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Filed Under: Law | National | Recognition
BIA adopts new policy regarding federal recognition process (06/30)
All groups seeking recognition, clarification or affirmation of their status must follow the same rules.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition (06/30)
Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.

Filed Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota (06/29)
Tribal leaders will hear from members of Congress and federal officials and participate in the first NDN Talks.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process (06/29)
The final rule does not include a controversial provision that would have allowed groups to submit new petitions.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Land buy-back hits milestone with over $500M in purchases (06/26)
More than 24,000 landowners have benefited from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations so far.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
Appropriations measure blocks BIA's federal recognition reforms (06/16)
The rule hasn't been made public but lawmakers don't want to see it implemented or enforced.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (06/15)
The top Democrats on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts (06/08)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.

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: Law | National | Politics | Recognition | Trust
Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings (05/18)
Alaska's sole Congressional representative has managed to inject uncertainty into his legacy with a hearing on federal recognition and another on the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated (05/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) lashed out against the National Congress of American Indians and a Democratic colleague after the motivation for the hearing was questioned.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
No movement on reform of federal recognition process at BIA (05/04)
The final rule was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review but it has yet to appear in the Federal Register.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Recognition
BIA faces fire over latest reforms to federal recognition process (04/23)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn faced criticism from tribal leaders and lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
House subcommittee to hold hearing on BIA recognition reform (04/20)
The title of the hearing appears to point to a sinister motive for the reforms being considered by the Obama administration.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA expected to finalize changes to federal recognition process (03/24)
The rules have been in development for nearly two years.

Filed Under: Law | National
BIA schedules consultations and meetings for ICWA regulation (03/18)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the rule will ensure greater compliance by state courts and child welfare agencies.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up IRRIGATE Act (03/04)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't outright state a position on the bill.

Filed Under: Environment | National
BIA to award another $8M in Tribal Climate Resilience grants (03/03)
The grants will help tribes address climate change and promote ocean and coastal management.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (03/02)
Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.

Filed Under: Law | National
Indian families in South Dakota battle to keep children at home (03/02)
Of the children in foster care in the state, 51 percent are Indian.

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