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AUDIO/VIDEO: Democrats call for action to address #MMIW crisis
AUDIO/VIDEO: Democrats call for action to address #MMIW crisis (May 7, 2019)

Bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women are pending in Congress.


Congress sends two more Indian Country bills to Trump
Congress sends two more Indian Country bills to Trump (November 28, 2018)

The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.


Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pick
Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pick (January 11, 2017)

Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, doesn't have experience in Indian issues but her policies would affect the overwhelming majority of Indian students.


Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)

The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.


Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (September 15, 2016)

The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.


Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (April 14, 2016)

Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.


Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win
Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win (August 27, 2015)

Remains that have been declared to be 'Native American' remain in limbo under a lawsuit filed by professors at the University of California.


Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes
Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes (August 10, 2015)

S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.


Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind Act
Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind Act (July 7, 2015)

Lawmakers from both parties are hoping to address problems with a law that has generated dissatisfaction across the nation.


Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation
Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (August 6, 2014)

The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.


Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (May 6, 2014)

Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.


Bipartisan budget deal offers some relief from sequester cuts
Bipartisan budget deal offers some relief from sequester cuts (December 11, 2013)

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) announced a budget deal on Tuesday that curbs some of the impact of sequestration.


Sen. Murray still pushing for tribal jurisdiction provision in VAWA
Sen. Murray still pushing for tribal jurisdiction provision in VAWA (August 15, 2012)

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) said she won't support a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act unless it protects American Indian and Alaska Native women. Murry led efforts to...


BIA urged to get involved in dispute over ferry on Lummi Nation
BIA urged to get involved in dispute over ferry on Lummi Nation (March 4, 2011)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being urged to get involved in a dispute over a ferry on the Lummi Nation in Washington. The tribe owns the land where the...