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Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education
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Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service
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Lawmakers once again seek fixes to 'broken' Indian Health Service (May 25, 2017)
The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.

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.

Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
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Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (July 11, 2016)
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs
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Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (July 5, 2016)
The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill
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A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (June 16, 2016)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.

Appropriations bill includes boosts for Indian Country programs
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Appropriations bill includes boosts for Indian Country programs (June 1, 2016)
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hoping to get the troubled appropriations process back on track this year.

Bureau of Indian Affairs inches forward with school construction
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Bureau of Indian Affairs inches forward with school construction (April 11, 2016)
It's taken more than a decade but the Obama administration finally cleared the way for 10 new school campuses along with another deserving facility.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills (March 21, 2016)
A dramatic proposal to create a new Indian education agency within the Interior Department is on the agenda for an April 6 hearing.

Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs promises to inspect all schools
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Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs promises to inspect all schools (March 17, 2016)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts vowed to take action after a report uncovered alarming conditions that put Indian children at risk.

Bureau of Indian Affairs slammed for safety conditions at schools
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Bureau of Indian Affairs slammed for safety conditions at schools (March 14, 2016)
Indian students and staff are being placed in high-risk conditions as schools go without essential fixes, the Government Accountability Office reported.

House subcommittee to hear from tribes and tribal organizations
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House subcommittee to hear from tribes and tribal organizations (March 14, 2016)
Dozens of tribal leaders and representatives of tribal organizations will present their funding priorities at four sessions this week.

House panel schedules hearing on Bureau of Indian Affairs budget
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House panel schedules hearing on Bureau of Indian Affairs budget (March 8, 2016)
Lawmakers from both parties have been pushing for more funds to fix crumbling Indian schools.

Rep. McCollum urges tribes to 'adopt' all members of Congress
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Rep. McCollum urges tribes to 'adopt' all members of Congress (January 14, 2016)
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus notes there are more than enough tribes to cover all 535 lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Tom Cole and Betty McCollum: Doing what's best for Indian children
Opinion
Tom Cole and Betty McCollum: Doing what's best for Indian children (December 1, 2015)
In recent years and especially in the past months, there has been sensationalized news coverage about the controversial adoptions of Native American children into non-tribal families or their placement into foster care.

House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix
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House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (July 24, 2015)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.

House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill
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House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill (July 8, 2015)
No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.

National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota
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National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota (June 29, 2015)
Tribal leaders will hear from members of Congress and federal officials and participate in the first NDN Talks.

House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian Country
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House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian Country (June 17, 2015)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) introduced the rider to stop the enforcement of a regulation that covers public and Indian lands.

Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda
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Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (June 15, 2015)
The top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.

Bill introduced in House to create Commission on Native Children
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Bill introduced in House to create Commission on Native Children (June 12, 2015)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring the legislation.

National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
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National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Indian school construction put back on track with latest budget
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Indian school construction put back on track with latest budget (February 3, 2015)
Two schools on the Navajo Nation will receive replacement facilities as the Obama administration promises to come up with a new construction priority list.

NCAI hosts Capitol Hill briefing on 'Indian' mascots on Thursday
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NCAI hosts Capitol Hill briefing on 'Indian' mascots on Thursday (December 3, 2013)
The National Congress of American Indians will host a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss the use of 'Indian' mascots.

Protest against racist mascot draws large crowd in Minnesota
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Protest against racist mascot draws large crowd in Minnesota (November 8, 2013)
Hundreds of protesters, backed by a slew of politicians, called on the Washington professional football team to eliminate its racist mascot on Thursday.

Rep. McCollum   joins AIM protest at Washington-Minnesota game
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Rep. McCollum joins AIM protest at Washington-Minnesota game (November 7, 2013)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) will be joining the American Indian Movement today in a protest at the Washington-Minnesota football game.

Rep. McCollum: Don't allow use of racist mascot in Minnesota
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Rep. McCollum: Don't allow use of racist mascot in Minnesota (November 4, 2013)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) calls on officials in Minnesota to stop using the racist Washington professional football team.

Rep. Betty McCollum   co-sponsors   SAVE Native Women Act
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Rep. Betty McCollum co-sponsors SAVE Native Women Act (March 8, 2012)
H.R.4154, the Stand Against Violence and Empower (SAVE) Native Women Act, was introduced on Wednesday. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) is one of four co-sponsors of the bill. Among other provisions,...

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