indian Country these days
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Exploring the 'business' of news in Indian Country these days (October 16, 2017)
How can Indian Country serve readers as an independent news organization?

Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin
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Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin (October 12, 2017)
The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is identifying and documenting obstacles faced by Native voters.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency (October 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders in the Great Plains are endorsing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier as president of the National Congress of American Indians.

Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
National
Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization (October 4, 2017)
The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
National | Politics
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on 'high risk' list despite push for reforms
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on 'high risk' list despite push for reforms (September 13, 2017)
Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns
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First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)
With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington
Environment | Law | National
Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington (August 29, 2017)
The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
National
Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.

Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (August 9, 2017)
A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal
Business | National | Politics
Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (August 7, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.

Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program (July 31, 2017)
With just $540 million left to spend, the Trump administration is changing course when it comes to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department
National | Politics
Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department (July 26, 2017)
Jim Cason continues to wield significant power at the Department of the Interior even though he's never been confirmed by the Senate.

Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care (July 24, 2017)
Another week and the United States Senate is ready to vote on legislation to remake the entire healthcare system, including Indian health.

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