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Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
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Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process
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House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)
A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
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President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law
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Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law (June 26, 2017)
Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.

Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
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Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)
Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.

Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda
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Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda (June 21, 2017)
A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country's agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
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Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot (June 20, 2017)
Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the 'racist' name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

Secretary Zinke set for another hearing on Interior Department budget
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Secretary Zinke set for another hearing on Interior Department budget (June 19, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke, the new leader of the Department of the Interior, is making his third appearance before Congress this week.

Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (June 15, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
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Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)
The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference
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National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference (June 12, 2017)
The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other top Trump administration officials at its meeting in Connecticut this week.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back
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Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)
The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation
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Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)
A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June
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Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June (May 25, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will speak at NCAI's mid-year conference in June.

Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs
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Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)
Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts
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Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism (May 10, 2017)
Native people's relations with colonialism requires as much clear analysis as possible—to gauge when and where to collaborate, when and where to resist.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
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Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act
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Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (May 5, 2017)
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.

President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group
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President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group (May 3, 2017)
The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.

Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support
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Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.

Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups
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Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

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