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Daniel Akaka, former chairman of Senate Committee of Indian Affairs, walks on
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Daniel Akaka, former chairman of Senate Committee of Indian Affairs, walks on (April 6, 2018)

Daniel Akaka, a former U.S. Senator and a champion for self-determination, has passed away at the age of 93.

Opinion: Colleen Hanabusa fights for Native Hawaiian rights
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Opinion: Colleen Hanabusa fights for Native Hawaiian rights (January 21, 2014)

Former Sen. Daniel Akaka (D) and Michael Chun, a former president of Kamehameha Schools, endorse Democrat Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Senate.

Sen. Daniel Inouye, Democrat from Hawaii, passes   at age 88
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Sen. Daniel Inouye, Democrat from Hawaii, passes at age 88 (December 18, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HawaiI), a former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, died on Monday. He was 88.

Senate passes Bridgeport land-into-trust, Pascua Yaqui bills
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Senate passes Bridgeport land-into-trust, Pascua Yaqui bills (December 12, 2012)

The Senate approved two Indian bills by unanimous consent on Tuesday. H.R.2467 places approximately 39.36 acres in trust for the Bridgeport Indian Colony of California. The tribe gained federal recognition...

Sen.  Daniel Akaka presides over his last   Indian Affairs   hearing
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Sen. Daniel Akaka presides over his last Indian Affairs hearing (November 30, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) chaired what was likely his last Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday. Akaka took over the committee at the start of the 112th Congress...

Aide to Sen. Akaka confident on   support for a land-into-trust fix
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Aide to Sen. Akaka confident on support for a land-into-trust fix (October 25, 2012)

A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has enough votes to pass the Senate, an aide to Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) said on Wednesday. Akaka,...

Sen. Akaka to push   land-into-trust fix after November election
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Sen. Akaka to push land-into-trust fix after November election (October 12, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will push for a fix to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar after the November election,...

Senate confirms Kevin Washburn as  Assistant Secretary   at BIA
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Senate confirms Kevin Washburn as Assistant Secretary at BIA (September 24, 2012)

The Senate on Saturday confirmed Kevin Washburn as the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, will now be in charge of the Bureau...

Kevin Washburn nears confirmation as  BIA Assistant Secretary
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Kevin Washburn nears confirmation as BIA Assistant Secretary (September 21, 2012)

Kevin Washburn is one step closer to becoming the next leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, went before the Senate Indian Affairs...

Congress clears bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership
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Congress clears bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership (August 3, 2012)

A bill that allows the Tigua Tribe of Texas to define its own membership standards is being sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. In 1968, Congress placed the...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee discusses environment change
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee discusses environment change (July 20, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss how changes in the environment are affecting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Native people often...

Opinion: Native Hawaiian recognition bill resurfaces in Senate
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Opinion: Native Hawaiian recognition bill resurfaces in Senate (July 19, 2012)

"Congress is approaching its annual 5-week August recess (returning September 10). With election distractions and little time left in the 112th Congress, the Akaka bill probably cannot come to the...

President Obama plans to sign Indian housing measure into law
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President Obama plans to sign Indian housing measure into law (July 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama plans to sign an Indian housing bill into law, the White House said on Tuesday. The Senate passed H.R.205 by unanimous consent. The bill, known as the...

Senate Democrats call for inclusion of tribal provisions in VAWA
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Senate Democrats call for inclusion of tribal provisions in VAWA (June 27, 2012)

Tulalip Tribes leader Deborah Parker joined Senate Democrats in calling on Congress to protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from domestic violence.

Sen. Akaka welcomes passage of farm bill with tribal provisions
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Sen. Akaka welcomes passage of farm bill with tribal provisions (June 22, 2012)

The Senate voted 64-35 on Thursday to pass S.3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act. S.3240 includes provisions that were authored by Sen. Daniel Akaka, the chairman of the...

Bill extends Tribal Law and Order Act Commission for a year
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Bill extends Tribal Law and Order Act Commission for a year (February 10, 2012)

Several members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee are sponsoring a bill to extend the Indian Law and Order Commission for another year. The commission was created by the Tribal...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves bills at meeting
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves bills at meeting (December 9, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved two bills at a business meeting on Thursday. The committee approved S.1763, the SAVE Native Women Act. The bill restores tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians...

Sen. Akaka and Rep. Cole: Action needed on  land-into-trust fix
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Sen. Akaka and Rep. Cole: Action needed on land-into-trust fix (November 16, 2011)

"In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court reversed 75 years of policy and practice. The Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934 authorized the secretary of the Interior to...

SAVE Native Women Act aimed at   Indian Country violence
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SAVE Native Women Act aimed at Indian Country violence (November 1, 2011)

The Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women Act was introduced in the Senate on Monday. The bill seeks to reduce the high rate of violent crimes against American Indian...

Sen. Akaka touts self-determination at Native Hawaiian meet
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Sen. Akaka touts self-determination at Native Hawaiian meet (August 26, 2011)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke at the 10th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention in Hawaii on Thursday. Akaka said indigenous people have a...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules two events in Hawaii
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules two events in Hawaii (August 12, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled two events in Hawaii. The committee is hosting an oversight hearing on economic development next Thursday, August 17. The hearing will take place...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee adds land-into-trust fix to bill
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee adds land-into-trust fix to bill (July 29, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.703, the HEARTH Act, at a business meeting on Thursday. The bill allows tribes to bypass the Bureau of Indian Affairs for certain housing...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee backs Virginia recognition bill
Federal Recognition

Senate Indian Affairs Committee backs Virginia recognition bill (July 29, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.379, a bill to extend federal recognition to six Virginia tribes, at a business meeting on Thursday. The bill recognizes the Chickahominy Indian Tribe,...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee   hearing on Native CLASS Act
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Native CLASS Act (June 27, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday on S.1262, the Native Culture, Language, and Access for Success in Schools Act, or the Native CLASS Act. Sen....

Bills introduced to fix  Supreme Court land-into-trust decision
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Bills introduced to fix Supreme Court land-into-trust decision (March 31, 2011)

Legislation has been introduced in the 112th Congress to fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision states that the Bureau of Indian Affairs can...

So far,  a  few  beneficiaries have opted out of Cobell settlement
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

So far, a few beneficiaries have opted out of Cobell settlement (March 16, 2011)

So far, only a handful of Indian beneficiaries have opted out of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit, a top official said on Tuesday. Ray Joseph,...

Sen. Akaka, Indian Affairs chairman, announces retirement plan
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Sen. Akaka, Indian Affairs chairman, announces retirement plan (March 3, 2011)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, won't seek re-election in 2012. Akaka just became chairman of the committee. He told tribal leaders yesterday...

Sen. Akaka takes up gavel of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
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Sen. Akaka takes up gavel of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (February 17, 2011)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) officially took up the chairmanship of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Akaka is the first Native Hawaiian to serve in the post. He will...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hosts first business meeting
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee hosts first business meeting (February 16, 2011)

UPDATE: It doesn't look like the meeting will be webcast. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding its first business meeting of the 112th Congress this morning. The committee will...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules first business meeting
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules first business meeting (February 9, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding its first business meeting of the 112th Congress next Wednesday, February 16. At the meeting, the committee will formalize the selection of Sen....

Sen. Akaka announces members  of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
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Sen. Akaka announces members of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (February 7, 2011)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) announced the membership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in the 112th Congress. Akaka will serve as chairman. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) will serve as vice...

Sen. Akaka to serve as leader of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
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Sen. Akaka to serve as leader of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (January 26, 2011)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) will serve as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in the 112th Congress. Akaka is a longtime member of the committee. His biggest issue has...