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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Connecticut tribe deserves a 2nd shot at recognition (07/23)
Professor explains why the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation should be able to resubmit its federal recognition petition.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds (07/23)
Taking a step towards holding the federal government accountable, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is calling out the United States, Administration and Congress.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Trust
County drops opposition to CSKT land-into-trust application (07/22)
Dispute over sacred site stirred emotions and racist sentiments.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion
Jay Daniels: Land consolidation program isn't really working (07/22)
Jay Daniels takes issue with the handling of the $1.4 billion Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Lytton Band donates $1M to bolster land-into-trust application (07/21)
The tribe wants 124 acres placed in trust for a housing project, a cultural center and other purposes.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
James Rawlings: Connecticut tries to deny tribal recognition (07/21)
James Rawlings, the chairman of the Connecticut Native American Inter Tribal Urban Council, criticizes Connecticut for opposing federal recognition reforms.

Filed Under: Law
Law Article: Risk of double taxation under new BIA regulation (07/18)
Attorneys discuss Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation affecting rights-of-way on Indian lands.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Unsettled Ch. 20: Passamaquoddy Tribe still lacks constitution (07/18)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about the lack of a joint constitution for the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National
BIA to start $10M program to help tribes with climate change (07/16)
Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band, has been serving on a climate change task force created by the White House.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Carla Mann: Johnson O'Malley needs an accurate student count (07/16)
An accurate student count is the first step in ensuring the survival of the Johnson O'Malley program.

Filed Under: Law
BIA orders city to vacate land that belongs to Nez Perce Tribe (07/15)
City claims it acquired disputed property in a trade with a non-Indian company.

Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix (07/15)
The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee is calling the shots.

Filed Under: Law
FBI and BIA investigate remains found on Crow Reservation (07/14)
Federal authorities are investigating remains that were found on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Filed Under: Politics
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes vote on recall matter (07/11)
The proposed constitutional amendment allows tribal members to petition for the recall of council members.

Filed Under: Law
FBI offers reward for Northern Arapaho man who went missing (07/11)
Authorities believe the disappearance of Jared Little Whiteman, 21, is criminal in nature.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA opens meetings on changes to federal recognition process (07/11)
The United Houma Nation of Louisiana has put its petition on hold to wait for the new rules.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw factions unite for recognition push (07/10)
Dispute was preventing the tribe from moving forward with federal recognition petition.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Arizona delegation supports Hualapai Tribe settlement measure (07/10)
The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics | Trust
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills (07/09)
The bills address land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights issues for tribes in Arizona, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico.

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