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National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation
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National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation (October 18, 2017)
The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the 'swift confirmation' of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
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Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process (October 17, 2017)
Tribal leaders are lashing out at the Trump administration again, this time over rule changes they said will make it all but impossible to restore their homelands.

Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
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Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization (October 4, 2017)
The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.

Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington
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Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington (August 29, 2017)
The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal
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Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (August 7, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process
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House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)
A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law
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Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law (June 26, 2017)
Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.

Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda
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Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda (June 21, 2017)
A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country's agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
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Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot (June 20, 2017)
Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the 'racist' name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (June 15, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation
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Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation (June 14, 2017)
The Swinomish Tribe has won another ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the transport of crude oil through its reservation in Washington.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
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Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)
The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)
The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June
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Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June (May 25, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will speak at NCAI's mid-year conference in June.

Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs
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Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)
Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.

President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group
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President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group (May 3, 2017)
The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.

Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department
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Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (March 1, 2017)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.

New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline
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New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) is toeing the Republican party line when it comes to the controversial project.

Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era
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Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era (February 14, 2017)
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.

Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates
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Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (February 13, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.

First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era
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First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era (February 13, 2017)
National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby is delivering the speech in Washington, D.C.

More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
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More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.

Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office
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Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office (January 27, 2017)
New leaders at the Department of Justice and the Department of the Army will get a chance to put their mark on the lawsuit.

Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington
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Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington (November 10, 2016)
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.

Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline
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Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline (October 24, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee's energy adviser happens to be one of the biggest defenders of the controversial pipeline.

NCAI President: A 'terrible job' at health care for the first Americans
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NCAI President: A 'terrible job' at health care for the first Americans (October 14, 2016)
It's no secret that the Indian Health Service is woefully inadequate.

Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline (October 13, 2016)
A legal, regulatory and political push continues in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI convention
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Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI convention (October 12, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is in Phoenix, Arizona, for the National Congress of American Indians 73rd annual convention.

President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference
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President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference (September 27, 2016)
The president's speech barely hit the 12-minute mark but enthusiasm was strong among the hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C.

Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path
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Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)
The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.

Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota
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Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota (August 11, 2016)
The president of the National Congress of American Indians calls on the federal government to do more to protect voting rights in Indian Country.

Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
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Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.

Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12
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Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12 (June 15, 2016)
Tribes and tribal organizations say the new regulations will help prevent the breakup of families in their communities.

Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation
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Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation (June 15, 2016)
H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, is the first comprehensive trust reform package to clear Congress in more than two decades.

Congress passes first comprehensive Indian trust bill in decades
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Congress passes first comprehensive Indian trust bill in decades (June 10, 2016)
Tribes and tribal organizations support H.R.812, theIndian Trust Asset Reform Act, but the Obama administration does not.

Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country
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Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country (May 24, 2016)
The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.

Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda
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Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda (March 28, 2016)
Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.

Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
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Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
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Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)
Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

House set for debate and vote on Indian Trust Asset Reform Act
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House set for debate and vote on Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (February 23, 2016)
H.R.812, the first major trust reform bill in decades, is supported by Indian Country but opposed by the Obama administration.

Indian Country battles dental industry over dental health aides
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Indian Country battles dental industry over dental health aides (February 16, 2016)
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leading the way for dental health aide therapists after a successful effort in Alaska.

NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill
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NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill (January 14, 2016)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, goes beyond a clean fix of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

NCAI President Cladoosby set to deliver State of Indian Nations
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NCAI President Cladoosby set to deliver State of Indian Nations (January 11, 2016)
President Brian Cladoosby will outline some of the successes and challenges facing Indian Country in the January 14 speech.

Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington
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Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington (January 4, 2016)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby said the tribe was taking action in order to improve oral health care among Native Americans.

Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post
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Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post (December 10, 2015)
As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.

Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe sentenced for theft
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Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe sentenced for theft (November 10, 2015)
Thomas J. Schlicker admitted that he stole more than $33,000 from the tribe by directing funds to a secret bank account.

Agua Caliente Band seeks support at critical stage in water rights case
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Agua Caliente Band seeks support at critical stage in water rights case (November 2, 2015)
Tribal advocates are worried that a negative ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could have an impact across Indian Country.

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.

National Congress of American Indians in California for big meet
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National Congress of American Indians in California for big meet (October 19, 2015)
Thousands of tribal leaders are in San Diego this week to hear from federal officials, members of Congress and their peers about a wide range of health, education and policy issues.

Juana Majel-Dixon challenges Brian Cladoosby for NCAI post
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Juana Majel-Dixon challenges Brian Cladoosby for NCAI post (September 25, 2015)
The election for president takes place during the National Congress of American Indians annual conference in October.

Suit alleges tribal leaders received kickbacks from lobbying firm
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Suit alleges tribal leaders received kickbacks from lobbying firm (July 29, 2015)
A former employee claims Ernie Stevens, Brian Cladoosby and Brian Patterson were paid to help the business land more contracts.

Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case
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Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (July 9, 2015)
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs
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Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (July 8, 2015)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Brian Cladoosby announces bid for re-election as NCAI president
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Brian Cladoosby announces bid for re-election as NCAI president (July 7, 2015)
The chairman of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington promises to unite tribes as they advance their interests across the nation.

Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit
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Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit (July 6, 2015)
A federal judge ordered the state to fix more than 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to usual and accustomed tribal fishing places.

Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts
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Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts (June 8, 2015)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.

GOP candidate compared jihadists to 'bad guys' in Westerns
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GOP candidate compared jihadists to 'bad guys' in Westerns (May 8, 2015)
National Congress of Americans Indians President is criticizing Mike Huckabee's use of 'hurtful' stereotypes.

Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA
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Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (March 9, 2015)
Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.

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