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Ex-Interior secretary Ken Salazar to work for tribes at law firm (06/07)
Former Interior secretary Ken Salazar is joining a law firm.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Secretary Jewell takes action in Jeanette Hanna controversy (05/21)
Secretary Sally Jewell has taken action to address issues raised by an investigation into Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has been the subject of numerous complaints,...

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Sally Jewell to be sworn in as Secretary of Interior Department (04/12)
Sally Jewell is taking over the Interior Department today. Jewell will be sworn in at a private ceremony this afternoon at the U.S. Supreme Court. Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor,...

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Senate confirms Sally Jewell as leader of Interior Department (04/10)
The Senate today confirmed Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior Department. Jewell has served as the top executive at Recreational Equipment Inc.. Though she doesn't have much...

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Obama seeks small increase in Bureau of Indian Affairs budget (04/10)
President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget today and proposed a slight increase in the budget for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The budget seeks $2.6 billion for...

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar bidding farewell after four years (04/05)
[YouTube: Final Webchat with Secretary Ken Salazar] After more than four years on the job, Ken Salazar is getting ready to step down as the Secretary of the Interior...

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DOI bars non-essential travel under sequestration of budget (03/27)
The Interior Department has barred all non-essential travel due to the sequestration of the federal budget. The directive means Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian...

Filed Under: Environment | National
Taos Pueblo leader attends signing of new national monument (03/26)
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico. (Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management) Samuel Gomez, the war chief for Taos Pueblo, was in Washington, D.C., on...

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BIA takes role on controversial road for Alaska Native village (03/22)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be taking on a new role for a controversial Alaska Native village road. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended against building a road...

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Senate committee approves Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary (03/21)
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 19-3 this morning to approve the nomination of Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior Department. The vote came after...

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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe spends $20M settlement (03/21)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced last week...

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Senate committee to take up Sally Jewell nomination at DOI (03/19)
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a business meeting this Thursday to consider the nomination of Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior Department. The...

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New Mexico tribes finalize settlement to water rights dispute (03/15)
Five Pueblo tribes in northern New Mexico finalized a settlement to their long-running water rights dispute. The settlement secures water rights for the Pueblos of Tesuque, Nambe, Pojoaque, and San...

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Sandia Pueblo one of first to develop HEARTH Act regulations (03/15)
Sandia Pueblo in New Mexico made history on Thursday as the one of the first tribes to implement regulations under H.R.205, the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership...

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in New Mexico for Pueblo events (03/14)
Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in New Mexico for two events with Pueblo tribes. Salazar will be at Sandia Pueblo this morning. The tribe is the first to implement...

Filed Under: Cobell | Education
American Indian College Fund to administer Cobell scholarships (03/12)
The American Indian College Fund will be administering the scholarship fund that was created by the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today. The settlement...

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Sally Jewell earns praise on eve of Senate confirmation hearing (03/06)
Indian Country will find a friend in Sally Jewell if she is confirmed as the next Secretary of the Interior Department, tribal leaders were told this week. Jewell, the top...

Filed Under: Environment | National
Federal agencies issue action plan to help protect sacred sites (03/06)
The Obama administration released an action plan on Tuesday as part of an effort to help protect sacred sites on federal land. The Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior,...

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
President Obama names picks for EPA and Energy Department (03/05)
President Barack Obama nominated two more people for his Cabinet on Monday. Gina McCarthy was nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. She currently serves as an assistant administrator at...

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Alaska Native village meets Secretary Salazar to discuss road (02/28)
Residents and leaders of the Alaska Native village of King Cove met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this morning to discuss a road they say will ensure their health and...

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