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Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization
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Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization (May 23, 2018)

After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.

Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing
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Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.

Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
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Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (May 17, 2018)

A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
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Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

Dozens of Indian Country leaders present their budget priorities
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Dozens of Indian Country leaders present their budget priorities (May 7, 2018)

Lawmakers have lined up an impressive slate of witnesses to help them write the funding bill for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
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Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
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Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization (April 19, 2018)

Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.

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.

Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan
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Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan (February 13, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure appears to offer little more than a nod to tribal governments, though his new budget promises support for fixing deteriorating Indian schools.

Key House committee moves forward with funding bill for tribal programs
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Key House committee moves forward with funding bill for tribal programs (July 18, 2017)

Lawmakers are resisting President Donald Trump's budget cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education
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Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy
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Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy (June 7, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.

President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request
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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 cuts
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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 programs
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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 schools
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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 organizations
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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 reorganization
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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 bill
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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 reservation
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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 reservation
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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 Country
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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 agenda
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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 Relocation
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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.