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Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (07/30)
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Special Trustee Vince Logan reaches out to Indian Country (07/24)
Tribes have been calling for a 'sunset' to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Interior Department.

Filed Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: A tribute to our great Indian woman leaders (07/20)
In my eighty years, especially the forty-plus years of my involvement in Indian affairs, I have gotten to know many great Indian leaders who were women.

Filed Under: Law | National | Technology
DOJ seeks to open criminal databases to tribal governments (07/17)
Five years later, a key provision of the Tribal Law and Order Act has not been fully implemented.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (07/09)
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (07/08)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit divided on tribal convictions in domestic violence cases (07/07)
The use of tribal convictions in domestic violence cases could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Brian Cladoosby announces bid for re-election as NCAI president (07/07)
The chairman of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington promises to unite tribes as they advance their interests across the nation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit (07/06)
A federal judge ordered the state to fix more than 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to usual and accustomed tribal fishing places.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma (07/06)
The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund and current and former members of Congress are supporting repatriation of the legendary athlete.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules trust reform hearing (07/03)
Trust reform has been on the back burner in the last few years but that could be changing in the 114th Congress.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (06/30)
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.

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: Business | Law | National
Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years (06/15)
The justices granted a petition in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a closely-watched case.

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.

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Yvette Roubideaux to leave Obama administration after six years (06/02)
The physician, who is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was the first woman to lead the Indian Health Service.

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NCAI responds to criticism from Rep. Young on land-into-trust (05/27)
The nation's largest inter-tribal organization said it was concerned about the 'tone and direction' of the May 14 hearing.

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DOJ proposes bill to improve access to voting in Indian Country (05/22)
The Tribal Equal Access to Voting Act requires states and local governments to place polling locations on reservations and in Alaska Native villages.

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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.

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