More: self-governance

Doug Steiger: Reform the Indian Health Service by looking at tribal success stories
Health | Opinion
Doug Steiger: Reform the Indian Health Service by looking at tribal success stories (August 11, 2017)
Most of the infrastructure of Indian Health Service is geared towards complicated financial reporting requirements related to federal auditing, not the quality of the medical care, Doug Steiger writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: The dangers in accepting a colonial view of sovereignty
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: The dangers in accepting a colonial view of sovereignty (May 1, 2017)
A careful analysis of the ‘self-government’ rhetoric reveals that beneath the glitter are difficult compromises and dangerous assumptions.

Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range
Environment | Opinion
Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range (August 15, 2016)
The idea of simply restoring the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the tribes for continued bison conservation and public visitation purposes is a logical one.

Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in California
Health | National
Indian Health Service finishes youth treatment center in California (August 2, 2016)
The Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center will provide alcohol and drug abuse treatment to youth ages 12 to 17.

Tohono O'odham Nation signs health self-governance compact
Health | National
Tohono O'odham Nation signs health self-governance compact (June 30, 2016)
Beginning July 1, the tribe will take over most administrative and clinical operations at the Sells Service Unit in Arizona.

Peter d'Errico: Voting debate raises questions of self-governance
Opinion | Politics
Peter d'Errico: Voting debate raises questions of self-governance (June 9, 2016)
Indian Country has long debated whether to participate in the ritual of voting in U.S. elections.

Spirit Lake Nation eyes better care at Indian Health Service center
Health
Spirit Lake Nation eyes better care at Indian Health Service center (June 3, 2016)
The North Dakota tribe is the first with a self-governance compact in the Great Plains Area.

Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains (June 2, 2016)
At least one tribal leader has demanded the closure of the office in Aberdeen, South Dakota, which is far from nearly every reservation in the region.

Indian Health Service reaches first tribal compact in Great Plains
Health | National
Indian Health Service reaches first tribal compact in Great Plains (May 31, 2016)
The Spirit Lake Nation signed a self-governance compact to run the Spirit Lake Health Center in Fort Totten, North Dakota.

Mike Myers: Roadblocks to true self-governance in Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mike Myers: Roadblocks to true self-governance in Indian Country (May 31, 2016)
The major roadblocks to restoring our original forms of governing and governance are our own internalized racism and inability to de-colonize ourselves.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes welcome return of land
Environment | National
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes welcome return of land (February 10, 2016)
The National Bison Range was established in 1908 and is located entirely within the boundaries of the Flathead Reservation.

Opinion: A year of opportunities for Indian Country on Capitol Hill
Opinion | Politics
Opinion: A year of opportunities for Indian Country on Capitol Hill (February 1, 2016)
Forecasting the 2016 legislative agenda requires the use of something like a political Rorschach Test.

John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country (January 25, 2016)
Last January, as the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I outlined an aggressive set of priorities.

Sen. Jon Tester: Congress must do right for Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester: Congress must do right for Indian Country (November 13, 2015)
I am working on issues important to Native American families that will increase self-governance, promote tribal sovereignty, strengthen Indian communities, and ensure the federal government upholds its trust responsibilities.

Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out West
Environment | National | Politics
Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out West (October 22, 2015)
The majority of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Special Trustee employees are already in and near Indian Country.

Rhonda Pitka: Alaska Natives put priority on subsistence rights
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Rhonda Pitka: Alaska Natives put priority on subsistence rights (September 1, 2015)
Alaska Natives have identified the most pressing issue and priority amongst our people to be the mismanagement of hunting and fishing resources and the lack of tribal rights tied to these resources.

Senate approves bill to streamline self-governance process at DOI
National | Politics
Senate approves bill to streamline self-governance process at DOI (July 8, 2015)
The Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act has the support of tribes and the Obama administration.

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.

Blog: Taos Pueblo exerts sovereignty over health care programs
Health
Blog: Taos Pueblo exerts sovereignty over health care programs (September 15, 2014)
Taos Pueblo is one of six winners of the Culture of Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing
Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (January 29, 2014)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon on S.919, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting, hearing
Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting, hearing (January 27, 2014)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing on Wednesday.

Dwain Camp: Native nations and the rise of self-governance
Opinion
Dwain Camp: Native nations and the rise of self-governance (April 3, 2013)
Dwain Camp is an elder of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. The unmistakable resurgence of Native nations within the United States this past 40 years is often credited simply to...

Kevin Washburn makes first public appearance as  leader of BIA
National
Kevin Washburn makes first public appearance as leader of BIA (October 19, 2012)
Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, made his first public appearance outside of Washington, D.C., at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention on Thursday. Washburn,...

Witness list for SCIA hearing on the federal-tribal relationship
Politics
Witness list for SCIA hearing on the federal-tribal relationship (September 19, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow to discuss the federal-tribal relationship. The hearing will focus on self-determination and self-governance. The witness list follows: Panel # 1 Mr....

Kitcki Carroll: Shaping the future of federal trust responsibility
Opinion
Kitcki Carroll: Shaping the future of federal trust responsibility (June 7, 2012)
"Change is in the air in Indian country as we continue to evolve from the damage and consequences caused by years of failed federal Indian policies. As deplorable as U.S....

Montana tribe to continue negotiations over role at bison refuge
Environment | Law
Montana tribe to continue negotiations over role at bison refuge (February 10, 2011)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana will start negotiations for a new self-governance agreement at the National Bison Range in Montana. The tribe's annual funding agreement with the...

Montana tribe drops court case in National Bison Range agreement
Environment | Law
Montana tribe drops court case in National Bison Range agreement (February 4, 2011)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana won't be fighting a judge's decision to rescind a self-governance agreement at the National Bison Range in Montana. The tribe appealed after...

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