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Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (September 16, 2016)

Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.


Sen. Akaka to push   land-into-trust fix after November election
Sen. Akaka to push land-into-trust fix after November election (October 12, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will push for a fix to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar after the November election,...


Turtle Talk: Rep. Paul Ryan's negative record on Indian issues
Turtle Talk: Rep. Paul Ryan's negative record on Indian issues (August 15, 2012)

"111th Congress H.R. 3590, Permanent Reauthorization of Indian Health Care Improvement Act Rep. Ryan voted against permanently reauthorizing the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml H.R. 725, Tribal Law and...


Sen. Reed doesn't want land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
Sen. Reed doesn't want land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (October 5, 2011)

Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) continues to oppose efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. Reed is the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Interior,...


Rhode Island governor opposes fix to land-into-trust decision
Rhode Island governor opposes fix to land-into-trust decision (April 11, 2011)

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) opposes S.676, a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The bill ensures that all tribes, regardless of the...


Echo Hawk 'strongly supports'   fix to land-into-trust decision
Echo Hawk 'strongly supports' fix to land-into-trust decision (March 31, 2011)

The Obama administration "strongly supports" a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said on Wednesday. Testifying on Capitol Hill, Echo...


Rep. Young sets March 8 hearing on funding for Indian programs
Rep. Young sets March 8 hearing on funding for Indian programs (March 1, 2011)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the new Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, will hold a hearing next Tuesday, March 8, to discuss funding for Indian programs....


Editorial: Unity needed as Lumbee Tribe recovers from a tough year
Editorial: Unity needed as Lumbee Tribe recovers from a tough year (January 3, 2011)

"Arlinda Locklear has spoken truth to power. We hope that truth inspires her fellow Lumbees to return to the struggle for recognition with renewed determination to make it happen. Locklear,...