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Filed Under: Recognition
BIA holds final meetings on reforms to federal recognition process (09/02)
The sessions take place over telephone on Wednesday and Friday. Both are open to the public.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: HUD loan program a small step to boost Indian housing (08/29)
Tim Richmond of 1st Tribal explains the need for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting (08/29)
At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Recognition
County hires lobbying firm to oppose federal recognition reforms (08/28)
Napa County in California believes only Congress has the power to recognize tribes.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion
Tim Giago: Greedy lawyers and government ruin Cobell settlement (08/27)
The process of settling the so-called Cobell settlement has turned into a joke.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Gerald Gipp: National strategy needed to reform Indian education (08/27)
It is not too late for President Obama to declare Indian education a national priority.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Facility in Montana set to house Indian inmates (08/27)
When final federal paperwork is approved later this month, the Two Rivers Correctional/Treatment Facility will soon accept Native inmates from across the Great Plains region.

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.

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