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Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation
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Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation (June 4, 2018)

Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.

Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office
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Navajo Nation objects as Trump team seeks to 'close out' relocation office (May 31, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting
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Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting (May 8, 2018)

With Indian farmers and ranchers still waiting on a second payout from the Keepseagle settlement, an advisory board created by the historic lawsuit is preparing for its next meeting.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation (April 30, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.

HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
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HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands (April 24, 2018)

Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
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Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
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Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS' (April 18, 2018)

The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs
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Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (April 10, 2018)

The first ever Native Women’s Business Summit takes place April 13-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy
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Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy (March 22, 2018)

Tribes are ready to fight after the Federal Communications Commission approved a new policy that they say will make it harder to protect sacred sites and ancestral territories.

Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes
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Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes (March 21, 2018)

More Democrats and at least one member of the Federal Communications Commission are calling for additional tribal consultation as a critical vote approaches.

Housing Secretary Carson played role in purchasing $31,000 furniture set
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Housing Secretary Carson played role in purchasing $31,000 furniture set (March 14, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson played a direct role in the purchase of a $31,561 set of furniture for his office, according to newly released emails.

Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments
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Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments (March 1, 2018)

American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts
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Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts (February 28, 2018)

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.

Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill
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Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
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Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes (February 15, 2018)

The Trump administration is seeking nearly $1 million to help the newest members of the federally recognized family of Indian nations.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
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Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)

The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session
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National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session (February 15, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
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Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session
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National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session (February 13, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians and Indianz.Com is tweeting so you can relive all of the greatest hits.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic
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Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)

Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
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Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
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National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week (February 8, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and advocates are heading to nation's capital and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is preparing to host them during a particularly busy week.

Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington
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Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington (February 2, 2018)

Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
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National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
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National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)

Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution (January 11, 2018)

Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe whether constitutional reform and revision is important, the response would be an overwhelming yes.

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform
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Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (October 26, 2017)

With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak
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President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak (October 25, 2017)

It looks like Denali, the Native name for Alaska's highest peak, is safe under the Trump administration. For now.

National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement
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National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement (October 24, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians is joining its sister organization across the northern border in seeking a Native component for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states
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Tribes stand to benefit from public safety network as deadline approaches for states (October 23, 2017)

A new public safety network could help Indian Country avoid the types of communications problems seen by the Spokane Tribe when a fire hit the reservation in Washington.

'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.

Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
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Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes (October 19, 2017)

It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect a slate of new leaders.

Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California
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Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California (October 18, 2017)

As wildfires threatened lives and homes in northern California, one tribe raced by boat to stand beside firefighters and opened its doors to those displaced by the flames.

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.

Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin
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Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin (October 12, 2017)

The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is identifying and documenting obstacles faced by Native voters.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)

Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.

County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road'
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County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road' (October 11, 2017)

A county in Oregon has been getting constant complaints about a highway named 'Dead Indian Memorial Road" so it might do something about it.

Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
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Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization (October 4, 2017)

The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.

Wife of Lummi Nation council member injured in mass shooting in Las Vegas
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Wife of Lummi Nation council member injured in mass shooting in Las Vegas (October 3, 2017)

The wife of a leader of the Lummi Nation is recovering after being injured during a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting (October 3, 2017)

Two citizens of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are being hailed as warriors for helping the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president
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Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president (September 21, 2017)

Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
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Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns
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First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)

With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
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Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy
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Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy (September 6, 2017)

The Royalty Policy Committee is once again active at the Department of the Interior and will help guide decisions affecting Indian lands.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
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Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.

Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August
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Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August (July 26, 2017)

Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)

Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
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Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)

The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference
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National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference (June 12, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other top Trump administration officials at its meeting in Connecticut this week.

Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June
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Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June (May 25, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior will speak at NCAI's mid-year conference in June.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization
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Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization (May 25, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has promised potentially 'bold' changes at the Department of the Interior.

Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
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Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (May 22, 2017)

'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.

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.

Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review
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Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review (May 2, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is going to Utah next week but hasn't confirmed a meeting with the Bears Ears Commission.

Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers
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Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers (April 24, 2017)

Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.