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Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (06/18)
Conflict between tribal and local governments was on full display as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs heard testimony on three bills.

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Witness list for House hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/17)
Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

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House subcommittee sets hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/15)
Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

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House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/11)
The hearing lacked the fireworks of the panel's last session but Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) still pushed hard for a Native veterans bill.

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House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/09)
The bills address specific issues for two tribes and for Alaska Native veterans.

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House subcommittee sets June 10 hearing on three Indian bills (06/03)
Bills to benefit the Miami Nation of Oklahoma, the Susanville Rancheria of California and Alaska Native veterans are on the agenda.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory (05/26)
The return of ancestral territory to an Alaska Native village is historic because the idea of tribal lands in Alaska is growing in both importance and inevitability.

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Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska (05/04)
Paranoia over Indian country belongs in the 19th century. Tribes and states all over our nation now work together effectively and Indian country is no longer a barrier.

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Patricia Paul: Overcoming hardships and becoming a tribal judge (03/30)
As an individual who has experienced a tremendous loss in my life, I found that I can absorb the tragic stories of loss in the lives of others.

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Mark Trahant: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty (02/20)
Do Alaska Native tribes posses sovereignty? A simple question. And, in Indian Country, the answer is usually a quick 'yes.'

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BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process (12/19)
After decades of being excluded, Alaska tribes will finally be treated the same as those in the lower 48.

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VAWA jurisdiction provision poses special issue for Alaska tribes (12/15)
The law recognizes tribal authority over non-Indians in Indian Country -- a term that's been in dispute in Alaska for decades.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill (12/08)
The 1,648-page defense bill includes land deals for Olgoonik Corporation and Sealaska.

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Opinion: Land-into-trust will help tribes in Alaska meet needs (07/17)
Professor says including Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process will help them address economic and social needs.

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BIA extends public comments on land-into-trust rule for Alaska (07/01)
Comments are being accepted until July 31.

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Laura Waterman Wittstock: A tribute to journalist Tom Richards (05/19)
Alaska Native journalist covered the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act.

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NCAI praises inclusion of Alaska tribes in land-into-trust process (05/02)
The National Congress of American Indians is praising the Obama administration for proposing a rule to include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.

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BIA opens public comment on land-into-trust rule for Alaska (05/01)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting public comments on a rule that would include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.

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BIA proposes rule to include Alaska in land-into-trust process (04/30)
The Obama administration has unveiled a regulation to include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.

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Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives wait far too long to get a fair shake (04/02)
The Katie John case is at an end. Or perhaps another beginning.

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