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Tim Mentz: New FCC policy sacrifices our sacred sites for monetary gain
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Tim Mentz: New FCC policy sacrifices our sacred sites for monetary gain (April 4, 2018)

The cultural history of indigenous nations has been chapter upon chapter of defending our rights against corporate America.

Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
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Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.

Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy
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Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy (March 22, 2018)

Tribes are ready to fight after the Federal Communications Commission approved a new policy that they say will make it harder to protect sacred sites and ancestral territories.

Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes
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Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes (March 21, 2018)

More Democrats and at least one member of the Federal Communications Commission are calling for additional tribal consultation as a critical vote approaches.

Tribes object as Trump appointees 'streamline' interests of wireless industry
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Tribes object as Trump appointees 'streamline' interests of wireless industry (March 20, 2018)

Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission are poised to 'streamline' the interests of the wireless industry despite strong objections from Indian Country.

Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations
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Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations (January 23, 2018)

Closing the digital divide is one of the most important challenges facing Indian Country today.

Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country
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Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (December 19, 2017)

Net neutrality is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the internet the same.

Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities
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Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities (December 18, 2017)

The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by  FCC's 'Lifeline' changes
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Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by FCC's 'Lifeline' changes (December 1, 2017)

In the midst of Native American Heritage month, the Federal Communications Commission approved changes to the Lifeline program that will hit people who live on Indian reservations the hardest.

Cronkite News: Indian Country hit hard by changes in Lifeline telecommunications program
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Cronkite News: Indian Country hit hard by changes in Lifeline telecommunications program (November 27, 2017)

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully implemented.

Tim Giago: Fairness policy in media paved the way for more Indian Country voices
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Tim Giago: Fairness policy in media paved the way for more Indian Country voices (October 2, 2017)

When radio first started to make an impact on its listeners around 1929 there was a great fear that it would be used in a lot of ways to circumvent free speech.

Summit aims to boost number of radio stations in Indian Country
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Summit aims to boost number of radio stations in Indian Country (July 19, 2016)

There are 58 radio stations in Indian Country and organizers want to help tribes start more.

Witness list for hearing on telecommunications in Indian Country
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Witness list for hearing on telecommunications in Indian Country (April 25, 2016)

The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing (March 14, 2016)

The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.

Opinion: Don't let FCC cut off Lifeline on Oklahoma tribal lands
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Opinion: Don't let FCC cut off Lifeline on Oklahoma tribal lands (February 22, 2016)

Tribal lands are not colonies to be defined solely in terms of the short-term economic benefits of the federal government.

Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation
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Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation (October 8, 2015)

KDKO got its start on the Internet about 10 years ago and can now be found on 89.5 FM.

Mark Trahant: FCC invents new law for tribal lands in Oklahoma
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Mark Trahant: FCC invents new law for tribal lands in Oklahoma (September 2, 2015)

Indian Country remains well behind the rest of the country when it comes to technology service.

Aaron Schutt: Alaska Native role in FCC's auction benefits public
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Aaron Schutt: Alaska Native role in FCC's auction benefits public (March 2, 2015)

As the President of Doyon, Limited, I am proud of the role that we played in the recent auction, not just because the revenue will ultimately benefit our more than 19,000 shareholders in Alaska and elsewhere.

Blog: Firm saves billions by exploiting Native 'loophole' at FCC
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Blog: Firm saves billions by exploiting Native 'loophole' at FCC (February 26, 2015)

Charles W. Ergen, the billionaire who controls the satellite TV provider Dish Network, and his company are about to make a cool $3.25 billion — courtesy of the American taxpayer.

Gila River Indian Community set to launch television service
Technology

Gila River Indian Community set to launch television service (January 15, 2015)

The Gila River Broadcasting Corporation will air tribally and Native-produced content.

Bryan Brewer: Tribal communities need better Internet service
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Bryan Brewer: Tribal communities need better Internet service (November 24, 2014)

President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe supports FCC proposal to help close the digital divide in Indian Country.

Column: Language police want FCC to bar R-word on airwaves
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Column: Language police want FCC to bar R-word on airwaves (October 16, 2014)

Writer questions petition that asks the Federal Communications Commission to outlaw the R-word on public airwaves.

Opinion: FCC can't block broadcast of R-word on public airwaves
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Opinion: FCC can't block broadcast of R-word on public airwaves (October 3, 2014)

Law professor argues that the Federal Communications Commission can't outlaw the use of racist terms on public airwaves regardless of the issues raised in a petition against the R-word.

FCC will consider petition to outlaw R-word on public airwaves
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FCC will consider petition to outlaw R-word on public airwaves (October 1, 2014)

A law professor is objecting to a license renewal for WWXX-FM, a Washington-area radio station whose controlling owner is Dan Snyder.

Column: Washington team should be worried about FCC petition
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Column: Washington team should be worried about FCC petition (September 29, 2014)

Law professor John Banzhaf has filed a petition to bar the broadcast of a racial slur against American Indians.

Tribes take role in major railroad safety upgrades across nation
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Tribes take role in major railroad safety upgrades across nation (June 4, 2014)

Tribes are eligible for grants to help implement railroad upgrades.

FCC seeks nominees for Native Nations Broadband Task Force
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FCC seeks nominees for Native Nations Broadband Task Force (March 19, 2014)

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking nominations for its Native Nations Broadband Task Force.

Tristan Ahtone: Radio plays a key role in many tribal communities
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Tristan Ahtone: Radio plays a key role in many tribal communities (March 3, 2014)

Reporting for Al Jazeera America, Tristan Ahtone looks at the role played by radio stations across Indian Country.

Opinion: Banning the N-word but supporting the R-word in NFL
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Opinion: Banning the N-word but supporting the R-word in NFL (February 25, 2014)

Professor John F. Banzhaf III discusses the use of racial slurs in the NFL.

Utilities commission hears complaint against Crow Creek firm
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Utilities commission hears complaint against Crow Creek firm (April 10, 2013)

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission heard arguments in a telecommunications dispute involving the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. The tribe authorized Native American Telecom to do business on the reservation....

Two Arizona tribes move closer to establishing   radio stations
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Two Arizona tribes move closer to establishing radio stations (March 26, 2013)

Two tribes in Arizona are waiting on final approval from the Federal Communications Commission to build FM radio stations. The Navajo Nation plans to build a station at Navajo Technical...

Radio station fills airwaves from White Earth Nation in Minnesota
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Radio station fills airwaves from White Earth Nation in Minnesota (March 13, 2013)

Niijii Radio is bringing Ojibwe music, culture, history and news to the airwaves in and around the White Earth Nation in northern Minnesota. Activist Winona LaDuke helped create the station....

Tex Hall: Indian Country needs access to the digital economy
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Tex Hall: Indian Country needs access to the digital economy (November 5, 2012)

"If 90% of public schools in the United States lacked Internet access, there would be a national call to action. If 90% of any ethnic group in the country was...

Byron Dorgan: FCC's proposal poses a threat to Indian Country
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Byron Dorgan: FCC's proposal poses a threat to Indian Country (August 9, 2012)

"What do border security efforts in Texas, health care in Kansas and economic development on an Indian reservation in New Mexico have in common? All three rely on high-speed Internet...

San Carlos Apache Tribe moves forward with radio station plans
Technology

San Carlos Apache Tribe moves forward with radio station plans (June 28, 2012)

The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is still working on establishing its own radio station. The tribe received Federal Communications Commission approval in 2009 to operate KYAY at 91.1...

Witness list for House hearing on universal service fund at FCC
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Witness list for House hearing on universal service fund at FCC (June 7, 2012)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing tomorrow on the Universal Service Fund and its impact in Indian Country. The hearing takes place in Room...

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on USF
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Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on USF (June 5, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing this Thursday on the Universal Service Fund and its impact in Indian Country. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628...

Senate and House hearings on universal service fund and tribes
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Senate and House hearings on universal service fund and tribes (June 4, 2012)

The Universal Service Fund and its impact in Indian Country will be the subject of two hearings on Capitol Hill this week. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a...

Dan Jones: Why you don't see Indian people on television
Opinion

Dan Jones: Why you don't see Indian people on television (April 16, 2012)

"Seen any Indians on TV lately? Probably not, and you’re not likely to. Here’s why: The FCC has allowed the American television Industry, which I like to call “a content...

Law Article: FCC streamlines procedure for FM in Indian Country
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Law Article: FCC streamlines procedure for FM in Indian Country (January 5, 2012)

"The FCC has further streamlined its procedures for encouraging federally-recognized Native American Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (“Tribes”) to obtain new FM facilities. In early 2010 the Commission established a...

Marketplace: Broadband access lagging on reservations
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Marketplace: Broadband access lagging on reservations (April 25, 2011)

"The Obama administration has made broadband availability a major priority. But while access is around 65 percent in the general population, in Native American communities, it's around 5 to 10...