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Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
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Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization (April 19, 2018)

Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.

Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill
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Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (April 12, 2018)

Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
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Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
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Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)

Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
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Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes (October 19, 2017)

It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect a slate of new leaders.

Sault Tribe vows fight after Trump team rejects land-into-trust applications
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Sault Tribe vows fight after Trump team rejects land-into-trust applications (July 27, 2017)

The Trump administration has made its first major land-into-trust decision and it doesn't look good for Indian Country.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts
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Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)

Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
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Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)

It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.

Aaron Payment re-elected as chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe
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Aaron Payment re-elected as chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe (June 24, 2016)

Chairman Aaron Payment was among a slew of incumbents who were re-elected by voters of the Michigan tribe.

Aaron Payment: Affordable Care Act boosts Indian Country health
Health | Opinion

Aaron Payment: Affordable Care Act boosts Indian Country health (March 21, 2016)

American Indians and Alaskan Natives, long recognized as having the highest poverty rates of any ethnic group, have better access to medical care more than ever before. We can thank the Affordable Care Act.

Chair of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe calls for action on court nominee
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Chair of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe calls for action on court nominee (March 17, 2016)

Senate Republicans are refusing to consider Merrick Garland as Indian Country awaits decisions in cases that affect tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction and protections for Native women.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on tribal budget
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on tribal budget (March 7, 2016)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, supports funding increases for self-determination, economic development, education, health care, housing and public safety.

Aaron Payment: Tribal sovereignty hangs in the balance at Supreme Court
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Aaron Payment: Tribal sovereignty hangs in the balance at Supreme Court (February 29, 2016)

Today, some U.S. Senators are threatening to turn their backs on Constitutional requirements to hold hearings to consider the President’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court.

Sault Tribe approves bonuses and pay raises for all employees
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Sault Tribe approves bonuses and pay raises for all employees (December 11, 2015)

The bonuses will be paid before Christmas and the 3 percent raise takes effect in January 2016.

Little election activity at National Congress of American Indians
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Little election activity at National Congress of American Indians (October 22, 2015)

Brian Cladoosby secured another term as the president of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization after no one ran against him.

Obama picks two for National Advisory Council on Indian Education
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Obama picks two for National Advisory Council on Indian Education (August 26, 2015)

Doreen Brown, who is Alaska Native, and Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, will serve on the council.

Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians
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Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (March 2, 2015)

Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.

Aaron Payment: Soo Tribe faces cuts if shutdown continues
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Aaron Payment: Soo Tribe faces cuts if shutdown continues (October 7, 2013)

Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan, discusses the shutdown of the federal government.

Darwin McCoy unexpectedly resigns from chair of Soo Tribe
Politics

Darwin McCoy unexpectedly resigns from chair of Soo Tribe (May 11, 2011)

Darwin "Joe" McCoy unexpectedly resigned as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on Tuesday night. McCoy didn't give a reason for his resignation, the tribe said...