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Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office
Environment | National | Politics
Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office (September 11, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill that faced intense opposition during the Obama era is on the agenda again only this time it might get a friendlier reception from the White House.

House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet
Environment | National | Politics
Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C.
Environment | National | Politics
Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C. (June 27, 2017)
A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.

Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda
National | Politics | Trust
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.

Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress (May 10, 2017)
Provisions of S.245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, are aimed at reducing bureaucratic hurdles that have cost tribes time and money.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill (May 8, 2017)
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.

House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village
Environment | National | Politics
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village (April 4, 2017)
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.

Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (March 23, 2017)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.

House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader
National | Politics
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader (February 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.

Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs
National | Politics
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs (January 26, 2017)
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.

Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road'
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (January 11, 2017)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.

Indian Republicans associated with Donald Trump seek trust land changes
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Indian Republicans associated with Donald Trump seek trust land changes (December 5, 2016)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) and Ross Swimmer, a former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are floating some interesting ideas.

Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline (September 14, 2016)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.

Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue
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Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (July 13, 2016)
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.

Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill
Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills
National | Politics
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills (May 19, 2016)
Indigenous youth and their colleagues got a special look at the legislative process thanks to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).

Miami Tribe credits legislative success to support from lawmakers
Law | National
Miami Tribe credits legislative success to support from lawmakers (March 1, 2016)
The tribe isn't a big lobbyist or big political contributor but managed to win passage of two bills in the 114th Congress.

Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
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Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 25, 2016)
H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act, and H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, saw strong support at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Law | National | Politics
Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 24, 2016)
Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates fall behind in the big money wars
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates fall behind in the big money wars (February 9, 2016)
Native Americans make up .37 percent of Congress (that’s about one-third of one percent) compared to about 2 percent of the country’s population as a whole.

USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.

House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (December 8, 2015)
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.

FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon
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FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon (November 20, 2015)
The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.

Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (October 29, 2015)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.

Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House
Environment | National | Politics
Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House (October 9, 2015)
The lopsided vote on the Native American Energy Act came after Republicans fell into disarray due to leadership issues on Capitol Hill.

White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote
Environment | Law | National | Politics
White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote (October 8, 2015)
The Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration against a stand-alone Indian bill for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.

Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act (October 6, 2015)
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (September 30, 2015)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.

Native Hawaiians take another step towards federal recognition
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Native Hawaiians take another step towards federal recognition (September 29, 2015)
Congress has enacted more than 150 laws to address Native Hawaiian housing, land and education but the lack of a formal government-to-government relationship has posed problems

Chumash Tribe and county finally meet to discuss land issues
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Chumash Tribe and county finally meet to discuss land issues (September 25, 2015)
It took some prodding from Congress, but officials in Santa Barbara County, California, sat down with the tribe for the first time in a decade.

Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures
Law | National | Politics
Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures (September 21, 2015)
A bill to benefit an Alaska Native health corporation and another for the Navajo Nation are ready for President Barack Obama's signature.

Politicians in Ohio oppose use of Alaska Native name for peak
Environment | National | Politics
Politicians in Ohio oppose use of Alaska Native name for peak (September 1, 2015)
North America's highest peak was originally named for president William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska.

County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe
National | Trust
County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe (August 26, 2015)
Chairman Vincent Armenta accepted an invitation to talk but warned of a potential distraction to the process.

Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (August 6, 2015)
The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.

House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills
Business | Environment | Politics
House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (July 23, 2015)
Lawmakers weigh land-into-trust and subsistence issues at sparsely-attended hearing.

House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills
Environment | Politics | Trust
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (July 20, 2015)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.

Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing
Law | National | Politics
Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing (July 16, 2015)
Leaders of Zuni Pueblo and the Navajo Nation disagreed on the division of a former military site near their reservations.

Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation
Law | Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (July 3, 2015)
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.

Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe
Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting
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Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting (June 17, 2015)
Tribal and business leaders hear about action, and inaction, on Indian legislation in the 114th Congress.

House committee approves Morongo Band and Alaska Native bills
Health | Politics | Trust
House committee approves Morongo Band and Alaska Native bills (June 12, 2015)
One bill settles a long-running land dispute while the other paves the way for an expansion of an Alaska Native health facility.

House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills
National | Politics | Trust
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.

Bill introduced to resolve Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's land claim
Law | Politics | Federal Recognition
Bill introduced to resolve Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's land claim (June 9, 2015)
The tribe is willing to drop its claim, plus $270.6 million in potential compensation, as part of a deal with Congress.

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.

Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings
Law | National | Politics | Federal Recognition | Trust
Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings (May 18, 2015)
Alaska's sole Congressional representative has managed to inject uncertainty into his legacy with a hearing on federal recognition and another on the land-into-trust process.

Rep. Torres issues statement on heated exchange at hearing
National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Torres issues statement on heated exchange at hearing (May 15, 2015)
The new member of Congress incurred the wrath of an anger-prone Rep. Don Young, Republican of Alaska.

House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated
Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills
Health | National | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (April 14, 2015)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.

Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms
Federal Recognition
Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (March 27, 2015)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.

In The Loop: Rep. Don Young offers a solution to homelessness
Environment | Politics
In The Loop: Rep. Don Young offers a solution to homelessness (March 6, 2015)
The always outspoken congressman from Alaska thinks the endangered gray wolf might be an answer.

House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel
National | Politics
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (January 28, 2015)
Republicans adopted a reorganization that adds Insular Affairs to the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting
Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (January 27, 2015)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.

Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska
Law | National | Politics
Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 12, 2014)
The bill heads to President Barack Obama a week after Vice President Joe Biden drew new attention to the issue.

House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation
Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation (November 14, 2014)
Both measures passed by voice votes as lawmakers returned to work after the November election.

Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep
National | Politics
Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep (November 5, 2014)
The incumbent Republican will serve a 22nd term as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.

Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy
National | Politics
Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy (October 24, 2014)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has urged the Congressman to apologize for remarks he made about suicide.

Rep. Don Young blames government 'largesse' for suicide rate
Politics
Rep. Don Young blames government 'largesse' for suicide rate (October 23, 2014)
Alaska's lone congressional representative expands on controversial comments in a state with the highest suicide rate.

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