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Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Filed Under: Trust
Special Trustee Vince Logan seeks nominees for advisor board (12/01)
Nine members will be chosen to advise the Special Trustee on management and reform issues.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI issues status report on Cobell land consolidation program (11/20)
After a year, the program is seeing an improvement in acceptance rates and will be expanding to more reservations.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Thousands missing out on share of Cobell settlement payments (09/29)
In Minnesota, over 7,300 members of the Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth tribes haven't seen their money.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion
Jay Daniels: Still waiting on that final Cobell settlement payment (09/15)
Jay Daniels discusses some of the problems affecting the distribution of the final payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Secretary Jewell issues order and guidance on trust relationship (08/21)
Order will help Interior Department bureaus and offices carry out their responsibilities to tribes and individual Indians.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion
Jay Daniels: Land consolidation program isn't really working (07/22)
Jay Daniels takes issue with the handling of the $1.4 billion Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Filed Under: National | Trust
Vince Logan starts work as leader of Office of Special Trustee (07/11)
Osage Nation citizen brings a background in financial and investment management to the job.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Senate confirms Vince Logan to run Office of the Special Trustee (06/26)
Position has been vacant since the start of the Obama administration in January 2009.

Filed Under: National
Indian Times: Weekly recap of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (05/19)
Tobacco compact, Indian education, federal nominees and the minimum wage were in the news.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust | World
Sen. Tester presses for confirmation of three Indian nominees (05/12)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is calling on the Senate to confirm three tribal members to important posts.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Trust
Interior Department opposes bill to end Office of Special Trustee (05/08)
The Obama administration opposes a bill to eliminate the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Indian bills (05/07)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a legislative hearing this afternoon.

Filed Under: Politics
House Interior Appropriations panel to hear from Indian Country (04/07)
Dozens of tribal leaders and representatives of Indian organizations are on Capitol Hill this week to share their views on the federal government's budget.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
OST helps members of two Colorado tribes develop their wills (03/18)
The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is helping members of Colorado tribes develop wills.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
New Obama budget includes $139M for Office of Special Trustee (03/04)
The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians will see $139 million under the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal that President Barack Obama released.

Filed Under: Cobell | Law | National | Trust
Native Sun News: Obama administration skirts Indian preference (02/20)
Indian Preference is a term that is often misunderstood and is mistakenly identified with Affirmative Action.

Filed Under: Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (01/29)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon on S.919, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting, hearing (01/27)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing on Wednesday.

Filed Under: Cobell
Second Cobell payout expected to top $10M for Wyoming (01/20)
Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are expected to receive more than $10 million in the second round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

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