More: land-into-trust

President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development
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President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development (November 6, 2017)
President Donald Trump so far has hosted just one public event with tribes and a new report about the meeting is raising eyebrows.

Trump administration delays roll-out of controversial trust land rule after uproar
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Trump administration delays roll-out of controversial trust land rule after uproar (November 3, 2017)
In a temporary victory for Indian Country, the Trump administration is delaying the roll-out of controversial changes to the land-into-trust process

Chumash Tribe finally secures county approval for land-into-trust agreement
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Chumash Tribe finally secures county approval for land-into-trust agreement (October 31, 2017)
It took years of work and prodding from Congress but the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians finally reached a land-into-trust agreement in California.

Bryan Newland: Trump administration must explain need for new tribal land rules
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Bryan Newland: Trump administration must explain need for new tribal land rules (October 26, 2017)
Why is the Trump administration trying to make it harder for tribes to restore their homelands? Attorney Byran Newland has questions.

Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs among witnesses for controversial tribal land bill
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Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs among witnesses for controversial tribal land bill (October 23, 2017)
The Trump team's views on the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities will get a public airing this week as lawmakers take testimony on a controversial tribal lands bill.

Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
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Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)
Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.

'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders
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'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders (October 20, 2017)
The uncertain intentions of the Trump administration cast a shadow over the National Congress of American Indians as tribal leaders struggled to decode the sparse policies put forth since the president took office.

House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
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House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act (October 19, 2017)
A controversial Indian lands bill that faced repeated opposition during the Obama administration is seeing new life in the Trump era.

Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
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Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process (October 17, 2017)
Tribal leaders are lashing out at the Trump administration again, this time over rule changes they said will make it all but impossible to restore their homelands.

Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands
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Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands (October 12, 2017)
Where Congress has failed to take action on one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases, tribes are seeing successes elsewhere as they seek to restore their homelands.

Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations
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Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations (October 4, 2017)
The Trump administration is dropping a bomb on Indian Country by proposing dramatic changes to the land-into-trust process.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
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House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

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.

Chumash Tribe reaches tentative agreement in long-running land-into-trust fight
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Chumash Tribe reaches tentative agreement in long-running land-into-trust fight (September 26, 2017)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is close to a deal to end a long-running dispute over its land-into-trust application in California.

President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent
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President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent (September 22, 2017)
President Donald Trump is hoping his popularity will help a Senate candidate who fought the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on land-into-trust issues.

Grand Portage Band celebrates trust status for 145-acre island at Lake Superior
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Grand Portage Band celebrates trust status for 145-acre island at Lake Superior (September 21, 2017)
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is celebrating a historic achievement by reclaiming its ancestral lands in Minnesota.

Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers (September 21, 2017)
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.

Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process
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Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process (September 8, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.

Chumash Tribe still willing to negotiate into land-into-trust agreement with county
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Chumash Tribe still willing to negotiate into land-into-trust agreement with county (August 8, 2017)
A bill to place about 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Cherokee Nation hails approval of land-into-trust application for health center
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Cherokee Nation hails approval of land-into-trust application for health center (August 3, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation now has more than 61,000 acres in trust in Oklahoma.

Sault Tribe vows fight after Trump team rejects land-into-trust applications
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Sault Tribe vows fight after Trump team rejects land-into-trust applications (July 27, 2017)
The Trump administration has made its first major land-into-trust decision and it doesn't look good for Indian Country.

Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion
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Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion (July 25, 2017)
Another pro-tribal legal opinion is on the chopping block as the Trump administration struggles with the land-into-trust process.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe welcomes recognition of authority on ancestral land
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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe welcomes recognition of authority on ancestral land (July 25, 2017)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will continue to provide law enforcement services on its ancestral territory thanks to a bill signed into law in New York state.

Bryan Newland: The #fakenews crisis about the land-into-trust process
Opinion | Trust
Bryan Newland: The #fakenews crisis about the land-into-trust process (July 24, 2017)
Changes to the land-into-trust process will never satisfy critics, attorney Bryan Newland writes on Turtle Talk.

House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
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House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.

Samish Nation still waiting for decisions on land-into-trust applications
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Samish Nation still waiting for decisions on land-into-trust applications (July 20, 2017)
For those needing proof of the delays associated with the land-into-trust process, look no further than the Samish Nation.

Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications
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Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications (July 20, 2017)
In a major setback for Indian Country, the Trump administration is poised to erect more hurdles for tribes seeking to restore their homelands.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
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House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
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Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
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Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior
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Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior (July 7, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is promising to give energy companies faster decisions on their applications but isn't doing the same for tribes.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process
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House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)
A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas (July 6, 2017)
The Quapaw Tribe owns 160 acres within its former reservation in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lummi Nation reclaims land where ancestors were dug up and removed
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Lummi Nation reclaims land where ancestors were dug up and removed (June 30, 2017)
The Lummi Nation officially accepted title to an ancestral burial ground in Washington.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
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President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust
Law | Politics | Trust
Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)
Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe
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Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (June 1, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge has ruled.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present
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Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)
Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case
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Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (May 15, 2017)
Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
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Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust
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Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.

Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands
Opinion
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (April 24, 2017)
For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.

Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
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Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (April 18, 2017)
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
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Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.

Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case
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Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.

Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application
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Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application (March 20, 2017)
The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.

Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department
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Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (March 9, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application
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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (March 8, 2017)
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.

Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands
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Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands (March 1, 2017)
The 200-acre site was deeded to the California tribe on the condition that it be used for housing.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leaders
Politics
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leaders (February 2, 2017)
Five seats on the council, including the chair and vice chair position, are up for grabs.

Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application
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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.

Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition
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Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (January 16, 2017)
Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.

Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application
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Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (January 13, 2017)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.

Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling
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Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (January 9, 2017)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.

Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end
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Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (January 5, 2017)
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.

North Dakota tribe recovers ancestral lands taken by Army Corps
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North Dakota tribe recovers ancestral lands taken by Army Corps (December 20, 2016)
After a decades-long quest, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is finally reclaiming a piece of its homeland.

President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law
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President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (December 15, 2016)
The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.

National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
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National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.

Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon
Politics | Trust
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon (December 6, 2016)
The bills help the Siletz Tribes and the Grand Ronde Tribes restore their homelands.

Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land
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Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land (November 30, 2016)
A total of 44 housing units are in the works on the 166-acre parcel in South Bend.

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