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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.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills (07/28)
Bills affect Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in Montana, Nevada and Mexico and a governance issue for the Miami Nation of Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Cobell | Environment | National | Politics
KGOU: Indian Times review of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (07/28)
This week, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leadership ruling, Cobell settlement delays and tribal climate change program.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back agreements come with little money for tribes (07/17)
The starting figure for discussions is about $500,000, a top Interior Department official said.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Raina Thiele: Action plan gets tribes ready for climate change (07/17)
Raina Thiele and Susan Ruffo discuss how the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency will help tribes prepare for climate change.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Opinion: Native Americans get stake in Native Hawaiian status (07/16)
Writer connects Interior Department effort to revise the federal recognition process with discussions about Native Hawaiian sovereignty.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Garden City Group executive ties Cobell payment delay to DOI (07/16)
Indian beneficiaries are still waiting on the final payment from the $3.4 million settlement.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs agreement for Cobell buy-back (07/16)
The reservation is the second-most fractionated in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Environment | National
BIA to start $10M program to help tribes with climate change (07/16)
Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band, has been serving on a climate change task force created by the White House.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (07/15)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics
Garden City Group executive to testify at SCIA's Cobell hearing (07/15)
The firm has faced criticism for delays in the final payment from the $3.4 million trust fund settlement.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal bills (07/14)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: National | Trust
Vince Logan starts work as leader of Office of Special Trustee (07/11)
Osage Nation citizen brings a background in financial and investment management to the job.

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In the Loop: Finding your dream job at the Interior Department (07/11)
In the Loop will lead you to your dream job at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
DOI told to investigate alleged violations of NAGPRA in California (07/10)
Former employee says Bureau of Reclamation office has failed to keep track of ancestral remains and artifacts.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: DOI seeks tribal help in boosting bison herds (07/10)
The U.S. Interior Department is looking to tribes and tribal organizations to help beef up its efforts to promote bison restoration

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics | Trust
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills (07/09)
The bills address land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights issues for tribes in Arizona, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico.

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