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House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
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House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians (January 15, 2018)
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a big step forward in the 115th Congress this week.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)
A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)
A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
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Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)
A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Eastern Cherokees see strong support for Tennessee land-into-trust bill
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Eastern Cherokees see strong support for Tennessee land-into-trust bill (January 10, 2018)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is seeing strong support for a bill to restore some of its ancestral lands in Tennessee.

President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon
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President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (January 9, 2018)
Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument
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Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)
Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
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Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)
A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature
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Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)
It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.

Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country
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Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country (December 18, 2017)
The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

Navajo Nation signs contract to implement AMBER Alert system on reservation
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Navajo Nation signs contract to implement AMBER Alert system on reservation (December 14, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is finally close to implementing an AMBER Alert system on the reservation.

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium
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Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)
The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.

Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker resigns immediately after details of misconduct surface
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Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker resigns immediately after details of misconduct surface (December 11, 2017)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), abruptly announced his immediate resignation from Congress Friday, just hours after he said he would step down in the face of a House Ethics inquiry.

House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills
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House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills (December 11, 2017)
Two Indian bills, one helping Alaska Natives with a health facility and the other benefiting tribes in Oregon, are taking another big step forward on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
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Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)
Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks
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Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks (December 8, 2017)
Congress cleared a bill to keep the federal government up and running until Christmas but there are no increases for Indian programs for now.

Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
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Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)
Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.

Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country
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Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country (December 7, 2017)
A bill to provide victim services funding directly to tribes for the first time is making its way through Congress.

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
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Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)
So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
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Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)
President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.

David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River
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David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River (November 30, 2017)
Tribes and several states are opposing plans by the Army Corps to deal with 'surplus water' in the Missouri River.

Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era
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Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era (November 29, 2017)
The first tribal water rights settlement of the Trump era, for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has been executed by the Department of the Interior.

Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change
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Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change (November 28, 2017)
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a major step forward on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration considers changes widely opposed in Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts
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Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill (November 20, 2017)
There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.

Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development
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Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development (November 15, 2017)
Alaska Native corporations and their shareholders stand to gain from energy development of their own lands within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

House panel advances bill to replace 'Eskimo' and 'Aleut' terms in federal regulations
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House panel advances bill to replace 'Eskimo' and 'Aleut' terms in federal regulations (November 13, 2017)
Lawmaker are moving forward with a bill to replace the words 'Eskimo' and 'Aleut' in regulations at the Department of the Interior.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal self-determination and land bills
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House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal self-determination and land bills (November 9, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on three tribal self-determination and land bills on November 15.

Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement
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Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement (November 8, 2017)
A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.

Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington
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Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington (November 6, 2017)
A Republican bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program pulls funds from Obamacare programs, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.

Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
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Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again (November 2, 2017)
Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

House set to approve bill to remove state jurisdiction on Meskwaki Settlement
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House set to approve bill to remove state jurisdiction on Meskwaki Settlement (October 31, 2017)
Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.

House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe
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House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe (October 30, 2017)
A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a critical water project is making its way through Congress.

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform
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Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (October 26, 2017)
With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders call 'empowerment' bill a step in the right direction
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Cronkite News: Tribal leaders call 'empowerment' bill a step in the right direction (October 26, 2017)
Tribal leaders backed a House bill that would give them the ability to control more of their land, instead of having to get federal approval for virtually any use.

Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands
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Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands (October 25, 2017)
Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.

Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs among witnesses for controversial tribal land bill
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Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs among witnesses for controversial tribal land bill (October 23, 2017)
The Trump team's views on the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities will get a public airing this week as lawmakers take testimony on a controversial tribal lands bill.

House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
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House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act (October 19, 2017)
A controversial Indian lands bill that faced repeated opposition during the Obama administration is seeing new life in the Trump era.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
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Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
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Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)
Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.

Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments
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Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments (October 12, 2017)
A House committee gave approval to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.

Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program
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Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program (October 9, 2017)
Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity
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Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)
A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split
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House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program
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Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program (October 4, 2017)
A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program and ensure more adequate funding for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
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House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
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Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K
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Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K (September 29, 2017)
Controversy over the Trump administration's travel practices is growing, with Secretary Ryan Zinke's unusual trip from Nevada to his home in Montana coming under scrutiny.

President Trump upset with Secretary of Health and Human Services over private flights
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President Trump upset with Secretary of Health and Human Services over private flights (September 28, 2017)
President Donald Trump is upset with the official who oversees the Indian Health Service due to his frequent use of private planes.

Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters (September 26, 2017)
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.

Lytton Band questions poll that shows opposition to land-into-trust legislation
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Lytton Band questions poll that shows opposition to land-into-trust legislation (September 25, 2017)
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is questioning a poll that uncovered significant opposition to the tribe's land-into-trust bill, which passed the House with no objections.

New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2017)
The Trump administration's new hire at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is making his first appearance on Capitol Hill and it's on a touchy subject.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
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Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers (September 21, 2017)
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.

Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park
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Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park (September 18, 2017)
Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs
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Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)
Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

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.

Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September
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Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September (August 10, 2017)
September is going to be a mess -- Congress must sort out some really complicated issues.

Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow
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Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow (August 8, 2017)
A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

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