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Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick
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Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick (June 7, 2018)

Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.

House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
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House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)

Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.

Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application
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Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (January 13, 2017)

It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.

Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle
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Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (August 16, 2016)

Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.

Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribes
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Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribes (July 5, 2016)

Tribes are here with us today and they have always been here.

Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case
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Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case (July 4, 2016)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve land-into-trust applications in the 49th state.

Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill
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Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (June 22, 2016)

Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.

Appeals court poses tough questions in Alaska land-into-trust case
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Appeals court poses tough questions in Alaska land-into-trust case (March 7, 2016)

For more than 40 years, nearly every Alaska tribe has been barred from following the land-into-trust process but the hold might be lifting soon.

Patrick Sullivan: Court to rule on land-into-trust for Alaska tribes
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Patrick Sullivan: Court to rule on land-into-trust for Alaska tribes (January 5, 2016)

The question of whether Alaska Natives may place land in the same federal trust status as Indian tribes in the lower 48 states was widely thought to have been resolved.

Jenny Bell-Jones: Opposition to tribes in Alaska defies justice
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Jenny Bell-Jones: Opposition to tribes in Alaska defies justice (September 17, 2015)

In the same way that the federal government cannot invent tribes, it also cannot simply eliminate them.

Mark Trahant: Telling the story about tribal sovereignty in Alaska
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Mark Trahant: Telling the story about tribal sovereignty in Alaska (September 4, 2015)

One story was missing from the national accounts of the president’s visit: the role of tribes in determining Alaska’s future.

Opinion: Alaska will lose appeal in BIA land-into-trust lawsuit
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Opinion: Alaska will lose appeal in BIA land-into-trust lawsuit (September 2, 2015)

When Attorney General Richards loses the state’s appeal, and the assistant secretary of the Interior begins taking title to all of that land into trust, what are the remaining options to prevent that from happening?

Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case
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Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case (August 25, 2015)

Alaska Natives who were looking for a new era in tribal-state relations have seen their dreams dashed by the state's top leaders.

Gordon Jackson: Land-into-trust brings hope for Alaska tribes
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Gordon Jackson: Land-into-trust brings hope for Alaska tribes (August 17, 2015)

The state’s indifference to Alaska Natives continues, especially in its abrogation of basic services to Alaska Native villages.

Richard Peterson: Alaska GOP ignores facts on land-into-trust
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Richard Peterson: Alaska GOP ignores facts on land-into-trust (August 13, 2015)

Tribes in Alaska have nowhere near enough money to buy thousands of acres, much less 'millions.'

Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe
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Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (June 18, 2015)

Conflict between tribal and local governments was on full display as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs heard testimony on three bills.

Witness list for House hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills
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Witness list for House hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 17, 2015)

Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

House subcommittee sets hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills
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House subcommittee sets hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 15, 2015)

Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

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.

Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory
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Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory (May 26, 2015)

The return of ancestral territory to an Alaska Native village is historic because the idea of tribal lands in Alaska is growing in both importance and inevitability.

Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska
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Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska (May 4, 2015)

Paranoia over Indian country belongs in the 19th century. Tribes and states all over our nation now work together effectively and Indian country is no longer a barrier.

Patricia Paul: Overcoming hardships and becoming a tribal judge
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Patricia Paul: Overcoming hardships and becoming a tribal judge (March 30, 2015)

As an individual who has experienced a tremendous loss in my life, I found that I can absorb the tragic stories of loss in the lives of others.

Mark Trahant: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty
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Mark Trahant: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty (February 20, 2015)

Do Alaska Native tribes posses sovereignty? A simple question. And, in Indian Country, the answer is usually a quick 'yes.'

BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process
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BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process (December 19, 2014)

After decades of being excluded, Alaska tribes will finally be treated the same as those in the lower 48.

VAWA jurisdiction provision poses special issue for Alaska tribes
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VAWA jurisdiction provision poses special issue for Alaska tribes (December 15, 2014)

The law recognizes tribal authority over non-Indians in Indian Country -- a term that's been in dispute in Alaska for decades.

Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill
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Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page defense bill includes land deals for Olgoonik Corporation and Sealaska.

Opinion: Land-into-trust will help tribes in Alaska meet needs
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Opinion: Land-into-trust will help tribes in Alaska meet needs (July 17, 2014)

Professor says including Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process will help them address economic and social needs.

BIA extends public comments on land-into-trust rule for Alaska
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BIA extends public comments on land-into-trust rule for Alaska (July 1, 2014)

Comments are being accepted until July 31.

Laura Waterman Wittstock: A tribute to journalist Tom Richards

Laura Waterman Wittstock: A tribute to journalist Tom Richards (May 19, 2014)

Alaska Native journalist covered the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act.

NCAI praises inclusion of Alaska tribes in land-into-trust process
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NCAI praises inclusion of Alaska tribes in land-into-trust process (May 2, 2014)

The National Congress of American Indians is praising the Obama administration for proposing a rule to include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.

BIA opens public comment on land-into-trust rule for Alaska
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BIA opens public comment on land-into-trust rule for Alaska (May 1, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting public comments on a rule that would include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.

BIA proposes rule to include Alaska in land-into-trust process
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BIA proposes rule to include Alaska in land-into-trust process (April 30, 2014)

The Obama administration has unveiled a regulation to include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives wait far too long to get a fair shake
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Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives wait far too long to get a fair shake (April 2, 2014)

The Katie John case is at an end. Or perhaps another beginning.

House panel considers Alaska Native and Pueblo bills at markup
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House panel considers Alaska Native and Pueblo bills at markup (February 25, 2014)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup session this Thursday.

Indian Law and Order Commission pushes for reform in Alaska
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Indian Law and Order Commission pushes for reform in Alaska (December 5, 2013)

The Indian Law and Order Commission met in Alaska on Wednesday and urged state officials to recognize tribal sovereignty in order to improve public safety in Native villages.

Judge deletes Alaska exception in land-into-trust regulations
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Judge deletes Alaska exception in land-into-trust regulations (October 2, 2013)

A federal judge has made it in official -- the Bureau of Indian Affairs can no longer exclude Alaska Natives from the land-into-trust process.

Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills
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Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills (July 23, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this afternoon on six Indian bills.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
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Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills (July 23, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a legislative hearing this afternoon.

Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee sets hearing
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Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee sets hearing (July 16, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week on six bills.

Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills
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Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills (May 16, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a lengthy hearing this afternoon on six bills that addressed land issues. H.R.623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land...

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
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Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills (May 15, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will take up six bills at a hearing on Thursday. The subcommittee will take testimony on: • H.R.623, To provide for...

House Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing
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House Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing (May 9, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Thursday, May 16. The subcommittee will consider six bills. They are: • H.R.623, To provide for...

Sen. Begich supports land-into-trust decision for Alaska tribes
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Sen. Begich supports land-into-trust decision for Alaska tribes (April 23, 2013)

Alaska tribes should be treated equally in the land-into-trust process, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said in a press release. In a March 31 decision, Judge Rudolph Contreras said Alaska tribes...

APRN: NARF attorney discusses decision in land-into-trust  case
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APRN: NARF attorney discusses decision in land-into-trust case (April 9, 2013)

Alaska Public Radio Network speaks to Native American Rights Fund attorney Heather Kendall Miller about historic ruling in land-into-trust case: A D.C. district court decision quietly released on Easter Sunday,...

Decision in Alaska case could reopen  land-into-trust regulation
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Decision in Alaska case could reopen land-into-trust regulation (April 5, 2013)

A court decision could force the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reopen its land-into-trust regulation. The last major changes to 25 CFR Part 151 were developed during the Clinton administration....

NARF calls land-into-trust case a victory for all Alaska tribes
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NARF calls land-into-trust case a victory for all Alaska tribes (April 3, 2013)

A ruling from a federal judge in Washington, D.C., is a victory for all Alaska tribes, the Native American Rights Fund said on Tuesday. In a March 31 decision, Judge...

Judge concludes Alaska tribes can follow land-into-trust process
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Judge concludes Alaska tribes can follow land-into-trust process (April 1, 2013)

Tribes in Alaska can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal judge has determined. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has long excluded Alaska tribes from its land-into-trust regulations. Numerous administrations argued...

Alaska tribes excluded from jurisdiction provisions in VAWA
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Alaska tribes excluded from jurisdiction provisions in VAWA (March 25, 2013)

Tribes across the nation celebrated the passage of S.47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, but Alaska Natives are excluded from key provisions in the new law. The...

Rep. Young won't support Alaska  tribes for land-into-trust fix
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Rep. Young won't support Alaska tribes for land-into-trust fix (March 20, 2013)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, supports a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar as...

Daniel Brown: Alaska Natives deserve a refund for settlement
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Daniel Brown: Alaska Natives deserve a refund for settlement (November 23, 2012)

"What does it take to make a believer out of anyone who has never experienced disentitlement or complete loss of a settlement won in the court of law? A loss...

Court backs Alaska Native corporation in shareholder dispute
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Court backs Alaska Native corporation in shareholder dispute (August 22, 2012)

Federal courts have jurisdiction to rule on Alaska Native corporation shareholder disputes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation,...

Matt Gilbert: Not all Alaska Natives cheer 1971 settlement act
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Matt Gilbert: Not all Alaska Natives cheer 1971 settlement act (August 13, 2012)

"December 18, 2011, was the 40th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. There were discussions about the act’s many defining roles in shaping Alaska’s politics. Many celebrations were...

DOI issues consultation policy for Alaska Native corporations
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DOI issues consultation policy for Alaska Native corporations (August 10, 2012)

The Interior Department announced its consultation policy for Alaska Native corporations. Congress authorized the creation of the corporations through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and has passed...

Alaska Native corporation still waiting on land promised in 1971
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Alaska Native corporation still waiting on land promised in 1971 (July 31, 2012)

Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, is still waiting for land promised by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. The law settled Alaska Native claims for cash and...

Alaska Native lands bill passes as part of controversial package
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Alaska Native lands bill passes as part of controversial package (June 20, 2012)

The House voted 232 to 188 on Tuesday to pass H.R. 2578, a controversial bill that includes an Alaska Native corporation land selection. Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, is...

Alaska Native corporation land bill included in omnibus package
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Alaska Native corporation land bill included in omnibus package (June 19, 2012)

H.R.1408, the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act, has been added to H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act. Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation,...

Alaska Native corporation land bill ready for Obama's signature
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Alaska Native corporation land bill ready for Obama's signature (June 7, 2012)

The House passed S.292, the Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act, on Tuesday. The bill authorizes a land transfer for the Bering Straits Native Corporation, an Alaska Native regional corporation....

Alaska Native corporation disputes tribal court jurisdiction
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Alaska Native corporation disputes tribal court jurisdiction (April 11, 2012)

Koniag Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, is disputing the jurisdiction of a tribal court. The Native Village of Karluk, a federally recognized tribe, is seeking to de-merge from Koniag...