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President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget requestFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cutsFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
Appropriations bill includes boosts for Indian Country programsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Appropriations bill includes boosts for Indian Country programs (June 1, 2016)
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hoping to get the troubled appropriations process back on track this year.
Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs promises to inspect all schoolsFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs promises to inspect all schools (March 17, 2016)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts vowed to take action after a report uncovered alarming conditions that put Indian children at risk.
House subcommittee to hear from tribes and tribal organizationsFiled Under: National | Politics
House subcommittee to hear from tribes and tribal organizations (March 14, 2016)
Dozens of tribal leaders and representatives of tribal organizations will present their funding priorities at four sessions this week.
Lakota Country Times: Great Plains tribes halt BIE reorganizationFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Great Plains tribes halt BIE reorganization (March 2, 2016)
A recent effort by the federal government to centralize the Bureau of Indian Education and closure of several reservation based tribal education offices has been thwarted by a coalition of Lakota stakeholders.
House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations billFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill (July 8, 2015)
No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.
Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (June 23, 2015)
A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (June 22, 2015)
The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.
House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian Country (June 17, 2015)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) introduced the rider to stop the enforcement of a regulation that covers public and Indian lands.
Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agendaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (June 15, 2015)
The top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.
Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian RelocationFiled Under: National | Politics
Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation (February 9, 2015)
An effort that was supposed to cost $41 million and take five years has ended up costing $546 million and has lasted four decades.

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