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Filed Under: Cobell | National
ICT interview with DOI deputy secretary on Cobell buy-backs (11/21)
Michael Connor, the second-highest ranking official at DOI, discusses the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI issues status report on Cobell land consolidation program (11/20)
After a year, the program is seeing an improvement in acceptance rates and will be expanding to more reservations.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI official to give update on Cobell land consolidation program (11/19)
Some $225 million in transactions have been concluded since the effort started a year ago.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at BIA (11/17)
Indian Country Today publishes part three of an interview with the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Education | National
GAO report questions spending at Bureau of Indian Education (11/14)
One school lost $1.2 million in federal funds in an apparent hacking incident.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Navajo Nation to see payment for $554M trust fund settlement (11/06)
The tribe has been holding a series of public meetings to determine what to do with the money.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI expects 30 percent response rate on Cobell buyback offers (10/27)
Some $298 million in offers were made on the Crow Reservation but only $102.9 million is available for actual purchases.

Filed Under: National | Opinion | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (10/27)
Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Filed Under: National | Politics
White House Tribal Nations Conference takes place December 3 (10/20)
President Barack Obama has held the conference every years since 2009.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI makes $63.5M in land offers on Lake Traverse Reservation (10/10)
Nearly 2,800 landowners have received offers to sell their fractionated interests.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Landowners on Crow Reservation learn more about buy-back (10/10)
The Crow Tribe hosted an outreach event to help people decide whether to accept offers.

Filed Under: Law
Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with state (10/09)
Tribal leaders say a state attorney made racist statements in court and in court filings.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI sends $298M in offers to landowners on Crow Reservation (10/06)
Responses to the offers are due by November 21.

Filed Under: Cobell | Education | National
DOI puts another $1M from lands sales into Cobell scholarships (10/01)
The fund now boasts a balance of more than $4.5 million.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Editorial: Long delayed trust fund settlement for Navajo Nation (09/30)
The New York Times welcomes a $554 million trust fund settlement for the Navajo Nation.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Donna Ennis: Ancestor starting asking about trust fund in 1900s (09/29)
Donna Ennis shares correspondence between her great grandfather and the Interior Department over his trust funds.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
9th Circuit rebuffs EEOC in dispute over tribal hiring preferences (09/26)
The ruling is a major blow to the agency, which has long contended that tribal preferences are illegal.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Montana tribe expects a second round of Cobell buy-back offers (09/26)
Some $8.3 million in offers already went out to landowners earlier this month.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Navajo Nation to host meetings to discuss $554M settlement (09/25)
The signing ceremony will be webcast by the Navajo Nation Council.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (09/23)
The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.

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