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Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up IRRIGATE Act (03/04)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't outright state a position on the bill.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe cheers introduction of land-into-trust measure (03/04)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) introduced H.R.1157 to place 1,400 acres in trust.

Filed Under: Environment | National
BIA to award another $8M in Tribal Climate Resilience grants (03/03)
The grants will help tribes address climate change and promote ocean and coastal management.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee set for hearing on IRRIGATE Act (03/03)
The bill authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 to cover the costs of operations and maintenance at irrigation projects in Indian Country

Filed Under: Law | National
Indian families in South Dakota battle to keep children at home (03/02)
Of the children in foster care in the state, 51 percent are Indian.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Leader of Kiowa Tribe challenges BIA's intervention in election (03/02)
Chairman Amber Toppah has remained in charge of the tribe for more than four years.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Audio: House Appropriations Committee hearing on BIA budget (02/27)
The budget includes big increases for education, including construction of new Indian schools.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on irrigation bill (02/27)
The Irrigation Rehabilitation and Renovation for Indian Tribal Governments and Their Economies Act authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 for irrigation operations and maintenance.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
BIA and DOJ seek to mediate Cayuga Nation leadership dispute (02/27)
Clint Halftown is recognized as the tribe's representative but rivals say they removed him from the position.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit (02/26)
Judge Edward J. Davila is promising a decision on or around March 31.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Ennis: Obama budget supports tribal self-determination (02/26)
Contract support costs are critical to the administration of Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Politics
Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing (02/25)
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will testify.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (02/25)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

Filed Under: Law | National
Judge tells Nooksack Tribe to delay disenrollment proceedings (02/24)
The tribe must wait while 306 people challenge an ordinance that was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Filed Under: Law
New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case (02/23)
A woman who was about to lose her parental rights provided information about her potential Cherokee ancestors but child welfare officials failed to follow up..

Filed Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Closed session at NCAI winter meeting to focus on marijuana (02/19)
Tribal leaders will discuss a new Department of Justice policy next week.

Filed Under: Business | Sports
Muscogee Nation begins construction for $22M golf complex (02/18)
The FlyingTee Entertainment and Golf Complex is due to open in early 2016.

Filed Under: Law | National
Judge backs Colorado River Indian Tribes in jurisdiction case (02/17)
The decision means the tribe's court can move forward with eviction proceedings against a non-Indian man who has refused to pay rent.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy (02/17)
The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

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