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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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute
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Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute (January 24, 2018)

The Trump administration is continuing to assert oversight in a long-running leadership and disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe.

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.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding
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Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)

President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.

House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill
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House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (September 9, 2016)

Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations (April 18, 2016)

The US and the Native nations must be returned to the status and condition at which time the treaties were signed and enacted, by each nation, into law.

Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases
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Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)

Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills
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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.

Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
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Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)

Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates land-into-trust decision
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates land-into-trust decision (September 18, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is placing 321 acres in trust for the tribe in Massachusetts.

Final guidance issued on taxation of tribal per capita payments
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Final guidance issued on taxation of tribal per capita payments (September 18, 2015)

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final guidance after extensive consultation in Indian Country

Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing
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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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July (June 30, 2014)

Hearings scheduled on five bills, Cobell land buy-back program, Indian gaming and natural disasters.