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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.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
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.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
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.

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 | Politics
GOP candidate compared jihadists to 'bad guys' in Westerns (05/08)
National Congress of Americans Indians President is criticizing Mike Huckabee's use of 'hurtful' stereotypes.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes seek access to criminal system in child placement cases (04/20)
The state of Washington will no longer provide criminal background check information to tribes.

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.

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