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Filed Under: National | Recognition
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (08/22)
Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Ryan Wilson: Native language immersion programs need support (08/21)
Tribes are moving with urgency and purpose to save their languages and some of these efforts include immersion programs within Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Filed Under: Environment | Trust
Navy rejects transfer of surplus property to Narragansett Tribe (08/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been trying to obtain properties on Aquidneck Island for the tribe.

Filed Under: Education
Sandra Fox: Fixing the education system for our Indian children (08/20)
It is encouraging that more and more individuals, groups, tribes, and government officials are recognizing the need for major change in Indian education.

Filed Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe suspends officer who repeatedly used stun gun (08/19)
A video shot by onlookers indicates the officer used the gun more than 10 times on the man, who appeared to be intoxicated.

Filed Under: Education
Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and Minnesota (08/15)
Obama administration officials will visit a school in Maine that is due to be replaced and another one in Minnesota that needs federal funds.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jay Daniels: The rights and wrongs of rights-of-way rules at BIA (08/14)
Jay Daniels discusses proposed changes to rights-of-way regulations at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
BIA extends comment period on changes to rights-of-way rule (08/13)
Comments are being accepted until October 2 and public meeting will be hold over the telephone on September 17.

Filed Under: Recognition
Shinnecock Nation spent $32M in 32 years for federal recognition (08/12)
The tribe was one of the first to apply for recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Recognition
Connecticut officials want meeting on federal recognition reforms (08/12)
Officials want Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn to come to the state to hear their concerns.

Filed Under: Recognition
California county opposes changes to federal recognition rules (08/11)
Officials in Napa County also oppose federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe.

Filed Under: Politics
Chukchansi Tribe reportedly goes through leadership takeover (08/08)
Five council members, including the chairman, were suspended on ethics charges.

Filed Under: Education | Trust
Lytton Band confident of approval of land-into-trust application (08/06)
The application for 124 acres has been pending for more than six years.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Carla Mann: Act now for accurate Indian student count for JOM (08/04)
Without an accurate count, lawmakers cannot and will not provide the kind of funding the Johnson-O’Malley Association program needs.

Filed Under: Law
BIA officer involved in fatal shooting on Wind River Reservation (08/01)
The FBI is investigating the incident.

Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Leadership flap in Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes appears settled (08/01)
It looks like Gov. Eddie Hamilton is the stable and legitimate leader.

Filed Under: Law | National
Report shows dip in Indian Country detention center population (08/01)
The most overcrowded facility was the Medicine Root Detention Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: BIA fails to explain need for federal recognition reform (08/01)
California newspaper calls on the Bureau of Indian Affairs to withdraw its Part 83 federal recognition reforms.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Tribes criticize veto provisions in BIA federal recognition rule (07/30)
Opposition from the state would prevent three tribes from restarting the process.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs (07/30)
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.

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