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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for first field oversight hearing

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for first field oversight hearing (April 19, 2017)
The hearing will look into the implementation of the Native American Children's Safety Act, which became law in 2016.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation (April 10, 2017)
Lawmakers will be looking at the Native American Children's Safety Act, a new law aimed at addressing tribal foster care issues.

Turtle Talk: Tribes caught off guard by new background check law
Law | Opinion
Turtle Talk: Tribes caught off guard by new background check law (June 14, 2016)
The Native American Children's Safety Act may turn out to be a law with drastic unintended consequences.

Leech Lake Band placed girl in foster home where she was killed
Law | National
Leech Lake Band placed girl in foster home where she was killed (June 13, 2016)
Kira Rain Friedman, 2, died after reportedly being left unattended in a shower.

President Obama signs bill to protect Native children in foster care
Law | National | Politics
President Obama signs bill to protect Native children in foster care (June 3, 2016)
The Native American Children's Safety Act requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home.

Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill
Law | National | Politics
Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill (May 24, 2016)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home.

BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements
Law | National
BIA to help tribes with background checks for child placements (August 20, 2015)
Tribal social services agencies will be able to go through the BIA to conduct checks on adults before placing children in a foster or temporary home.

Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles
Education | Health | National
Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles (July 21, 2015)
In 2013, 37 percent of Indian children lived below the poverty level, according to the Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Sen. Barrasso welcomes passage of bills to help Native children
Law | National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso welcomes passage of bills to help Native children (June 2, 2015)
The Native American Children's Safety Act and the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act saw quick movement in the Senate Indian Affairs Committee this year.

Native American Children's Safety Act clears House and Senate
Law | National | Politics
Native American Children's Safety Act clears House and Senate (June 1, 2015)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a home where foster children are placed.

House committee passes Native American Children's Safety Act
Law | National | Politics
House committee passes Native American Children's Safety Act (March 27, 2015)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a home where foster children are placed.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves four bills at meeting
National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves four bills at meeting (February 4, 2015)
The bills address Native youth issues, energy development and self-determination.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing
Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (February 2, 2015)
The meeting focuses on four bills while the hearing focuses on loan leveraging in Indian Country.

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