Joint Rep. Cole and Rep. Kildee statement on Cobell settlement (December 8, 2009)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D-Michigan), Co-Chairs of the House Native American Caucus, praised today’s announcement of a long-awaited settlement of the Cobell lawsuit regarding the...
Ponca Tribe opens smoke shop on trust land in Iowa (December 8, 2009)
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska opened a smoke shop on trust land in Iowa. Ponca Smoke Signals is the tribe's first retail venture through the Ponca Economic Development Corporation....
BIA won't acquire surplus land for Narragansett Tribe (December 8, 2009)
After seeking a number of extensions, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has dropped efforts to acquire surplus U.S. Navy property for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island. In a letter...
Statement by Sen. McCain on Cobell Settlement (December 8, 2009)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) issued the following statement regarding the Administration's announcement of a settlement agreement in the protracted and highly contentions Cobell v. Salazar class-action lawsuit. “The financial mismanagement...
Backlogs at Interior Department subject of hearing (December 8, 2009)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow to focus on backlogs at the Interior Department. Land-into-trust, land title, probate and other backlogs often affect the ability of...
Gyasi Ross: An exit interview by a Super Fancy Skin (December 8, 2009)
"Gyasi Ross interviews Gyasi “Fancy Skin” Ross and gives insight about this blog, life and his plans for the future. Gyasi Ross (“Gyasi Ross”): Hey, how’re you doing? Thanks...
Mark Trahant: Work together for health care reform (December 8, 2009)
"What do we want in a health care system? It’s a question Dr. Donald Berwick asked an audience of 5,000-plus people at the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s National Forum...
Charles Trimble: On being an 'insignificant nobody' (December 8, 2009)
In 1972, not long before I went to Washington to serve as executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, I was taken up on a high hill for...
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