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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
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: Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
House passes $1.1T omnibus appropriations bill by narrow vote (12/12)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Bales taken at Rosebud Sioux Tribe spirit camp (12/12)
Tribal and federal agencies are looking into an incident involving the removal of dozens of giant alfalfa bales from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Oyate Wahacanka Woecun Spirit Camp.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers unveil massive appropriations bill to fund government (12/09)
The 1,603-page Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Education | National
Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract (12/08)
Former director Keith Moore and former chief of staff Brian Drapeaux were singled out in an Office of Inspector General report.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Defense bill approves transfer of military site to Ho-Chunk Nation (12/08)
The tribe has been trying to acquire land at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant since 1997.

Filed Under: Education | National
PBS: Interview with Secretary Jewell on BIE school reform plans (12/08)
The leader of the Interior Department discusses challenges facing Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Filed Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe postpones dog roundups amid investigation (12/01)
The death of an eight-year-old girl was blamed on a pack of wild dogs but some tribal members say that isn't true.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Editorial: Indian schools deserve more federal and state funds (12/01)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is running a four-part series on the 'separate and unequal' system at the Bureau of Indian Education.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
African-American lawmakers seek probe into Pamunkey Tribe (11/28)
The tribe's chief said the marriage law being questioned was repealed in 2012.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Oklahoma claims Citizen Potawatomi Nation must collect taxes (11/25)
The tribe has not agreed to state taxation of its enterprises.

Filed Under: Opinion
Joe Sexton: BIA's 'ugly' land policies stuck in the 19th century (11/25)
Attorney calls on Bureau of Indian Affairs to engage in more consultation before finalizing new rights-of-way regulations.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Editorial: BIA fails to resolve Cayuga Nation leadership dispute (11/24)
Newspaper calls on members of Congress to step in and help end a long-running fight.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (11/21)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Editorial: Work with Burns Paiute Tribe on land-into-trust bid (11/21)
The tribe wants 29,000 acres placed in trust as part of its wildlife mitigation efforts.

Filed Under: Law | National
GAO report looks at tribal implementation of Adam Walsh Act (11/20)
Tribes are doing better at implementing sex offender registries than state governments, eight years after the bill became law.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI issues status report on Cobell land consolidation program (11/20)
After a year, the program is seeing an improvement in acceptance rates and will be expanding to more reservations.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists push for change (11/19)
Local tribal activists were disappointed, but not surprised when the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council took no action on their request to schedule a tribal vote on proposed amendments to the constitution.

Filed Under: Law
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe suspends committee members for fraud (11/18)
A police chief for the Bureau of Indian Affairs said he hasn't opened an investigation into the allegations.

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