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Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)

A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.


Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (February 1, 2017)

The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.


County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal
County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal (June 30, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 12 acres but the land has been in limbo for more than three years.


Chumash Tribe upset by lack of progress in land-into-trust talks
Chumash Tribe upset by lack of progress in land-into-trust talks (March 3, 2016)

The tribe had to go to Congress to pressure Santa Barbara County to come to the table but the two parties remain far apart.


Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case (February 2, 2016)

Stand Up For California was the only group that challenged the Virginia tribe's federal status.


Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition
Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition (February 1, 2016)

The Virginia-based Pamunkey Tribe is set to become the 567th federally recognized tribe in the United States.


Leadership of Chukchansi Tribe appears solid after IBIA decision
Leadership of Chukchansi Tribe appears solid after IBIA decision (February 1, 2016)

Rival factions have been clashing for years but a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs nearly two years ago helped lead the tribe back to stability.


Nooksack Tribe loses bid to prevent some from voting in election
Nooksack Tribe loses bid to prevent some from voting in election (January 27, 2016)

The Nooksack 306 are facing removal from the rolls but a tribal court judge said they can still exercise their voting rights.


Alaska tribe to ask troopers to remove old leaders from building
Alaska tribe to ask troopers to remove old leaders from building (January 13, 2016)

A leadership dispute within the Alaska Native village of Newtok continues to simmer.


Disputed leaders of small Alaska tribe refuse to vacate building
Disputed leaders of small Alaska tribe refuse to vacate building (December 10, 2015)

The old tribal council has refused to cede control to a new slate of leaders who were elected in October 2012.


BIA encourages tribes to assert more control over internal affairs
BIA encourages tribes to assert more control over internal affairs (October 19, 2015)

A final rule governing Secretarial elections calls for tribes to remove the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the process.


Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision
Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision (October 9, 2015)

An anti-Indian group on the other side of the country filed an appeal that will delay the Virginia tribe's federal status.


IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid
IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid (October 1, 2015)

Grand Traverse County argued that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar barred the acquisition of about 159 acres.


Jodi Rave Spotted Bear: Checks and balances on tribal leadership
Jodi Rave Spotted Bear: Checks and balances on tribal leadership (September 28, 2015)

In theory, the Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council should revere our tribal constitution because it’s one of the most important documents for our people.


Chumash Tribe and county finally meet to discuss land issues
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.


DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases
DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases (August 13, 2015)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has been cut out of the picture in an attempt to increase transparency and due process.


Disputed leaders vow to fight for control of small Alaska tribe
Disputed leaders vow to fight for control of small Alaska tribe (August 11, 2015)

The dispute within Newtok has stalled efforts to relocate the village to higher ground.


Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again
Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again (July 14, 2015)

More than 300 people are facing removal


Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands
Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands (July 13, 2015)

Since the beginning of time, Indian tribes and individually-owned Indian lands have been treated much like open range laws in the early years of ranching.


Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation
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.


Opposition group rallies over Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust
Opposition group rallies over Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (July 1, 2015)

The tribe has been seeking to have 229 acres placed in trust since 2003.


BIA not planning hearing for Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust
BIA not planning hearing for Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (May 4, 2015)

The tribe has been pursuing the application since 2003 but has faced intense local opposition.


Miccosukee Tribe renews disputed land-into-trust application
Miccosukee Tribe renews disputed land-into-trust application (April 28, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously approved the application for 229 acres but a county is fighting the request.


Leader of Kiowa Tribe challenges BIA's intervention in election
Leader of Kiowa Tribe challenges BIA's intervention in election (March 2, 2015)

Chairman Amber Toppah has remained in charge of the tribe for more than four years.


County files appeal over Chumash Tribe land-into-trust decision
County files appeal over Chumash Tribe land-into-trust decision (January 27, 2015)

The tribe plans to use a 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.


KGOU: Indian Times review of news affecting Oklahoma tribes
KGOU: Indian Times review of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (July 28, 2014)

This week, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leadership ruling, Cobell settlement delays and tribal climate change program.


Group questions Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation land-into-trust bid
Group questions Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation land-into-trust bid (June 17, 2014)

Group says it's not clear what the tribe plans to do with the land.


BIA approves Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation land-into-trust request
BIA approves Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation land-into-trust request (June 11, 2014)

Tribe plans to use 853-acre for housing but an opposition group has filed an appeal.


IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid
IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid (June 9, 2014)

Tribe has been fighting opposition groups for more than a decade.


Federal recognition reforms might not help tribes in Connecticut
Federal recognition reforms might not help tribes in Connecticut (May 23, 2014)

New regulation requires consent from third parties, an impossible condition to meet in Connecticut.


BIA asks Cayuga Nation factions for information about leadership
BIA asks Cayuga Nation factions for information about leadership (May 21, 2014)

Clint Halftown and the Unity Council have until June 15 to submit information.


Judge won't decide on leadership dispute within Cayuga Nation
Judge won't decide on leadership dispute within Cayuga Nation (May 20, 2014)

Clint Halftown wanted to block his rivals, known as the Unity Council, from the tribe's businesses.


New leaders claim to be in control of Chukchansi Tribe council
New leaders claim to be in control of Chukchansi Tribe council (May 6, 2014)

A leadership dispute within the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California seems to be getting messier.


Cayuga Nation shuts down businesses amid leadership dispute
Cayuga Nation shuts down businesses amid leadership dispute (April 29, 2014)

The Cayuga Nation of New York has shut down two businesses amid a leadership dispute.


BIA issues decision in  Chukchansi Tribe leadership dispute
BIA issues decision in Chukchansi Tribe leadership dispute (February 12, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a decision regarding the leadership dispute within the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California.


George Wickliffe: United Keetoowah Band fights for its rights
George Wickliffe: United Keetoowah Band fights for its rights (January 30, 2014)

While campaigning for the office of Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Bill John Baker promised to work with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.


Nipmuc Nation sues BIA over federal recognition decision
Nipmuc Nation sues BIA over federal recognition decision (January 27, 2014)

The Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs in hopes of gaining federal recognition.


BIA faulted for interfering with Cayuga Nation leadership
BIA faulted for interfering with Cayuga Nation leadership (January 22, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs 'impermissibly intruded into tribal affairs' by interfering with the leadership of the Cayuga Nation of New York, the Interior Board of Indian Appeals ruled


IBIA won't stop United Keetoowah Band land-into-trust
IBIA won't stop United Keetoowah Band land-into-trust (January 16, 2014)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed a challenge to the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians land-into-trust application.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes elect rival sets of leaders
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes elect rival sets of leaders (January 13, 2014)

Rival factions of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma elected new leaders but the Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't recognizing either group.


IBIA dismisses challenges to Chumash Tribe land consolidation
IBIA dismisses challenges to Chumash Tribe land consolidation (November 5, 2013)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed challenges to a land consolidation plan for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.


Groups take Chumash Tribe's land consolidation plan to IBIA
Groups take Chumash Tribe's land consolidation plan to IBIA (October 10, 2013)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals will hear challenges to a land consolidation plan for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.


BIA to reconsider recognition for  Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
BIA to reconsider recognition for Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (September 26, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will reconsider its decision to deny federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe.


Little Shell Chippewa Tribe loses ruling in recognition appeal
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe loses ruling in recognition appeal (June 17, 2013)

The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians lost a decision in its quest to gain federal recognition.


BIA to take another review of  Oneida Nation  land-into-trust
BIA to take another review of Oneida Nation land-into-trust (May 30, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be taking a second look at land-into-trust applications submitted by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The BIA agreed to place about 499 acres in...


Secretary Jewell mum on Little Shell Tribe recognition bid
Secretary Jewell mum on Little Shell Tribe recognition bid (May 16, 2013)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell declined to comment about federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana at a hearing on Wednesday. During the Clinton administration,...


DC Circuit voids New Mexico tribe's 1996 gas business deal
DC Circuit voids New Mexico tribe's 1996 gas business deal (April 30, 2013)

A deal between Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico and a non-Indian company is void because it was never approved by the federal government, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...


IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust
IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust (March 26, 2013)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed a challenge to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians land-into-trust application. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for...


BIA to release money for Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes contracts
BIA to release money for Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes contracts (September 10, 2012)

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma will be able to receive money for its self-determination contracts thanks to a ruling from the Interior Board of Indian Appeals. The tribe...


BIA cites Carcieri in backing Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid
BIA cites Carcieri in backing Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid (June 27, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a land-into-trust application for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California. The BIA approved the application for 6.9 acres on June...


Shoshone Paiute Tribes challenge decision on land consolidation
Shoshone Paiute Tribes challenge decision on land consolidation (September 27, 2011)

The Shoshone Paiute Tribes are appealing a decision that bars them from consolidating land for economic development. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the transfer of 26 acres of an...


Clint Halftown  appealing BIA ruling on  Cayuga Nation  leadership
Clint Halftown appealing BIA ruling on Cayuga Nation leadership (September 19, 2011)

Clint Halftown is fighting a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision that says he is no longer the federally recognized representative of the Cayuga Nation of New York. Halftown was ousted...