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Filed Under: Education | National
Miccosukee Tribe joins Native youth announcement at DOI in DC (05/29)
Chairman Colley Billie will be joined by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the announcement.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Law | Politics
Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges (05/29)
Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal and opposed tribes seeking to re-establish ties in his home state of Illinois.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Osage Nation expects to see offers from land buy-back program (05/28)
The tribe signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department to engage in outreach with individual Indian landowners.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Recognition
Spiritual leader of Lipan Apache Tribe back in court over feathers (05/28)
Federal agents seized Robert Soto's regalia at a powwow in March 2006.

Filed Under: Education | National
Secretary Jewell leads delegation to Indian school in Oklahoma (05/26)
Federal officials will be visiting Riverside Indian School to talk about issues facing Native youth.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Matt Remle: Tribal nations take a stand to protect Turtle Island (05/22)
With the recent mass demonstrations in Seattle, tribal Nations across Turtle Island continue to lead the larger efforts to combat climate change, ending the desecration of Mother Earth, and towards protecting the welfare of future generations.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (05/20)
Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on water rights (05/19)
Michael Connor, the deputy secretary of the Interior Department who has worked on several tribal settlements, is on the witness list.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Museum features work of ledger artist (05/15)
The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature an exhibit of ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Jodi Gillette exits White House and joins Indian law firm in DC (05/14)
After six years in the Obama administration, former White House advisor Jodi Gillette is starting a new chapter in her career.

Filed Under: Environment | National
DOI approves offshore drilling bid opposed by Alaska Natives (05/12)
Royal Dutch Shell plans to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea, an area used by Alaska Natives for subsistence foods.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation sees $150M in land offers (05/07)
The offers were made to more than 6,500 landowners as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Filed Under: Education | National
Secretary Jewell to deliver Haskell University commencement (05/06)
Over 200 students are graduating this year, as Haskell celebrates its 130th anniversary.

Filed Under: Cobell
Cobell legal team still searching for beneficiaries in Oklahoma (05/06)
About 700 members of the Osage Nation are owed about $9 million from the $3.4 billion trust fund settlement.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm (05/01)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright is making the tribe's opposition to the pipeline clear following the passing of the late Michael Jandreau.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Chippewa Cree Tribe ordered to pay $648K to ousted chairman (04/29)
Ken St. Marks has won three elections but has repeatedly faced retaliation from his fellow council members.

Filed Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Great Plains tribes blast changes at BIE (04/29)
Representatives of the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Indian Education were met with robust and unified resistance from tribal leaders across the Great Plains region.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prepares for Cobell buy-back offers (04/28)
Offers are expected to go out to 8,000 landowners on one of the most highly fractionated reservations in the country.

Filed Under: Cobell | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Cobell scholarship fund being put to use (04/27)
The Cobell Scholars program fund is designed to provide funding for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are attending both post-secondary vocational schools and other 'institutions' of higher learning.

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.

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