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Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service
Health | National | Politics
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.

Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)
For decades, and even centuries, massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and similar developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement
Environment | National | Politics
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement (December 5, 2016)
Key Democrats in Congress are joining Indian Country in celebrating the historic decision to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline but one lawmaker isn't on board.

Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward
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Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (September 22, 2016)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.

Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill
Environment | National | Politics
Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill (September 21, 2016)
With Republican lawmakers continuing to ignore the growing #NoDAPL movement, Democrats on Capitol Hill are taking matters into their own hands.

Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill
Politics | Federal Recognition
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (September 16, 2016)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.

Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline (September 14, 2016)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.

Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path
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Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)
The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.

House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
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.

House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe
National | Politics | Trust
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (July 14, 2016)
Only one lawmaker cast a vote against H.R.1157, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act.

USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.

House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (December 8, 2015)
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.

Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (October 29, 2015)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.

Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing
Law | National | Politics
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.

House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute
National | Politics | Trust
House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute (July 14, 2015)
The tribe and a non-Indian landowner have agreed to swap equal portions of land in order to settle the dispute.

House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel
National | Politics
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (January 28, 2015)
Republicans adopted a reorganization that adds Insular Affairs to the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting
Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (January 27, 2015)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.

House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation
Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation (November 14, 2014)
Both measures passed by voice votes as lawmakers returned to work after the November election.

Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix
Law | Politics | Trust
Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix (July 15, 2014)
The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee is calling the shots.

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs  sets hearing
Politics | Federal Recognition
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (March 12, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs has scheduled its first hearing of the 113th Congress. The subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on federal recognition next Tuesday,...

Democrat Raul Ruiz beats  Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R)  in California
Politics
Democrat Raul Ruiz beats Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) in California (November 7, 2012)
Democrat Raul Ruiz pulled out a surprise win against Republican Mary Bono Mack, who labeled her opponent as "anti-American" because he participated in Native protests in the 1990s. Bono Mack...

Opinion: Tribes blast  Rep. Mary Bono Mack's campaign attacks
Opinion
Opinion: Tribes blast Rep. Mary Bono Mack's campaign attacks (October 24, 2012)
"The strong reaction by Inland American Indians against U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack’s campaign for attacking Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz for his participation in Native American protests in Massachusetts in...

ICT Interview: Raul Ruiz discusses 1997 arrest at Native protest
Opinion
ICT Interview: Raul Ruiz discusses 1997 arrest at Native protest (October 23, 2012)
"In 1997, Raul Ruiz, a 25-year-old Harvard medical student, participated in the annual Thanksgiving Day protest in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with the United American Indians of New England (UAINE), a group...

Agua Caliente Band slams Rep. Mary Bono Mack for comments
Politics
Agua Caliente Band slams Rep. Mary Bono Mack for comments (October 19, 2012)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians says Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-California) has insulted all Native Americans in her campaign against Democratic opponent Raul Ruiz. Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe...

Rep.  Mary Bono Mack blasts opponent  for  1997  Native protest
Politics
Rep. Mary Bono Mack blasts opponent for 1997 Native protest (October 16, 2012)
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-California) released an ad that characterized her Democratic opponent Raul Ruiz as a "radical" because he took part in protests on Thanksgiving Day. As a...

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