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Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Environment | National | Politics
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments (October 12, 2017)
A House committee gave approval to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.

Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters (September 26, 2017)
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.

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.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal
Business | National | Politics
Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (August 7, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation
Business | National | Politics
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation (July 26, 2017)
A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda
National | Politics | Trust
Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda (June 21, 2017)
A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country's agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.

Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (April 28, 2017)
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.

Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
Environment | National | Politics
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.

Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law
Health | Opinion | Politics
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law (February 6, 2017)
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader
National | Politics
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader (February 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.

Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs
National | Politics
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs (January 26, 2017)
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.

Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling
Law | National | Politics | Trust
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.

Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme'
Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme' (December 19, 2016)
Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.

Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election
National | Politics
Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election (October 20, 2016)
The Utah League of Native American Voters is hosting the first-ever Native issues forum as the election quickly approaches.

Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill
National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill (October 19, 2016)
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.

Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster
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Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster (October 17, 2016)
An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.

Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (September 28, 2016)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.

Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'
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Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 28, 2016)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.

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.

Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.

Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab'
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Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 19, 2016)
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
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Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.

Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab
Opinion | Politics
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab (September 14, 2016)
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.

House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill
Environment | National | Politics
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (September 12, 2016)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.

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.

Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah (July 15, 2016)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.

Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (July 13, 2016)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.

Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (July 12, 2016)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.

Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (July 11, 2016)
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill
Law | National | Politics | Trust
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (June 16, 2016)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.

Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument
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Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (February 12, 2016)
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.

Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative (February 8, 2016)
If partisan members of Congress are more interested in being vindictive than developing real negotiations, then the White House may have no choice but to lead the effort to develop a sensible plan

Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement
Environment | Politics
Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement (February 5, 2016)
Chairman Harry Barnes said action in the House will prove more difficult due to policies adopted by the Republican leadership.

Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah
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Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (January 22, 2016)
Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.

John Yellowbird Steele: Bill tries to hijack recognition process
Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
John Yellowbird Steele: Bill tries to hijack recognition process (November 24, 2015)
HR 3764 misreads the Constitution, overturns longstanding historical precedent, increases the bureaucracy and legislative burden on Indian tribes and politicizes the federal acknowledgement process.

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.

Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decision
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decision (October 28, 2015)
Six versions of a land-into-trust fix have been introduced in the 114th Congress but none have advanced very far.

Top GOP lawmaker takes aim at BIA's Washburn ahead of hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Top GOP lawmaker takes aim at BIA's Washburn ahead of hearing (October 28, 2015)
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is using the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal to attack Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn and the Obama administration.

House subcommittee takes up federal recognition bill at hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House subcommittee takes up federal recognition bill at hearing (October 26, 2015)
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.

Bill strips Bureau of Indian Affairs of federal recognition powers
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Bill strips Bureau of Indian Affairs of federal recognition powers (October 22, 2015)
A top Republican asserts that Congress -- and only Congress -- can recognize tribal governments.

Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act (October 6, 2015)
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.

House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 18, 2015)
The proceeding didn't tread much new ground as lawmakers kept Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy at the witness table for nearly three hours.

Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican (July 28, 2015)
Let’s face it: where Rep. Bishop is concerned, the real bull crap is that we’re stuck with him representing us.

Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms
Federal Recognition
Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (March 27, 2015)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.

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 bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe
Environment | Politics
House approves bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe (May 16, 2013)
By a voice vote, the House on Wednesday passed H.R.356, the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act. The bill allows the Ute Tribe of Utah to protect 20,000...

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