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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: Environment | Law | National | Recognition
Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (08/26)
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.

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: Law | National | Trust
Secretary Jewell issues order and guidance on trust relationship (08/21)
Order will help Interior Department bureaus and offices carry out their responsibilities to tribes and individual Indians.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes see $7.4M for buyback (08/21)
Tribal members will finally see offers to sell their fractionated interests as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Still no word on Cobell payments as end of August approaches (08/20)
The final payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement remains in limbo.

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: Cobell | Education
David Gipp from UTTC joins Cobell scholarship board of trustees (08/13)
The five-member board is overseeing the distribution of scholarships to Indian students.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Tribes discuss concerns at energy review meeting in New Mexico (08/12)
The Obama administration is soliciting input from Indian Country for the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Native Sun News: Cobell checks could be ready by end of month (08/08)
In a letter written to stake holders, Class Counsel for the Cobell settlement, David Smith and Bill Dorris, implied that if the Department of Interior does their part, checks could be in the mail by August 30.

Filed Under: National | Trust
Indian Country energy development nears $1B mark in revenue (08/07)
Tribes and individual Indians have seen dramatic rises in royalty payments since the start of the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Deadline approaches for buyback on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (08/05)
Some $50 million in offers were made to 11,000 landowners on the reservation.

Filed Under: National | Politics
In the Loop: Checking in with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (08/04)
In the Loop goes behind the scenes with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who's been on the job for a little more than a year.

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: Environment | National | Politics
Support grows for trail to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe (08/01)
The Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail traces the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Lawmakers seek distribution of Cobell checks (07/31)
Senator John Walsh (D-MT) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bill last week that would streamline the Cobell Land Buy-Back program and the payment of the second and long awaited Cobell settlement payments.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on five tribal measures (07/29)
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (07/29)
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.

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