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Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
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Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end
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Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end (June 6, 2017)
The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Colville Tribes worried about future of Cobell buy-back program
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Colville Tribes worried about future of Cobell buy-back program (May 31, 2017)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is in doubt after comments made by a top Trump administration official.

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute
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Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute (May 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present
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Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)
Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down
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Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down (May 25, 2017)
Nearly $68 million in offers were sent to more than 3,500 owners on the reservation in Washington.

Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds
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Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds (May 24, 2017)
A top official at the Department of the Interior drew a rebuke for characterizing Indian Country as greedy.

Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust
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Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples (May 1, 2017)
These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.

Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump
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Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (March 30, 2017)
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Steven Newcomb: It's been 130 years of taking indigenous lands
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Steven Newcomb: It's been 130 years of taking indigenous lands (January 13, 2017)
'Time will tell how the Trump administration decides to deal with U.S.-Indian affairs and Native nations.'

Lakota Country Times: County in South Dakota accused of racism
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Lakota Country Times: County in South Dakota accused of racism (September 1, 2016)
The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies is asking Bennett County to withdraw a 'racist' and 'misleading' resolution.

Lakota Country Times: County seeks compensation for trust lands
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Lakota Country Times: County seeks compensation for trust lands (August 24, 2016)
Indian Country has long suffered from the failed policies of the assimilation era.

Steve Russell: The guardian still tries to lecture wards on trust
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Steve Russell: The guardian still tries to lecture wards on trust (October 26, 2015)
As the United States government careens once more to gridlock over paying its bills—past, present, and future—it might be a good idea for Indians to pick themselves up off the floor and quit laughing.

Jay Daniels: Indian lands still face threat from state governments
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Jay Daniels: Indian lands still face threat from state governments (October 8, 2015)
The General Allotment Act was motivated by those who could never be satisfied with enough, but wanted more.

Gabe Galanda: Republicans taking us back to the termination era
Opinion | Politics
Gabe Galanda: Republicans taking us back to the termination era (September 9, 2015)
If the Congress and White House align Republican in 2016, Indian Country will be hard pressed to stop any GOP enactment or re-enactment of draconian Indian policies.

House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills
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House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 11, 2015)
The hearing lacked the fireworks of the panel's last session but Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) still pushed hard for a Native veterans bill.

House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills
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House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 9, 2015)
The bills address specific issues for two tribes and for Alaska Native veterans.

House subcommittee sets June 10 hearing on three Indian bills
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House subcommittee sets June 10 hearing on three Indian bills (June 3, 2015)
Bills to benefit the Miami Nation of Oklahoma, the Susanville Rancheria of California and Alaska Native veterans are on the agenda.

NCAI responds to criticism from Rep. Young on land-into-trust
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NCAI responds to criticism from Rep. Young on land-into-trust (May 27, 2015)
The nation's largest inter-tribal organization said it was concerned about the 'tone and direction' of the May 14 hearing.

Review: 'Hoop Jumper' offers look at allotment era in Oklahoma
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Review: 'Hoop Jumper' offers look at allotment era in Oklahoma (May 21, 2015)
'Hoop Jumper,' by Tulsa native Vicki Lynn Mooney, premiered Thursday in the basement CitySpace Theatre at Civic Center Music Hall.

Bryan Newland: Important context on land-into-trust process
Law | Opinion
Bryan Newland: Important context on land-into-trust process (May 20, 2015)
The lesson to be learned from Allotment and Reorganization (and Termination) is that Indians prosper when we have a homeland and that we suffer greatly when we don’t.

House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated
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House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated (May 14, 2015)
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.

Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud
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Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud (April 27, 2015)
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the authority of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe in December 2013 but the case has yet to be resolved in federal court.

Oneida Nation faces questions over land-into-trust acquisitions
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Oneida Nation faces questions over land-into-trust acquisitions (April 27, 2015)
The tribe lost its entire 65,400-acre reservation to allotment and has been slowly reacquiring the land.

Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base
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Kevin Abourezk: Winnebago Tribe slowly reclaiming land base (May 21, 2012)
"For more than 100 years, white farmers planted corn here, and corn stubble juts today from a tract northwest of Winnebago that the tribe bought in 1997. Tony Wood stood...

Cherokee woman, aged 107, is last original Dawes enrollee
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Cherokee woman, aged 107, is last original Dawes enrollee (March 21, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is down to its last original Dawes enrollee, a 107-year-old woman. Lula M. Hickey Hall was born in 1904. Along with other family members, she...

Steven Newcomb: Allotment   a massive grab of Indian lands
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Allotment a massive grab of Indian lands (February 9, 2012)
"In his Executive Order declaring November 2011 “Native American Heritage Month,” U.S. President Barack Obama said that his administration “recognizes the painful chapters in our shared history.” As a key...

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