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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.

Filed Under: Recognition
BIA holds final in-person meeting on federal recognition reform (07/29)
Two more public meetings and two more tribal consultations will be held over the phone.

Filed Under: Cobell | Environment | National | Politics
KGOU: Indian Times review of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (07/28)
This week, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leadership ruling, Cobell settlement delays and tribal climate change program.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Charles Roessel: BIE reform plan includes teacher certification (07/28)
Monty Roessel, the director of the Bureau of Indian Education, and Ronald Thorpe, the president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, announce partnership for teacher certification.

Filed Under: Trust
BIA hosts scoping meeting on Paiute Tribe land-into-trust bid (07/28)
The tribe wants to use 174 acres near Zion National Park for economic development.

Filed Under: Health | Law
IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (07/25)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Unsettled: BIA questions Passamaquoddy forest management (07/25)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about questionable forest management practices within the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA extends comment period on federal recognition regulation (07/25)
Comments are being accepted until September 30 and two more tribal consultation sessions and two more public meetings will be held over the phone.

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.

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