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Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
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Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill (April 18, 2018)

When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.

'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
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'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails (April 17, 2018)

A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
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Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill (April 17, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

House committee sets markup on bill to protect Alaska Native artists
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House committee sets markup on bill to protect Alaska Native artists (April 16, 2018)

A bill to protect Alaska Native artists from being punished for practicing their traditions is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

Yet another tribal homelands measure slated for action on Capitol Hill
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Yet another tribal homelands measure slated for action on Capitol Hill (April 16, 2018)

With land-into-trust in limbo under the Trump administration, tribes continue to turn to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance.

Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country
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Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
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Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility
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House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
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Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election (April 11, 2018)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House with unusual ties to Indian Country, won't seek re-election.

Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities
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Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities (March 26, 2018)

Indian Country still has a lot of work to do to ensure the federal government lives up to its treaty and trust responsibilities.

Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country
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Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

A bill that was born out of tragedy in Indian Country has cleared its final hurdle in the 115th Congress.

Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill
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Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)

Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.

Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks
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Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks (March 22, 2018)

Witnesses and panelists at a House hearing agreed that something needs to be done to close an $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in the national parks, but differed on how to pay for it.

Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill
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Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Indian programs are not a part of the policy disputes in Congress, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service would have operations suspended during a government shutdown

Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill
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Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.

New bill repeals old prohibition on distilleries in Indian Country
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New bill repeals old prohibition on distilleries in Indian Country (March 19, 2018)

A vestige of a paternalistic era might finally be coming down, leading to more economic development in Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing
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Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing (March 16, 2018)

The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.

Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools
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Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools (March 15, 2018)

Students across the nation, including many in Indian Country, are demanding action on gun reform in hopes of preventing violence at their places of learning.

Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site
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Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site (March 9, 2018)

Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called for change.

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
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Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike
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Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike (February 27, 2018)

The mother of Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation, is hailing action on a bill to protect children across Indian Country.

Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle
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Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle (February 26, 2018)

A bill to help tribes develop AMBER Alert systems on their reservations is getting closer to final passage on Capitol Hill.

Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress
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Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress (February 26, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.

Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill
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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers question management of Indian schools
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Cronkite News: Lawmakers question management of Indian schools (February 15, 2018)

A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers that his agency is making 'strong improvements' in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau’s budget.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
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Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown
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Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown (February 9, 2018)

A brief government shutdown ended amid opposition from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates.

Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers
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Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers (February 8, 2018)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented, all-day floor speech demanding a vote on #Dreamers legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open.

Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
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Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program
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Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program (February 5, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.

Witness list for House hearing on Alaska and Arizona tribal bills

Witness list for House hearing on Alaska and Arizona tribal bills (February 5, 2018)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on land bills affecting tribes in Alaska and Arizona.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)

There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.

Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
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Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (February 2, 2018)

One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on two more tribal land bills
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House subcommittee schedules hearing on two more tribal land bills (February 1, 2018)

Two tribal land bills are getting their first hearing in the 115th Congress.

GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election
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GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)

It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.

State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country
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State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country (January 31, 2018)

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation was among the guests at the State of the Union.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
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Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)

It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)

Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues
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Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues (January 23, 2018)

The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.

President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
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President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown (January 23, 2018)

The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion.

Trump administration paves way for contested road to Native village
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Trump administration paves way for contested road to Native village (January 22, 2018)

The change in power in the nation's capital has proven beneficial for a Native community thousands of miles away.

Bill to restore Eastern Cherokee homelands moves forward in Congress
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Bill to restore Eastern Cherokee homelands moves forward in Congress (January 18, 2018)

A bill to return ancestral lands in Tennessee to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)

Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.

House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies
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House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies (January 17, 2018)

H.R.4506, the Jobs for Tribes Act, promotes entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.

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
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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.