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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: Education | Sports
Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascot (03/17)
The decision leaves just two school districts in the state with the racist name.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Battle over federal spending is about to get ugly (03/16)
The money spent on American Indians and Alaska Natives is a tiny fraction, far less than one percent of the overall budget.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri (03/13)
Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians (03/10)
The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (03/09)
Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Omaha Tribe sentenced as habitual domestic offender (03/03)
Terry Harlan has prior domestic violence convictions that were used against him in the latest case.

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.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (02/27)
The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session (02/26)
Contract support costs, the Violence Against Women Act and Supreme Court litigation were some of highlights from the second day of the meeting in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (02/25)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

Filed Under: Environment | National
EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe (02/24)
Elderly and young members had trouble breathing due to strange odors from the Shell refinery and some ended up in the hospital.

Filed Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Closed session at NCAI winter meeting to focus on marijuana (02/19)
Tribal leaders will discuss a new Department of Justice policy next week.

Filed Under: Politics
SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget (02/10)
The United South and Eastern Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association will present their views at the session.

Filed Under: Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing (01/26)
The committee will hear from a panel of tribal, Indian and youth leaders.

Filed Under: Law | National
Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case (01/26)
Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.

Filed Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Major issues ignored in State of Indian Nations (01/26)
As a member organization representing hundreds of tribes across the country, it’s inevitable that NCAI must juggle the interests of some tribal nations that are in conflict with the interests of others.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Building the new digital economy in Indian Country (01/23)
We need a structure to prepare people for jobs that don’t yet exist.

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