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Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law (02/06)
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leaderFiled Under: National | Politics
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader (02/03)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairsFiled Under: National | Politics
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs (01/26)
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.
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 (01/09)
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.
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme' (12/19)
Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.
Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual electionFiled Under: National | Politics
Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election (10/20)
The Utah League of Native American Voters is hosting the first-ever Native issues forum as the election quickly approaches.
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' billFiled Under: National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill (10/19)
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.
Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster (10/17)
An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (09/28)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (09/28)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forwardFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (09/22)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
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 (09/21)
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.
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab'Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' (09/19)
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands billFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (09/14)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grabFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab (09/14)
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (09/12)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.
House committee advances controversial federal recognition billFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (09/09)
Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah (07/15)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
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 (07/13)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (07/12)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.
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 (07/11)
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.
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (06/16)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National MonumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (02/12)
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiativeFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative (02/08)
If partisan members of Congress are more interested in being vindictive than developing real negotiations, then the White House may have no choice but to lead the effort to develop a sensible plan
Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlementFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement (02/05)
Chairman Harry Barnes said action in the House will prove more difficult due to policies adopted by the Republican leadership.
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (01/22)
Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.
John Yellowbird Steele: Bill tries to hijack recognition processFiled Under: Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
John Yellowbird Steele: Bill tries to hijack recognition process (11/24)
HR 3764 misreads the Constitution, overturns longstanding historical precedent, increases the bureaucracy and legislative burden on Indian tribes and politicizes the federal acknowledgement process.
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite oppositionFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (10/29)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.
Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decisionFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decision (10/28)
Six versions of a land-into-trust fix have been introduced in the 114th Congress but none have advanced very far.
Top GOP lawmaker takes aim at BIA's Washburn ahead of hearingFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Top GOP lawmaker takes aim at BIA's Washburn ahead of hearing (10/28)
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is using the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal to attack Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn and the Obama administration.
House subcommittee takes up federal recognition bill at hearingFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House subcommittee takes up federal recognition bill at hearing (10/26)
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.
Bill strips Bureau of Indian Affairs of federal recognition powersFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Bill strips Bureau of Indian Affairs of federal recognition powers (10/22)
A top Republican asserts that Congress -- and only Congress -- can recognize tribal governments.
Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy ActFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act (10/06)
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.
House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spillFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (09/18)
The proceeding didn't tread much new ground as lawmakers kept Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy at the witness table for nearly three hours.
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (08/05)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad RepublicanFiled Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican (07/28)
Let’s face it: where Rep. Bishop is concerned, the real bull crap is that we’re stuck with him representing us.
Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reformsFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (03/27)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panelFiled Under: National | Politics
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (01/28)
Republicans adopted a reorganization that adds Insular Affairs to the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meetingFiled Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (01/27)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.
House approves bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe Filed Under: Environment | Politics
House approves bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe (05/16)
By a voice vote, the House on Wednesday passed H.R.356, the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act. The bill allows the Ute Tribe of Utah to protect 20,000...

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