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Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letter (04/11)
A letter that ties the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is only a contingency, Vice Chairman Boyd Gourneau said.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (04/02)
The National Indian Health Board said it will continue to press for a longer extension to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: President Obama helps tribes protect cultural heritage (03/26)
Holly Houghten, the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico, supports efforts by President Barack Obama to protect important cultural sites on public lands.

Filed Under: Politics
President Obama signs Fond du Lac Band land transfer into law (03/25)
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2650, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act, into law on Friday.

Filed Under: Opinion
Petra Wilson: Oglala Sioux Tribe should resolve Black Hills claim (03/24)
There is a lot of online misinformation about the Black Hills Claim. I felt it necessary to respond with more accurate information.

Filed Under: Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: Revoke Wounded Knee massacre medals (03/19)
Simon Moya-Smith calls on President Barack Obama to revoke the Medal of Honor for soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.

Filed Under: Law | National
VAWA advocate closes operation after DOJ questions funding (03/13)
A survivor of domestic violence has shut down her operation due to a loss of federal funds from the Department of Justice.

Filed Under: Environment
Obama to add lands to monument near Manchester Rancheria (03/11)
President Barack Obama will sign an executive order today to expand the California Coastal National Monument.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes continue long fight for return of land (03/10)
Leadership disputes have kept the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma in the news for the last couple of years but there's one issue that binds the community together -- the return of their ancestral land.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Don't let BIA water down federal recognition process (03/06)
Connecticut newspaper calls on Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject proposed changes to the federal recognition process that could affect state-recognized tribes.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Senate rejects Obama's nominee for civil rights position at DOJ (03/06)
President Barack Obama criticized the Senate on Wednesday for rejecting his nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
New Obama budget includes $139M for Office of Special Trustee (03/04)
The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians will see $139 million under the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal that President Barack Obama released.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget (03/04)
The Indian Health Service would see $4.6 billion under the fiscal year 2015 budget that President Barack Obama released today.

Filed Under: National | Politics
President Obama eyes $2.4B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs (03/04)
President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 today and asked Congress to provide $2.4 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Begich: Pay back tribes for overdue contract support costs (03/03)
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) calls on President Barack Obama to make back payments to tribes for contract support costs in self-determination agreements.

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