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Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital
Health | National | Politics
Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)
The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.

President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary
Health | National | Politics
President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary (November 13, 2017)
Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.

Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails to live up to its trust responsibilities
Health | Opinion | Politics
Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails to live up to its trust responsibilities (November 9, 2017)
The health care crisis at the Indian Health Service is just one example of how the government has failed to follow through on its obligations to tribal members.

Indian Health Service sends lower-level official to testify on outside audit bill
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service sends lower-level official to testify on outside audit bill (November 6, 2017)
A legislative hearing is usually where the executive branch gets to make its case for or against a particular bill. But things are different in the Trump era.

Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status
Health | National | Politics
Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status (November 6, 2017)
A hospital on the Pine Ridge Reservation is losing a key source of funding after a review found that patients were being place in danger.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up cultural patrimony and Indian Health Service bills
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up cultural patrimony and Indian Health Service bills (October 30, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on a bill to protect tribal sacred items and on a bill to audit the Indian Health Service.

Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare
Health | National
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (March 1, 2017)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.

Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton
National | Politics
Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton (July 20, 2016)
The Red Lake Nation citizen bundled $431,000 for the Hillary Victory Fund.

Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
National | Federal Recognition
Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case (February 2, 2016)
Stand Up For California was the only group that challenged the Virginia tribe's federal status.

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (September 30, 2015)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.

House subcommittee takes up two federal recognition measures
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House subcommittee takes up two federal recognition measures (September 28, 2015)
Congress has not passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill since the mid-1990s but two measures seem to be gaining momentum.

Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures
Law | National | Politics
Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures (September 21, 2015)
A bill to benefit an Alaska Native health corporation and another for the Navajo Nation are ready for President Barack Obama's signature.

Editorial: Other tribes in Virginia deserve federal recognition too
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Other tribes in Virginia deserve federal recognition too (July 3, 2015)
For Virginia’s American Indian tribes, July 2 likely will go down in history as a red letter, to be remembered as the day the first Virginia tribe gained official recognition from the federal government.

Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man
Law | National | Federal Recognition
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (July 1, 2015)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer
Health | National | Federal Recognition
Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer (June 24, 2015)
Sharon Bryant was the first woman to lead the tribe. She was 54.

Leader of Monacan Nation diagnosed with terminal liver cancer
Health | National | Federal Recognition
Leader of Monacan Nation diagnosed with terminal liver cancer (June 3, 2015)
Sharon Bryant, the first woman to serve as chief, spent most of her first term focusing on federal recognition for her people.

Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature
Politics | Federal Recognition
Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature (May 19, 2015)
Stephen Adkins is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Editorial: Virginia's tribes need federal recognition from Congress
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Virginia's tribes need federal recognition from Congress (April 17, 2015)
It’s been a long, hard slog for the Monacan Indian Nation and the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock and Nansemond tribes during the past decades in their quest to gain federal recognition.

Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure
Politics
Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure (April 14, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved the bill last month so it could head to the Senate floor at any time.

Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures
Federal Recognition
Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (March 19, 2015)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting
Environment | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (March 12, 2015)
Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.

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