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Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Invest in our Native youth for long-term success (04/24)
Congress will have to actually appropriate the kind of dollars to make youth a priority. Not just a story, but a future that’s bolstered by real numbers.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Gulf of Mexico still at risk after massive 2010 oil spill (04/22)
In the run-up to the fifth anniversary on Monday of one of the worst environmental disasters in American history, the 2010 BP oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the country has heard happy talk from the company most responsible for it.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy (04/22)
In a strongly worded letter, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has voiced misgivings about the impartiality of Christopher Servheen in any proposed tribal consultation process over the government’s controversial delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear.

Filed Under: Cobell | Education | National
Applications available for Cobell settlement scholarship funds (04/20)
Applications are due June 1 and scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming fall semester

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Navajo Nation signs buy-back cooperative agreement with DOI (04/15)
President Ben Shelly said the tribe's participation in the Land Buy-Back Program will prevent allotments from being sold to private interests.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI issues $10.5M in offers on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (04/15)
More than 1,500 landowners have until June 8 to decide whether they want to accept the money in exchange for their fractional interests.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (04/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State (04/14)
Tribes expressed near unanimous opposition but DOI -- as a trustee for Indian Country -- has not made public its comments on the controversial project.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on three tribal bills (04/13)
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs at its first legislative hearing of the 114th Congress.

Filed Under: Opinion
Sheldon Wolfchild: Return land promised to Dakota descendants (04/13)
The Traditional Dakota, our ancestors, always believed that the land upon which everyone walks is sacred because of how it was created by our creator, as the old ones say.

Filed Under: Politics
Key House panel to hold first legislative hearing of 114th Congress (04/09)
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the April 14 hearing.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics | Trust
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul targeted BIA and IHS (04/08)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) wanted to eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs altogether and cut the Indian Health Service budget in half.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation sees $195M in buyback offers (04/06)
The tribe is hosting four meetings next week to help landowners decide whether they want to sell their fractional interests.

Filed Under: Cobell | Education | National
DOI transfers another $12M from buy-back to scholarship fund (04/02)
The scholarship fund now holds more than $17 million and applications should be available soon.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Technology
Information on Bureau of Indian Affairs website missing in action (04/01)
The agency is working on getting the data back online after it mysteriously disappeared sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Judge tells Mackinac Tribe to submit federal recognition petition (04/01)
The Michigan-based tribe wants to follow the Indian Reorganization Act and form a government.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: DOI's new fracking regulations strike the right balance (04/01)
The Interior Department understandably wants to ensure that its standards for oil and gas operations conducted on public land, which haven’t been updated in decades, reflect the reality of the fracking boom and allay concerns about water contamination near well sites.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Bureau of Reclamation seeks $20.3M for tribal water projects (03/31)
The funding requests benefit the Fort Peck Tribes and the Chippewa Cree Tribe, both in Montana, and tribes in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Navajo Nation considers agreement for land-buy back program (03/30)
The reservation is home to nearly 34,000 individual landowners. Buying up all of their fractionated interests could cost more than $100 million.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Blackfeet Nation opposes energy development on sacred lands (03/30)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is backing the tribe's efforts to cancel oil and gas leases in the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area.

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