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Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained
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Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (December 16, 2016)
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.

Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team
National | Politics
Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (November 9, 2016)
President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.

Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton
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Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton (August 17, 2016)
The election is still three months away but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already making plans for the winner's transition to the White House.

Colorado lawmaker continues tradition of bolo ties on Capitol Hill
Politics
Colorado lawmaker continues tradition of bolo ties on Capitol Hill (April 17, 2015)
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) joins former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R) and former Sen. Ken Salazar (D) in bringing Native fashion to the nation's capital.

Ex-Interior secretary Ken Salazar to work for tribes at law firm
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Ex-Interior secretary Ken Salazar to work for tribes at law firm (June 7, 2013)
Former Interior secretary Ken Salazar is joining a law firm.

Secretary Jewell takes action in Jeanette Hanna controversy
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Secretary Jewell takes action in Jeanette Hanna controversy (May 21, 2013)
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,...

Sally Jewell to be sworn in as Secretary of Interior Department
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Sally Jewell to be sworn in as Secretary of Interior Department (April 12, 2013)
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,...

Senate confirms Sally Jewell as    leader of Interior Department
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Senate confirms Sally Jewell as leader of Interior Department (April 10, 2013)
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...

Obama seeks small increase in Bureau of Indian Affairs budget
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Obama seeks small increase in Bureau of Indian Affairs budget (April 10, 2013)
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...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar bidding farewell after four years
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar bidding farewell after four years (April 5, 2013)
[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...

DOI bars non-essential travel under sequestration of budget
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DOI bars non-essential travel under sequestration of budget (March 27, 2013)
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...

Taos Pueblo leader attends signing of new national monument
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Taos Pueblo leader attends signing of new national monument (March 26, 2013)
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...

BIA    takes role on controversial road for Alaska Native village
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BIA takes role on controversial road for Alaska Native village (March 22, 2013)
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...

Senate committee approves Sally Jewell   as Interior Secretary
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Senate committee approves Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary (March 21, 2013)
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...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe spends $20M settlement
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe spends $20M settlement (March 21, 2013)
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...

Senate committee to take up Sally Jewell nomination at DOI
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Senate committee to take up Sally Jewell nomination at DOI (March 19, 2013)
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...

New Mexico tribes finalize settlement  to water rights dispute
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New Mexico tribes finalize settlement to water rights dispute (March 15, 2013)
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...

Sandia Pueblo  one of first to develop HEARTH Act regulations
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Sandia Pueblo one of first to develop HEARTH Act regulations (March 15, 2013)
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...

Interior Secretary  Ken Salazar in New Mexico for Pueblo events
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in New Mexico for Pueblo events (March 14, 2013)
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...

American Indian College Fund to administer Cobell scholarships
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American Indian College Fund to administer Cobell scholarships (March 12, 2013)
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...

Sally Jewell earns praise on eve of Senate confirmation hearing
National | Politics
Sally Jewell earns praise on eve of Senate confirmation hearing (March 6, 2013)
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...

Federal agencies issue action plan to help protect sacred sites
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Federal agencies issue action plan to help protect sacred sites (March 6, 2013)
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,...

President Obama names picks for EPA and Energy Department
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President Obama names picks for EPA and Energy Department (March 5, 2013)
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...

Alaska Native village  meets Secretary Salazar to discuss road
Environment | Politics
Alaska Native village meets Secretary Salazar to discuss road (February 28, 2013)
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...

Indian programs at Interior face $130M cut under sequester
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Indian programs at Interior face $130M cut under sequester (February 26, 2013)
Indian programs at the Interior Department face a $130 million cut under the federal budget sequester, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Monday. The cuts will take place Friday unless...

Editorial: Let Alaska Native village have  road through refuge
Opinion
Editorial: Let Alaska Native village have road through refuge (February 11, 2013)
"If Interior Secretary Ken Salazar balks at overruling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's myopic decision blocking a short, one-lane road between King Cove and Cold Bay - and it...

Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for  Interior Department
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Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior Department (February 7, 2013)
Tribal leaders welcomed the nomination of Sally Jewell, the chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., as the next Secretary of the the Interior Department. Jewell doesn't have much...

Alaska Native village won't get road through wildlife refuge
Environment
Alaska Native village won't get road through wildlife refuge (February 5, 2013)
The Obama administration today said it won't authorize a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The Alaska Native village of King Cove proposed a road from its...

In The Loop: Sen. Tom Udall suggested as Interior Secretary
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In The Loop: Sen. Tom Udall suggested as Interior Secretary (January 23, 2013)
"So much for a short list. Add another name to the possible candidates for Interior secretary, a post that will be vacant when Ken Salazar departs the agency in March:...

Opinion: Interior Secretary   Salazar's important contributions
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Opinion: Interior Secretary Salazar's important contributions (January 18, 2013)
'Mr. Salazar made many important contributions. Mr. Obama told him to design a balanced energy strategy on the public lands administered by his department, and for the most part he...

Turtle Talk: Indian law and policy review of Obama's 1st term
Law
Turtle Talk: Indian law and policy review of Obama's 1st term (January 17, 2013)
"Sunday officially marks the conclusion of President Obama’s first term in office – as well as the beginning of his second term. And with today’s announcement that Secretary of the...

NCAI praises Secretary Salazar for   'new era of tribal relations'
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NCAI praises Secretary Salazar for 'new era of tribal relations' (January 17, 2013)
Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ushered in a "new era of tribal relations," the National Congress of Americans Indians said in a statement. Salazar made Indian issues a top priority...

In The Loop: Secretary Salazar was  bargain for US taxpayers
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In The Loop: Secretary Salazar was bargain for US taxpayers (January 17, 2013)
"Deficit hawks might be alarmed by the news that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar plans to step down. Salazar, after all, was a tremendous bargain for taxpayers: Thanks to a constitutional...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to leave Obama administration
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to leave Obama administration (January 16, 2013)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will leave the Obama administration by the end of March. Salazar came to the Interior Department as a U.S. Senator from Colorado. He quickly brought Larry...

Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown
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Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown (January 10, 2013)
Three Cabinet secretaries are expected to stay for second term of President Barack Obama but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar remains an unknown. Obama has enjoyed a relatively stable Cabinet since...

Salazar launches review of  offshore drilling operations in Arctic
Environment
Salazar launches review of offshore drilling operations in Arctic (January 9, 2013)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced an "expedited" review of offshore drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, following safety incidents in recent months. Shell Oil has been involved in three mishaps....

Jay Daniels: Everyone  wants to talk but no one wants to listen
Opinion
Jay Daniels: Everyone wants to talk but no one wants to listen (December 20, 2012)
"On December 1, 2011, Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior (DOI), issued Secretarial Order No. 3317 for the purpose of updating, expanding and clarifying the Department’s policy on consultation with...

BIA completes regulations to speed leasing in Indian Country
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BIA completes regulations to speed leasing in Indian Country (November 28, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has completed regulations that will speed up the leasing process in Indian Country, Obama administration officials said on Tuesday. The regulations, for the first time,...

Tentative schedule for White House Tribal Nations Conference
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Tentative schedule for White House Tribal Nations Conference (November 28, 2012)
The Obama administration is finalizing details for the fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., on December 5. The event, as in years past, will...

In The Loop: A possible candidate for  Interior Department post
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In The Loop: A possible candidate for Interior Department post (November 27, 2012)
"Among the names being bandied around for a possible successor to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, we’re hearing two a bit louder of late: former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and John...

Obama announces final approval for Cobell settlement payout
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Obama announces final approval for Cobell settlement payout (November 26, 2012)
President Barack Obama today announced final approval of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The settlement became final on November 24, following an appeal process that went before the...

Editorial: Secretary Ken Salazar apologizes for making threat
Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Secretary Ken Salazar apologizes for making threat (November 15, 2012)
"A Gazette editorial admonished Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar for threatening to “punch out” reporter Dave Philipps. Salazar made a sincere apology to Philipps on Wednesday, verbally and in writing....

Editorial: Secretary     Salazar should apologize for making threat
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Editorial: Secretary Salazar should apologize for making threat (November 14, 2012)
"Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar is a powerful man who answers directly to President Barack Obama. He’s a former United States senator and attorney general for our state. One might...

Speculation begins on makeup of Obama's second term Cabinet
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Speculation begins on makeup of Obama's second term Cabinet (November 8, 2012)
President Barack Obama has had a relatively stable Cabinet since January 2009 but that's expected to change for his second term in the White House. There are conflicting reports about...

Cobell settlement cleared after  Supreme Court dismisses appeal
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Cobell settlement cleared after Supreme Court dismisses appeal (November 8, 2012)
Payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement could go out soon now that the U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the last appeal. Charles Colombe, Carol Eve Good Bear...

President Barack Obama wins  a second term in the White House
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President Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House (November 7, 2012)
President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House after sailing to victory in most of the battleground states on Tuesday. Although election results were not final for...

Supreme Court refuses to take Kimberly Craven's Cobell appeal
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Supreme Court refuses to take Kimberly Craven's Cobell appeal (October 29, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected one appeal in the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. Without comment, the justices declined a petition filed by Kimberly Craven, a member of...

Secretary Salazar anticipates Cobell payments by end of   year
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Secretary Salazar anticipates Cobell payments by end of year (October 23, 2012)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (r) and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn (l) discuss Indian issues prior to their speeches at the National Congress of American Indians 69th...

Obama nominates Vince   Logan, Osage, as new Special Trustee
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Obama nominates Vince Logan, Osage, as new Special Trustee (September 24, 2012)
Vincent G. Logan. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior It looks like Kevin Washburn won't be the only new face at the Interior Department when it comes to...

Senate confirms Kevin Washburn as  Assistant Secretary   at BIA
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Senate confirms Kevin Washburn as Assistant Secretary at BIA (September 24, 2012)
The Senate on Saturday confirmed Kevin Washburn as the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, will now be in charge of the Bureau...

Press Release: Secretary Salazar on Vincent Logan, Special Trustee Nominee
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Press Release: Secretary Salazar on Vincent Logan, Special Trustee Nominee (September 21, 2012)
The following is a press release from the Interior Department. Salazar Applauds President's Intent to Nominate Vincent G. Logan as the Special Trustee for American Indians WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary...

DOI issues management plan for petroleum reserve in Alaska
Environment
DOI issues management plan for petroleum reserve in Alaska (August 14, 2012)
The Interior Department proposed a management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement authorizes energy development on about half of the 23...

DC Circuit weighs contempt case against DOI Secretary Salazar
Environment | Law
DC Circuit weighs contempt case against DOI Secretary Salazar (August 9, 2012)
Like two of his predecessors, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been held in contempt of court but it wasn't for his role in the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. The D.C....

Praise for Kevin Washburn as    Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee
National | Politics
Praise for Kevin Washburn as Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee (August 3, 2012)
Praise rolled in for Kevin Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, has been nominated as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. The Navajo Nation welcomed the announcement by...

DOI releases roadmap for solar energy projects on public land
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DOI releases roadmap for solar energy projects on public land (July 25, 2012)
The Interior Department on Tuesday released a roadmap for solar energy development on public lands. The plan identifies 285,000 acres in seven states where future solar projects will be able...

Background Check: Interview with leader of National Park Service
Politics
Background Check: Interview with leader of National Park Service (July 6, 2012)
"Summer’s in full swing, and unless your family is rather Romney-esque, there’s a chance you’ll be spending some time in one of the country’s hundreds of national parks. Which makes...

House subcommittee plans another federal recognition hearing
Politics
House subcommittee plans another federal recognition hearing (June 28, 2012)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, plans to call another hearing on federal recognition in order to get the views...

Secretary Salazar won't testify for federal recognition hearing
Federal Recognition
Secretary Salazar won't testify for federal recognition hearing (June 26, 2012)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has declined an invitation to testify before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. The subcommittee is holding a hearing this Wednesday on federal...

Moapa Band secures DOI approval to build large solar power plant
Environment | National
Moapa Band secures DOI approval to build large solar power plant (June 22, 2012)
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada won approval from the Interior Department to build a large-scale solar power plant on the reservation. The 350-megawatt solar plant will be...

Keith Moore, Rosebud Sioux, leaving Bureau of Indian Education
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Keith Moore, Rosebud Sioux, leaving Bureau of Indian Education (June 20, 2012)
Keith Moore, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is leaving his post as the director of the Bureau of Indian Education. Moore joined the Obama administration...

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