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Filed Under: Law | Trust
Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bid (03/26)
An anti-Indian group cited the Supreme Court ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of preventing the tribe reacquiring its ancestral lands.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's field hearing (03/26)
Tribal, federal and state representatives will share what they are doing to address the harmful effects of drugs in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Shingle Springs Band considered but rejected indoor gun range (03/26)
The tribe said the cost was too high but plans for an outdoor range are generating significant controversy.

Filed Under: Law | National
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (03/26)
Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA expected to finalize changes to federal recognition process (03/24)
The rules have been in development for nearly two years.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri (03/24)
Congress has failed to enact a land-into-trust fix in the past six years.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (03/24)
The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National
Lummi Nation told Crow Tribe about impacts of coal terminal (03/23)
The Lummis oppose the export terminal but the Crows believe it could help their economy.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition bid (03/23)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a final determination by the end of the month.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Trust
Interior Department includes tribal land in fracking regulation (03/20)
The controversial rule treats Indian land and public lands as the same.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe targets BIA officer (03/20)
Officer Jose Valdez has been involved in two shootings and a beating since December 2013.

Filed Under: Recognition
Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (03/19)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Filed Under: Health | National | Opinion | Trust
House panel holds first hearing with Indian and Insular Affairs (03/18)
Obama administration officials presented the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Filed Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees make changes to exercise VAWA authority (03/18)
The tribe is looking at its jury selection rules in order to arrest, prosecute and sentence non-Indian domestic violence offenders.

Filed Under: Law | National
BIA schedules consultations and meetings for ICWA regulation (03/18)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the rule will ensure greater compliance by state courts and child welfare agencies.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute (03/17)
The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.

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Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision (03/16)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Business | Canada | Opinion
Column: Agua Caliente Band serves as a model for First Nations (03/16)
Though admittedly different than the land and treaty rights involved in the Kapyong case, the Agua Caliente model is an impressive example of how negotiation and compromise can effectively function.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jay Daniels: BIA takes it real slow with rights-of-way regulation (03/16)
Lets see, started in 2007 and now it’s 2015. The proposed revision still has not been finalized.

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